Ref. No. NUIG-RES-176-21 Postdoctoral Researcher – Embedding Respect and Building Inclusion in NUI Galway,Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time/part-time, specific purpose position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Whitaker Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by the NUI Galway Strategic Fund and is available from 1 December 2021 to contract end date of 30 November 2022.

 

Job Description:

We are looking for a highly-motivated and self-directed candidate to help us complete this exciting project to generate a detailed and evidence-based understanding of the role of respect at NUI Galway, and to devise an implementation framework for embedding values of respect across NUI Galway that is both based on international best practice and tailored to the university’s specific needs. Prior knowledge of the field is not required or expected, but experience of research with societal impact, related research approaches and relevant academic topics is an advantage. The project will also require excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build solid relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

 

The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting a review of international best practice in the area of values-led leadership and developing respect as a core aspect of organisational culture. This review would encompass potential staff and student training interventions (e.g. cross cultural awareness, intercultural conversations, creating inclusive classrooms).  This review will develop a framework for measuring and developing a respect-based culture. The candidate will benchmark existing culture through the analysis of existing survey data and the collection of qualitative data from staff and students in order to benchmark the cultural status quo at NUI Galway in 2021, by developing a deeper understanding of the existing culture, its symbols and enablers, as well as the potential for change. The candidate will work with the team on the development of proposals for a Respect Charter and implementation guidelines for moving to a respect-led culture at NUI Galway. The work will also include promotion and dissemination of the research work, though the organisation of launch and concluding events.

 

Duties: What the successful candidate will do:

  • Search and analyse current literature search to generate a review of international research and practice in values-led leadership.
  • Analyse existing qualitative and quantitative data sets to benchmark the culture at NUIG.
  • Design and implement of qualitative data collection.
  • Plan and organise a launch conference.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the university to achieve project goals.
  • Work with other team members to plan project activities and set key milestones.
  • Prepare scientific reports and research articles.
  • Develop effective dissemination strategy.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

 

  • An awarded PhD in any business, law or related social science discipline.
  • Experience in data collection.
  • Experience in report writing.
  • A track record of independent published work (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles / book chapters; briefing papers)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Clear evidence of good inter-personal skills.
  • Evidence of capacity for self-directed work.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience of interdisciplinary research or working as part of a research team.

  • Experience of co-authoring academic work.

  • Experience running stakeholder workshops or otherwise engaging creatively with stakeholder groups.

  • A track record of attracting research funding.

  • Experience with values-led leadership, especially in public-sector organisations.

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €38,632 to €43,410 per annum, pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts

Start date: Position is available from 1 December 2021

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

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 Whitaker Institute is available at http://whitakerinstitute.ie/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Rachel Hilliard rachel.hilliard@nuigalway.ie ) or Dr Shivaun Quinlivan shivaun.quinlivan@nuigalway.ie

 

To Apply:

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

  

Please put reference number NUIG-RES-176-21in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 1 November 2021

 

Interviews are planned to be held on 18 November 2021

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

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: Monday, 01 Nov 2021

Application: Ref. No. NUIG-RES-176-21 Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Researcher - Electro dialysis technology for nutrient recovery from Digestate, School of Engineering, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 188-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term (1 year) position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Civil Engineering, School of Engineering at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by SFI and is available from October 2021 to contract end date of 30th September 2022.  The position has the possibility to extend after one year.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate 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 has strong connections with leading industry and academic institutions across Europe and around the world.

The domain-specific goal of the project is to develop an electro dialysis device for large scale application in future. This device will recover nutrients from digestate, which aligns with GNI and SFI’s remit of supporting innovative and targeted actions in RD&D in renewable energy.

The successful candidate will design and operate a meso-scale electro dialysis reactors, carry out intensive testing on water quality, write-up project reports and research papers.  The successful candidate will be part of a team of experienced researchers and will report directly to the project PI

 

Duties:

To perform research in areas that include:

  • Water and wastewater treatment and energy recovery
  • Development of novel, sustainable environmental technologies
  • Environment and health
  • Design meso-scale electro dialysis device
  • Operate and assess the meso-scale device
  • Test water quality
  • Analyse membrane fouling mechanisms
  • Disseminate research outputs in the forms of reports, papers and conference presentations
  • To complete the administrative work to support the programme of research
  • Manage research data
  • Manage testing facilities, in particular GC, HPLC and nutrient analyser

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

 

  • PhD in environmental engineering, chemical engineering, or relevant engineering disciplines; or PhD thesis submitted before commencing the research work
  • Evidence of experience in wastewater engineering and processes
  • Experience in reactor operation
  • Experience in membrane technologies and electro dialysis
  • Experience in wastewater quality analysis, gas chromatograph (GC) and high-performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC)
  • Knowledge in use of AutoCAD
  • Immediate availability

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

 

  • 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
  • Evidence of experience in maintenance of lab reactors and testing facilities
  • Evidence of experience in designing and constructing reactors

 

Salary: €38,632 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from earliest possible start date in October, 2021.

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

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

 

Further information about the School of Engineering is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/science-engineering/engineering/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Xinmin Zhan at Xinmin.zhan@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 Gráinne Morahan at grainne.morahan@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES 188-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday September 24th, 2021

 

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

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, 24 Sep 2021

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher - School of Engineering (NUIG RES 188-21)

Research Assistant - CORRIB CoreLab, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 197-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time (1 FTE) fixed term position as a research assistant to join our team at the CORRIB CoreLab Advance Imaging Laboratory, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is available from October 2021 to contract end date of September 30th, 2023

 

CORRIB Core Lab provides both non-invasive and coronary imaging techniques and analysis methods using 9 principal imaging modalities:

 

• Angiography

• Aortography

• Echocardiography

• Electrocardiography

• Intravascular Ultrasound

• Multi-Slice Computed Tomography

• Magnetic Resonance Imaging

• Optical Coherence Tomography

• Quantitative Coronary Angiography

 

All operational CORRIB Core Lab techniques are validated to meet compliance with the latest international regulatory and industry standards: ISO 14155: 2011 (GCP) GCLP endorsed by WHO: 2009 FDA 21 CFR part 11.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate(s) will develop and technically execute a variety of advanced cardiovascular imaging and analysis methods of clinical datasets (imaging) derived from cardiovascular clinical trials. Working closely with the CORRIB CoreLab Academic Team: Professors Serruys, Wijns, Onuma & Soliman and the Clinical Research Facility Galway (CRFG) trials co-ordination team, the candidate (s) will support the analysis of cardiovascular imaging datasets.

Main work includes: designing clinical trial plans and protocols with the Chief Investigators, analyzing a variety of cardiovascular imaging datasets sourced from the clinical trials, converting these technical analyses into formats that are acceptable for clinical trial reporting.

 

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

  • Literature research
  • Technical execution of cardiovascular imaging analysis in 2 or more of the following modalities:
    • Angiography
    • Aortography
    • Echocardiography
    • Electrocardiography
    • Intravascular Ultrasound
    • Multi-Slice Computed Tomography
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    • Optical Coherence Tomography
    • Quantitative Coronary Angiography
  • Data acquisition and conversions
  • Interface with clinical, commercial and technical experts.
  • Work with Chief Investigators and CRFG co-ordination team to design and develop clinical trial plans and protocols
  • Work with other team members to plan project activities and set key milestones.
  • Prepare scientific reports and research articles.

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a Medical Degree (MD), MRCP, MRCGP or equivalent qualification
  • Applicants must have demonstrated technical capability in 2 or more of the following imaging techniques or analysis methods:
    • Angiography
    • Aortography
    • Echocardiography
    • Electrocardiography
    • Intravascular Ultrasound
    • Multi-Slice Computed Tomography
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    • Optical Coherence Tomography
    • Quantitative Coronary Angiography
  • Applicants must have experience in utilising data processing systems in both standard DICOM format and specific formats.
  • Applicants must have significant experience of working in Cardiology
  • It is essential that applicants demonstrate high motivation and passion about new scientific discoveries in cardiovascular clinical research
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Clear evidence of good inter-personal skills.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • It is desirable that applicants have scientific publications / abstracts in the field of cardiology or interventional cardiology
  • It is desirable for candidates to have experience in 1 or more of  the following standards:
  • ISO 14155: 2011
  • (GCP) GCLP endorsed by WHO: 2009
  • FDA 21 CFR part 11.
  • Experience in the presenting of research findings to clinical/technical and non-technical audiences.

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €26,609 - €27,374 per annum pro rata (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from earliest possible start date in October, 2021.

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

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

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Kim O’Flynn-Kelly (kim.oflynnkelly@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 Kim O’Flynn-Kelly (kim.oflynnkelly@nuigalway.ie)

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 197-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Tuesday September 28th, 2021

 

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

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, 28 Sep 2021

Application: Research Assistant - CORRIB CoreLab, College of Medicine (NUIG RES 197-21)

Research Associate - Clinical Database Developer/Data Manager, CORRIB, School of Medicine, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 203-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed-term contract position as a Research Associate Clinical Research Database Developer within the Cardiovascular Research Centre for Advanced Imaging and Core Lab (CORRIB) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The position is available immediately for a period of one year, with potential to extend subject to project success and funding acquisition.

 

The post-holder will join the Cardiovascular Research Centre for Advanced Imaging and Core Lab (CORRIB) which is a newly established centre of excellence for innovation, research, collaboration and education in Cardiovascular research in the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland in collaboration with several medical and biomedical institutions and centres at NUIG [http://www.nuigalway.ie/corrib-corelab/].

 

The CORRIB research centre is led by two Medical Directors: Professor Osama Soliman and Professor Yoshi Onuma, and two senior consultants: Professor William Wijns and Professor Patrick Serruys, who founded the centre in January 2020. The centres’ main focus is applied clinical translational research and the CORRIB centre operates in diverse cardiovascular areas under joint leadership with other NUIG schools including biomedical engineering and school of computer sciences in the field of deep learning, computational modelling and big data.

 

Galway provides a unique ecosystem for Medtech and Cardiovascular research advancement. NUI Galway have invested to build an end-to-end team of Medtech global experts - including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, research, clinical trials and new device and treatment discovery.  The CORRIB Research Centre builds on this strategic priority and brings together some of the world's best in this field. This clinical research program presents an unrivalled opportunity to work alongside such pioneers and global experts in cardiovascular imaging, clinical trials, and innovation in medicine, in an ambitious programme of cardiovascular clinical research in a University that values innovation and collaboration.

 

The successful candidate will have a key role in the database development and all programming activities within the CORRIB Research team alongside the chief investigators, medical directors, academic core lab team, coordination team of database developer, data managers, biostatistician, trial coordinators and project managers etc.

 

The Clinical Research Database Developer supports the unit for all programming requirements. The post holder will work across a programme of studies and will be responsible for supporting both investigator-led and commercial led clinical trials.

 

In addition to programming and database development duties, the post holder will also contribute when required to the support of clinical trial data management activities.  In supporting the data management functions the candidate will work with clinical staff and unit management to establish data management related workloads, timelines and priorities.

 

Electronic Data Capture of clinical research data in the CORRIB Team 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 data management aspect of the role requires an 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 project 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 and ISO14155 standards.

 

Job Description:

The post-holder will require a thorough understanding of database development as well as an understanding of the clinical research process to anticipate and fulfil the data needs of each study. It will involve working closely with the other members of the project team including Principal Investigators to devise the data requirements based upon a clinical trial protocol and liaising closely with the other members of the Data Management team. The role will involve database development in accordance with ICH GCP and ISO 14155 standards.

 

Electronic Data Capture of clinical research data is an essential component of our clinical research activities, managed through a variety of electronic programs. It is the responsibility of the Clinical Research Database Developer to coordinate database development activities for multiple projects.

 

Duties:

Programming /developer duties:

  • Contribute to the design/review of study protocols and provide input to the clinical trial team on data management issues.
  • Design database as per the case report forms (paper and electronic) created for clinical trial activities.
  • Create and program data listings and data programming specifications per specified study requirements.
  • Create and program validated data sets.
  • Create database solutions for complex data management issues.
  • Program custom scripts to support data export, import and analysis
  • Develop automated solutions for CORRIB unit data receipt, capture and analysis needs.
  • Be responsible for generating required reports from study databases.
  • Ensure that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are followed.
  • Ensure compliance with all ICH-GCP/EU/IRL regulations governing clinical trials.

Data management 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

General

  • Ensure compliance with all ICH-GCP/EU/IRL regulations governing clinical trials.
  • Ensure that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are followed.
  • Support CORRIB Team research funding submission process by providing advice on Clinical Research Data Management aspects.
  • Participate in system and vendor validations as required by a senior member of the team.
  • Participate in audit as required within the department.
  • Undertake other additional data activities as assigned by a senior member of the team.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • University degree in IT or equivalent professional qualification
  • A minimum of 4 year’s relevant work experience (combined programming, database development and data management experience will be considered however programming experience is essential)
  • Minimum of 1 year relevant programming related work experience e.g. programming experience, Database Development experience
  • Team player with strong verbal and communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate practical use of information technology systems,
  • Effective organizational skills and detail orientated.
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects with competing timelines and resources.
  • Able to demonstrate a good and confident command of spoken and written English, sufficient to successfully discuss and explain complex technical ideas in simple and concise terms to a diverse range of stakeholders

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge of an OOP based programming language.
  • Demonstrated successful implementation of automation solutions
  • Knowledge of clinical research, associated processes and regulations
  • Experience in clinical data programming and associated concepts
  • Understanding of the clinical data programming development life cycle
  • Clinical research data management related role.
  • Experience of working in clinical trials
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Project management experience
  • ICH Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training

 

Salary: €38,631 to €44,659 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from earliest possible start date October, 2021

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

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 CorribCLABfinance@nuigalway.ie 

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 203-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Wednesday October 6th, 2021

 

A panel may be formed for future similar posts.

 

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

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, 06 Oct 2021

Application: Research Associate - Clinical Database Developer/Data Manager (NUIG RES 203-21)

Research Associate in Medical Device Clinical Trials Methodology, SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices (CÚRAM), NUI Galway (NUIG RES 156-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term contract as Research Associate at the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices (CÚRAM), National University of Ireland Galway. The position is available for 2.5 years from January 1st 2022 to June 30th 2024, subject to initial one year probationary period. This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland. 

 

Organisation:  The SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices (CÚRAM) is a national, SFI funded, 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 post-holder will be based in the HRB Clinical Research Facility Galway (CRFG) and will be a key member of a Clinical Translational Research and Support Team consisting of CÚRAM PIs, postdoctoral researchers and research associates with expertise in medical device clinical trial methodologies, statistical methodologies, health economics and regulatory analyses. Within this team, the post-holder will take the lead in conducting a review of all technology readiness level (TRL)3+ CÚRAM projects within the three thematic areas - Cardiovascular-Renal-Metabolic Disease; Soft Tissue Disease and Neural and Musculoskeletal Disease - in order to identify the specific target clinical populations and likely future clinical trial requirements, challenges and trial design options. For individual device projects that have reached TRL4 and above, the post-holder will collaborate with the primary researchers to carry out focused trial design projects. The post-holder will also perform systematic reviews of medical device trial outcomes and will develop guidelines, workshops and bespoke resources to disseminate core and emerging clinical trial design concepts. The post-holder will be encouraged and resourced to apply for additional funding through EU and other granting agencies to further extend CÚRAM’s methodological research related to device trials in one or more thematic areas.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and participate in team-based clinical translational reviews of CÚRAM-funded novel medical device research projects.
  • Conduct trial design analyses and consultations for novel medical device projects that have progressed to TRL4 and above.
  • Perform and publish targeted systematic reviews of medical device trial designs and outcomes.
  • Develop and disseminate, in collaboration with other members of the CÚRAM Clinical Translational Research and Support Team, guidelines, workshops and other resources for enhancing the safe and effective clinical investigation of novel medical devices and device technologies.
  • Contribute to new funding applications in support of research on medical device clinical translational methodologies.
  • Actively contribute to events and reporting elated to CÚRAM clinical translation of medical device technologies.   

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Criteria:

  • Postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline of science, medicine, engineering or mathematics
  • Four or more years of academia- or industry-based R&D experience related to medical devices, medical technologies or other therapeutic products
  • Substantial knowledge base and demonstrable outputs in clinical translation and clinical trial methods
  • Strong skillset in project management, communication and collaboration
  • Experience in writing reports and manuscripts

 

Desirable Criteria:

  • Track record of peer reviewed publication and/or published reports
  • Familiarity with systemic review methodology
  • Grant writing experience  

 

 

Salary: €38,632 to €50,029 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from 4th January 2022

 

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

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

 

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Prof. Matthew Griffin (matthew.griffin@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 curam@nuigalway.ie.

Please put reference number NUIG RES 156-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 30th September 2021

 

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed.

 

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

 

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

 

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

 

 

Closing Date: Thursday, 30 Sep 2021

Application: NUIG RES 156-21 Research Associate in Medical Device Clinical Trials Methodology

NUIG-RES 160-21 Research Assistant,Crisis Coping for Marginalised Young People:Living and Learning through COVID-19,UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre,NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time Research Assistant with the UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre and the School of Education at the National University of Ireland, Galway.   

This position is funded by the Health Research Board and is available from 01/09/2021 to the 11/02/2022.

 Information on Project  

Funded through the Health Research Board the aim of this rapid response research study is to co-design and co-develop coping, wellbeing, and support strategies for young people (aged 12-18 years) and their parents, in the context of coping with COVID-19, including fast-tracking dissemination to facilitate educational engagement. The challenges encountered in attempting to ensure the continuation of education pointed both to how limited the educational practices of schooling were once physical schools were closed, but also to how much broader a societal role schools played than merely that of schooling.  As responses to the crisis developed, it became clear that, while school closures had negative implications for most young people, the effects were of greater consequence for some than for others, leading to a magnification of marginalisation for many groups of learners.  Addressing and ameliorating these concerns continues as schools reopen and begin to reconfigure new norms for teaching and learning and the practices of everyday life in schools. This study intends to focus on these current experiences of schooling under the new norms that are now becoming established in schools. The purpose is to gain a contemporaneous insight into these emerging lived experiences. 

 

The main duties of this post relates to supporting the activities of the HRB research programme, which involves research with young people in DEIS schools through student teachers practitioner research projects during their placement.  

 

The Research Assistant will: 

  • Work closely with the project team in finalising the design and implementation of all activities of the research project, including data collection, support the creation of protocols for school intervention supports etc.; 

  • Liaise with the student teachers’ placement schools as necessary; 

  • Assist student teachers in preparing for conducting research interviews and in transcribing same. 

  • Support the setting up of platform for the online questionnaire, complete test and pilot. 

  • Support the student teachers in analysis of their interview and questionnaire data; 

  • Attend all relevant project meetings; 

  • Complete all related administrative work including setting up a database of information for the student teachers and their schools. 

  • Work with the project team to achieve all outcomes related to the research project 

     

    Essential Criteria for the post: 

  • Hold a B.A  or higher degree in a social science or related discipline

  • Experience in working in applied social research and evaluation projects in community settings  

  • Excellent written & oral communication skills

  • Be self-motivated with the ability to work to project deadlines

     

    Desirable Criteria for the Post:  

     

  • A knowledge of the Irish secondary School system and educational disadvantage 

  • Experience in completing social research and evaluation with marginalised populations 

  • Experience of working with different research methods and techniques

  • Evidence of previously published academic outputs

     

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

     

    Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post  

     

    Salary: €26,609 -€27,767

     

    Start date: Position is available from 01/09/2021

     

    Continuing Professional Development/Training: 

     

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

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

 

Further information about the centre is available at http://www.childandfamilyresearch.ie/   

 

To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent via e-mail only to cfrc@nuigalway.ie  Reference Number NUIG-RES-160-21 must to be quoted in the subject line of the e-mail application. Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Tuesday 24th August 2021

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post. 

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer

 

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

 

Closing Date: Tuesday, 24 Aug 2021

Application: NUIG-RES 160-21 Research Assistant

Postdoctoral Researcher in Stakeholder Mapping & Qualitative Research, Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbial Ecology Group, NUI Galway (NUIG-RES-159-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Stakeholder Mapping and Qualitative Research with the Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbial Ecology Group, at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by the EPA and is available from early October 2021 to contract end date of 30th September 2022

 

Information on project can be accessed at: https://www.nuigalway.ie/pier/

 

Job Description:

The successful applicant will join the multidisciplinary, EPA funded PIER (Public Impact of Exposure to Antimicrobial Resistance in recreational waters) project team which aims to improve the quality and access to recreational water. The successful candidate will build a recreational water stakeholder map capturing the barriers and enablers to improving recreational water quality. They will be required to recruit and engage with recreational water stakeholders from academic and non- academic backgrounds, organize, coordinate and co-facilitate a face to face or virtual model building workshop with recreational water stakeholders. Qualitative Systems Dynamic Modelling will be used to inform the development of the stakeholder map. The successful candidate will also work with the multidisciplinary PIER team to develop the most feasible and impactful strategic options to overcome barriers and maximize the enablers to improving recreational water. Central to the role will be responsibility for the project's operational management, ensuring compliance with timelines, milestones, and processes. The successful candidate will act as the main line of communication between the stakeholders recruited to the workshop and the PIER project team. They will also be responsible for communication and dissemination of project findings and fulfilling reporting requirements. 

 

 

Duties:

 

The post holder shall carry out research and other duties including:

 

  • Liaise and engage with academic and non-academic recreational water stakeholders
  • Support the analysis of a recreational water barrier and enabler survey
  • Organise and coordinate project meetings to support the stakeholder mapping workshop
  • Organise and co-facilitate a recreational water stakeholder mapping workshop
  • Collate and analyse the results of the stakeholder workshop
  • Communicate and disseminate project findings
  • Develop a systems dynamic map of the barriers and enablers to improving the quality of recreational waters.
  • Carry out all aspects of the systems dynamic modelling process
  • Assist with project management, project reporting and communication
  • Scope out additional funding opportunities
  • Other duties may be assigned by the Principal Investigator

 

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a minimum of a PhD in Marketing, Social Science, One Health, Environmental Science or a related Discipline
  • Expertise in facilitating and analyzing qualitative data
  • Experience in using qualitative model building
    • Experience of developing stakeholder engagement strategies
    • Project management experience
    • Experience in coordinating and facilitating online/ face to face group workshops
    • Ability to undertake stakeholder analysis and mapping
    • Experience of engagement with stakeholders from multiple disciplines
    • Outreach and community engagement experience should be demonstrated in the application
    • Candidates should be highly motivated and passionate about improving recreational water quality.
  • Significant experience in facilitating, analysing and reporting of qualitative research
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to include peer-review publications and presentations to academic and non- academic audiences

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Have experience of conducting qualitative modelling, in particular Systems Dynamic Modelling methodologies
  • Demonstrate marketing research knowledge and experience of conducting literature reviews
    • Have knowledge of recreational water quality issues in Ireland
    • Have quantitative data analysis skills
    • Experience of wide-scale behavioural and community change initiatives
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and QSR NVivo software.

 

 

Salary: €38,632 to €43,410 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from early October 2021

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

 

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

 

Further information about Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbial Ecology Group is available at https://www.nuigalway.ie/medicine-nursing-and-health-sciences/medicine/disciplines/bacteriology/research/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Sinead Duane, sinead.duane@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  Ms. Debbie Monroe: e-mail debbie.monroe@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES-159-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 24th September 2021

Due to ongoing COVID-19 related restrictions, interviews may take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Closing Date: Friday, 24 Sep 2021

Application: RES159-21 Postdoctoral Researcher Stakeholder Mapping & Qualitative Research

Research Assistant in Digital Transformation Lero, Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software, NUI Galway NUIG RES 179-21

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time one year position as a Research Assistant with Lero, Science foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by NUI Galway and is available from 1st October 2021 to contract end date of 30th September 2022

Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software, brings together expert software teams from universities and institutes of technology across Ireland in a co-ordinated centre of research excellence with a strong industry focus.

More details on the Lero at NUI Galway can be found here: https://nuig.lero.ie/ 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Noel Carroll to conduct research in the area of Digital Transformation. We will work towards developing new theoretical insights on managing and sustaining digital transformations through Normalisation Process Theory (NPT).

Duties:

  • To provide assistance in conducting research activities, including planning, organising, conducting, and communicating research studies within the overall scope of a research project i.e. theoretical developments in digital transformation.
  • To coordinate and perform a variety of independent tasks and team activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and some interpretation of information/results.
  • Conduct literature and database searches and interpret and present the findings of the literature searches as appropriate.
  • To recruit and engage with industry practitioners involved in digital transformations.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on areas of shared research interest.
  • Assist in analysis and interpretation of results of own research.
  • To present information on research progress and outcomes to others responsible for the research project. 
  • To advance theoretical development on digital transformation (using NPT) and contribute to the publication of findings.
  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings, workshops and conferences.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • MSc in Information Systems, Business, Computer Science, Implementation Science, Business Analytics, Management, Social Science, or related disciplines
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to carry out research as part of a team
  • Experience working on technology-related projects

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in engaging with industry practitioners on projects
  • Experience using statistical analysis software (e.g., PLS SEM, SPSS, R)
  • Knowledge of current developments in digital transformation
  • Knowledge of Normalisation Process Theory (NPT)
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with organising seminars, workshops, and/or training events
  • Experience with gathering and analysing qualitative data (interviews, surveys, etc.)

Salary: €26,609 to €34,467

Start date: Position is available from October 1st 2021

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 Lero at NUI Galway is available at: https://nuig.lero.ie/ 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Noel Carroll (noel.carroll@nuigalway.ie)

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

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr. Noel Carroll: noel.carroll@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES 179-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 24th September 2021 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post. 

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

'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

Closing Date: Friday, 24 Sep 2021

Application: Research Assistant in Digital Transformation - NUIG RES 179-21

Postdoctoral Researcher (Full-Time or Part-Time), ‘Sensor - Machine Learning Driven Supports for Cardiovascular Health & Weight Management’, CÚRAM, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 184-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time or part-time Postdoctoral Researcher in Sensor - Machine Learning driven supports for cardiovascular health and weight management at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available immediately for an anticipated two-year duration.

 

 

Job Description:

Organization:  The SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices (CÚRAM) is a national, SFI funded, 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.

 

Great opportunity to work on an exciting project at the junction of health and AI with the group that invented the heart rate app as well as algorithms for label-free super-resolution microscopy and nanosensitive imaging.

 

The purpose of the project is to develop intelligent software to investigate biomarkers in clinical data gathered with devices in the field of endocrinology/cardiology and weight management. The successful candidate will be based in the Tissue Optics and Microcirculation Imaging Facility – CÚRAM - and will work closely with collaborating partners at Galway University Hospital. The TOMI team is located in the School of Physics at NUI Galway, Ireland. The research will also involve building appropriate Machine Learning software and to enable the system be used for routine management of health and fitness. The main duties of the post are to design and build novel biomedical software, carry out novel research and to contribute to management of the TOMI research team. In particular, the successful candidate will be responsible for organizing and managing project research activities to yield high quality research publications and invention disclosures. Specific duties include the following:

 

  • Design, build and validate software for novel biomedical sensing systems and/or biophotonic systems for target applications in conjunction with the PI and members of the TOMI research team and our collaborators.
  • Undertake biomedical, clinical and other experiments to validate analytical methods and instrumentation being developed/used.
  • Supervise relevant undergraduate, graduate and visiting student research projects from time to time as required.
  • Assist in the mentoring/training of TOMI PhD and visiting students in software and other relevant photonics technologies.
  • Deliver presentations and undertake outreach activities relevant to TOMI as required by the PI.
    • Lead and co-author high quality publications.
    • Prepare project reports as required by the funder.
    • Undertake any other activities relevant to the TOMI projects as directed by the PI.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

 

  • Applicants must have a PhD in Physics, Software Development, Optical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Machine Learning or an equivalent discipline.

 

  • Candidates must have proven expertise in modelling and algorithm development in Machine Learning.

 

  • Candidates must have excellent communication (in English) and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new algorithms and analytical methods; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

 

  • Candidates must have a strong programming skills.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will have a track record in a research and development environment. Candidates with experience working with or in industry/health (clinical, photonics or analytical science domains) are particularly welcome.

 

  • Experience in design of clinical studies, including experiment design, statistical analysis plans, ethical and consent issues and an understanding of clinical perspectives. However, an otherwise suitably qualified candidate could gain these skills on the job with substantial support from the team in this area.

 

  • Specialized experience in clinical data acquisition/handling/processing would be desirable. Programming skills such as Python or MATLAB, Java, C++, OpenCL, especially for the acquisition and signal or processing of data from high-speed A/D converters would be desirable.

 

  • The ideal candidate will have substantial Python skills and experience. Knowledge or experience of Python libraries such as Numpy, Scipy, Scikit-learn, TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch or Pandas would be a bonus but training could be provided to an otherwise suitable candidate.

 

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €38,632 to €50,031 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts. Public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply.

 

Start date: Position is available for immediate start

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

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

 

Further information is available at http://www.curamdevices.ie, http://tomi.nuigalway.ie

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Martin Leahy (martin.leahy@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 Martin Leahy (martin.leahy@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG-RES184-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, 30th September 2021

 

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions interviews may take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

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, 30 Sep 2021

Application: NUIG RES 184-21 Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Fellow - Process monitoring and control of anaerobic digesters, Department of Microbiology, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 185-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a 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 1 November 2021 to contract end date of 31 November 2022.

Information on project/centre

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for positions as a Research Fellow in Process monitoring and control of anaerobic digesters at NUI Galway. The position is funded by the SFI Research Professorship Innovative 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 position is available from 1 November 2021.

The postholder will work within an academic team to elucidate and optimise the microbiological pathways involved in the biological production of biogas and biohydrogen with the aim to maximise the yield of bioenergy vectors embedded in waste materials that are treated by anaerobic digestion. The successful candidate is expected to take responsibility for meeting appropriate milestones, timelines and deliverables as part of the overall SFI Research Professorship. In addition, the postholder has a vision and the ambition to build up an own research line.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be develop a research line on the operation and optimisation of process monitoring and control of anaerobic wastewater treatment systems, ideally to upgrade the biogas so that the methane can be injected in the natural gas grid. He/She 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 biological biogas treatment systems for biofuel clean-up and upgrading, with a focus on resolving microbial biodegration, community development and process control of the biogas treatment systems;
  • Play an active role in the integration of academic, industry and governmental partners involved in biogas production and purification from waste in the national energy supply system;
  • Develop new methods and techniques appropriate to biotechniques for waste gas purification that add to the intellectual understanding of the field;
  • Lead the development of prototypes and system integration of biofuel production systems;
  • Develop a growing reputation within their field of research;
  • Actively participate in international conferences and meetings, and take the lead in organising these at NUIGalway;
  • Publish regularly in high-impact journals;
  • Contribute to patents and commercial application of research results;
  • Participate in progress meetings and workshops as appropriate, including travel to other countries within Europe;
  • Mentor post-graduate research students in the host research group;
  • Engage in appropriate continuing professional development activities to support their own career development plans;
  • Contribute to the development of research strategy within the College/School/Research Unit.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • A PhD in a relevant research field, i.e. Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Environmental Microbiology or Environmental Engineering with a strong microbiology background.
  • Significant experience in anaerobic microbiology, physiology or process development, ideally in waste to energy or related applications to act in a leadership role.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of microsensors and/or NMR as process monitoring tools.
  • Enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research in areas relevant for energy and environmental studies and sustainable development.
  • Knowledge of the legal requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality data protection requirements.
  • Evidence of a strong track record in securing external funding, including own salary.
  • 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.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge or experience of anaerobic wastewater treatment systems and/or waste gas cleaning systems at experimental and technical scale. 
  • Experience in anaerobic bioreactor operation and/or process control.
  • Proven capabilities to lead a research group.
  • A strong list of publications.
  • The ability to acquire external funding.
  • Expertise in organisation of scientific events.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.

Salary: € 55,811 to € 67,900 per annum, pro-rata  

Start date: Position is available from 1st November 2021

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 RES 185-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 1st October 2021 

Interviews are planned to be held on 14 October 2021

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 Oct 2021

Application: Research Fellow - Department of Microbiology, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 185-21)

Postdoctoral Researcher in Process control for Anaerobic Biogas Production and Purification, Department of Microbiology, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 186-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Department of Microbiology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland and is available from 01 November 2021 to contract end date of 30 November 2022.

Information on project/centre

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for positions as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Process Control for Anaerobic Biorefinery Processing at NUI Galway. The positions are funded by the SFI Research Professorship Innovative 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 1 November 2021.

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

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the evaluation and optimisation of the capacity of anaerobic wastewater treatment systems to convert organic waste to biogas, and will work with academic, industry and government partners at the NUI Galway laboratory facilites. 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 biogas production from organic waste materials as well as bioprocesses for biogas 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 and purification from waste in the national energy supply system;
  • Contribute to development of prototype development and system integration of biofuel production systems;
  • Actively participate in international conferences and meetings as required;
  • Publish in high-impact journals as appropriate;
  • Participate in progress meetings and workshops as appropriate, including travel to other countries within Europe;
  • Provide support and mentoring to post-graduate research students in the host research group;
  • Engage in appropriate continuing professional development activities to support their own career development plans.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

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

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge or experience of anaerobic wastewater or waste gas 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:             € 38,631 to € 50,031 per annum  

Start date:      Position is available from 1 November 2021

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 RES 186-21-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 1st October 2021 

Interviews are planned to be held on 14 October 2021

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 Oct 2021

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher -Department of Microbiology, NUI Galway(NUIG RES 186-21)

Research Assistant- Anaerobic Bioreactor Monitoring and Operation, Department of Microbiology, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 190-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant 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 November 2021 to contract end date of 30st November 2022.

Information on project/centre Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for positions as a Research Assistant in Anaerobic Bioreactor Monitoring and Operation at NUI Galway. The positions are funded by the SFI Research Professorship Innovative 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 position is available from November 2021. A full-time, fixed term (12 month) is offered.

The postholders will work within a research/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 supporting the on-going research to meet appropriate milestones, timelines and deliverables as part of the overall SFI Research Professorship.

The successful candidate will be based in the Microbiology discipline at NUI Galway.

Job Description:

The successful candidates will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the lab-scale and pilot scale anaerobic wastewater treatment systems as well as waste gas treatment systems. The posts will also support ongoing PhD and Postdoctoral bioreactor projects. The successful candidates will be expected to take responsibility for meeting appropriate milestones, timelines and deliverables as part of the overall work programme.

Duties:

  • Operate anaerobic biological treatment systems for biofuel (methane, hydrogen, alcohols and bioelectricity) production from organic waste materials as well as bioprocesses for biofuel clean-up;
  • Contribute to set-up and operation of prototype development and system integration of the biofuel production and biofuel clean-up systems;
  • Engage in appropriate continuing professional development activities to support their own career development plans;
  • Prepare and deliver oral and written reports, and to attend and participate in meetings, as part of the overall work programme.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • An honours BSc degree or equivalent in Microbiology, Chemical or Biological Engineering or cognate subject;
  • Experience with operation of bioreactors for wastewater, soil and air treatment as well as process control;
  • Experience of analytical methods relevant to environmental biotechnology, including NMR and microelectrodes;
  • Knowledge of statistical tools for interpretation of bioprocess data;
  • Full, clean driving license.
  • Enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research in areas relevant for energy and environmental studies and sustainable development;
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills;

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience of working in a process-based industrial setting;
  • Expertise in organisation of scientific events.

Salary: € 26,609 to € 35,922 per annum pro-rata

Start date: Position is available from 1 November 2021

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 RES 190-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 1st October 2021 

Interviews are planned to be held on 14 October 2021

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 Oct 2021

Application: Research Assistant - Department of Microbiology, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 190-21)

Postdoctoral Researchers (2 positions available) – Eighteenth-century theatre history Project,School of English and Creative Arts, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 191-21)

The National University of Ireland Galway is recruiting 2 full-time, fixed term Postdoctoral Researchers – Eighteenth-century theatre history for the project ‘Theatronomics: the business of theatre, 1732–1809', led by Professor David O'Shaughnessy, School of English and Creative Arts. The positions are funded by a European Research Council Consolidator Grant awarded to Professor O’Shaughnessy. The successful candidates will be expected to start on 1 January 2022.

Project Description

This project investigates the finances of eighteenth-century theatre in London, focusing on the two major theatres, Covent Garden and Drury Lane, 1732–1809. Account-books, ledgers, and ephemeral manuscript folios, held mainly at the British Library and the Folger Library, are the project's main sources; they contain extensive data on ticket sales, audience composition, actor salaries, payments to other theatre workers, repayments to investors, costume, scenery and other costs.

The project will transcribe and digitize these manuscripts and will use econometric methods to analyse the theatres’ underlying commercial operations. The project will apply these economic methodologies so that new perspectives on the careers of managers, playwrights, actors, and plays emerge. By synthesizing this complex data, Theatronomics will further enable us, by interacting with other datasets, to ask new interdisciplinary questions about the place of theatre within the city of London. The project will develop innovative digital humanities resources for the next generation of eighteenth-century theatre studies.

There are 5 interdependent work packages:

  • Work Package 1:  Revenue 1 (mapping and analysing the revenues generated by plays/playwrights);
  • Work Package 2:  Revenue 2 (mapping and analysing the socioeconomic profile of theatre audiences);
  • Work Package 3:  Costs 1 (mapping and analysing actor salaries over the life-cycle of careers);
  • Work Package 4:  Costs 2 (mapping and analysing other costs e.g. advertising, administration, security, music, scenography);
  • Work Package 5:  The new theatre history (developing case-studies by correlating financial data/trends from the other work packages with external factors affecting attendance such as weather, military conflict, and parliamentary events).

The research team will comprise of the PI, 5 postdoctoral researchers, and a Research Assistant. They will be based in the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies, located in the Hardiman Research Building.

Contract duration:  1 January 2022 – 31 December 2024 (36 months)

The successful candidates will work closely with the project team and Principal Investigator Professor David O'Shaughnessy, and play a leading role in the development of new interdisciplinary methodologies for the analysis of costs and revenues of the two major London theatres. They will develop dynamic profiles of theatres, managers, playwrights, plays, and the theatre audience as the repertory evolves across the period (WP 1 and WP2). They will also research the salary lifecycle of the Georgian actor as well as building up a full picture of the other costs incurred by the theatres during the period (WP 3 and WP 4). The research roles will involve working in partnership with cultural economists to develop econometric analytical frameworks that will meet the needs of humanities scholarship (no expertise in economics is expected). The roles will also involve some coding for which full training will be provided.

The work of these postdoctoral researchers includes the following duties:

  • Primary research into the careers of actors, managers, playwrights, and other theatre employees
  • Primary research into eighteenth-century theatre financial data
  • Analysing the revenues/costs of the theatre
  • Developing a detailed profile of the Georgian actor's salary lifecycle
  • Developing profiles of the theatre audiences across the period
  • Associated administrative duties
  • Contributing to the project website, social media outputs
  • Prepare research work for publication, individually or in collaboration with research team, and disseminate results as appropriate (peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations)

Qualifications

Suitable candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • PhD in eighteenth- or nineteenth-century theatrical culture or a related field (submitted before interview date)
  • Significant experience in archival and historical research
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work well both collaboratively and independently
  • Highly motivated, with excellent organisational skills

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience of working with digital humanities / TEI
  • Experience of working with databases
  • Experience of quantitative research
  • Excellent IT skills / website design / social media
  • Peer-reviewed publication record

Both researchers will work under the direct supervision of Professor David O'Shaughnessy.

To Apply

Applications should include a covering letter outlining the applicant's suitability for the role, CV, a sample of academic written work (e.g. published article, thesis chapter), and the contact details of two referees. Applications should be sent via email (in PDF only) to mooreinstitute@nuigalway.ie  

Please put the relevant reference number in subject line of e-mail application.

Salary: €39,186 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)

Start: 1 January 2022

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 informal enquiries concerning this position may be made by contacting Professor David O'Shaughnessy: david.oshaughnessy@nuigalway.ie.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, 7th October 2021.  

Interviews are planned to be held week commencing 4th November 2021.

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews will have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be adjusted.

NUI Galway reserves the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.

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, 07 Oct 2021

Application: Postdoctoral Researchers (2 positions available) - (NUIG RES 191-21)

Postdoctoral Researchers (2 positions available) – Cultural Economics Project: Theatronomics: the business of theatre, 1732–1809, School of English and Creative Arts (NUIG RES 192-21)

The National University of Ireland Galway is recruiting 2 full-time, fixed term Postdoctoral Researchers – Cultural Economics for the project ‘Theatronomics: the business of theatre, 1732–1809', led by Professor David O'Shaughnessy, School of English and Creative Arts. The positions are funded by a European Research Council Consolidator Grant awarded to Professor O’Shaughnessy. The successful candidates will be expected to start on 1 January 2022.

Project Description

This project investigates the finances of eighteenth-century theatre in London, focusing on the two major theatres, Covent Garden and Drury Lane, 1732–1809. Account-books, ledgers, and ephemeral manuscript folios, held mainly at the British Library and the Folger Library, are the project's main sources; they contain extensive data on ticket sales, audience composition, actor salaries, payments to other theatre workers, repayments to investors, costume, scenery and other costs.

The project will transcribe and digitize these manuscripts and will use econometric methods to analyse the theatres’ underlying commercial operations. The project will apply these economic methodologies so that new perspectives on the careers of managers, playwrights, actors, and plays emerge. By synthesizing this complex data, Theatronomics will further enable us, by interacting with other datasets, to ask new interdisciplinary questions about the place of theatre within the city of London. The project will develop innovative digital humanities resources for the next generation of eighteenth-century theatre studies.

There are 5 interdependent work packages:

  • Work Package 1:  Revenue 1 (mapping and analysing the revenues generated by plays/playwrights);
  • Work Package 2:  Revenue 2 (mapping and analysing the socioeconomic profile of theatre audiences);
  • Work Package 3:  Costs 1 (mapping and analysing actor salaries over the life-cycle of careers);
  • Work Package 4:  Costs 2 (mapping and analysing other costs e.g. advertising, administration, security, music, scenography);
  • Work Package 5:  The new theatre history (developing case-studies by correlating financial data/trends from the other work packages with external factors affecting attendance such as weather, military conflict, and parliamentary events).

The research team will comprise of the PI, 5 postdoctoral researchers, and a Research Assistant. They will be based in the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies, located in the Hardiman Research Building.

Contract duration:  1 January 2022 – 31 December 2024 (36 months)

The successful candidates will use their expertise in cultural economics to work closely with the project team and Principal Investigator Professor David O'Shaughnessy, and play a leading role in the development of new interdisciplinary methodologies for analysing the revenues of the two major London theatres of the eighteenth century. They will develop dynamic profiles of theatres, managers, playwrights, plays, and the theatre audience as the repertory evolves across the period (WP 1 and WP2). They will also examine the salary lifecycle of the Georgian actor as well as building up a full picture of the other costs incurred by the theatres during the period. (WP3 and WP 4). The roles will involve working in partnership with theatre historians to develop econometric analytical frameworks that will meet the needs of humanities scholarship. The role will also involve some coding for which full training will be provided.

The work of these postdoctoral researchers includes the following duties:

  • Developing appropriate econometric models for the analysis of theatre financial data
  • Profiling actors, managers, playwrights, other theatre employees from a financial perspective
  • Analysing the revenues / costs of the theatre
  • Developing a detailed profile of the Georgian actor's salary lifecycle
  • Developing profiles of the theatre audiences across the period
  • Associated administrative duties
  • Contributing to the project website, social media outputs
  • Prepare research work for publication, individually or in collaboration with research team, and disseminate results as appropriate (peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations)

Qualifications

Suitable candidates must meet the following criteria

  • PhD in Economics, with expertise in cultural economics (submitted before interview date)
  • Significant experience in large data-sets
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work well both collaboratively and independently
  • Highly motivated, with excellent organisational skills

Desirable criteria:

  • Interest in eighteenth-century/literary culture
  • Experience of quantitative research
  • Excellent IT skills / website design / social media
  • Peer-reviewed publication record
  • Experience of working with digital humanities / TEI

All researchers will work under the direct supervision of Professor David O'Shaughnessy.

To Apply

Applications should include a covering letter outlining the applicant's suitability for the role, CV, a sample of academic written work (e.g. published article, thesis chapter), and the contact details of two referees. Applications should be sent via email (in PDF only) to mooreinstitute@nuigalway.ie  

Please put the relevant reference number NUIG RES 192-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

Salary: €39,186 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)

Start: 1 January 2022

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 informal enquiries concerning this position may be made by contacting Professor David O'Shaughnessy: david.oshaughnessy@nuigalway.ie.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, 7th October 2021.  

Interviews are planned to be held week commencing 4th November 2021. 

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews will have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be adjusted.

NUI Galway reserves the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post 

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, 07 Oct 2021

Application: Postdoctoral Researchers (2 positions available) - (NUIG RES 192-21)

Postdoctoral Researcher – Economic History Project: Theatronomics: the business of theatre, 1732–1809,School of English and Creative Arts (NUIG RES 193-21)

The National University of Ireland Galway is recruiting 1 full-time, fixed term Postdoctoral Researcher – Economic historian for the project ‘Theatronomics: the business of theatre, 1732–1809', led by Professor David O'Shaughnessy, School of English and Creative Arts. The positions are funded by a European Research Council Consolidator Grant awarded to Professor O’Shaughnessy. The successful candidate will be expected to start on 1 January 2022.

Project Description

This project investigates the finances of eighteenth-century theatre in London, focusing on the two major theatres, Covent Garden and Drury Lane, 1732–1809. Account-books, ledgers, and ephemeral manuscript folios, held mainly at the British Library and the Folger Library, are the project's main sources; they contain extensive data on ticket sales, audience composition, actor salaries, payments to other theatre workers, repayments to investors, costume, scenery and other costs.

The project will transcribe and digitize these manuscripts and will use econometric methods to analyse the theatres’ underlying commercial operations. The project will apply these economic methodologies so that new perspectives on the careers of managers, playwrights, actors, and plays emerge. By synthesizing this complex data, Theatronomics will further enable us, by interacting with other datasets, to ask new interdisciplinary questions about the place of theatre within the city of London. The project will develop innovative digital humanities resources for the next generation of eighteenth-century theatre studies.

There are 5 interdependent work packages:

  • Work Package 1:  Revenue 1 (mapping and analysing the revenues generated by plays/playwrights);
  • Work Package 2:  Revenue 2 (mapping and analysing the socioeconomic profile of theatre audiences);
  • Work Package 3:  Costs 1 (mapping and analysing actor salaries over the life-cycle of careers);
  • Work Package 4:  Costs 2 (mapping and analysing other costs e.g. advertising, administration, security, music, scenography);
  • Work Package 5:  The new theatre history (developing case-studies by correlating financial data/trends from the other work packages with external factors affecting attendance such as weather, military conflict, and parliamentary events).

The research team will comprise of the PI, 5 postdoctoral researchers, and a Research Assistant. They will be based in the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies, located in the Hardiman Research Building.

Contract duration:  1 January 2022 – 31 December 2024 (36 months)

The successful candidate will use their expertise in economic history to work closely with the project team and Principal Investigator Professor David O'Shaughnessy, and play a leading role in the development of case-studies where the results of the analysis of theatre revenues/costs interact with other external datasets. The successful candidate will work with the PI to lead and facilitate project workshops to tackle methodological problems. The role will also involve some coding for which full training will be provided.

The work of this postdoctoral researcher includes the following duties:

  • Developing appropriate econometric models for the analysis of theatre financial data
  • Identifying appropriate external datasets to interact with the project
  • Analysing large datasets
  • Facilitating project workshops
  • Associated administrative duties
  • Contributing to the project website, social media outputs
  • Prepare research work for publication, individually or in collaboration with research team, and disseminate results as appropriate (peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations)

Qualifications

Suitable candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • PhD in Economic history or a related field (submitted before interview date)
  • Expertise in analysing large datasets
  • Significant experience in archival and historical research
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work well both collaboratively and independently
  • Highly motivated, with excellent organisational skills

Desirable criteria:

  • Interest in eighteenth-century/literary culture
  • Excellent IT skills / website design / social media
  • Peer-reviewed publication record
  • Experience of working with digital humanities / TEI

The researcher will work under the direct supervision of Professor David O'Shaughnessy.

To Apply

Applications should include a covering letter outlining the applicant's suitability for the role, CV, a sample of academic written work (e.g. published article, thesis chapter), and the contact details of two referees. Applications should be sent via email (in PDF only) to mooreinstitute@nuigalway.ie  

Please put the relevant reference number in subject line of e-mail application.

Salary: €39,186 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)

Start: 1 January 2022

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 informal enquiries concerning this position may be made by contacting Professor David O'Shaughnessy: david.oshaughnessy@nuigalway.ie.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, 7th October 2021.  

Interviews are planned to be held week commencing 4th November 2021. 

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews will have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be adjusted. 

NUI Galway reserves the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post. 

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, 07 Oct 2021

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher – Economic History Project (NUIG RES 193-21)

Postdoctoral Researcher -Multiscale modelling of photocatalytic reactors,School of Chemistry, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 199-21)

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

The position is funded by the H2020 programme (Grant Agreement 862453) and is available from 1st December 2021 or as soon thereafter for a period of 18 months.

The Project:

FlowPhotoChem aims to develop and model an integrated modular system based on continuous-flow heterogeneous photo(electro)catalytic reactors to produce relevant chemicals such as ethylene in the chemical sector, precursor to ""green plastics"" and many other high-value chemicals using abundant renewable resources such as water, carbon dioxide and light. We aim to deliver cost-efficient small-scale systems for intermittent operation to respond to the needs of rural, isolated territories, and distributed manufacturing. Novel multifunctional photo(electro)catalytic materials integrated into practical and scalable reactors are required in Europe to maintain technological leadership in chemical manufacturing, while ensuring the deployment of sustainable and renewable processes in the circular economy and green industry for a low-carbon future. FlowPhotoChem will use the expertise of the partners to design, model, construct and validate an energy efficient integrated modular system with negative CO2 emissions, since concentrated CO2 will be valorised to high-value chemicals. The integrated system will be studied from a life cycle analysis perspective to quantify such effects, and to include a techno-economic study to quantify the cost of the technology and compare with comparable renewable solutions for the production of the same/similar chemicals.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr Rory Monaghan to develop a multi-physics (and potentially multi-scale) model to describe and predict the performance of gas-phase photocatalytic reactors, in particular for photocatalytic CO2 hydrogenation in a flow photoreactor. It will account for fluid dynamics, photochemical reaction, and heat transfer. The model will rely on input parameters derived both from experiments and multi-scale/atomistic simulations. The developed model will help to design the flow reactor to optimise space-time yields of the targeted compounds.

Duties:

  • Support the PI on liaising and reporting to the Project Coordinator which includes preparation of periodic scientific reports.
  • Keep appropriate records as directed and in line with Funder/University policy.
  • Designing of computational multi-physics models based on demonstrator reactors to be developed within the frame of the project.
  • Liaise with other project partners to combine multi-physics models with experimental data and atomistic simulations.
  • Mentor and assist, as appropriate and as directed, the research graduate students in the group.
  • Contribute to the research project’s dissemination in whatever form - report, papers, chapters, book.

Qualifications/Skills required:

The ideal candidate should hold a PhD in Engineering, have a strong background in advanced computational methods in fields such as multiphase reactions, catalytic processes, radiative transfer, or material science, and will be expected to have performed original scientific research within multi-physics, mesoscopic and/or reactor level simulations of complex reacting systems. Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about renewable energy/fuels; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills. The position requires communication with the different partners of the consortium, thus excellent communication skills are mandatory.

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Engineering
  • Evidence of experience in computational multi-physics modelling in chemically reactive systems
  • Evidence of experience in multi-scale modelling
  • Demonstrable experience in both independent and collaborative research
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English language)
  • Evidence of scientific publication and dissemination of results at conferences

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in working in a team
  • Experience in photocatalytic reactor modelling
  • Evidence of innovative thinking, able to work both independently and in cross-disciplinary teams
  • Appropriate supervisory or teaching experience may be an advantage

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary range: €38,631 - €42,201 per annum

Start date: Position is available from December 2021.

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 Dr Rory Monaghan, e-mail rory.monaghan@nuigalway.ie.

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

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV and contact details for two referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr Rory Monaghan and Dr Pau Farràs: e-mails rory.monaghan@nuigalway.ie and pau.farras@nuigalway.ie. Please put reference number NUIG RES 199-21 in subject line of e-mail application

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 15th October 2021.

Interviews are planned to be held on week starting on 25th October 2021.

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, 15 Oct 2021

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher - School of Chemistry, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 199-21)

Postdoctoral Researcher - ARDEN, School of Physics, College of Science and Engineering, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 180-21)

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

This position is funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) - 2018 National Energy Research, Development & Demonstration Funding Programme and is available from October 2021 for one year.

ARDEN is a new research project which will measure indoor air quality, ventilation and thermal comfort in domestic dwellings participating in the SEAI Deep Energy Renovations pilot programme. This project will be led by researchers at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact that retrofitting domestic dwellings to a higher energy efficient standard has on indoor air quality and thermal comfort. The project will investigate changes in air quality and energy use in the dwelling before and after the energy retrofit.

 

For further information on this project please consult www.nuigalway.ie/arden

 

Job Description and Duties:

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and executing field surveys to collect indoor air pollutant, occupant comfort and building ventilation data in domestic dwellings participating in SEAIs Deep energy Retrofit pilot programme.

 

The specific duties of the post holder will be;

 

  • Liaising with relevant project stakeholders to recruit  home owners who have had a deep energy retrofit (DR) completed in their dwelling to participate in the research work
  • Conducting indoor air quality, thermal comfort and ventilation assessments in participating dwellings
  • Keeping up to date with new research, research related methods and techniques and developments in Building Energy research
  • Completing administrative work and assisting with the financial management of the research project
  • Contributing to research grant proposals where relevant
  • Manage own personal and research resources ( for example laboratory or survey equipment) appropriately
  • Understand the legal requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality data protection requirements
  • Analyzing project data to understand the impact of DR on occupant comfort and exposure to indoor air pollutants.
  • Assisting with project outreach activities and the dissemination of project data both to project participants, at scientific conferences and to non-scientific audiences.
  • Be familiar with the publication process, make substantial contributions to project publications.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Science or Engineering
  • Demonstrate a sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the area of Environmental or occupational Exposure assessment
  • Evidence of scientific publication and dissemination of results at conferences
  • Knowledge of building ventilation technologies and testing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication (English language) skills
  • Knowledge of practice and procedures relevant to measurement of indoor air pollutants in private dwellings
  • Driving licence

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Familiarity with research on outdoor and indoor air pollution studies
  • Experience in statistical analysis of environmental research data
  • Experience in science outreach activities

 

Salary: €38,631 to €44,659 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from earliest possible start date in October 2021

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

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

 

Further information about the School of Physics is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/physics/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Marie Coggins marie.coggins@nuigalway.ie

 

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

 

To Apply:

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

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 180-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

 

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

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, 28 Sep 2021

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher - ARDEN, School of Physics (NUIG RES 180-21)

Research Associate – CLARIFY H2020, Data Science Institute, College of Science & Engineering, NUI Galway (NUIG-RES-195-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a
Research Associate with Data Science Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
This position is funded by the CLARIFY project under the H2020 programme of the European
Commission and is available from 1st December 2021 to contract end date of 30th June 2023 (contract
extension may be possible depending on follow-up project funding availability).

The Data Science Institute (DSI) is a dedicated research institute of NUI Galway and the host of the
Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway. As DSI, we research technologies at the
convergence of Computer Science, Web Science and Artificial Intelligence to build a fundamental
understanding of how information and knowledge are increasingly driving society through digital
processes, and of the tools, techniques and principles supporting a data-enhanced world.

CLARIFY—the project on which the Research Associate is expected to work—proposes to integrate
and analyse large volumes of heterogeneous multivariate data to facilitate early discovery of risk
factors that may deteriorate a patient's condition after the end of oncological treatment. This will
effectively help to stratify cancer survivors by risk in order to personalize their follow-up by better
assessment of their needs. More on the project can be found here: https://www.clarify2020.eu/.

Job Description:
The successful candidate will contribute to research on applying machine learning techniques in
biomedical analytics. The role will involve designing and building data extraction, transformation,
loading (ETL), implementing machine learning models using scikit-learn and similar frameworks, and
deploying trained models within biomedical use cases. The successful candidate will perform a key
role in the research and development of predictive and analytical models for the CLARIFY project.

Duties:
● Design and implement methods and algorithms for data processing and machine learning on data of cancer patients.
● Work with the research team on testing the developed methods and algorithms in the context of data visualization and simulation platforms using best practices in software development and user testing.
● Work with the research team to collaborate and communicate with project partners to realise the overall joint project objectives and deliverables.
● Collaborate with the research team in presenting outcomes, results and demonstrations at project meetings and reviews.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:
● Bachelor’s degree in computer science, statistics or a related field.
● Minimum of four years research experience post primary degree
● Excellent coding skills in Python programming language.
● Proficiency in Python scientific and machine learning packages such as Numpy, Pandas, scikitlearn, Tensorflow, PyTorch, etc.
● Experience assisting in the development of well-designed software components and models that is well-documented, tested and ready to be deployed.
● Excellent written and oral proficiency in English.
● Strong problem-solving abilities.

Desirable Requirements:
● Master’s degree in computer science, statistics or a related field.
● Familiarity with Agile Software development process.
● Familiarity with tools such as Docker, Vagrant, etc.
● Familiarity with deploying ML models in clinical and/or biomedical application scenarios.
● Experience with working in academic and/or industrial research environments.


Salary: €38,632 to €50,029 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector
pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available from 01/12/2021

Continuing Professional Development/Training:
Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career
pathways either within or beyond academia. Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.
For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie
Further information about the institute is available at https://dsi.nuigalway.ie/.
Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Vit Novacek (vit.novacek@nuigalway.ie)

To Apply:
Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr. Vit Novacek (vit.novacek@nuigalway.ie).
Please put reference number NUIG-RES-195-21 in subject line of e-mail application.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 29/10/2021
Interviews are planned to be held on 05/11/2021
Due to COVID-19 restrictions interviews may take place virtually and start dates may need to be
delayed
We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.
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 Oct 2021

Application: NUIG RES195-21 Research Associate – CLARIFY H2020

Postdoctoral Researcher – “Targeting membrane transporters to increase antibiotic susceptibility in bacterial pathogens”, Microbiology, School of Natural Sciences (NUIG RES 194-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 3-year, full-time fixed-term Postdoctoral Researcher position in the laboratory of Professor James O’Gara to investigate how targeting alanine transport can be exploited to overcome MRSA antimicrobial resistance as part of the search for new treatment options for drug resistance bacterial infections.

 

This position is available from 1st December 2021 for 3 years and is funded by Science Foundation Ireland.

 

The antimicrobial resistance crisis is one of the greatest threats to human health and is threatening the slide of society into a ‘post-antibiotic’ era. Beta-lactam antibiotics remain a cornerstone of antimicrobial chemotherapy in hospitals and the wider community but are not effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Our previous work has shown that alanine transport and metabolism is of central importance to the control of resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics in MRSA. Using selected MRSA mutants, this project will explore the mechanistic basis for this phenomenon and how it can be exploited to identify new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of drug resistant bacterial infections with lower antibiotic doses and with drug combinations that are toxic at higher concentrations.

Prospective candidates must have a PhD degree in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics or a related subject and demonstrated expertise in pathogen biology, microbial physiology and genetics and molecular biology. Evidence of an ability to publish in selective, high-ranking scientific journals is essential.

 

Job Description and Duties:

The successful candidates will:

  • Be responsible for planning and successful execution of the experiments described in the project objectives.
  • Be responsible for preparation and delivery of regular written and oral updates to the principal investigator.
  • Be capable of working independently to prepare and write-up manuscripts for publication in high-ranking, selective scientific journals.
  • Be responsible for laboratory safety and general laboratory management.
  • Actively participate in national/international conferences and meetings.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a primary degree and Ph.D. in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology or a related discipline.
  • Applicants must have first author publication(s) in leading Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology or interdisciplinary journals.
  • Applicants must have a proven technical and experimental expertise in microbial physiology and genetics and molecular biology.
  • Applicants must have a proven ability to prepare and write up manuscripts for publication in selective, high-ranking journals.
  • Applicants must have excellent organisational, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Applicants must be highly motivated, ambitious and passionate about the challenge of antimicrobial resistance and bacterial infectious diseases.

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in conducting research on class 2 pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus
  • Experience with animal models of infection.

 

Salary: €42,201 to €44,659 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from December 1st, 2021

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

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

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post are encouraged and may be made to Professor James O’Gara at jamesp.ogara@nuigalway.ie.

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of two referees should be sent, via e-mail (PDF attachments only) to Professor James O’Gara at jamesp.ogara@nuigalway.ie.

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 194-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, Friday 8th October 2021.

 

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

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 Oct 2021

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher – Microbiology, SNS (NUIG RES 194-21)

Research Assistant - Ablation of Neurocardiac Tissues, Discipline of Physiology, School of Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG RES 198-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant in the Discipline of Physiology, School of Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway (https://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/leoquinlan/) in conjunction with the Translational Medical Device Lab (https://tmdlab.ie) and AuriGen Medical. This position is funded by Enterprise Ireland under the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund and is available from October 2021 for a period of 12 months.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will conduct research on the ablation of neurocardiac tissues. They will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination and management of the study, including performing wet-lab experiments, presentation of their data in international meetings, writing detailed reports and publication in peer-reviewed journals as appropriate. 

Duties:

• Perform the principal aspects of the laboratory work associated with the project.
• Provide intellectual input into the research and wider technology development.
• Disseminate the project’s outputs through presentations / reports and peer-reviewed journal publications as appropriate
• Carry out other appropriate and relevant duties under the direction of the Principal Investigator.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • BSc in Biochemistry, electrophysiology, or related area
  • Evidence of expertise in cardiac AND neuronal cell techniques (Culture, isolation, calcium imaging, MEA electrophysiology and electroporation)
  • Evidence of expertise in live cell imaging
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

Desirable Criteria:

• Experience in cell and tissue culture, immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy, single cell transcriptomics.
• High motivation for research

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €26,609 to €31,120 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from 11th October 2021

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

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

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Leo Quinlan

leo.quinlan@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) Dr. Leo Quinlan, leo.quinlan@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG-RES-198-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, 3rd October 2021

 

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions interviews may take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

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

 

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

Closing Date: Sunday, 03 Oct 2021

Application: NUIG RES 198-21 Research Assistant - Ablation of Neurocardiac Tissues

Postdoctoral Researcher - Mining the Molecular Interplay between Parasite and Host for Vaccines,Centre for One Health,School of Natural Science, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 201-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Molecular Parasitology Laboratory (MPL) at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This 2-year position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) grant awarded to Prof. John P. Dalton and is available from the beginning January 4th, 2022, subject to an initial one-year probationary period.

The MPL has made tremendous advances in understanding host-parasite interaction, principally by applying various –omic technologies to both parasite and host. The successful candidate will be a member of a dynamic research team that will use this knowledge to bring vaccines and diagnostics against the animal parasite Fasciola hepatica into in-house and on-farm field trials in sheep (www.nuigalway.ie/science-engineering/school-of-natural-sciences/disciplines/zoology/research/molecularparasitology/).

The candidate with extend the technical competence of the MPL in molecular parasitology, vaccine/diagnostics discovery and implementation by adding expertise in areas such as ruminant immunology, gene cloning, biochemistry, and recombinant protein production, downstream isolation/characterization as well as expertise in molecular diagnostics (protein- and nucleic acid-based).

Job Description:

The successful Postdoctoral Researcher will investigate molecules involved in host-parasite interaction, especially those that are involved in virulence, tissue invasion, and modulation of host innate and adaptive immune responses. With other team members and in collaboration with Teagasc, The Irish Food and Agriculture Authority, they will be involved in bringing these advances forward into on-farm vaccine and diagnostics. The successful candidate will also be involved in public engagement and outreach

Duties:

  • Conduct research independently under the supervision of the Director and collaboratively with laboratory, and national and international university and industrial collaborators.
  • Co-supervision of postgraduate and undergraduate students
  • Coordinate and perform a variety of independent tasks and team activities involved in the research collection, analysis, documentation and some interpretation of information/results.
  • Conduct literature and database searches and interpret and present the findings of the literature searches as appropriate.
  • Write up results from own research activity (e.g. as project report) for review by Director that could include preparing technical reports, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Contribute to the publication of findings and the writing of grant applications.
  • Provide input into the research project’s dissemination, in whatever form (report, papers, chapters, book) as directed by the Director/project manager. Authorship will be decided in line with guidelines such as the Vancouver Protocol, or similar authorship guidelines as appropriate.
  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. to bodies supervising research; stakeholder groups; other team members, as agreed with the Director/project manager.
  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings/conferences.
  • Assist in analysis and interpretation of results of the general laboratory research.
  • Assist in the archiving of samples/reagents and keeping of records
  • Assist in the organisation of meetings, conferences, outreach programmes.
  • Engage in disseminating laboratory outputs and impacts to the public

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a closely related discipline.
  • Strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology, -omics or cell biology techniques.
  • Ability to supervise and manage postgraduate and undergraduate students.
  • Track record of peer-reviewed publications in the field.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft office package.
  • Ability to work and think independently.
  • Excellent team-worker.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • High levels of initiative and motivation.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Specific expertise with ruminant immunology
  • Expertise in techniques for protein purification and characterisation
  • Knowledge of gene cloning, sequencing and characterisation
  • Knowledge of vaccinology and diagnostics
  • Ability to write research grants and reports independently.
  • Evidence of public engagement and outreach activities.

Salary:  Postdoctoral Fellow €38,631.00 to €50,031.00 per annum

Start date: Position is available from 04/01/2022 to 31/12/2023

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 http://www.nuigalway.ie/science-engineering/school-of-natural-sciences/disciplines/zoology/research/molecularparasitology/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor John P. Dalton

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

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr Siobhán Gaughan email: siobhan.gaughan@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES 201-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, Friday October 8th 2021

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post. 

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

'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

Closing Date: Friday, 08 Oct 2021

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher -School of Natural Science, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 201-21)

Research Assistant - Health Economics, Centre for Economic & Social Research on Dementia, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 196-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, 9-month, fixed-term position as a Research Assistant in Health Economics at the Centre for Economic and Social Research on Dementia (CESRD) in the Institute for Lifecourse & Society at NUI Galway. This position is available from earliest possible start date in October 2021 to contract end date of 30th June 2022. The post may suit candidates looking for research experience prior to enrolling in a PhD programme in Ireland or elsewhere.

 

Job Description:

 

The successful candidate will provide technical research support to Professor Eamon O’Shea on the economics of ageing and dementia. Secondary data analysis and policy evaluation will be the core elements of the work.   The successful candidate will also manage dissemination and social media outreach activities at the CESRD.

 

Duties:

  • Statistical analysis of secondary datasets in ageing and dementia.
  • Policy analysis and evaluation of ageing and dementia programmes nationally and internationally.
  • Systematic reviews in specific dementia-related areas.
  • Managing and maintaining social media platforms at CESRD.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Masters in Economics/Health Economics.
  • Strong technical skills in quantitative research methods, including proven ability in using quantitative data analysis packages (e.g. use of STATA].
  • Experience of working on economics-based health/ageing/dementia research projects.
  • Good understanding of health care/social care/ageing/dementia in Ireland.
  • Strong writing skills – example must be submitted with an application (see below).
  • Digital media skills and experience of social media platforms for research dissemination purposes.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience of delivering on-line technologies
  • Experience of producing reports/briefing papers to a high quality
  • Self-motivated and career plan that includes potential PhD in ageing field
  • Worked successfully in team environment

 

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €26,609 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from earliest possible start date in October, 2021.

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

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

 

For informal enquiries about this post please contactProf. Eamon O’Shea via e-mail at eamon.oshea@nuigalway.ie 

 

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a detailed CV with covering letter specific to this post, and the names and addresses of three referees via e-mail (in word or PDF format only) to christine.delargy@nuigalway.ie.  Candidates must also send an 800 word summary of the most interesting health economics /ageing /dementia paper that they have read in recent years, outlining clearly the reasons for their choice.

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 196-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday, October 1st, 2021

 

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 01 Oct 2021

Application: Research Assistant - Health Economics (NUIG RES 196-21)

Research Assistant – SFI Funded Research Project, College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, NUI Galway(NUIG RES 202-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time 0.5 FTE fixed term position as a Research Assistantto a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and B. Braun Ltd. and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund under Grant Number 13/RC/2073. The position is half-time (50%) and is available from December 2021.  The successful candidate will report to Prof. Georgina Gethin.

The research projects are cantered on the field of chronic wounds with a particular focus on wound pain and wound odour

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be required to take an active role in all aspects of the project. The successful applicant will need excellent organisational, communication, writing and people skills. The ideal candidate will have research experience and knowledge of the research funding landscape.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Duties:

  • Systematic searching of scientific databases
    • Drafting of study protocols
    • Contributing to completion of systematic reviews
    • Conducting patient/public interviews
    • Transcribing data
    • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis
    • Preparation of manuscripts for publication
    • Submission of manuscripts for publication
    • Monitoring of budget, raising purchase orders and management of Agresso.
    • Input to the project monitoring reports with assistance from the principal investigator.
    • Liaise with the principal investigators and project stakeholders on an ongoing basis as required
    • Set up and co-ordinate research meetings both face to face and virtual meetings
    • Attendance at specified meetings and the drafting of the minutes of these meetings.
    • Other duties which may arise and fall within the general ambit of the post and which may be assigned from time to time by the principal investigator.
  • Assisting in the drafting of reports as required.
  • Developing grant applications

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Degree in a health related discipline
  • Experience of research and conducting research projects
  • A history of showing flexibility and initiative in completing projects
  • Excellent critical thinking and analysis skills
  • Excellent organisational skills, with a strong attention to detail and quality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including experience of effective team work and collaboration
  • Capable of working independently and autonomously;
  • Self-motivated with strong attention to detail and quality
  • History of peer-reviewed publications
  • The post requires the capacity to manage multiple tasks and to prioritise appropriately.
  • Broad experience of computer applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Databases.
  • Highly motivated and passionate about developing high quality research;

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience of contributing and participating on research funded projects e.g. EU level project, HRB projects

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: €26,609 - €35,922 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available from December 2021

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

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

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

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Georgina Gethin georgina.gethin@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 Deirdre McGreevy Deirdre.mcgreevy@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES-202-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday 8th October 2021 

Interviews are planned to be held on week of 1st November 2021 

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

NUI Galway reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

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

Closing Date: Friday, 08 Oct 2021

Application: Research Assistant – SFI Funded Research Project, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 202-21)

Postdoctoral researcher in the Duffy Lab/CÚRAM, NUI Galway – Global Cell Manufacturing and Delivery Partnership, School of Medicine & CÚRAM (NUIG RES 207-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral researcher in the Duffy Lab within the School of Medicine and CÚRAM, the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices, at the National University of Ireland Galway.

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from October 18th 2021 to contract end date of 17th October 2023.

Job Description:

The postdoctoral researcher will lead the Duffy Lab/CÚRAM (http://www.curamdevices.ie) ambient cell transfer research tasks and contribute to the Global Cell Manufacturing and Delivery Partnership funded by Science Foundation Ireland and liaise with partners in the NSF Engineering Research Centre for Cell Manufacturing (CMaT; http://cellmanufacturingusa.org) and the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast (https://pure.qub.ac.uk/en/organisations/centre-for-experimental-medicine).

The successful candidate will carry out research in the Duffy Lab, based in the Discipline of Anatomy, School of Medicine and CÚRAM.

The candidate will be supported in their professional development, be able to avail of a range of career level focussed training opportunities, have the potential to publish research findings in leading journals and protect intellectual property.

Duties:

  • Day-to-day research & development project tasks as part of the Global Cell Manufacturing and Delivery Partnership.
  • Development and optimisation for new cell therapy products and ambient cell transfer methods using advance biomaterial formulations.
  • Analysis and interpretation of results of project research.
  • Present project results nationally and internationally at scientific conferences.
  • Participation in project meetings.
  • Plan, create and manage preclinical studies.
  • Drafting and editing SOP’s to support cell therapy products and harmonise product development across partner sites.
  • Carry out scale-up and CMC activities of cell supporting biomaterials.

Contribute to publications or IP protection of findings

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in the biological sciences (e.g. Regenerative Medicine)
  • Experience in preclinical model design and completion
  • Hyaluronic based hydrogel production experience
  • Hyaluronic hydrogel testing experience
  • Metabolite sensing and analysis experience
  • Advanced microscopy experience (confocal, SEM, TEM)
  • 2D and 3D Cell culture experience (insulin producing cells, MSCs and innate immune cells)
    • Implantable reservoir production and quality testing
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships
  • Demonstrated organisation ability including the capacity to meet deadlines
  • High levels of initiative, project management, self-management, achievement-orientation, and motivation are encouraged

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in working on an international team
  • Experience in the development of SOPs and transfer of protocols to other partners (protocol harmonisation)
  • Experience in project reporting and presentation to consortia
  • Experience in CMC activities (chemistry, manufacturing, control)

Salary: €38,631 – €42,201 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available from October 2021

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:

http://www.nuigalway.ie/medicine-nursing-and-health-sciences/research/

&

http://www.curamdevices.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Garry Duffy via email at:  garry.duffy@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 Garry Duffy via email at:  garry.duffy@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES 207-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm October 1st 2021

Interviews are planned to be held on Monday October 11th 2021

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 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

 NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

Closing Date: Friday, 01 Oct 2021

Application: Postdoctoral researcher in the Duffy Lab/CÚRAM, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 207-21)

Postdoctoral Researcher - RF System Design and Development for Biomedical Applications, Smart Sensors Lab, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 200-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a postdoctoral researcher to join our team at the Smart Sensors Lab, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is available from earliest possible start date in October 2021 to April 30th, 2023.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will develop a RF system that will mainly include and antenna for powering and communication with an implantable biosensor. The antenna will act as an external communicating unit for a sensor-based medical device. The candidate will work as part of the team developing the medical device in this project. The core technical work includes the design and modelling of antenna, development of antenna prototypes, characterization of antenna in a biological tissue environment, interfacing of biosensor with the antennas, and pre-clinical validation on the bench as well as suitable animal model.

 

The position will require an individual with expertise in modelling and development of antennas, tissue characterization, modelling of biological tissues, prototyping, and characterization of RF systems. The postdoctoral researcher will work closely with academic, industry and clinical partners to design, develop and evaluate the efficacy of the proposed medical device.

 

Duties:

  • Literature and IP search as required by the project.
  • Design and development of the RF system for reader device to meet the key requirements of the project.
  • Selection of materials and parts for prototype development and design validation.
  • Interfacing of the antenna and implanted wireless biosensor.
  • Characterisation of the antennas for robustness under the operating conditions.
  • Computer modelling and bench testing for interoperability of key components of the device including biosensor and antenna.
  • Development of the antenna prototypes for pre-clinical testing.
  • Procurement of equipment and consumables for the project.
  • Interface with clinical, commercial and technical experts.
  • Work with other team members to plan project activities and set key milestones.
  • Prepare scientific reports and research articles.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • A PhD awarded or near completion in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (or related disciplines).
  • Demonstrable knowledge of RF systems design and development technologies for biomedical applications.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of antenna design and interfacing.
  • Experience in electronic circuit design and modelling.
  • Evidence of expert knowledge of CST, COMSOL, MATLAB (or similar modelling tools).
  • Track record of publishing in biomedical and electrical engineering journals.
  • Highly motivated and passionate about new scientific discoveries.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Clear evidence of good inter-personal skills.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Speciality (postgraduate research) in RF systems design and development, tissue characterization, modelling of biological tissues.
  • Experience in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of antennas, biological tissue modelling, and prototype developments.
  • Experience in the presenting of research findings to technical / non-technical audiences.

 

Salary: €38,631 to €45,943 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from earliest possible start date in October, 2021.

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

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

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Patricia Vazquez (patricia.vazquez@nuigalway.ie).

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr Patricia Vazquez (patricia.vazquez@nuigalway.ie) by 5.00 pm, Friday October 1st, 2021.

Please put reference number NUIG RES 200-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday October 1st, 2021

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

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 Oct 2021

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher - Smart Sensors Lab (NUIG RES 200-21)

Postdoctoral Researcher, “Acute Ischaemic Stroke Blood Clots", Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), NUI Galway (NUIG RES 208-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as Postdoctoral Researcher with CÚRAM at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The project, which runs until the end of December 2022, represents a Science Foundation Ireland facilitated collaboration between NUI Galway with an industrial partner.    

     

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

 

Job Description:

The position will require suitably experienced scientists to explore the characteristics of thrombi from acute ischemic stroke patients using a mix of histological and immunohistochemical techniques. Additionally, the role will also involve the establishment of a database of clot pathology, in collaboration with key collaborating clinical centres internationally and the correlation of clot characteristics with clinical characteristics and electrical impedance.

 Duties:

  • Compositional analysis of blood clots retrieved from acute ischemic stroke patients
  • Development of a clinical database of acute ischemic stroke clot histopathology
  • Development and establishment of additional protocols and development of capacity for the analysis and characterisation of blood clot samples
  • Publication of research outcomes in high impact factor journals
  • Active participation and presentations at international conferences, meetings and networking events
  • Grant writing

  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 good track record in histopathological analysis with experience of histology and immunohistochemistry is essential
  • Good statistical analysis skills are essential
  • Excellent scientific writing and oral presentation skills are essential
  • Candidates must be highly motivated, work well as part of a team and have excellent verbal communication, organizational and interpersonal skills

 

Desirable Requirements:

•    The ideal candidate should have a track record in blood clot pathology/ stroke research

•    Publications in high impact factor journals

•    Leadership and project management capability

 

Salary: €38,632 - €39,186 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from earliest possible start date October 2021

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

 

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

 

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr Karen Doyle (karen.doyle@nuigalway.ie)

 

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG RES 208-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, 8th October 2021

 

 Interviews are planned to be held on 20th October 2021

 

Due to ongoing restrictions related to COVID-19, interviews may take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

 

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

 

 

Closing Date: Friday, 08 Oct 2021

Application: NUIG 208-21 Postdoctoral Researcher - Acute Ischaemic Stroke Blood Clots

Postdoctoral Researcher, “Acute Ischaemic Stroke Blood Clots", Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), NUI Galway (NUIG RES 208-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as Postdoctoral Researcher with CÚRAM at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The project, which runs until the end of December 2022, represents a Science Foundation Ireland facilitated collaboration between NUI Galway with an industrial partner.    

     

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

 

Job Description:

The position will require suitably experienced scientists to explore the characteristics of thrombi from acute ischemic stroke patients using a mix of histological and immunohistochemical techniques. Additionally, the role will also involve the establishment of a database of clot pathology, in collaboration with key collaborating clinical centres internationally and the correlation of clot characteristics with clinical characteristics and electrical impedance.

 Duties:

  • Compositional analysis of blood clots retrieved from acute ischemic stroke patients
  • Development of a clinical database of acute ischemic stroke clot histopathology
  • Development and establishment of additional protocols and development of capacity for the analysis and characterisation of blood clot samples
  • Publication of research outcomes in high impact factor journals
  • Active participation and presentations at international conferences, meetings and networking events
  • Grant writing

  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 good track record in histopathological analysis with experience of histology and immunohistochemistry is essential
  • Good statistical analysis skills are essential
  • Excellent scientific writing and oral presentation skills are essential
  • Candidates must be highly motivated, work well as part of a team and have excellent verbal communication, organizational and interpersonal skills

 

Desirable Requirements:

•    The ideal candidate should have a track record in blood clot pathology/ stroke research

•    Publications in high impact factor journals

•    Leadership and project management capability

 

Salary: €38,632 - €39,186 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from earliest possible start date October 2021

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

 

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

 

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr Karen Doyle (karen.doyle@nuigalway.ie)

 

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG RES 208-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, 8th October 2021

 

 Interviews are planned to be held on 20th October 2021

 

Due to ongoing restrictions related to COVID-19, interviews may take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

 

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

 

 

Closing Date: Friday, 08 Oct 2021

Application: NUIG 208-21 Postdoctoral Researcher - Acute Ischaemic Stroke Blood Clots

Research Associate - Research Business Lead, SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), NUI Galway (NUIG-RES-213-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed-term position as a Research Associate – Research Business Lead within the SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available from 1st November 2021 until the end of December 2023.  This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland.

 

Organisation:  The SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM – www.curamdevices.ie) is a national, SFI funded research centre that brings together researchers from across Ireland. The prime objective for CÚRAM is to radically improve health outcomes for patients by developing innovative implantable ‘smart’ medical devices to treat major 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 developing the industry-focussed research programme within CÚRAM and develop plans and models for commercialisation of CÚRAM research. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Development of business plans and models for commercialisation for CÚRAM research.
  • Market analysis of prevailing trends in the medical device industry in Ireland and internationally
  • Carry out GAP/SWOT/PESTEL analysis to develop roadmaps for the provision of support to industries working at TRL levels 4-9
  • Engage with Technical Transfer Office on issues relating to legal, contracts and intellectual property
  • Identify and engage with new strategic industry partners to develop new research projects within CÚRAM.
  • Design and develop new scientific projects based on industry proposals.
  • Due diligence on 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.
  • Development of appropriate marketing materials (including website) and events to target new industry partner
  • Liaise with existing industry partners in order to maintain and develop relationships.
  • Assist in the verification and interpretation of experimental data.
    • Preparation and delivery of periodic scientific reports for funding agencies, as required.
    • Assist the principal investigators and the Scientific Director in the delivery of CÚRAM’s commercialisation outputs through contribution to patents and commercial applications
    • Represent the research activities of CÚRAM as required at local, national and international events.
    • Managing relevant data in databases such as SESAME and CRMs.

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Track record in high level interaction with companies in the medtech/device/diagnostic space
  • Has established a significant network of industry relevant stakeholders / key opinion leaders
  • Postgraduate qualification coupled with proven track record (minimum of 5-7 years) of relevant experience
  • A demonstrable capability to rapidly acquire a good working knowledge of funding opportunities, and of the issues affecting commercialisation of research in Ireland and internationally
  • Experience in all aspects of the lifecycle of business plan development (including experience of writing and submissions)
  • Proven experience in facilitating industry-academic project development
  • Demonstrable track record in negotiation with major stakeholders
  • 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
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with engagement with International industry
  • Experience in the writing of research proposals and scientific outputs.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • PhD in a discipline relevant to CÚRAM
  • Research grant management experience
  • Experience in high level corporate marketing / event management

 

Salary: €38,632 - €50,029 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st November 2021

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr Iain Shaw (iain.shaw@nuigalway.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 Dr Iain Shaw (curam@nuigalway.ie).

Please put reference number NUIG RES 213-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, 8th October 2021

 

Interviews are planned to be held week commencing 18th October 2021

 

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions interviews may take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

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 Oct 2021

Application: NUIG RES 213-21 Research Associate - Research Business Lead

Postdoctoral Researcher – 3D Printing of Microdevices for Acoustic Mediated Neural Stimulation, Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), NUI Galway (NUIG RES 205-21)

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

The position is available from January 2022 for a 24-month period initially, with a possibility for extension, subject to successful project outcomes and funding acquisition. This position represents an unparalleled opportunity to participate in the development of next-generation medical devices.

                                                     

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 electrically active materials, 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.

 

Project:  This project will be conducted in conjunction with Dr. Biggs Lab and CURAM. The goal is to develop a neuromodulation technology to deliver non-invasive stimulation to the cerebral cortex. The main activities of this project are to design a 3D acoustic focusing device, scale up the manufacturing process of the product and perform in vitro experimentation.  This is a first-gen product with further applications in cancer treatment. As the project progresses, we will engage as required with domain experts and other independent entrepreneurs to develop a successful commercialization strategy leading to a start-up.

 

Job Description:

The Technical Leader (TL) role will be responsible for the optimization of the formulation, fabrication, and characterization of the acoustic lenses. In conjunction with partners the successful candidate will be in charge of coordinating the in vitro and preclinical studies.

 

What we are searching for:

  • Experience with polymer synthesis and 3D printing;
  • Experience with ultrasonic devices;
  • Finite Element modelling experience is a plus
  • Experience with neural pre-clinical models
  • Interact with physician KOLs
  • Willingness to engage in spinning-out the technologies developed in this project

Duties:

  • Perform extensive physicomechanical characterization;
  • Analyse data in an accurate and precise manner;
  • Scale the design to human attributes ensuring the design parameters of the materials and product configuration are appropriate also for a large animal model preclinical study
  • Develop a number of design concepts building on the data generated in vitro
  • Obtain feedback from Physician KOLs
  • Actively participate in international conferences and meetings
  • Closely work with industry partners and postdoctoral scientists within CÚRAM and associated institutes within and outside NUI Galway.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant science or engineering subject and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in research/industry experience, and a proven track record in a research and development environment. Previous experience with 3D printing; finite element modelling and in vitro analysis is essential.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a systematic understanding of a field of biomedical engineering
  • Candidates must demonstrate an ability to manage a research project including the co-supervision of students.
  • Candidates must possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in clinical translation of medical devices.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • The successful candidate should also have expertise in as many of the following areas as possible: ultrasonic devices; biocompatibility assays; protein analysis; histology; immunohistochemistry; biomaterials fabrication and functionalization.
  • Candidates should be highly motivated and passionate about developing new medical products.

 

Salary: €39,186 to €45,943 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from January 2022

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG RES 205-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Tuesday November 30th, 2021

 

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

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

 

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

 

Closing Date: Tuesday, 30 Nov 2021

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher – 3D Printing, CÚRAM (NUIG RES 205-21)

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Neuromodulation and Soft-Tissue Analysis, Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), NUI Galway (NUIG-RES 206-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term Postdoctoral Researcher position at the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund and will be conducted in conjunction with Neurent Medical, a Galway based medical device company. The position is available from December 2021 for 24 months.

 

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 through The Irish state’s Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund to work with Neurent Medical on 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 partner Neurent Medical.

 

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, Neurent Medical and associated institutes within and outside NUI Galway;
  • Conduct a programme of research and scholarship in soft tissue analysis under the supervision and direction of your Principal Investigator.
  • Define research objectives and proposals for own (or joint) research in line with research strategy whilst contributing to the research programme at CÚRAM and Neurent Medical.  This will be under general guidance of a member of the academic staff or Principal Investigator/ Project Leader.
  • Conduct individual and/or collaborative research projects in a variety of settings (laboratory, creative performance, field, clinical setting).
  • Determine appropriate methodologies for research, with advice and support as appropriate.
  • Plan, co-ordinate and implement research project (this may include managing a small research team/co-ordinating other researcher activity).
  • Keep up to date with research related methods and techniques, in particular, developments in the specific research area.
  • To have knowledge and understanding of the policy, practices and procedures, relevant to the role, this may include broader University/ sector/ external sponsor or funder (e.g. Commercial Awareness, Research Ethics, Knowledge Transfer, Patents, Intellectual Property Rights, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities & Diversity).

 

Qualifications/Skills required

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in a relevant science or engineering discipline
    • Proven track record in a research and development environment.
    • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
    • Genomic analysis
    • Histological sectioning and staining
    • Immunohistochemistry
    • Candidates must be highly motivated and passionate about developing new products.

Desirable Requirements:

  • qPCR analysis
  • Tissue slice culture
  • 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: €39,186 - €45,943 per annum

 

Start date: December 2021.

 

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 RES 206-21 in thesubject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Tuesday 30th November, 2021.

 

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

 

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

Closing Date: Tuesday, 30 Nov 2021

Application: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, CURAM (NUIG RES 206-21)

Postdoctoral Researcher-Green hydrogen supply chain optimisation for Ireland and Mallorca, College of Science & Engineering, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 209-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, 24-month fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher working on green hydrogen supply chain optimization. The position will be based in Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Ireland Galway and is available from 1 January 2022. The successful candidate will divide their time between the following projects:

  1. HyLIGHT, 75%, funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and a 25-strong industry consortium through MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine, to develop a green hydrogen roadmap for Ireland, and
  2. GreenHysland, 25%, funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCHJU) to develop and implement a hydrogen ecosystem on Mallorca.

 

The successful candidate will work in Dr Rory Monaghan’s research team, which is exploring the optimisation of green hydrogen supply chains in Ireland and elsewhere (see Ref 1, Ref 2, Ref 3), in collaboration with a wide range of industrial and academic partners in Ireland, the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, and other countries.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will conduct the following activities that are central to the project:

  1. Significantly contribute to the project management of NUI Galway’s participation in HyLIGHT and GreenHysland, including technical and financial reporting.
  2. Coordinate of exchange of all information and data between NUI Galway and relevant partners for supply chain modelling.
  3. Assist in the supervision of HyLIGHT and other related PhD students at NUI Galway.
  4. Develop short-, medium-, and long-term supply chain scenarios for green hydrogen in Ireland and Mallorca, considering different electricity supplies (onshore/offshore wind, PV, grid), energy end-uses, supply chain sizes, geographical locations.
  5. Conduct geospatial mapping, techno-economic assessment and optimisation of the developed scenarios (Ref 1).
  6. Quantify of sensitivity, uncertainty, and reliability of the developed supply chain models.
  7. Prepare periodic and final reports of findings.

Additional Duties:

In addition to the tasks listed above, the successful candidate will:

  1. Prepare abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations for dissemination of the work in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, and international conferences.
  2. Assist in the operation of the research group by assisting in the following: (i) PhD student supervision, (ii) day-to-day management, and (iii) writing research funding applications.
  3. Develop their teaching skills by contributing to lectures and undergraduate project supervision.
  4. Work with high degrees of independence and dedication to ensure the successful completion of the work and their development as an independent researcher.

Essential Requirements:

  • Hold a PhD degree in Engineering with thesis relevant to this project.
  • Have a strong publication record as a senior author in peer-reviewed journal papers.
  • Have demonstrable expertise in use of engineering modelling software in energy applications, e.g., Excel, Matlab, Python, Jupyter, C++, Fortran, open source platforms, PyPsa
  • Have excellent written, spoken and presentation English communication skills

Desirable Requirements:

  • Have experience in writing research funding applications.
  • Have experience in helping to supervise undergraduate and/or postgraduate projects.
  • Have experience in project and/or research group management.

Salary: €38,631.00 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contract (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available from the 1st of January 2022

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

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

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

Further information about the research partners is available at the links given above. Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Rory Monaghan at NUI Galway (rory.monaghan@nuigalway.ie). 

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG RES 209-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pmFriday 8th October 2021

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed 

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post. 

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 Oct 2021

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher-College of Science&Eng ,NUI Galway (NUIG RES 209-21)

Researcher Fellow - Green hydrogen for decarbonising heat and feedstock in Irish industry,College of Science and Engineering, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 210-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, 33-month fixed term position as a Research Fellow working on green hydrogen for decarbonising heat and feedstock in Irish industry. The position will be based in Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) and is available from 1 December 2021. The successful candidate will play a leading role in HyLIGHT, a 3-year project funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and a 25-strong industry consortium through MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine. The overall aim of HyLIGHT is to provide the knowledge, data, and necessary tools to guide the cost-effective decarbonisation and map sustainable large-scale implementation of hydrogen technologies in Ireland. HyLIGHT will achieve its aim by collaborating with the leading national and international companies, universities and stakeholders working to facilitate the delivery of hydrogen to all energy sectors; heat, transport and electricity; but also to where it is needed in industry, in a safe and cost effective manner for energy consumers and industry. Ten researchers from PhD to Postdoc to Research Fellow level are currently being hired.

The successful candidate will work in Dr Rory Monaghan’s research team, lead the Hydrogen Demand work package of HyLIGHT, and assume project management responsibility for NUI Galway’s role in HyLIGHT. Research will examine the prospects for green hydrogen-based decarbonisation of high-temperature heat and chemical feedstock in Irish industry. How does green hydrogen compare to other approaches? What system and process changes are required? How can these potential major demand sites be linked to green hydrogen supply? What are the key commercial, policy, and societal barriers to its deployment?

Job Description:

The successful candidate will conduct the following activities that are central to the project:

  1. Lead the project management of NUI Galway’s participation in HyLIGHT, including technical and financial reporting.
  2. Manage the exchange of all information and data between NUI Galway and HyLIGHT industry partners for all projects.
  3. Assume a leading role in the supervision of HyLIGHT and other related PhD students and postdoctoral researchers at NUI Galway.
  4. Develop short-, medium-, and long-term scenarios for green hydrogen in industrial heating and feedstock in Ireland, considering different sectors, green electricity availability, geographical locations, infrastructural requirements, trajectories for future growth.
  5. Compare green hydrogen to other industry decarbonisation routes on the bases of costs and benefits, barriers to widespread deployment, potential supply chain configurations, and other factors.
  6. Prepare periodic and final reports of findings and coordinate the submission of all similar reports for NUI Galway HyLIGHT researchers.
  7. With the PIs and HyLIGHT partners, lead the preparation of funding proposals to extend the breadth and depth of green hydrogen research at NUI Galway.

Additional Duties:

In addition to the tasks listed above, the successful candidate will:

  1. Prepare abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations for dissemination of the work in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, and international conferences.
  2. Assist in the operation of the research group by assisting in the following: (i) PhD student and Postdoc supervision, (ii) day-to-day management, and (iii) writing research funding applications.
  3. Develop their teaching skills by contributing to lectures and undergraduate project supervision.
  4. Work with very high degrees of independence and dedication to ensure the successful completion of the work and their development as an independent researcher.

Essential Requirements:

  • Hold a PhD degree in Engineering with thesis relevant to this project.
  • Have significant Postdoctoral experience (6+ years), relevant to this project, in academia and/or industry.
  • Have an excellent publication record as a senior author in peer-reviewed journal papers relevant to this project.
  • Have demonstrable expertise in use of engineering modelling software in energy applications, e.g., Excel, Matlab, Python, Jupyter, C++, Fortran, open-source platforms, PyPsa.
  • Have experience in research grant writing, student supervision and project management.
  • Have demonstrable research independence.
  • Have excellent written, spoken and presentation English communication skills.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Have experience in managing research consortia and/or partnerships.
  • Have industrial experience relevant to this project.
  • Have demonstrable ability to prioritise workload to strict deadlines.

Salary: €55,811.00 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contract (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available from the 1st of December 2021.

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

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

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

Further information about the research partners is available at the links given above. Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Rory Monaghan at NUI Galway (rory.monaghan@nuigalway.ie). 

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG RES 210-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pmFriday 8th October 2021

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

NUI Galway reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

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 Oct 2021

Application: Researcher Fellow-College of Science & Engineering,NUI Galway (NUIG RES 210-21)

Postdoctoral Researcher (Full-Time or Part-Time), ‘Sensor-Machine Learning Driven Supports for Cardiovascular Health & Weight Management’, CÚRAM, NUI Galway (NUIG-RES184-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time or part-time Postdoctoral Researcher in Sensor - Machine Learning driven supports for cardiovascular health and weight management at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available immediately for an anticipated two-year duration.

 

 

Job Description:

Organization:  The SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices (CÚRAM) is a national, SFI funded, 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.

 

Great opportunity to work on an exciting project at the junction of health and AI with the group that invented the heart rate app as well as algorithms for label-free super-resolution microscopy and nanosensitive imaging.

 

The purpose of the project is to develop intelligent software to investigate biomarkers in clinical data gathered with devices in the field of endocrinology/cardiology and weight management. The successful candidate will be based in the Tissue Optics and Microcirculation Imaging Facility – CÚRAM - and will work closely with collaborating partners at Galway University Hospital. The TOMI team is located in the School of Physics at NUI Galway, Ireland. The research will also involve building appropriate Machine Learning software and to enable the system be used for routine management of health and fitness. The main duties of the post are to design and build novel biomedical software, carry out novel research and to contribute to management of the TOMI research team. In particular, the successful candidate will be responsible for organizing and managing project research activities to yield high quality research publications and invention disclosures. Specific duties include the following:

 

  • Design, build and validate software for novel biomedical sensing systems and/or biophotonic systems for target applications in conjunction with the PI and members of the TOMI research team and our collaborators.
  • Undertake biomedical, clinical and other experiments to validate analytical methods and instrumentation being developed/used.
  • Supervise relevant undergraduate, graduate and visiting student research projects from time to time as required.
  • Assist in the mentoring/training of TOMI PhD and visiting students in software and other relevant photonics technologies.
  • Deliver presentations and undertake outreach activities relevant to TOMI as required by the PI.
    • Lead and co-author high quality publications.
    • Prepare project reports as required by the funder.
    • Undertake any other activities relevant to the TOMI projects as directed by the PI.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

 

  • Applicants must have a PhD in Physics, Software Development, Optical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Machine Learning or an equivalent discipline.

 

  • Candidates must have proven expertise in modelling and algorithm development in Machine Learning.

 

  • Candidates must have excellent communication (in English) and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new algorithms and analytical methods; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

 

  • Candidates must have a strong programming skills.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will have a track record in a research and development environment. Candidates with experience working with or in industry/health (clinical, photonics or analytical science domains) are particularly welcome.

 

  • Experience in design of clinical studies, including experiment design, statistical analysis plans, ethical and consent issues and an understanding of clinical perspectives. However, an otherwise suitably qualified candidate could gain these skills on the job with substantial support from the team in this area.

 

  • Specialized experience in clinical data acquisition/handling/processing would be desirable. Programming skills such as Python or MATLAB, Java, C++, OpenCL, especially for the acquisition and signal or processing of data from high-speed A/D converters would be desirable.

 

  • The ideal candidate will have substantial Python skills and experience. Knowledge or experience of Python libraries such as Numpy, Scipy, Scikit-learn, TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch or Pandas would be a bonus but training could be provided to an otherwise suitable candidate.

 

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €38,632 to €50,031 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts. Public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply.

 

Start date: Position is available for immediate start

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

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

 

Further information is available at http://www.curamdevices.ie, http://tomi.nuigalway.ie

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Martin Leahy (martin.leahy@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 Martin Leahy (martin.leahy@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG-RES184-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, 30th September 2021

 

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions interviews may take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

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, 30 Sep 2021

Application: NUIG RES 184-21 Postdoctoral Researcher

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