NUIG 127-17 CÚRAM MedTrain Fellowship Programme (2017), Up to 19 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows (experienced researchers), Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for up to 19 full-time fixed term positions as Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows in MedTrain, a new Industry-Academia Training, Career Development, and Mobility Fellowship Programme in Medical Device Research and Development at the SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), National University of Ireland, Galway. These positions are available for two years from Spring 2018, and are co-funded by the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND scheme.

Organisation: The Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) is a national, SFI funded, €49.6m research centre that brings together researchers from NUI Galway, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, University of Limerick, University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin and Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. The prime objective for CÚRAM is to radically improve health outcomes for patients by developing innovative implantable ‘smart’ medical devices to treat major unmet medical needs. Implants will be designed and manufactured to respond to the body’s environment and to deliver therapeutic agents, such as drugs, exactly where needed. Cutting-edge science will develop devices using the very latest research from biomaterials, stem cells and drug delivery and the support of strong clinical collaborations, industry partners and hospital groups to enable rapid translation to the clinic.

MedTrain: Career Development and Mobility Fellowships in Medical Device Research and Development - A CÚRAM Industry-Academia Training Initiative. The MedTrain programme aims to enhance the creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative potential of experienced researchers, by providing opportunities for skills acquisition through advanced training, international and inter-sectoral mobility. The MedTrain programme is based on individual-driven mobility; meaning applicants are free to choose their research area (within the remit of CÚRAM), MedTrain supervisor and secondment organisation. Fellows will be based at one of four CÚRAM academic organisations: National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway), University College Cork (UCC), University College Dublin (UCD) or the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), with secondment to a non-academic research partner, located in any country of the world appropriate to further the research, training and career development needs of each fellow.

 

Job Description: MedTrain offers prestigious two-year fellowships to eligible experienced researchers in the area of Medical Device Research and Development, including biomaterials, biomedical engineering, computational fluid dynamics, drug delivery, electronic engineering, glycosciences, interventional cardiology, marine biodiscovery, nanoelectronics, neural engineering, and translational research. In order to apply, candidates are required to develop a project proposal in collaboration with a MedTrain Principal Investigator in the relevant field (full list of MedTrain Investigators and details on their areas of research available at www.medtrain.eu). This is a research and training focused role. The fellow will conduct a specified programme of research, developed in collaboration with a CÚRAM Principal Investigator (PI), supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of the PI. This will include secondment of up to 6 months to a non-academic research partner. Fellows are required to engage in MedTrain and CÚRAM training and public outreach activities.

 

Essential Requirements:

MedTrain Fellowships are open to candidates of any nationality. In order to be eligible, applicants must at the time of recruitment (28 February 2018):

  • be in possession of a doctoral degree, or have at least four years full-time equivalent research experience.
  • not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to this date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken in to account.     

The reference date for the time of recruitment corresponds to the end of the application process (following production of the final ranking list), when successful candidates will be notified of intent to offer a contract at one of the host institutes.

 

Salary: Remuneration is in line with EC rules for Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND grants (http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/index_en.htm). Please refer to the MedTrain Guide for Applicants available at www.medtrain.eu for details.

Start date: Positions are available from Spring 2018

 

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

 

To Apply:

Candidates are required to develop a project proposal in collaboration with a CÚRAM Principal Investigator (from those listed on the MedTrain website www.medtrain.eu), and submit their proposal via the online application system, which can be accessed via the website. The system will remain open for applications until midnight (UTC) on the call deadline 31 October 2017.

Following eligibility and ethics checking, proposals will be subject to international peer-review, after which a number of top ranking candidates will be invited to interview. Further details are available at www.medtrain.eu. For informal enquiries about this post, please contact the MedTrain programme manager medtrain@curamdevices.ie 

Closing date for submission of applications is midnight on Tuesday 31st October 2017.

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: Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017

Application: NUIG 127-17 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows (experienced researchers)

NUIG 115-17 Postdoctoral Researcher (Mixed-Method), Project Lifecourse/Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time 24 month fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Project Lifecourse and the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available from 1st December 2017 to contract end date of 30th November 2019.

Working closely with the Project Lifecourse Director Dr. Kieran Walsh, The successful candidate will support the implementation of the PLACED-Lives research programme. PLACED-Lives aims to examine the influence of critical life-course ruptures on the accumulation of multidimensional social exclusion in later life, and will explore the role of place and community in mediating (protecting against or intensifying) this exclusion. The research will focus on life-course transitions concerning dementia, bereavement and forced migration, in context.

Due to increasingly fragmented life-course experiences, and the changing nature of older adults’ relationship with place, risks of old-age multidimensional exclusion are encountered in an ever more complicated spatial and temporal layering. Researchers and policy makers are not equipped to address these new and evolving constructions of disadvantage. Conceptualising old-age exclusion as a function of disrupted relationships with place and fragmented older adult life courses, PLACED-Lives is an innovative mixed-method work programme addressing these critical gaps in research and policy.

 

Duties:

  • Conduct secondary data analysis of national datasets exploring PLACED-lives research questions;

  • Lead on and carry out primary qualitative research, using life-course interview techniques, which meets the objectives of PLACED-Lives;

  • Play a significant role in supporting the project management of the programme;

  • Contribute to writing up research findings for publication in different forms, including policy briefs and peer-reviewed journals;

  • Assist in supporting research assistants and other junior members of the team;

  • Be expected to carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

     

Essential Qualifications/Skills required:

  • A PhD in a relevant social science discipline. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate extensive mixed-method experience, as well as knowledge of and a strong interest in areas that relate to ageing and the human life course;

  • An ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary team of researchers;

  • Evidence of relevant publications and a desire to publish in high-rankling journals;

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills;

  • Significant knowledge and appropriate experience of using qualitative approaches in social research;

  • Significant knowledge and appropriate experience of conducting secondary analysis and using quantitative methods in social research;

  • Demonstrable knowledge of relevant computer software (including qualitative data analysis software [e.g. NVivo] and quantitative analysis software (e.g. SPSS; STATA);

  • Awareness of legal and ethical requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality;

 

Salary: €37,750 - €41,181 per annum. (Public sector pay policy pertaining to new entrants will apply)

Start date: 1st December 2017 (or the earliest date thereafter).

NB: Gárda clearance is a requirement for this position.

 

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

For informal discussion about this post please contact Dr. Kieran Walsh at kieran.walsh@nuigalway.ie

 

To Apply:

Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV (Word or PDF format only) and the names and addresses of three referees via e-mail to lifecourse@nuigalway.ie                                                            

Applicants must include the Ref. No. NUIG 115-17 in the subject line of the email application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm, Friday 20th October 2017 

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: Friday, 20 Oct 2017

Application: NUIG 115-17 Mixed Method Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG 116-17 Quantitative Postdoctoral Researcher, Project Lifecourse/Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time 18 month fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Project Lifecourse and the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available from 1st December 2017 to contract end date 31st May 2019.  

Working closely with the Project Lifecourse Director Dr. Kieran Walsh, and Dr. Stephen O’Neil from the Health Economic and Policy Analysis Research Centre, the successful candidate will support the implementation of the PLACED-Lives research programme. PLACED-Lives aims to examine the influence of critical life-course ruptures on the accumulation of multidimensional social exclusion in later life, and will explore the role of place and community in mediating (protecting against or intensifying) this exclusion. The research will focus on life-course transitions concerning dementia, bereavement and forced migration, in context.

Due to increasingly fragmented life-course experiences, and the changing nature of older adults’ relationship with place, risks of old-age multidimensional exclusion are encountered in an ever more complicated spatial and temporal layering. Researchers and policy makers are not equipped to address these new and evolving constructions of disadvantage. Conceptualising old-age exclusion as a function of disrupted relationships with place and fragmented older adult life courses, PLACED-Lives is an innovative mixed-method work programme addressing these critical gaps in research and policy.

 

Duties:

  • Design and develop multi-level statistical models exploring PLACED-lives research questions;

  • Conduct analysis using statistical approaches suited to life-course and panel data exploration, such as difference-in-difference techniques, instrumental variable methods, sample matching, and causal mediation techniques;

  • Explore feasibility of harmonising existing national data-sets, including longitudinal studies, official national statistics, and health and service domain registers, for the pursuit of PLACED-Lives and other life-course and place orientated questions;

  • Contribute to writing up research findings for publication in different forms, including policy briefs and peer-reviewed journals;

  • Assist in supporting research assistants and other junior members of the team;

  • Be expected to carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post;

 

Essential Qualifications/Skills required:

In addition to possessing an excellent analytical skill-set, candidates should have:

  • A PhD in a relevant social science discipline or a cognate quantitative discipline. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate extensive experience of quantitative methods in researching complex social constructs.

  • An ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary team of researchers;

  • Evidence of relevant publications and a desire to publish in high-rankling journals;

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills;

  • Significant knowledge and appropriate experience of quantitative data analysis in social research;

  • Demonstrable knowledge of relevant computer software (e.g. SPSS; STATA);

  • Knowledge of and a strong interest in areas that relate to ageing and the human life course is particularly desirable;

  • Awareness of legal and ethical requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality.

 

Salary: €37,750 – €41,181 per annum. (Public sector pay policy pertaining to new entrants will apply)

Start date: 1st December 2017 (or the earliest date thereafter).

NB: Gárda clearance is a requirement for this position.

 

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

For informal discussion about this post please contact Dr. Kieran Walsh at kieran.walsh@nuigalway.ie

 

To Apply:

Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV (Word or PDF format only) and the names and addresses of three referees via e-mail to lifecourse@nuigalway.ie                                                            

Applicants must include the Ref. No. NUIG 116-17 in the subject line of the email application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm, Friday 20th October 2017.  

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: Friday, 20 Oct 2017

Application: NUIG 116-17 Quantitative Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG 140-17 Postdoctoral Researcher - A Moment for Hand Hygiene in the Intensive Care Unit: How Can Compliance Be Improved?, School of Medicine, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcherwith General Practice in the School of Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  This position is funded by the Health Research Board and is available from 1st January 2018 to 1st October 2019.

Information on the Research Project:

The aim of this research is to provide valid and practical methods for improving hand hygiene compliance in Irish Intensive Care Units (ICUs). In order to address the weakness of the research in this area:

  • a multi-factorial study involving all of the stakeholders (i.e. patients, nurses, doctors, and regulators) will be carried out to identify the barriers and facilitators to effective hand hygiene practices; and

  • based upon this research, all of the stakeholders will be involved in identifying a sustainable intervention that is appropriate for improving hand hygiene compliance in Irish ICUs.

The proposed approach will provide direction to regulators, health service managers, and health service providers on ‘how’ standards can be achieved rather than only defining ‘what’ standards must be achieved. 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will join an inter-disciplinary research team with expertise in health behaviour change, human factors, and implementation science. They will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination and management of the study working closely with the PI (Dr Paul O’Connor). They will be responsible for working with a range of stakeholders in order to develop an evidence-based and sustainable intervention to improve hand hygiene compliance in the ICU. The successful candidate will use a range of data collection and analysis methodologies, and prepare manuscripts for publication. The candidate will be supported in their professional development, be able to avail of a range of training opportunities, given the opportunity to provide research supervision, and have the potential to write first author journal articles. Occasional travel within Ireland and work outside normal hours will be required.

 

Duties:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the project. They will be responsible for:

  • collecting and analysing quantitative and qualitative data on hand hygiene compliance, arranging
  • analysing data from a Delphi study with stakeholders,
  • preparing manuscripts and reports for publication.

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Psychology, or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrable experience of quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Demonstrable experience of qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Evidence of conducting Health Services Research
  • Evidence of research publication
  • Evidence of excellent communication and organizational skills

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Demonstrable experience in conducting research in hospital settings
  • Demonstrable experience in recruiting research participants from ‘challenging’ populations

 

Salary: €37,750 to €43,643 per annum         

Start date: Position is available from 1 January 2018

 

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 General Practice is available at www.nuigalway.ie/dgp

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Paul O’Connor paul.oconnor@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 paul.oconnor@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 140-17 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm, Friday 3rd November 2017

 

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, 03 Nov 2017

Application: NUIG 140-17 Postdoctoral Researcher

Lecturer Below the Bar, School of Natural Sciences - Botany and Plant Sciences

Applications are invited from highly motivated and talented individuals for appointment as a Lecturer Below the Bar, Contract Type B, in the School of Natural Sciencesat NUI Galway. Applications from candidates with an internationally competitive research and teaching background in Plant Epigenetics are welcome. Candidates should have strong skills and background in basic and/or applied aspects of plant epigenetics.

The School includes the five Disciplines of Biochemistry, Botany & Plant Science, Earth & Ocean Sciences, Microbiology and Zoology. The School is highly active in research and education in the broad areas of Biomedical Sciences & Health, and in Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences, including in the area of Plant and Agricultural Biosciences. The Lecturer will be associated with and a member of the Plant and AgriBiosciences Research Centre (PABC). Members of the School are also key contributors to the University’s Research Institutes, particularly the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES) and the Ryan Institute.

The School of Natural Sciences is the leading provider of taught and structured research MSc programmes in the College of Science. This post will support the growth of the MSc programmes in AgriBiosciences, Biotechnology, Cancer Research and Biomedical Sciences (Full-time and Distance-Learning), which are aligned with the research strengths and strategic priorities of the University in Biosciences. In addition, the post will support the growth of PhD numbers within the Structured PhD programme in Plant & AgriBiosciences, which is run in conjunction with Teagasc. These postgraduate programmes represent strong national and international growth opportunities for the University and potential sources of future PhD students for the College of Science.

The appointed lecturer will contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes of the School within the area of plant genetics and biotechnology, with a particular focus on epigenetic mechanisms and applications. The appointee should have good interpersonal skills and be prepared to collaborate with colleagues within the Discipline (Botany and Plant Science), School (e.g. Biochemistry, Microbiology), College (e.g. Plant & AgriBiosciences Research Centre), University (e.g. Ryan Institute and NCBES), nationally and internationally.

For informal enquiries, please contact Prof Ciaran Morrison: e-mail HoS_NS@nuigalway.ie or telephone +353 (0)91 492056.

Additional information on the School of Natural Sciences of NUI Galway is available at: http://www.nuigalway.ie/natural_sciences/ 

Salary:

€37,230 to €57,782 p.a. (applicable to new entrants effective from January, 2011)

 (This appointment will be made on the Lecturer scale in line with current Government pay policy)

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on Thursday, 26th October 2017.  It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date.

Garda vetting may apply.

Appointments will be conditional on work authorisation validation.

Further details are available atwww.djei.ie

 For more information and Application Form please see website:  http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/ Applications should be submitted online.Please note that appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon University approval, together with the terms of the Employment Control Framework for the higher education sector.

 

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Thursday, 26 Oct 2017

Application: Lecturer BTB, School of Natural Sciences - Botany and Plant Sciences 008303

Established Professor of Computer Science 008302

Applications are invited for an appointment as Established Professor of Computer Science at NUI Galway. 

 The National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), seeks to appoint an academic leader and scholar to become the Established Chair of Computer Science.

 The Chair of Computer Science is a key academic position at the University, given the critical importance of the information technology and computer science domain at the University in teaching and in research. “Informatics, Data Analytics, Physical and Computational Sciences” is one of the five priority thematic areas for the University in the current strategic planUniversity Vision 2020 NUI Galway Strategic Plan 2015-2020. The new professor will be expected to build on the substantial achievements and strong international reputation of NUI Galway in the information technology and computer science domain, and to exploit the significant opportunities that exist for research and teaching programme development in these areas at NUI Galway. Demonstrated qualities of academic leadership, strategic thinking, change management, and staff mentorship are required for the post. 

The post will be within the Discipline of Information Technology within College and School of Engineering and Informatics at NUI Galway. The College of Engineering and Informatics is NUI Galway’s top performing College for research performance across all relevant research metrics. The College is home to two Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)-funded national Research Centres: INSIGHT (Centre for Data Analytics) and CÚRAM (Centre for Research in Medical Devices), and plays a leadership role in a number of other SFI-funded national Research Centres, including MaREI (Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy), Deantús (Innovation in Manufacturing Techniques and Processes) and Confirm (Integrating Intelligence within Manufacturing Processes, Tools, and Systems). In addition, the College hosts a number of other highly successful research centres and clusters, spanning the five academic Disciplines within the College (Biomedical, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical & Electronic and Information Technology). The College has an exceptional track record of performance in national, European and other international research funding competitions.

The new professor will be expected to lead the development of the Information Technology Discipline in research and teaching, and contribute strongly to further advancing the research and teaching agenda of the College and University. The new professor will also be expected to build on existing strong synergistic links between the Discipline and INSIGHT, and more generally across the University, including with mathematics, humanities, business and social sciences.

The new professor will be required to develop and lead a world-class research programme in computer science and information technology, working with colleagues from related fields across the University and externally. The successful candidate with have a world-class research record, demonstrated by a strong international publication record and experience of securing significant grants from national and international agencies. Building on this, the new professor will be expected to attract research funding in fundamental and/or applied research areas, and to apply for major funding awards such as the SFI Investigators Programme, the European Research Council (ERC) Grant programmes, and EU H2020 programmes more generally. Galway is home to a significant ICT industry cluster and the new professor will also be expected to further develop strong relationships with the local, national and international technology industry to advance the region’s ICT ecosystem.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide dynamic research leadership in the theory and application of computer science generally, and have research expertise in areas including, but not limited to: machine learning; distributed systems; data management; security, privacy and trust; visualisation and Human Computer Interaction (HCI).

The new professor will be required to contribute strongly to the teaching mission of the Discipline and College/School at undergraduate and graduate level, as well as supervising student projects at those levels, including the development and support of PhD research and advanced topic teaching activities.

As part of an academic restructuring process currently underway at NUI Galway it is envisioned that the Discipline of Information Technology will become a separate School within a larger merged science and engineering College structure. There is a significant opportunity for the new professor to lead the development of this new School and it is expected that the new professor will serve as Head of the new School on appointment for a defined (4-year) term.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Peter McHugh, Dean of College and Head of School of Engineering and Informatics, Email peter.mchugh@nuigalway.ie or telephone: +353 (0)91 493152

Additional information on the College and Discipline is available at:

College of Engineering and Informatics: http://www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/

Discipline of Information Technology: http://www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/information-technology/

Information on the University's Strategic Plan is available at:  http://www.nuigalway.ie/president/reports.html

 Salary:           

Appointments at Established level

€106,515 to €136,275

(This appointment will be made on the Established Professor scale in line with current Government pay policy)

 (For pre 1995 public sector entrants in Ireland, the D class Salary rates will apply)

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on Friday, 20th October 2017.  It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date.

Garda vetting may apply.

 Appointments will be conditional on work authorisation validation.

Further details are available at www.djei.ie

 For more information and Application Form please see website:  http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/ Applications should be submitted online.

 Please note that appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon University approval, together with the terms of the Employment Control Framework for the higher education sector.

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 20 Oct 2017

Application: Established Professor of Computer Science 008302

NUIG 145-17 Postdoctoral Researcher in Behaviour/ Health Psychology, Schools of Psychology and Medicine, National University of Ireland Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position for 12 months as a Postdoctoral Researcher on the D1 Now Study that spans the Schools of Psychology and Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by Health Research Board (HRB) and is available from January 2017 for 12 months.

 

Prof Sean Dinneen, School of Medicine, is Lead Applicant of the D1 Now Study (https://d1now.ie/).

He is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed Postdoctoral Researcher who will assist in leading a programme of research to improve outcomes for young adults with Type 1 Diabetes.  The Postdoctoral Researcher will report directly to Dr Molly Byrne, Health Research Board Research Leader and Director of the Health Behaviour Change Research Group, School of Psychology (http://www.nuigalway.ie/hbcrg/). The Postdoctoral Researcher will be based in the School of Psychology and will also work closely with the D1 Now Study Programme Manager and Prof Dinneen.

 

D1 Now Study

From January 2014 until January 2017, the study team, that spans NUI Galway and the Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Galway University Hospitals campuses, have been working on a HRB-funded study to develop a new intervention to improve outcomes for young adults with type 1 diabetes. The team have used both the Medical Research Council (MRC) guidelines for developing and evaluating complex interventions (2010) and the Behaviour Change Wheel (BCW) for characterising and designing behaviour change interventions (Michie and colleagues, 2011). The team have established an evidence base from a systematic review, a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) panel (Young Adult Panel) and a qualitative engagement study with key stakeholders to develop a new intervention called D1 Now. D1 Now emphasises better engagement between young adults and their diabetes team. It includes a key worker, a Young Adult Service Portal and an agenda setting tool.

 

The D1 Now Study team have received funding from the HRB through their Definitive Intervention and Feasibility Award to test the feasibility and acceptability of the D1 Now intervention in a multi-centre, cluster randomised pilot in advance of a definitive cluster randomised controlled trial. The team will continue to adhere to the MRC and BCW guidelines in all 4 work packages:

  1. Developing, modelling and refining the D1 Now intervention

  2. Feasibility of the D1 Now intervention

  3. Cluster randomised pilot of the D1 Now intervention

  4. Formation of Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research: our Young Adult Panels

     The study team will use the findings from the feasibility and pilot phases to seek future research funding and publish a protocol for a future definitive trial.

     

Job Description:

The successful candidate will lead on the intervention development aspects of the D1 Now feasibility and pilot study. She/ he should ideally have some experience in testing, modeling, refining and evaluating health behavioural change interventions and randomised controlled trials. She/ he should have a track record of publishing in peer reviewed journals and presenting at scientific conferences. Experience working with young adults would be desirable.

 

Duties/ Key Responsibilities:

  • To work closely with the D1 Now project team to develop the intervention. This will include work closely with the Young Adult Panel to co-design all aspects of the intervention.
  • To assist in testing the feasibility and acceptability of the entire D1 Now intervention package and make appropriate refinements
  •  To work closely with the Young Adult Panel and PM to co-design all aspects of the D1 Now intervention as required
  • To assist in the preparation of 1-2 manuscripts (feasibility paper and pilot protocol paper) for publication in high quality, peer-reviewed journals and for presentation at scientific conferences
  • To lead on the preparation of D1 Now intervention reports where required, e.g., annual reports for ethics committees and funding agency

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD (or close to completion) in Psychology (preferably Health Psychology), Social Science, or related discipline
  • Experience of Population Health and Health Services Research
  • Experience of using both quantitative and qualitative analysis and reporting mixed methods research
  • Evidence of publication in peer reviewed journals (commensurate with career stage)
  • Evidence of the ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated, with excellent organisation skills

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Research in the area of health behaviour change intervention development and/ or evaluation
  • Experience in testing, modelling and refining health behaviour change interventions through iterative qualitative focus groups
  • Experience using qualitative software packages, in particular NVivo
  • Experience working with young adults
  • Research in the area of chronic disease, in particular diabetes
  • Experience of randomised controlled trials, in particular in the area of health behaviour change interventions
  • Experience in applying for research funding
  • Familiarity with key framework/ guideline documents such as the Medical Research Council for developing and evaluating complex interventions and the Behaviour Change Wheel

 

Salary: €37,750 - €38,860 per annum.

Start date: Not later than February 2018

 

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. Alongside the key responsibilities for this role, Dr Byrne will assist and support the Postdoctoral Researcher in developing their own personal research and academic career plan, and in achieving their career development goals.

 

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

Informal enquiries concerning this position may be made to Dr. Deirdre Walsh deirdre.m.walsh@nuigalway.ie, telephone +353 (0)91 492731/ Dr Molly Byrne, molly.byrne@nuigalway.ie, telephone +353 (0)91 495182

 

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. Deirdre Walsh (deirdre.m.walsh@nuigalway.ie)

Please put reference number NUIG-145-17 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm, Monday 20th November 2017 

Proposed date for interviews is Monday 4th December  

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment. Commitment to this principle of appointment on merit reflects the University's Policy on Equal Opportunities (http://www.nuigalway.ie/equality/policies.html). 

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

Closing Date: Monday, 20 Nov 2017

Application: NUIG 145-17 Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG 146-17 Research Assistant – CREST Study School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a term position as a Research Assistant in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the Health Research Board and is available part-time initially, from the (1st November – 31st December 2017) and then full-time from the (1stJanuary 2018 - 31st May 2019). 

The Project: The project is entitled ‘A Comprehensive Resilience-building psychosocial Intervention to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers’ known as CREST.  In Ireland over 26,000 people with dementia live in the community.  Current health care strategies are insufficient to cope with this.  New ways of improving outcomes for people with dementia are needed. Resilience focuses on personal attributes and external assets and one’s ability to use these resources to ‘bounce back’ in the face of adversity.  However resilience theory has not been used to underpin therapeutic interventions for people with dementia.  Using Windle’s framework we hypothesised that a resilience building intervention could only be effective if it simultaneously targeted the individual, community and society.  We reviewed the literature, consulted with experts in resilience and dementia, including people with dementia and carers; we identified four relevant previously evaluated single interventions.  We combined these single interventions to create a novel Comprehensive Resilience-building psychosocial Intervention (CREST).  This study aims to confirm and finalise CREST and undertake a pilot in advance of evaluation in an RCT.   The successful candidate will report to the project manager and study principal investigator (Professor Dympna Casey, School of Nursing and Midwifery).   

Job Description:  The successful candidate will be required to take an active role in all aspects of the research. The successful candidate will need excellent communication, research and people skills.   

Main Duties & Responsibilities:    

  • Support the recruitment to and organisation of  the pilot sites and research participants
  • Support the core intervention components which includes; supporting exercise classes, a cognitive stimulation programme, community education and assistive technologies to support personal control and retain skills.
  • Assist in the development of a dissemination plan
  • Gather qualitative and quantitative research data including economic data
  • Analyse qualitative and quantitative data using NVIVO and SPSS or equivalent and write up the findings
  • Assist in the undertaking of the pilot intervention
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the CREST pilot protocol
  • Source and culturally adapt project content, data collection tools and relevant equipment
  • Assist in the development of a social marketing strategy
  • Identify relevant key stakeholders and set up a Dementia Advisory Forum
  • Set up project policy forum and public seminar to disseminate results
  • Search, review, and summarize relevant literature for publications and reports as required.
  • Assist in the writing up of papers for publication and preparing and delivering presentations.
  • Assist in the drafting of project deliverable and reports as required.
  • Ensure timely completion of all research activities, and give feedback on research progress to the project manager, principal investigator, and relevant project personnel as required.  
  • Set up, co-ordinate  and participate in research meetings both face to face and virtual meetings
  • Record minutes of research meetings as required and circulate to partners in a timely manner
  • Assist with other reasonable, research-related tasks as requested by the principal investigator and project manager, or as agreed with other members of the research team. 

Qualifications/Skills Required:  

  • Masters in a health related field or social marketing
  • Evidence of experience in conducting research including producing literature reviews, data collection data analysis, and writing-up to publication standard
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proven track record of ability to meet deadlines, to initiate, plan, organise and deliver programmes of work
  • Evidence of peer review publications and or report writing
  • Capable of working independently and autonomously
  • Highly motivated and passionate about developing high quality research
  • Excellent IT skills to include Word, Excel, SPSS, Nvivo or equivalent.
  • A proven track record of delivering programmes of work on time
  • A history of showing flexibility and initiative in completing projects
  • Excellent critical thinking, analysis and organization skills with a strong attention to detail and quality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including experience of effective team work and collaboration
  • Full driving licence and car
  • Clearance by Gárda vetting bureau. 

Desirable: 

  • Experience of working  and or conducting research in health care/community settings
  • Experience of  working with people with dementia
  • Experience of implementing social marketing techniques
  • Experience of conducting qualitative analysis using NVIVO
  • Experience of participating in the conduct of  RCTs. 

Salary: €28,510 fixed per annum (pro-rata for part time and/or shorter contracts).    Start date: Position is available from 6th November 2017. 

NB: Gárda clearance is a requirement for this post. 

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. 

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 Priscilla Doyle priscilla.doyle@nuigalway.ie       Please put ‘CREST Ref no. NUIG 146-17’ in subject line of e-mail application.

Or by post to: Priscilla Doyle, CREST Project, Room 235, Aras Moyola, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway city, Ireland. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Monday 23rd October 2017. 

 Interviews are planned to be held on Friday 3rd November 2017

Closing Date: Monday, 23 Oct 2017

Application: NUIG 146-17 Research Assistant – CREST Study

NUIG 153-17 Research Assistant – Ocean Acidification & Biogeochemistry, Ryan Institute, College of Science, NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant with the Ryan Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the Marine Institute and is for 2 years.   

The Ryan Institute is the National University of Ireland, Galway's hub for Environmental, Marine and Energy research and contributes to some of the most important national and international, long-term, environmental, marine and energy research issues.  Staff from a range of disciplines and schools across the University contribute to research in the Institute. The research project to which this post will be linked includes staff from the School of Natural Sciences (disciplines of Earth & Ocean Sciences and Botany & Plant Sciences) and from the School of Physics.   

Job Description:  The successful candidate will be involved in day to day support for a range of research activities involving physical, chemical and biological studies related to ocean acidification (OA). The post will be based partly at NUI Galway’s Ryan Institute and partly at the Marine Institute in Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway, as different phases of the project are undertaken. The project involves a considerable amount of fieldwork which will involve travel and some out of hours work, and will include seagoing work. Training for specific skills will be given where required. Candidate will have the opportunity to become involved in the development of a CPD module in ocean acidification and biogeochemistry suitable for persons involved in environmental monitoring. 

Duties:

• Lead and carry out fieldwork. This will include support for OA sampling on annual winter oceanographic surveys across the Rockall Trough and winter surveys in Irish coastal waters, including preparation of sampling equipment and participation in surveys. It will include assisting with the refurbishment, calibration & testing of pCO2 sensors and installation and maintenance on board ship, as well as the set-up of sensors (salinity, temperature, pH, DO) at remote coastal sites (requires driving) and the carrying out of regular sampling of OA and biogeochemical parameters which may include snorkelling/diving.   

• Carrying out laboratory analyses. This will involve laboratory analysis of OA parameters, nutrients, O2, salinity, and the analysis of data from sensors (e.g. post-survey pCO2 data processing and analysis, analysis of temperature, salinity, light sensor data).   

• Report writing and dataset compilation and control. Successful candidate will be expected to maintain accurate records of work carried out and to contribute to project reports. They will also be involved in the collation and quality control of datasets for submission to national (Marine Institute) and international (ICES, OCADS) databases.   

Qualifications/Skills required:   Candidates must demonstrate good coastal/marine field skills, must be willing to drive university vehicles to remote sites, must demonstrate good literacy and numeracy, must demonstrate strong communication skills and good time management skills. Must have a flexible approach to their work, as some evening and weekend work will be required, and seagoing for up to 3 weeks at a time once or twice per year.   

The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate background knowledge and a keen interest in one or more of physical oceanography, marine chemistry, marine biology, air-sea interaction, and be willing to be trained up in a wide variety of techniques related to making oceanographic measurements and analysing water samples and related data. An interest in ocean acidification an advantage. Candidate will ideally be qualified to M.Sc. level though candidates with a good B.Sc. in a relevant subject plus commercial or other relevant experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidate with a B.Sc.may have the opportunity to carry out a part-time MSc. by research within the project.   

Candidates will need to demonstrate skills and aptitude for working with both instrumentation and data and must be fit and able to carry out fieldwork both at sea on research vessels and from small boats in coastal waters.  Candidates must have or be prepared to obtain PST certificate in Personal Survival Techniques and must have or be fit to pass an ENG-11 seafarer’s medical certificate. Driving licence essential, and good driving experience required, licence enabling towing an advantage. Seagoing experience essential. Scuba diving certification an advantage.  Powerboat handling qualification an advantage.   

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post.   

Salary: €21,850 to €23,181 per annum.      Start date: January 2018  

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 Ryan Institute is available at www.ryaninstitute.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Rachel Cave, rachel.cave@nuigalway.ie, +353 91 492351 

To Apply:  Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of two referees should be sent, either via e-mail (in word, odf or PDF only) to Dr. Rachel Cave: email: rachel.cave@nuigalway.ie     Please put reference number NUIG 153-17 in subject line of e-mail application.

Or by post to.Dr. Rachel Cave, Earth & Ocean Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland.   

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Tuesday, 31st October 2017.

 Interviews will likely be held week beginning 20th November 2017.

 

Closing Date: Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017

Application: NUIG 153-17 Research Assistant – Ocean Acidification & Biogeochemistry

NUIG 151-17 Research Assistant – DNA replication/Cell cycle/Cancer research, Centre for Chromosome Biology, School of Natural Sciences, NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from outstanding and highly motivated candidates for fixed term position as a Research Assistant in the Molecular Medicine laboratory of Professor Santocanale, Centre for Chromosome Biology at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and is available for one year initially. This is an ideal post for individuals who desire to develop a career as a research scientist.  

The project will investigate novel roles of the Cdc7 kinase in human cells. Cdc7 kinase is a key regulator of DNA replication and cell cycle progression and inhibition of Cdc7 is an emerging strategy for the treatment of human cancers. In particular this project will aim to define the reciprocal roles of the two cellular Cdc7 complexes, Cdc7/Dbf4 and Cdc7/Drf1, by defining their reciprocal cellular localization, by identifying novel substrates and by conducting large-scale genome wide loss of function synthetic lethality screens. The laboratory is based in the Biomedical Research Building – a new state of the art research facility at NUIG. For further information see http://www.chromosome.ie/researchers/santocanale/   

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work closely with postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate and undergraduate students, focusing on molecular mechanisms of DNA replication and their relevance for human cancers. S/He will provide laboratory assistance to the Principal Investigator. 

Duties:

  • Provide assistance in conducting research activities, including planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating research studies
  • Conduct literature and database searches and interpret and present the findings of the literature searches as appropriate
  • Assist in analysis and interpretation of results of own research
  • Keep up to date with research related methods and techniques
  • Complete the administrative work to support the programme of research
  • Manage research resources, including laboratories equipment and consumable appropriately
  • Supervise undergraduate students activity in the laboratory
  • Implement health and safety procedures.  

Qualifications/Skills required:    

Essential Requirements:

  • Graduate qualification in a scientific discipline relevant to the field of investigation (e.g. biology, biochemistry, genetics, pharmacology)
  • Demonstrable experience and expertise in culturing human cell lines
  • Experience in modern protein and recombinant DNA technologies
  • Experience in cell biology techniques, such as immunofluorescence microscopy
  • Computer skills including, Microsoft office package
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • High levels of initiative. 

Desirable Requirements:

  • MSc or PhD in relevant discipline or equivalent industrial training
  • Specific expertise in genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics
  • Solid knowledge of cell-cycle regulation. 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post  

Salary: €21,850 - €24,592 per annum.      Start date: Position is available from 01/11/2017. 

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

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Santocanale  

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 Professor Corrado Santocanale at corrado.santocanale@nuigalway.ie      Please put reference number NUIG-151-17 in subject line of e-mail application.   

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Monday 6th November 2017.

Closing Date: Monday, 06 Nov 2017

Application: NUIG 151-17 Research Assistant – DNA replication/Cell cycle/Cancer research

NUIG 152-17 Postdoctoral researcher – DNA replication/Cell cycle/Cancer research, Centre for Chromosome Biology, School of Natural Sciences, NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from outstanding and highly motivated candidates for a fixed term position as postdoctoral researcher in in the Molecular Medicine laboratory of Professor Santocanale, Centre for Chromosome Biology at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and is available for three years. 

The project will investigate novel roles of the Cdc7 kinase in human cells. Cdc7 kinase is a key regulator of DNA replication and cell cycle progression and inhibition of Cdc7 is an emerging strategy for the treatment of human cancers. In particular this project will aim to define the reciprocal roles of the two cellular Cdc7 complexes, Cdc7/Dbf4 and Cdc7/Drf1, by defining their reciprocal cellular localization, by identifying novel substrates and by conducting large-scale genome wide loss of function synthetic lethality screenings. The laboratory is based in the Biomedical Research Building – a new state of the art research facility at NUIG. For further information see http://www.chromosome.ie/researchers/santocanale/   

Job Description:

The successful candidate will perform research to dissect molecular mechanisms of DNA replication and cell division. 

Duties:

  • Conduct research independently under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and collaboratively with local and international collaborators
  • Co-supervision of postgraduate and undergraduate students
  • Keep up to date with and development of research related methods and techniques
  • Complete the administrative work to support the programme of research. 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Biochemistry, molecular genetics or closely related discipline
  • Evidence of a strong background in molecular biology and cell biology techniques
  • Comprehensive knowledge of cell cycle regulation, DNA replication and cell-cycle checkpoints
  • Evidence of specific experience with fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry techniques
  • Demonstrable expertise in either genomics, bioinformatics or proteomics
  • Computer skills including, Microsoft office package
  • Ability to work and think independently
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • High levels of initiative
  • Track-record of peer-reviewed publications in the field. 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Specific expertise electron microscopy of small molecules
  • Specific expertise with DNA replication assays
  • Knowledge of centrosome duplication cycle. 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post. 

Salary: €37,750 – 38,860 per annum.         Start date: Position is available from November 2017. 

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

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Santocanale  

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 Professor Corrado Santocanale at corrado.santocanale@nuigalway.ie      Please put reference number NUIG-152-17 in subject line of e-mail application.   

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Monday 6th November 2017.

Closing Date: Monday, 06 Nov 2017

Application: NUIG 152-17 Postdoctoral researcher – DNA replication/Cell cycle/Cancer research

NUIG 154-17 Researcher - “Innovation-In” Lead – Health Innovation Hub Ireland, College of Engineering and Informatics, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term research position as an “Innovation In” Lead with the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by Enterprise Ireland and is available from October 2017 to contract end date of 31st January 2021.   

Job Description:

The Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) want to hear from people in industry, healthcare professionals, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs who can demonstrate they have unique applied technologies and solutions ready for further commercial development in Ireland.This particular role is focused on supporting the medtech industry in Ireland to better engage with the health-care service to develop novel and innovative healthcare solutions. The candidate will work to engage with industry partners and clinicians to develop collaborative work plans, and will manage those work plans to completion. The candidate will particularly seek opportunities for projects to deliver benefits for both industry and the Irish healthcare service alike. 

Duties:

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the following duties as part of his/her role: 

  •   Interface with the medtech industry to support improved interaction with the health service.
  •     Carry out systematic evaluation of project proposals submitted through the Health Innovation Hub Ireland.
  • Coordinate and perform a variety of independent tasks and team activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and some interpretation of information/results.
  • Encourage innovation activities by developing networks between stakeholders and identifying opportunities for collaboration between groups;
  • Assist medtech companies to develop project plans to advance their technologies through improved engagement with the Irish health-care service;
  • Ensure best practice in terms of data protection and ethics across all Health Innovation Hub Ireland activities.
  • Keep appropriate records as directed and in line with Funder/University policy.
  • Provide regular updates to the Health Innovation Hub Ireland management group;
  • Prepare reports and presentations for the Health Innovation Hub Ireland management group;
  • Conduct literature and database searches and interpret and present the findings of the literature searches as appropriate.
  • Represent the Health Innovation Hub Ireland (NUIG) at local and national meetings and events.
  • Build strong collaborative links with industry and clinicians.
  • Develop a local Communications Strategy for the Health Innovation Hub activities in Galway.
  • Manage project resources within own control appropriately e.g. coordinate the provision of consumable items for the project within budget (auditing stock, liaising with suppliers, preparing regular orders of commonly used items).
  • Continue to update knowledge and develop skills.
  • Contribute to work of department through activities such as student Open Days, other promotion activity in Department/University as appropriate. 

Qualifications:

The successful candidate shall have the following qualifications: 

  • 4+ years project management experience in a research environment, including detailed planning and resource management.
  • Proven record of delivering results within an academic/clinical environment.
  • Evidence of experience of managing multi-site/multi-partner projects.
  • Demonstrable track record of working with national/international funding agencies, particularly Enterprise Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland, and the Health Services Executive.
  • Evidence of knowledge of data protection and ethics requirements in clinical environments. 

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.   

Salary: €46,255 per annum             Start date: Position is available from November 2017.   

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 Health Innovation Hub Ireland is available at http://hih.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 Dr. Martin O’Hallorane-mail martin.ohalloran@nuigalway.ie 

Please put reference number NUIG 154-17 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Wednesday 25th October, 2017.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 Oct 2017

Application: NUIG 154-17 Researcher Health Innovation Hub Ireland

NUIG 155-17 Postdoctoral Researcher in Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading using Blockchain Technology, Insight Centre for Data Analytics & 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 & Informatics and the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  The researcher will conduct a specified programme of research in the area of the peer to peer energy trading using distributed ledger (blockchain) technology under the supervision and direction of the Co-Principal Investigators at the College of Engineering & Informatics and the Insight Centre for Data Analytics.  

This position is funded by the International Energy Research Centre (IERC) and its industry partners and is available from 8 January 2018 to the contract end date of 7 January 2019. 

Job Description:  The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent research experience (including industrial R&D) in electrical/electronic engineering, computer science, or an equivalent discipline. 

This position provides a unique opportunity to work in rapidly-growing research area that intersects smart grids and IoT with research in blockchain technology, while getting feedback from expert colleagues and practitioners from academia and industry. 

Duties:   

The successful candidate will:   

  • Conduct a specified programme of research and scholarship in the area of the peer to peer energy trading using distributed ledger (blockchain) technology under the supervision and direction of the Co-Principal Investigators at NUI Galway and the Insight Centre for Data Analytics
  • Support the design and development of the research programme
  • Support the development of proposals for research funding
  • Disseminate research results and activities through papers, tutorials and seminars where appropriate
  • Engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of NUI Galway and Insight
  • Engage in project management, administrative duties associated with the research programme
  • Support the (co-)supervision of taught ME and BE student projects where appropriate. 

Qualifications/Skills Required: 

Essential: 

  • PhD in Electrical/Electronic or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely-related discipline, or equivalent research experience (including industrial R&D)
  • Proven experience interfacing electronic hardware and communication systems with appropriate software
  • Demonstrable track record of strong programming skills in at least one of the following programming languages (Python, C, C++, Java)
  • Evidence of ability to work in a team-based environment developing engineering systems and/or software solutions on time and to specification
  • Motivated and proactive attitude, willing to take ownership and initiative in all work assignments
  • Excellent analysis and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written (English)
  • Technical experience and skills to transfer ideas into reality
  • Excellent interpersonal communicator and good team player
  • Ability to identify and fulfil the academic writing requirements for target publications. 

Desirable:

 Demonstrable knowledge of the following;

  • Blockchain technology and smart contracts
  • Electrical power distribution and utilisation
  • Smart metering technologies
  • Game theory
  • IoT communications protocols such as ZigBee, SigFox, LPWAN etc.
  • Data privacy, trust and security
  • Experience of working in large collaborative research projects
  • Research project management experience
  • Experience engaging in research collaborations with industry. 

Salary: €36,489 to €46,255 per annum.                           Start Date: This position is available from 8th January 2018. 

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 Insight at NUI Galway is available at http://insight-centre.org   

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Barry Hayes at NUI Galway (barry.hayes@nuigalway.ie) or Dr Subhasis Thakur at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics (subhasis.thakur@insight-centre.org

To Apply:  Applications to include a motivation letter, a full CV including a list of all publications and the contact details of at least three referees, a research statement, and any other supporting documentation, should be sent via email (in PDF format) to Dr Barry Hayes at barry.hayes@nuigalway.ie.   

Please put reference number NUIG 155-17 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 24th November 2017.

Interviews are planned to be held on Tuesday 12th December 2017.

Closing Date: Friday, 24 Nov 2017

Application: NUIG 155-17 Postdoctoral Researcher_COEI_Insight

NUIG 150-17 Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Geography & Archaeology / Whitaker Institute,NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the full-time position of Postdoctoral Researcher / Research Associate with the Discipline of Geography / Whitaker Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the Northern Periphery and Artic Programme / EU and begins in January 2018 of 31st March 2019.   

Job Description:  The successful candidate will become part of a European / Northern Peripheries research team engaging in research on the contested nature of rural resource management and land-use in peripheral rural regions. The challenge of the project is one of reconciling various land-use modes and acknowledging, combining and making use of local, scientific and other expert knowledges in the decision making process. This project will develop planning tools such as participatory GIS to enhance the use of participatory techniques and give assistance to decision makers concerning land-use planning and natural resource governance.The overall objective of the research is to increase the capacity of remote and sparsely populated communities for sustainable environmental management by involving all stakeholders in land use planning and natural resource use decisions. 

Duties:

  • The duties of the successful candidate will be to ensure timely delivery of project outputs for WP 2 of the BUSK project
  • Engage with relevant stakeholders throughout the project timescale
  • Maintain ongoing communication with  research partners
  • Deal with overall project management as relevant to NUIG (timesheets; expenses, accounts, maintaining up-to-date and accurate accounts for the project etc.)
  • Attend international meetings
  • Initiate and maintain web and other social media outlets for WP2
  • Carry our fieldwork for WP2
  • Collate and gather relevant data and literature
  • Write project reports in a timely manner and produce working papers and other presentations as required
  • Demonstrate commitment to deadlines and good team interaction abilities.
  • Display an awareness of legal and ethical requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality
  • Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post. 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants to have a PhD in Geography (or relevant discipline)
  • Evidence of previous involvement in a collaborative research project
  • An active research profile
  • Track record in a research and development environment and strong rural related experience is essential
  • Evidence of extensive knowledge of aspects of EU land designation and management
  • Candidates must have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and have strong documentation, oral and project reporting skills
  • Track record of commitment to deadlines and good team interaction abilities
  • Experience of conducting focus groups and interviews
  • Awareness of legal and ethical requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality
  • Full clean driving licence and car
  • Experience of NPA eMS Systems / or similar system. 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience of research project management
  • Working knowledge of GIS and PPGIS
  • Experience and working knowledge of local and national rural and agricultural agencies and organisations in Ireland would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of rural issues (including rural resource management and governance) would be important
  • Tasks will include conducting fieldwork (qualitative and quantitative) in the western region and so preference may be given to candidates who can demonstrate expertise in a range of relevant methodologies. 

Salary: €37,750 fixed per annum.      Start date: January 2018.    

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 discipline of Geography is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/geography/ 

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 John McDonagh john.mcdonagh@nuigalway.ie  

Please put reference number NUIG 150-17in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Wednesday 1st November 2017.

Interviews to be held on Thursday 23rd November 2017.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 01 Nov 2017

Application: NUIG 150-17 Postdoctoral Researcher - Whitaker Institute

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