Research Associate – Clinical Study Liaison Co-ordinator, (Cardiovascular Triggers Research Group- CVRT), HRB Clinical Research Facility, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 010-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Associate - Clinical Study Liaison Co-ordinator within the Science Foundation Ireland funded Cardiovascular Triggers Research (CVRT) Group, HRB Clinical Research Facility at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available from February 2022 for a 12-month fixed term contract.

 

The HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway’s (CRFG) remit is to increase the amount of clinical research currently happening in Ireland. Medical doctors and nurses will work with other scientists to improve our understanding of a variety of diseases and to develop new tests and treatments to help tackle these diseases. The Centre aims to provide patients with the latest advances in areas such as Cancer, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Diabetes, Inflammatory Diseases, Critical Illness, Cystic Fibrosis, Cardiovascular Disease, Psychiatry, Gastroenterology, Renal Disease.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team who engage with researchers, clinicians and most importantly patients, to support clinical research activities within the CVRT Research Group. The Clinical Study Liaison Co-ordinator will work under the direction of the CVRT Clinical Nurse Manager Director, Prof. William Wijns but will have close interaction with patients, clinical researchers and consultant cardiologists and other clinical colleagues.

 

Within the remit of this post, the successful individual will have responsibility for a caseload of patients on cardiovascular clinical studies, which primarily take place on the Cath-lab.  For this specific post, the clinical study liaison Co-ordinator, will be responsible for managing all patient engagement and care-way path aspects of prospective, cardiovascular patient registries. The Research Nurse will work directly with the clinical research nurse team, consultant cardiologists and the CVRT Director. The post-holder will support the on-going development of the CVRI group and the CRFG.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducting and promoting clinical research in cardiovascular disease by developing protocolsand patient care-way models for clinical research in this area.
  • This post-holder will implement a patient-centric approach to the development of protocols and patient care-way models, ensuring the inclusion of standardized Quality of Life and Survivorship outcome measures.
  • Lead under the direction of the CRFG clinical manager on areas such as individual cardiovascular research projects.
  • Work as key member of the multi-disciplinary team to coordinate the services provided to meet the needs of the patients attending the HRB CRFG for Cardiovascular clinical research studies.
  • Assess potential study participants for study eligibility and coordinate relevant procedures for clinical research participation
  • Participate in the education process of study participants about their disease, research participation requirements, gold standard treatment options and outcomes
  • Be responsible for co-ordinating patient treatment plan and follow up schedule for clinical research participants
  • Maintain CRF clinical research documentation including site files, case report forms, monitoring arrangements, data correction etc
  • Ensure prompt management of all study related correspondence.
  • Prepare any studies undertaken within the CRF for Internal / Sponsor / Irish Medicine Board audits as required.
  • To perform such other duties appropriate to the office as may be assigned to him / her from time to time by the CVTRG Director

 

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Accredited nursing qualification with a minimum of seven years working as a qualified nurse
  • Current registration with An Bord Altranais
  • Have a minimum of three years working as a qualified staff nurse in a Cath Lab
  • Have a minimum of five years of experience in managing complex caseloads and delivering specialised cardiovascular nursing care

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience of working in an Irish hospital is an advantage
  • An understanding of the research process and regulation requirements for clinical research is an advantage
  • Evidence of undertaking or participation in research projects
  • Proven track record in Information Technology and data base management including Electronic Case Report Form (eCRF) usage
  • Knowledge of working in clinical research environment and understand the research process and regulation requirements for clinical research.
  • Knowledge or interest in cardiology

 

Key Competencies:

  • Planning and Organising
  • Patient/Customer Focus
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Leadership
  • Evidence of good IT computer skills including familiarity with the integrated Clinical Information Systems utilised by various departments in the hospital

 

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post.

 

Salary: €39,132 - €45,157 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 earliest possible commencement date February 2022.

 

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 HRB Clinical Research Facility 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 sarita.gundeti@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 010-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm, Thursday, 27th January 2022

 

Interviews for successful short-listed candidates are planned to take place week commencing 31st January 2022

 

A panel may be formed for future posts.

 

Due to ongoing COVID-19 related restrictions 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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Closing Date: Thursday, 27 Jan 2022

Application: NUIG RES 010-22 Research Associate – Clinical Study Liaison Co-ordinator

Research Associate - Clinical Research Data Manager, CORRIB, School of Medicine, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 015-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed-term contract position as a Research Associate - Clinical Research Data Manager 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 data management 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 data management 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 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 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:

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 Data Manager to plan for and resolve any issues that may occur during the capture of data in electronic format as well as ensuring that the data is high quality and delivered for analysis in an accurate and efficient fashion.

 

The post-holder will require a thorough 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 sponsors, Chief Investigators, senior data manager, database developers, statisticians and project managers to devise the data management requirements based upon a clinical trial protocol and in accordance with ICH GCP and ISO 14155 standards.

 

 

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.
  • 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 a clinical or life sciences related subject
  • 4+ years research/industry professional experience (Minimum 1 year relevant work experience in a clinical research data management related role)
  • 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:

  • An IT qualification (Knowledge of SQL, Java, Python or similar would be useful but not essential)
  • Demonstrated successful implementation of automation solutions
  • Knowledge of clinical research, associated processes and regulations
  • Understanding of the clinical data management 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: €39,132 to €43, 910 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Earliest possible start date in February 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

 

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 015-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 03rd February 2022

 

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: Thursday, 03 Feb 2022

Application: NUIG RES 015-22 Research Associate - Clinical Research Data Manager

NUIG-RES 268-21 Postdoctoral Researcher in Chemical Kinetic Modelling,Combustion Chemistry Centre,National University of Galway, Ireland

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Chemical Kinetic Modelling at the Combustion Chemistry Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available from 1st February 2022 for one year. 

The Combustion Chemistry Centre, C3, http://c3.nuigalway.ie/is engaged in fundamental research on the combustion of fossil and alternative biofuels. Combustion is the ultimate interdisciplinary field, it requires knowledge of chemistry, physics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and mathematics. C3 is concerned with the application of combustion research to the design of energy-efficient engine and gas turbine combustion systems and the impact of their use on toxic and greenhouse gas emissions, thus helping address the problems of urban air pollution and climate change.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be a part of an SFI-funded research project on the combustion of fossil and biofuels.  The techniques used in this project will include design of energy-efficient engine and gas turbine combustion systems. 

 

The successful candidate will

  • Develop detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms to describe fuel oxidation.

  • Generate reduced chemical kinetic mechanisms based on the detailed kinetic mechanism.

  • Supervise and mentor PhD and undergraduate students in developing chemical kinetic mechanisms.

  • Write and publish international peer-reviewed journal articles.

  • Day to day responsibility for the performance of all duties associated with their research project, in recording, interpretation and validation of experimental data, and in dissemination of project results and outcomes.

  • The post holder will ensure research programme requirements in terms of documentation of the project activities, milestones and major key deliverables are implemented and adhered to. 

  • The post holder will assist in the preparation of periodic scientific reports for this project, maintain confidentiality of background IP, foreground IP and research results, liaise with the members of the group, industry partners and TTO office on the identification of and patent protection of intellectual property generated in the work programme.

  • The successful candidate will also represent the research activities of the C3 research group as required at local, national and international events (including  talks, panel discussions and meetings with funding agencies, industry representatives etc.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Candidates must have a PhD in Combustion/Physical Chemistry or a related discipline (e.g. Mechanical Engineering).
  • High level of experience and competence in combustion chemistry

  • Experience and competence in chemical kinetic modelling.

  • A demonstrated output in terms of published papers in peer-reviewed journals

  • An interest in combustion

  • Good writing and excellent communication skills are essential for this project, which will involve close collaboration with other members of C3 including industrial partners.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Chemkin-Pro or other chemical kinetic modelling software (Cantera, FlameMaster)

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Self-motivated, high level of initiative and excellent attention to detail.

Salary: €39,132 - €39,186 per annum  (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st February 2022

 

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.  

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 {school/centre} is available at http://c3.nuigalway.ie/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Henry Curran (henry.curran@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 Gráinne Morahan: email:  grainne.morahan@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG-RES 268-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 28th  January 2022

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, 28 Jan 2022

Application: NUIG-RES 268-21 Postdoctoral Researcher in Chemical Kinetic Modelling

Postdoctoral Researcher in Regional Development, J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics/Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 251-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a one-year full-time position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics/Whitaker Instituteat the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by NUI Galway Strategic Fund and is available from 1st March 2022 to 28th February 2023.

 

Project Information:

Through our excellence in research, teaching, and commitment to outreach, the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics has a unique opportunity to support regional businesses through to the post-pandemic world.  This project will investigate the specific post pandemic challenges facing regional businesses in the West of Ireland.  The successful candidate will lead collaborations with regional business to explore and identify their specific post pandemic needs, and align these needs to expertise within the Business School in order to develop appropriate solutions. 

 

Project team members;

Dr. Eoin Whelan https://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/business-and-economics/eoinwhelan/

 

Prof. Jonathan Levie https://www.nuigalway.ie/business-public-policy-law/cairnes/ourstaff/managementstaff/jonathanlevie/

 

Ms Aisling Lennon http://www.nuigalway.ie/business-public-policy-law/cairnes/ourstaff/stafflisting/msaislinglennon/lennon.html

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be tasked with leading the delivery of the project’s objectives. Key requirements will involve developing a systematic literature review, gathering and analysing qualitative and quantitative data, and organising workshops.

 

The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for conducting top-quality empirical research with the industry partners. The postdoctoral researcher must have strong industry communication, collaboration and coordination skills to sustain fruitful industry-academic relationships between the partners and the university.

 

Furthermore, the postdoctoral researcher is expected to actively participate in new research funding opportunities, such as the development of research proposals. A prior track record of research proposal writing is desirable. The postdoctoral researcher must be a motivated self-starter, as well as being focused and exacting in their work ethic.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential:

  • Ph.D. in Business or other relevant fields.
  • Significant relevant peer-reviewed research.
  • Experience in developing systematic literature reviews.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbally as well as in writing.
  • Strong coordination, organisational and management skills.
  • Evidence of effective engagements and collaborations with industry.
  • Excellent dissemination skills targeting non-academic audiences (industry-focused).


Desirable

  • Strong skills in qualitative data gathering and analysis.
  • Strong skills in quantitative data gathering and analysis, particularly structural equation modelling.
  • A track record in regional development research.
  • Good record of services to, and participation in, the academic community.
  • Prior track record of research proposal writing.

 

Salary: €39,131 - €50,531 per annum

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st March 2022

 

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 J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/business-public-policy-law/cairnes/

 

Further information about the Whitaker Institute is available at http://whitakerinstitute.ie/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Eoin Whelan eoin.whelan@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. Eoin Whelan:eoin.whelan@nuigalway.ie 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 251-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm January 28th 2022

 

Interviews are planned to be held on February 21st 2022

 

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, 28 Jan 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher in Regional Development (NUIG RES 251-21)

NUIG RES 277-21 Postdoctoral Researcher - Experimental Shock Tube and Rapid Compression Machine Studies,Combustion Chemistry Centre, National University of Galway, Ireland

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Shock Tube and Rapid Compression Machine Studies at the Combustion Chemistry Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is available from 1st February 2022 for one year. 

The Combustion Chemistry Centre, C3, http://c3.nuigalway.ie/ is engaged in fundamental research on the combustion of fossil and alternative biofuels. Combustion is the ultimate interdisciplinary field, it requires knowledge of chemistry, physics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and mathematics. C3 is concerned with the application of combustion research to the design of energy-efficient engine and gas turbine combustion systems and the impact of their use on toxic and greenhouse gas emissions, thus helping address the problems of urban air pollution and climate change.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be a part of a research project on the combustion of liquid fuels. The techniques used in this project will include design of energy-efficient engine and gas turbine combustion systems. 

 

The successful candidate will

  • Perform shock tube and rapid compression machine studies on fuels.
  • Supervise and mentor PhD and undergraduate students in performing shock tube and rapid compression machine studies.
  • Write and publish international peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Day to day responsibility for the performance of all duties associated with their research project, in recording, interpretation and validation of experimental data, and in dissemination of project results and outcomes.
  • The post holder will ensure research programme requirements in terms of documentation of the project activities, milestones and major key deliverables are implemented and adhered to.
  • The post holder will assist in the preparation of periodic scientific reports for this project, maintain confidentiality of background IP, foreground IP and research results, liaise with the members of the group, industry partners and TTO office on the identification of and patent protection of intellectual property generated in the work programme.
  • The successful candidate will also represent the research activities of the C3 research group as required at local, national and international events (including talks, panel discussions and meetings with funding agencies, industry representatives etc.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Candidates must have a PhD, in Combustion/Physical Chemistry or a related discipline (e.g. Mechanical Engineering).
  • High level of experience and competence in combustion chemistry
  • Experience and competence in using experimental combustion facilities.
  • A demonstrated output in terms of published papers in peer-reviewed journals
  • An interest in combustion
  • Good writing and excellent communication skills are essential for this project, which will involve close collaboration with other members of C3 including industrial partners.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge of experimental combustion facilities
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Self-motivated, high level of initiative and excellent attention to detail.

Salary: €39,132- €39,186 per annum

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st February 2022

 

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.  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 {school/centre} is available at http://c3.nuigalway.ie/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Henry Curran: henry.curran@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 Gráinne Morahan: email:  grainne.morahan@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES 277-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 14th January 2022

Interviews will be held on 21st January 2022

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, 14 Jan 2022

Application: NUIG RES 277-21 Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG RES 280-21 Research Assistant in Electro-thermal Modelling of Eco-efficient Magnet Wire,Electrical & Electronic Engineering College of Science and Engineering,NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Assistant in Electro-thermal Modelling of Eco-efficient Magnet Wire in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The position is available from 1st February 2022 until 31st March 2023.

 

This position is funded by the Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) programme under the HI- ECOWIRE

project (High Quality eco-efficient Magnet Wire: Alternative Technology to produce insulated wire for motor applications, HI-ECOWIRE webpage), whose aim is to develop a more environmental friendly insulated magnet wire for motor applications.

 

Magnet wire (approx. annual production of 120 000 tons in NWE) is used for transformers and electric motors. Materials technologies are facing increasing environmental challenges, productivity and competitiveness requiring a review of their production methods. Therefore, HI-ECOWIRE aims at developing a more sustainable and competitive production process with two main technical objectives:

 

  • Improve the energy performance and efficiency of electrical motors by 20% to 30% compared to the current situation by increasing the wire thermal class;

  • Considerably reduce the consumption of (partly toxic) solvents and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions

 

The project is based on an international consortium (SMEs, Industries, Research Centres and Universities) aiming at strengthening European competitiveness in the transport sector and energy production (wind turbine). Starting from laboratory tests the project will optimize the new products and process and validate them at industrial scale.

 

The post-holder will work under the supervision of the PI on the electrical and thermal characterisation of the new insulation wires through modelling, bench testing and field testing. This includes Finite Element Modelling (FEM) and validation of the thermal and electrical properties of the wires under standard test conditions, and in a demonstrator motor and generator. S/he will contribute to project management and dissemination activities associated with the technical tasks. As a HI-ECOWIRE team member, they will collaborate closely with industry and university partners in Belgium, France, Germany and Italy.

 

The post-holder will be based in the Power Electronics Research Centre in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at NUI Galway. The Power Electronics Research Centre is based in a 60 m² facility in the Alice Perry Engineering Building at NUI Galway. The aim of the Centre is to foster links with industry by transferring technology from a strong research base in the University to the wider community.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will participate in the electrical and thermal modelling of the new wires being developed. The role will involve using FEA electromagnetic and thermal simulations to replicate bench testing of standard wire samples for properties such as electrical and thermal resistivity, dielectric properties and partial discharge. It will also involve modelling the wires’ thermal and electrical performance within a motor and generator, both of which will be produced as demonstrators by industry partners within the project. S/he will liaise with R&D Engineering staff in the partner universities and companies, particularly those involved in producing the demonstrator motor and generator. The post-holder will also assist with project management activities, meeting appropriate milestones, timelines and deliverables, and with dissemination activities associated with the technical tasks. S/he will also support undergraduate students working on topics related to this project, and will be expected to contribute to the promotion of the host laboratory’s ongoing research programme.

 

Duties:

  • Perform electrical and thermal characterisation of the new insulation wires being developed through modelling, bench testing and field testing. This includes Finite Element Modelling (FEM) and validation of the thermal and electrical properties of the wires under standard test conditions, and in a demonstrator motor and generator;

  • Support the PI in completing all project deliverables (reports, prototypes, testing, etc.) within the required time-frame;

  • Liaise with the project partner universities and industry partners;

  • Contribute to the further development and promotion of the host laboratory’s research programme by publicising the findings of this project; 

  • Actively participate in consortium meetings, dissemination events and international conferences as required;

  • Publish in high-impact journals as appropriate;

  • Provide support and mentoring to undergraduate students working in related areas;

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

     

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated expertise in Finite Element Modelling of the electrical and thermal properties of electromechanical components.
  • Demonstrated expertise in model validation through measurements on prototype electromechanical components.
  • Experience of working in a collaborative research environment.
  • Leadership capability, and experience in project management.
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication and dissemination skills.
  • Evidence of primary/senior authorship of peer-reviewed conference/journal publications in relevant areas, or other equivalent output.

 

Desirable Requirements:  

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience focussed on electrical and thermal modelling of electromechanical components such as transformers, motors and generators.
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering focussed on electrical and thermal modelling of electro-mechanical components such as transformers, motors and generators.

  • Experience of partial discharge modelling of electrical wires

  • Experience of liaising with industry on research projects

  • Experience of mentoring students at undergraduate or graduate level (e.g. teaching/instruction, project supervision etc.)

  • Capability to develop independent research activity.

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post  

 

Salary: €27,109 - €29,069 per annum 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 February 2022

 

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.   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 Power Electronics Research Centre is available at www.perc.nuigalway.ie 

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Maeve Duffy, email: maeve.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 Maeve Duffy: e-mail maeve.duffy@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES-280-21 in the subject line of the e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 26th January 2022

 

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: Wednesday, 26 Jan 2022

Application: NUIG RES 280-21 Research Assistant

NUIG RES 003-22 Research Fellow: Data Engineering and Data Spaces,Insight Centre for Data Analytics,NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term 24 month contract position as Research Fellow with the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at the National University of Ireland Galway.

 

The research fellow will be expected to perform a leading role in research and development in the area of data engineering, data spaces, data platforms and event processing supporting an established group of researchers and PhD students with expertise in data and knowledge engineering, data analytics and large scale data processing, as well as a long tradition of applying this expertise in various domains, including healthcare, education, sustainability, smart cities, privacy and digital humanities.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidates will be expected to perform a leading role in research, supervision, and research management. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Driving a dedicated research agenda on data engineering and data spaces within the Centre.
  • Developing new directions of research leading to peer-reviewed publications in top conferences and journals
  • Contributing to obtaining new research grants
  • Contributing to the management of the team and the supervision of junior researchers
  • Leading project management, reporting and team management for specific projects

 

Duties:

The successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Collaborate extensively with projects that pursue data engineering and data space-related research
  • Establish collaborations with industry on data engineering and data space-related projects
  • Acquire additional funding for the group and the institution
  • Contribute actively to on-going initiatives within the College of Science and Engineering
  • Participate as a member of the team in a collegial way, assisting in the definition and realisation of the scientific goals and vision of the institute.
  • Become an active member of the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics.
  • Contribute to standardisation and dissemination activities
  • Support technology transfer into the community and businesses through demonstrators, international co-operations, and on-site education programmes (for companies)
  • Support the Centre leadership with administrative and institute development tasks.

 

 

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in computer science or related fields
  • Proven record of accomplishment of research performance, including publications in top-ranked conferences and journals
  • Experience in managing projects and teams and demonstrated ability to work on basic and applied research problems
  • Experience in successfully preparing/writing grant proposals and participating in collaborative research projects

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Expertise in the areas of data engineering and data space, including data platforms, artificial intelligence, knowledge graphs or event processing, and/or in their applications to relevant domains
  • Experience in working in a complex research environment, within small and large teams, and working with companies in relevant domains
  • Experience in implementing and demonstrating research results through highly functioning research prototypes
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation and scientific writing skills, and a sense of passion and ambition in addressing research challenges

 

Salary:  €56,369 to €61,423 per annum  (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from March 1st 2022

 

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. 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 Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics is available at www.insight-centre.org

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Edward Curry

 

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 Edward Curry: edward.curry@insight-centre.org

Please put reference number NUIG RES 003-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5 pm on Tuesday 8th February 2022.

Interviews are planned to be held on 16th February 2022.

 

Due to ongoing COVID-19 related restrictions interviews may have to 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: Tuesday, 08 Feb 2022

Application: NUIG RES 003-22 Research Fellow: Data Engineering and Data Spaces

Research Fellow - Cardiovascular Medical Device Development, SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices (CÚRAM), NUI Galway (NUIG RES 004-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term contract Research Fellow position.  The position is available from 1st February 2022 to 31st July 2022.  This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland. 

 

Organisation:  The Centre for Research in 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 Research Fellow will undertake research in the area of cardiovascular medical device development in an industry funded research programme.

 

The position will require an individual with sufficient expertise to undertake device design to an internationally high standard and have experience in device prototyping, testing, preclinical trials and translation into clinical practice.

 

The applicant must be able to document a high level of original scientific work at an international level within the area of cardiovascular device development and must have established relationships with industry partners. In addition, they should be able to demonstrate experience in managing research projects and other management functions, in particular knowledge of technology transfer. The applicant must have experience in successfully establishing multi-disciplinary groups and must have a proven track record in running industry-supported projects.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To lead the development of a surgical flow model (which will require Surgical AV formation for inflow and outflow) to allow for understanding and measurement of iterative changes on industry developed cardiovascular medical devices.
  • To utilise the flow model on cadavers for prototype device testing
  • To lead the exploitation and dissemination of the flow model as a global industry standard

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • At least five years’ experience, subsequent to award of PhD or MD in the development of surgical models for characterisation of cardiovascular medical devices
  • Clear evidence and experience in the development of medical devices, ideally with both International MedTech companies and start-up companies
  • Experience in commercialisation activities and understanding of IP generation and protection
  • A track record of collaborative research and publication with the discipline of bioengineering
  • Identified industry partners committed to engaging in co-funded projects
  • Experience with regulatory affairs and working with MedTech companies to ensure regulatory compliance and documentation
  • A track record with working with industry on clinical trials and registries.
  • Have a proven track record in project management of research proposals
  • Excellent organisational, communications and analytical skills are essential.

 

Qualifications/Skills required: Desirable Requirements:

  • Previous experience in financial management of research programmes
  • Experience with regulatory affairs and working with MedTech companies to ensure regulatory compliance and documentation

 

Salary: €56,369 – €73,586 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 February 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 Dr Iain Shaw (iain.shaw@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 Iain Shaw (curam@nuigalway.ie).

Please put reference number NUIG RES 004-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 24th January 2022.

 

Due to ongoing COVID-19 related restrictions 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: Monday, 24 Jan 2022

Application: NUIG RES 004-22 Research Fellow

Postdoctoral Researcher in Educational Design, Innovation & Technology, School of Education (NUIG RES 002-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher for the Horizon Europe i2i (Idea to Impact) EIT funded project. The position is a full-time, specific purpose contract. This position is within the School of Education at the National University of Ireland Galway.

 

i2i connects 5 HEIs, 3 Intermediary Organisations and 7 Associated Partners in 5 entrepreneurial ecosystems: Ireland, Spain, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Greece. The overall vision and ambition of the i2i consortium is to address its capacity and capability to foster entrepreneurial thinking, actions, and institutions, develop entrepreneurship capital and aptitude for driving innovation, building on the strengths and weaknesses of each partner identified through Heinnovate assessment of practices.

These priorities are captured through i2i objectives:

Build the capacity of HEI staff to deliver entrepreneurial education and learning through upskilling and training, while supporting the development of effective governance to promote the uptake of best entrepreneurial knowledge and practices.

Enhance the HEI start-up ecosystem, encouraging entrepreneurship among students, leveraging and integrating existing supports and frameworks including Heinnovate, Entrecomp and those created in i2i, providing methods and programmes for citizen development based digital transformation, start-in and start-out co-curricular stimulating spin-outs

Increase HEI innovation capacity through stronger integration of the Knowledge Triangle and engaging with regional and international innovation ecosystems via a model of co-creation, knowledge exchange, active participation and challenging mind-sets resulting in stronger fusion between educators, researchers and entrepreneurs

Establish the infrastructure, processes and systems needed to scale, transfer, evaluate and measure impact to include a platform capturing centrally the previously fragmented actions and outcomes, develop transfer roadmaps, mentorship structure and engage alumni

Conceptualise and disseminate clear innovation pathways and links to the wider innovation ecosystem, creating transferable and scalable models for dissemination

Implement an effective project management structure to deliver IVAP actions, KPIs, and deliverables

Support at task level the goals of EIT Health, EIT Climate, EIT Digital and the upcoming EIT CCSI

Promote, at task level, inclusivity, equality, accessibility and diversity across all aspects of i2i in line with the gender action plan and HEI policy

 

i2i will train and mentor almost 800 students and over 300 staff, empower 100 educators through ‘train the trainer’ models of engagement to scale, implement over 20 regional and transnational training/mentoring initiatives, attract over 3000 stakeholders through 30+ events, engage over 30 financiers and 50 alumni, support 25 start-ups/scaleups. These KPI will be underpinned by the development of a new entrepreneurial support platform and infrastructure.

By doing this, i2i will deliver transformative change, that will embed processes, structures and systems focused on future proofing and institutionalising entrepreneurship across our ecosystems with Universities acting as engines of innovation.

 

Job Description:

The position as Postdoctoral Researcher will be to conduct research and scholarship in educational design, innovation and technology to support the implementation of the project for its funding lifecycle. The successful candidate will also support the co-ordination and delivery for the project nationally, as well as contributing to the strategic development and operationalisation of both cross-region and pan European events and activities.

 

The successful candidate will be based in the School of Education at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

Principal duties

 

  • Undertake a supervised programme of scholarship and research to support the programme in the key areas of educational design, innovation and technology;
  • Maintain national and international relationships critical to the project;
  • Implement short term strategic plans, programs, events and activities, in line with the funded deliverables and objectives;
  • Collect, analyse, summarize and review data, reporting findings, interpreting results and/or making recommendations;
  • Identify suitable funding calls for the consortium
  • Under the supervision of the PI, maintain the consortium funding call plan, from promotion to final reporting;
  • Contribute the measurement, data collection, analysis and reporting of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to the Consortium and EIT (funder)    
  • Contribute to project communications, helping to ensure periodic, consistent and timely communications and planning
  • Attend scheduled i2i meetings, as and when required;
  • Support the coordination and planning of the delivery of the i2i education events in NUI Galway.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Education to the level of PhD in an entrepreneurship, innovation or education discipline;
  • Evidence of strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including producing information that is appropriately presented and effectively received by academic and non-academic audiences;
  • Evidence of substantial knowledge of relationship building and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders at national and EU levels;
  • Demonstrated project and / or programme management skills, including skills to plan, organize and implement strategies from proposal to deliverable (including funder reports);
  • Flexible, self-motivated; ability to work independently and collaboratively;
  • Proven excellence in IT literacy in particular with word processing and spread sheets;

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in report writing;
  • Proven experience or potential in academic publication and dissemination;
  • Website maintenance experience.

 

Salary: Post-Doctoral Researcher (€46,443.00-€50,531.00-) per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts

 

NB: Work permit restrictions apply to this category of post.

 

Start date: Position is available from 24th of February 2022

 

 

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 may be made to Dr Tony Hall, Principal Investigator, Deputy Head of School, School of Education tony.hall@nuigalway.ie

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post

 

To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, a CV (of a maximum of 5 pages) to include the names and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in PDF format only) to: Dr Tony Hall, tony.hall@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number Ref. no:NUIG RES 002-22in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday January 24th 2022

 

Interviews are planned to be held week commencing 24th of January 2022.

 

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews will 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

 

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

Closing Date: Monday, 24 Jan 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher in Educational Design, Innovation & Technology

Core Lab Research Assistant- Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging CORRIB Core Lab, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Ref. No: NUIG RES 005-22

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (0.6 FTE) fixed term position as a research assistant to join our team at the CORRIB Core Lab Advance Imaging Laboratory, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

CORRIB Core Lab provides both invasive and non-invasive coronary imaging techniques and analysis methods using a number of different 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.

 

We have 1 Core Lab Research Assistant position available, funded by Industry funded Awards. The position is available from immediately  to Dec 31st 2022.  

 

Job Description:

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

 

Main work includes: Analyzing of cardiovascular imaging datasets sourced from the clinical trials, Documenting the procedure of analysis, communicating with clinical sites regarding imaging, and 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:

  • Technical execution of cardiovascular imaging analysis in 2 or more of the following modalities:
    • Quantitative Coronary Angiography (QCA)
    • Quantitative flow reserve (QFR)
    • Aortography
    • Echocardiography
    • Intravascular Ultrasound
    • Multi-Slice Computed Tomography
    • Optical Coherence Tomography

 

  • Interface with clinical, commercial and technical experts.
  • Registration of received imaging materials
  • Collaboration with other team members to plan project activities and set key milestones.
  • Communicate with clinical sites regarding imaging quality
  • Create documents for imaging analysis procedure
  • Document procedures

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

 

  • Applicants with demonstrated technical capability as well as experience in some of below imaging techniques or analysis methods are advantageous:
    • Quantitative Coronary Angiography (QCA)
    • Quantitative flow reserve (QFR)
    • Videodensitometric assessment of aortic regurgitation
    • Echocardiography
    • Intravascular Ultrasound
    • Cardiac Multi-Slice Computed Tomography (coronary and structural)
    • Optical Coherence Tomography
    • Applicants must have experience in utilising data processing systems such as standard DICOM format
    • It is essential that applicants demonstrate high motivation and passion about new scientific discoveries in cardiovascular clinical research
    • Excellent communication skills are required
    • Clear evidence of good inter-personal skills is essential
    • Problem solving skills
    • Teamwork skills
    • Attention to detail

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

 

  • It is desirable for candidates to have experience in 1 or more of the following standards:
  1. ISO 14155: 2011
  2. (GCP) GCLP endorsed by WHO: 2009
  3. FDA 21 CFR part 11.
  • Experience in the presenting of research findings to clinical/technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience in the medical field
  • Communication skills in other languages than English

 

Salary: Research Assistant scale (€29,893 to €36,422 per annum)

 

Start date: Position is available immediately

 

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. Sandra Ganly (sandra.ganly@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 CorribCLABfinance@nuigalway.ie

 

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 005-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is, Thursday 24th January 2022.

 

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: Monday, 24 Jan 2022

Application: Core Lab Research Assistant- Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging

Postdoctoral Researcher Centre for Pedagogy and Public Engagement Research School of Education (NUIG RES 008-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, 12 month, fixed-term contract position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Education, at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The position will be based in The Centre for Pedagogy and Public Engagement Research (CoPPER) at the National University of Ireland Galway and is available from 1st April 2022.

 

General Information

CoPPER undertakes research, education and pedagogical practice in the area of engagement with a particular emphasis on sustainable non-formal, community-led, public education and communication interventions. The successful candidate will be required to work on a number of ongoing, funded research projects within the Centre. Current project funders include:

  • Horizon2020
  • Erasmus+
  • Higher Education Authority (HEA)

 

Reporting to Dr. Paul Flynn, Principle Investigator at CoPPER, the position involves the collection, analysis, reporting and dissemination of data from various projects undertaken at CoPPER. The role will involve working with the CoPPER team to understand the impact of technological interventions in educational settings. In addition, the successful candidate will work closely with the CoPPER team on the informed development of new project proposals and funding applications at a national and international level, including preliminary systematic reviews and the development of pilot education interventions.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will conduct the following:

  • Significantly contribute to day to day project management activities related to CoPPER research projects, including ongoing technical and financial reporting.

 

  • Collect and analyse mixed methods data using relevant data analysis techniques.

 

  • Conduct interview and focus group research and analysis of relevant stakeholders

 

  • Collaborate with relevant project partners for data collection and analysis

 

  • Prepare periodic and final reports of findings.

 

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

  • Prepare abstracts, journal articles, policy briefs and presentations for dissemination of the work in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, international conferences and relevant symposium.

 

  • Assist in the operation of the research group by helping with the following: (i), day-to-day management, and liason with partners and NUIG staff as required (iii) writing research funding applications.

 

  • Work independently to ensure the successful completion of the work and their development as an academic researcher.ducting the following research activities, including planning, organising, conducting, and communicating research studies within the overall scope of the research project.

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

  • PhD in Education (or similar related field)

 

Essential Requirements: (i.e criteria for shortlisting)

  • Experience of working with adolescents and young adults in formal or non-formal educational settings
  • The ideal candidate will have experience of working on EU funded projects (H2020 and Erasmus+)
  • Experience of supporting the execution of REAs and/or SLRs
  • An ability to work independently to a tight schedule.
  • Capability of working effectively within a project team environment to achieve results.
  • Good oral and written skills for deliverable definition, and report/documentation writing, good time management skills, and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • The successful candidate will be analytical and motivated with good interpersonal and organisational skills and be self-managed and achievement-oriented.

 

Desirable Requirements: (i.e criteria for shortlisting)

  • Experience of working with students with cognitive disabilities
  • The candidate will  have training in collecting and analysing data from second level  and/or primary education settings

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €39,131 - €41,526 per annum

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st April 2022

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Further information about School of Education is available at www.nuigalway.ie

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Paul Flynn: paul.flynn@nuigalway.ie

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post

 

 

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG RES 008-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 31st January 2022

 

Remote interviews are planned to be held on 25th February 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: Monday, 31 Jan 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher (NUIG RES 008-22)

Research Fellow - Electroporation High-Voltage Pulse Generator Development, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 007-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Fellow in Electroporation High-Voltage Pulse Generator Development with Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The position is available from 1st March 2022 until 31st October 2024.

 

This position is funded by the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) Programme under the ENACT project (ENdoscopic outpAtient Cancer Treatment platform). The ENACT consortium, led by Mirai Medical and comprising of Advanced Energy, National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) will bring to market a novel platform that delivers electrical pulses to tumours, displacing traditional therapies, dramatically improving outcomes for cancer patients whilst addressing 10 of the 17 United Nations sustainable development goals (SDG’s) by 2030.

 

Existing electroporation generators designed for use in the treatment of cancer are large, expensive and have limited configurability for electrode designs. This project aims to address a gap in the market for an electroporation generator which can deliver high frequency reversible (RE) and irreversible (IRE) electroporation pulses for a wide range of electrode designs to accommodate different cancer indications. Power technologies and delivery systems will be researched and developed to achieve the extremely challenging rise times, switching frequencies and high voltages into a resistive tumour tissue impedance. Further complexity will be added by the target specification of variable voltage, variable pulse rate, variable pulse width and pulse repeatability, which is desired in order to enable a broad range of applications and treatments from the same modular power solution.

 

The post-holder will lead the development of new power electronics solutions to achieve required electroporation pulse generator specifications. They will collaborate closely with industry partners on the industrial design, including design for manufacture and test, while ensuring adherence to relevant standards and regulations. They will also collaborate with clinical partners in supporting protocol development and pre-clinical testing. Finally, they will be involved in project management, communication and dissemination activities associated with the technical tasks.

 

The post-holder will be based in the Power Electronics Research Centre in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at NUI Galway. The Power Electronics Research Centre is based in a 60 m² facility in the Alice Perry Engineering Building at NUI Galway. The aim of the Centre is to foster links with industry by transferring technology from a strong research base in the University to the wider community.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will lead the development of new power electronics solutions to achieve required electroporation pulse generator specifications, including evaluating suitable new semiconductor and circuit topologies based on detailed circuit simulations; prototype components design, build and bench test; and system level bench testing to produce basic functionality data for the new electroporation generator and electrodes. They will collaborate closely with an industry partner on the generator industrial design (including PCB design and BOM), pre-certification of EMC/EMI (60601-1-2) and electrical safety (60601-1) to mitigate risk. They will also collaborate with clinical partners in supporting protocol development and pre-clinical testing. Finally, the post-holder will also take responsibility for project management, meeting appropriate milestones, timelines and deliverables, and for dissemination activities associated with the technical tasks. S/he will also support a team of postgraduate researchers working on a range of different projects in power electronics, with different technical requirements, and will be expected to contribute to the development of the host laboratory’s ongoing research programme.

 

Duties:

  • Lead the development of new power electronics solutions to achieve required electroporation pulse generator specifications, This includes the design, build and testing of new power circuit topologies based on emerging semiconductor and controller components;
  • Prototype components design, build and bench test to verify circuit simulation results;
  • System level bench testing of power electronics to produce basic pulsed generator functionality data;
  • Liaise with the consortium industry and university partners on industrial product design and pre-clinical testing, respectively;
  • Apply project management skills to complete all project deliverables (reports, prototypes, testing, etc.) within the required time-frame;
  • Actively participate in consortium meetings, dissemination events and international conferences as required;
  • Contribute to the further development and evolution of the host laboratory’s research programme by identifying new and innovative research opportunities in electrotherapies; 
  • Publish in high-impact journals as appropriate;
  • 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:

  • PhD degree or equivalent in Power Electronics, focussed on high-voltage (kV) and/or high-frequency applications;
  • 5 years postdoctoral research experience in developing high-voltage/high-frequency power electronics solutions for biomedical applications or equivalent;
  • Demonstrated expertise in high-voltage/high-frequency power electronics design, simulation (SPICE or equivalent), build and test;
  • Experience of power electronics product development (to ISO/IEC standards or equivalent);
  • Experience of working in a collaborative research environment;
  • Leadership and project management experience;
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication and dissemination skills;
  • Evidence of primary/senior authorship of peer-reviewed conference/journal publications in relevant areas, or other equivalent output;
  • A strong track record in securing external funding.

 

Desirable Requirements:  

  • Experience of biomedical product development to required standards/regulations (including IEC 60601 or equivalent)
  • Experience of liaising with industry on research projects
  • Experience of mentoring students at graduate level (e.g. teaching/instruction, project supervision etc.)
  • Capability to develop independent research activity.

 

Salary: €56,369 - €58,004 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st March 2022

 

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 Power Electronics Research Centre is available at www.perc.nuigalway.ie 

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Maeve Duffy, email: maeve.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 Maeve Duffy: e-mail maeve.duffy@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES 007-22 in the subject line of the e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 2nd February 2022

 

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: Wednesday, 02 Feb 2022

Application: Research Fellow - Electrical & Electronic Engineering (NUIG RES 007-22)

Research Associate/Postdoctoral Researcher - ARDEN, School of Physics, College of Science and Engineering, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 264-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Associate/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 and is available immediately 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:

  • Minimum PhD in Science or Engineering or 4 years research experience post primary degree
  • 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: €39,132 to €45,157 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from earliest possible start date.

 

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 264-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Thursday, January 28th, 2022

 

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, 28 Jan 2022

Application: Research Associate/Postdoctoral Researcher - ARDEN (NUIG RES 264-21)

Postdoctoral Researcher / Research Associate – Citizen Development for Digital Transformation Citizen Development Lab, School of Business & Economics, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 011-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a two-year position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Citizen Development Lab at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by NUI Galway and is available from 18/02/2022 to contract end date of 30/01/2024

 

The Citizen Development Lab was established with a view to supporting organisations to research improved approaches to sustain digital transformations through the rapid-cycle innovation it enables. There is growing evidence that Citizen Development can have a profound impact on organisations' operational efficiency and agility. By empowering people to solve problems, we can also scale transformations more effectively and efficiently. We aim to investigate how organisations have adopted citizen development and current efforts to assess its impact on digital transformation initiatives.​

 

More details on the Citizen Development Lab can be found here: https://www.citizendevelopmentlab.com/

 

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Noel Carroll to conduct research in the area of Citizen Development in Digital Transformation.

 

 

Duties:

 

  • Conduct a specified programme of research and scholarship under the supervision and direction of your Principal Investigator
  • Engage and recruit industry collaborators within the Citizen Development Lab
  • Organise seminars/workshops/training events on Citizen Development for a diverse audience (for example, the general public, students, and industry practitioners)
  • Collaborate with colleagues on areas of shared research interest.
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research with the support of and under the supervision of your Principal Investigator.
  • Write up results from own research activity.
  • Publish on a regular basis (including blog posts and social media announcements).
  • Assess research findings for commercial exploitation.
  • Collaborate with the Principal Investigator to seek additional sources for research funding

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Information Systems, Computer Science, Business, Management, or related disciplines
  • Good publication track record
  • Understanding of citizen development principles
  • Experience developing solutions on low-code no-code platforms (demonstrate product if possible)
  • Excellent written and verbal skills

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with a range of low-code no-code platforms
  • Proven track record in publishing research in high impact journals
  • Experience in organising seminars, workshops, and/or training events
  • Knowledge of current developments in digital transformation

 

Salary: €39,131-42,701 per annum (depending on experience)

 

Start date: Position is available from February 18th 2022

 

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 Citizen Development Lab at NUI Galway is available at https://www.citizendevelopmentlab.com/

 

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

Please put reference number NUIG RES 011-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 28th January 2022

 

 

 

 

 

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, 28 Jan 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher / Research Associate (NUIG RES 011-22)

NUIG RES 012-22 Postdoctoral Researcher in Infodemic Management,Centre for Health Evaluation Methodology Research & Evidence Synthesis (CHEMRES),NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a two year (24 month) fixed term contract position as Postdoctoral Researcher in an exciting infodemic management project funded by the Health Research Board (HRB) and Health Service Executive (HSE) (Ireland).

 

The position is full-time (1.0 FTE) and is available from 1st March 2022 to 29th Feb 2024. The successful candidate will be based in the Centre for Health Evaluation, Methodology Research and Evidence Synthesis (CHEMRES) in NUI Galway. Flexible working arrangements (based in Republic of Ireland) will be considered.

 

CHEMRES is an exciting and vibrant research centre that runs a number of innovative research projects including www.iHealthFacts.ie. It is also home to Evidence Synthesis Ireland, Cochrane Ireland and the HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network.

 

Project background

 

Good healthcare requires people to make informed, evidence-based decisions about their health. However, many people are overwhelmed with information, particularly about what they can do to improve or protect health. Increasing amounts of health information now spread faster and further through multiple channels, including the internet, social media, instant messaging, television, and radio. Much of this information is unreliable that leads to poorly informed choices, under- or over-use of health interventions (or treatments) and avoidable waste and human suffering.

 

The aim of this particular project, to which the successful candidate will be appointed, is to further develop, use and evaluate the iHealthFacts initiative in mitigating and protecting against misinformation and its harmful effects.

 

Job Description

 

The successful candidate will conduct a specified programme of research under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Professor Declan Devane. This involves review and development of systems and processes to:

  • (a) identify and prioritise questions the public have about the effects of health care interventions (health claims), answer questions, and share answers with the public in a meaningful, accessible way
  • (b) evaluate the effectiveness of alternative methods of communicating answers to health claims
  • (c) maximise and evaluate the reach and engagement of iHealthFacts, including with people from underserved and marginalised communities
  • (d) explore vulnerability to misinformation.

 

Other aspects of the role include applying for funding, conducting studies with international research teams, reporting and disseminating project findings, delivering training, and incorporating public and patient involvement and engagement in the project. The successful applicant will be a team player, highly motivated with buckets of initiative, passionate about developing high quality research and with strong attention to detail and quality.

 

The successful candidate will also have access to a large program of education for their own professional development.

 

Qualifications/ Skills Required:

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in a health sciences subject, and have a strong background in evidence synthesis (necessary for health claim assessment). Candidates should have excellent organisational, co-ordination and interpersonal skills. The position requires substantial engagement with national and international researchers, policy-makers, and the public, thus excellent communication skills are essential. The ideal candidate will have evidence of innovative thinking and an ability to work independently and flexibly in cross-disciplinary teams.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in a health science subject;
  • Significant high-quality, peer-reviewed evidence syntheses publications
  • Experience overseeing all aspects of the systematic review process from question formulation through to publication
  • Experience of, and comfortable with co-ordination, communication and liaison with large multidisciplinary teams
  • Ability to manage administrative tasks associated with research projects including monitoring budgets, resources and timelines, delivering outputs such as funder updates and reports, and organising project meetings and documentation
  • Ability to communicate new and complex information effectively to a diverse audience, both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent IT skills
    • Willing to travel in Ireland and to EU and potentially to non-EU stakeholders
    • Have knowledge and understanding of Public and Patient Involvement in Research.
  • Flexibility in meeting project requirements and in working across multiple parallel work packages

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Lead author of a Cochrane review
  • Established reputation in undertaking complex evidence synthesis
  • Evidence of ability to generate grant income as evidenced by being principal or co-principal  investigator on nationally competitive health research funder grants
  • Knowledge and understanding of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

 

Employment permit restrictions apply to this category of post

 

Salary: €38,632 - €50,029 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: 1st March 2022, or as soon thereafter

 

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 may be made to Professor Declan Devane, declan.devane@nuigalway.ie

 

Gárda Vetting is a requirement for this post

 

To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, a CV (of a maximum of 5 pages) to include the names and the contact details of three referees, one of whom must be current employer) should be sent, via e-mail (in one PDF file only) to: Ms. Sheena Connolly sheena.connolly@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number Ref. No:NUIG RES 012-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12.00hrs (GMT) on 3rd Feb 2022

 

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

 

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

 

Closing Date: Thursday, 03 Feb 2022

Application: NUIG RES 012-22 Postdoctoral Researcher in Infodemic Management

NUIG RES 006-22UNICOV Research Assistant (Virus Molecular Diagnostics),Genetics & Biotechnology Lab, Centre for One Health (COH), Ryan Institute, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Assistant in the Genetics & Biotechnology Lab of Prof Charles Spillane within the Ryan Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by SFI and DEFHRIS and is available immediately to contract end date of 28.02.2022.

 

Job Description: The Research Assistant is required to advance the lab-based research within Prof. Charles Spillane’s lab that underpins the UniCoV Covid-19 multi-site, randomised controlled clinical study led by the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) in partnership with Trinity College Dublin (TCD), University College Dublin (UCD) and University College Cork (UCC). Funded by Science Foundation Ireland, the four universities and the HSE and supported by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research Innovation and Science and Department of Health, UniCoV will further develop and apply testing, screening and surveillance strategies, proven tools used by Public Health to assist with early warning systems for disease, in the context of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Ireland. Involving both students and staff, the UniCoV study explores the feasibility and acceptability of self-reporting, self-testing and biosample surveillance systems to assist with the safe and sustainable re-opening of Higher Education Institutes’ (HEI) campuses, and society more broadly. Prof. Spillane is a co-Principal Investigator of the NUI Galway led UniCoV project (www.unicov.org).

Duties: The Genetics & Biotechnology Lab of Prof. Charles Spillane in the Ryan Institute at the National University of Ireland Galway is engaged in molecular diagnostics, screening and surveillance systems for detecting the SARS-CoV-2 virus (that causes COVID-19) in populations. The Research Assistant will be a member of the UniCoV (www.unicov.org) project team within the SpillaneLab where they will be required to:

1)     Develop, improve and deploy molecular systems for large-scale mass-testing and surveillance screening for the virus that causes Covid-19.

2)     To participate in the development of protocols for effective COVID-19 screening and surveillance.

3)     To complete research and review articles related to COVID-19 screening so that they are ready for submission to high quality journals.

Key duties to include:

 

  • Actively engage in internationally cutting-edge research on COVID-19 diagnostics and surveillance screening systems within the SpillaneLab. 
  • Write up results from research activity and help to draft technical reports, presentations, communication materials, and draft manuscripts for publication in high-impact journals.
  • Provide input to analysis of results, and contribute to dissemination of obtained data, including statistical analysis of significant effects of treatments.
  • To engage in regular systematic literature and database searches for understanding latest advances in COVID-19 diagnostic systems.
  • To assist research supervisors in the development of the business case to position diagnostic technologies for commercialisation.
  • To work closely with students assigned to the Project, and assist in daily supervision of their research activities.
  • To keep appropriate records as directed and in line with Funder/University policy
  • To work closely with other members of Professor Spillane's research team on an on-going basis to support the efficient functioning of the project through providing continuous contributions to the technical program, including aiding in the preparation of grant reporting and follow-on research and innovation financing leverage.

 

The Research Assistant will be supervised by Professor Spillane and senior research members of Professor Spillane’s team, where the Research Assistant will be required to engage in weekly lab meetings and presentations.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • MSc in Biological Sciences or equivalent research experience, with demonstrated research and technical molecular biology expertise in virus testing and data analysis.
  • Superb molecular biology skills.
  • Cutting edge knowledge of COVID-19 testing and screening methodologies.
  • Evidence of research activity (publications, conference presentations, awards) and future scholarly output (working papers, research proposals etc).
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, presentation).

Desirable Requirements:

  • Bioinformatics skills for analysis of next-generation sequencing datasets.
  • Expertise in Crispr/cas9 genome editing and synthetic biology techniques.
  • Evidence of teamwork and collaboration with relevant partners.
  • Excellent project management, analytical, report writing and data analysis skills.
  • Strongly self-motivated and organised approach.

Salary: €27,109 to €36,422 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post  

Start date: Position is available from earliest possible start date January 2022.

 

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. 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 Ryan Institute is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/ryaninstitute/

www.spillanelab.org    www.unicov.org

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Charles Spillane charles.spillane@nuigalway.ie

 

To Apply: Applications to include a 1 page covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Professor Charles Spillane Charles.spillane@nuigalway.ie Please put reference number NUIG RES 006-22 in subject line of e-mail application. Any applications that do not include the reference number NUIG RES 006-22 in subject line of e-mail application will not be considered.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 27.01.2022

 

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, 27 Jan 2022

Application: NUIG RES 006-22 UNICOV Research Assistant

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position (SFI) CÚRAM, SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland (NUIG RES 016-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed-term contract as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (EU) at the CÚRAM SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (National University of Ireland, Galway.  The position is available from 1st March 2022 to 29th February 2024, subject to an initial one-year probationary period. This position is funded by a grant from Science Foundation Ireland. 

Organisation:  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 medical needs. Implants will be designed and manufactured to respond to the body’s environment and deliver therapeutic agents, such as drugs, exactly where needed. Cutting-edge science will develop devices using the latest research from biomaterials, stem cells, and drug delivery and the support of solid clinical collaborations, industry partners, and hospital groups to enable rapid translation to the clinic.

Recently, a team of researchers from CURAM developed a new composite material to alleviate Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).  The new biphasic material is based on a composition of hydrogel and microparticles. This therapeutic system has been successfully tested in vitro on cell cultures and translational IBD preclinical models. The candidate will be based in Dr Rochev’s group.

Job Description: This is a  two-year fellowship for eligible experienced researchers in functional biomaterials and medical devices for IBD treatment. To apply, candidates are required to develop a project proposal to develop a novel functionalised biomaterial-based treatment of IBD  with commercial applicability.

The ideal candidate should hold a PhD in Materials & Science Engineering or Biomedical Sciences and have a strong background in advanced biomaterials, medical devices and inflammatory diseases.  The candidate will be expected to have performed original scientific research in the above domain area. Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills, be highly motivated and passionate about designing the next generation of ‘smart’ medical devices and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills. The position requires communication with the different partners of the consortium, and thus excellent communication skills are mandatory. The position also involves the submission of grant applications to various funding bodies.

Essential Requirements:

•             PhD in Materials & Science Engineering or Biomedical Sciences

•             Experience in particle formulations

•             Experience in hydrogel-based biomaterials

•             Expertise in medical devices design

•             Expertise in in tissue cultures/molecular biology

•             Demonstrable experience in both independent and collaborative research activities

•             Excellent publications record in high impact factor journals

•             Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English language)

•             Evidence of scientific publication and dissemination of results at conferences

•             Evidence of developing laboratory-based assays

Desirable Requirements:

•             Minimum two first-author publications in a relevant high impact journal or commercial outputs (IDF, Patents, etc.).

•             Experience in working in a team

•             Experience in hands-on assays in Tissue Engineering/ Biomaterials/in vitro cultures/histology/molecular biology/omics technologies

•             Evidence of innovative thinking, able to work both independently and in cross-disciplinary teams

•             Appropriate supervisory or teaching experience may be an advantage

•             Evidence of submission of funding applications

Salary: €39,131-€45,159

Start date: 1st March 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

For information about CÚRAM., http://www.curamdevices.ie

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr Yury Rochev: yury.rochev@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 Tara Cosgrave (curam@nuigalway.ie).

Please put reference number NUIG RES 016-22 in the subject line of the e-mail application.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 9th February 2022 

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, 09 Feb 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher (NUIG RES 016-22)

Research Associate-Clinical Trial Coordinator, HRB Clinical Research Facility, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 014-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Associate/Clinical Trial Coordinator with the HRB Clinical Research Facility at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  This post is funded with support from a variety of sources and is available to 31st December 2022 initially, with potential to extend subject to project success and funding availability.

 

The HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway’s (CRFG) remit is to contribute to the development, coordination and service delivery of clinical research in Ireland and the support of emerging academic investigators. Multidisciplinary teams work in a coordinated fashion to improve our understanding of a variety of diseases and to develop new strategies to help tackle these challenges. The Centre provides patients with the latest advances in areas such as psychiatry, cancer, obstetrics and gynaecology, diabetes, inflammatory diseases, critical illness, cystic fibrosis and cardiovascular disease amongst others. We provide supporting services in quality and regulatory oversight, data management, study design and roles associated with the legal sponsorship of regulated clinical trials.

 

Job Description:

The coordinator works under the direction of the CRFG Director, Programme Manager and/or the Chief Investigator to co-ordinate studies for regulated (academic or commercially sponsored) clinical trial(s) and/or clinical investigation(s) and/or for non-regulated studies in the HRB-CRFG. The role is part of a multi-disciplinary team within the CRFG co-ordination unit.

 

This is primarily a project management role and the post holder has a pivotal role leading the coordination of research studies, clinical trial(s) or clinical investigation(s) throughout the study lifecycle of set-up, execution, close-out and reporting.

 

The coordinator is responsible for overseeing the daily conduct of the trial(s)/investigation(s). The role will involve the generation of key study documentation, management of resources, scheduling activities, reporting and training of study personnel in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP). S/He will be the main point of contact for all study stakeholders and provide updates to associated chief/principal investigators, funding bodies and study sponsor, as appropriate. 

 

The role will also involve contribution to the development and setup of appropriate clinical trial coordination processes, documents, SOPs and associated templates to guide the successful and standardised execution and delivery of clinical trials in the CRFG co-ordination unit.

In parallel, the post-holder may be assigned clinical trial monitoring activities, contributing to the delivery of the GCP required monitoring function in the CRFG.

 

The post holder may also be required to participate in co-ordination activities at the site or within the co-ordination team for non-regulated trials (e.g. recruitment) as required to support the activities underway in the CRFG.

 

Duties:

 

  • Conduct clinical research work to a high standard in accordance with applicable clinical research regulations and protocols under the direction of the CRFG Director, Programme Manager and/or the Chief Investigator.
  • Contribution to the development and setup of appropriate clinical trial co-ordination processes, SOPs and associated templates to guide the successful and standardised execution and delivery of clinical trials in the CRFG co-ordination unit.
  • Oversee and ensure key study milestones and objectives are tracking to an agreed timeline and adhere to project management best practices.
  • Develop and execute study plans including establishing a project plan, risk assessment and management and planning resources.
  • Confirm the necessary processes are in place for the investigational product or medical device, as applicable and other study supplies.
  • Ensure budget agreements and contracts are in place and roles and responsibilities for all stakeholders are documented prior to commencing study activities.
  • Participate in process of protocol development.
  • Participate in the process of study monitoring plan development as required.
  • Participate in process of developing other study related documentation such as CRFs, SOPs, information sheets, risk assessments, their amendments and associated quality assurance processes and documents as required for the studies assigned.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and guidelines, CRFG coordination level SOPs and/or CRFG site SOPs as required.
  • Overall responsibility for management of essential documents and the Trial Master File.
  • Complete Regulatory and Ethics Committee submissions, as applicable.
  • Prepare study reports as required.
  • Manage the study deviation process and liaise with sites and sponsor where required on the documentation, tracking and resolution of study deviations and associated corrective/preventive actions as required for the studies assigned.
  • Participate or lead the process, when required, to identify vendors/suppliers or service providers, any required vendor/service provider assessment, and any associated computer system validation requirements for systems supporting the execution of the study.
  • Evaluate and document investigator and site selection.
  • Oversee the process of study initiations, site training, monitoring and close-out as required.
  • Liaise directly with clinical sites as required to aid resolution of queries that arise and provide direction on implementation and management of the study protocol and procedures.
  • Manage and oversee the study risk assessment/risk management process for the study as required for the studies assigned.
  • Manage monitoring report/letter responses on behalf of sponsor for any queries/issues that arise during monitoring as required for the studies assigned.
  • Contribute to preparation for audits and inspections as required and present work as required during audits and inspections.
  • Co-ordinate and undertake research study-specific processes according to specific study protocols and regulations.
  • Provide training, as appropriate on study-related activities and processes for site personnel.
  • Provide training as required for new personnel undertaking co-ordination tasks.
  • Update sponsor, Chief Investigator, data and safety monitoring committees, regulatory bodies, ethics committees, and other governing bodies on the status of all clinical trial activities, as required.
  • Provide support and backup as necessary for colleagues in coordination activities for other clinical studies forming part of the CRFG research portfolio.
  • Implement strategies, support and lead as required, initiatives for participant recruitment for research studies as required.
  • Undertake clinical data compilation and literature reviews for the research area and participate in dissemination of same at international meetings.
  • Undertake research on, and analysis of, study outputs and measures with the aim of providing information for future funding proposals and applications.
  • Determine appropriate methodologies and activities for relevant research studies in the CRFG whilst keeping up to date with research related methods and techniques.
  • Contribution to manuscripts for publication to peer reviewed internationally recognised journals. Contribute to the dissemination of knowledge in the CRFG and facilitate research activities such as workshops and screening events.
  • In parallel, additional duties for this role may be to undertake monitoring activities. This will be as assigned for a select number of studies in the CRFG to ensure patient safety, data integrity and GCP compliance.
  • Continue to build personal skills by taking training opportunities as available and required.
  • Carry out other appropriate and relevant duties under the direction of the CRFG Director, Programme Manager and/or Chief investigator.

Clinical trial monitoring responsibilities (if assigned)

  • Ensure applicable sponsors, Principal Investigators and study teams adhere to the clinical trial protocol/clinical investigation plan, current regulations, applicable ICH/GCP guidelines, local policies and SOPs as required.
  • Comply with all applicable regulations and guideline, sponsor SOPs and/or site SOPs as required, in the execution of the role.
  • Represent internal and external research study stakeholders, in the provision of a monitoring service for the HRB-CRFG.
  • Participate as part of the study management team during the trial set up phase and support the study risk assessment/risk management process and other activities required during trial set up.
  • Undertake site initiation visits (SIVs) and additional site training, including protocol training, if required for relevant studies.
  • Adhere to monitoring plans and required critical monitoring activities with thorough and complete documentation of the process throughout.
  • Monitor clinical study progress (recruitment targets, safety reporting review, resources, etc.) through a combination of data review and on-site monitoring visits.
  • Undertake source data verification/review to verify that trial data is consistent with patient clinical notes and other source documentation, applying the principles of ALCOAC.
  • Meet expected timelines for completion of monitoring activities and submission of written monitoring reports.

Qualifications/Skills Required:

 

Essential:

  • Masters qualification in a clinical or life sciences related subject. 
  • Working knowledge of Good Clinical Practice as outlined per ICH GCP and/or ISO14155.
  • Strong organisational and project management skills to ensure timeline for key project milestones are adhered to.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication/presentation skills.
  • 4 years relevant experience, with at least 1 year of previous experience working in clinical research or a closely related field e.g. Pharma or Medical Device sector

Desirable:

  • PhD in a clinical or life sciences related subject.
  • A Project management qualification.
  • Previous experience gained in a clinical trial co-ordination role working on the co-ordination of regulated clinical trials/investigations or non-regulated clinical studies or experience in project managing a cross functional project team.
  • Experience working within a Quality Management adhering to QC and QA control systems and risk management processes.
  • Experience adhering to applicable regulations, guidelines and legislation for Clinical Trials.
  • Experience in the identification, assessment and management of risk.
  • Experience with research data collation, management and GCP monitoring.
  • Self-motivated, high level of initiative and excellent attention to detail.
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team.

 

Salary: €39,132– €45,157 per annum pro rata (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)                   

Start date: Position is available immediately

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 HRB Clinical Research Facility is available at www.crfg.ie

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG- RES 014-21  in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on 2nd February 2022

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

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

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: Wednesday, 02 Feb 2022

Application: NUIG RES 014-21 Research Associate-Clinical Trial Coordinator

Postdoctoral Researcher – Increasing Coastal Resilience Using Terrestrial & Ocean-Based Nature-Based Solutions, School of Geography, Archaeology & Irish Studies, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 013-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the School of Geography, Archaeology & Irish Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway).

 

This position is funded by the Marine Institute and is available from 01 April 2022 to contract end date 31 March 2026.

About the post:

The project is seeking a highly qualified and ambitious candidate to undertake a 4-year fixed term postdoctoral research project aimed at enhancing our understanding of coastal and ocean-based NbS in Ireland. The project will combine research on ocean models, coastal change models, remote sensing (drones) and community engagement via citizen science projects. These will be achieved by adapting an existing coupled wave-morphodynamics model (SWAN wave model + XBeach morphodynamic model) developed by the team, collecting new field data, and conducting community workshops. The position is funded by a Marine Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme grant. The researcher will work closely with Dr. Eugene Farrell, Dr. Stephen Nash and Ms. Sheena Fennell (NUI Galway). The position is suitable for candidates with backgrounds in ocean modelling, coastal engineering, and geomorphology. The successful candidate is expected to conduct fieldwork and collaborate closely with members of active coastal communities in Ireland.

The post holder will work within an existing multidisciplinary team in the Department of Geography, Department of Earth & Ocean Science, Department of Civil Engineering, affiliated with the national MaREI centre and the Ryan Institute of Environment, Marine and Energy. The research team is currently very active in developing and validating ocean models based on field observations and designing innovative shoreline monitoring systems.

About the project:

Increasing coastal resilience using terrestrial- and ocean-based Nature-based Solutions.

 

Job Description:

The researcher will join the coastal and ocean engineering research group where they will work on an exciting Nature-based Solution project with three main components:

(1) providing the first scientific evidence of the potential benefits of ocean-based NbS in Ireland on mitigating storm impacts on the coast by adapting existing wave-morphological models within the coastal and engineering research group to simulate the effects of ocean-based NbS on waves and erosion.

(2) use the extensive coastal community network uniquely available to the project to co-design citizen science monitoring programmes to systematically monitor the coastal changes in the vicinity of terrestrial beach-dune NbS’s.

(3) deliver the terms of reference for a large-scale, multi-year evidenced-based review to scope out potential for ocean and intertidal NbS in Irish coastal waters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The main duties of the post will involve:

  • Adapt an existing coupled wave-morphodynamics model (SWAN wave model + XBeach morphodynamic model) to simulate the effects of ocean-based NbS on both wave attenuation and coastal erosion.
  • Design and run an ensemble of ocean models of past and future environmental conditions to gain understanding of the coastal protection efficacy of ocean-based NbS.
  • Deliver in the first year of the research programme terms of reference for a larger-scale multi-year study to assess the potential of ocean-based NbS in Ireland. This study will focus, at least, on kelp forests, seagrass meadows, oyster reefs and intertidal saltmarshes.
  • Co-design a cost-effective citizen science methodology to map NbS within beach-dune systems using a combination of ground and aerial (drone) surveys.
  • Work closely with a local community and experts to co-design biodiversity monitoring protocols and short community training workshops.
  • Review of project progress in line with the commitments of the Project Agreements (outputs and deliverables, etc.) and work with project partners and the NUI Galway Team to ensure that these are met.
  • Management of project reporting (technical and financial).
  • Day to day supervision of PhD and/or MSc researcher work.
  • Dissemination of research results and activities through a variety of media.
  • Development and contribution to academic dissemination via journal publications and conferences.
  • Engagement in the development of new research funding proposals.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline, e.g. coastal, civil, or environmental engineering, physical geography or equivalent
  • Proven experience, proficient skills in numerical modelling using DHI MIKE Software (1D, 2D and 3D hydrodynamics module) and/or Delft3D software
  • Proven experience with GIS software such as ArcGIS or QGIS and geospatial data management and analysis
  • Demonstrate an interest and previous experience in areas such as coastal engineering, geomorphology  and climate change
  • Demonstrated ability to collect, manage and analyse large quantitative and/or qualitative datasets and conduct statistical analyses
  • Excellent project management skills including a proven record of meeting project deadlines
  • Experience of report writing, both technical and progress reports for projects
  • Proven ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to support the development of appropriate methodologies for research in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Demonstrated aptitude for critical thinking and capable of taking initiative
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills (both written and oral) in English
  • Ability to deliver high quality peer-reviewed papers commensurate with their career stage
  • Candidates will be required to drive

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in planning and execution of fieldwork
  • Experience in conducting professional-grade surveys e.g. taking levels, processing data, etc.
  • Experience with remote sensing data collection (drones) and analysis (GIS)
  • Experience in supervision of researchers

 

Salary: €39,132 to €50,529 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from 01 April 2022.

 

 

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. Eugene Farrell (Lecturer, Geography) email: eugene.farrell@nuigalway.ie

 

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG RES 013-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 2nd February 2022

 

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

 

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: Wednesday, 02 Feb 2022

Postdoctoral Researcher – Assays for Trinucleotide Repeat Expansions / Biochemistry, School of Natural Sciences, College of Science and Engineering, NUI Galway (NUIG-RES-018-22)

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

 

This position is funded by European Joint Programme-Rare Disease Research and is available from March 2022 to contract end date of 23 June 2023.  There is the possibility of an additional 12 months of employment, depending on availability of research funding.

 

The Centre for Chromosome Biology at NUIG provides a research-intensive and friendly environment.  Further information about the research group and the Centre for Chromosome Biology is available at http://www.chromosome.ie.

 

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will develop novel assays to measure expansions of DNA trinucleotide repeats in cultured human cells.  They will work towards creating and refining novel assays to measure and verify trinucleotide repeat expansions.  They will also contribute to project management and scientific communication, including funding applications.

 

 

Duties

  • Work independently on developing novel assays for DNA trinucleotide repeat expansions in human cell culture
  • Design and perform complex experiments and evaluate results
  • Communicate outcomes, both verbally and written, to team members, supervisor, members of the Centre for Chromosome Biology, funding bodies and academic journals
  • Assist the Principal Investigator with grant management, in preparing funding applications and in writing scientific manuscripts for publication
  • Facilitate communications with industrial collaborators

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Genetics, Biochemistry or a closely related discipline
  • Ability to work and think independently
  • Evidence of a strong background in biochemical, molecular biology and genetic techniques
  • Evidence of specific experience with fluorescence readouts
  • Experience with cell culture and construction of modified cell lines
  • Demonstrable experience in scientific writing

Desirable Requirements:

  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Track record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience working with industrial partners

 

 

Salary: €39,132 to €42,700 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 commencement date March 2022

 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Bob Lahue, bob.lahue@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 Bob Lahue, bob.lahue@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG-RES 018-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 4th February 2022

 

Interviews are planned to be held on/about 15th February 2022

 

Due to ongoing COVID-19 related restrictions interviews may have to 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

 

 

'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, 04 Feb 2022

Application: NUIG RES 018-22 Postdoctoral Researcher – Assays for Trinucleotide Repeat Expans

NUIG RES 009-22 Postdoctoral Researcher,SFI MaREI Centre, School of Engineering & Ryan Institute, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher on the project “UPFRONT-CO2e: Understanding Potential For Realising Our National Targets on Embodied Energy and Global Warming Potential”, as well as other related projects, within the Sustainable and Resilient Structures Research Group (www.nuigalway.ie/structures) in the SFI MaREI Centre (www.marei.ie) based in the School of Engineering (http://www.nuigalway.ie/engineering/) and Ryan Institute (http://www.nuigalway.ie/ryaninstitute/) at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway). The team at NUI Galway are collaborating with the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) (https://www.igbc.ie/) to deliver the project.

 

This position is funded by the SEAI (https://www.seai.ie/) and H2020 and is available from March 2022 for a period of one year (subject to extension if additional funding becomes available).

 

The Project:

 

The Programme for Government sets out the aim of achieving a fully decarbonised economy by 2050. In addition, new building and renovation infrastructure is required in Ireland, including at least half a million new homes and home retrofits, to accommodate the expected population increase. Despite this vision, there is currently limited, publicly available, high quality data for benchmarking the embodied environmental impacts of buildings constructed in Ireland. Many of the studies available have focused mainly on evaluating the environmental impact of residential buildings. This lack of data can be partially explained by the fact that, unlike the UK, there is no standardised LCA based approach/criteria as part of the public procurement process in Ireland. Building on work of NUI Galway and IGBC, the proposed UPFRONT-CO2e project aims to:

  • Benchmark life cycle environmental impacts associated with the construction of new building and renovation infrastructure in Ireland by 2040.

  • Develop pathways to mitigating the embodied environmental impact of future building construction based on standardised LCA approach, market analysis and stakeholder engagement.

  • Demonstrate how databases and standardised methods (EPDs, Level(s) & LCA Verification Checklist) developed in part by IGBC can be used in the public procurement process in Ireland to evaluate the sustainability of building design.

  • Benchmark life cycle environmental impacts associated with the construction of new building and renovation infrastructure in Ireland by 2040.

  • Develop pathways to mitigating the embodied environmental impact of future building construction based on standardised LCA approach, market analysis and stakeholder engagement.

  • Demonstrate how databases and standardised methods (EPDs, Level(s) & LCA Verification Checklist) developed in part by IGBC can be used in the public procurement process in Ireland to evaluate the sustainability of building design.

It is envisioned the communication and dissemination of the project will help to (i) trigger specification and procurement of more sustainable building materials, (ii) trigger demand for disclosure of environmental impacts of materials among procurers at scale, and stimulate the market to react and (iii) inform the development of future renovation policy-making on buildings and construction products in Ireland. 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will lead the development of a methodology establishing the requirements and approach used by project partners for carrying out LCAs of the case study buildings. LCAs will be conducted in line with Level 2 of Level(s) indicator 1.2: Life Cycle Global Warming Potential, and international standard EN15978. The developed methodology is required to include approaches for hot spot analysis and scenario modelling to reduce environmental impacts of buildings. The scenario modelling will involve substitution analysis involving shifting from conventional materials to more sustainable practices. This will outline carbon reduction measures to achieve 20%, 40% and 60% carbon reduction potential and to achieve carbon benchmarks from the RIBA/RIAI climate challenge of 300-500kg for residential buildings and 350kg-600kg for non-residential buildings. The developed methodology will be based on current best practices employed in the industry and academic sectors.

The candidate is responsible for developing practical, applicable and usable research outputs (e.g. design guidance documents, tools, reports, webinars, etc.) for policy makers/construction professionals that give much needed clarity around the issues of embodied energy and carbon in building materials, and sustainable material and design alternatives relevant to the Irish construction sector.

The successful candidate will work in the Sustainable and Resilient Structures Research Group (www.nuigalway.ie/structures) under the supervision of Prof Jamie Goggins to benchmark life cycle environmental impacts associated with the construction of new building and renovation infrastructure in Ireland by 2040.

Duties:

Research

  • Review of best practice LCA research nationally and internationally including building design principles employed

  • Develop a methodology for LCA of case study buildings.

  • Develop a methodology for review and audit of LCA of case study buildings

  • Review and audit LCAs of independent designers

  • Conduct LCAs of case study buildings.

  • Assess impacts of business as usual building materials vs sustainable materials scenarios for case study buildings.

  • Engage with case study clients/consultants.

  • Develop guidance documents and recommendations for the building construction sector and policy-makers.

  • Define research objectives and proposals for own (or joint) research in line with research strategy whilst contributing to the research programme of the College/School/Research Unit.  This will be under general guidance of a member of the academic staff or Principal Investigator/ Project Leader.

  • Actively participate as a member of a research team and assist an individual research leader or team to conduct a particular study (or group of studies).

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

  • To provide assistance in conducting research activities, including planning, organising, conducting, and communicating research studies within the overall scope of a research project.

  • To coordinate and perform a variety of independent tasks and team activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and some interpretation of information/results.

  • To present information on research progress and outcomes to others responsible for the research project. The postdoctoral researcher will make use of standard research techniques and methods.

  • Conduct literature and database searches and interpret and present the findings of the literature searches as appropriate.

  • Assist in analysis and interpretation of results of own research.

  • Collaborate with colleagues on areas of shared research interest.

  • Define research objectives and proposals for own (or joint) research in line with research strategy whilst contributing to the research programme of the Sustainable and Resilient Structures Research group (www.nuigalway.ie/structures) in the MaREI Centre (www.marei.ie) at NUI Galway (www.nuigalway.ie). This will be under general guidance of the Principal Investigator/ Project Leader.

 

 

Dissemination

  • Write up results from own research activity (e.g. as project report) for review by PI, including preparing technical reports, conclusions and recommendations.

  • Contribute to the publication of findings.

  • Provide input into the research project’s dissemination, in whatever form (report, papers, chapters, book) as directed by the PI/project leader. Authorship should 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; steering groups; other team members, as agreed with the PI/project leader.

  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings/conferences.

  • Should write at least workshop level papers.

  • Lead the writing of at least one international peer-review journal publication, as well as contributing to other peer-review publications.

 

Management

  • Keep appropriate records as directed and in line with Funder/University policy.

  • Manage own personal and research resources (including where required, laboratories, and specialist equipment) appropriately.

  • Work under the direction of the Principal Investigator/Project Leader. Plan and manage own day-to-day research activity within this framework & direction.

  • Provide guidance as required to any support staff and/or research students assisting with the research project, as agreed with the Principal Investigator/Grant holder.

  • To carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

  • Manage own research budget and keep records as directed and in line with Funder/University policy as appropriate.

 

Support

  • Support and, where appropriate, co-supervise the work of undergraduate students e.g. Final Year Project Students.

  • Where appropriate provide advice and / or assistance to support staff, research students.

  • May participate in limited student contact hours for own development (e.g. May deliver laboratory demonstrations, teaching laboratory test methods and demonstrating of various experiments and equipment used to undergraduates). The extent of this must not adversely impact the primary research role.

  • Gain experience in grant writing and participate in internal / external networks for the exchange of information and to form relationships for future research collaboration.

 

Other

  • Continue to update knowledge and develop skills.

  • Develop internal and external contacts with researchers in related areas.

  • May contribute to work of the College/School/Research Unit through activities such as student Open Days, other promotion activity as appropriate.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

The ideal candidate should hold a PhD in Building Engineering, Civil Engineering, Built Environment, Construction & Project Management, Architecture, Material Science, Regional & Urban Planning, or equivalent, have a strong background in life cycle assessment modelling in the building sector and is expected to have performed original scientific research within building structures. Candidates should have excellent communication and organisational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about decarbonizing the construction sector; 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:

  • Honours degree (at least 2.1 or equivalent) in Building Engineering, Civil Engineering, Built Environment, Construction & Project Management, Architecture, Material Science,  Regional & Urban Planning, or equivalent

  • PhD in Building Engineering, Civil Engineering, Built Environment, Construction & Project Management, Architecture, Material Science, Regional & Urban Planning, or equivalent.

  • Evidence of experience in life cycle assessment 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 and/or journals.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in the design and construction of commercial and non-commercial buildings.

  • Experience in the Irish construction sector.

  • Experience in policy development in the building sector.

  • Experience in collaborating with stakeholders in the building sector in the delivery of research objectives such as material manufacturers/producers/suppliers, architects, structural engineers, building designers, policy makers, suppliers, certification authorities, investors, academic researchers, environmentalists, politicians, etc..

  • 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 the research assistant category of the post

 

Salary: €39,131 to €50,531 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

 

Start date: Position is available from March 2022

 

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 Sustainable and Resilient Structures Research Group at NUI Galway is available at www.nuigalway.ie/structures, the SFI MaREI Centre at www.marei.ie, the School of Engineering at http://www.nuigalway.ie/engineering/ and the Ryan Institute at http://www.nuigalway.ie/ryaninstitute/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Jamie Goggins (Jamie.goggins@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 Prof Jamie Goggins: Jamie.Goggins@nuigalway.ie 

Please put reference number NUIG-009-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Wednesday 23rd February 2022

 

Interviews are planned to be held during the week of 7th March 2022, which will be held using MS Teams

 

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: Wednesday, 23 Feb 2022

Application: NUIG RES 009-22 Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Researcher ‘Health Informatics – The DXA (Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry) Management Application Project’ Schools of Computer Science, Engineering & Medicine, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Schools of Computer Science, Engineering and Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by Health Research Board and is available from February 2022 to contract end date of February 2024

Job Description:

The successful candidate will lead the DXA (Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry) Management Application Project (MAP): A personalised patient-centred tool for osteoporosis screening and fracture prediction project funded by the Health Research Board and liaise with partners in Tsinghua University

The successful candidate will be a key member of a cross-disciplinary research team from the Schools of Computer Science, Engineering and Medicine.

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

Duties:

  • Project manage the research & development project tasks for the DXA MAP project.
  • Develop and validate a Machine Learning/Data Analytics system that processes heath data for osteoporosis, COVID-19 and multi-morbidity risk prediction.
  • Validate prediction models for fracture, COVID-19 and multi-morbidity/mortality risk.
  • Draft and edit a set of recommendations for new screening strategies for osteoporosis and harmonise across partner sites.
  • Design, develop and validate visual applications to present patient results.
  • Liaise with patients and clinicians and academics.
  • Analyse and interpret results of project research.
  • Present project results nationally and internationally at scientific conferences.
  • Publish results in high quality scientific papers.
  • Co-ordinate IP and the protection of findings where applicable.
  • The successful candidate will be required to travel between research and healthcare locations in Ireland.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Computer Science or Information Systems or equivalent
  • 1 year’s post-doctoral research experience
  • Artificial Intelligence for medical prognosis experience
  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning experience
  • Demonstrated organisational ability including the capacity to meet deadlines

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in working in an international team
  • Experience in project reporting and presentation to consortia
  • High levels of initiative, self-management, achievement-orientation, and motivation are encouraged
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationship
  • Data Analytics & Visualisation experience

Salary: €39,131 to €47,765 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 February 2022

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 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 Schools of Computer Science, Engineering and Medicine is available at School of Computer Science - NUI Galway, School of Engineering - NUI Galway, School of Medicine - NUI Galway

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to;

Dr Attracta Brennan via email at: attracta.brennan@nuigalway.ie,

Professor John Carey via email at:   john.j.carey@nuigalway.ie,

Mary Dempsey via email at: mary.dempsey@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 Attracta Brennan: e-mail attracta.brennan@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES 021-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 3rd February 2022 

Interviews are planned to be held mid-February 2022 

Due to ongoing COVID-19 related restrictions interviews may have to 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, 03 Feb 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher (NUIG RES 021-22)

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