NUIG 087-18 Postdoctoral Researcher – Marine Economics Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 32 month full-time, fixed-term contract position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Economics, in the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the EU Interreg Atlantic Area Programme 2007-2013.   

Job Description:

The researcher will initially be involved in the development of a coherent and consistent set of marine socio-economic indicators for the European Atlantic Region. The researcher will use Geographical Information System (GIS) to generate an atlas of the developed marine socio-economic indicators. The atlas will be made available online and will be usable at different spatial scales. The main output of this project will be to quantify the sustainability dimension of ‘Blue Growth’ with respect to the potential environmental impact of key strategic marine sectors, such as marine and coastal tourism, shipping and aquaculture. The post holder will be expected to present their work in oral format, at international project meetings and symposia as well as in stakeholder fora. They will also collaborate on the production of written reports and of publications in the peer reviewed scientific literature.     

Qualifications Required

Candidates must hold a PhD, or be near to completing a PhD, in a relevant research area (e.g. Environmental/Marine Economics, Marine Spatial Planning, Marine Science Geography, GIScience,). Candidates must have proven experience in geographic information systems (GIS) and database development and management. Desirable skills include experience developing and testing spatial tools for dataset visualisation, good understanding of both Irish and EU Marine Policy, relevant directives and legislation, excellent writing skills for both peer-review and public outreach formats, experience with developing and using qualitative research tools (e.g. surveys, interviews, Q-Method).   

Salary: €39,137 per annum.  Start date: Position is available from June 1st, 2018.

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

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway. For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

Further information about SEMRU is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/semru/ 

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Dr. Stephen Hynes at stephen.hynes@nuigalway.ie

To Apply:  Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of two referees should be sent, via e-mail (as a single document in Word or PDF only) to Dr. Stephen Hynes stephen.hynes@nuigalway.ie     Please put reference number NUIG-087-18 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 11th May 2018.

Interviews are planned to be held on the 21th of May, 2018

Closing Date: Friday, 11 May 2018

Application: NUIG 087-18 Postdoctoral Researcher – Marine Economics

NUIG 088-18 Postdoctoral Researcher – Marine Economics (Part-Time) Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 36 month part-time (60% / 3 days per week), fixed-term contract position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Economics, in the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the EU Interreg Atlantic Area Programme 2007-2013. 

Job Description:

The project involves quantifying the sustainability dimension of ‘Blue Growth’ with respect to the potential environmental impact of key strategic marine sectors, such as marine and coastal tourism, shipping and aquaculture. The researcher will be involved in the development of a coherent and consistent set of marine socio-economic indicators for the European Atlantic Region. The post holder will also assist with project administration and periodic report writing. The candidate will be expected to present their work in oral format, at international project meetings and symposia. 

Qualifications  Required

Candidates must hold a PhD or have at least 4 years relevant research experience, in a relevant research area (e.g. Environmental/Marine Economics, Marine Spatial Planning, Marine Science Geography, GIScience). Candidates must have proven experience in economic database development and management. Desirable skills include good understanding of both Irish and EU Marine Policy, experience with the reporting requirements of EU Interreg Atlantic Area Programmes, excellent writing skills for public outreach formats and experience with project management systems. 

Salary: €39,138 per annum, pro-rata for this part-time (60%) post.                    Start date: Position is available from June 2018 

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

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway. For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

Further information about SEMRU is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/semru/ 

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Dr. Stephen Hynes at stephen.hynes@nuigalway.ie

To Apply:  Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of two referees should be sent, via e-mail (as a single document in Word or PDF only) to Dr. Stephen Hynes stephen.hynes@nuigalway.ie.       Please put reference number NUIG-088-18 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday, 11th May 2018. 

Interviews are planned to be held on the 21th of May, 2018

Closing Date: Friday, 11 May 2018

Application: NUIG 088-18 Postdoctoral Researcher – Marine Economics (Part-Time)

NUIG 083-18 Researcher School of Engineering & Informatics, NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed-term 36 month contract position as a researcher with the School of Engineering and Informatics, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway). The researcher will join a highly dynamic, international research cluster performing leading edge research on environmental protection and resource recovery through the development of new technologies. The research team, affiliated with University College Cork (UCC) and Gas Networks Ireland (GNI), has strong connections with leading industry and academic institutions across Europe and around the world and performs research in areas that include:

  • Water and wastewater treatment and energy recovery

  • Development of novel, sustainable environmental technologies

  • Environment and health

The domain-specific goal of the project is to evaluate production of biomethane using feedstocks from agriculture and food sectors, conduct laboratory-scale and pilot-scale on-site assessment on the performance of an anaerobic co-digester co-digesting agricultural by-products, and carry out life cycle assessment (LCA) of biomethane production in Ireland. 

Job Description

  • Daily project management

  • Environmental life cycle assessment

  • Assist with training and supervision of the PhD students to develop and operate laboratory and on-site reactors

  • Disseminate research outputs

  • The successful candidate will be part of a team of experienced researchers and will report directly to the project PI. 

Essential criteria:

  • PhD degree in Environmental, Civil, Chemical Engineering or related disciplines

  • The candidate should have a full driver’s licence that conforms to national legislation for the purpose of attending site visits, waste collection and sampling.

  • Evidence of experience in dry digestion of animal manure or food waste

  • Demonstrable experience in assessment of pathogenic indicator microorganisms

  • Evidence of experience in molecular analysis

  • Proven experience in statistical analysis

  • Evidence of good knowledge in the Irish livestock industry. 

Desirable criteria:

  • Other relevant laboratory experience

  • Capable of using their initiative and a strong ability for critical thinking

  • Exceptional communication skills, demonstrated commitment to deliver and publish results, adaptability and the ability to work in a team environment. 

Salary: €37,417 fixed, per annum                       Start date: June 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 

Informal enquiries about this post can be made to Dr. Xinmin Zhan: Xinmin.zhan@nuigalway.ie (Tel: +353-91-495239)

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: xinmin.zhan@nuigalway.ie.    Applicants must put Ref. No. NUIG 083-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 11th May 2018.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 09 May 2018

Application: NUIG 083-18 Researcher - Civil Engineering

NUIG 051-18 System Administrator Irish Centre for High-End Computing, NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a System Administrator with The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available from 1st June 2018 to contract end date of 31st December 2020. 

ICHEC is the national High-Performance Computing (HPC) in Ireland and is a centre of domain, systems and software expertise that provides high performance software solutions to academia, industry and state bodies, through partnership, knowledge transfer, project delivery and service provision. ICHEC operates the national HPC service providing compute resources and software expertise for the research communities across all the main science disciplines through collaborative industry & academic partnerships and programmes of education and outreach.   www.ichec.ie      

Job Description:

The successful candidate will help deliver the base infrastructure services of ICHEC through the maintenance of existing hardware and software as well as the design and deployment of new services. This will require activities in a diverse range of technical domains such as networking, server virtualization, large scale data services, HPC systems management and user level services such as AAA, monitoring and support. 

Qualifications/ Skills:

  • Applicants must have a higher-level qualification in computational science/computer science, or a related discipline, or equivalent experience (min. 2+ yrs.). 

Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants must have the following requirements:
  • Advanced Linux systems administration skills with at least 3 years practical experience.
  • Evidence of good knowledge of server virtualization technology and techniques.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of local area networking and network services such as DNS.
  • Evidence of good knowledge of security principles and practices.
  • Proficiency in at least two of the following scripting languages: shell, Perl, Python.
  • Experience deploying services on public cloud infrastructure including AWS and Azure.
  • Experience deploying configuration management and monitoring tools.
  • Experience managing and supporting VOIP telephony systems.
  • Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and able to work autonomously; and be able to demonstrate a logical and thorough approach to technical problem determination. 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience supporting end-users in a HPC environment. 

Salary: €39,860 - €47,728 per annum           Start date: Position is available from 1st June 2018. 

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

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

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

Further information about ICHEC is available at www.ichec.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Niall Wilson (niall.wilson@ichec.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 recruit@ichec.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 051-18 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4.00 pm Friday 27th April 2018. 

Interviews are planned for 7th May 2018 . 

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, 27 Apr 2018

Application: NUIG 051-18 System Administrator - ICHEC

NUIG 071-18 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 for a period of one year, with potential to extend subject to project success and funding acquisition. 

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, for example 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 design and development (both paper and electronic), 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 CRFG 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 experience (5 years)
  • Minimum 2 years relevant work experience in a clinical research data management related role.
  • Evidence of knowledge 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
  • ICH-GCP Training.  

Salary: €39,137-€43,827 per annum.         Start date: Position is available immediately. 

NB: Gárda clearance is a requirement for this post. 

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

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 grainne.macnamara@nuigalway.ie          Please put reference number NUIG 071-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Extended closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday 27th April 2018.

A panel may be formed for future similar posts.

Closing Date: Friday, 27 Apr 2018

NUIG 072-18 Research Associate/Clinical Trials Biostatistician HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway (CRFG) National University of Ireland, Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed-term contract position as a Postdoctoral Researcher/Clinical Trials Biostatistician to join the CRFG team at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The position is available immediately and the contract is for 1 year, with potential to extend subject to project success and funding acquisition.

The HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway’s remit is to increase the amount of clinical research currently happening in Ireland. Clinicians undertaking research require clinical support e.g. nursing or physician resources, study advice, biostatistical advice and data management. Biostatistics will be one of the key selling features to clinical researchers, biomedical companies and pharmaceutical companies. Additional information on the CRFG can be found at www.crfg.ie 

Job Description:

The candidate will be responsible for statistical aspects of clinical trials including study design, analysis planning and scheduling, analysis and interpretation of data and reporting of results. The candidate may also be required to coordinate analysis efforts across multiple research projects. 

Main Duties

  • Statistical aspects of projects, including experimental design, analysis and presentation of data and execution and validation of high-quality analysis datasets (tables, listings and figures),  ensuring that all project-related work is carried out in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and with international regulatory standards.

  • Coordinate the development of statistical analysis plans, statistical programming, creation of table shells, the production of tables, listings, graphs and figures, data review and statistical analysis and review of those programmed by others.

  • Liaise with data management team to perform data validation and cleaning of clinical database.

  • Write statistical sections of integrated reports, abstracts and subsequent publications.

  • Collaborate closely with investigators, sponsors, and other study leadership to ensure that the study/project results and conclusions are presented accurately and without bias. 

Qualifications and requirements:

  • MSc or higher in biostatistics or related field and 2 years relevant experience. 
  • 2+ years’ experience in applying statistical methods in biomedical research, pharmaceutical or CRO industry.
  • Evidence of strong working knowledge of Statistical computing packages, e.g. R, SPSS, SAS or Minitab.
  • Good oral and written communication skills. Ability to work as part of a team and clearly communicate statistical issues and methods to both statisticians and non-statisticians.
  • Excellent attention to detail. 

Salary: €39,137-€45,089 per annum.         Start date: Position is available immediately.

NB: Gárda clearance is a requirement for this post

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

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 

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: grainne.macnamara@nuigalway.ie           Applicants must put Ref. No. NUIG-072-18 in subject line of e-mail application. 

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

Extended closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 27th April 2018.

Closing Date: Friday, 27 Apr 2018

NUIG 075-18 POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER – CIVIL ENGINEERING Modelling for Multi-Facility Energy Management and Demand Response COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND INFORMATICS, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with IRUSE at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  This position is funded by EU HORIZON 2020 and is available, for one year, from 01/06/2018 to 30/05/2019 with possibility to extend depending on project success and funding acquisition.   

GeoFit Project (from May-2018 to April-2022)GEOFIT is an integrated industrially driven action aimed at deployment of cost effective enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) on energy efficient building retrofitting. This entails the technical development of innovative EGS and its components, namely, non-standard heat exchanger configurations, novel electrically driven hybrid heat pump compression systems and suite of heating and cooling components to be integrated within the novel GSHP concepts, all specially designed to apply to energy efficient retrofitting projects. 

HIT2GAP Project (from Sep-2015 to Aug-2019). This project will develop a new generation of building monitoring and control tools based on advanced data treatment techniques enabling new approaches to assess building energy performance data, getting a better understanding of building’s behaviour and hence a better performance. From a strong research layer on data, HIT2GAP will build on existing measurement and control tools that will be embedded into a new software platform for performance optimization. 

RESPOND Project (from Oct-2017 to Sep-2020) will aim to deploy and demonstrate an interoperable, cost effective, user centred solution, entailing energy automation, control and monitoring tools, for a seamless integration of cooperative DR programs into the legacy energy management systems. 

IRUSE research group (www.iruse.ie) is currently comprised of 5 principal investigators, 6 postdoctoral researchers, 12 PhD candidates, 1 Masters Student and continues to grow. This multidisciplinary research team ensures a diverse, equal and inclusive working environment. IRUSE is located in the Alice Perry Engineering Building in the College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway, which is the largest engineering school in Ireland. 

Informal enquiries about this post can be made to: iruse@nuigalway.ie (Tel: +353-91-492619). 

Duties:   

The successful candidate will; 

  • Provide a leading role in the development of large-scale research proposals for accessing national and international funding
  • Develop essential project documentation and reporting
  • Review of state of the art (publications in high impact journals, conferences and patents)
  • Development, integration, calibration and validation of building environmental, energy performance and HVAC system detailed and reduced order models in Modelica or similar
  • Development, integration and validation of algorithms for BMS data treatment
  • Development of Industrial Energy Management Strategies utilising Modelica models
  • Analysis of demand response programmes.
  • Validation and integration analysis of demand response programmes
  • Carry out task as defined in the projects (GeoFit Hit2Gap + RESPOND)
  • Supervise/Assist PhD candidates in the field of energy modelling and simulation of buildings
  • Provide organizational support in terms of project management, administration and finances
  • Provide research and some teaching assistance, for the purpose of personal career development, as required. 

Qualifications/Skills required: 

Essential Requirements:

  • A doctoral degree in mechanical, energy systems engineering or related area
  • Demonstrated 2 to 3 years industrial or academic experience related to energy management and energy modelling
  • Demonstrated Modelica or Matlab modelling experience
  • Demonstrated independence, proactivity, exceptional communication skills, commitment to deliver results, flexibility, adaptability and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Be objective driven
  • Publication record in relevant high impact journals. 

Desirable Requirements:

  • 2 to 3 years postdoctoral industrial or academic experience related to thermodynamic-Heat Transfer modelling or building HVAC energy simulation modelling
  • Familiarity with demand response and flexibility management
  • Experience in Building Energy Simulation software such as IES-VE and/or Energy-Plus
  • Experience in facilities management or relevant certification
  • Experience with geothermal systems and related civil works
  • Familiarity with building management systems
  • Familiarity with ASHRAE Guideline 14 and/or IPMVP
  • Knowledge of other programming languages, Python, and familiarity with API/Libraries development. 

Salary: € 39,138 - €41,413 per annum.               Start date: Position is available from 1st June 2018. 

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

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

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

Further information about {school/centre} is available at www.iruse.ie 

To Apply:

The application will consist of:

  • Application Form that has to be downloaded from here. Note that the application form will only work in Adobe Reader Desktop application; it will not open in the browser, needs to be downloaded.
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Contact details of three references and support letters. 

All the required documentation should be sent by email to iruse@nuigalway.ie.

Please ensure to: 

  • Put the reference number NUIG-075-18 in the subject line of the applications email and;

  • Change the file name of the application form to Name-Surname-NUIG-. 

Further information: 

IRUSE-Galway group website: http://www.iruse.ie/College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway http://www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/

National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway: http://www.nuigalway.ie/student-life/about-galway/

Living in Ireland: http://www.livinginireland.ie/; www.euraxess.ie

Living in Galway: http://www.nuigalway.ie/student-life/financial-matters/

Email: iruse@nuigalway.ie    

Telephone +353 (0)91 492619 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Friday 4th May 2018. 

Interviews are planned to be held on Friday 18th May 2018.

Closing Date: Friday, 04 May 2018

Application: NUIG 075-18 Postdoctoral Researcher - Civil Engineering

NUIG 076-18 Industry Liaison Research Associate Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as an Industry Liaison Research Associate within the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is is available from May 2018 to contract end date of 31st December 2020.  This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland. 

Organisation:  The Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM – www.curamdevices.ie) 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. 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be responsible for working with industry research partners in the development of new industry-focused research projects based on industry requirements and engaging and establishing relationships with new industrial partners and promotion and marketing of the Centre. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Identify and engage with new industry partners to develop new research projects within CÚRAM.
  • Design and develop new scientific projects based on industry proposals.
  • Work with the CÚRAM Funded Investigators on the managing of the collaborative projects with industry.
  • Promote and showcase the platform research portfolio to potential industry partners.
  • Work with state agencies (such as Enterprise Ireland and the IDA) and their overseas representatives to identify new partners to be engaged in the Centre.
  • Work with the Technology Transfer Office in NUI Galway and partner institutions to identify potential IP to be developed by CÚRAM with new industry partners.
  • Represent the research activities of CÚRAM as required at local, national and international events.
  • Development of appropriate marketing materials (including website) and events to target new industry partners. 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential Requirements:  

  • A postgraduate qualification or at least 2 years equivalent experience in the medical devices field with a track record of demonstrable accomplishments.
  • Experience in the writing of research proposals and scientific outputs. 
  • Experience in commercialisation activities and understanding of IP generation and protection process is necessary.
  • Effective negotiation and strong time and project management skills as well as being available to travel nationally and internationally on a regular basis.
  • Excellent organisational, communication and analytical skills are essential.

Desirable Requirements: 

  • Marketing and/or sales experience
  • Excellent IT skills including MS PowerPoint, Outlook and MS Excel.

Salary: €36,000 - €47,728 per annum               Start date: Position is available from 1st May 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.   

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 076-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Extended closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Monday 30th April, 2017. 

Closing Date: Monday, 30 Apr 2018

NUIG 078-18Postdoctoral Researcher Studying acute ischaemic stroke blood clots using mass spectrometry and histology Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position for 36 months as a Postdoctoral Researcher with CÚRAM at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The project represents a Science Foundation Ireland facilitated collaboration between NUI Galway with an industrial partner.  This position is available from 1st June 2018. 

CÚRAM is a partnership of scientists, engineers and clinicians, who all share a common vision of developing the next generation of medical devices in order to provide solutions for current clinical needs. The University provides a research-friendly social and cultural environment. Galway is also one of the key cities in Europe with a significant presence of the medical device industry sector. 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be part of a team characterising thrombi from acute ischemic stroke patients, using histological techniques and mass spectrometry, in collaboration with key centres in Europe and USA. The creation of a database of stroke clot pathology will inform medical device design and lead to advances in stroke treatment. 

Duties:  

  • Development of clot analysis protocols using histology, immunohistochemistry and mass spectrometry
  • Analysis of clots retrieved from acute ischemic stroke patients and development of capacity for the analysis and characterisation of blood clot samples in the CURAM clot laboratory
  • Development of a clinical database of acute ischemic stroke clot pathology
  • Publication of research outcomes in high impact factor journals and presentation at national and international meetings
  • Active participation in international conferences, meetings and networking events
  • The role will require the successful candidate to spend time on secondment to the Mayo Clinic, USA.

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the Biomedical Sciences or Medical degree (M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O or equivalent).
  • A track record in histology and/or mass spectrometry is essential.
  • Candidates should have a track record in mass spectrometric analysis and histology/ immunohistochemistry.
  • Candidates must be highly motivated and have excellent writing, presentation, verbal communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Publications in high impact factor journals

  • Leadership and project management capability. 

Salary: €36,000 - €39,138 per annum                            Start date: Position is available from 01 June 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

For more information on CÚRAM please refer to http://www.curamdevices.ie/ 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Karen Doyle (karen.doyle@nuigalway.ie)  

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 Dr Karen Doyle (karen.doyle@nuigalway.ie).       Please put reference number NUIG-078-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday 27 April 2018.

Interviews are planned to be held on 22 May 2018

Closing Date: Friday, 27 Apr 2018

Application: NUIG 078-18 Postdoctoral Researcher_CURAM

NUIG 080-18 Senior Researcher – ‘Innovation Out’ Health Innovation Hub Ireland College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Senior Researcher within the School of Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by Enterprise Ireland and is available from June 2018 to the 28th of February 2021. 

Job Description:  The successful candidate will lead the Health Innovation Hub Ireland’s “Innovation Out” activities for Galway.

Duties:

  • Lead Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) “Innovation Out” research projects to achieve goal of developing new technologies (or process improvements) based on problems identified from within the Irish Healthcare System.
  • Manage and direct the HIHI staff at NUI Galway to achieve research goals.
  • Conduct thorough technical and commercial evaluation of proposed solutions, identifying risks and path forward.
  • Develop and deliver technical training programme to promote innovation across hospital functions.
  • Work with clinicians and HSE staff to identify and investigate opportunities for innovation
  • Design tools and systems to streamline the evaluation process.
  • Support HIHI clients to identify suitable funding sources for their projects
  • Collaborate with CÚRAM and the NUI Galway Translational Medical Device Lab to progress selected projects to meet early technical milestones.
  • Manage all reporting and management requirements related to the post.
  • Provide advice on data protection issues and uphold data protection best practice in all HIHI activities.
  • When required, provide technical input, research planning and device design / development support to “Innovation In” projects. 

Qualifications: 

Essential

  • At least 10 years’ experience working in the medical device sector with experience of working across a range of disease indications.
  • PhD or equivalent experience in medical device R&D.
  • Previous experience of working with clinicians to identity unmet clinical needs and opportunities for new technology development.
  • Knowledge and experience of using structured methodologies to evaluate new medical device technologies to determine technical feasibility and commercial viability.
  • Strong understanding of the process used to de-risk and demonstrate proof of principle for new medical device technologies.
  • Medical device related project management experience including planning and resource management.
  • Previous experience of working within ISO 13485 design controls system and detailed understanding of associated processes required for medical device regulatory approval.
  • Experience of working to implement GDPR within a clinically focused organisation.
  • Previous experience of leading early medical device technology projects forward to seed funding.

Desirable       

  • In-depth understanding of intellectual property
  • Previous experience of pre-clinical testing of medical devices
  • Worked on projects to develop new device from early concepts through to transfer to production and market release.
  • Detailed understanding of investor requirements for funding of med-tech start-ups
  • Experience in pitching new medical device technologies
  • Well networked with academics, industry leaders and investors in Galway med-tech space
  • Proficient in CAD (Creo / SolidWorks), numerical analysis tools and catheter prototyping techniques. 

Salary range:  €65,000 - €78,000 fixed, per annum for this full time position. 

Start date: 1st June 2018. 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post. 

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr Martin O'Halloran (martin.ohalloran@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 aisling.dolan@nuigalway.ie    Please put reference number NUIG-080-18 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Wednesday 9th May 2018. 

Interviews will are planned for week beginning 21st May 2018.

 

Closing Date: Wednesday, 09 May 2018

Application: NUIG 080-18 Senior Researcher – ‘Innovation Out’

NUIG 079-18 Two HRB-funded Four Year Clinical Research Fellowships In Youth Mental Health Leadership. School of Psychology, NUIG; School of Psychology, UCD; Dept. of Psychiatry, RCSI.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for two full-time, four-year clinical research fellowships in the area of Youth Mental Health, to be based in either NUI Galway, UCD, or RCSI.   

These posts are designed to support individuals from either a clinical or health related background to undertake a clinical research the area of youth mental health. These training positions will be provided by the newly established HRB-funded YOULEAD consortium. During this fellowship, the successful trainee will complete a structured doctoral training program leading to the award of a PhD.   

The YOULEAD consortium (see www.nuigalway.ie/youlead)

Youth mental health difficulties (including depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia) account for approximately half of all causes of disability in individuals under the age of 35. Despite the fact that access to treatment is strongly associated with reduced risk of mental health difficulties later in life, people aged 12-25 years have the poorest access to treatment of all age groups. There are several reasons for this, including poor understanding of young people’s mental health, a failure to correctly recognise symptoms, and high levels of stigma. Funded by the HRB the YOULEAD consortium will address the need for more youth focused mental health research through the following activities: 

(1) Establishing a cross university interdisciplinary curriculum in youth mental health research that will (2) Training five PhD candidates in interdisciplinary youth mental health research methodologies,

(3) Establishing an Irish youth mental health research network representing major stakeholders.

(4) Creating a platform for knowledge exchange & dissemination to shape future service delivery, and national youth mental health policy. 

Doctoral Training positions

Directly related to these goals, we are now seeking to recruit individuals from clinical or health related backgrounds to four-year research training fellowships that will enable them to become future leaders in youth mental health. Trainees will work on one of the following five research projects based at a participating institute: 

1. Early Adversity and Later outcomes (based at the department of psychiatry RCSI, & supervised by Professor Mary Cannon & Professor David Cotter; Email marycannon@rcsi.ie or drcotter@rcsi.ie ). This project will focus on the analysis of large (already collected) national and international epidemiological datasets.

2. Understanding Barriers to Treatment (based at the School of psychology UCD, & supervised by Professor Eilis Hennessy & Dr. Caroline Heary; Email: Eilis.hennessy@ucd.ie or caroline.heary@nuigalway.ie ). This project will focus on the attitudes and experiences of families’ in seeking access to mental health services for young people. 

3. Improving youth participation in mental health service development & delivery (based at the School of Psychology NUI Galway, & supervised by Dr. Padraig MacNeela; Email Padraig.macneela@nuigalway.ie ). This project will develop and implement a participatory model for engaging young people in the planning and delivery of youth mental health services.

4. Evaluating community based interventions for youth mental health (based at the School of Psychology UCD, & supervised by Professor Barbara Dooley, & Dr. Aileen O’Reilly; Email Barbara.dooley@ucd.ie). This project will focus on evaluating community based mental health interventions delivered through JIGSAW, the national centre for youth mental health.

5. Evaluating novel community based and online strategies for youth mental health (based at the School of Psychology, NUI Galway, & supervised by Professor Gary Donohoe Email: gary.donohoe@nuigalway.ie ). This project will focus on adapting and evaluating novel online cognitive and social interventions for use with young people experiencing psychosis. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Suitable candidates may come from any clinical, health, or social care background relevant to mental health, including but not limited to Clinical psychology, Occupational therapy, Psychiatry, or Social work. These candidates will have completed training in, and have some experience working in their professional field and, where applicable, meet the requirements for professional accreditation. 

In addition to having either a professional or relevant postgraduate degree as above, successful candidates will meet the following essential criteria:   

  • Have an excellent track record of academic achievement.
  • Have demonstrated an interest in either the mental health or wellbeing of young people.
  • Demonstrable evidence of the ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Show evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated competence with software relevant to conducting research.
  • Demonstrable evidence of understanding of the basic research methods and statistical concepts of relevance to mental health research.
  • Candidates must be highly motivated, with excellent organisational skills, and able to work collaboratively in a team setting. 

It is also desirable that candidates have the following:

  • Demonstrated experience of quantitative or qualitative research methodologies relevant to the program.
  • Have experience of conducting clinical research in mental health, ideally as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Have presented their research findings, either at national/international conferences or in peer-reviewed journals. 

Salary & training costs: Successful candidates will be paid on a salary scale commensurate with their professional salary scale (e.g. basic grade clinical psychologist/social worker/occupational therapist, psychiatric registrar), and PhD fees at their host institution will be covered. In addition to availing of a structured training program supporting their research activities, trainees will have the opportunity to visit an international centre of excellence in youth mental health as part of their training and participate in a newly established national youth mental health network. Funding for research/travel expenses will also be provided. 

Start date: 1st Sep 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter).  

For further information candidates are strongly encouraged to contact one of project supervisors named above to discuss the projects listed, or the program co-ordinator Professor Donohoe (gary.donohoe@nuigalway.ie) for more general queries. Further program details are also available at: www.nuigalway.ie/youlead 

To Apply: applications must include;

(1) a brief covering letter (indicating your top three preferences for the research projects listed above),

(2) your CV,

(3) Based on one of the three projects you’ve selected, provide a 1-page research statement that outlines you interest in that project, what you see as relevant questions to address in the project, and/or the methodologies that might be relevant, and

(4) and the contact details of two referees (either two academic or one academic/one clinical. 

Applications should be sent, via e-mail (in Microsoft Word or PDF format only) to Professor Gary Donohoe at gary.donohoe@nuigalway.ie.

Please put NUIG 079-18 in the subject line of the e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday, 25th May 2018 

Proposed date for interviews: June 20th and 21st 2018.

Closing Date: Friday, 25 May 2018

Application: NUIG 079-18 - 2 Clinical Reserch Fellowships

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Biophysics/Bioengineering 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 is available for an initial 24 month period with possible extension, subject to achievement of agreed targets and KPIs. This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and co-funded by Neurent Medical, a Galway based medical device company. The position is available from August 2017 – August 2019. 

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. 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 includes almost 40 industry partners and supports product development and the creation of new spin-out companies.    

Job Description:

A position has become available through funding obtained from Science Foundation Ireland and Neurent Medical for a two-year postdoctoral research scientist position. The successful candidate will aid the PI in the development of electrochemical techniques for the analysis of soft tissues to aid in the development of medical device technologies being developed with our industry partners.   

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Research Assistant will be responsible for the electrochemical analysis of tissue to provide insight into disease states and to aid in the development of novel therapeutic approaches.

In addition, the successful applicant will be required to:

  • Perform extensive in vitro and ex vivo experimentation;
  • Analyse data in an accurate and precise manner;
  • Actively participate in international conferences and meetings;
  • Publish data in high impact factor journals;
  • Closely work with post-doctoral scientists and industry partners at CÚRAM and associated institutes within and outside NUI Galway. 

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates MUST hold a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline and have a proven track record in a research and development environment. Candidates must be highly motivated and passionate about developing new products. It is ESSENTIAL that applicants have experience in the below techniques:

  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
  • Histological sectioning and staining
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Atomic force microscopy. 

As well as the above essential skills, it is DESIRABLE that applicants have expertise in as many of the following areas as possible:

  • Scanning electrochemical microscopy
  • Tissue slice culture
  • 2-photon lithography
  • In vivo analysis
  • Neural electrical recording
  • Live-cell imaging. 

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr Manus Biggs (manus.biggs@nuigalway.ie)   

Salary range: €36,000 – 39,000 per annum.   

 Start date: August 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 at CÚRAM is available at http://www.curamdevices.ie 

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 (manus.biggs@nuigalway.ie)      Please put reference number NUIG-086-18 subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Thursday 31st May, 2018.

Closing Date: Thursday, 31 May 2018

Application: NUIG 086-18 Postdoctoral Researcher in Biophysics

NUIG 081-18 Research Assistant in Genetic Barcoding Ryan Institute / School Natural Sciences, NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant with Ryan Institute/School of Natural Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway. 

This position is funded by INTERREG Atlantic Area and is available from 1 June 2018 to contract end date of 30 November 2020.   

The successful candidate will work as part of the ‘Cephs and Chefs’ project which is about developing sustainable cephalopod fisheries in the Atlantic Area, and which includes fisheries science, socio-economics and also gastronomy and marketing https://www.cephsandchefs.com/ 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will help build a picture of the cephalopod stock composition in fisheries in the Atlantic region using genetic barcodes.  The role will involve interaction with project partners during sample acquisition and data collection. The post holder will be responsible for maintaining libraries of samples, gene sequence data and carrying out basic bioinformatics. Along with group members, they will present work and reports at meetings, communicate best practice in fisheries traceability and contribute to strategies to develop and promote sustainable cephalopod fisheries. This is a full-time post. 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential Requirements:

  • BSc in a relevant area (e.g. Marine Science, Genetics)
  • Evidence of experience of working in a DNA lab.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Organising and handling large numbers of samples
  • Organising and handling large datasheets and datasets
  • Communication and presentation skills e.g. at project meetings
  • Full Clean driver’s license (must be recognised in Ireland)
  • Awareness of Health & Safety in lab. and field research. 

NB: Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post. 

Salary: € 23,079-25,848 per annum                Start date: Position is available from 1 June 2018. 

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

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

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

Further information about the Ryan Institute is available at https://www.nuigalway.ie/ryaninstitute/ and individual Principal Investigator webpages, i.e. http://www.nuigalway.ie/zoology/research/marinebiologysustainablefisheries/ and http://www.nuigalway.ie/zoology/research/deep-seabiologyandcephalopods/ and http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/natural-sciences/markjohnson/

To Apply:  Applications to include a covering letter outlining how you meet the essential / desirable criteria, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to mary.gannon@nuigalway.ie        Please put reference number NUIG-081-18 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday 11th May 2018.

 

Closing Date: Friday, 11 May 2018

Application: NUIG 081-18 Research Assistant - Genetic Barcoding

NUIG 082-18 Research Assistant in Cephalopod Fish Stocks Ryan Institute / School Natural Sciences, NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant with Ryan Institute/School of Natural Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by INTERREG Atlantic Area and is available from 1 June 2018 to contract end date of 30 November 2020. 

The successful candidate will work as part of the ‘Cephs and Chefs’ project which is about developing sustainable cephalopod fisheries in the Atlantic Area, and which includes fisheries science, socio-economics and also gastronomy and marketing https://www.cephsandchefs.com/ 

Job Description:

The post holder will help build a picture of the cephalopod stock composition in fisheries in the Atlantic region using landings time series and environmental data.  The role will involve interaction with project partners during data collection. The post holder will be responsible for gathering relevant data from various sources including ICES working groups and carrying out fieldwork on boats and sampling at ports, where necessary. They will also analyse this data to examine relationships between stock abundance and environmental or other drivers. Along with group members, they will present work and reports at meetings, communicate best practice in fisheries sustainability and contribute to strategies to develop and promote sustainable cephalopod fisheries. This is a full-time post. 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential Requirements:

            •           BSc in a relevant area (e.g. Marine Science, Marine Biology)

            •           Evidence of ship-based or sea-going experience

            •           Full Clean driver’s license (must be recognised in Ireland). 

Desirable Requirements:

            •           Organising and handling large datasets

            •           Spatial mapping software such as ArcGIS and QGIS

            •           Experience of statistical analysis for time-series data

            •           Communication and presentation skills e.g. at project meetings

            •           Awareness of Health & Safety in field research. 

NB: Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post. 

Salary: € 23,079-25,848 per annum                                     Start date: Position is available from 1 June 2018. 

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

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

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

Further information about the Ryan Institute is available at https://www.nuigalway.ie/ryaninstitute/ and individual Principal Investigator webpages, i.e. http://www.nuigalway.ie/zoology/research/marinebiologysustainablefisheries/ and http://www.nuigalway.ie/zoology/research/deep-seabiologyandcephalopods/ and http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/natural-sciences/markjohnson/ 

To Apply:   Applications to include a covering letter outlining how you meet the essential / desirable criteria, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to mary.gannon@nuigalway.ie          Please put reference number NUIG-082-18 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 11th May 2018.

 

Closing Date: Friday, 11 May 2018

Application: NUIG 082-18 Research Assistant - Cephalopod Fish Stocks

NUIG 085-18 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 two-year period, subject to a 12-month probationary period. 

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from June 2018. 

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 and processing

  • 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 range: €36,000 – 47,000 per annum.             Start date: June 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.   

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 085-18 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 11th May 2018.

Interviews are planned for week beginning 21st May 2018.

Closing Date: Friday, 11 May 2018

Application: NUIG 085-18 Research Associate - Chemistry

NUIG 089-18 Research Assistant Centre for Chromosome Biology, School of Natural Sciences,NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (50%), fixed term 6 months contract position as a research assistant with the Centre for Chromosome Biology, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway. Information about the group is available at www.nuigalway.ie/frank and www.chromosome.ie/researchers/frank.The research assistant will join an international team performing research on stem cells in a marine cnidarian with focus on the following areas: 

  • Embryonic development
  • Sexual development
  • Regeneration

 Job Description:

  • Animal culture (the marine cnidarian Hydractinia)
  • General laboratory work.

Essential criteria:

  • BSc degree in a biological discipline

  • Experience in laboratory work. 

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience in molecular biology techniques

  • Experience in aquaculture. 

Salary: €23,079 per annum, pro-rata for this 6 month, half-time (50%) contract.       Start date: July 2018. 

NB: Work permit restrictions apply to 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 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 Prof Uri Frank: uri.frank@nuigalway.ie .

 

Application Procedure: Applicants should send a covering letter, detailed CV and the names and addresses of at least two referees via e-mail to Professor Uri Frank: uri.frank@nuigalway.ie        Applicants must put Ref. No. NUIG 089-18 in the subject line of their e-mail application. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Thursday, 31st May 2018.

 

Closing Date: Thursday, 31 May 2018

Application: NUIG 089-18 Research Assistant_CCB

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