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The Foundation Research Leadership Programme - 15 Research Lecturer Posts

The Foundation Research Leadership Programme is a 3 year programme to recruit the most promising research stars across NUI Galway's priority research areas.  15 Research Lecturer posts will be recruited over a 3 year period, across a series of targeted open calls.

For more details and to make an application visit www.nuigalway.ie/foundation-research-leaders

Closing Date: Thursday, 01 Dec 2016

Application: The Foundation Research Leadership Programme - 15 Research Lecturer Posts

Dean of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies

The National University of Ireland Galway seeks to appoint an academic leader and scholar to the post of Dean of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies

Closing Date: Thursday, 19 May 2016

Application: Dean of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies 007953

Lecturer Below the Bar, English (Digital Humanities)

Applications are invited for an appointment as Lecturer Below the Bar, English (Digital Humanities) at NUI Galway.

Closing Date: Thursday, 19 May 2016

Application: Lecturer Below the Bar, English (Digital Humanities) 007956

Lecturer Below the Bar, English (Creative Writing), Fixed Term

Applications are invited for a fixed-term appointment as Lecturer Below the Bar, English (Creative Writing) at NUI Galway

Closing Date: Thursday, 12 May 2016

Application: Lecturer Below the Bar, English (Creative Writing) Fixed Term 007955

Lecturer Below the Bar, Classics, Fixed Term

Applications are invited for a fixed-term appointment as Lecturer Below the Bar, Classics at NUI Galway

Closing Date: Thursday, 12 May 2016

Application: Lecturer Below the Bar, Classics, Fixed Term 007954

Lecturer Above the Bar, Business Information Systems

The J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at NUI Galway wishes to appoint a person to a permanent Lectureship Above the Bar in Business Information Systems, contract type B who will align with one or more of the research interests of the Lero research group at NUI Galway.

Closing Date: Thursday, 19 May 2016

Application: Lecturer Above the Bar, Business Information Systems 007960

Lecturer Below the Bar, School of Mathematics, Statistics & Applied Mathematics, Fixed Term

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer Below the Bar, School of Mathematics, Statistics & Applied Mathematics, Fixed Term.

Closing Date: Thursday, 12 May 2016

Application: Lecturer BTB, School of Mathematics, Statistics & Applied Mathematics 007950

Lecturer Below the Bar, School of Mathematics, Statistics & Applied Mathematics (Biomedical Genomics)

Applications are invited for a fixed-term appointment as Lecturer Below the Bar, School of Mathematics, Statistics & Applied Mathematics (Biomedical Genomics) at NUI Galway.

Closing Date: Thursday, 12 May 2016

Application: Lecturer BTB, School of Mathematics, Statistics & Applied Mathematics 007957

Lecturer Below the Bar, Natural Sciences (Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs) Fixed Term, Part Time (0.5)

Applications are invited for an appointment of Lecturer Below the Bar, Natural Sciences (Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs) Fixed Term, Part Time (0.5) at NUI Galway

Closing Date: Thursday, 12 May 2016

Application: Lecturer BTB, Natural Sciences (Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs) 007958

Lecturer Below the Bar, Anatomy, Fixed Term

Applications are invited for the appointment of Lecturer Below the Bar, Anatomy, Fixed Term at NUI Galway

Closing Date: Thursday, 12 May 2016

Application: Lecturer Below the Bar, Anatomy, Fixed Term 007971

NUIG 011-16 Two Early Stage Researchers / PhD Fellowships – Tendon Therapy Train Regenerative, Modular & Developmental Engineering Laboratory (REMODEL), NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for two full-time fixed term positions as Early Stage Researcher / PhD Candidate within REMODEL at the National University of Ireland, Galway. These positions are funded by the Marie Skłodowska Curie Innovative Training Network ‘Tendon Therapy Train’ for three years in duration and are available from September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Information on project: Marie Skłodowska Curie Innovative Training Network ‘Tendon Therapy Train’ (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015 / #676338) is a research, training and innovation programme that will exploit recent advances in modular engineering to develop novel advanced therapy medicinal products for human and equine tendon repair and regeneration. The network comprises of seven academic institutes, seven companies and two hospitals from six European countries (Ireland, Greece, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Portugal and France).

Recruiting Institute: Regenerative, Modular & Developmental Engineering Laboratory (REMODEL), Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland (http://www.nuigalway.ie; http://www.curamdevices.ie

Eligibility: In accordance with the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions Programme guidelines, the candidate shall, at the time of recruitment, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. Further, the candidate must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Ireland for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to recruitment.  

Duties:

  • ·         Cell acquisition for human and animal tissues;
  • ·         Work with both permanently differentiated and stem cells
  • ·         In vitro and in vivo work;
  • ·         Conference / Meeting attendance;
  • ·         Report writing;
  • ·         Attendance to various training courses;
  • ·         Other duties relevant to the post / grant 

Qualifications:  The candidate should have a 1st class or a 2:1 honors first degree and a Master’s in biomaterials, biomedical engineering, tissue engineering, veterinary medicine, medicine, cell biology, biology, or in a similar area. The ideal candidate would have experience in cell biology, molecular biology, protein / gene analysis, histology and immunohistochemistry. Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new products; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills. The candidate should be able to work independent and as a part of team.

In the case of Marie Curie funded PhD students, who are required to have a contract of employment with the University for the duration of the Marie Curie award, they must also be eligible to be admitted and register for the PhD in the relevant College in NUI Galway. 

Salary:  The appointment will be on a contract basis for a maximum period of 3 years full-time equivalent. Remuneration will be in line with the Marie Skłodowska Curie guidelines (Early-Stage Researchers, ITN): http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/doc/call/h2020/h2020-msca-itn-2015/1622613-itn_2015_-_guide_for_applicants_v1_en.pdf 

Start date: September 2016 or as close to that date as possible.  

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

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

Further information about our centre is available at http://www.nfb.ie; http://www.curamdevices.ie  

To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr Dimitrios Zeugolis at dimitrios.zeugolis@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG-010-16 in subject line of e-mail application.  

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 29th April 2016.  

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

Closing Date: Friday, 29 Apr 2016

Application: NUIG 011-16 Two(2) PhD Fellowships

NUIG 034-16 Research Assistant - Safety and Performance of Junior Doctors School of Medicine, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Assistant within the discipline of General Practice in the School of Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  This position is funded by the Health Services Executive (HSE) and is available from 1st June 2016 for a twelve month (12) period. 

Information on the Research Project:

The primary purpose of this post is to provide research support on a number of HSE funded research projects designed to improve the safety and performance of junior doctors in Ireland. These projects include: the development of a pilot intern training and mentoring programme, the development of an app for junior doctors designed to support decision making, and a study of levels of burnout in an intern population. 

Job Description: S/He will be a psychology research assistant responsible for supporting data collection across all of the projects and work closely with the PIs (Drs Dara Byrne and Paul O’Connor), and Dr Sinéad Lydon.  

Duties: (S)/He will be responsible for: data collection, data entry, recruitment, simple statistical analysis, and literature searches. 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate should have an honours degree in Psychology (2:1 or higher) a demonstrated interest in research, and the ability to use statistical analysis software (e.g. SPSS) for data analysis. A Masters degree in a related subject and experience in research beyond degree requirements is desirable, but not essential. The candidate should have prior experience in paid or voluntary employment. Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.  

Salary: €21,850 - 23,181 per annum        Start date: Position is available from 1st June 2016.  

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

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 Department of General Practice is available at www.nuigalway.ie/dgp Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Paul O’Connor paul.oconnor@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) topaul.oconnor@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 034-16 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 13th May 2016. 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 13 May 2016

Application: NUIG 034-16 Research Assistant, School of Medicine

Ref. No. NUIG 035-16 ERC-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Schizophrenia Neuroimaging, School of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, 5-year fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Cognitive Genetics & Cognitive Therapy (CogGene) Group at the Neuroimaging and Cognitive Genomics Centre (NICOG) and School of Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the ERC and is available from 1st September 2016 to project end date. 

Professor Gary Donohoe, NUIG Professor of Psychology, Director of NICOG, ERC award holder, is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed postdoctoral researcher who will help lead a 5 year programme entitle ‘Immune Response & Social Cognition in Schizophrenia’ (iRELATE) designed to better understand how recently identified genetic risk variants for schizophrenia may influence immune function so as to lead to cognitive deficits. 

The iRELATE Study: This research program addresses the question: ‘Can deficits in social cognition in schizophrenia be explained by an abnormal immune response that is caused by genetic risk factors and moderated by early social environment?’. Based on recent discoveries in schizophrenia genetics, this project asks: (1) are genetic causes of deficits in social cognition mediated by effects on immune function during development and (2) does early social environment moderate these effects? The program involves both a clinical and a pre-clinical component. The clinical component focuses on neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies of social cognition in patients and healthy adults so as to (1) provide an innovative characterisation of the effects of inflammatory markers (e.g. pro-/anti- inflammatory cytokines) on social cognition, (2) establish whether these markers mediate the effects of recently identified genetic risk loci on schizophrenia, and (3) identify to what extent early social environment (e.g. parental relationships, childhood trauma) moderates this relationship. 

JOB DESCRIPTION: The postdoctoral researcher will take a leading role in all aspects of the research programme, working alongside Professor Donohoe and other key collaborators (including Dr. Derek Morris, Dr. Declan McKernan, Professor Colm McDonald, & Professor John Kelly). The successful candidate will have experience in cognitive neuroscience methodologies, with a particular interest in the application of fMRI methodologies in clinical research. They will contribute to managing the recruitment of patients and healthy controls for the project, and help with day-today supervision of the research activities of junior members of the team. The successful applicant will be mentored by Professor Donohoe and is expected to use this experience to launch a career as a future research leader in this field. With support and training, the researcher will be encouraged to develop their range of skills and competencies in a broad range of areas as part of this experience. The successful candidate will join the NICOG centre & the School of Psychology at a time of significant research growth and development for both the centre and school. S/He will be based in office facilities in the new School of Psychology building in the centre of the NUI Galway campus. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Play a lead role in the collection, quality control, and analysis of neuropsychological, structural MRI, and functional MRI data.

2. Monitor and review study protocols and keep these up to date.

3. Analyse existing sMRI/fMRI and neuropsychological datasets.

4. Operate independently with weekly mentoring as part of a strongly multidisciplinary team.

5. Prepare and present data both at local, national, and international meetings and for publication.

6. Contribute to the on-going teaching commitments of the department at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, for the purpose of personal career development. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Suitable candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • PhD in Psychology or Neuroscience

  • Some relevant research experience in the area of cognitive neuroscience

  • Evidence of publication in peer reviewed journals

  • Evidence of the ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Highly motivated, with excellent organisational skills. 

    It is also desirable that candidates would have experience in some or all of the following areas

  • Clinical Research

  • Cognitive studies of mental health populations.

  • Research in the areas of either genetics, neuroimmunology, or social and affective neuroscience.


    The holder of the post will work under the direct supervision of Professor Donohoe, Principal Investigator of this project.  

Starting salary: €37,750 per annum.       Start date: 1st Sep 2016 (or as soon as possible thereafter)  

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

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

Further informal enquiries concerning this position may be made by contacting Professor Donohoe, gary.donohoe@nuigalway.ie., telephone + 353 (0)91 495122. 

To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in Microsoft Word or PDF format only) to Professor Gary Donohoe at gary.donohoe@nuigalway.ie.Please put NUIG 035-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Friday 13th May 2016. 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 13 May 2016

Application: NUIG 035-16 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Psychology

NUIG 036-16 Senior System Researcher Irish Centre for High-End Computing, National University of Ireland, Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as senior system researcher with the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position can be based in either ICHEC’s Dublin or Galway offices. 

Job Description: ICHEC is the national High-Performance Computing (HPC) centre in Ireland and is a centre of domain, systems and software expertise that provides high performance solutions to industry, state bodies, academia and research centres through partnership, knowledge transfer, project delivery and service provision. With its 28 staff, including 15 research-active application engineers, ICHEC has an active and highly regarded commercial services program, both partnering with and servicing industry, with an extensive portfolio of industry and public service clients and partners including Tullow Oil plc, Intel, Xilinx, DataDirect Networks, CADFEM, Met Éireann and the Central Statistics Office of Ireland. 

In conjunction with the European Space Agency (ESA), ICHEC is seeking to recruit a senior system researcher to assist in deploying, maintaining and developing elements of the ESA atmospheric Validation Data Centre (EVDC). Specifically, the successful applicant will be part of a team responsible for deploying and maintaining a multi-site large active archive of satellite data along with enabling multiple web based services for end user access to the data and for data ingestion. 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate must have a track record in supporting an operational IT environment and expert level Linux and storage system administration experience. The ideal candidate would have an in-depth understanding of object storage technology, high availability server virtualization, relational databases such as PostgreSQL, configuring Apache and nginx web servers, PKI and IT security, parallel filesystems and clustering technologies as well as advanced Python programming and knowledge of scientific data file formats. Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about enabling high quality services; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.  

Salary: €51,716 - €56,442 per annum.    Start date: Posts are available to start immediately and the contract is for 3 years 

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

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie Further information about ICHEC at www.ichec.ie. Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Mr Niall Wilson (niall.wilson@ichec.ie

To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to: recruit@ichec.ie Please put reference number NUIG 036-16 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4.00 pm on Monday 4th April 2016. 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer

Closing Date: Monday, 04 Apr 2016

Application: NUIG 036-16 Senior System Researcher

NUIG 037-16 Postdoctoral Researcher – Stem Cell Biology Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI), College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

To support the REMEDI research programme, applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a postdoctoral researcher in fundamental stem cell biology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available from 1st August 2016 to contract end date of 31st July 2017.  

The Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) at NUI Galway is a biomedical research centre with a primary goal of studying stem cell biology and translating these findings to new regenerative therapies for human disease. REMEDI is a partnership of scientists, clinicians, and engineers and it is housed at the Biomedical Sciences at NUI Galway.  

Job Description: The successful candidate will require to carry out research on stem cell modeling of Long QT disease and to summarize research data for reports and publications.  

Duties:  Establish cardiomyocyte differentiation protocol; recruit patients’ biopsy; culture and bank fibroblasts; reprogram fibroblasts into iPSCs; characterize pluripotency; differentiate IPSCs into cardiomyocytes; characterize phenotype of the patients’ cardiomyocytes; summarize data for reports and publications. 

Qualifications/Skills required: A PhD in a relevant life science is essential, as is experience in mammalian/human cell culture, iPS cell technology and molecular biology.  A proven ability to work in a team, good communication skills and a track record of successful scientific experience are also essential. Some experience in genetic modelling of human diseases or project-related experience or electrophysiology, could be an advantage.  

Salary: €37,750 per annum               Start date: Position is available from August 1st 2016  

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 REMEDI is available at http://www.remedi.ie; Informal contacts concerning the post may be made to Prof Sanbing Shen: sanbing.shen@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 Sanbing Shen (sanbing.shen@nuigalway.ie).  Please put reference number NUIG-037-16 in subject line of e-mail application.  

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 p.m. on Friday May 27th 2016.  

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

Closing Date: Friday, 27 May 2016

Application: NUIG 037-16 PDR Stem Cell Biology

NUIG 038-16 Computational Scientist in Materials Science Irish Centre for High-End Computing, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a computational scientist in materials science with the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC) at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  The successful candidate can choose to be based in ICHEC’s offices in either Dublin or Galway. 

Job Description: ICHEC is the national High-Performance Computing (HPC) in Ireland and is a centre of domain, systems and software expertise that provides high performance software solutions to academia, industry and state bodies, through partnership, knowledge transfer, project delivery and service provision. ICHEC operates the national HPC service providing compute resources and software expertise for the research communities across all the main science disciplines through collaborative partnerships and programmes of education and outreach. Since 2010, ICHEC has also developed an active commercial services programme working on a consultancy basis in areas as varied as financial services, oil & gas, data analytics and renewable energy. 

Working with the Irish and wider European research community as well as industry partners, the job will focus on supporting ICHEC’s materials science user community and enhancing widely used materials science software packages on emerging multi-/many-core platforms, with a particular focus on the Intel Xeon Phi as part of R&D activity within the Intel Parallel Computing Centre at ICHEC. The role will also involve promotion of such enhancements to both the Irish and wider community to accelerate uptake and awareness of modernised packages. The successful candidate will collaborate primarily with other ICHEC researchers and with R&D teams based at academic and industry partners.  

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience (min. 4+ yrs.) in computational science in the area of materials science. In particular the candidate should be able to demonstrate experience with working with large scale community packages such as VASP, DL_POLY_4, LAMMPS, NAMD, AMBER, Quantum Espresso and ABINIT. The ideal candidate would have an in-depth understanding of software development methods in general with an expert level of C or Fortran and Linux knowledge. The candidate should have expertise in parallel programming and should be able to demonstrate proficiency in MPI and OpenMP. Experience in developing for emerging many-core platforms as well as using other programming standards such as OpenCL is also highly desirable. The ideal candidate should have a track record in an R&D environment and strong software development experience is essential. Community support experience is highly desirable. Candidates should also have excellent communication and organisational skills; be highly motivated to develop and enhance products; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.  

Salary: €37,750 - €46,255 per annum    Start date: The post is available to start immediately and the contract end date is 31st December 2017. 

Further information on NUI Galway is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Michael Browne, michael.browne@ichec.ie 

To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to recruit@ichec.ie  Please put reference number NUIG 038-16 in subject line of e-mail application.  

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4.00 pm Monday 9th May 2016.

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer

Closing Date: Monday, 09 May 2016

Application: NUIG 038-16 Computational Scientist

NUIG 048-16 Postdoctoral Researcher – Earth & Ocean Sciences (Geofluids) School of Natural Sciences, College of Science, National University of Ireland, Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Geofluids Research Laboratory, Earth & Ocean Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  This position is funded by NALCOR Energy, Newfoundland, Canada, and is available from 1st of August 2016 to 31st July 2017. 

Job Description: The duties and responsibilities attached to the post will include: Fluid Inclusion Petrography and Imaging, Fluid Inclusion Microthermometry, UV Microscopy, Laser Raman Spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Cathodoluminescence Imaging. Interpretation and PTVX modelling of fluid inclusion data and preparation of written reports and research papers. The successful candidate will also be expected to assist with the support and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students during the course of their geofluids laboratory based projects.  

Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD in mineralogy/petrology. Candidates must have experience of working in a fluid inclusion research laboratory that provides research support to the global oil and gas exploration sector, and to university and research institute based researchers focussed on hydrothermal and evaporite mineral deposits from a range of global geological settings. Must have project management skills in the areas of mineralogy and petrology.  

Salary: €37,750 - €44,930 per annum    Start date: Position is available from 1st of August 2016 

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 Earth & Ocean Sciences is available at : http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/undergraduate-courses/earth-and-ocean-sciences.html

 Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Peter Croot, Earth & Ocean Sciences, NUI Galway. Email: peter.croot@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 Peter Croot, Earth & Ocean Sciences, NUI Galway. Email: peter.croot@nuigalway.ie 

Please put reference number NUIG-048-16 in subject line of e-mail application.  

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 13th May 2016.

Interviews will be held on June 13, 2016.

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

Closing Date: Friday, 13 May 2016

Application: NUIG 048-16 Postdoctoral Researcher (Geofluids)

NUIG 049-16 Postdoctoral Researcher in the Unit for Social Semantics Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from 1 June 2016 to the contract end date of 31 May 2018.  

The National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) is a constituent University of the National University of Ireland. It was founded in 1845 as Queen’s College Galway and, from 1904 to 1997, was known as University College Galway before changing to its current title following the 1997 Universities Act. The university currently has approximately 17,500 students across five Colleges (Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies; Science; Engineering and Informatics; Business, Public Policy and Law; Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences) with highly active agendas in teaching and research. Approximately 15% of the students are pursuing postgraduate studies and over 2,300 international students come from 92 countries.  

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics (Insight) is a joint initiative between researchers at NUI Galway, University College Dublin, University College Cork, and Dublin City University, as well as other partner institutions. It brings together a critical mass of more than 200 researchers from Ireland's leading ICT centres to develop a new generation of data analytics technologies in a number of key application areas. The €75m centre is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and a wide range of industry partners. Insight's research focus encompasses a broad range of data analytics technologies and challenges, from machine learning and data mining, media analytics and optimisation and decision analytics to personalisation and recommender systems, the Semantic Web and Linked Data, and the sensor web. Together with more than 30 partner companies, Insight researchers are solving critical challenges in the areas of Connected Health and the Discovery Economy.  

Insight at NUI Galway (formerly DERI) is among the largest research organisations working in Semantic Web technologies and Big Data analytics. Insight at NUI Galway offers a stimulating, dynamic, multicultural research environment with excellent ties to research groups worldwide. This is a unique opportunity to join the efforts within the bigger Insight Consortium in collaboration with our industrial partners and research organisations. 
The Unit for Social Semantics (USS) in Insight at NUI Galway was established in 2005 as the Social Software Subcluster at DERI, and is therefore one of Insight at NUI Galway’s longest established research groups. The Unit has published more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, including two books (“The Social Semantic Web” and “Social Semantic Web Mining”), has had nine PhD, five Masters and six postdoc alumni, and has hosted 15-20 visiting researchers. One of its most significant outputs is the SIOC project, deployed on thousands of websites and in hundreds of applications.  

Job Description:  The successful candidate will be a Postdoctoral Researcher Level 1 with experience in the Semantic Web, social media, privacy, trust and security, and related computational skills.  

This position provides a unique opportunity to work in research area that intersects social media and privacy applications with Semantic Web/Linked Data research, while getting feedback from expert colleagues and practitioners in one of the most world’s most prominent and dynamic Semantic Web/Linked Data research environments.  

Duties:   

The successful candidate will:  

  • Conduct a specified programme of research and scholarship in the area of the Semantic Web, social media, privacy, trust and security, under the supervision and direction of the Co-Principal Investigator at Insight
  • Support the Co-Principal Investigator and the Unit for Social Semantics (USS) research group in the design and development of the research programme
  • Support the development of proposals for research funding
  • Disseminate research results and activities through papers, tutorials and seminars where appropriate
  • Engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of USS, Insight, and NUI Galway
  • Co-supervise, mentor and support PhD and Masters students in USS
  • Engage in project management, administrative duties associated with the research programme
  • Engage in or assist with teaching activities when appropriate  

Qualifications/Skills Required:  

Essential:  

  • PhD in Computer Science
  • Knowledge of semantic technologies, social media, privacy, trust and security
  • Strong programming skills in Java and at least one other programming language (C, C++, Python, Scala, etc.)
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment developing state-of-the-art software solutions on time and to specification
  • Motivated and proactive attitude, willing to take ownership and initiative in all work assignments
  • Excellent analysis and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written (English)
  • Creative thinking
  • Technical experience and skills to transfer ideas into reality
  • Excellent interpersonal communicator and good team player
  • Ability to identify and fulfil the academic writing requirements for target publications  

Desirable:  

  • Knowledge of RDF, ontology design
  • Knowledge of distributed architecture and big data solutions (MapReduce, Apache Spark, etc.)
  • General understanding of machine learning techniques and state-of-the-art tools
  • Experience of working in large EU research projects
  • Research project management experience
  • Experience of designing data visualisation tools, e.g. mashups
  • Experience engaging in research collaborations with industry  

Salary: Appointable at Postdoctoral Researcher Level 1 on the IUA salary scale (IUA Researcher Salary Scales 01/07/2013), with a salary range of €37,750 to €41,181.  

Start Date: This position is available from 1st June 2016.  

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 Insight at NUI Galway is available at http://insight-centre.org  

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr John Breslin at john.breslin@insight-centre.org 

To Apply:  Applications to include a motivation letter, a full CV including a list of all publications and the contact details of at least three referees, a research statement, and any other supporting documentation, should be sent via email (in PDF format) to Dr John Breslin at john.breslin@insight-centre.org  

Please put reference number NUIG-049-16 in subject line of e-mail application.  

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday 29th April 2016  

Interviews are planned to be held on Friday 13th May 2016  

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

 

Closing Date: Friday, 29 Apr 2016

Application: NUIG 049-16 Postdoctoral Researcher - USS

NUIG 053-16 R&D Research Engineer for the Development of a Novel Medical Device, CÚRAM (in collaboration with Medtronic), National University of Ireland, Galway,

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Engineer with CÚRAM at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  The position is available for two years, subject to an initial one year probationary period.  The project represents a Science Foundation Ireland facilitated collaboration between NUI Galway with an industrial partner.    

     

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

 

Job Description:

The position is designed for the research and development of novel device-based solutions for the treatment of acute heart failure.

Applications are welcome from those who may wish to pursue a Masters/further study in this area and financial support for fees will be provided.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Initial validation process: validate target market, identify user needs, development strategy and planning.

  • Development of prototypes, test method development and bench testing.

  • Leading concept refinement, prototype development (second phase), bench testing, proof of concept pre-clinical study, design review.

  • Commercial work plan: clinical market, business development, IP filing.

  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities to develop their own career reputation and career development as outlined, discussed and agreed with PI without adversely impacting the primary research role.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

Essential Criteria

  • At least 3 year (post degree) track record in a research and development environment in the cardiovascular space.

  • Candidates must be highly motivated and passionate about developing new products and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

 

            Desirable Criteria:

  • A PhD degree in biomedical or mechanical engineering with a focus in the cardiovascular space.

  • Medical device experience is highly desirable.

  • Device modelling and prototyping

  • Publications in high impact factor journals and active participation in international conferences and meetings is desirable.

 

 

Salary: €37,750 – €42,394 per annum           Start date: May/June 2016

 

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 informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr. Faisal Sharif on (faisal.sharif@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. Faisal Sharif on (faisal.sharif@nuigalway.ie)

Please put reference number NUIG 053-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 29th April 2016.

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

 

Closing Date: Friday, 29 Apr 2016

Application: NUIG 053-16 R&D Research Engineer for the Development of a Novel Medical Device

Postdoctoral Researcher in Neural Biomaterials, Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) National University of Ireland, Galway, Ref. No. NUIG-055-16

Postdoctoral Researcher in Neural Biomaterials

Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM)

National University of Ireland, Galway

Ref. No. NUIG-055-16

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term contract research position at the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), National University of Ireland, Galway.  The position is available for a 12 month period only. This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from June 2016.

 

Organisation:  The Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) is a national, SFI funded, €49.6m research centre that brings together researchers from NUI Galway, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, University of Limerick, University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin and Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. The prime objective for CÚRAM is to radically improve health outcomes for patients by developing innovative implantable ‘smart’ medical devices to treat major unmet medical needs. Implants will be designed and manufactured to respond to the body’s environment and to deliver therapeutic agents, such as drugs, exactly where needed. Cutting-edge science will develop devices using the very latest research from biomaterials, stem cells and drug delivery and the support of strong clinical collaborations, industry partners and hospital groups to enable rapid translation to the clinic. The centre will include almost 40 industry partners and support product development and the creation of new spin-out companies.

 

Job Description: The Postdoctoral Researcher will be responsible for the synthesis and formulation, characterization and analysis of novel biomimetic biomaterials for use in the neural space.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform extensive in vitro and in vivo experimentation;

  • Analyse data in an accurate and precise manner;

  • Actively participate in international conferences and meetings;

  • Publish data in high impact factor journals;

  • Closely work with post-doctoral scientists at NFB and associated institutes within and outside NUI Galway.

 

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates should have a proven track record in a research and development environment. Candidates must be highly motivated and passionate about developing new products. Previous experience in polymer synthesis; neural bioengineering; electrochemical analysis and nanotechnology is essential. The successful candidate should also have expertise in as many of the following areas as possible: animal handling; molecular biology; in vitro assays; biocompatibility assays; protein analysis; histology; immunohistochemistry; biomaterials fabrication and functionalization; photolithography.

 

Salary: €37,750 per annum.                              Start date: June 2016.

 

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

 

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

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

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG-055-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 6th May 2016.

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer

Closing Date: Friday, 06 May 2016

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher in Neural Biomaterials - CÚRAM NUIG 055-16

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