NUIG-222-19-Clinical Research Midwife-Specified Purpose Contract for 4 months

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time/part-time, fixed term position as a Clinical Research Midwife with the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available as full- time, 39 hours per week (1 FTE) OR 2 x Part-time, 19.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE).

Normally within the hours of 08.00 to 17.00, Monday to Friday.

This position is a Specified Purpose Contract for 4 months. The location of the post will be in the University Maternity Hospital Limerick.

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated midwife to work as part of a dynamic team. The position involves screening women for recruitment and randomisation into the MILO study. The MILO study is a multicentre, complex feasibility study with a clinical focus on the role of amniotic membrane sweeping in the prevention of formal induction of labour for post-term pregnancy.

You will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of recruitment of women to the study and data collection. You will be the ‘first point of contact’ for clinicians contacting the team with queries, helping to ensure that the MILO Study runs smoothly.

This role offers an excellent opportunity for you to gain a wide range of skills and experience within the clinical research environment. As part of your role, you will be encouraged to develop your own research skills.

 

Successful applicants will have: excellent communication skills and attention to detail, current registration as a midwife with NMBI register, have strong IT skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Garda vetting will apply as appropriate to Child Protection Policy

 

Salary: €37,874 to € 40,222 per annum (pro-rata - for part time or shorter contracts)      

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

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

 

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

 

To Apply:

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Elaine Finucane by email: elainemay.finucane@nuigalway.ie

Applications by maximum 5 page CV with covering letter to be emailed (as one PDF file) to carol.burke@nuigalway.ie prior to 17.00 on 18 December 2019.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 18th December 2019

 

 

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

 

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

Closing Date: Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019

Application: NUIG-222-19 - Clinical Research Midwife-Specified Purpose Contract for 4 months

NUIG 219-19, Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Natural Sciences

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

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland, co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund under grant no. 13/RC/2073, and is available from 01/01/2020 to contract end date of 31/12/2020.

 

The work will be carried out in the research group of Professor Gerard Wall (https://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/natural-sciences/gerardwall/) in Microbiology and the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM). The group’s research interests lie in the use of recombinant proteins in biomedical applications (medical devices, drug delivery, diagnostics).

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will clone and express in E. coli potential antigen proteins from bovine pathogens and isolate recombinant antibodies against the pathogens for immunoassay development.

 

 

Duties:

  • ·         Conduct a programme of research and scholarship on recombinant protein expression under the supervision and direction of Prof. Wall.
  • Determine appropriate methodologies for research, with advice and support as appropriate.

  • Keep up to date with research related methods and techniques, in particular, developments in the specific research area.

  • Manage the research project, including the co-supervision of undergraduate and MSc students related to the project.

  • Present on research progress and outcomes, e.g. to bodies supervising research; conferences, steering groups; other team members, as agreed with the PI.

  • Disseminate the results of the research with the support of and under the supervision of the PI.

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD with a strong focus on recombinant protein expression.
  • Published expertise in cloning and expression of recombinant proteins in E. coli.
  • Experience of troubleshooting expression of multiple difficult-to-express proteins.
  • Experience of recombinant protein purification and immobilisation.

 

 

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Hands-on experience of bioanalytical techniques such as TEM, AFM, CD
  • Excellent communication and scientific writing skills.

 

 

Salary: €37,874 to €40,222 per annum        

 

Start date: Position is available from 01/01/2020.

 

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 Microbiology is available at https://www.nuigalway.ie/microbiology/ and about CÚRAM at http://www.curamdevices.ie/.

                                                       

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (PDF only) to Professor Gerard Wall (gerard.wall@nuigalway.ie).

 

Please put reference number NUIG-219-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, Friday, December 27th 2019

 

Closing Date: Friday, 27 Dec 2019

Application: NUIG 219-19, Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Natural Sciences

NUIG- 213-19 - Marie Skłodowska -Curie Action: Early Stage Researcher (PREMUROSA) CÚRAM, SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices National University of Ireland, Galway

 Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for one full-time fixed term position as Early Stage Researcher /PhD student with CÚRAM, SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

The position, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union, is available from January 2020. The appointments will be on a temporary basis for a maximum period of three years (regular full-time employment contract).

 

Musculoskeletal diseases are reported to affect roughly half of those over 60, strongly impacting the quality of life. They are a major burden on individuals, healthcare and welfare systems, with huge direct and indirect costs. Treatment of musculoskeletal disorders is often based either on prosthetic rehabilitation or on regenerative surgical procedures, including scaffold implantation. In both cases, individual tissue healing and regeneration response, and the appropriateness of the implanted device, markedly affect the outcome. Improvement can be achieved by precision medicine, specifically designed on patients’ individual characteristics. The ultimate goal of PREMUROSA project, is to train a new generation of scientists with an integrated vision of the whole value chain in musculo-skeletal regeneration technologies and able to boost the necessary innovations to achieve precision principles in developing innovative devices and optimized clinical applications. This aim will be achieved by a “triple i” (interdisciplinary, intersectoral, international) approach of thirteen ESRs, who will benefit from an excellent scientific environment, up-date technologies and supervision by international leaders in the field. The candidate will learn to integrate academic and industrial aspects and will sharpen their experimental and complementary skills in a well-designed and diversified and unprecedented training program.

Organisation:

The Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM – www.curamdevices.ie) is a national, SFI funded, €49.6m research centre that brings together researchers from 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 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:

 

We seek a candidate to join our interdisciplinary research team working in the field of Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine. The focus of our research is to design and validate a customized hydrogel for repair and regeneration of the nucleus pulposus (NP) of intervertebral discs (IVD). We are interested in understanding the interactions between ECM with biomaterials and cells and then using this knowledge to design and develop novel customized biomaterials that mimicking the native composition of the IVD nucleus pulposus.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop and validate a novel customized optimized hydrogel (mimicking the native composition of the IVD nucleus pulposus) functionalized with specific glycans and patient-derived bone-marrow-derived stem cells to replicate the NP cell ECM microenvironment.

  • Participate in training events for researchers and Principal Investigators involved in the programme

  • Liaise and report to the Project Manager, which includes contributing to periodic scientific reports

  • Contribute to the reporting of project milestones and deliverables in accordance with EU deadlines

  • Promote and disseminate results from the programme, which includes contributing to newsletters and participating in outreach events

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Qualifications/Skills Essential:

The candidate should have a 1st class or a 2:1 honours first degree and a Master’s in any of the following areas: Biomaterials, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Tissue Engineering, Medicine, Cell Biology, Biology, Drug Discovery or in a related area.

  • Less than four years' full time-equivalent research experience and has not yet been awarded a doctoral degree (PhD)

  • Resided less than 12 months in Ireland in the last three years

  • Excellent communication and organisation skills

  • Fluent in spoken and written English

  • Excellent writing and presentation skills

  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment

  • Availability to travel nationally and internationally two to three times a year

  • The ideal candidate should have experience in as many of the following techniques: Cell (fully differentiated and Stem cells) Biology; Molecular Biology; Protein / Gene analysis; Histology; and Immunohistochemistry, Biomaterial fabrication/synthesis.

  • Candidates should have excellent communication and organisational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new products; and have strong written, oral and interpersonal skills. The candidate should be able to work independently and as a part of team. Leadership skills are desirable for this fellowship.

 

The candidate will be working under the supervision of Prof. Abhay Pandit http://www.curamdevices.ie/curam/about-us/our-people/director/professor-abhay-pandit.html

 

Salary: The remuneration will be in line with the European Commission rules for Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant holders (Early-Stage Researchers, Initial Training Network).

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820-msca_en.pdf.

 

Start date: Position is available from January 2020

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway.

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

 

To Apply:

Applications (in English) should include a CV (Please use the Europass template: https://europass.cedefop .europa.eu/editors/en/cv/compose), certificates of examination grades, a motivation letter (max. one page) describing your research career goals, skills and experience, as well as two letters of recommendation.

Please send applications by e-mail (in PDF only) to curam@nuigalway.ie. Please quote the project name and reference number "NUIG-213-19” in the subject line of e-mail application. For research related enquires please contact Raghvendra Bohara at Raghvendra.Bohara@NUIGalway.ie.  

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 20th December  2019

 

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

 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 20 Dec 2019

Application: NUIG- 213-19 Marie Skłodowska -Curie Action: Early Stage Researcher (PREMUROSA)

NUIG 214-19, 2 Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher, Solar Energy Conversion to Chemicals, School of Chemistry, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, three-year fixed term position as a PhD student with the School of Chemistry at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN programme and is available from 1st September 2020 to contract end date.

 

SOLAR2CHEM will train 15 early stage researchers to fill the existing gap in the European industrial landscape in the area of solar chemicals production and usage in technical, economic and policy aspects. The consortium is formed by 12 beneficiaries including 9 academic and 3 non-academic organisations plus 8 partner organisations to cover a full training programme on scientific, technical and personal development skills which will include secondments in current world leading countries (Japan, US, Australia) to gather the necessary knowledge and implement it in Europe.

 

 

Job Description:

The successful candidates will work under the supervision of Dr Pau Farràs within the ChemLight group (www.nuigalway.ie/chemlight) to develop projects on metal oxide nanoparticles for water electrolysis, and the preparation and study of first row transition metal complexes for selective epoxidation of organic substrates. The candidates will be part of an European-wide network and will conduct two placements at leading organisations worldwide. The candidates will be enrolled in the PhD programme at NUIG and will take part in the training programme of SOLAR2CHEM.

 

 

Duties:

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic early stage researchers with a strong interest in solar energy conversion technologies with emphasis on chemistry and materials sciences. The successful applicant will:

 

  • ·         Complete a research proposal for the work package to contain research objectives, description of research, methodology, proposed completion timeframe, originality of contribution and societal impact.
  • ·         Develop a Personal Career Development Plan outlining training and support needs, and update this regularly based on training completed.
  • ·         Complete annual summaries of research findings for submission to the European Commission, publication on the SOLAR2CHEM website and dissemination to relevant stakeholders.
  • ·         Develop an Impact Action Plan to ensure the research achieves maximum societal impact and provide annual updates on steps taken to implement this plan.
  • ·         Disseminate and communicate the research findings to relevant stakeholders.
  • ·         Prepare regular research updates for the SOLAR2CHEM website and social media accounts.
  • ·         Participate in network-wide training events in the course of the project and complete any additional training required to successfully carry out the research proposal.
  • ·         Prepare a manuscript for submission as a PhD thesis at NUI Galway.
  • ·         Contribute to ongoing and related research projects in the ChemLight group
  • ·         Work with the PI in preparing funding proposals related to the ESR’s area of research.

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Candidates will be required to meet the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria: (http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/).

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Must have had less than four years full-time equivalent research experience and must not have already obtained a PhD
  • Must not have resided in the (host country) Ireland for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the appointment.
  • Must fulfil the entrance requirements for the Structured PhD programme at NUI Galway. To be eligible for admission to the PhD programme, a candidate must normally have a high honours standard in a relevant academic discipline at primary degree level or equivalent
  • Excellent communications skills in English both written and verbal.
  • Ability to produce scientific outputs for publication in peer reviewed journals.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and collaboratively within an internationally diverse team.
  • Excellent online literature searching and retrieval skills & ability to research effectively on the Internet and navigate new sites.
  • Evidence of conducting qualitative and/ or quantitative research in real world settings.
  • Evidence of excellent organisation skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet competing priorities
  • Highly motivated, with excellent organisation skills and with strong attention to detail and quality.
  • Are willing to travel to attend secondments, training and academic events.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in nanomaterials synthesis
  • Familiar with the preparation and characterisation of organometallic complexes.
  • Programming skills

 

 

Salary: Remuneration is in line with EC rules for Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN projects: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820-msca_en.pdf.

 

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st September 2020

 

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 ChemLight group is available at www.nuigalway.ie/chemlight. Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to recruitment@solar2chem.eu

 

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post

 

 

To Apply:

Applications should include the following documents:

 

  • A one-page letter motivating a) why you want to be part of SOLAR2CHEM; b) why are you applying for this specific position; c) why do you consider yourself a suitable candidate for this position;

  • A list of three achievements in your life that you are proud of;  

  • A detailed CV listing education, work experience, publications, relevant other activities and coordinates of up to three referees; 

  • An academic transcript of B.Sc. and M.Sc. education;

  • A copy of academic works such as papers or M.Sc. thesis; 

  • A high TOEFL (> 90 or 100) or IELTS (> 6.5 or 7) score certificate.

 

The documents should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to recruitment@solar2chem.eu. Further information on the process can be found at solar2chem.eu/recruitment

 

Please put reference number NUIG-214-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Tuesday, 31st December 2019

 

Interviews to be held in Galway (Ireland) on 25-27th March 2020

 

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

 

This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 861151

 

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

 

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

Closing Date: Tuesday, 31 Dec 2019

Application: NUIG 214-19, 2 Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher

NUIG-187-19--PhD Fellowship – Mathematical Modelling of Biochemical Networks Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action: Innovative Training Network ITN School of Medicine

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Marie Curie Initial Training Network early stage researcher - PhD student within the Discipline of Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by an Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, Innovative Training Network, and is available from the earliest agreed start date for three years fixed term.

 

Project Information:

The candidate would join a 3 year PhD position within the recently awarded EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network, entitled “Polymers in the Liver: Metabolism and Regulation” (PoLiMeR). This network the first research training initiative in Systems Medicine.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will address the problem of combinatorial explosion of biochemical reactions in current computational models of polymeric reaction networks will be addressed by dividing the existing reactions for synthesis of complex polymeric molecules into a set of modular synthesis and degradation reactions, based on chemical moiety conservation principles, resulting in a parsimonious but comprehensive mathematical representation, specifically as a stoichiometric matrix that admits integral flows (reaction rates that are integers). Each integral flow shall represent the synthesis and degradation of a different combination of polymers. Disease relevant human polymer abundance data will be mapped onto the metabolic network and analysed computationally in disease specific scenarios.

 

Duties:

  • Acquire profound understanding of key technologies and knowledge in mathematical and computational modelling of biochemical networks, with insight into their application to medical biochemistry.

  • Engage actively with international collaborators in a collaborative EU Initial Training Network, entitled “Polymers in the Liver: Metabolism and Regulation” (http://polimer-itn.eu/).

  • Contribute to writing of scientific publications, progress reports, and grant applications.

  • Present at national and international conferences.

  • Acquire working skills in time and project management

  • Assist in the supervision of student projects and in teaching.

  • Participate in outreach activities, seminars and workshops for the development of scientific and transferable skills.

  • Actively collaborate in an interdisciplinary, international team.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Master degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Bioengineering or the like.
  • An interest in graph theory, discrete optimisation and continuous optimisation.
  • High motivation and interest in interdisciplinary research.

  • An interest in learning about existing methods for mathematically modelling of genome-scale biochemical networks with constraint-based modelling methods

  • An interest in making an original applied mathematics contribution to the fundamental problem of how to model polymer metabolism without a combinatorial explosion in the number of distinct species.
  • Demonstrable experience in scientific programming
  • Excellent working knowledge of English is required.

  • A mandatory requirement for any PhD student to avail of this funding instrument is that the primary location they carry out their PhD project would be a different country from the one they have resided in during the preceding years. At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date.

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Demonstrable experience in the constraint-based reconstruction and analysis approach is highly desirable.
  • Experience in biomedical science or statistics is desirable.

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €29,540 to €37,757 per annum

The PhD position is accompanied by a full stipend, including a living allowance, mobility allowance and a family allowance if this is applicable. Furthermore, two brief research secondments within the training network are also envisaged.

 

Start date: Position is available from the earliest agreed start date

 

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 research project is available at http://polimer-itn.eu/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Asst. Professor Ronan Fleming.

 

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 Assist. Prof Ronan Fleming:

 e-mail : ronan.mt.fleming@nuigalway.ie 

 

Please put reference number NUIG-187-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 20th December 2019

 

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

 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 20 Dec 2019

Application: NUIG-187-19-PhD Fellowship

NUIG 220-19, Research Fellow, Biomechanics Research Centre (BioMec), College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow position Multiscale Modelling of Bone Biomechanics in Type-2 Diabetes at the Biomechanics Research Centre (BioMec), College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway. This position is funded through an ERC Starter Grant, under the supervision of Dr. Ted Vaughan (Google Scholar) and is available from 12th January 2020 to the 30th November 2021.

 

Job Description: This project will evaluate the mechanics of bone fragility in Type-2 diabetes. A series of novel testing strategies will be used at organ-, tissue- and nano-scales to characterise fracture behaviour of human Type-2 diabetic bone tissue. This research will be conducted using the equipment, technical expertise, office and research space within the College of Engineering and Informatics at NUI Galway. The new 14,000m2 Engineering building houses state-of-the-art Biomedical Engineering facilities, biomechanical testing laboratories, micro-CT scanning and research space

Duties:

  • ·         Carry out detailed experimental biomechanical characterization of animal tissue at multiple length scales.
  • ·         Carry out detailed material-level characterization of bone tissue using techniques such as micro-CT, SEM and Raman spectroscopy.
  • ·         Publish data in high impact factor journals and/or protect new intellectual property.
  • ·         Provide mentorship to PhD students within the research group.
  • ·         Be responsible for project-related management and preparation of project reports.
  • ·         Actively participate in national/international conferences and meetings

Qualifications/Skills required.

Essential Requirements:

  • A primary degree and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Science or a related discipline(s).
  • Hands-on experience of working with animal models for scientific research.
  • Experience of a wide-range of material/tissue characterization and analysis techniques (e.g. SEM, micro-CT, biochemical analysis, Raman spectroscopy.).

  • First author publications in leading journals in the field of experimental biomechanics.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

 

Salary: €54,717 per annum

 

Start date: Position is available from 12th January 2020

 

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. Ted Vaughan at ted.vaughan@nuigalway.ie    

 

To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (PDF attachments only) to Dr. Ted Vaughan at ted.vaughan@nuigalway.ie    

 

Please put reference number NUIG 220-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time), Monday, 16th December 2019.

Closing Date: Monday, 16 Dec 2019

Application: NUIG 220-19, Research Fellow, College of Engineering and Informatics

NUIG 221-19, Research Assistant, Health Promotion Research Centre, School of Health Sciences

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Assistant with Health Promotion Research Centre at the National University of Ireland Galway. This position is funded by Student Services, NUI Galway and is available from 6th of January 2020 to contract end date of 31st May 2020.

Information on project/centre

We are seeking to recruit a motivated researcher to join an interdisciplinary team working on youth health promotion. This post will be jointly located between Student Services and the Health Promotion Research Centre and may include contributions to other linked research projects. The post would suit a qualified Health Promotion Practitioner with documented research experience

About us

The Health Promotion Research Centre was established in 1990 with support from the Department of Health. The Centre produces high quality research, of national and international significance, that supports the development of best practice and policy in the promotion of health. As the only designated research centre in Ireland dedicated to Health Promotion, the Centre collaborates with regional, national and international agencies, including the EU and WHO, on the development and evaluation of health promotion initiatives. The Centre has an active multidisciplinary research programme in place with over 30 staff undertaking independent, commissioned and consultancy work. It has attracted circa €16 million of external research funding and was designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in 2009. Centre staff also contribute to educational programmes in Health Promotion and the supervision of Doctoral and Masters research students.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will

  • Undertake review and needs assessment of the existing Student Service provision in the area of Health Promotion

  • Design and implement appropriate Health Promotion responses to the review undertaken

  • Contribute a Health Promotion perspective to key committees within Student Services

  • Liaise with external committees and services to ensure best practice in student Health Promotion

  • Monitor and assess the impact of all activities on the project

  • Contribute to the academic activity of the research centre, through participation in training, project execution and preparation of project outputs

  • Draft reports, scientific papers and contribute to other dissemination activities

  • Other project related duties as required.

    Qualifications/Skills required:

     

    Essential Requirements:

  • A Master’s Degree in Health Promotion
  • IUHPE accreditation as a Health Promotion Practitioner
  • Experience of Health Promotion delivery in a further or higher education setting
  • Evidence of effective team working in a practice and research context

Desirable Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience of preparing project briefs and research outputs
  • Clear understanding of the health promotion needs of University Students in Ireland
  • Experience in PPI and Knowledge Translation approaches with a variety of stakeholders 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: Point 1-3 (IUA scale): €22,

497-€24,528 per annum,pro-rata for shorter/part-time contracts.   

Start date: Position is available from 6 January 2020.

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 Health Promotion Research Centre is available at www.nuigalway.ie/hprc.

NB: Garda vetting is a requirement for this post

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Professor Saoirse Nic Gabhainn: e-mail Saoirse.nicgabhainn@nuigalway.ie.

Please put reference number NUIG 221-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 12.00 NOON on December 18th 2019 

Interviews are planned to be held on 20th December 2019.

We 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, 18 Dec 2019

Application: NUIG 221-19, Research Assistant, Health Promotion Research Centre

NUIG 228-19 Research Fellow - Programme Manager,(Water/Wastewater Engineering,School of Engineering & Informatics,National University of Ireland, Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed-term 12 month contract position as Research Programme Manager (Research Fellow level) for the AquaCatch and NEPTUNUS projects. The successful applicant will work as part of the MOREFISH group at the School of Engineering (Civil Engineering), National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway). The position is full-time and is available for an 11-month period from 1 January 2020

About the post:

In conjunction with the principal investigator the Programme Manager will manage the highly dynamic, international programme of research which combines work in areas including aquaculture, environmental enforcement, wastewater engineering, social sciences, process engineering and catchment management. The successful candidate will work with national and international partners and will manage research staff within the MOREFISH group.

 

The MOREFISH group investigates freshwater aquaculture by benchmarking processes and applying life cycle thinking, the circular economy and catchment science to the value chain and material flows of the sector. MOREFISH targets the development of beyond-state-of-the-art approaches that will increase fish biomass yields, productivity and stocking densities, mitigate contamination and cross-infection, and reduce production costs and waste. It combines industry experience, a stakeholder platform and the expertise to develop innovative solutions/technologies/processes and improved production efficiencies. The Civil Engineering research team, affiliated with IRUSE, the Ryan Instituteof Environment, Marine and Energy, is active in improving the sustainability of the built environment and large infrastructure. The group includes specialists in engineering, modelling, data analytics and large scale demonstration site development. The successful candidate will be based within the School of Engineering.

 

Specific to the research programme, the programme manager will lead the team in developing a roadmap and supporting processes/methodologies to benchmark the environmental and socio-economic performance of the freshwater aquaculture sector against a range of other sectoral activities within a specific sub-catchment area. From this a methodology, aligned with Teagasc environmental performance indicators, will be developed for assessment of environmental/socio-economic sustainability of aquaculture on a national basis. This will provide the industry, policy makers and stakeholders with a toolkit to identify opportunities/challenges to the sustainable development of the industry.

 

Job Description:

The Programme Manager’s role is a senior position within the MOREFISH group and the successful candidate will be responsible for establishing, co-ordinating, managing and delivering activities for the initiative, as well as developing new strategies for its future. The successful candidate will also be responsible for working with the principal investigator in leading funding applications, conducting studies with international research teams, reporting and disseminating project findings. The successful candidate will analyse the overall impact of the research programme on the aquaculture sector and in terms of industry/scientific outputs.

 

Principal duties:

  • Responsible for managing the day to day activities of a world-class research group for freshwater aquaculture at NUI Galway to include both fiscal and personnel resource planning
  • Design, develop and implement short and long-term strategic plans, programs, events and activities related to research projects within the group.
  • Manage and conduct specific programmes of research and scholarship - define research objectives and carry out substantive, original and significant research which supports research activity.
  • Identify suitable funding calls and lead on major grant applications at both national and international level, with follow through from project set-up to reporting.
  • Manage postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers within the MOREFISH group
  • Lead the cultivation and strengthening of new and established partners, both national/international to foster broader collaborative engagement.
  • Facilitate the dissemination of programme activities and research through the organisation of seminars/workshops under the MOREFISH platform.
  • Oversee finances and budget planning including initiate annual, interim and final financial reports in a timely manner, as required by funder(s).
  • Foster and develop relationships with funders and other stakeholders (e.g. BIM, Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine, EPA, Teagasc and others including international partners).
  • Undertake travel within and between Ireland and elsewhere internationally as required.

 Essential Requirements:

  • Demonstrable track record of 6+years industry/research experience and a minimum of primary honours degree in Civil, Environmental or Mechanical Engineering (or associated disciplines).
  • Extensive process engineering experience in an industry or large scale research environment (e.g. aeration, wastewater treatment, water treatment, bioprocess engineering etc).
  • Evidence of knowledge/expertise of the freshwater industry within Ireland and internationally with proven working relationship with key stakeholders within the freshwater aquaculture sector.
  • Proven skills and experience of managing & developing multi-disciplined international research teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead national and international funding applications.
  • Extensive project management and leadership experience in initiating, designing and implementing research projects including evidence of ability to manage and oversee research projects and to take responsibility for their overall success.
  • Evidence of substantial experience in network and relationship building and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of internal and external stakeholders at national and international levels.
  • Evidence of a high level of responsiveness in handling concerns, resolving problems or issues.
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Evidence of strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including skill to produce information that is appropriately presented and effectively received by a variety of stakeholders.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop core technology/product/process designs from concepts through to commercialisation.
  • Previous experience and research in life cycle techniques and their application to seafood (aquaculture, fisheries etc.).
  • Knowledge and experience in environmental/biodiversity impact assessment techniques.
  • Familiarity of LCA software and databases (e.g. SimaPro ecoinvent, Agri-footprint, Agribalyse, NEEDS).
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience of river basin management and analysis, catchment management strategies.
  • Candidates will be required to drive and have access to their own transport.

 

Salary: €54,717

Start date: 1 February 2020

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

 

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

 

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

 

Informal enquiries about this post can be made to Eoghan Clifford (Senior Lecturer, Civil Engineering): eoghan.clifford@nuigalway.ie

To Apply:

Applicants should send a covering letter, detailed CV and the names and addresses of at least three referees via e-mail (in Word or PDF format only) to: eoghan.clifford@nuigalway.ie. Applicants should ensure their cover letter and/or CV demonstrate how they meet the criteria above.

 

Applicants must put the application reference number – “NUIG 228-19” in subject line of e-mail application.

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (UTC) on 3rd January 2020

                    

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.

 

This position is funded by the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF), administered by Bord Iascaigh Mhara, through the Knowledge Gateway Scheme, on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and through the Atlantic Areas InterReg European Regional Development Funds.   

Closing Date: Friday, 03 Jan 2020

Application: NUIG 228-19

NUIG 224-19 e-Health Postdoctoral Researcher

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as e-Health Postdoctoral Researcher with The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by ICHEC, is available from 1st January 2020 to contract end date of 30th November 2021 and can be located at ICHEC’s Dublin office.

 

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

www.ichec.ie

 

Job Description: The position will involve conducting research on the landscape of health informatics and establishing an appropriate environment to assist in the development of prototype infrastructure for health data research. The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Carry out an analysis of the current health data research landscape in Ireland compared to international best practices.

  • Capture and conduct formal analysis of requirements from health data stakeholders that will facilitate linked health data research.

  • Mange engagement with stakeholders to ensure informed guidance and feedback to the technical development of compute and data infrastructure.

  • Develop relevant data protection guidelines for the project, including carrying out Data Protection Impact Assessments.

  • Work with the project team to formulate case studies for testing of the prototype infrastructure to be developed during the project.

  • Assists in the day-to-day management of the project.

  • Produce reports to document progress of the project.

  • Disseminate progress and outcome of the project to stakeholders and the public.

Qualifications/ Skills:

  • Applicants must have a higher-level qualification a MSc or PhD in health sciences, health informatics or related fields.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Practical research experience on e-health and related topics.

  • Good knowledge of the health informatics landscape in Ireland, in particular health data providers and processors.

  • Good knowledge of data protection issues and policies, in particular with relation to health data.

  • Experience of handling and analysis of health data (e.g. electronic health records).

  • Experience with conducting surveys and opinion capture methodologies.

  • Experience in disseminating research in both verbal and written forms to a variety of audiences.

  • Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and able to work autonomously; and be able to demonstrate a logical and thorough approach to technical problem determination.

     

Desirable:

  • The ideal candidates would have a good understanding of the e-health landscape in Ireland (e.g. electronic health records) and health data research.

 

 

Salary: €40,222 per annum       Start date: Position is available from 1st January 2020

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Simon Wong (Simon.wong@ichec.ie)

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to recruit@ichec.ie Please put reference number NUIG 224-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday 27th December 2019

 

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

 

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

 

 

Closing Date: Friday, 27 Dec 2019

Application: NUIG 224-19 e-Health Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG 223-19, RESEARCH ASSISTANT, DATA SCIENCE INSTITUTE, COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

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

 The successful candidate will work in the area of data acquisition, data federation, data processing, machine learning, data analytics. The selected candidate will work on a project to research, design and build an intelligent data management pipeline, as well as generally support education and public engagement activities at the Data Science Institute.

 This position is partially funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from the 1stMarch 2020 for one year.

 Job Description:

 The successful candidate will be working with a team of around 5-10 researchers working closely with our industry partners on a range of topics including data analytics, data processing and acquisition, machine/deep learning, real-time data analytics, and decision support systems – ultimately aiming to design and develop cutting-edge technologies, algorithms, and system solutions for data management.

 Duties:

 The successful candidate will:

    • Assist supervisor with research in the area of data science/engineering and AI for developing, testing and benchmarking various proposed solutions for data management.

    • Support the Principal Investigators/Funded Investigators/Collaborators to accomplish project deliverables and milestones.

    • Build proof-of-concept demonstrators showcasing research outcomes and deploy these solutions in a testable manner.

    • Design and carry out activities to support public engagement in research, including through media production, training and education events, and demonstrators.

    • Assist with dissemination of research results and activities through papers, tutorials where appropriate.

    • Engage in the wider research/scholarly activities of the Data Science Institute at NUI Galway.

      Qualifications/Skills required:

       

      Essential Requirements:

  • Honours degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline

  • Strong programming skills in Java and/or at least one other programming language (C, C++, Python, Scala)

  • Knowledge of the broad area of data science and engineering of data processing systems

  • Ability to work in a team-based environment developing state-of-the-art software solutions on time and to specification

  • Demonstrated experience in public engagement activities.

  • Motivated and proactive attitude, willing to take ownership and initiative in all work assignments

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written (English)

     

    Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge of open source and distributed solutions and architectures for big data

  • Hands on experience of working on cloud infrastructures

  • General understanding of machine learning techniques and state-of-the art tools

  • Experience of designing data visualisation tools, e.g. mashups

     

    Salary: €32,698 to €35,218 per annum

     

    Start date: Position is available from 1st March 2020.

     

    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

     

    Insight is the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre for Data Analytics. The selected candidate will have a good opportunity to work with academia as well as closely collaborate with industry partners. The candidate will be based in Galway at the Data Science Institute in NUI Galway. Galway is located on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, 'between' Europe and the US, making it an ideal hub for national, European and international research.

     

    Further information about the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics is available at www.insight-centre.org. Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor John Breslin.

     

    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 John Breslin, john.breslin@nuigalway.ie

    Please put reference number NUIG 223-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

     

    Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday January 3rd 2020

     

    We 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, 03 Jan 2020

Application: NUIG 223-19 Research Assistant

NUIG 227-19, Research Associate/Programme Manager, Biochemistry, The School of Natural Sciences

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (0.3 FTE) fixed term position as a Programme Manager for the Horizon2020 EU programme, DISCOVER co-ordinated by Dr Eva Szegezdi, Apoptosis Research Centre (ARC), Discipline of Biochemistry at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

The position is available from February 2020 to contract end date of December 2021.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will support Eva Szegezdi, the programme co-ordinator in the day-to-day management of the consortium, including organising consortium activities, such as network-wide meetings and training events, management of research activities, facilitation of communication between consortium partners and reporting to the funding agency.

 

Duties:

The successful candidate will

  • Help the consortium partners in achieving research project objectives.

  • Maintain the programme’s website and social media accounts.

  • Help to co-ordinate the collaborative research tasks between international partners.

  • Contribute to the research activities of the co-ordinating laboratory at NUIG.

  • Contribute to the continuous reporting tasks towards the European Commission.

  • Help with the administrative tasks related to the research projects, such as reimbursement of visiting scientists, researcher secondment plans and reports.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Science/Molecular Biology.

  • Minimum 2 years postdoctoral experience.

  • Strong computer/technology skills including MS Excel, PowerPoint & Word.

  • Excellent organisational and analytical skills and punctuality.

  • Experience in reporting on EU Grants to EU Commission.

  • Experience in navigating the Research Participant Portal on the EU Commission Site.

  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment.

  • Experience in working as an industry liaison.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Good knowledge of cancer biology, immunology and/or death receptor signalling.

  • Background in molecular biology techniques, gene editing and cell biology assays.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience in working with other funding bodies (e.g. SFI).

  • Experience in working with European partners.

 


 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €38,418 per annum /pro-rata

 

Start date: 1st February 2020

 

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 DISCOVER Programme is available at http://discover-network.eu/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr.Eva Szegezdi  

 

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. Eva Szegezdi: e-mail eva.szegezdi@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG 227-19 in the subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time), Friday, 3rd January 2020.

 

Interviews are planned to be held on the 10th January 2020.

 

 

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

 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 03 Jan 2020

Application: NUIG 227-19, Research Associate/Programme Manager

NUIG 226-19, Research Associate/Programme Manager, School of Natural Sciences

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Programme Manager for Blood Cancer Network Ireland, at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Blood Cancer Network Ireland, funded by Science foundation Ireland and the Irish Cancer Society is a nationwide organisation for clinical blood cancer research. BCNI consists of six main participants; National University of Ireland, Galway with University Hospital Galway (co-ordinating institute), University College Cork with Cork University Hospital, Trinity College Dublin with Saint James’s Hospital, the National Cancer Registry, the Mater and the Beaumont Hospitals in Dublin. 

 

The programme manager position is available from 1st February 2020 to 28th February 2021.

 

Job Description:

The programme manager will work with Dr Eva Szegezdi and Prof Michael O’Dwyer and network partners to co-ordinate and administer the activities of the network, including planning and organizing events, facilitating communication between BCNI partners and reporting to funders.

The successful candidate will also be expected to play a leading role in writing grant applications to contribute to the sustainability and expansion of BCNI. The programme manager will liaise with companies to establish research partnerships and grant applications and organise dissemination activities to increase the profile of the BCNI with clinical researchers, industry and the public.

 

Duties:

The successful candidate will:

  • Monitor and report overall progress of the BCNI programme towards targeted milestones and deliverables to the funding agency.

  • Contribute to the research activities of BCNI by research project design and postgraduate student supervision.

  • Support and prepare new applications for academic/industrial/entrepreneurial funding which will enhance and develop the Network’s activities.

  • Work with the institutional officials in contract negotiations including sponsor agreements.

  • Assist in the preparation and delivery of periodic scientific reports for the Scientific Advisory Board, the Industrial Advisory Board as well as progress reports for the governing body and sponsors as required.

  • Assist in the dissemination of research outputs/activities, including identification of the appropriate pathways for dissemination and provide support for preparation of manuscripts and presentations.

  • Participate in meetings and committees as deemed necessary.

  • Represent the activities of the BCNI as required at local, national and international events (including talks, panel discussions, meetings with funding agencies, industry representatives etc.).

  • Perform financial management of the BCNI network.

  • Assist with regulatory and ethics submissions.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Science/Molecular Biology/Clinical Haematology or a related area.

  • Minimum 2 years postdoctoral experience.

  • Excellent organisational and analytical skills. Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment.

  • Experience in co-ordinating and supporting the activities of a large collaborative team.

  • National and multi-partner research grant management experience.

  • Experience in industry liaison.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Good knowledge of cancer biology, especially haematological malignancies.

  • Teaching experience in a higher education environment and/or experience of postgraduate student supervision.

  • Willingness to learn new skills and expand scientific knowledge.

  • Good leadership skills evidenced in past activities.

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €38,418 per annum /pro-rata              

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st February, 2020

 

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 Blood Cancer Network Ireland is available at: http://www.bloodcancers.ie/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Eva Szegezdi.

 

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 references should be sent via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr Eva Szegezdi (eva.szegezdi@nuigalway.ie).

 

Please put reference number NUIG 226-19   in the subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday, 3rd January 2020

 

Interviews are planned to be held on the 10th Jan 2020

 

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

 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 03 Jan 2020

Application: NUIG 226-19, Research Associate/Programme Manager, School of Natural Sciences

NUIG 229-19 Research Assistant, Drama and Theatre Studies & School of Psychology

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant as part of the Creative Arts and Communications Unit for the Active Consent Programme at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by Social Innovation Fund of Ireland and is available from 01/02/2020 to contract end date of 31/02/2021.

The successful candidate will join a project team working across educational sectors (third-level, secondary and sports organisations). We deliver sexual consent education to young people (ages 16-24) from an active and positive perspective using direct interventions, interactive workshops and engagement with the arts, including theatre and film.  

Through the Active Consent Programme, we work with young people to shine light on the grey areas of consent and provide practical skills as informed by ongoing research into sexual attitudes and behaviours across Ireland.  The philosophy behind our approach is to work with young people, not provide classes, by using the evidence-based activities that we have designed. No one is ever asked to give personal information or talk about their own experiences.  We also work directly with students and community partners on the ongoing design of our workshop activities and other materials. 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will liaise across all our campaign strands, but will work for the Creative Arts and Communications Unit within the project.  The aims of this unit are to support the work of the Active Consent programme by: 

  • Developing engaging communication strategies based on drama and film to deliver our statistics, research findings, and messaging on positive sexual health through the creation of original visual and film content to be disseminated on social media, advertising and other methods of delivery.

  • Communicating key public health information on rape myths and sexual assault via these same channels.

    S/he will lead and administer the programme’s social media messaging, marketing and advertising, including the generation of original new digital media content, in collaboration with the Creative Arts and Communications Unit within the Active Consent programme and in conjunction with the academic staff leading the project and the wider team. 

Duties:

Their duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Researching and administrating the creation and publishing of relevant, original, high-quality content (representing all areas of Active Consent Programme’s work cross-sector)

  • Deliberate planning, strategy and goal setting for Active Consent Programme outreach and media

  • Development of brand awareness and online reputation across multiple initiatives for three key markets- third-level, secondary schools and sports organisations
  • Content management (including website) in consultation with the NUI Galway Marketing and Communications Office
  • SEO (search engine optimization) and generation of inbound traffic
  • Creating a regular publishing schedule and promoting content through social advertising
  • Implementing a content editorial calendar to manage content and plan specific, timely marketing/awareness raising campaigns
  • Integrate all channels of marketing (social media, SEO, content marketing, email, print and digital marketing)
  • Manage and oversee all social outreach and advertising campaigns

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Primary degree in business, marketing/advertising, digital media, health promotion, theatre, film and/or field related to project and/or 5-7 years professional experience working in this or related fields
  • Good technical understanding and ability to pick up new tools quickly
  • Evidence of successfully managing social media campaigns, including the measurement of metrics
  • A working knowledge of principles of SEO, including keyword research and Google Analytics. Highly knowledgeable in the principles of “Search and Social”
  • Knowledge and experience in the tenets of traditional marketing
  • Experience of sourcing and managing content development and publishing
  • Evidence of excellent writing and language skills and use of video format
  • Evidence of sustained experience of participation in effective teamwork

    Desirable Requirements:

  • Interest and/or experience in the area of sexual health education/advocacy
  • Personal artistic practice in film, digital media, theatre, visual art, or other form that could make a unique contribution to the project
  • Experience in impact analysis within public sector, NGOs, and/or the university 
  • Functional knowledge and/or personal experience with T4 CMS (self-hosted)

Salary: €32,698 to €35,218 per annum, pro-rata for shorter/part-time contracts.

Start date: Position is available from 01 February 2020.

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 Active Consent is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/smartconsent/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Charlotte McIvor (charlotte.mcivor@nuigalway.ie)

NB: Garda vetting is a requirement for this post

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG-229-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Wednesday, 15th January 2020.

We 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, 15 Jan 2020

Application: NUIG 229-19 Research Assistant, Drama and Theatre Studies & School of Psychology

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