NUIG-120-17 Postdoctoral Researcher in Human Genetics School of Natural Sciences, College of Science NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Human Genetics within the Discipline of Biochemistry at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (USA) and is available from 15th December 2017 for up to 18 months.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will join a well-established Science Foundation Ireland and European Research Council-funded research group focused on identifying genes that influence susceptibility to neuropsychiatric genetic disorders. This project will focus on studies to identify and characterize the genetic basis of cognitive deficits in schizophrenia, which are core to disability associated with this disorder. This common psychiatric disorder has a strong genetic component and discovery of new risk genes can identify the molecular mechanisms involved, leading to new targets for drug development. Application of high throughput genomics techniques such as genome-wide association studies (GWAS) is uncovering many new genetic variants that influence schizophrenia risk and cognitive function. The aim of this project is to investigate the role of genes that regulate epigenetic functions (e.g. chromatin remodelers) in the shared genetic aetiology between schizophrenia and cognitive function. This will be done by combining and analyzing new GWAS data for schizophrenia from the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC) and new GWAS data for cognition from the UK Biobank using various biostatistical tools.

 

Duties and Career Development:

The successful candidate will manage and analyze genetic and phenotypic data from schizophrenia patients and healthy participants using biostatistical methods. The successful candidate will join the Center for Neuroimaging and Cognitive Genomics (NICOG) at NUI Galway. The goal of research at NICOG is to use genetic, neurocognitive and neuroimaging studies to understand the biological basis of common adult psychiatric disorders. Dr Derek Morris is one of four lead PIs within NICOG, which contains >25 researchers. Over the last 6 years it has received >€4.3M in grant funding and achieved multiple publications in top international journals including Nature and Nature Genetics. NICOG is a highly interactive research environment with fortnightly presentations by our researchers, frequent talks from external speakers, as well as an annual Research Day. The successful candidate will be strongly encouraged to participate in international conferences and will be supported to apply for further independent grant funding. Through our international research networks such as PGC and the ENIGMA neuroimaging consortium (http://enigma.ini.usc.edu/), there is opportunity for collaboration and research visits to leading international labs.

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) (http://www.nuigalway.ie/celt/) at NUI Galway provide modules including career development, teaching, postgraduate supervision skills, active learner engagement and critical thinking.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential

  • A PhD in a biological science, computer science, bioinformatics or biostatistics.
  • Evidence of a strong background in bioinformatics and (bio-) statistics with a demonstrated interest in the analysis of genomics data, particular GWAS data.
  • Demonstrable experience programming in R and one other scripting language (e.g. Python/PERL).
  • Familiarity with the Unix/Linux environment.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and excellent writing, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.

 

Desirable

  • Experience in the use of a High-Performance Compute cluster (SGE/PBS).
  • An excellent publication record including first author publications in high‐impact journals.
  • A track record in securing grant funding.

 

Salary: €37,750 - €42,394 per annum          

Start date: Position is available from 15th December 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

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a one-page covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr Derek Morris: derek.morris@nuigalway.ie. Informal enquiries to the same email are also welcome.

Please put reference number NUIG-120-17 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 31st August 2017 

Interviews are planned to be held beginning of 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: Thursday, 31 Aug 2017

Application: NUIG 120-17 Postdoctoral Researcher in Human Genetics

NUIG 125-17 Research Assistant–Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Combustion Chemistry Centre, National University of Galway, Ireland

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Assistantwithin the School of Chemistry at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The position is available from 1st November 2017 to contract end date of 30th September 2018.

The Combustion Chemistry Centre, C3, (http://www.nuigalway.ie) is engaged in fundamental research on the combustion of fossil and biofuels. Combustion is the ultimate interdisciplinary field, it requires knowledge of chemistry, physics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and mathematics. C3 is concerned with the application of combustion research to the design of energy-efficient engine and gas turbine combustion systems and the impact of their use on toxic and greenhouse gas emissions, thus helping address the problems of urban air pollution and climate change.

Description:

The post involves Engineering based research for the design, procurement and setup of units of experimental apparatus including reaction chambers and heated gas transport systems which rely on high-precision vacuum equipment.  Maintenance and spares procurement for the above will be required in addition to Research Group Project Management of researchers within C3.

Essential Requirements:

The successful candidate should have

  • An Engineering degree, to at least Bachelors level.

  • 2–5 years industrial experience.

  • Project management experience.

     

Desirable Requirements

  • 3D CAD and 2D Drafting

  • Control System design

  • Machine Design

  • Control System Software

  • FEA/CFD

  • Sensor Telemetry

     

Salary Scale: €21,850 - €32,930 per annum (depending on experience)

Start date:  Position is available from 1st November 2017

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Host Institute:

Located in the vibrant cultural city of Galway in the west of Ireland, with over 17,000 students and more than 2,400 staff, NUI Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence.

Further information about research at the Combustion Chemistry Centre is available at: http://c3.nuigalway.ie/

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.  

For information on research at NUI Galway see Research at NUIG       

 

Informal enquiries about these posts may be made via e-mail to henry.curran@nuigalway.ie 

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

 

To apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV (including details of all third level university courses & grades) and the contact details of three referees via e-mail (in word or PDF format only) to Prof. Henry Curran (henry.curran@nuigalway.ie). 

Applicants must put ref. no. NUIG 125 - 17 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 29th September 2017. 

Interviews will take place on the 14th 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, 29 Sep 2017

Application: NUIG 125-17 Research Assistant

NUIG 128-17 Postdoctoral Researcher / Research Fellow in Anaerobic Biotechnology and Process Bioengineering, Department of Microbiology, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher / Research Fellow 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 1st October 2017 to contract end date of 30th September 2019. In case of mutual satisfaction of the research performance, the contract can be extended for another 3 years.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for positions as a Postdoctoral Researcher / Research Fellow in Anaerobic Biotechnology and Process Bioengineering 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 October 2017.

The post holder 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 will be expected to take responsibility for meeting appropriate milestones, timelines and deliverables as part of the overall SFI Research Professorship. In addition, the post holder has a vision and the ambition to build up their 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 facilities. The successful candidate 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 biodegradation, 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 AD and wastegas cleaning bioreactor prototypes and system integration of biofuel production and biofuel clean-up 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:

  • An honours BE degree (or equivalent) in Biological or Environmental Engineering, Microbiology or Environmental Technology with a strong microbiology background.
  • A PhD, or equivalent experience** in a relevant research environment.
  • 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.
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills.

** Minimum 4 years for appointment at Postdoctoral level, minimum 6 years for appointment at Research Fellow level

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge or experience of anaerobic wastewater treatment systems at experimental and technical scale. 
  • Experience in anaerobic bioreactor operation, biogas cleaning reactors 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

 

Salary: €42,394 to €46,255 per annum - Postdoctoral Researcher

                 €51,716 per annum - Research Fellow

Start date: Position is available from 1st October 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 /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 128-17 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Thursday 31st August 2017 

Interviews are planned to be held on Friday 8th September 2017 

A panel of successful applicants may be formed for future 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: Thursday, 31 Aug 2017

Application: NUIG 128-17 Postdoctoral Researcher / Research Fellow

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 129-17 Research Associate - Chemistry, Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term contract research position at the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), National University of Ireland, Galway. The position will be to undertake research into the synthesis and functionalization of natural and synthetic polymers for the use in novel medical device applications.

The position is available for a 2 year period, subject to a 12 month probationary period

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from October 2017.

 

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. The centre will include almost 40 industry partners and support product development and the creation of new spin-out companies.

 

Job Description: The main duties of this post will involve the preparation and analysis of chemicals, biomaterials and other macromolecules for the use in the development of novel biomaterials.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Synthesis and chemical functionalisation of natural and synthetic  polymers
  • Preparation of therapeutic constructs using natural and synthetic biomaterials
  • Characterisation of functionalised materials using chemical/analytical techniques
  • Analysis of chemicals and material properties using chromatography (HPLC and GPC) and other techniques such as dynamic light scattering, FTIR and Electron Microscopy (SEM and TEM)
  • Developing SOP’s for polymer synthesis
  • Ensure that work is performed in line with Health & Safety and other relevant University policies
  • Presenting of technical data, as required

 

Qualifications:

  • Postgraduate qualification in Science with polymer chemistry as the primary degree
  • Experience in polymer synthesis is essential with 2+ years of laboratory research experience in a polymer chemistry laboratory
  • Excellent IT Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent communication skills and a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment are key skills required.

 

Salary: €37,750 - €46,255 per annum.          Start date: October 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.  

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Professor Abhay Pandit (Abhay.pandit@nuigalway.ie).

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:

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 Ms. Tara Cosgrave (curam@nuigalway.ie).

Please put reference number NUIG 129-17 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday, 1st September 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, 01 Sep 2017

Application: NUIG 129-17 Research Associate - Chemistry

NUIG 124-17 Postdoctoral Researcher– MARIO Project, School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time fixed term contract position as Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Nursing and Midwifery on an EU Horizon 2020 funded project entitled ‘Managing active and healthy aging with use of caring service robots’ known as MARIO. The position is available from 11th September 2017 to contract end date of 31st January 2018.

 

MARIO addresses the difficult challenges of loneliness, isolation and dementia in older persons through innovative and multi-faceted inventions delivered by service robots. The effects of these conditions are severe and life-limiting. They burden individuals and societal support systems. Human intervention is costly but the severity can be prevented and/or mitigated by simple changes in self-perception and brain stimulation mediated by robots. The proposal is coordinated by the School of Nursing & Midwifery and involves 10 research partners from four other countries; Italy, UK, Greece and Germany.Pilot activities and interaction with caregivers, older persons and stakeholders are key elements of the project from beginning to finish which provide a user led design ethos in developing the service robotic. Advances will be made in the use of semantic data analytics, personal interaction, and unique applications tailored to better connect older persons to their care providers, community, own social circle and also to their personal interests. The project seeks to attain EU scientific and market leadership in service robots with a user driven solution for the major societal challenge of loneliness and isolation in older people, including people with dementia. The project commenced in February 2015 and will run over three years. Further Information on the MARIO project is available at http://www.mario-project.eu/portal/

 

NUI Galway are leading and coordinating MARIO and the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the successful planning, implementation and operational management of all aspects of the MARIO study.

 

Job description

The postholder will be required to take an active role in all aspects of the research. A key part of the role will be to plan, execute work outputs according to strict deadlines. The successful applicant will need excellent research skills, and will need to be able to engage successfully with all research partners. The post holder will also be expected to engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities provided by the university and as agreed with the PI, to develop their own career.

 

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Supervise and assist other researchers in the conduct of data collection to ensure standardization and rigorous data collection, analysis  and write up within tight deadlines

  • Set up and prepare data for entry into SPSS and Nvivo or an equivalent computer-based qualitative analysis software 

  • Perform the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data using SPSS and Nvivo or equivalent  computer-based qualitative analysis software 

  • Supervise and support other research assistants in the conduct of data analysis, and write up of results within tight deadlines

  • Lead the write up of the final report(s) of the qualitative and quantitative analysis of data and prepare reports for the associated project deliverables

  • Collate and write up the data sets from across the three pilot sites

  • Lead NUIG Work package deliverables in relation to the evaluation/validation of MARIO

  • Undertake and write up literature review work for deliverables and draft research papers as required

  • Oversee and implement the MARIO data management plan in the Irish pilot site

  • Ensure that ethical and legal requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality are adhered to within the project

  • Establish and maintain effective and efficient communication on an ongoing basis with NUIG team members, project partners and pilot sites

  • Present on research progress and outcomes as required  e.g. to other team members, partners, EU reviews and other relevant bodies

  • Engage in the dissemination of  project research activities including the results through various methods including social media ie twitter, facebook etc

  • Assist in other reasonable research-related tasks as requested by the PI/project manager or that may be agreed with the research partners

 

Essential Requirements

  • A PhD in IT or a health related field.

  • Evidence of leading and conducting rigorous qualitative data analysis using Nvivo or an equivalent computer-based qualitative analysis software 

  • Evidence of leading and conducting rigorous quantitative data analysis using SPSS

  • Ability to supervise and support research assistants and PhD students in data management, analysis and write up

  • Evidence of writing-up to publication standard eg reports and peer reviewed publications

  • Flexibility in meeting project requirements,

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Capable of working independently and autonomously and deliver programmes of work to a high stand within deadline;

     

    Desirable

  • Experience of working with people with dementia

  • Experience of robotics or related technology field

  • Full driving licence and car

     

    Salary: €40,003 - €46,255 pro rata per annum          Start date:  Immediate

      NB: Gárda vetting 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.  

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

Further information about the School of Nursing and Midwifery is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/nursingmidwifery/

Informal enquiries may be made to project leader Prof. Dympna Casey at dympna.casey@nuigalway.ie

 

 

TO APPLY:

Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter, CV, and the names and addresses of three and not more than five referees via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to:

Ms Aisling Dolan AISLING.DOLAN@nuigalway.ie.  Please put NUIG 124-17 MARIO: Postdoctoral Researcher in the subject heading of the email when sending your application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Tuesday 22nd August 2017 

Interview date: Interviews to be held Tuesday 29th August 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, 22 Aug 2017

Application: NUIG 124-17 Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG 126-17 Contract Research Appointment as Research Associate/Nurse (part time) HRB-Clinical Research Facility

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (0.5FTE) 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 and cardiovascular disease.

 

Job Description:

The Research Associate/Nurse will work under the direction of a Senior Research Nurse in the CRFG and as part of a multidisciplinary clinical research team. Within the remit of this post, the successful individual will have responsibility for a caseload of patients on clinical trials and research projects across a variety of therapeutic areas as listed above. This encompasses dietary interventions, clinical trial 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 nurse led 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 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.
  • 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 including familiarity with the integrated Clinical Information Systems utilised by various departments in the hospital

 

Essential criteria:

  • Current or eligible for registration with An Bord Altranais.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years Clinical experience as a qualified Nurse.
  • Candidates must have a proven track record of the research process and regulation requirements for clinical research

 

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience of working in an Irish hospital is an advantage.
  • An understanding of Research and the Research process
  • 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: €37,750-40,003 per annum     (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 126-17 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Monday 28th August 2017 

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: Monday, 28 Aug 2017

Application: NUIG 126-17 Research Associate/Nurse (part time)

NUIG 132-17 Postdoctoral Researcher (Interreg NWE Project - AFTB, College of Engineering & Informatics, National University of Ireland Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed-term, 18 month contract position as a postdoctoral researcher with the Timber Engineering Research Group at the College of Engineering and Informatics, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway). The position is available from 1st November 2017 to contract end date of 30th April 2019, subject to initial one year probationary period.

 

Background:

Driven by the need for more sustainable construction, the use of engineered wood products such as glulam and cross-laminated timber is growing rapidly. New products are required that will have even more sustainable characteristics to support further reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. In this project, new products, that will enable the construction of timber buildings without the need for adhesives or steel fixings, are to be developed that will utilise local timber resources and promote local enterprise in North West Europe.

 

Project Description:

The project aims to bring to market tested adhesive free and fully recyclable alternatives to traditional engineered wood construction products. The main project objectives are: (1) to contribute to a low carbon footprint and curb the embodied energy consumption in the timber construction sector, (2) to promote use of local resources and make use of lower quality wood species for structural uses, (3) to reduce emissions of toxic chemicals and CO2 during manufacturing and service life of the products.

This EU Interreg North West Europe-funded project will be undertaken by researchers in NUI Galway in partnership with researchers in the University of Liverpool, University of Lorraine, Technical University Dresden, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, and the Office Économique Wallon du Bois.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will undertake

  • Experimental, analytical and numerical characterisation of adhesive-free compressed-wood dowel-type connections
  • Undertake environmental life-cycle assessment of adhesive-free timber components and buildings.
  • Assist in supervision of PhD students.
  • Preparation of project reports and dissemination of outputs and activities.

 

Essential criteria:

  • PhD degree in Structural or Civil Engineering, or related discipline
  • Excellent professional communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated commitment to deliver and publish results.
  • Experience of experimental characterisation of engineering materials/structures.
  • Knowledge of structural design in accordance with Eurocodes
  • Good publication track record.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience in design of timber buildings.
  • Experience and capability in life cycle assessment.
  • Experience in finite element modelling.

 

Salary: €37,750 - €40,003 per annum                       Start date: 1st Nov 2017

 

Further information about the Timber Engineering Research Group and the AFTB project is available at www.nuigalway.ie/terg, www.nweurope.eu/projects/project-search/towards-adhesive-free-timber-buildings-aftb/

 

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 about this post can be made to Dr. Annette Harte: annette.harte@nuigalway.ie

 

 

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:

Applicants should send a covering letter, detailed CV and the names and addresses of at least three referees via e-mail (in Word or PDF format only) to: annette.harte@nuigalway.ie.

Applicants must put Ref. No. NUIG 132-17 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Thursday 7th September 2017

Interviews are planned to be held on 15th September 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: Thursday, 07 Sep 2017

Application: NUIG 132-17 Postdoctoral Researcher (Interreg NWE Project - AFTB)

NUIG 130-17 Research Associate /Clinical Research Data Manager, HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed-term contract position as a Research Associate/Clinical Research Data Manager within the HRB Clinical Research Facility at the National University of Ireland, Galway (CRFG). The position, funded by the Health Research Board, is available immediately and the contract is for two years.

The CRFG provides an integrated Data Management service. This means seamless clinical data capture, validation, monitoring, storage, processing and archiving powered by the latest clinical research management technology.  The post holder will provide professional management and co-ordination of clinical research data as well as implementing the latest research-based data management processes as determined by national and international clinical research management bodies.  The role will involve Case Report Form (CRF) development or amendment, data collection, review and discrepancy management to ensure data quality and consistency. The post holder will contribute to the generation of complex data management solutions resulting in the development of customised research study databases in accordance with the study protocol and regulatory processes.

A variety of profiles will be considered for this post, a nurse with IT skills and research experience, a person with an IT background with data management experience or a data manager with IT skills.

Please see www.crfg.ie for more information on the facility.

 

Job Description:

The postholder will require a thorough understanding of the entire clinical research process to anticipate and fulfil the data needs of each study. This will involve working closely with the other members of the team including Principal Investigators to devise the data requirements based upon a clinical trial protocol and manage the creation of Case Report Forms. The role will involve CRF development or amendment, data collection, review and discrepancy management to ensure data quality and consistency, in accordance with ICH GCP standards.

The successful candidate will contribute to the research and data management functions within the Data Management team, working with clinical staff and management to establish workloads, timelines and priorities.

Electronic Data Capture of clinical research data in the HRB-CRFG is an essential component of our clinical research activities, managed through a variety of electronic programs. It is the responsibility of the Clinical Research Data Manager to plan for and resolve any issues that may occur during the capture of data in electronic format as well as ensuring that the data is high quality and delivered for analysis in an accurate and efficient fashion. The post holder will be expected to support funding submissions process by providing advice on Data Management aspects.

 

Duties:

  • Contribute to the design/review of the study protocol and provide input to the clinical trial team on data management issues.
  • Design case report forms and ensure effective management of their generation and quality control.
  • Prepare Case Report Form (CRF) completion instructions and present material for clinical trial activities at investigator meetings and site initiation visits.
  • Train site personnel to help improve the quality of the data being collected.
  • Assist with the development of training programs for Principal Investigators and research staff in data management.
  • Define database requirements and data validations.
  • Develop reports to track accrual and measure data quality.
  • Prepare clinical trial documentation including the data management plan.
  • Generate accurate data clarification requests and track all queries through their resolution and filing in the CRF.

  • Update tracking systems and create/maintain trial master files (TMF) and appropriate study documentation.

  • Ensure compliance with all ICH-GCP/EU/IRL regulations governing clinical trials.

  • Assist in standardising data management procedures and data definitions within the department.

  • Review, analyse, and validate clinical research data to ensure consistency, integrity and accuracy based on project specific guidelines in preparation for abstract submissions/publications
  • Support CRFG research funding submission process by providing advice on Clinical Research Data Management aspects.

  • Encode all clinical data in agreement with PI and statistician.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely communications with investigative sites in the collection, entry, management, quality control and analysis of data, as required by investigators and sponsors.
  • Ensure that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are followed.
  • Participate in system and vendor validations as required by the Senior Data Manager
  • Participate in audit as required within the department
  • Undertake additional data activities as assigned by a Senior Data Manager

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • University degree or equivalent professional qualification (min level 8)
  • Minimum 2 years relevant work experience in a clinical research data management related role.
  • Evidence of clinical research, associated processes and regulations
  • Strong communication skills
  • Effective organizational skills and detail orientated.
  • A high degree of motivation and ability to use initiative
  • An ability to work within a team
  • proven ability to demonstrate a good and confident command of spoken & written English, sufficient to successfully discuss and explain complex technical ideas in simple & concise terms to a diverse range of stakeholders

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • An IT qualification (Knowledge of SQL, Java, Python or similar would be useful but not essential)
  • Nursing qualification or Life science qualification
  • Nursing experience

 

Salary: €37,750-€46,255 per annum. (Public sector pay policy in relation 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 our centre is available at www.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 crfg@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 130-17 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday 1st September 2017 

A panel may be formed following interviews.

  

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 Sep 2017

Application: NUIG 130-17 Research Associate /Clinical Research Data Manager

NUIG 131-17 Senior Research Fellow / Senior Researcher Data Management and Biometrics, HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed-term contract position as Senior Researcher Data Management and Biometrics (Research Fellow) to join the HRB-CRFG team. 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-CRFG has developed a Biostatistics and Data Management Hub which includes both an extensive biostatistics service and the provision of an integrated data management service. This means seamless clinical data capture, validation, monitoring, storage, processing and archiving powered by the latest clinical research management technology. The post holder will provide professional management and co-ordination of the team, interaction with industry and clinical investigators, assign work and oversee the collation, management and analysis of clinical research data, as well as implementing the latest research-based data management processes as determined by national and international clinical research management bodies. The role will also involve oversight of database building, Case Report Form (CRF) development or amendment, data collection, review and discrepancy management to ensure data quality and consistency and oversight of data management practices.

Please see www.crfg.ie for more information on the HRB-CRFG.

 

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB:

This post will require a thorough understanding of the entire clinical research process to anticipate and fulfil the clinical data needs of each study. This will involve working closely with investigators, the clinical data management team and the HRB-CRFG biostatistics team, to devise the data and/or analytic requirements based upon a study proposal or protocol. The post-holder provides oversight of all biostatistics and clinical data management processes and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) including the allocation of staff to research projects, monitoring and balancing staff workload, integrating the biostatistics and data management services and processes, creation of CRFs, electronic databases, Data Management Plans (DMP) and files for a portfolio of studies. The post will also involve communication with external research centres nationally, to manage the collation of research data and preparation of periodic reports.

A variety of clinical trial and registry development tools (iDataFax, InferMed and MACRO, etc) are utilised in the HRB-CRFG and proficiency in this area is an advantage. It is the responsibility of the Senior Researcher Data Management and Biometrics (Research Fellow) to manage and coordinate the daily activities of the Biostatistics and Data Management teams. The Senior Researcher Data Management and Biometrics (Research Fellow) will plan for and resolve any issues that may occur in the capturing the data (in electronic format) ensuring that high quality data is delivered for analysis in an accurate and efficient fashion, and address any issues that arise during biostatistical review and analyses of data. The post requires a thorough knowledge and understanding of the policy, practices and procedures relevant to the role, and provision of advice to junior colleagues on policy and standards relating to biostatistics and clinical data management. The role will involve oversight of processes to assure data integrity and confidentiality for regulated clinical trials and knowledge of this area would be an advantage, although not essential. The post holder will be expected to contribute and support the development of research grant funding submissions by coordinating and providing advice on biostatistics, data management, budgets and timelines.

 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Liaison with the CRFG management team with regard to the delivery of and long-term development of biostatistics and clinical data management services.

  • Management of the Biostatistics and Data Management teams, oversight of operations and assurance of quality of outputs.

  • Co-ordinate the work of the biostatistics and data management teams. Organise and conduct meetings with staff members to clarify objectives, develop team work plans/timetables for external entities, and communicate progress.

  • Review, analyse, and validate plans for clinical research data collection, collations and analysis to ensure consistency, integrity and accuracy based on project specific guidelines in preparation for abstract submissions/publications

  • Support HRB-CRFG research funding submission process by providing guidance on biostatistics and clinical data management aspects.

  • Review and contribute to the study feasibility process, at the point of selection of studies to be undertaken by the HRB-CRFG.

  • Assess and provide costing estimates for biostatistics and data management aspects of clinical research studies proposed for the HRB-CRFG and affiliates.

  • Contribute to the design/review of the study protocol and provide input to the clinical trial team on aspects of biostatistics and data management.

  • Oversee the design of CRFs and associated completion guidelines. Ensure effective management of their generation and quality control.

  • Present material for clinical trial activities at investigator meetings and site initiation visits.

  • Assist with the development of training programs for investigators and research staff in biostatistics and data management.

  • Provide expert advice on aspects of biostatistics and data management to research fellows and other colleagues and play a leadership role for junior colleagues

  • Define database requirements and data validations.

  • Develop and implement quality assurance measures in data management.

  • Development of reports to track participant accruals and associated metrics nationally.

  • Prepare statistical analysis plans and/or data management plans as they pertain to specific studies.

  • Generate accurate data clarification requests and track all queries through to their resolution.

  • Appreciate and apply the legal requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality data protection requirements.

  • Ensure appropriate and timely communications with investigative sites in the collection, entry, management, quality control and analysis of data, as required by investigators and sponsors.

  • Develop and ensure adherence to HRB-CRFG Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigator, the HRB-CRFG, Saolta and NUI Galway.

  • Any other duties relevant to this post which may arise and as requested by the HRB-CRFG Director.

 

The post holder requires 

  • University degree or equivalent professional qualification, and relevant work experience in a clinical research biostatistics or data management related role.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in team management and oversight of team operations.

  • Knowledge of clinical research or similar, associated processes and regulations.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Effective organisational skills and detail orientated.

  • Able to demonstrate a good and confident command of spoken & written English, sufficient to successfully discuss and explain complex technical ideas in simple & concise terms to a diverse range of stakeholders

     

    Ideally the post holder will have

  • Clinical or life science qualification

  • An IT qualification

     

    Salary range: €63,125 to €65,032 per annum.

     

    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

 

 

Application Procedure: Applicants should send a covering letter, detailed CV and the names and addresses of at least three referees via e-mail (in Word or PDF format only) to: crfg@nuigalway.ie

Applicants must put Ref. No. NUIG 131-17 in subject line of e-mail application

 

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 8th September 2017. 

A panel may be formed for future 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: Friday, 08 Sep 2017

Application: NUIG 131-17 Senior Research Fellow / Snr Researcher Data Management & Biometrics

NUIG 133-17 Senior Research Fellow/Programme Manager, Non-invasive vital signs monitoring for identification of biomarkers for the prediction of cardiovascular events, College of Medicine

To support the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and CURAM/REMEDI research programme, we are seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Senior Research Fellow to join our team at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  This position is funded until May 31st 2021.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will manage a research programme which aims to identify triggering mechanisms associated with sudden heart attack.  Employing wearable sensors, high-density biometric and biomarker variables of interest will be sampled from high-risk patients.  Modeling techniques will focus on determining the effect of a variety of triggers on the plaque biomechanics. Information systems will be developed in order to modulate trigger mechanisms, to allow anticipated diagnosis or reduction of event severity.  Noninvasive applicability of the concept will be tested in high-risk “normal” subjects undergoing coronary CT imaging for plaque characterization. This position is funded by a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Professorship Award and is available immediately and until May 2021.

 

Main Duties include:

  • The successful candidate will be required to establish and manage a medical electronics group based in the Lambe Institute, NUI Galway under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator.  
  • The successful candidate must be capable of managing specialised front end data acquisition and analysis of high density biometric and biomarker variables.
  • The successful candidate will co-supervise and manage a team of PhD students to completion, as well as support occasional undergraduate and visiting student research projects.
  • Maintain close contact with various collaborating research groups based both on and off campus.
  • Selection, procurement and/or design of suitable biosensors to capture high density biometric and biomarker data based on signal processing and filtering characteristics.
  • Data collection and biosensor signal processing, among which heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Obtain local hospital and university ethical permission for relevant projects.
  • Design, build and/or validate vital signs instrumentation and data acquisition systems for target applications in conjunction with the PI and members of the TOMI research team and/or industry collaborators.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to prepare publications for high impact journals relevant to the medical electronics field.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to apply for research funding as appropriate.
  • Undertake biomedical and other experiments to validate analytical methods and instrumentation being developed.
  • Be responsible for managing the vital signs lab, including mentoring/training of PhD and other researchers in relevant technologies.
  • Prepare project reports as required by the funder/PI.

 

Qualifications/Skills:

Essential Requirements:

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline.
  • 3-5 years research experience and proven ability to manage a research team.
  • Demonstrable track record in the selection and deployment of sensors, data acquisition and data transfer (wireless and wired).
  • Applied Digital Signal Processing (DSP) experience (ideally with clinical datasets).
  • Ability to manage front-end data collection and back-end analysis utilising machine learning techniques.
  • Experience in research funding applications.
  • Candidates must have excellent communication (in English) and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new instrumentation and analytical methods; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

 

Desirable Skills:

  • Application of sensors in a biomedical environment.
  • Knowledge of multimodal and multi-vessel plaque imaging techniques using both invasive and non-invasive approaches would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of medical device standards and ISO quality management standards.
  • Experience in high density biometric and biomarker data collection and analysis.
  • Experience in wearable sensor design.
  • Experience in cloud-based data acquisition, analysis conceptual modelling and ontology engineering principles.
  • Experience of applications to ethics committees.
  • Specialized experience in clinical instrumentation.
  • Programming skills such as MATLAB, Java, C++, OpenCL, OpenGL, Python especially for the acquisition and signal processing of data.

 

Salary: €63,125 per annum  

Start date: Position is available immediately.

 

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 regarding CÚRAM and REMEDI is available at www.curamdevices.ie and www.remedi.ie.

Informal contacts concerning the post should be made to Professor William Wyns at the following email address: william.wyns@nuigalway.ie.

 

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 Dr Cathal Ó Flatharta (cathal.oflatharta@nuigalway.ie).

Please put reference numberNUIG 133-17 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 8th September, 2017.

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

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

Closing Date: Friday, 08 Sep 2017

Application: NUIG 133-17 Senior Research Fellow / Programme Manager

NUIG 134-17 Clinical Research Fellow /Senior Nurse (Psychiatry), Clinical Research Facility, School of Medicine, NUIGalway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time fixed term position as Clinical Research Fellow / Senior Research Nurse within the Clinical Research Facility at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position, funded by HRB-CRFG is available immediately and the contract is for 1 year initially, with potential to extend subject to project success and funding acquisition.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team who engage with researchers and clinicians to support Psychiatry clinical trials within the CRFG.

The Research Fellow will work under the direction of the Clinical Research Unit Manager, Director of the Clinical Research Facility and the relevant Principal Investigators in conducting clinical research activities to ensure the smooth operation of Psychiatry/Psychology clinical trials whilst ensuring high quality clinical research is conducted in line with research regulation and international research standards.

Within the remit of this post, the successful individual will have responsibility for a caseload of studies and patients on Psychiatry/Psychologyclinical trials and will manage and direct a team of Research Nurses and Clinical Research Associates/Assistants.  The individual will be expected to lead and coordinate activities on areas such as management of individual research projects, resource allocation, engage in nurse led research, audit and education, contribute to papers that arise from the studies undertaken, and attend relevant national and international meetings. 

 

Duties:

  • Conduct clinical research work to a high standard in accordance with clinical research regulations and research protocols under the direction of the Clinical Research Unit Manager, Director/ PI.
  • Develop policies and procedures for the clinical teams around clinical operations and develop streamlined processes to ensure efficiencies of clinical practice.
  • Co-ordinate and manage the day-to-day running of research studies and team members according to the assigned study portfolio, research protocols and regulations.
  • Organise and conduct regular meetings with the research team to clarify objectives, develop team work plans/timetables for research and support staff and communicate progress.
  • Participate in resource allocation and play a leadership role for junior colleagues.
  • Facilitate coordination of follow up appointments as per protocol.
  • Ensure that study records and site files are maintained in a thorough and accurate manner.
  • Contribute to participant recruitment for research, utilising the necessary network connections to do so.
  • Assess patients and arrange relevant staging procedures in preparation for clinical research participation.
  • Participate in the education process of patients about their disease, clinical research participation plans, gold standard treatment options and outcomes.
  • Assess and undertake Protocol activities on clinical research study participants.
  • Develop study related documentation such as Protocol, CRFs and information sheets.
  • Maintain effective communication with all team members and associated personnel to ensure information is transferred in a clear effective manner.
  • Facilitate research activities such as workshops and screening events.
  • Undertake report preparation and clinical data compilation as required.
  • Anticipate and implement compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines for academic-sponsored regulated clinical research studies.
  • Participate in and contribute to training and teaching events on standard practices, methodologies and study protocols.
  • Train team members and associates in standard operating procedures, clinical methodologies and research protocol activities.
  • Provide support, on occasion, to CRFG researchers and study affiliates in the application for funding or future proposals.
  • Undertake research on and analysis of study outputs and measures, with the aim of providing information for future funding proposals and applications.
  • Contribution to and preparation of manuscripts for publication to peer reviewed internationally recognised journals.
  • Take responsibility for day-to-day mentoring and support of postgraduate research students associated with the research group.
  • Submit and maintain ethics approvals for research.
  • Carry out other appropriate and relevant duties under the direction of the Principal Investigators and CRFG Senior Management.

Essential Qualifications:

Candidates are required:

  • To be registered by An Bord Altranais, in the area of Psychiatry.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years Clinical experience as a qualified Nurse.
  • To have >3 years’ nursing experience working in clinical research specifically with Psychiatry clinical trials
  • Have an excellent working knowledge of GCP and Clinical Trial legislation.
  • To have the clinical, managerial and administrative experience to properly discharge the functions of the role.
  • Candidates must demonstrate in-depth  research knowledge and experience of the research process and regulatory requirements for clinical research
  • Candidates must demonstrate a working knowledge of information technology and data base management including electronic Case Report Form (eCRF) usage
  • Candidates must provide evidence of undertaking or participation in research projects

 

Desirable Experience:

  • Previous Psychiatry-related clinical research experience.
  • Experience in leading a multi-disciplinary team.

 

Key competencies include

  • Planning and Organising
  • Patient/Customer Focus
  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Leadership
  • Evidence of computer skills including, word, excel, PowerPoint, email, the internet as a research tool, the use of audit tools and familiarity with the integrated Clinical Information Systems utilised by various Departments  in the hospital
  • An understanding of good clinical practice

 

Salary: €51,716 - €54,820 per annum           (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 crfg@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 134-17 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Tuesday 5th September 2017 

A panel may be formed for future 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: Tuesday, 05 Sep 2017

Application: NUIG 134-17 Clinical Research Fellow /Senior Nurse (Psychiatry)

NUIG 135-17 Senior Research Fellow / Senior Research Pharmacist, HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed-term contract position as a Senior Research Fellow / Senior Research Pharmacist. This position will be based in the HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway (CRFG) and funded by the Health Research Board (HRB). The position is available immediately and the contract duration is for one year initially, with potential to extend subject to project success and funding acquisition.

The CRFG’s remit is to contribute to clinical research currently underway in Ireland, supporting investigators and research teams in undertaking funded research projects and programmes. A multidisciplinary team including clinicians, nurses, research associates and other support positions work 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 and cardiovascular disease.

The successful candidate will be part of this multi-disciplinary team, engaging with researchers to support patient-focused research studies aimed at understanding a range of diseases and bringing outputs of research work in these areas to the patient as speedily as possible. Further information about the HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway can be found at www.crfg.ie

Purpose of the post:

The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team who engage with administrators, researchers, academics and external entities to support financial and business development practices associated with clinical research activities, within the HRB-Clinical Research Facility. The Senior Research Pharmacist will manage clinical trials medicines being conducted under the authority of the CRFG.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To contribute to and ensure the safe and effective use of clinical trial medicines within the CRFG, in accordance with all national and international standards and laws.
  • Ensure compliance to good clinical practice standards in relation to clinical trials and medicines, contributing to the development, maintenance and monitoring of standard operating procedures for clinical trials within GUH pharmacies.
  • Contribute to the delivery of a clinical trials service under applicable Clinical Trials Regulations.
  • To support relevant aspects of grant applications, and CRFG academic activities
  • To liaise with and provide appropriate academic collaborations with other research pharmacists within the national CRF network
  • Review and contribute to the development of protocols for proposed clinical trials involving medicines within GUH/CRFG
  • Liaise and negotiate with trial sponsors and relevant medical staff regarding proposed clinical trials to explore feasibility of and support for proposed clinical trials.
  • Assess IMP quality for proposed IMP studies and provide advice to investigators, CRFG and pharmacy as appropriate.
  • Counsel patients on the use of their trial medicines where required, taking due cognisance of the appropriate regulations under the Pharmacy Act 2007.
  • Assist in sourcing of IMP for NUIG-sponsored studies
  • Assess pharmacy capacity issues and advise appropriate clinical pharmacist and clinical trials team. Liaise with clinical pharmacy team regarding active trials within their specialty, especially involving I/V cancer chemotherapy. 
  • Establish the regulatory status of medicines involved in trials and ensure all regulatory, ethical and management approvals are obtained before commencing the trial.
  • Write or approve procedures in order to delegate the responsibilities for the day-to-day running of the clinical trial to relevant pharmacy staff as allocated by the Chief Pharmacist.
  • Contribute to the provision of training for pharmacy staff on all aspects of handling clinical trials in GUHs.
  • Negotiate pharmacy financial agreements with the trial sponsor based on the complexity of the trial and current pharmacy-costing guidelines.
  • Contribute to the collection of agreed pharmacy fees and drug costs as a result of work undertaken for a clinical trial.
  • Provide other members of the healthcare profession with help and information regarding clinical trials.
  • Contribute to the provision of medicines information and advice on drug availability and procurement to clinical staff in relation to clinical trials.
  • Contribute to the delivery of the pharmaceutical components of clinical governance to clinical trials and to the wider clinical governance agenda to ensure adherence to legal and professional requirements and standards and implementation of best practice.
  • Contribute to the collation of statistical and workload activity in clinical trials to influence decisions on service developments.
  • Participate in audit (internal and external) of pharmacy clinical trials service and implement improvements where required.
  • Report on potential drug budget savings while a patient is receiving study medication in collaboration with GUH and highlight future budget implications related to clinical trial medicines in collaboration with the clinical pharmacy teams.
  • Report incidents / near misses in accordance with risk management policies.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary meetings with regard to specific studies.
  • Contribute to the CRFG management team activities and processes, under the CRFG Director.

 

As a Pharmacist contributing to the clinical trial pharmacy service of GUHs, the following duties should be carried out where required to ensure the provision of a comprehensive pharmaceutical service:

  • Supervise and supply drugs, pharmaceuticals and other related items as may be required.
  • Ensure that the purchase, storage and supply of all items is operated on the most economical lines, consistent with quality at pharmacy, ward and department levels and with reference to legal requirements, transit, security and conditions of chemical and physical stability. 
  • Maintain records for purchasing, quality control, compounding and dispensing to the standards required.
  • Cooperate with clinical, scientific and nursing staff on the maintenance and development of new methods of treatment, evaluated in clinical trials.
  • Ensure that the needs of patients and professional staff are being adequately met by the pharmaceutical service provided. This will involve providing help and advice to patients and staff on all aspects of therapy and collaborating with community pharmacists to ensure continuity of supply of medication where necessary.
  • Participate in continuing education and in such activities consistent with the post. Attend such study days and continuing education courses as may be deemed necessary for the development of both the service and the individual
  • Participate in the teaching and training (including in-service training) of pharmacy, medical, nursing and other staff as may be required.
  • Supervise and manage any pharmacist and other staff assigned to him / her.
  • Where a Chief Pharmacist has been assigned responsibilities to co-operate with and assist him / her in the performance of his / her duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Perform such other duties appropriate to the office of Pharmacist as may be assigned to him / her from time to time by the Chief Pharmacist

Note any offer of employment will be dependent on successful Garda Clearance.

 

Essential Qualifications

  • Be registered in the Register of Pharmaceutical Chemists for Ireland, or be entitled to be so registered
  • Have not less than three years satisfactory hospital or relevant pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Possess the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office
  • Have experience working in the area of clinical trials

Note: Please note that Qualifications obtained outside the Republic of Ireland will require validation by: Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, 18 Shrewsbury Road Dublin 4, Tel: 01 2837294, Web:   www.pharmaceuticalsociety.ie

 

Communication & Interpersonal Skills

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to present information in a clear and concise manner
  • Liaising with other service providers
  • Liaising with nursing and other professionals
  • Demonstrate the ability to empathise with and treat patients and colleagues with dignity and respect

 

Planning & Organising

  • Demonstrate evidence of effective planning and organising skills including awareness of resource management and importance of value for money
  • Ability to work effectively under varying working pressure conditions

 

    • Knowledge & Professional Knowledge

  • Demonstrate evidence of experience in hospital or industrial pharmacy practice-base including involvement in Clinical Trials
  • Demonstrate evidence of ability to research
  • Demonstrate evidence of ability to critically analyse commercial and core clinical journal material on medicines.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Clinical trials European Directives and Irish regulations, GMP and GCP
  • Demonstrate evidence of knowledge of Good Practice in Research Principles
  • Demonstrate evidence of knowledge of work and primary role of the Department of Health and Children’s recognised ‘competent hospital’ Clinical Research and Ethics Committees
  • Demonstrate evidence of computer skills including the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the internet as a research tool
  • Demonstrate evidence of knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation including Health & Safety in the workplace
  • Demonstrate evidence of protocol preparation for drug use, storage, safe handling etc
  •  Demonstrate evidence of impact of freedom of information legislation

 

Leadership/Team Management Skills

  • Demonstrate leadership and team management skills including evidence of the ability to work with multidisciplinary team members
  • Demonstrate ability to work in partnership with Medical and Pharmacy Teams

 

Desirable experience

  • Experience with academic-sponsored clinical trials
  • Working knowledge of clinical trial regulatory environment
  • Experience in quality assurance of pharmaceutical products

 

Salary Range: €63,125 to €65,032 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)

Start: 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

 

 

Application Procedure:

Applicants should send a covering letter, detailed CV and the names and addresses of at least three referees via e-mail (in Word or PDF format only) to crfg@nuigalway.ie. Applicants must put Ref. No. NUIG 135-17 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm, Wednesday 13th September 2017. 

A panel may be formed for future 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, 13 Sep 2017

Application: NUIG 135-17 Senior Research Fellow / Senior Research Pharmacist

NUIG 136-17 BrainMatTrain Early Stage Researcher, Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) National University of Ireland, Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as an Early Stage Researcher with the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union and is available from August 2017. The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a maximum period of 2 years (regular employment contract). The remuneration will be in line with the European Commission rules for Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant holders (Early-Stage Researchers, Initial Training Network). http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/index.htm

BrainMatTrain is a four-year project, funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Programme (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015) under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Initial Training Network and Grant Agreement No. 676408. The project focuses on the scale up, commercialisation and translation of functionalised biomaterial constructs for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The BrainMatTrain network comprises four academic institutes, two hospitals and two industry partners from seven European countries (Ireland, Austria, Sweden, France, Denmark, the Netherlands, and United Kingdom).

Organisation:

The Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) is a national, Science FI 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. The centre will include almost 40 industry partners and support product development and the creation of new spin-out companies.

 

Job Description:

The researcher will develop a responsive biomaterials system for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The researcher will be part of the BrainMatTrain EU Initial Training Network programme.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will design sophisticated multi-modal functionalised responsive collagen-based scaffolds to combine multiple functions including drug release, recognition, tuned biodegradability and responsiveness to pathophysiological signals within the host environment. These scaffold systems will incorporate both synthetic and natural polymers. He/she will optimise these responsive constructs to facilitate the controlled spatiotemporal release of optimum doses of therapeutic moieties to promote functional neuroregeneration. The successful candidate will assess the loading efficiency and release profiles of the biodegradable scaffolds. In vitro cytotoxicity studies and in vitro uptake of the scaffolds will be conducted. He/she will investigate the therapeutic efficacy of this platform in a preclinical model of Parkinson’s disease. The successful candidate will liaise and report to the Project Manager and contribute to periodic scientific reports. He /she will contribute to the reporting of project milestones and deliverables in accordance with EU deadlines and promote and disseminate results involved in the programme which includes contributing to newsletters and participating in outreach events.

 

Qualifications: Essential

  • Honours Bachelor degree in Chemistry or other material science discipline.
  • Less than 4 years' full time equivalent research experience and not yet been awarded a doctoral degree (PhD)
  • Resided less than 12 months in the country (Ireland) of the host/recruiting institution in the 3 years prior to selection
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment
  • Availability to travel nationally and internationally two to three times a year

 

Qualifications: Desirable

  • Experience with outreach events
  • A keen interest in pursuing pre-clinical research into Parkinson’s disease

 

Salary: Remuneration will be in line with the Marie Skłodowska Curie guidelines (Early-Stage Researchers, ITN): http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/doc/call/h2020/h2020-msca-itn-2015/1622613-itn_2015_-_guide_for_applicants_v1_en.pdf

Start date: Position is available fromSeptember 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

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Abhay Pandit (abhay.pandit@nuigalway.ie) Background information about CÚRAM can be found at www.curamdevices.ie

 

To Apply:

Applications (in English) should include a CV, certificates of examination grades, a motivation letter describing your research career goals, skills and experience, as well as two letters of recommendation. Please send applications by e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr. Elke Rink (Elke.Rink@nuigalway.ie). Please quote the project name and reference number "BrainMatTrain-ESR-1” in the subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 31st August 2017 

Interviews will take place the week of 4th September 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: Thursday, 31 Aug 2017

Application: NUIG 136-17 BrainMatTrain Early Stage Researcher

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