Research Programme Manager Evidence Synthesis Ireland School of Nursing & Midwifery Ref. no: NUIG 166-19

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 2 year 8 month fixed term contract position as Programme Manager for Evidence Synthesis Ireland (https://evidencesynthesisireland.ie/).

 

Evidence Synthesis Ireland is (ESI) is a new, all-Ireland initiative funded by the Health Research Board (HRB) and the Health and Social Care, Research and Development (HSC R&D) Division of the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland.

 

The position is full-time (1FTE) and is available from 1st Sept 2019 to contract end date of 31st November 2021. The initiative will be based in the new Centre for Health Evaluation, Methodology Research and Evidence Synthesis (CHEM-RES) in NUI Galway.

 

ESI’s mission is to make evidence syntheses more usable in every sense of the word – better designed, conducted and reported, more useable for decision makers and more usable within health care policy and clinical practice decision making across the Island of Ireland and beyond.

 

The primary aim of ESI is to build evidence synthesis knowledge, awareness and capacity among the public, health care institutions and policymakers, clinicians and researchers on the Island of Ireland. The secondary aim is to generate knowledge on methodological efficiencies in evidence syntheses.

 

ESI includes Cochrane Ireland, whose mission is to promote evidence-informed health decision-making by producing high-quality, relevant, accessible systematic reviews and other synthesized research evidence.

 

 

Job Description:

The Programme Manager’s role is a senior position within ESI. He/she will be responsible for establishing, co-ordinating, managing and delivering activities for the initiative, as well as developing new strategies for its future. He/she will also be responsible for delivering on primary evidence synthesis methodology research projects including; applying for funding, conducting studies with international research teams and reporting and disseminating project findings. He/she will be based in CHEM-RES within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at NUI Galway.

 

Principal duties

  • Responsible for strategic development of a world-class evidence synthesis capacity building centre at NUI Galway;

  • Builds, drives and maintains national and international relationships;

  • Designs, develops and implements short and long-term strategic plans, programs, events and activities;

  • Manages and conducts a specific programme of research and scholarship - define research objectives and carry out substantive, original and significant research which supports research activity in evidence synthesis;

  • Plays a leading role in regional, national/international collaborative research projects and in creating and establishing a research programmes in evidence synthesis;

  • Leads the cultivation and strengthening of new and established partners, as well as fostering national awareness around evidence synthesis through targeted outreach and strategic communication;

  • Liaise with the broader evidence synthesis community both nationally and internationally to identify areas of strength and weakness to establish new strategic areas for improvement;

  • Identify suitable evidence synthesis methodology funding calls and lead on major grant applications, with follow through from project set-up to reporting; 

  • Prepare a strategy for important funding calls and maintain a management system for handling support requests, though to follow up;

  • Oversee the measurement, data collection, analysis and reporting of KPIs to the Executive Committee and funder;

  • Manage the initiative’s Evidence Synthesis Fellow scheme, from advertisement to review group and Fellow allocation and Fellow progress reporting;

  • Oversee all aspects of complex partner communications, ensures periodic, consistent and timely communications and planning for members, Director and Executive committee and Advisory Board;

  • Takes responsibility for the development, maintenance and updating of the Network website and social media;

  • Maintains close communication and liaise with Executive Committee and the funders; attend regular Executive Committee meetings;

  • Facilitate and assist in the organisation of the series of courses and other activities in locations throughout the country;

  • Develop structures and processes for the identification of methodological expertise including teaching faculty;

  • Maintain and further refine processes for the allocation of funds to support inter-institutional working (including workshops, research projects etc. where required);

  • Oversee finances and budget planning including initiate annual, interim and final financial reports in a timely manner, as required by funder;

  • Establish critical relationships with funders and other stakeholders (e.g. the Department of Health and Children, The Health Services Executive, industry, regulators, and others including international partners) on issues and initiatives relevant to the initiative;

  • Undertake travel within and between Ireland and UK and elsewhere internationally as required.

     

    Qualifications/ Skills Required:

     

Essential Requirements:

  • Education to the level of PhD in a Health Science subject;

  • Demonstrate extensive project management of and leadership experience in initiating, designing and implementing research projects including evidence of ability to manage and oversee research projects and to take responsibility for their overall success;

  • Evidence of strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including skill to produce information that is appropriately presented and effectively received by academic and non-academic audiences;

  • Evidence of substantial experience in network and relationship building and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of internal and external stakeholders at national and international levels;

  • Evidence of high level of responsiveness in leading the handling concerns, resolving problems or issues;

  • Proven skills in synthesising large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals and reports;

  • Ability to travel domestically or internationally

  • Flexible, self-motivated; ability to work independently and collaboratively;

  • Experience in supervising junior team members as needed;

  • Peer review publications

  • Proven excellence in IT literacy in particular with word processing and spread sheets;

 

 

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

    • Experience in evidence synthesis

    • Track record in coordinating international, multicenter projects;

    • Substantial experience in report writing, both scientific and financial

    • Previous research centre management experience

    • Website maintenance experience

       

Salary: €66,600 to €72,600 (Salary Range)

 

Start date: earliest possible start date in September

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

 

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For further information on the HRB-Trial Methodology Research Network, please visit https://www.hrb-tmrn.ie/

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Declan Devane, Professor of Midwifery & Director of the HRB-Trial Methodology Research Network at declan.devane@nuigalway.ie

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post (as appropriate to Child Protection Policy)

 

To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter and a CV (of a maximum of 5 pages) to include the names and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in PDF format only) to: declan.devane@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number Ref. no:NUIG 166-19 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Thursday 5th Sept 2019. 

Interview date: 16th Sept 2019 (candidates will be informed of shortlisting by close of business 11th Sept 2019)

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Thursday, 05 Sep 2019

Application: NUIG 166-19-Research Programme Manager ,Evidence Synthesis Ireland

NUIG 164-19 Postdoctoral Researcher The Microbial Ecology of Anaerobic Bioreactor Systems Microbiology, School of Natural Sciences/Ryan Institute NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position (6 months) as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Discipline of Microbiology, School of Natural Sciences and Ryan Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the Enterprise Ireland, through the Technology Centres Programme, and Science Foundation Ireland. It is available from 01/10/19. 

This position is available to provide microbial community analysis of granular biofilm reactors being developed with the support of Enterprise Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland funding. The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team assisting researchers to explore the potential for novel wastewater treatment technologies for treatment of challenging industrial wastewaters. 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will carry out research on the microbial communities present in anaerobic bioreactors and how they relate to reactor performance. The researcher should be familiar with functional and phylogenetic analysis of microbial communities and will lead in the paper writing for these tasks. The appointee will organise the daily operations of the project work at NUI Galway, will co-ordinate technical work with a research assistant, and will assist the project co-ordinator in collating reports and arranging project meetings. They will take the lead in data analysis and in writing progress reports, presentations and publication of scientific/technical papers. 

Duties:

  • ·         Work with research scientists, technical staff and PhD students assessing microbial community function bioreactor related to performance
  • ·         Extraction of nucleic acids from samples and a range of downstream molecular analyses including PCR, qPCR and DNA sequencing
  • ·         Statistical analysis of data generated in the project
  • ·         Mentoring of PhD students involved in associated projects
  • ·         To interpret research findings and prepare scientific, technical and popular publications
  • ·         To disseminate research findings to a variety of audiences as appropriate 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • A PhD in Microbial Ecology of Anaerobic Granular Sludge or a cognate subject

  • Relevant research experience in environmental microbiology

  • Demonstrated technical expertise in microbial community analysis

  • Evidence of research activity (publications, conference presentations, awards) and future scholarly output (working papers, research proposals etc.).

  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, presentation) with an ability to enable effective knowledge and technology transfer.

  • Fluency in English

  • Expertise in experimental design

  • An ability to collaborate with team members and PhD students to help build research knowledge and skill and to guide professional development.

  • Ability to generate new ideas, unique concepts, models and solutions 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Expertise in Bioinformatics 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post  

Salary: €37,223 - €39,530 per annum pro-rata         

Start date: Position is available from 01/10/19 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. The postdoctoral researcher will join a successful research group will receive valuable multidisciplinary training and research opportunities in soil microbiology, soil chemistry, environmental science, agronomy and Bioinformatics. 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway.

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Prof. Vincent O’Flaherty 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Vincent O’Flaherty:

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position (6 months) as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Discipline of Microbiology, School of Natural Sciences and Ryan Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the Enterprise Ireland, through the Technology Centres Programme, and Science Foundation Ireland. It is available from 01/10/19.

 

This position is available to provide microbial community analysis of granular biofilm reactors being developed with the support of Enterprise Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland funding. The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team assisting researchers to explore the potential for novel wastewater treatment technologies for treatment of challenging industrial wastewaters.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will carry out research on the microbial communities present in anaerobic bioreactors and how they relate to reactor performance. The researcher should be familiar with functional and phylogenetic analysis of microbial communities and will lead in the paper writing for these tasks. The appointee will organise the daily operations of the project work at NUI Galway, will co-ordinate technical work with a research assistant, and will assist the project co-ordinator in collating reports and arranging project meetings. They will take the lead in data analysis and in writing progress reports, presentations and publication of scientific/technical papers.

 

 

Duties:

  • ·         Work with research scientists, technical staff and PhD students assessing microbial community function bioreactor related to performance
  • ·         Extraction of nucleic acids from samples and a range of downstream molecular analyses including PCR, qPCR and DNA sequencing
  • ·         Statistical analysis of data generated in the project
  • ·         Mentoring of PhD students involved in associated projects
  • ·         To interpret research findings and prepare scientific, technical and popular publications
  • ·         To disseminate research findings to a variety of audiences as appropriate

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • A PhD in Microbial Ecology of Anaerobic Granular Sludge or a cognate subject

  • Relevant research experience in environmental microbiology

  • Demonstrated technical expertise in microbial community analysis

  • Evidence of research activity (publications, conference presentations, awards) and future scholarly output (working papers, research proposals etc.).

  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, presentation) with an ability to enable effective knowledge and technology transfer.

  • Fluency in English

  • Expertise in experimental design

  • An ability to collaborate with team members and PhD students to help build research knowledge and skill and to guide professional development.

  • Ability to generate new ideas, unique concepts, models and solutions

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Expertise in Bioinformatics

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €37,223 - €39,530 per annum pro-rata        

 

Start date: Position is available from 01/10/19

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. The postdoctoral researcher will join a successful research group will receive valuable multidisciplinary training and research opportunities in soil microbiology, soil chemistry, environmental science, agronomy and Bioinformatics.

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway.

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Prof. Vincent O’Flaherty

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Vincent O’Flaherty: Vincent.oflaherty@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 164-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm (Irish Time) on Friday 30th August 2019

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Please put reference number NUIG 164-19 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm (Irish Time) on Friday 30th August 2019

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 30 Aug 2019

NUIG 167-19 Research Assistant,HUGE Research Assistant,School of Chemistry,NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 4 month part-time (40%), fixed term contract position as a Research Assistant within the School of Chemistry/ChemLight group at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by INTERREG Northern Periphery and Arctic and is available from 1st September 2019 until 31th December 2019.

 

The Project:

The Hydrogen Utilisation and Green Energy project (HUGE) aims to provide communities with energy security by delivering to them the necessary tools to assess the hydrogen renewable energy chain opportunities in the Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) area and beyond. Whilst many communities in the NPA are challenged by low economic diversity, result of their peripheral locations, dispersed demography and lack of critical mass, they have abundant amounts of renewable energy resources available locally. On many occasions, where renewables are implemented, the generated electricity/heat is more than that required by the local population. At the same time the electric grid infrastructure in many NPA areas is underdeveloped, resulting in the curtailment of green electricity production, and inefficient resource use as clean energy is left unharnessed. Similar situations are encountered by communities living off-grid where the mechanisms do not exist to harness the excess energy generated nor store it efficiently. HUGE aims to overcome these barriers by building capacity in communities, with the help of sectoral agencies and SME’s to exploit the abundance of natural resources to their full potential through raising awareness about the benefits that can be delivered by employing a hydrogen economy.

The HUGE project has eight partners across five countries: North Highland College UHI (lead partner), Highland Council and Action Renewables (United Kingdom); University of the Faroe Islands (Faroe Islands); Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland); National University of Ireland Galway and Aran Islands Energy Co-op (Ireland); and Icelandic New Energy (Iceland). The project brings together academic, research organisations, communities and authorities to assess the hydrogen renewable energy chain from production through storage to transport and on to the end-users.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr Pau Farràs to support the work plan approved in HUGE on the Hydrogen Knowledge and Technology Transfer (HTT) tool and bring the technical expertise in hydrogen production to the consortium. The candidate will be responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the website, as well as its frequent update with news, social media channels and blogs. In addition, the candidate will support the supervisor with the financial reporting.

 

 

Duties:

  • Participate as a member of the research team and assist the research leader to conduct studies on other approved EU projects to increase success of the proposal.

  • Provide assistance in conducting research activities related to the proposal, including planning, organizing and communicating relevant details to the other partners of the consortium.

  • Coordinate and perform a variety of independent tasks involved in the preparation of the website, in collaboration with other partners and NUIG-CELT.

  • Present the information on research progress to the direct supervisor and gather feedback to improve the internet presence of the project.

  • Support with the financial management of NUIG’s budget.

  • Attend and contribute to relevant project meetings.

  • Keep appropriate records as directed and in line with Funder/University policy.

  • Support project communication and dissemination through the use of social channels.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about renewable energy/fuels; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills. The position requires experience with website design and social media engagement, as well as previous participation in EU projects.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Evidence of experience in website design and social media engagement

  • Participation in EU projects, either at preparation or delivery stage

  • Demonstrable experience in both independent and collaborative research

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English language)

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Demonstrable knowledge on hydrogen technologies

  • Experience in working in a team

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €22,110 - €32,729 per annum, pro-rata for part time (40%) post.

 

Start date: Position is available from September 2019.

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Further information about ChemLight group is available at www.nuigalway.ie/chemlight.

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Doctor Pau FARRÀS e-mail pau.farras@nuigalway.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter and CV should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr Pau Farràs: e-mail pau.farras@nuigalway.ie Please put reference number NUIG 167-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 30th August 2019.

 

Interviews are planned to be held week on Monday 2nd September 2019.

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

 

 

Closing Date: Friday, 30 Aug 2019

Ref. No. NUIG-168-19 Research Medical Device Engineer School of Medicine, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a temporary, part-time, FTE 0.6 (3 days per week),  position as a “Research Medical Device Engineer”, working with the School of Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by Enterprise Ireland and is available from 1st October 2019 - to 29th November 2019.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a dynamic and motivated team in   developing a medical device in the area of women’s health. The candidate will be responsible for developing early stage electromechanical prototypes and conducting both benchtop and in vivo testing. The candidate will lead the technical management of the project, working closely with other clinical and commercial team members. They will engage with suppliers and external design firms complete all design and testing activities for the new medical device to make it “investor ready”. 

 

Duties:

  • Provide technical leadership over the development of a Class II medical device
  • Lead the development of prototypes including technical specification activities, protocol development and verification testing
  • Assist in the fabrication and testing of a proof-of-concept product in vitro test models
  • Collaborate with  clinical team to develop test protocol guidelines for animal studies
  • Take responsibility for all activities pertaining to R&D of a new medical device from concept through to manufacture of the device
  • Proactively identify technical solutions and risks for project deliverables
  • Work with external design firms in the transfer of knowledge required for development of a proof-of-concept, minimum viable product
  • Document work in line with quality systems, to satisfy regulatory approval requirements (e.g. CE Mark and FDA)
  • Coordinate with outside consultants and clinicians to ensure testing and analyses required to fully qualify and verify device designs are appropriately representative to meet end user requirements
  • Monitor IP landscape and seek new patent opportunities

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • A PhD in the field of medical device design and/or testing

  • Post-doctoral experience in medical device design and/or testing

  • More than 5 years of experience working in the medical device industry

  • Project management experience in the field of medical device design and development

  • Previous experience of planning and conducting preclinical testing for medical devices

  • Proficient in Solidworks (or similar) and numerical analysis software for mechanical and fluid flow analysis

  • Previous experience leading risk analysis and design review processes for medical devices

  • Previous experience of working within a ISO 13485 controlled environment  to carry out product development

  • Experience of pitching to investors and developing business plans for a new medical device start company

  • Trained in “needs lead innovation” for medical device design and development (e.g. Bio design or Bioinnovate type programme)

  • Track record of working to generate IP, manage IP strategies and portfolios

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Solid experience of medical device design validation, including strong understanding of current FDA / CE regulatory systems and medical device directives

  • In-depth understanding of intellectual property

  • An understanding of investor requirements for funding of med-tech start ups

    Well networked with academics, clinicians and industry partners in the med-tech space

     

     

    Salary:  Salary: €65,000 (fixed) per annum. This is a temporary, part-time position, FTE 0.6.

     

    Start date: 1st October 2019.

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

Further information about the School of Medicine is available at www.nuigalway.ie/medicine/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Paula Newell (paula.newell@nuigalway.ie ).

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Paula Newell (paula.newell@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG-168-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, 6th September 2019

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 06 Sep 2019

Application: NUIG-168-19 -Research Medical Device Engineer

NUIG 142-19, Postdoctoral Researcher in Developmental Biology, Centre for Chromosome Biology, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Centre for Chromosome Biology, Discipline of Biochemistry, School of Natural Sciences at National University of Ireland, Galway.  This position is co-funded by Wellcome, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), and Health Research Board (HRB), and is available from 1st October 2019, or shortly thereafter, for a three-year (36 months) period. Information about the lab can be found at https://www.chromosome.ie/researchers/frank/

 

Job Description:

 

The successful candidate will conduct research on the molecular/cellular mechanisms that control whole body regeneration in the cnidarian Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus. She or he will be the lead postdoctoral researcher responsible for the day-to-day coordination and management of the study, including performing wet-lab experiments and providing supervision to undergraduate and postgraduate researchers. The postdoc will present her or his data in international meetings and peer-reviewed journals, and also apply for funding to external agencies.

 

Main Duties:

 

  • Perform the principal aspects of the laboratory work associated with the project

  • Provide intellectual input into the research

  • Supervise junior undergraduate and postgraduate researchers in the lab

  • Disseminate the project’s outputs through presentations at international conferences and peer-reviewed journal publications

  • Carry out other appropriate and relevant duties under the direction of the Principal Investigator

 

Essential Qualifications and requirements:

 

  • PhD in developmental biology, cell biology, biochemistry, or related area

  • Evidence of excellent communication and organizational skills

 

Desirable Criteria:

 

  • Experience in cell and developmental biology methods: CRISPR/Cas9, in situ hybridization, immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy, single cell transcriptomics

  • Experience in bioinformatics

  • Strong publication record as first/senior author in peer-reviewed journals

  • Success in securing external funding

  • High motivation for research

     

     

Salary:                  €37,223 - €41,828 per annum.          

Start date:            The position is available from October 2019

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

Further information about the Centre for Chromosome Biology is available at www.chromosome.ie

 

To Apply:

Applicants should send a covering letter, detailed CV and the names and addresses of at least two referees via e-mail (in Word or PDF format only) to: uri.frank@nuigalway.ie. Applicants must put Ref. No. NUIG 142-19 in the subject line of the e-mail application.  For informal enquiries, contact Prof Uri Frank: uri.frank@nuigalway.ie

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Friday, August 30th 2019.

 

Closing Date: Friday, 30 Aug 2019

Application: NUIG 142-19, Postdoctoral Researcher in Developmental Biology

NUIG 152-19 Postdoctoral Researcher,ECSEL Heliaus (tHErmaL vIsion Augmented awarenesS),College of Engineering and Informatics,NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the College of Engineering and Informatics at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by EU H2020 and is available from 01 September 2019 to contract end date of 28 February 2022.

 

The project will focus on development of new computational and cognitive algorithms for Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR) imaging using a new generation of low-cost microbolometer sensors. Research is closely aligned with emerging technology roadmaps for European and US Industry in both the automotive and consumer sectors. Successful candidates will work closely with Engineering teams from Xperi, a World-Leading supplier of Imaging solutions for automotive and consumer markets. These positions will suit highly-motivated candidates with prior research experience and publications who are keen to work on industry-focused research topics. 

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be responsible for development of new computational and cognitive algorithms for Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR) imaging using a new generation of low-cost microbolometer sensors. They will work closely with Engineering teams from Xperi, a World-Leading supplier of Imaging solutions for automotive and consumer markets.

 

Duties:

  • ·         data collection and dataset preparation
  • ·         algorithm development including training and validation of CNNs
  • ·         shared supervision of 2-3 PhD students
  • ·         preparation of reports, research publications and documentation of research activities

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent research experience
  • Proven publication record

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Advanced Deep Learning techniques; Hybrid Visible/NIR/LWIR Optics & Imaging; Multi-frame Imaging Algorithms; LWIR/Thermal Imaging Algorithms; Advanced NIR/LWIR Facial Models; Hybrid Visible/NIR/LWIR Imaging Pipelines.

 

 

 

Salary: €37,223 - €41,828 pro-rata per annum

 

Start date: 01 September 2019

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Further information about College of Engineering and Informatics in NUIG is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/. More information about Xperi can be found at https://www.xperi.com/. More information about Heliaus project can be found at https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/223287/factsheet/en.

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Peter Corcoran at peter.corcoran@nuigalway.ie  - please (i) make sure to put ‘Industry Postdoctoral Postion’ into the subject line of your e-mail.

 

In line with the university Child Protection Policy, this post requires Gárda vetting.

 

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a (i)covering letter include a short motivational statement, (ii) up-to-date CV,and (iii) the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Professor Peter Corcoran at peter.corcoran@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG-152 and ‘Industry Postdoctoral Position’ in subject line of e-mail application.

 

This position will be open until the vacancy is filled

 

Closing date: 5:00 p.m. Friday, 01 November 2019

 

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

Closing Date: Friday, 01 Nov 2019

NUIG 156-19, Research Assistant, Event Processing for the Internet of Multimedia Things, Data Science Institute

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant with the Data Science Institute (DSI) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available from 01 October 2019 to contract end date of 31 March 2021.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work as part of a team researching Event Processing for the Internet of Multimedia Things at the Data Science Institute of NUI Galway. In this role, they will develop novel approaches to event processing using AI approaches with knowledge graphs as well as building prototypes that encapsulate and demonstrate the research.

 

Duties:

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of innovative research concepts and application to meet the needs of industry & other collaborators.

  • Participate in Software development of demos & prototypes in Python or Java & other technologies

  • Actively participate as a member of the research team and assist with overall objectives of the team

  • Present information on research project progress and outcomes to other stakeholders.

  • Assist in analysis and interpretation of results of research.

  • Working under the direction of project leader/PI, plan and manage own day-to-day research activity.

  • Provide guidance as required to any other staff and/or research students assisting with the research project, as agreed with the Principal Investigator/Grant holder.

  • Assist in developing internal and external contacts with researchers in related areas.

  • Contribute to work of Institute through activities such as student Open Days, Outreach activities & other promotion activity within the Institute/University as appropriate.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • University degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, or other related field.

  • Strong skills in software development (Python or Java)

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and scientific writing skills.

  • Excellent written and oral proficiency in English
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to prioritise workload and work to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a team and to take responsibility to contribute to the overall success of the team.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Industrial experience within a software development environment
  • Experience/Knowledge with machine learning and deep learning algorithms, especially with respect to computer vision applications.
  • Experience/Knowledge with graph-based data processing
  • Experience/Knowledge of distributed systems and event/stream processing technologies (i.e. Apache Spark, Apache Flink, Apache Kafka)

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €22,110 to €34,612 per annum (pro-rata)

 

Start date: Position is available from 1 October 2019

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

A panel for future similar positions may be formed.

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Further information about the Data Science Institute is available at datascienceinstitute.ie

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post (as appropriate to Child Protection Policy)

 

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr. Edward Curry (edward.curry@nuigalway.ie)

Please put reference number NUIG156-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, Thursday, 5th September 2019

 

Interviews are planned to be held during the week of the 9th September 2019

 

Closing Date: Thursday, 05 Sep 2019

Application: NUIG 156-19, Research Assistant, Data Science Institute

NUIG 162-19 Early Stage Researcher 3 / PhD Fellowship in Bioresorbable Medical Implant - BioImplant Innovative Training Network, Biomechanics Research Centre (BioMec),

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term Early Stage Researcher position (ESR3) on bioresorbable medical implant development on the BioImplant Innovative Training Network, at the Biomechanics Research Centre (BioMec) NUI Galway. This position is funded by by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant No. 813869 and is available from 1st October 2019 to 30 September 2022.

 BioImplant Innovative Training Network (ITN) is a European Industrial Doctorate programme that will provide world-class multidisciplinary training to 12 early-stage researchers (ESRs) in the area of bioabsorbable medical implant development. The BioImplant ITN programme will tackle key technological challenges in this area by bringing together EU partners with leading expertise in the areas of polymer- and metal-based bioabsorbable materials for medical implants. Further details about the research programme is available on the BioImplant ITN website at https://bioimplantitn.eu/

 Job Description:

 This position (ESR 3) involves the development of a covered polymer bioabsorbable stent for peripheral artery applications, with the successful candidate undertaking a 3-year PhD programme, in collaboration with Vascular Flow Technologies, Dundee, UK. Firstly, the functional performance of the stent system (e.g. crimp, deployment) will be evaluated through finite element analysis. The project will then develop a benchtop test platform to evaluate flow performance of a stent prototype, with further design optimisation being carried out. This project will culminate in an optimised bioabsorbable stent incorporating spiral laminar flow technology, with controlled degradation properties.

 Duties: The early stage researcher recruited will be expected to carry out the following roles

  • ·         To manage and carry out their research projects within 36 months
  • ·         To write a PhD dissertation
  • ·         To participate in research and training activities within the BioImplant network
  • ·         To write articles for scientific peer reviews
  • ·         To participate in meetings of the different BioImplant consortium bodies
  • ·         To disseminate their research in the scientific community (international conferences) and non-scientific community, by outreach and public engagement
  • ·         To liaise with the other research staff and students working in broad areas of relevance to the research project and partner institutions.
  • ·         To write progress reports and prepare results for publication and dissemination via journals, presentations and the web.
  • ·         To attend progress and management meetings as required and network with the other research groups.

 Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Honours Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Material Science/Engineering or Physics (or related disciplines).
  • Less than four years' full time-equivalent research experience and has not yet been awarded a doctoral degree (PhD)
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment
  • Availability to travel nationally and internationally two to three times a year

 Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in experimental characterization of biomaterials/devices and/or computational modelling (e.g. finite element analysis/computational fluid dynamics)

 Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 Salary: Remuneration is in line with EC rules for Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN projects: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820-msca_en.pdf

This remuneration is in-line with the European Commission rules for Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant holders (Early-Stage Researchers, Innovative Training Network).

 Start date: Position is available from 25th September 2019

 Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.

 Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway.

For information on moving to Ireland, please see www.euraxess.ie .

In line with the university Child Protection Policy, this post requires Gárda vetting.

 To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (PDF attachments only) to Dr. Ted Vaughan at ted.vaughan@nuigalway.ie     

 Please put reference number NUIG 162-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Tuesday, 27 August 2019

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment.

 

Closing Date: Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019

Application: NUIG 162-19 Early Stage Researcher 3 / PhD Fellowship

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