Recruiting Researchers

Effective recruitment and selection procedures are vital in attracting and retaining high quality research staff. By ensuring the best person for the job is recruited, open, transparent and merit-based recruitment of researchers (OTM-R) improves the effectiveness of national research systems, guarantees equality, especially for under-represented groups, and boosts trans and international co-operation. This in turn promotes optimal circulation of scientific knowledge. At NUI Galway we recruit based on OTM and competency based recruitment. 

Commitment to this principle of appointment on merit reflects the University's Policy on Equal Opportunities (http://www.nuigalway.ie/equalityanddiversity/policies-procedures/).

Research posts are funded by external funding grants and agencies and are usually on a fixed term contract basis.  The University recognises the need for research units to be in a position to recruit research staff in as expedient manner as possible while adhering to best practice methods of recruitment and selection and in compliance with legislation.  HR will assist and advise staff of Research Units/Schools/Colleges in managing the recruitment of research staff.  All offers of employment at NUI Galway must be processed by the HR office.

It is university policy to advertise all research vacancies except in the case of:

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Salary scale from 1st January 2020 applicable for all new posts*

* Note: for renewals, PI may choose to align with the appropriate point on scale, budget permitting

Title/RolePoint On ScaleGross Salary To Employee
Research Assistant Point 1 €22,609
Point 2 €23,585
Point 3 €24,651
Point 4 €25,360
Point 5 €26,089
Point 6 €26,839
Point 7 €27,222
Point 8 €28,008
Point 9 €28,817
Point 10 €29,450
Point 11 €30,510
Point 12 €31,080
Point 13 €31,957
Point 14 €32,698
Point 15 €33,302
Point 16 €34,246
Point 17 €35,218
   
Postdoctoral Researcher / Research Associate Point 1 €37,874
Point 2 €38,418
Point 3 €40,222
Point 4 €41,374
Point 5 €42,560
Point 6 €43,783
Point 7 €45,042
Point 8 €46,338
Point 9 €47,673
Point 10 €49,050
   
Research Fellow Point 1 €54,717
Point 2 €56,303
Point 3 €57,938
Point 4 €59,622
Point 5 €66,569
Point 6 €68,501
Point 7 €69,424
Point 8 €71,430

 

Contact Us

Ann Kyne
Business Partner, Research
Tel: 091 493662
Email:
 
 
 Research Recuitment Queries should be sent to recruit@nuigalway.ie

 
 
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