NUIG-031-19, Research Assistant – DRIVE Project, Anatomy, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Nursing and health Sciences, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant with Anatomy, School of Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by Horizon 2020 and is available from March 1st to contract end date of May 31st 2019.

 

A call for one research assistant with three months funding is open in the research group of Prof. Garry Duffy at NUI Galway.  This position is part of a large multidisciplinary project focused on new treatments for Type 1 Diabetes which NUIG co-ordinate (www.drive-project.eu).  We are currently at the preclinical stage of assessment of the DRIVE technologies and we require the support of a research assistant to aid in analysis of the specimens using advanced imaging techniques.

 

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will provide research assistant support to the NUIG DRIVE team as they assess the device/tissue interface of novel cell therapy reservoirs after implantation to the abdomen.

 

Duties:

  • Work and collaborate in a team with broad expertise in areas associated with medical device development

  • Contribute to the development of the device

  • Carry out gross anatomical inspection of the device on explant

  • Process samples for ex vivo CT and MRI

  • Image using CT and MRI

  • Analyse image data and correlate to histology

  • Prepare histological samples for light, confocal and multi-photon microscopy

     

     

Qualifications/Skills required:

  • Honors degree in Anatomy
  • Experience with whole tissue sampling and processing
  • Image analysis tools experience including mimics
  • Histological experience
  • Experience of stereology and the assessment of tissue-device interface using various stains

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Honors degree in Anatomy
  • Experience with whole tissue sampling and processing
  • Image analysis tools experience including mimics
  • Histological experience
  • Experience of stereology and the assessment of tissue-device interface using various stains

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Statistical Analysis experience

 

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €26,107 per annum (pt5 of the Research Assistant Salary Scale)  

 

Start date: Position is available from March 1st 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 Anatomical Research is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/anatomy/

 

 

 

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 janice.osullivan@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG-031-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm February 19th 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: Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019

Application: NUIG-031-19, Research Assistant – DRIVE Project

NUIG-004-19 Postdoctoral Researcher in Lexicography and Natural Language Processing, Data Science Institute, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Data Science Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  This position is funded by European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731015 and is available from 1st April 2019 to contract end date of 1st April 2021.

 

DSI incorporates the NUI Galway node of the nationwide Insight Centre for Data Analytics. DSI hosts more than 100 staff and has established itself as a top player worldwide in the areas of Semantic Web and Linked Data. It has successfully implemented a research strategy around the goal of “Enabling Networked Knowledge”, which aims at capitalizing on knowledge as the fuel for the digital service economy, by linking information and exploiting the resulting knowledge graphs as the basis for economic productivity. The institute performs fundamental and applied research in a range of research areas to enable this, including data streams and sensor networks, knowledge discovery, natural language processing, social semantics and social network analysis, among others. Research outcomes are applied in use cases across a range of domains, including eGovernment, financial services, manufacturing, eHealth and Life Sciences.

 

 

Job Description:

The Data Science Institute (DSI) at NUI Galway is inviting applications for the position of postdoctoral researcher for 2 years in the context of the ELEXIS project on a European Lexicographic Infrastructure.

 

The position will be of interest to an early career researcher with experience of natural language processing technologies and its application to areas of digital humanities research. Excellent knowledge of the NLP domain and of state-of-the-art tools and techniques will be required, as well as experience in the development of lexicographic resources would be preferable. A good appreciation of current challenges and limitations of the field, as well as being able to envision opportunities and work collaboratively is key.

 

The researcher will be involved in leading the creation of a tool to support the acquisition and enrichment of lexicographic data from text, including the identification of headwords, word senses, definitions, examples and morphology in a semi-automatic manner. This work will also involve further development of existing computational lexicons including Polylingual and Colloquial WordNet.

 

In addition, the postdoctoral researcher will be expected to take on other duties, which may include supervising students, writing proposal for EU and national calls and participating in industry projects related to the current research.

 

 

Duties: What the successful candidate will do attached to the specific post (List / Bulletpoint)

  • Develop new research methodologies as part of the ELEXIS project

  • Collaborate with research partners in the ELEXIS project and travel to meetings.

  • Contribute to the research and academic culture of DSI and NUIG

  • Assist in the teaching and supervision of students at DSI

     

     

     

    Qualifications/Skills required:

     

    Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Natural Language Processing, Computer Science or Lexicography

  • Experience with natural language processing or related technologies

  • Strong publication record

  • Excellent understanding of experimental design and scientific methodologies

  • Good programming skills and evidence of previously completed software projects

     

    Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience working with lexical and semantic resources

  • Strong skills in Java programming

  • Experience with supervision of students

  • Experience in writing grant proposals

  • Track record of contribution to open source projects.

  • Strong command of oral and written English

     

    Salary: €39,530 - €48,206 per annum

     

    Start date: Position is available from 1st April 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 Data Science Institute is available at https://datascienceinstitute.ie/

    Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. John P. McCrae (john.mccrae@nuigalway.ie)

     

    NB: Garda 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. John P. McCrae at john.mccrae@nuigalway.ie

    Please put reference number NUIG-004-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

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    Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time), Thursday 28th February 2019

     

    Optional: Interviews are planned to be held on 14th March 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, 28 Feb 2019

Application: NUIG-004-19 Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG 006-19 Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Fellow - Project Manager, Apoptosis Research Centre (ARC), College of Science, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from highly motivated and suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term contract (2 years), as research Project Manager for the research group of Dr. Adrienne Gorman of the Apoptosis Research Centre (ARC), National University of Ireland Galway. This position is available from 1st March 2019 to 28th February 2021, subject to a probationary period.

 

Organisation: Dr Gorman’s research team is located at the Biomedical Sciences Building at NUI, Galway. The Project Manager will report to Dr Adrienne Gorman. Dr Gorman’s research is focused on the mechanisms of cell death and survival signalling, with a particular interest in cancer cell survival signalling that is mediated by activation of cell stress response pathways. Dr Gorman’s research has broad relevance and has potential implications for the treatment of a range of diseases including cancers, neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

 

Job Description: The project manager will provide support for the development and implementation of Dr Gorman’s research. This will include all aspects of Dr Gorman’s research activities, with a particular focus on identifying national and international funding opportunities, writing new grant proposals and managing ongoing research projects including preparation of scientific, technical and financial reports. The post holder must be capable of exercising a high level of responsibility, initiative and decision-making, working collaboratively and will be expected to develop strong working relationships across a wide range of internal offices and external stakeholders including external funding agencies, industry and clinical collaborators. The project manager will work closely with Dr Gorman and with clinical and industry partners to submit competitive proposals for both national and EU initiatives.

 

Duties:

  • ·         Co-ordinate and support proposal development for national and international funding agencies, including multi-partner collaborative projects involving clinical and industry partners
  • ·         Provide scientific input to project design, budgeting, impact for new funding applications, requiring strong scientific writing skills
  • ·         Support manuscript preparation and revisions, and scientific research presentations to disseminate outputs from Dr Gorman’s research
  • ·         Represent the research activities of the group as required at local, national and international events and meetings
  • ·         Consult with NUI Galway TTO representatives for the identification and protection of intellectual property generated by Dr Gorman’s research programme, draft IDFs and help prepare patents arising from Dr Gorman’s research
  • ·         Support overall progress of Dr Gorman’s research programme towards targeted milestones and deliverables
  • ·         Work with NUI Galway’s Research Office, Research Accounts Office and external funding agencies on grant submissions and reporting
  • ·         Manage the post-award phase of ongoing projects and successful proposals, including ensuring timely scientific/technical and financial reporting
  • ·         Work with Research Accounts and requisition administrators to manage the financial accounts for Dr Gorman’s research group
  • ·         Actively promote knowledge exchange and outreach initiatives, including contributing to press releases and liaising with NUI Galway’s Marketing and Communications Office
    • ·         Actively promote and manage the group’s online profile in order to attract international talent and strengthen the international reputation of the group

 

Qualifications: Essential

  • PhD in Cell Biology/Biochemistry/Molecular biology (of mammalian systems) or a closely related subject

  • At least 5 years’ relevant experience in scientific project management (scientific writing, grant proposal writing, technical and financial report writing)

  • Excellent knowledge of Irish and European science research funding landscapes and opportunities

  • Track record of demonstrable accomplishments in biomedical research as exemplified by relevant international peer reviewed publications, reports and strategy/policy documents.

  • Evidence of proficiency in scientific research writing such as manuscripts or funding proposals

  • Evidence of creative problem solving skills

  • Experience of preparing large-scale, multi-disciplinary research proposals in biomedical sciences for funding to national and/or international funding agencies, including ability to write fluently and quickly

  • Demonstrable project and budget management experience

    Evidence of accurate attention to detail with ability to work within tight deadlines to meet research project milestones and deliverables, grant deadlines

    Excellent knowledge of requirements for research integrity, ethics and good research practice

 

 

Qualifications: Desirable

  • ·         Experience supporting the co-ordination of international consortia and Horizon 2020 programmes
  • ·         Experience of peer-reviewing research manuscripts for scientific journals or research proposals for funding agencies
  • Specialist knowledge and experience in the particular area of cell stress responses/unfolded protein response/apoptosis research
  • Self-motivated and capable of working on own initiative
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills combined with a proven ability to work well in a team and to develop collaborative relationships with a broad range of stakeholders

 

 

 

Salary: €40,662 (point 2 Post-Doctorate Researcher) - €58,597 (point 4/max Research Fellow) (NUI Galway Salary Scale)

Start date: Post is available from 1st March 2019.

 

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr. Adrienne Gorman (Adrienne.gorman@nuigalway.ie)

 

 

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

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

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees (as a single document) to be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) toadrienne.gorman@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG-006-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) on Friday 1st February 2019.

 

 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 01 Feb 2019

Application: NUIG 006-19 Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Fellow - Project Manager

NUIG 017-19 Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Fellow - Research Engineer, Pressure Sensing Medical Device Design, BioInnovate and the School of Medicine, NUI Galway

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as a Research Engineer acting as Technical Lead (Pressure Sensing Medical Device Design) on a project within BioInnovate and the School of Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by Enterprise Ireland and is available from 1st March 2019 to 31st December 2019.

 

This position relates to Stage 2 of a project that focuses on the commercialisation of a pressure sensing medical device applied in the field of wound care for a period of 10 months. Due to the commercial nature of this project, it is intended that funding will be sought during the course of Stage 2 to support the foundation of a start-up, should achievement of milestones be successful.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a dynamic and motivated team developing and validating early prototypes of a pressure sensing, connected health device for use in wound care, primarily for venous leg ulcer (VLU) treatment. The candidate will be responsible for further development of proof-of-concept device designs (developed in Stage 1) to prototype devices that can integrate into VLU compression therapies, generating calibration algorithms for pressure measurement conversions, and designing a user-friendly interface to display and record the measurements upon wireless transmission. In addition to working closely with other members of the internal technical team, they will also engage with suppliers and external design firms to collaboratively establish a prototype medical device that will be clinically validated. It is expected that the candidate will be involved in the technical and clinical validation of the device.

 

Duties:

  • Work and collaborate in a team with broad expertise in areas associated with medical device development
  • Have oversight and provide technical leadership over the development of the entire pressure sensing system
  • Engage in the development of proprietary technology with an awareness of existing pressure sensing technologies and their potential for implementation within medical devices
  • Research and develop pressure sensing devices capable of integration into compression therapies
  • Design and conduct experiments to assess the sensitivity, accuracy, and reproducibility of pressure sensing devices under conditions relevant to the application of compression therapy
  • Select and use off-the-shelf electronic hardware, as well as providing designs to external electronic manufacturing firms, in the development of a prototype transducer
  • Design of front-end and back-end electronics for the measurement, transmission, and recording of sensor signals
  • Develop calibration algorithms for the conversion of sensor signals to pressure measurements
  • Work with different materials to design a customised compression bandage for accompaniment to the pressure sensing device (working in collaboration with external contractors)
  • Assist with the generation of a user-friendly interface for display and recoding of pressure measurements (working in collaboration with external contractors)
  • Proactively identify technical solutions and risks for project deliverables
  • Work with external design firms in the transfer of knowledge required for development of a minimum viable product
  • Assist in the fabrication and testing of a prototype product in patient and healthy volunteer studies
  • Provide input into the co-ordination of studies for the clinical validation of the technology, including data acquisition and evaluation
  • Documenting work in line with quality systems, to satisfy regulatory approval requirements (e.g. CE Mark and FDA)
  • Iterative prototyping of entire pressure sensing, connected health compression device
  • Collaborate and manage external suppliers of different components

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Masters or PhD in Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Design Engineering or related field and a minimum of 4 years research/industrial experience
  • Evidence of expert knowledge in the area of medical device and/or sensor design (preferably pressure sensing): signal acquisition, transducer development, calibration algorithms, signal transmission
  • Track record in a research and development environment
  • Motivated and independent person, dynamic, creative thinker and problem solver
  • Clear evidence of good leadership skills and team player
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Demonstrable experience in microcontroller/microprocessor hardware interfacing and programming languages (e.g. C/C++)
  • Programming skills in a language/software relevant to the development of a user interface (e.g. Java)
  • Experience with connected health projects would be beneficial
  • An understanding of medical device development requirements (e.g. compliance with regulatory requirements, generation of intellectual property)
  • Good knowledge of wireless communication protocols

 

Salary: €41,828 - €53,776– per annum

 

Start date: from 1st of March 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 BioInnovate is available at www.bioinnovate.ie and further information about the School of Medicine is available at www.nuigalway.ie/medicine/.

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Andrew Cameron (andrew.cameron@bioinnovate.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 Andrew Cameron (andrew.cameron@bioinnovate.ie)

Please put reference number NUIG-017-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 1st February 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 Feb 2019

Application: NUIG 017-19 Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Fellow - Research Engineer

NUIG 018-19, Post-Doctoral Researcher in Detector Physics– School of Physics, Centre for Astronomy, School of Physics, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Post-doctoral researcher with Physics at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by the EU and is available from 1/4/2018 to contract end date of 31/12/2019.

 

NUI Galway’s Centre for Astronomy has long history of developing novel instrumentation for High Time Resolution Astrophysics. Our current instrument, the Galway Astronomical Stokes Polarimeter (GASP) is being used on 2-4m class telescopes. In the future, near-IR observations will become increasingly important. Through funding from the Horizon 2020 Integrated Infrastructure project Opticon we want to examine the appropriateness of different near infra red detectors such as eAPDs and MKIDs. The work, in association with the University of Durham, will look at their photometric stability and for any inherent polarisation sensitivity.

 

Job Description:

 

  • ·         Design and create a test rig for testing both polarimetric and photometric stability
  • ·         Deploy the test rig for testing either in Galway or in external laboratory
  • ·         Paper and report writing
  • ·         If appropriate be prepared to take part in on sky testing of the different technologies

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Physics or related subject

  • Proven track record in photon counting systems

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Background in optical design methodologies

  • Background in Astronomical Observations using high speed detectors

  • Proven track record in designing electronic systems

  • Publication record in polarimetry and/or photometry

 

 

 

Salary: €39, 530 per annum

 

Start date: Position is available from 1/4/2019

 

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 School of Physics is available at https://www.nuigalway.ie/science/schoolofphysics/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Andrew Shearer, andy.shearer@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 andy.shearer@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG-018-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) 28th February 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, we welcome applications from female candidates

Closing Date: Thursday, 28 Feb 2019

NUIG-023-19, Postdoctoral Researcher in Anaerobic Biorefinery Processing, Department of Microbiology, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Department of Microbiology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland and is available from 1/4/2019 to contract end date of 31/3/2021.

 

 

Information on project/centre

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for positions as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Anaerobic Biorefinery Processing at NUI Galway. The positions are funded by the SFI Research ProfessorshipInnovative Energy Technologies for Biofuels, Bioenergy and a Sustainable Irish Bioeconomy (IETSBIO3), which aims to carry out an ambitious research program on fundamental and applied research and development for new energy production processes from organic wastes in support of providing a self-sufficient Irish energy sector. The positions are available from April 2019.

The postholder will work within an academic team to elucidate and optimise the microbiological pathways involved in the anaerobic biodegradation of organic materials (organic solid waste, agro-industrial waste, dairy-processing wastewaters) with the aim to maximise the yield of bioenergy vectors embedded in these waste materials. The successful candidate is expected to take responsibility for meeting appropriate milestones, timelines and deliverables as part of the overall SFI Research Professorship. In addition, the postholder has a vision and the ambition to build up an own research line.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the evaluation and optimisation of the capacity of anaerobic wastewater treatment systems to convert organic waste to energy, and will work with academic, industry and government partners at the NUI Galway laboratory facilites. The successful candidates will be expected to take responsibility for meeting appropriate milestones, timelines and deliverables as part of the overall work programme of the SFI Research Professorship.

 

Duties:

  • Develop anaerobic biological treatment systems for biofuel (methane, hydrogen, alcohols and bioelectricity) production from organic waste materials as well as bioprocesses for biofuel clean-up, with a focus on resolving microbial biodegration, community development and process control of bioreactor systems;

  • Support academic, industry and governmental partners on integration of biofuel production from waste in the national energy supply system;

  • Contribute to development of prototype development and system integration of biofuel production systems;

  • Actively participate in international conferences and meetings as required;

  • Publish in high-impact journals as appropriate;

  • Participate in progress meetings and workshops as appropriate, including travel to other countries within Europe;

  • Provide support and mentoring to post-graduate research students in the host research group;

  • Engage in appropriate continuing professional development activities to support their own career development plans.

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • A PhD in a relevant research field, i.e. Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Environmental Microbiology or Environmental Engineering with a strong microbiology background.
  • Significant experience in and clear affinity with anaerobic microbiology, physiology or process development, ideally in waste to energy or related applications.
  • Recognition in the international community of energy systems studies as, for example, evidenced by involvement in professional societies, policy or programme committees or editorial boards of relevant journals
  • Knowledge of Matlab or other statistical tools for interpretation of microbial biodegradation data.
  • Enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research in areas relevant for energy and environmental studies and sustainable development
  • Evidence of primary/senior authorship of peer-reviewed publications in relevant areas, or other equivalent output e.g. patents.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge or experience of anaerobic wastewater treatment systems and/or waste gas cleaning systems at experimental and technical scale. 

  • Experience in anaerobic bioreactor operation and/or process control

  • Proven capabilities to lead a research group

  • A strong list of publications

  • The ability to acquire external funding

    Expertise in organisation of scientific events

    Excellent written and communication skills.

     

 

Salary: € 39530 to € 48206 per annum  

 

Start date: Position is available from 1/04/2019

 

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 /post is available from Professor Piet Lens piet.lens@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 Professor Piet Lens piet.lens@nuigalway.ie.

Please put reference number NUIG-023-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 8-March-2019

 

Interviews are planned to be held on 18-March-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, 08 Mar 2019

Application: NUIG-023-19, Postdoctoral Researcher in Anaerobic Biorefinery Processing

NUIG 021-19, Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher: DARE, ESR 3 Disability, Old Age and the Life Course: Voices of Experience, Centre for Disability Law and Policy, NUIG

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher with the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the European Commission and is available from 1 September 2019 to contract end date of 31 August 2021.

The Centre for Disability Law and Policy was established in 2008 and is part of the School of Law, and the Institute for Lifecourse and Society at the National University of Ireland, Galway. It is dedicated to producing research that informs debate on national and international disability law reform. More information can be viewed at www.nuigalway.ie/cdlp/ 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be offered a role as an Early Stage Researcher on the DARE Marie Curie Initial Training Network. DARE will be co-ordinated by the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at the National University of Ireland, Galway, with the collaboration of 7 partner institutions: the Institute for Social and Political Sciences (Portugal) , Maastricht University (Netherlands), University of Leeds (UK), the European Disability Forum, the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities, the University of Iceland and Swiss Paraplegic Research.

The primary aim of DARE is to equip a new generation of researchers to respond to global challenges facing persons with disabilities and policy makers. Its goal is to give legitimacy, through research, to the lived experience of persons with disabilities, as a basis for law reform Fifteen Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will be recruited across the network and will explore and develop recommendations for disability law and policy reform in light of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. DARE is an interdisciplinary research project – all ESRs will receive training in at least two disciplines related to disability rights – and all ESR projects are designed to be interdisciplinary in scope. All of the researchers will also have the opportunity to gain invaluable and funded work experience with leading civil society and public service organisations.

The successful candidate will conduct research on the work package entitled: Disability, Old Age and the Life Course: Voices of Experience

The objectives of this workpackage are as follows:

 

  • To explore the continuities and discontinuities in policy and legal discourses around disability and old age and especially the absence of authentic voices in the relevant debates.

  • To explore differences between the voices and their relative absence in policy debates.

  • Building on theories of intersectionality, to come forward with recommendations for more coherent law and policy with respect to disability and older people.

 

The candidate will be supervised by Professor Eilionóir Flynn, the Scientific Co-ordinator of the DARE project and Principal Investigator at NUI Galway. Co-supervision will be provided by Professor Rannveig Traustadóttir at the University of Iceland and Maciej Kucharczyk at AGE Platform Europe.

 

This project will include at two four month secondments in AGE Platform Europe and the University of Iceland respectively, during the second year of the contract (September 2020-August 2021).

 

Applicants must also fulfil the entrance requirements for the Structured PhD programme at NUI Galway. To be eligible for admission to the PhD programme, a candidate must normally have obtained an LL.M or other Master’s degree to honours standard (or equivalent international qualification).  However, at a minimum, the candidate must have reached a high honours standard at the examination for the primary degree or presented such other evidence as will satisfy the Head of School and the College of his/her fitness. Successful applicants will not be charged PhD fees.

 

 

Duties:

 

  • Complete a research proposal for the workpackage to contain research objectives, description of research, methodology, proposed completion timeframe, originality of contribution and societal impact.

  • Develop a Personal Career Development Plan outlining training and support needs, and update this regularly based on training completed.

  • Complete annual summaries of research findings for submission to the European Commission, publication on the DARE website and dissemination to relevant stakeholders.

  • Develop an Impact Action Plan to ensure the research achieves maximum societal impact and provide annual updates on steps taken to implement this plan.

  • Disseminate and communicate the research findings to relevant stakeholders including disabled people and their representative organisations, public bodies, and other researchers.

  • Prepare regular research updates for the DARE website and social media accounts.

  • Participate in 5 network-wide training events in the course of the project and complete any additional training required to successfully carry out the research proposal.

  • Complete 30 ECTS of taught modules as required for the Structured PhD Programme at NUI Galway.

  • Prepare a manuscript for submission as a PhD thesis at NUI Galway.

  • Contribute to ongoing and related research projects in the Centre for Disability Law and Policy.

    • Collaborate with other members of the research team to complete legislative and policy submissions on behalf of the Centre.

    • Assist the PI and the Business and Strategic Development Manager of the Centre in preparing funding proposals related to the ESR’s area of research.

     

    Qualifications:

    Applicants must meet the Marie Curie definition of an early stage researcher, which is defined as applicants who have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree and are in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This includes the period of research training, starting at the date of obtaining the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate.

    Applicants must also meet the mobility requirements for Marie Curie fellows. Marie Curie Early Stage Researchers are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up an appointment. At the time of selection, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (e.g. work, study etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the contract start date of 1 September 2019 (short stays such as holidays are not taken into account).

    Applicants must also fulfil the entrance requirements for the Structured PhD programme at NUI Galway as stated above.

    Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about the rights of persons with disabilities and older people; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

     

    Essential Requirements:

    • Meets the eligibility and mobility criteria for a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher and qualifies for admission to the Structred PhD programme at NUI Galway.
    • Familiarity with the rights of persons with disabilities and/or older people.
    • Minimum of one year’s research experience.
    • Excellent and proven ability to work independently and use initiative. 

    Desirable Requirements:

    • Experience in conducting qualitative research with marginalized groups.
    • Ability to present research findings to a wide range of audiences including disabled people, public authorities, other researchers, etc.
    • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure. 

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

       

      We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. The post will be based at the Institute for Lifecourse and Society.  Potential candidates should contact mary.faherty@nuigalway.ie with any queries about accessibility requirements for interviews. Information on reasonable accommodations available to employees and students at NUI Galway can be sourced from the Disability Support Service: www.nuigalway.ie/disability  

    NB: Gárda clearance is a requirement for this 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  Please refer to the Dare Guide for Applicants available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/centre-disability-law-policy/research/projects/current/dare/ for more details.

     

     

    Start date: 1st 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 CDLP and Central application form are available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/centre-disability-law-policy/research/projects/current/dare/

      

    To Apply:

    Queries about the post should be directed to the Principal Investigator, Professor Eilionóir Flynn eilionoir.flynn@nuigalway.ie

     

    Completed applications must include the following:

    - DARE application form.

    - motivation letter.

    - Curriculum Vitae.

    - certified transcripts of results of Masters’ degree in relevant discipline (depending on position applied for, law, humanities or social sciences).

    - evidence of IELTS or TOEFL scores for non-native English speakers.

    - two recent reference letters sent directly by the referees via email (including applicant name and hosting network partner name in email title).

    - 2,500 word research proposal in the following format:

    a. Background to the research proposal, objectives and main research question

    Max. 500 words (excl. references). Use Word Count to specify.

     

    b. Description of the proposed research

    Max. 1000 words (excl. references). Use Word Count to specify.

     

    c. Methodology and proposed timeline for completion of research

    Max. 500 words. Use Word Count to specify.

     

    d. Original contribution to knowledge of the proposed research (including potential for broader societal impact)

    Max. 500 words. Use Word Count to specify.

     

    e. Literature references

    Max. 20 references

    In drafting the research proposal, applicants must set out their vision for conducting the research project. This means that applicants should expand on the brief project description above on the scope of the research, methodologies to be used, and (if relevant) specific countries which could be included in a comparative study.

    Completed application forms and supporting documentation should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to dareresearch@nuigalway.ie

    Please put reference number NUIG 021-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

     

    Closing date for receipt of applications is 23:59 on 14 March 2019. Interviews will be held the week of 15-18 April 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: Thursday, 14 Mar 2019

Application: NUIG 021-19, Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher: DARE (Disability Advocacy Resea

NUIG 022-19, Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher: DARE, ESR 14: Amplifying Disability Voices: The Role of National Human Rights Institutions, Centre for Disability Law and Policy, NUIG

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher with the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the European Commission and is available from 1 September 2019 to contract end date of 31 August 2022.

 

The Centre for Disability Law and Policy was established in 2008 and is part of the School of Law, and the Institute for Lifecourse and Society at the National University of Ireland, Galway. It is dedicated to producing research that informs debate on national and international disability law reform. More information can be viewed at www.nuigalway.ie/cdlp/

 

Job Description:

 

The successful candidate will be offered a role as an Early Stage Researcher on the DARE Marie Curie Initial Training Network. DARE will be co-ordinated by the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at the National University of Ireland, Galway, with the collaboration of 7 partner institutions: the Institute for Social and Political Sciences (Portugal) , Maastricht University (Netherlands), University of Leeds (UK), the European Disability Forum, the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities, the University of Iceland and Swiss Paraplegic Research.

 

The primary aim of DARE is to equip a new generation of researchers to respond to global challenges facing persons with disabilities and policy makers. Its goal is to give legitimacy, through research, to the lived experience of persons with disabilities, as a basis for law reform Fifteen Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will be recruited across the network and will explore and develop recommendations for disability law and policy reform in light of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. DARE is an interdisciplinary research project – all ESRs will receive training in at least two disciplines related to disability rights – and all ESR projects are designed to be interdisciplinary in scope. All of the researchers will also have the opportunity to gain invaluable and funded work experience with leading civil society and public service organisations.

 

 

The successful candidate will conduct research on the work package entitled: Amplifying Disability Voices: The Role of National Human Rights Institutions.

 

The objectives of this workpackage are as follows:

 

  • To explore how and whether European civil society organisations interact with national human rights institutions (human rights commissions, Ombudsman, equality bodies) to validate their claims, to amplify their voice and to press for change.

  • To explore the new kinds of skills needed to work effectively through and with such authoritative bodies.

     

The candidate will be supervised by Professor Eilionóir Flynn, the Scientific Co-ordinator of the DARE project and Principal Investigator at NUI Galway. Co-supervision will be provided by Professor Anna Lawson at the University of Leeds and Catalina Devandas Aguilar, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

 

This project will include at two four month secondments in the University of Leeds and with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities respectively, during the second year of the contract (September 2020-August 2021).

 

Applicants must also fulfil the entrance requirements for the Structured PhD programme at NUI Galway. To be eligible for admission to the PhD programme, a candidate must normally have obtained an LL.M or other Master’s degree to honours standard (or equivalent international qualification).  However, at a minimum, the candidate must have reached a high honours standard at the examination for the primary degree or presented such other evidence as will satisfy the Head of School and the College of his/her fitness. Successful applicants will not be charged PhD fees.

 

 

Duties:

 

  • Complete a research proposal for the workpackage to contain research objectives, description of research, methodology, proposed completion timeframe, originality of contribution and societal impact.

  • Develop a Personal Career Development Plan outlining training and support needs, and update this regularly based on training completed.

  • Complete annual summaries of research findings for submission to the European Commission, publication on the DARE website and dissemination to relevant stakeholders.

  • Develop an Impact Action Plan to ensure the research achieves maximum societal impact and provide annual updates on steps taken to implement this plan.

  • Disseminate and communicate the research findings to relevant stakeholders including disabled people and their representative organisations, public bodies, and other researchers.

  • Prepare regular research updates for the DARE website and social media accounts.

  • Participate in 5 network-wide training events in the course of the project and complete any additional training required to successfully carry out the research proposal.

  • Complete 30 ECTS of taught modules as required for the Structured PhD Programme at NUI Galway.

  • Prepare a manuscript for submission as a PhD thesis at NUI Galway.

     

  • Contribute to ongoing and related research projects in the Centre for Disability Law and Policy.

  • Collaborate with other members of the research team to complete legislative and policy submissions on behalf of the Centre.

  • Assist the PI and the Business and Strategic Development Manager of the Centre in preparing funding proposals related to the ESR’s area of research.

 

Qualifications:

Applicants must meet the Marie Curie definition of an early stage researcher, which is defined as applicants who have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree and are in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This includes the period of research training, starting at the date of obtaining the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate.

Applicants must also meet the mobility requirements for Marie Curie fellows. Marie Curie Early Stage Researchers are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up an appointment. At the time of selection, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (e.g. work, study etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the contract start date of 1 September 2019 (short stays such as holidays are not taken into account).

Applicants must also fulfil the entrance requirements for the Structured PhD programme at NUI Galway as stated above.

Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about disability rights and the role of national human rights institutions; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Meets the eligibility and mobility criteria for a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher and qualifies for admission to the Structured PhD programme at NUI Galway.
  • Familiarity with the rights of persons with disabilities and/or the role of national human rights institutions in promoting disability rights.
  • Minimum of one year’s research experience.
  • Excellent and proven ability to work independently and use initiative. 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in conducting qualitative research with marginalized groups.
  • Ability to present research findings to a wide range of audiences including disabled people, public authorities, other researchers, etc.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure. 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

 

We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. The post will be based at the Institute for Lifecourse and Society.  Potential candidates should contact mary.faherty@nuigalway.ie with any queries about accessibility requirements for interviews. Information on reasonable accommodations available to employees and students at NUI Galway can be sourced from the Disability Support Service: www.nuigalway.ie/disability

 

NB: Gárda clearance is a requirement for this 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  Please refer to the Dare Guide for Applicants available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/centre-disability-law-policy/research/projects/current/dare/

for more details.

 

Start date: 1st 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 CDLP and Central application form are available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/centre-disability-law-policy/research/projects/current/dare/

 

To Apply:

Queries about the post should be directed to the Principal Investigator, Professor Eilionóir Flynn eilionoir.flynn@nuigalway.ie

 

Completed applications must include the following:

- DARE application form.

- motivation letter.

- Curriculum Vitae.

- certified transcripts of results of Masters’ degree in relevant discipline (depending on position applied for, law, humanities or social sciences).

- evidence of IELTS or TOEFL scores for non-native English speakers.

- two recent reference letters sent directly by the referees via email (including applicant name and hosting network partner name in email title).

- 2,500 word research proposal in the following format:

a. Background to the research proposal, objectives and main research question

Max. 500 words (excl. references). Use Word Count to specify.

 

b. Description of the proposed research

Max. 1000 words (excl. references). Use Word Count to specify.

 

c. Methodology and proposed timeline for completion of research

Max. 500 words. Use Word Count to specify.

 

d. Original contribution to knowledge of the proposed research (including potential for broader societal impact)

Max. 500 words. Use Word Count to specify.

 

e. Literature references

Max. 20 references

In drafting the research proposal, applicants must set out their vision for conducting the research project. This means that applicants should expand on the brief project description above on the scope of the research, methodologies to be used, and (if relevant) specific countries which could be included in a comparative study.

 

Completed application forms and supporting documentation should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to dareresearch@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG 022-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 23.59 on Thursday 14 March 2019. Interviews will be held the week of 15-18 April 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: Thursday, 14 Mar 2019

Application: NUIG 022-19, Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher: DARE (Disability Advocacy Resea

NUIG-029-19, Funded PhD Position with Academic & Industry Training, Marie Skłodowska-Curie H2020 Innovative Training Networks, Anatomy, School of Medicine, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as a Doctoral Student with Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant and is available from September 1, 2019 to contract end date of August 31, 2022.

 

Information on project/centre

A call for one PhD positions with three-year funding is open under the supervision of Prof. Garry Duffy’s research group at NUI Galway in collaboration with Dr. De Lucrezia at Explora Biotech, Italy. This position is part of the recently granted Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN) project DELIVERy of advanced therapies for diabetes training network. The Early Stage Researcher [ESR]) will spend 50% of training with one of the industry partners. DELIVER is a major interdisciplinary effort between cell biologists, experts in biomaterials, medical devices and advanced drug delivery, clinical experts and biotech and biomedical companies focused on academic training and spearheading innovative medical devices for insulin producing cell transplantation.

 

The network will enable innovative medical devices for pancreatic islet transplantation, a cell therapy poised to become more widespread in the treatment of insulin-dependent diabetes. The project will train early stage researchers in the field of advanced therapies and at the same time, develop their innovative and entrepreneurial capacity, their communication and leadership skills, and their commercial awareness, allowing for a career in both academia and industry. For further information on the project please go to http://www.drive-project.eu/sister-projects.

 

This training program invites applications to four other PhD positions with different eligibility criteria. More information can be found at http://www.drive-project.eu/sister-projects

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will participate in a European Industrial Doctorate programme and benefit from an international scientific network of high-profile academic and industry partners offering state-of-the-art research facilities in islet cell transplantation, overcoming immunity, early islet nutrition, as well as career relevant training through research, courses, outreach activities, participation in seminar, and workshops. An ambitious training plan will be implemented including courses, outreach activities, participation in seminars and workshops for the development of scientific and transferable skills. The ESR will be supervised by an Industry-Academia supervisory team consisting of at least one supervisor from each sector. The ESR will receive an attractive salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for Early Stage Researchers http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/.

 

 

Duties:

 

The scholar will

  • ·         Participate in training in drug delivery, cell transplant and cellular biology
  • ·         Develop and assess innovative means of overcoming immunity under the advice and training of academic and industry mentors.
  • ·         Participate inoutreach activities, seminars and workshops for the development of scientific and transferable skills

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants should be within the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers (without a doctoral degree),
  • Applicants should not have resided or carried out main activity (studies, work, etc.) in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the recruitment date.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • 1st Class Honours Bachelor’s degree or Master Degree in Biology, Physics or related areas
  • Experience in some of the following areas: materials science, nanoparticle synthesis, proteomics, nanoparticle cellular uptake and in vitro toxicity.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

 

 

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.               

 

Start date: Position is available from September 1, 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 DELIVER is available at http://www.drive-project.eu/sister-projects.

 

 

To Apply:

Please apply online at http://umflint.ut1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6kSASbQDucJMHSR.

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm April 30th 2019

 

Interviews are planned to be held between May 27th and May 29th 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: Tuesday, 30 Apr 2019

Application: NUIG-029-19, Funded PhD Position with Academic & Industry Training

NUIG-030-19, Funded PhD Position with Academic & Industry Training, Marie Skłodowska-Curie H2020 Innovative Training Networks

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as a Doctoral Student with Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant and is available from September 1, 2019 to contract end date of August 31, 2022.

 

Information on project/centre (include web links/bio pages etc.)

A call for one PhD positions with three-year funding is open under the supervision of Prof. Garry Duffy’s research group at NUI Galway in collaboration with Dr. De Lucrezia at Explora Biotech, Italy. This position is part of the recently granted Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN) project DELIVERy of advanced therapies for diabetes training network. The Early Stage Researcher [ESR]) will spend 50% of training with one of the industry partners. DELIVER is a major interdisciplinary effort between cell biologists, experts in biomaterials, medical devices and advanced drug delivery, clinical experts and biotech and biomedical companies focused on academic training and spearheading innovative medical devices for insulin producing cell transplantation.

 

The network will enable innovative medical devices for pancreatic islet transplantation, a cell therapy poised to become more widespread in the treatment of insulin-dependent diabetes. The project will train early stage researchers in the field of advanced therapies and at the same time, develop their innovative and entrepreneurial capacity, their communication and leadership skills, and their commercial awareness, allowing for a career in both academia and industry. For further information on the project please go to http://www.drive-project.eu/sister-projects

 

This training program invites applications to four other PhD positions with different eligibility criteria. More information can be found at http://www.drive-project.eu/sister-projects

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will participate in a European Industrial Doctorate programme and benefit from an international scientific network of high-profile academic and industry partners offering state-of-the-art research facilities in islet cell transplantation, overcoming immunity, early islet nutrition, as well as career relevant training through research, courses, outreach activities, participation in seminar, and workshops. An ambitious training plan will be implemented including courses, outreach activities, participation in seminars and workshops for the development of scientific and transferable skills. The ESR will be supervised by an Industry-Academia supervisory team consisting of at least one supervisor from each sector. The ESR will receive an attractive salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for Early Stage Researchers http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/.

 

 

Duties:

The scholar will

  • ·         Participate in training in drug delivery, cell transplant and cellular biology
  • ·         Develop and assess innovative means of overcoming immunity under the advice and training of academic and industry mentors.
  • ·         Participate inoutreach activities, seminars and workshops for the development of scientific and transferable skills

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants will be within the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers (without a doctoral degree),
  • Applicants should not have resided or carried out main activity (studies, work, etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the recruitment date.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • 1st Class Honours Bachelor’s degree or Master Degree in Biology, Physics or related areas
  • Experience in some of the following areas: materials science, nanoparticle synthesis, proteomics, nanoparticle cellular uptake and in vitro toxicity.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

 

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.               

 

Start date: Position is available from September 1, 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 DELIVER is available at http://www.drive-project.eu/sister-projects.

 

 

 

To Apply:

Please apply online at http://umflint.ut1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6kSASbQDucJMHSR

.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm April 30th 2019

 

Interviews are planned to be held between May 27th and May 29th 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: Tuesday, 30 Apr 2019

Application: NUIG-030-19, Funded PhD Position with Academic & Industry Training

NUIG-032-19, Research Assistant/ Research Associate (Software Engineer), Department of Information Technology, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant/ Research Associate (Software Engineer) with Dr. Enda Barrett in the Department of Information Technology at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by a Science Foundation Ireland Technology Innovation Development Award and is available until the funding end date, which is currently the 31st of December 2019 (though this may be extended by 3-6 months).

 

The project involves developing computer vision software which can accurately detect persons in noisy aquatic environments under a variety of conditions. The goal is to deploy the developed technologies for ocean-based search and rescue using drones, as well as stationary cameras on shore to detect persons in danger and to alert the authorities.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work as part of a team including: the project coordinator Dr. Enda Barrett, a six-month intern, the Principal Investigator (Prof. Michael Madden) and possibly other PhD students currently part of the Information Technology Department. The new software engineer will be responsible for software design, development, and documentation work. They will also be responsible for evaluating appropriate computer vision algorithms, and training Deep Learning models for object detection and tracking.

 

Duties: Work is assigned by the coordinator, and is expected to include the following:

 

  1. 1.    Development of deep learning/computer vision software for person detection and tracking;
  2. 2.    Development of software to communicate with UAVs and stationary cameras;
  3. 3.    Preparation of detailed technical and management reports, and participation in presentations about the work;
  4. 4.    Engagement in project management activities related to the project;
  5. 5.    Contribution to intellectual property management when deemed appropriate by the coordinator.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • A strong bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a strongly related subject, ideally with a H1 or H2:1 grade.
  • Industry experience (during degree studies or after) in software design and development in well-known programming languages.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of personal project and time management, with evidence of excellent planning and organisation skills.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • A MSc, ME or PhD in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Evidence of past interest and experience in artificial intelligence/machine learning.
  • Substantial experience of deep learning or other machine learning formalisms, either in a university project, in employment, or in a significant personal project.
  • Demonstrated experience of designing and implementing complex algorithms.
  • Evidence of experience writing substantial technical reports/theses to a high quality.

 

Salary: Point 15 on the RA scale @ €34,612 or

 Point 1 on the PD/RAssoc scale @ €39,530

 

 

Start date: Position is available from March 1st, 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 Department of Information Technology is available at http://bit.ly/2R3LLZz

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Enda Barrett, Enda.Barrett@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 Dr. Enda Barrett: Enda.Barrett@nuigalway.ie  

Please put reference number NUIG-032-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, Wednesday 20th February 2019

 

Interviews are planned to be held within two weeks of closing date

 

 

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: Wednesday, 20 Feb 2019

Application: NUIG-032-19, Research Assistant/ Research Associate (Software Engineer)

NUIG 033-19, Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Psychology and Centre for Pain Research, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Post-Doctoral researcher with the Centre for Pain Research, School of Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by theHealth Research Board and the National Children’s Hospital Fund in an award to Professor Brian McGuire. The post is available from 1st March 2019 until 31st July 2020.

 

The Centre for Pain Research (CPR), founded in 2007, is an interdisciplinary pain research collaboration between the National University of Ireland, Galway, the HSE and related health service agencies. Our aim is to improve our scientific understanding of pain from the basic sciences through to the population level.  

 

Job Description:

The project is titled: “Lending an ear: ‘iPeer2Peer’ plus ‘Teens Taking Charge’ online self-management to empower children with arthritis”. Lending an Ear involves working closely with a  Young Person Advisory Panel and their parents, supporting the trained peer mentors and liaising with Canadian colleagues who developed the interventions.  While the desirable requirements characterise an ideal candidate, it should be noted that the Centre for Pain Research possesses the infrastructure necessary to support the researcher through further training in one or more of the required skills if necessary.

 

Duties:

  • ·         Have general oversight for the study including supervision and mentoring of research team
  • ·         Oversee the roll out of a 3-arm pilot randomised controlled trial
  • ·         Support the Young Person Advisory Panel to remain involved throughout
  • ·         Co-ordinate meetings with all stakeholders
  • ·         Promote the project to key healthcare professionals working in juvenile arthritis
  • ·         Ensure study is completed in accordance with time frame and budget and the findings disseminated among all stakeholders.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential requirements:

  • PhD in Psychology or applied health science
  • Experience of working on clinical trials
  • Experience in working within a PPI framework
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and networking skills

  • Experience of working with young adults in clinical and/or research context
  • Attention to detail and strong organisational skills
  • Evidence of the ability to work independently and collaboratively within a small, dynamic team
  • General IT knowledge, and/or experience of creating online measures

 

Desirable requirements:

  • Previous experience in research in chronic conditions
  • Experience of presenting at academic meetings and/or publishing in peer reviewed journals
  • Experience of applying for research funding

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €40,662- €44,267 (Postdoctoral/Research Associate Salary Scale)

 

Start date: 1st March 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 project and the CPR is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/centre-for-pain-research/

Informal enquiries concerning the post maybe made to Professor Brian McGuire.

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post

 

 

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 laura.l.oconnor@nuigalway.ie 

 

Please put reference number NUIG 033-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) Sunday, 17th February 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: Sunday, 17 Feb 2019

Application: NUIG 033-19, Post-Doctoral Researcher

NUIG 034-19, Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Psychology and Centre for Pain Research, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Post-Doctoral researcher with the Centre for Pain Research, School of Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by theHealth Research Board in an award to Professor Brian McGuire. The post is available from 1st March 2019 until 28th February 2021.

 

The Centre for Pain Research (CPR), founded in 2007, is an interdisciplinary pain research collaboration between the National University of Ireland, Galway, the HSE and related health service agencies. Our aim is to improve our scientific understanding of pain from the basic sciences through to the population level.  

 

Job Description:

The project is titled: Feasibility and preliminary efficacy study of a mobile phone application to support pain self-management for adolescents undergoing major orthopaedic surgery: iCanCope Post-Op Surgery. While the desirable requirements characterise an ideal candidate, it should be noted that the Centre for Pain Research possesses the infrastructure necessary to support the researcher through further training in one or more of the required skills if necessary.

 

Duties:

  • ·         Have general oversight for the study including supervision and mentoring of research team.
  • ·         Oversee the design, roll out and evaluation of a pilot randomised controlled trial of an App to reduce post-operative pain among adolescents following major surgery.
  • ·         Co-ordinate meetings with all stakeholders
  • ·         Promote the project to key healthcare professionals working in paediatric surgery
  • ·         Ensure study is completed in accordance with timeframe and budget and the findings disseminated among all stakeholders.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential requirements:

  • PhD in Psychology or applied health science
  • Experience of working on clinical trials
  • Experience in working within a PPI framework
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and networking skills

  • Experience of working with young adults in clinical and/or research context
  • Attention to detail and strong organisational skills
  • Evidence of the ability to work independently and collaboratively within a small, dynamic team
  • General IT knowledge, and/or experience of creating online measures

 

Desirable requirements:

  • Previous experience in research in chronic conditions
  • Experience of presenting at academic meetings and/or publishing in peer reviewed journals
  • Experience of applying for research funding

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €40-662 - 44,267 (Postdoctoral/Research Associate salary scale)

 

Start date: 1st March 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 project and the CPR is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/centre-for-pain-research/

Informal enquiries concerning the post maybe made to Professor Brian McGuire.

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post

 

 

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 laura.l.oconnor@nuigalway.ie 

 

Please put reference number NUIG 034-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) Sunday, 17th February 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: Sunday, 17 Feb 2019

Application: NUIG 034-19, Post-Doctoral Researcher

NUIG 035-19, Research Associate/Nurse, HRB-Clinical Research Facility, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (0.5FTE) or full time (1 FTE) fixed term position as a Research Associate/Nurse with the HRB Clinical Research Facility (CRFG) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The position is available immediately and the contract is for 1 year initially, with potential to extend subject to project success and funding acquisition.

 

The HRB Clinical Research Facility Galway’s remit is to contribute to clinical research currently underway in Ireland, supporting investigators and research teams in undertaking funded research projects and programmes. Medical doctors and nurses work with other scientists to improve our understanding of a variety of diseases and to develop new tests and treatments to help tackle these diseases. The centre provides patients with the latest advances in areas such as cancer, obstetrics and gynaecology, diabetes, inflammatory diseases, critical illness, cystic fibrosis, neurovascular and cardiovascular disease.

 

Job Description:

The appointed Research Associate may come from a biomedical, scientific or clinically-related project management background or may be a registered nurse and will work as part of a multidisciplinary clinical research team. Within the remit of this post, the successful individual will have responsibility for management of a variety of clinical research studies and a caseload of patients on research projects across a variety of therapeutic areas as listed above. This encompasses dietary interventions, clinical trials of IMPs and medical devices in addition to observational studies. The individual will be expected to lead under the direction of CRFG clinical managers on areas such as contribution to individual research projects, engage in academic research, audit and education, contribute to papers that arise from the studies undertaken, and attend relevant national and international meetings. The Research Associate/Nurse will support the ongoing development of the CRFG.

 

The post holder will:-

  • ·         Adhere to protocol, SOP and regulations in place for clinical research studies.
  • ·         Participate in the preparation and implementation of delegated CRFG protocols
  • ·         Plan and conduct clinical research activities to ensure the smooth operation CRFG studies.
  • ·         Effectively plan clinical research and estimate the time and resources required to complete it, and deliver on schedule as set out in the milestones for the research project
  • ·         Inform patients of details pertaining to clinical study prior to their recruitment
  • ·         Screen participants for CRFG studies
  • ·         Keep up to date with research related methods and techniques, in particular, developments in the clinical research area.
  • ·         Have knowledge and understanding of the policy, practices and procedures relevant to the role, including those of the broader sector, external sponsor or funder (e.g. Research Ethics, Health and Safety).
  • ·         Ensure patient confidentiality and dignity is maintained at all times during CRFG activities.
  • ·         Upkeep and input of research documentation including but not limited to site files, case report forms, monitoring actions and data entry.
  • ·         Contribute effectively to the building of a team environment and act as mentor and trainer of applicable team members.
  • ·         Facilitate the ongoing education of multi-disciplinary teams with respect to ICH-GCP, specific protocol and research requirements.
  • ·         Promote a safe clinical environment for patients, visitors and staff to CRFG.
  • ·         Undertake further education and professional development as appropriate to develop their own career reputation and career development as outlined, discussed and agreed with PI without adversely impacting the primary research role.
  • Build up collaborative links and networks with other schools, disciplines, organisation’s and keep up to date with research in their own area and what is happening in the international research community by attending investigator meetings and conferences as applicable
  • Collaborate with colleagues on areas of shared clinical research interest and communicate their research with their peers

The post holder will display the following competencies:

  • Planning and Organising

  • Patient/Customer Focus

  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • Leadership

  • Evidence of good IT computer skills

     

Essential criteria:

  • Degree level qualification in a clinical or life sciences related subject, or equivalent experience.
  • An understanding of research and the research process
  • Have at least 3 years’ experience in clinical research activities or associated positions.
  • Proven track record of research project management or coordination

 

 

Desirable criteria:

 

  • Current or eligible for registration with An Bord Altranais.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years Clinical experience as a qualified Nurse.
  • Proven track record of the research process and regulation requirements for clinical research
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Have an excellent working knowledge of ICH-GCP.
    • Evidence of undertaking or participation in research projects

  • Proven track record in Information Technology and data base management including electronic Case Report Form (eCRF) usage

 

Salary: €39,530-€41,828 per annum pro rata (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)                   

 

Start date: Position is available immediately

 

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

 

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 HRB CRFG is available at crfg.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 the HRB-CRFG: crfg@nuigalway.ie 

 

Please put reference number NUIG 035-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Wednesday, 20th February 2019

 

A panel of successful reserve candidates may be formed for future similar posts.

 

 

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: Wednesday, 20 Feb 2019

Application: NUIG 035-19, Research Associate/Nurse

NUIG-036-19, Research Fellow – VistaMilk SFI Research Centre, Data Science Institute, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed-term position as a Research Fellow with the VistaMilk SFI Research Centre at the Data Science Institute of the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from 1st April 2019 to contract end date of 31st March 2022.

 

The VistaMilk SFI Research Centre at NUI Galway’s Data Science Institute is part of the broader VistaMilk SFI Research Centre network, a unique collaboration between agrifood and ICT research institutes and leading Irish/multinational agrifood and ICT companies. Funded by Science Foundation Ireland and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, VistaMilk's aim is to be a world-leading SFI Research Centre for precision pasture-based dairying. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to supervise and co-supervise Master and PhD students. The candidate will contribute to ongoing research on a collaborative basis with other researchers within the VistaMilk SFI Research Centre.

 

www.vistamilk.ie

 

Job Description:

 

The successful candidate will be expected to perform a leading role in research, supervision and research group management. They will work with the lead investigator in supervising a team focusing on key research challenges in the area of blockchain and DLT for agriculture, including secure supply chains for the dairy sector with high levels of traceability, accountability and scalability. The candidate will be knowledgeable in established and emerging distributed systems and multi-agent systems.

 

Duties:

 

The successful candidate is expected to:

 

  • Carry out their own research, demonstrate leadership through collaborations with junior researchers, and develop their own academic career
  • Assist the group leader in the supervision and development of the research group
  • Actively support the acquisition of additional funding for the group and the centre
  • Contribute to the dissemination of the group’s and centre’s research activities
  • Make significant contributions to ongoing initiatives within the VistaMilk SFI Research Centre, the Data Science Institute, and the College of Engineering and Informatics at NUI Galway
  • Collaborate extensively with relevant groups and projects within the centre
  • Collaborate with industry as part of industry research partnerships and with international networks
  • Participate as a member of the team in a collegial way, assisting in the definition and realisation of the scientific goals and vision of the centre
  • When required, support technology transfer into the community and businesses through demonstrators and international cooperations
  • Support the group leadership and centre directorship with administrative and group/centre development tasks. 

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • A PhD in Computer Science with postdoctoral experience on the topic of blockchain
  • A track record of internationally leading research on the topic of blockchain
  • Demonstrated ability to express a clear research vision on the topic of blockchain
  • Proven technical ability to realise/develop/implement such a vision
  • Demonstrated understanding and initial track record of raising research funding
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to supervise students and junior researchers
  • Excellent skills in problem solving, data analytics and programming.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Demonstrated organisational skills, especially through contribution to the organisation of scientific events such as workshops and tutorials
  • Experience and understanding in external, non-expert communication, including through media and social media
  • Strong technical expertise in DLT, distributed systems, multi-agent systems, cybersecurity, Python and R.

 

Salary: €53,776 to €58,596 per annum.        

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st April 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 Data Science Institute is available at www.datascienceinstitute.ie and about the VistaMilk SFI Research Centre at www.vistamilk.ie

 

NB: Garda Síochána 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 John Breslin, john.breslin@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG-036-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 7th March 2019.

 

Interviews are planned to be held on 20th March 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, 07 Mar 2019

Application: NUIG-036-19, Research Fellow – VistaMilk SFI Research Centre

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