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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

Head of Research Contracts, Research Office

Applications are invited for the full-time permanent post of Head of Research Contracts, Research Office.

Closing Date: Thursday, 02 Jun 2016

Application: Head of Research Contracts 007982 Final doc

Finance Manager, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Fixed Term

Applications are invited for the full-time post of Finance Manager, Insight Centre for Data Analytics - Fixed Term.

Closing Date: Thursday, 02 Jun 2016

Application: Finance Manager Insight 007989 Final doc

Assistant Librarian Academic Skills/Marketing and Engagement

Applications are invited for the full-time permanent post of Assistant Librarian Academic Skills/Marketing and Engagement

Closing Date: Thursday, 02 Jun 2016

Application: Assistant Librarian 007978 Final doc

Lecturer Below the Bar, Physiology Fixed Term

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer Below the Bar, Physiology - Fixed Term 3 Years

Closing Date: Thursday, 09 Jun 2016

Application: Lecturer Below the Bar, Physiology, Fixed Term 007984 Final doc

Lecturer Below the Bar, Psychology

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer Below the Bar, Psychology

Closing Date: Thursday, 23 Jun 2016

Application: Lecturer Below the Bar, Psychology 007990

Lecturer Below the Bar, German, Part-Time

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer Below the Bar, German, Fixed Term, Part-Time Permanent.

Closing Date: Thursday, 23 Jun 2016

Application: Lecturer Below the Bar, German Part Time 0.5 007991

Lecturer Below the Bar, Geography, Fixed Term

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer Below the Bar, Geography, Fixed Term.

Closing Date: Thursday, 09 Jun 2016

Application: Lecturer Below the Bar, Geography, Fixed Term 007992

Lecturer Below the Bar, Psychology, Fixed Term

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer Below the Bar, Psychology, Fixed Term.

Closing Date: Thursday, 09 Jun 2016

Application: Lecturer Below the Bar, Psychology Fixed Term 007993

University Fellow (Teaching and Research) in Drama, Theatre and Performance Fixed Term Part Time 0.6

Applications are invited for the post of University Fellow (Teaching and Research) in Drama, Theatre and Performance Fixed Term Part Time (0.6)

Closing Date: Thursday, 09 Jun 2016

Application: University Fellow (T&R) in Drama, Theatre and Performance 007994

Lecturer Below the Bar, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Fixed Term

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer Below the Bar, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Fixed Term

Closing Date: Thursday, 09 Jun 2016

Application: Lecturer Below the Bar, Electrical & Electronic Engineering Fixed Term 007995

Lecturer Below the Bar, School of Natural Sciences, Earth & Ocean Sciences, (Structural Geology)

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer Below the Bar, School of Natural Sciences, Earth & Ocean Sciences (Structural Geology)

Closing Date: Thursday, 09 Jun 2016

Application: Lecturer Below the Bar, School of Natural Sciences, Earth & Ocean Sc 007996

Personal Professor Medical Education/Programme Director

Applications are invited for the post of  Personal Professor Medical Education/Programme Director

Closing Date: Thursday, 23 Jun 2016

Application: Personal Professor Medical Education/Programme Director

Lecturer Below the Bar, Nursing, Fixed Term – Part Time 0.4 FTE

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer Below the Bar, Nursing, Fixed Term  – Part Time 0.4 FTE 

Closing Date: Thursday, 09 Jun 2016

Application: Lecturer Below the Bar, Nursing, Fixed Term – Part Time 0.4 FTE

NUIG 057-16, Research Associate – ERC iRELATE Project, School of Psychology & Centre for Neuroimaging & Cognitive Genomics (NICOG) NUI Galway

Research Associate – ERC iRELATE Project

School of Psychology & Centre for Neuroimaging & Cognitive Genomics (NICOG)

NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG 057-16

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (50%, 19.5 hrs/wk), fixed term position as a Research Associate with the NICOG centre & School of Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from July 15th 2016 to contract end date of June 2020 (Five year post).

 

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 successful candidate will take a leading role in project managing 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 post holder will also be expected to engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities provided by the university and agreed with the PI, to help in their personal career development.

 

Their key responsibilities will include:

  • Day to day support with coordination of the iRELATE project, working with relevant stakeholders including European Research Council staff, patient groups, and external collaborators as appropriate.

  • Undertaking field data collection (e.g. conducting surveys) and undertaking data analyses

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

  • Contribute to the publication of findings under the direction of the PI

  • Assist in presenting information on research progress and outcomes to others responsible for the research project.  Assist in providing input into the research project’s dissemination, in whatever form (report, papers, chapters, book) as directed by the PI/project leader.

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

  • Contribute to some impact and engagement activities under direction of PI.

 

  • Writing publications for peer reviewed journals based on the group’s already available datasets.

  • Contributing to the development of grant management and new grant applications, including supporting the writing of bids for research grants.

  • Contributing to and coordinating preparation of research reports for funders and other bodies.

  • Participating in, and taking a role in organising, team meetings.

  • May be involved in organisation and delivery of training programmes related to iRELATE study protocol.

  • Assist in other reasonable research-related tasks as requested by Prof. Donohoe or that may be agreed with the grant-holders.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

  • First degree in either Psychology, social science or other science related discipline relevant to a mental health project.

  • Post-graduate degree (at least MSc level), either in social science or a related discipline

  • Experience of conducting research studies

  • Ability to demonstrate research project management skills and a track record of delivering on objectives.

  • Ability to demonstrate strong research, analytical and writing skills, including accessing information quickly and strategically

  • Excellent communication skills, in particular, report writing and presentation skills

  • Attention to detail and strong organisational skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills

  • Evidence of the ability to work independently and collaboratively within a small, dynamic team

  • Ability to prioritise workload, manage time and meet tight deadlines

 

Desirable criteria for selection purposes:

  • Demonstrated interest in mental health research.

  • Experience of presenting at academic meetings and/or publishing in peer reviewed journals

  • Experience of applying for research funding

 

Salary: €43,844 fixed, per annum (pro-rata for this part-time post)

 

Start date: Position is available from July 15th 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 NICOG & the school of Psychology is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/psy/  and http://www.nuigalway.ie/nicog/ 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to:

Professor Gary Donohoe, NUI Galway Professor of Psychology. Tel. (091) 495122.  Email gary.donohoe@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 Gary Donohoe, Email: gary.donohoe@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG-057-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday 3rd June 2016

Interviews are planned to be held on Wednesday 15th June 2016

 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 03 Jun 2016

Application: NUIG 057-16, Research Associate – ERC iRELATE Project

Director of Technology Transfer & Innovation (Ref:08000)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Director of Technology Transfer and Innovation. 

Closing date for completed applications is 5.00 p.m. (Irish Time) on Thursday, 16th June 2016. It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date.

For an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact:  Professor Lokesh Joshi, Vice President for Research, NUI Galway, Tel: + 353 91 495768, Email:  lokesh.joshi@nuigalway.ie

Closing Date: Thursday, 16 Jun 2016

Application: Director of Technology Transfer

NUIG 070-16 Comhalta Iardhochtúireachta Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh

Tá iarratais á lorg ó iarrthóirí cáilithe do Chomhaltacht Iardhochtúireachta in Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh. Beidh an té a cheapfar páirteach i bhforbairt an tSeimeastair Ghaeltachta, a bheas mar chuid lárnach de chúrsaí céime an BComm le Gaeilge, an BA sa Chumarsáid & Gaeilge agus an BA sa Ghaeilge.  Beidh an chéad chohórt den BComm le Gaeilge ag tabhairt faoin Seimeastar Gaeltachta i Meán Fómhair 2016. 

Mairfidh an chomhaltacht iardhochtúireachta ón 1 Lúnasa 2016 go dtí an 31 Iúil 2017. 

Cáilíochtaí

Beidh na cáilíochtaí seo a leanas ag an iarrthóir:

•           PhD i réimse na Pleanála Teanga, an Ghaeloideachais, na Gaeilge nó in ábhar gaolmhar   eile;

•           Taithí i dtimpeallacht taighde agus forbartha, go hinmhianaithe i réimse na Pleanála  Teanga nó an Ghaeloideachais;

•           Scileanna maithe cumarsáide, eagrúcháin agus idirphearsanta;

•           Beidh sé/sí spreagtha agus beidh sé/sí ábalta oibriú as a stuaim féin;

•           Beidh ardchumas sa Ghaeilge aige/aici, idir labhairt agus scríobh, mar aon le cumas maith sa Bhéarla. 

Go hinmhianaithe beidh taithí ag an iarrthóir i bhforbairt polasaithe agus treoirlínte mar aon le cur amach ar chórais ríomhaireachta.   

Tuarastal: €37,750 – €46,255 in aghaidh na bliana.             Dáta Tosaithe: 1 Lúnasa 2016 

Tuilleadh eolais faoi thaighde agus fostaíocht le OÉ Gaillimh le fáil ag Research at NUI Galway

Eolas faoi Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge le fáil ag www.oegaillimh.ie/acadamh 

Chun iarratas a dhéanamh:  Seoltar iarratais (i.e. litir chumhdaigh, CV agus sonraí teagmhála beirt mholtóirí) i bhformáid Word nó pdf amháin chuig dorothy.niuigin@oegaillimh.ie 

Ba cheart go mbeadh an uimhir thagartha NUIG 070-16 i líne ábhair an iarratais leictreonaigh. 

An spriocdháta: Dé Máirt, 14 Meitheamh 2016 

Beidh na hagallaimh ar siúl an 21/22 Meitheamh 2016 

Is fostóir comhionannais deiseanna í Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh. 

Closing Date: Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016

Application: NUIG 070-16 Comhalta Iardhochtúireachta

NUIG 068-16 Taighdeoir Teagaisc – Ábhar Físe Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh

Fáilteoidh Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, OÉ Gaillimh roimh iarratais ar an bpost bliana Taighdeoir Teagaisc – Ábhar Físe.  Déanfaidh an té a roghnófar iniúchadh agus staidéar ar chartlann TG4 chun míreanna físe cuí a aithint a bheadh fóirsteanach do shuíomh foghlama idirlín do mhic léinn iar-bhunscoileanna a bheadh ag réiteach do thrialacha béil na scrúduithe teistiméireachta stáit in 2017.

Ar chríoch an tionscadail seo, beidh fáil ag mic léinn, oideachasóirí agus lucht féachana TG4 in Éirinn agus thar lear ar áis sealbhaithe teanga den scoth.  Cuirfear seo i gcrích faoi stiúir acadúil Príomhfhiosraitheora agus i gcomhar le Stiúrthóir Tionscadail TG4.

Cur síos ar an bpost:

I measc na gcúraimí a bheidh ar an Taighdeoir Teagaisc – Ábhar Físe, beidh:

  • Plean Togra a réiteach i gcomhar leis an bPríomhfhiosraitheoir agus Stiúrthóir an Togra;

  • Oibriú i gcomhar le foireann TG4 chun míreanna cuí cartlainne a aimsiú, a réiteach agus a eagrú i bhformáidí digiteacha;

  • Ábhar comhthéacsaithe agus téacsanna treorach a chumadh agus a chur in oiriúint do riachtanais úsáideoirí éagsúla;

  • Tuairisciú rialta a dhéanamh do OÉ Gaillimh agus do TG4 ar dhul chun cinn an togra agus tuarascáil taighde a réiteach ar fheidhmiú an togra. 

Cáilíochtaí:

Éilítear na buncháilíochtaí seo a leanas:

  • Cáilíocht iarchéime (céim mháistreacha ag leibhéal 9 den Chomhchreat Náisiúnta Cáilíochtaí ar a laghad) sa Ghaeilge, san Oideachas, sa Teangeolaíocht Fheidhmeach nó i réimse comhghaolmhar.

  • Taithí teagaisc in ollscoil nó institiúid ardoideachais agus sáreolas ar an gcuraclam Gaeilge iarbhunscoile;

  • Ardchumas i labhairt agus scríobh na Gaeilge (Leibhéal C2 sa Chomhchreat Eorpach).

Bheadh na cáilíochtaí seo inmhianaithe:

  • Taithí ar ardáin dhigiteacha, foilseacháin leictreonacha agus acmhainní teagaisc a dhearadh agus a chruthú;

  • Taithí ar thograí taighde a phleanáil agus a chur i gcrích;

  • Cáilíocht aitheanta iarchéime i modhanna teagaisc, sa chleachtas acadúil nó a chomhionann;

  • Dochtúireacht i réimse léinn a bhaineann leis an togra.

Beidh sárscileanna idirphearsanta agus cumarsáide ag an té a cheapfar agus beidh taithí aige/aici ar obair foirne. Beidh an Taighdeoir Teagaisc – Ábhar Físe ag obair i gceannáras TG4 i mBaile na hAbhann agus ar phríomhchampas Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh. 

Tuarastal: €38,000 sa bhliain, socraithe. (ar bhonn pro-rata don chonradh 9 mí seo) 

Dáta Tosaithe: 1 Lúnasa 2016 

Tuilleadh eolais faoi thaighde agus fostaíocht le OÉ Gaillimh le fáil ag: Research at NUI Galway 

Eolas faoi Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge ag www.oegaillimh.ie/acadamh 

Chun iarratas a dhéanamh: Seoltar iarratais (i.e. litir chumhdaigh, CV agus sonraí teagmhála beirt mholtóirí) i bhformáid Word nó pdf amháin chuig dorothy.niuigin@oegaillimh.ie  

Ba cheart go mbeadh an uimhir thagartha NUIG 068-16 i líne ábhair an iarratais leictreonaigh.  

An spriocdháta: Dé Máirt, 14 Meitheamh 2016 

Beidh na hagallaimh ar siúl an 21/22 Meitheamh 2016 

Is fostóir comhionannais deiseanna í Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh. 

Closing Date: Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016

Application: NUIG 086-16 Taighdeoir Teagaisc-Abhar Físe

NUIG 069-16 Comhalta Taighde - Oideachas Pobail agus Rochtana Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, OÉ Gaillimh

Ba mhaith leis an Ollscoil comhalta taighde a fhostú le staidéar a dhéanamh ar dheiseanna oideachais rochtana agus pobail ionas go mbeifí in ann straitéis chomhtháite a dhearadh don soláthar seo trí mheán na Gaeilge. Scrúdófar na téamaí seo a leanas sa taighde: 

  • Riaradh a dhéanamh ar chosáin reatha don oideachas rochtana agus pobail trí mheán na Gaeilge;
  • Luacháil a dhéanamh ar fhorbairtí reatha sa pholasaí náisiúnta i dtaca leis an oideachas rochtana agus pobail;
  • Deiseanna a aithint don oideachas rochtana agus pobail mar a bhainfidh siad le hIonaid na hOllscoile sa Ghaeltacht;
  • Dréachtghníomhartha Straitéiseacha a dhearadh don Oideachas Rochtana agus Pobail trí mheán na Gaeilge. 

Cur síos ar an bpost:

Is iad na cúraimí a bheidh ar an gComhalta Taighde:

  • Gearrshuirbhé ar chosáin agus cleachtais reatha i gcontaetha na Gaillimhe agus Dhún na nGall.

  • Faisnéis chuí a bhailiú agus anailís a dhéanamh ar fhorbairtí reatha san earnáil, go náisiúnta agus go réigiúnach.

  • Tuarascáil a chur i dtoll a chéile ina mbeidh torthaí an ghearrshuirbhé, faisnéis earnálach ábhartha agus dréachtghníomhartha straitéiseacha don Oideachas Rochtana agus Pobail trí mheán na Gaeilge in OÉ Gaillimh.

  • Dualgais eile: Freastalóidh an Comhalta Taighde ar chruinnithe agus ceardlanna oiliúna de réir mar is cuí. Cuirfidh an Comhalta Taighde tuairisc rialta ar fáil do Choiste Stiúrtha an Togra ar dhul chun cinn an fhiosraithe. Is iad baill an Choiste Stiúrtha ná Oifigeach Rochtana na hOllscoile, Riarthóir Theagasc na Gaeilge agus Príomhfheidhmeannach Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge. 

Beidh an Comhalta Taighde lonnaithe ar champas na hOllscoile i nGaillimh cé go mbeifear ag súil go mbeidh taisteal idir an Ollscoil agus Ionaid na hOllscoile sa Ghaeltacht i gceist ó thráth go chéile mar chuid den obair thaighde. Beidh an Comhalta Taighde ag tuairisciú do Phríomhfheidhmeannach an Acadaimh. 

Cáilíochtaí:

Beidh an cáilíochtaí seo a leanas ag an iarrthóir:

•           Cáilíocht iarchéime (céim mháistreachta ag leibhéal 9 den Chomhchreat Náisiúnta Cáilíochtaí ar a laghad) san Oideachas Pobail/Aosach nó i réimse comhghaolmhar.

•           Taithí ghairmiúil 3 bliana ar a laghad ar earnáil an Oideachais Phobail in Éirinn.

•           Taithí ghairmiúil ar thograí taighde a phleanáil agus a bhainistiú.

•           Ardchumas i labhairt agus scríobh na Gaeilge. 

Bheadh na cáilíochtaí seo inmhianaithe:

•           Dochtúireacht i réimse léinn a bhaineann leis an togra.

•           Foilseacháin i réimse an Oideachais Phobail/Aosaigh.

•           Sárscileanna cumarsáide agus scríbhneoireachta.

•           Inniúlacht ar chórais faisnéise agus ríomhaireachta. 

Tuarastal: €38,000 sa bhliain, socraithe. (ar bhonn pro-rata don chonradh 9 mí seo)  

Dáta Tosaithe: 1 Lúnasa 2016 

Tuilleadh eolais faoi thaighde agus fostaíocht le OÉ Gaillimh le fáil ag: Research at NUI Galway  

Eolas faoi Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge ag www.oegaillimh.ie/acadamh  

Chun iarratas a dhéanamh: Seoltar iarratais (i.e. litir chumhdaigh, CV agus sonraí teagmhála beirt mholtóirí) i bhformáid Word nó pdf amháin chuig dorothy.niuigin@oegaillimh.ie 

Ba cheart go mbeadh an uimhir thagartha NUIG 069-16 i líne ábhair an iarratais leictreonaigh.  

An spriocdháta: Dé Máirt, 14 Meitheamh 2016 

Beidh na hagallaimh ar siúl an 21/22 Meitheamh 2016 

Is fostóir comhionannais deiseanna í Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh. 

Closing Date: Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016

Application: NUIG 069-16 Comhalta Taighde

NUIG 074-16 Postdoctoral Researcher (1), Project: The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550-1700 (RECIRC) School of Humanities / Moore Institute

The National University of Ireland, Galway is seeking to fill 1 full-time, fixed-term Postdoctoral Researcher position for the project “The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550-1700‟ (RECIRC), led by Prof. Marie-Louise Coolahan, Principal Investigator (School of Humanities). The position is a 13-month contract, funded by the European Research Council, under the Consolidator Grant Scheme, 2013. The position is allocated to Work Package 1: Transnational Religious Networks, and will be expected to start by October 2016. For further details on the RECIRC project, see www.recirc.nuigalway.ie

Work Package 1: Transnational Religious Networks 

PostdoctoralResearcher                  Contract duration:13 months 

This work package maps the transmission and translation of female-authored texts among Catholic religious orders across Europe. 

The work of this postdoctoralresearcher includes the following duties:

  • ·         Archival research on female-authored texts that circulatedamong the transnational religious orders
  • ·         Analysing data and results
  • ·         Preparation of papers for dissemination (presentationandpublication)
  • ·         Preparation of data for onlinevirtualresearch environment
  • ·         Joint-preparation of major conference
  • ·         Preparation of joint-edited essay collection
  • ·         Contribution to the project website
  • ·         Associated administrativeduties. 

Qualifications

Suitable candidates must meet the following criteria

  • ·         PhD in early modern English, History ora pertinent field
  • ·         Expertise in transnationalCatholic religious orders
  • ·         Significant experience in archival andhistorical research
  • ·         Excellent writing and communication skills
  • ·         Ability to work wellboth collaboratively andindependently
  • ·         Highly motivated, with excellent organisationalskills 

It is also desirablethat suitable candidates would have experience in some or allof the following areas:

  • ·         Network analysis
  • ·         Reception history
  • ·         Experience of workingwithdatabases
  • ·         Knowledge of one or moreof the following languages: French, German, Irish, Italian, Latin, Spanish
  • ·         Experience of quantitativeresearch
  • ·         Excellent IT skills
  • ·         Peer-reviewed publicationrecord. 

Salary: €37,750 – €43,643 per annum.  Start date: Position is available from 1st September 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  

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Marie-Louise Coolahan: marielouise.coolahan@nuigalway.ie.  

To Apply:

Applications should include a covering letter, CV, a sample of academic written work (e.g. published article, thesis chapter), and the contact details of two referees. Applications should be sent via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Martha Shaughnessy: martha.shaughnessy@nuigalway.ie.  

Please put reference number NUIG-074-16 in subject line of e-mail application.  

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday 17th June 2016.  

Interviews are planned for early July 2016.  

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

Closing Date: Friday, 17 Jun 2016

Application: NUIG 074-16 PDR RECIRC

NUIG-056-16, Scientific Research Associate (Industry), Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), National University of Ireland, Galway

Scientific Research Associate (Industry)

Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM)

National University of Ireland, Galway

Ref. No. NUIG-056-16

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed term position for a two year period, subject to an initial one year probationary period as a Scientific Research Associate (Industry) for a project with Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The project represents a Science Foundation Ireland facilitated collaboration between NUI Galway with an industrial partner. Applications are welcome from candidates seeking a full or part-time position.

 

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 unmet 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 main function of the post will be, under the direction of the principal investigator and industry partner, to facilitate and coordinate a team of scientists and other personnel who will be performing research and development of a self-assembling peptide technology platform for a range of human products, including hemostatic agents and sealants. This post will ideally suit candidates with excellent research knowledge of this domain who wish to pursue more senior positions whilst retaining their own interest in this research area, i.e. continue to publish, disseminate research.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of activities among and between 1) the industry partner, 2) scientists and other CÚRAM  personnel working on the project(s), and other non-CÚRAM parties working on the project(s)
  • Coordinating and performing a variety of independent tasks and team activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and some interpretation of information/results
  • Providing assistance in conducting research activities, including planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating research studies within the overall budget, scope and schedule of the research project
  • Ensuring consistent practices throughout all phases of the project life cycle
  • Team coordination through weekly meetings
  • Track timelines and critical milestones
  • Identify and communicate risks to industry partner
  • Managing relationships with academic and industry partners
  • Liaising and reporting to the industry partner, which includes preparation of periodic scientific and financial reports and presentations

  • Monitoring and reporting of project milestones and deliverables in accordance with deadlines

 


 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications: Essential

 

  • A PhD qualification in Tissue Engineering

  • Track record of successful project planning, team coordination, program management

  • A track record in a research and development environment

  • Experience in an industrial setting or managing projects with industrial partners

  • Experience supervising/mentoring university research students

  • Availability to travel nationally and internationally two to three times a year
  • Candidates must be highly motivated and passionate about developing new products and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills

  • Competency in traditional software suites, including but not limited to Microsoft Office and project planning software

  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment

     

Qualifications: Desirable

  • Medical device / medical technology industry work experience

  • Experience with wound care programs or biomaterials

  • Advance degree in a chemistry or biology field

     

     

Salary: €37,740 – 46,255 per annum, (pro-rata for part-time if applicable)

 

Start date: Position is available immediately

 

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

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Abhay Pandit (abhay.pandit@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 Tara Cosgrave (curam@nuigalway.ie).

 

Please put reference number NUIG 056-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 10th June 2016.

 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 10 Jun 2016

Application: NUIG-056-16 Scientific Research Associate (Industry) CÚRAM

NUIG 058-16, Postdoctoral Researcher – “Targeting the bone marrow microenvironment for drug resistant AML”, Blood Cancer Network Ireland, Biosciences, College of Science, NUI Galway.

Postdoctoral Researcher – “Targeting the bone marrow microenvironment for drug resistant AML”

Blood Cancer Network Ireland,

Biosciences, College of Science, NUI Galway.

Ref. No. NUIG 058-16

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed term contract as a Postdoctoral Researcher for Blood Cancer Network Ireland (BCNI) based in the Biosciences Research Building at NUI Galway. The position is available for 1 year from August 2016. There is an opportunity to extend the position for an additional 2 years subject to project success/outcome.

 

Organisation: BCNI focuses on research and early phase clinical trials for patients with blood cancers in Ireland. As part of this program the BCNI works together with the pharma industry to better understand the mechanisms through which the bone marrow microenvironment drives leukemia drug resistance and translate the findings into novel therapeutics.

 

Job Description: The current project is run by the Cancer Niche Group within BCNI. The successful applicant will have a background in immunology and/or hematology and a third level degree in biochemistry, biomedical science or related discipline (immnunology, molecular biology, genetics, pharmacology) to work on a research project that will use ex vivo bone marrow mimicking 3D leukemia cell cultures to analyse the interactions between bone marrow stroma components and acute myeloid leukemia cells. The project will determine the direct and indirect cell-cell interactions driving drug resistance in both AML blast cells and leukemic stem cells and translate the findings into therapeutic targets. The analysis will use functional assays combined with omics technologies (genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic approaches) as well as functional studies and drug testing. We aim to test immunotherapy/cell therapy to effectively target the leukemic stem cells within the protective bone marrow microenvironment.

 

The postdoctoral researcher will gain experience in “omic” big data analysis, advanced 3D cell culture to replicate the bone marrow niche, NK and T cell redirecting approaches and a range of cell and molecular biology techniques. The project is expected to yield patentable and exploitable results and high quality peer reviewed publications. As well as developing the research skills of the candidate it will provide them with valuable experience in management, coordination, training, logistics, SOP development and data management that are highly valued by employers and required for a broad range of career paths.

 

Duties:

  • Working with ex vivo AML co-culture system, including tissue culture, multicolour FACS analysis, cell sorting/isolation (for leukemic stem cells) and immunophenotyping of resident white blood cell populations, such as T cells and NK cells.

    Carry out genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic analysis of ex vivo expanded samples and evaluate results to generate testable hypothesis and identify potential drug targets.

    Carry out functional studies and develop cellular and immune-therapeutic approaches against AML.

    Participate in collaborative translational research projects with industry and academic partners.

  • Author original research articles, reports and educational resources related to the activities of the Cancer Niche Group and BCNI.

 

Qualifications: Essential

  • PhD in immunology, biomedical science, pharmacology or a related subject.
  • Excellent track record in leukemia biology or immunology or translational cancer research, as evidenced by publications.
  • Previous experience in supervising the work of research assistants and/or postgraduate students.
  • Strong computer/technology skills including MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Substantial experience in cell culture techniques.
  • Extensive experience in multicolour flow cytometry and cell sorting or magnetic cell isolation.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Accurate attention to detail with ability to working within tight deadlines.
  • Excellent organisational and analytical skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment.

Qualifications: Desirable

  • 1-3 years of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Experience in translational haematology, bone marrow hematopoietic microenvironment.
  • Experience in genomic or transcriptomic or other large scale data analysis and data management.
  • Experience with syngeneic and/or primary human leukemia engraftment animal models of AML.
  • Experience with ethical approval procedures and processes.

 

 

Salary scale: €37,750 - €46,255 per annum.  

Start date: Post is available from 1st August 2016. (Interviews are planned to be held week beginning 11th July.)

 

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr Eva Szegezdi (eva.szegezdi@nuigalway.ie).

 

Further information on research at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway and the website of Blood Cancer Network Ireland: www.bloodcancers.ie

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter (describing the applicant’s past research experience, future career plans and reasons for applying), CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) toeva.szegezdi@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 058-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 24th June 2016.

Interviews are planned to be held week beginning 11th July 2016.

 

Closing Date: Friday, 24 Jun 2016

Application: NUIG 058-16,Postdoctoral Researcher, Biosciences, College of Science, NUI Galway

NUIG 059-16, Expression of Interest for Research Position(s), Postdoctoral Researcher & Research Fellow opportunities, College of Engineering & Informatics and School of Physics

Expression of Interest for Research Position(s)

Postdoctoral Researcher & Research Fellow opportunities

 

College of Engineering & Informatics and School of Physics

Ref. no. NUIG 059-16

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full time fixed term research positions as postdoctoral researchers and research fellows. The research program is focused on Next Generation Imaging Technologies for Smartphones and is funded by SFI through an Industry/University Partnership between the National University of Ireland, Galway and FotoNation Ltd.

These positions are available immediately. Appointment will initially be on a 24-month contract basis.

The successful candidates will be based in Galway, Ireland and work with researchers from both University and the Industry partner to design and implement experimental systems, algorithms and prototype hardware (electronics & optics) for evaluation and design of a range of novel digital imaging techniques and technologies to be incorporated in next generation handheld consumer electronic devices.

The main duties of the post are to contribute to management of a team of 10-12- PhD students working in tandem with engineers from the industry partner. In particular the successful candidates will be responsible for organizing and managing project research activities to yield high quality research publications and patent disclosures. A strong publication record is essential for these positions and experience in working with industry is a decided advantage for the senior appointment.

For further details on the project areas and to discuss the suitability of your background you may contact the lead PI, Dr. Peter Corcoran at peter.corcoran@nuigalway.ie - please make sure to put ‘SFI POSTS’ into the subject line of your e-mail.   

Qualifications: The ideal candidate has a track record in engineering research and development. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics or equivalent ICT background. A proven publication record is also a requirement. Candidates should have a strong background in image processing & analysis, and expertise in at least one of (i) computational imaging, (ii) optical design, (iii) advanced coding of embedded systems, (iv) biometric analysis or (v) electronic hardware design. Specialized experience in face modelling & analysis, eye tracking, hybrid optics design or super-resolution techniques would be a plus.

Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new products & technologies; and have strong writing, oral and interpersonal skills. A record of independent publication, as principle author in recognized engineering journals or high-impact conferences (e.g. SPIE, CVPR), is essential for the Research Fellow position.

Salary: €37,750 - €43,981 per annum   (early stage postdoctoral researchers)

            From €51,716 per annum    (experienced researchers/research fellows)

 

Start date: Positions available from 1st January 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

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 peter.corcoran@nuigalway.ie or dr.peter.corcoran@ieee.org please make sure to put ‘SFI POSTS - APPLICATION’ into the subject line of your e-mail.

Closing date for receipt of expressions of interest is 5pm on Thursday 30th June 2016.

Posts will remain open until filled.

 

Closing Date: Thursday, 30 Jun 2016

Application: NUIG 059-16, Expression of Interest for Research Position(s)

NUIG 067-16, Research Assistant Algocracy and the Transhumanist Project, IRC New Horizons NUI Galway Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway

Research Assistant 

Algocracy and the Transhumanist Project, IRC New Horizons NUI Galway

Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG 067-16

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant with the Algocracy and Transhumanism Project at the Whitaker Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the Irish Research Council and is available for a five month period from July 2016.

 

The project critically evaluates the interaction between humans and artificially intelligent, algorithm-based systems of governance.  It focuses on the role of algorithms in public decision-making processes and the increased integration between humans and technology. It examines how technology creates new governance structures and new governance subjects and the effect this has on core political values such as liberty and equality. Further information about the project can be found on the project webpage http://algocracy.wordpress.com

 

Job Description:

The post holder will perform a variety of duties associated with the project.  They will participate in research, preparation and editing of interviews with leading experts in the areas of algorithmic governance and human enhancement. They will prepare literature reviews. They will review and edit manuscripts for publication. They will assist in the organisation of research seminars and one major workshop. They will contribute to the project webpage and provide general assistance in disseminating project results. The post holder will report to Dr John Danaher.

 

Qualifications:

Candidates should have completed a degree in a relevant field of study. Given the broad, interdisciplinary nature of the project, this includes (but is not limited to) law, philosophy, politics, sociology, psychology and information systems. Ideally, the candidate will have some experience in analytical and philosophical modes of research. Candidates should have a strong academic record, and good IT skills. Ideal candidates will be professional, highly motivated, and able to work effectively in a team environment, have an abundance of creativity, and have enthusiasm for research. Strong analytical skills, writing, and organisational abilities are important prerequisites. Support/training will be provided to the successful candidate interested in furthering their own academic/research career.

 

Salary: €21,850 per annum, pro ratafor this five month contract.   Start date: July 2016.

       

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

 

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

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr John Danaher – john.danaher@nuigalway.ie

 

To Apply: Applications by email, 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 Gwen Ryan gwen.ryan@nuigalway.ie

Please state reference number NUIG 067-16 in the subject line of your e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Wednesday, 15th June 2016.

 

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

Closing Date: Wednesday, 15 Jun 2016

Application: NUIG 067-16, Research Assistant , Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway

NUIG 073-16, Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Associate – MARIO Study, School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 16 month full time, fixed term contract position as Research Associate in the School of Nursing and Midwifery on an EU Horizon 2020 funded project entitled ‘Managing active and healthy aging with use of caring service robots’ known as MARIO. The position is available from 1st September 2016 to contract end date of 31st January 2018.

 

MARIO addresses the difficult challenges of loneliness, isolation and dementia in older persons through innovative and multi-faceted inventions delivered by service robots. The effects of these conditions are severe and life-limiting. They burden individuals and societal support systems. Human intervention is costly but the severity can be prevented and/or mitigated by simple changes in self-perception and brain stimulation mediated by robots. The proposal is coordinated by the School of Nursing & Midwifery and involves 10 research partners from four other countries; Italy, UK, Greece and Germany.Pilot activities and interaction with caregivers, older persons and stakeholders are key elements of the project from beginning to finish which provide a user led design ethos in developing the service robotic. Advances will be made in the use of semantic data analytics, personal interaction, and unique applications tailored to better connect older persons to their care providers, community, own social circle and also to their personal interests. The project seeks to attain EU scientific and market leadership in service robots with a user driven solution for the major societal challenge of loneliness and isolation in older people, including people with dementia. The project commenced in February 2015 and will run over three years. Further Information on the MARIO project is available at  http://www.mario-project.eu/portal/

 

NUI Galway are leading and coordinating MARIO and the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the successful planning, implementation and operational management of all aspects of the MARIO study.

 Job description

The post holder will be required to take an active role in all aspects of the research. In addition to the practical research aspects, the successful candidate will be involved in developing research tools, quality assurance and control, writing reports, bidding for further funding and writing papers. A key part of the role will be to plan, execute work outputs according to strict deadlines. The successful applicant will need excellent research and project management skills and will need to be able to engage successfully with all research partners. The post holder will also be expected to engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities provided by the university and agreed with the PI, to help in their personal career development.

 Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Contribute to a specified programme of research and scholarship under the supervision and direction of the  Principal Investigator

  • Contribute to the operationalization of the project plan to meet research deadlines

  • Lead the NUIG allocated Work packages and deliverables under the direction of the PI

  • Manage the research activities in the Irish pilot sites

  • Determine appropriate methodologies for research under the direction of the PI

  • Coordinate interviews, including consent and scheduling as required

  • Develop and utilise data collection tools for use within the project.

  • Undertake data collection and supervise others undertaking same as required

  • Perform rigorous analysis of qualitative data using the software package NVivo or equivalent computer assisted software system.

  • Set up and conduct surveys, online/paper based, write up findings and perform rigorous analysis of the collected data using SPSS.

  • Implement the pilot protocol requirements to ensure that there is standard data collection and reporting procedures across all project pilot sites

  • Supervise and monitor the MARIO robot in the Irish pilot sites during the pilot and validation phase of the project

  • Know an safeguard the ethical and legal requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality requirements within the project

  • Contribute to the compilation of data required for comprehensive progress reports, EU reports and presentations.

  • Draft reports as required.

  • Set up and co-ordinate NUIG related Work packages and respective research meetings with the view to chairing same.

  • Contribute to the operational management of the project with the support of the project manager

  • Establish and maintain effective and efficient communication on an ongoing basis with project partners and pilot sites

  • Undertake and write up literature review work and draft research papers as required

  • Contribute to the dissemination of the research activities through social media communication mechanisms used within the project; i.e. twitter, Facebook etc.

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

  • Engage in the dissemination of the research including the results with the support of the Principal Investigator.

  • Prepare presentations for conferences

  • Assess research findings for the need/scope for further investigations

  • Contribute to developing  and drafting research proposals arising from MARIO

  • Assist in other reasonable research-related tasks as requested by the PI or that may be agreed with the research partners

 Requirements

  • A Masters in IT or a health related field.

  • Substantial experience of leading and implementing research on complex research projects

  • Evidence of conducting rigorous qualitative and quantitative research, including producing literature reviews, surveys, conducting interviews, performing data analysis, and writing-up to publication standard

  • Flexibility in meeting project requirements and in working across multiple projects;

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Proven track record of ability to meet deadlines, to initiate, plan, organise and deliver programmes of work

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to include substantial experience in report writing;

  • Peer review publications;

  • Capable of working independently and autonomously;

  • Highly motivated and passionate about developing high quality research;
  • Skilled at researching project-related issues and products;

  • Self-motivated with strong attention to detail and quality

  • High Level of IT skills including Microsoft Excel and SpSS

  • Experience of using NVivo or an equivalent computer-based qualitative analysis approach 

  • Clearance by Gárda vetting bureau

     Desirable

  • Experience of working with people with dementia

  • Experience of robotics or related technology field

  • Full driving licence

     Informal enquiries may be made to project leader Dr. Dympna Casey at dympna.casey@nuigalway.ie

     

    Salary: €41,181 fixed per annum

     Start date:  1st September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter

     NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post

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

 Further information about the School of Nursing and Midwifery is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/nursingmidwifery/

 TO APPLY:

Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter, CV, evidence of their writing ability to include published papers or published reports and the names and addresses of three and not more than five referees via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to:  Ms. Aileen Connolly aileen.a.connolly@nuigalway.ie

 Please put the title MARIO: Research Associate ref no. NUIG 073-16 in the subject heading of the email when sending your application.

                                              Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 17th June 2016.

Interview date: Interviews to be held week of 18th July 2016

 

Closing Date: Friday, 17 Jun 2016

Application: NUIG 073-16, Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Associate – MARIO Study

NUIG 072-16 Computational Scientists / Researchers (2), Irish Centre for High-End Computing, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for two full-time, fixed term positions as computational scientists with the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. These positions are funded by Science Foundation Ireland as part of ICHEC’s membership of the LERO Research Centre and can be based in either ICHEC’s Dublin or Galway offices.

 

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 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, General Motors, DataDirect Networks, CADFEM, Met Éireann and the Central Statistics Office of Ireland.

 

Much of ICHEC’s research interests are focused at the interface of extreme scale HPC and data intensive computing. As HPC & web-scale computing both approach exascale, architectures are becoming massively parallel. Working with industry partners, the job will focus on investigating new approaches to extract the best performance efficiency on future extreme scale systems and will target specific domains including Oil & Gas, Life Sciences and Climate. The successful candidate will collaborate primarily with other LERO researchers and with R&D teams based at industry partners.

 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate should have a track record in an R&D environment and strong software development experience is essential. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience (min. 4+ yrs.) in computer science or related discipline. The ideal candidate would have an in-depth understanding of software development methods in general, should have expert level C/C++/Linux knowledge as well as some experience with storage and parallel file systems (preferably Lustre or GPFS), and parallel I/O libraries, including MPI I/O. 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.

 

Salary: €37,750 - €46,255 per annum

 

Start date: Posts are available to start immediately and the contracts are 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 Lero is available at www.lero.ie and about ICHEC at www.ichec.ie. Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Michael Lysaght (michael.lysaght@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 with ref. no. NUIG 072-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 24th June 2016.

 

These positions are open on a rolling basis and applications will be reviewed regularly until suitable candidates are identified.

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer

Closing Date: Friday, 24 Jun 2016

Application: NUIG 072-16, Computational Scientists / Researchers (2)

NUIG 071-16 Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Associate – CREST Study, School of Nursing and Midwifery

Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Associate – CREST Study

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Ref. no. NUIG 071-16

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part time, fixed term contract position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Nursing and Midwifery on a Health Research Board 30 month funded project entitled ‘A Comprehensive Resilience-building psychosocial Intervention to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers’ known as CREST.  The position is half-time (50%) initially and is available from October 2016 for an initial 6 month contract with an opportunity to extend to the life of the project. The successful candidate will report to the study principal investigator (Prof. Dympna Casey, School of Nursing and Midwifery).

The Project

In Ireland over 26,000 people with dementia live in the community. Current health care strategies are insufficient to cope with this. New ways of improving outcomes for people with dementia are needed. Resilience focuses on personal attributes and external assets and one’s ability to use these resources to ‘bounce back’ in the face of adversity. However resilience theory has not been used to underpin therapeutic interventions for people with dementia. Using Windle’s framework we hypothesised that a resilience building intervention could only be effective if it simultaneously targeted the individual, community and society. We reviewed the literature, consulted with experts in resilience and dementia, including people with dementia and carers, we identified four relevant previously evaluated single interventions. We combined these single interventions to create a novel Comprehensive Resilience-building psychosocial Intervention (CREST). This study aims to confirm and finalise CREST and undertake a pilot in advance of evaluation in an RCT. The project will run over 30 months and commences in October 2016.

 Job description

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the successful planning, implementation and operational management of all aspects of the CREST study. S/he will have day to day operational responsibility for the project and will be required to take an active role in all aspects of the research. In addition to the practical research aspects, a key part of the role will be to plan, execute, and finalise projects according to strict deadlines. The successful applicant will need excellent research and project management skills and will need to be able to engage successfully with all key stakeholders.

 They will contribute to all parts of the research including recruitment of pilot sites, data collection, data analysis, and literature reviewing and protocol development. They will be supported by the rest of the research team in general and PI in particular.

 Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Determine appropriate methodologies for research as appropriate, under the direction of the PI

  • Develop a project plan for agreement with the Steering Group.

  • Compile data required for comprehensive progress reports, and presentations.

  • Draft reports as required

  • Develop and support project communication strategy.

  • Manage the day to day operational matters of the project

  • Recruitment of pilot sites and site management
  • Draft ethics as required
  • Develop data collection tools for use within the project.
  • Coordinate the outcome measures for sites, define  standard data collection and reporting procedures
  • Assist  in developing and managing all elements of the project, including social marketing component
  • Co-ordinate the timely delivery of the CREST intervention

  • Establish and maintain effective and efficient communication mechanisms with all key stakeholders involved in the project

  • Undertake and write up literature review work as required;

  • Draft trial protocol paper and other research papers as required

  • Contribute to the dissemination of information and findings;

  • Undertake data collection, analysis and write up as required

  • Supervise, support and  oversee the work of research assistants

  • Prepare presentations for conferences;

  • Assist in other reasonable research-related tasks as requested by Prof Casey  or that may be agreed with the research partners

 Requirements

  • Masters in technology or a health related field.

  • Substantial experience in research

  • Experience of working  and or conducting research in health care/community settings

  • Evidence of successful project management including operational management of budget.

  • Flexibility in meeting research project requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Proven track record of ability to meet deadlines, to initiate, plan, organise and deliver programmes of work

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Evidence of peer review publications and or report writing

  • Capable of working independently and autonomously;

  • Highly motivated and passionate about developing high quality research;
  • Skilled at researching project-related issues and products;

  • Self-motivated with strong attention to detail and quality

  • Excellent IT skills e.g.  Word, Excel, SPSS , Nvivo or equivalent.

  • Clearance by Gárda vetting bureau

     Desirable

  • A PhD in a relevant field of technology or health

  • Experience of working with people with dementia

  • Experience of conducting or participating on social marketing initiatives

  • Experience of conducting RCTs

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

  • Full driving licence

     Informal enquiries may be made to the PI Professor Dympna Casey at dympna.casey@nuigalway.ie

     Salary: €41,181 fixed per annum, pro-rata for this part-time (50% or 19.5 hrs/wk) post.

     NB: Work permit restrictions apply to this post.

     Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post.

     Start date: 1st October 2016

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

 Further information about the School of Nursing and Midwifery is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/nursingmidwifery/

 TO APPLY:

Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter and CV to include particular reference of experience in report writing, published papers or published reports and the names and addresses of three and not more than five referees via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to: Ms. Aileen Connolly Aileen.a.connolly@nuigalway.ie

Applicants must put the post reference number NUIG 071-16 in the subject heading of the email application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 17th June 2016

Interview date: Interviews to be held week of 18th July 2016

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

 

 

Closing Date: Friday, 17 Jun 2016

Application: NUIG 071-16, Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Associate – CREST Study

NUIG 066-16, Postdoctoral Researcher NCLA, School of Physics National University of Ireland Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for a 6 month fixed-term contract position at the National Centre for Laser Applications (NCLA) at NUI Galway.

 

Job description:

The suitable candidate will be required to

  1. Assist with the implementation of project tasks assigned to NUI Galway as per the *RespiceSME project. 

  2. Assist in the development and implementation of the NCLA vision for the Biomaterials Pilot line at NUI Galway.

  3. Assist in the progression of advanced manufacturing proposals associated with additive and subtractive manufacturing.

 

The *RespiceSME project aims to reinforce the innovative capacity of Europe’s photonics SME’s, clusters and national platforms by stimulating increased collaborations in and beyond photonics.  Using a 3-dimensional approach RespiceSME will look to (1) develop a measure of the innovative potential for Photonics SME’s (2) develop new approaches for analysing value chains in close collaboration with clusters and national platforms (2) work to harness the full innovative capacity of the European photonics infrastructure leading to an intensification of research collaborations – see www.respice-sme.eu

 

Candidates must have a Ph.D Biomedical Engineering, a background in physics, and some previous experience in analysing value chains in terms of innovative potential.  The person must have a proven track record of hands –on technical achievement and to have demonstrated a capability for performing research. Experience of laser technology is desirable.

 

It is envisaged that the Postdoctoral Researcher will be a person who:

  • Can work on scientific and industrial research projects to the highest standards.

  • Has good hands-on technical ability and with a proven track record of technical achievements

  • Has experience of advanced manufacturing processes.

  • Can work on a number of project tasks simultaneously within tight deadlines.

  • Is highly motivated. 

  • Has excellent communication skills.

  • Has experience of good laboratory practice

  • Has experience of working in or with industry.

     

    Main duties and responsibilities:

    The duties of the Postdoctoral Researcher are as follows:

     

  1. To assist with the implementation of project tasks assigned to NUI Galway as per the *RespiceSME project. 

  2. To assist in the development and implementation of the NCLA vision for the Biomaterials Pilot line at NUI Galway.

  3. To assist in the progression of advanced manufacturing proposals associated with additive and subtractive manufacturing.

 

 

Essential Qualifications:

  • Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering.
  • Undergraduate degree in Physics.

 

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English language)
  • Experience of analysing value chains
  • Track record of technical achievement

 

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Experience of industrial process development environment in particular laser materials processing

  • Knowledge of advanced manufacturing, printed electronics  biomaterials, nanotechnology additive and subtractive processing

 

 

Salary: €37,750 – €43,643 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)  

               

Start date: 11st July 2016 at the latest.

 

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 regarding this position please contact Dr Gerard O’Connor, NCLA, NUI Galway via e-mail at gerard.oconnor@nuigalway.ie

 

To apply:

Applications should be sent as a single file (in Word or PDF only) to rebecca.nolan@nuigalway.ieand include; a covering letter stating the reason and suitability for applying for this specific position, a full curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of at least three but not more than five referees who can be contacted for confidential references.

Please put reference number NUIG 066-16 in subject line of e-mail when submitting application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon GMT, Thursday 2nd June 2016.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 15th of June 2014

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer

 

Closing Date: Thursday, 02 Jun 2016

Application: NUIG 066-16, Postdoctoral Researcher, NCLA

NUIG 065-16, Research Assistant – MARIO Study, School of Nursing and Midwifery

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 12 month full time, fixed term contract position as Research Assistant in the School of Nursing and Midwifery on an EU Horizon 2020 funded project entitled ‘Managing active and healthy aging with use of caring service robots’ known as MARIO. The position is available from 1st September 2016 to 31st August 2017.

 The MARIO project addresses the difficult challenges of loneliness, isolation and dementia in older persons through innovative and multi-faceted inventions delivered by service robots. The effects of these conditions are severe and life-limiting. They burden individuals and societal support systems. Human intervention is costly but the severity can be prevented and/or mitigated by simple changes in self-perception and brain stimulation mediated by robots. The proposal is coordinated by the School of Nursing & Midwifery and involves 10 research partners from four other countries; Italy, UK, Greece and Germany.Pilot activities and interaction with caregivers, older persons and stakeholders are key elements of the project from beginning to finish which provide a user led design ethos in developing the service robotic. Advances will be made in the use of semantic data analytics, personal interaction, and unique applications tailored to better connect older persons to their care providers, community, own social circle and also to their personal interests. The project seeks to attain EU scientific and market leadership in service robots with a user driven solution for the major societal challenge of loneliness and isolation in older people, including people with dementia. The project will run over three years commencing February 2015. Further Information on the MARIO project is available at http://www.mario-project.eu/portal/

 NUI Galway are leading and coordinating MARIO and the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the successful technical implementation and operational management of the MARIO Robots in the Irish pilot settings.

 Job description

The successful candidate will work alongside Prof Dympna Casey in collaboration with Dr Martin O’Halloran to support the deployment of robotic assistive technology for people with dementia in a nursing home environment. The position will require an individual with expertise in medical electronics, software/algorithm development and debugging, and the piloting of medical devices in a clinical setting.

 The candidate will work closely with project partners to ensure smooth deployment of the device within the clinical environment, identify and address technical problems, and ensure that all operations are completed following best practice in terms of patient care and ethics. The candidate will also be expected to gather quantitative and qualitative data over the course of the pilot studies, and contribute to regular reporting requirements.

 

The post holder will also be expected to engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities provided by the university and agreed with the PI and/or Martin O Halloran, to help in their personal career development.

 Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensure the smooth deployment of the MARIO robot device within the clinical setting;

  • Identify and address all technical issues that arise over the course of the pilot studies;

  • Liaise closely with international project partners;

  • Gather qualitative and quantitative data from the pilot sites as required;

  • Contribute to the reporting requirements of the project.

  • Supervise and monitor the MARIO robot in the Irish pilot sites during the pilot studies

  • Know and safeguard the ethical and legal requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality requirements of the project

  • Contribute to the compilation of data required for technical progress reports,

  • Establish and maintain effective and efficient communication on an ongoing basis with project partners and pilot sites

  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. to partner meetings, other team members, and other relevant bodies as agreed with the PI and Martin O Hallorhan

  • Assess research findings for the need/scope for further investigations

  • Assist in other reasonable research-related tasks as requested by the PI/Martin O Halloran or that may be agreed with the research partners

 Requirements

  • A Masters in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science (or related discipline).

  • Strong background in electronic hardware development.

  • Experience of managing the deployment of medical technologies in a clinical environment.

  • Experience in software development.

  • Track record of publishing in peer reviewed Science/Engineering journals.

  • Highly motivated and passionate about new scientific/engineering discoveries.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Clear evidence of good inter-personal skills.

  • Capable of working independently and autonomously

  • Clearance by Gárda vetting bureau

 Desirable

  • Experience in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Experience in working with people with dementia.

  • Ethics training or working on projects requiring ethical approval.

  • Full driving licence

 Informal enquiries may be made to project leader Dr. Dympna Casey at dympna.casey@nuigalway.ie

 Salary: €26,090 fixed per annum

 Start date:  1st September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter

 NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post.

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

 Further information about the School of Nursing and Midwifery is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/nursingmidwifery/

 TO APPLY:

Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter, CV and the names and addresses of three and not more than five referees via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to:  Ms. Aileen Connolly aileen.a.connolly@nuigalway.ie

 Please put the title MARIO: Research Assistant Ref. no. NUIG 065-16 in the subject heading of the email

when sending your application.

                                                    Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 17th June 2016

Interview date: Interviews to be held week  of 18th July

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

 

                                                                     

Closing Date: Friday, 17 Jun 2016

Application: NUIG 065-16, Research Assistant – MARIO Study

NUIG 064-16Postdoctoral Researcher – Development of a glycosaminoglycan assay Microbiology, School of Natural Sciences, College of Science

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, one year position as a Postdoctoral Researcher within the Carbohydrate Signalling Group in Microbiology and National Centre for Biomedical Science, located in the Biomedical Sciences Building, at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 The project is funded by Enterprise Ireland and involves optimisation and development of a glycosaminoglycan assay and development of the commercial case for the assay as a product. The project will be carried out under the supervision of Dr. Michelle Kilcoyne (http://www.nuigalway.ie/microbiology/michelle_kilcoyne.html).

 Job Description:

The successful candidate will optimize the parameters of the existing test, develop quantitative methods and optimize sample preparation using standards and industrial samples. The test sensitivity and specificity will be compared with industrial standards and tests and validated with established methods. The successful candidate will develop an awareness of the relevant industrial standards and contribute towards the commercial outputs of this project. Documentation, data management, communication and dissemination are important aspects of this role. The successful candidate will also contribute towards student supervision, grant writing and academic scholarship within the group.

 Qualifications/Skills required:

The ideal candidate should have a track record in a research and development environment. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Ph.D. in prospect in an analytical, chemical or biological science. Strong analytical, assay or measurement experience is essential. The ideal candidate would have experience in an analytical technology (e.g. HPLC, SPR, ELISA/ELLA assays or similar), and biochemical assay development. Desirable skills include industrial or commercial experience, experience in working with carbohydrates or therapeutics and high throughput techniques. Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about research; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

 Salary: €37,750 - €46,255 per annum           Start date: Position is available from 1st July 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 Microbiology is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/microbiology and NCBES is at http://ncbes.nuigalway.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Michelle Kilcoyne (Michelle.Kilcoyne@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 Michelle Kilcoyne at Michelle.Kilcoyne@nuigalway.ie  

Please put reference number NUIG-064-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

                                        Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 17th June 2016.

Interviews are planned to be held on 5th July 2016.

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

Closing Date: Friday, 17 Jun 2016

Application: NUIG 064-16, Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG 062-16 Postdoctoral Researcher – ‘Protein Self-Assembly and Crystal Engineering’ School of Chemistry

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a postdoctoral researcher in the Crowley Laboratory, School of Chemistry, at NUI Galway.

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from 01/09/2016 to the contract end date 31/08/2018.

 Job Description:

The successful candidate will be a recent PhD graduate with a background in protein science and a passion for studying assembly and interactions. You will work in a multidisciplinary team on a project focused on protein assembly using molecular glues (see McGovern et al. Nature Chemistry 2012). The project will also build on our recent work on protein-polymer conjugates (Cattani et al. Nature Chemistry 2015) with the aim of developing a new strategy to engineer protein crystals.

 Duties:

To conduct high-quality protein science in a collaborative environment

To purify proteins and characterize protein assemblies by using structural biology methods

To manage the project, including data collection / interpretation, manuscript preparation and publication

To participate in international meetings / conferences and data collection trips

To contribute to running the laboratory, including student supervision.

 Qualifications/Skills required:

The ideal candidate will have a track record in protein science with proven experience in protein production and characterization. Applicants must have a BSc in chemistry, biochemistry or related discipline and a PhD in protein science (e.g. structural biology, biophysics). Experience in at least one of the following methods: NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, SAXS, ITC, SEC-MALS is essential.  Applicants will have at least one first author publication in an internationally-recognized journal.  Desirable criteria include experience in student supervision and ambition for a career in research / academia. Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new projects; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

 Salary: €37,750 - €42,394 per annum           Start date: Position is available from 01/09/2016

 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 the Crowley laboratory is available at

http://www.nuigalway.ie/science/school-of-chemistry/staffprofiles/petercrowley/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Peter Crowley:

peter.crowley@nuigalway.ie

 To Apply:

Applications to include a cover letter, two page CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr. Peter Crowley: peter.crowley@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 062-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 8th July 2016.

Interviews are planned to be held week beginning 18th July 2016.

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

Closing Date: Friday, 08 Jul 2016

Application: NUIG 062-16, Postdoc Researcher – ‘Protein Self-Assembly & Crystal Engineering’

NUIG 061-16 Postdoctoral Researcher in Carbohydrate Chemistry, School of Chemistry,

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

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from July 1st 2016 for 12 months.

http://www.nuigalway.ie/science/school-of-chemistry/staffprofiles/paulvmurphy

 Job Description:

The successful candidate will be engaged in the synthesis of glycolipids.  These glycolipids will be studied in Memsense, which is a platform for the study of carbohydrate lectin interactions at the cell membrane.  The project will be carried out in collaboration with Professor Tia Keyes at Dublin City University.

 Duties:

The successful candidate will be engaged in the synthesis of glycolipids and related compounds.  They will be required to work out synthetic routes to complex compounds and purify these compounds to a sufficiently high standard.  The candidate will be based in the research group of Professor Paul Murphy at NUI Galway and will be expected to contribute to the organisation of research group activities and in mentoring of both undergraduate and postgraduate students.  They will prepare reports and manuscripts related to the work and give presentations on their work.  They will be involved in updating of the compound management system in the host laboratory.

 Qualifications/Skills required:

  1. The successful candidate will have submitted a PhD thesis in organic chemistry and be  available from July 1st 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter

  2. Significant experience in organic synthesis and associated techniques

  3. Evidence of peer reviewed publication where the candidate played a major role

  4. A good chemical knowledge and have strong problem solving and practical skills

  5. Ability to work independently

  6. Ideally the candidate will have experience in carbohydrate chemistry, although this is not essential.

  7. Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about organic chemistry; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills. 

 

Salary: €37,750 – 46,255 per annum           Start date: Position is available from July 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 {school/centre} is available at www.nuigalway.ie/chemistry

 To Apply:

Three copies of applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent by post only to Professor Paul Murphy, School of Chemistry, National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland.  Applications not meeting these criteria will not be considered. 

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 10th June 2016.

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

Closing Date: Friday, 10 Jun 2016

Application: NUIG 061-16, Postdoctoral Researcher in Carbohydrate Chemistry

NUIG 060-16 Research Assistant in Electrical Impedance Imaging (Part-time) Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a half-time, fixed-term research assistant position at the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), National University of Ireland, Galway. The position is available for an initial 12-month period with possible extension, subject to achievement of agreed targets and KPIs. 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 successful candidate will work alongside Dr. Martin O'Halloran (in collaboration with Professor. Martin O'Donnell) to develop new medical devices based on electrical impedance tomography (EIT). Electrical Impedance Tomography is a low-cost, non-ionising, and low power medical imaging technology. As such, the technology is very much aligned with the societal and economic goals of Horizon2020, providing novel low-cost medical imaging solutions. The clinical focus of the research will be primarily on neuro-imaging applications. Professor Martin O’Donnell, Director of the HRB Clinical Research Facility at NUI Galway, will manage patient and stakeholder engagement.

 The position will require an individual with expertise in electromagnetic imaging (microwave imaging or electrical impedance imaging), digital signal processing, signal classification and programming. The research assistant will work closely with clinical partners to design, develop and test the new EIT-based medical device. The research assistant will also be expected to contribute to the supervision of more junior members of the research team (masters and PhD students).

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop a prototype medical device based on Electrical Impedance Imaging;

  • Develop and optimize the hardware system required to transmit and record EIT signals;

  • Develop and optimize the EIT image-reconstruction/classification software;

  • Design, manage and conduct experiments on the device using phantom data and ultimately patient data;

  • Author original research articles, reports and other resources related to the device.

  • Contribute to the supervision of masters and PhD students working in the wider research team.

 Qualifications:

Essential

  • A Masters in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science (or related discipline).

  • Strong background in Digital Signal Processing (DSP).

  • Experience in computer programming (C or MATLAB)

  • Experience in Microwave or Electrical Impedance Imaging.

  • Track record of publishing in Science/Engineering journals.

  • Highly motivated and passionate about new scientific discoveries.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Clear evidence of good inter-personal skills.

     

    Desirable       

  • Experience in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Experience in the supervision of masters/PhD students.

  • Experience in the presentation of research findings at international conferences.

     Salary: € 32,930 per annum, pro-rata for this part-time (50% 19.5hrs/wk) post. It is expected that the successful candidate will work two full days and one half-day per week.

     NB: Work permit restrictions apply to this post.

    Start date: June 2016.

 For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Martin O'Halloran (martin.ohalloran@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 Martin O'Halloran (martin.ohalloran@nuigalway.ie).

Please put reference number NUIG 060-16 in the subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 10th June 2016.

 

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

 

Closing Date: Friday, 10 Jun 2016

Application: NUIG 060-16, Research Assistant in Electrical Impedance Imaging(Part-time) CÚRAM

NUIG 017-16 Postdoctoral Researcher – Remote Sensing Ground-Based Sensors Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS), School of Physics, NUI Galway

Postdoctoral Researcher – Remote Sensing Ground-Based Sensors

Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS)

School of Physics

NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG 017-16

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Physics and Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS), NUI Galway. The position contributes to the Science Foundation Ireland-funded Centre on Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) and is available from 1st August 2016 for 2 years initially and extendable up to 4 years or more subject to project success/outcome and funding. The candidate will work under the supervision of Professor Colin O’Dowd (http://www.nuigalway.ie/physics )

C-CAPS conduct research into atmospheric composition change and its influence on climate change. More detail is found on www.macehead.org. The research position is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland as part of the Observations and Monitoring for Marine Renewable Energy spoke to the Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) research centre (http://www.marei.ie ). The position is associated with the sub-project High-Resolution Marine Meteorology Observation and Forecasting: Remote Sensing, Modelling, Data Assimilation and Integration. The aim of the research is to improve the accuracy and spatial-temporal resolution of observations and forecasting of weather and atmospheric composition through the development of hi-resolution models and integration of Earth Observation data streams using data assimilation and data fusion techniques. The Earth Observation and forecasting system will simultaneously generate downstream products for multiple end users: wind, wave, tidal current, storm surge etc. for the MRE R & D community and clouds/icing, air pollution/volcanic ash, wind shear etc. for the aviation community.

Duties: The successful candidate will be a part of the above team and will focus on remote sensing of boundary-layer marine meteorology, aerosols and clouds using ground-based sensors (ceilometer-LIDARs, Doppler wind LIDAR, 36GHz cloud RADAR and Microwave Radiometer) at the Mace Head climate and air pollution research station (www.macehead.org ).  Particular focus will be on the synergetic use of these instruments to evaluate the impact of aerosols on cloud microphysics, radiation and precipitation. The ground-based sensor-data will be combined with space-borne data to produce a high-resolution 4-D observational dataset.

Qualifications: The candidate should ideally have a 1st class honour degree in Physics, Mathematics or Engineering and PhD in atmospheric composition or aerosol physics would also be essential. Four years’ experience in remote sensing of aerosol and/or clouds would be desired.

 Salary: €37,750 – 46,255 per annum

Start date: Position is available from 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  

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to colin.odowd@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 yvonne.barrett@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 017-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Thursday 30th June 2016.

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Thursday, 30 Jun 2016

Application: NUIG 017-16 Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Physics

NUIG 022-16, Research Fellow – Data Assimilation Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS), School of Physics, NUI Galway, NUIG 022-16

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as a Research Fellow in the School of Physics and Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS), NUI Galway. The position contributes to the Science Foundation Ireland-funded Centre on Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) and is available from 1st September 2016, initially up to 2 years, extendable to 4 years or more, subject to project success/outcome and funding, and will be supervised by Professor Colin O’Dowd (http://www.nuigalway.ie/physics/).

 

C-CAPS conduct research into atmospheric composition change and its influence on climate change. More detail is found on www.macehead.org. The research position is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland as part of the Observations and Monitoring for Marine Renewable Energy spoke to the Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) research centre (http://www.marei.ie ). The position is associated with the sub-project High-Resolution Marine Meteorology Observation and Forecasting: Remote Sensing, Modelling, Data Assimilation and Integration. The aim of the research is to improve the accuracy and spatial-temporal resolution of observations and forecasting of weather and atmospheric composition through the development of hi-resolution models and integration of Earth Observation data streams using data assimilation and data fusion techniques. The Earth Observation and forecasting system will simultaneously generate downstream products for multiple end users: wind, wave, tidal current, storm surge etc. for the MRE R & D community and clouds/icing, air pollution/volcanic ash, wind shear etc. for the aviation community.

 

 

Duties: This position will develop and oversee data assimilation techniques applied to operational forecast modelling of marine meteorology and atmospheric composition, in particular, aerosols, clouds and radiation in the context of climate change and air pollution forecasting. The research will aim to produce a high-quality high-resolution marine meteorology re-analysis dataset and to evaluate the most important parameters to assimilate to produce the most accurate meteorological and air pollution forecasts. The current model of choice is WRF-CHEM.

 

Qualifications and Experience: The ideal candidate should ideally have a 1st class honour degree in Physics, Mathematics or Engineering and/or a PhD in atmospheric composition research and 10 years of experience in atmospheric composition research and in the development and operational application of air pollution and climate models. The Fellow should be of international standing with the capability to interact with relevant funding agencies and represent aspects of Ireland’s atmospheric modelling activities on the European stage.

 

Salary: €51,716 - €56,442 per annum

 Start date: Position is available from September 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  

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to colin.odowd@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 yvonne.barrett@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 022-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

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

 National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 29 Jul 2016

Application: NUIG 022-16, Research Fellow, School of Physics

NUIG 021-16 Research Fellow – Modelling Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS) School of Physics NUI Galway

Applicationsare invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Physics and Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS), NUI Galway. The position contributes to the Science Foundation Ireland-funded Centre on Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) and is available from 1st July 2016 for four years, supervised by Professor Colin O’Dowd (http://www.nuigalway.ie/physics).

C-CAPS conduct research into atmospheric composition change and its influence on climate change. More detail is found on www.macehead.org.  The research position is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland as part of the Observations and Monitoring for Marine Renewable Energy spoke to the Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) research centre (http://www.marei.ie ). The position is associated with the sub-project High-Resolution Marine Meteorology Observation and Forecasting: Remote Sensing, Modelling, Data Assimilation and Integration. The aim of the research is to improve the accuracy and spatial-temporal resolution of observations and forecasting of weather and atmospheric composition through the development of hi-resolution models and integration of Earth Observation data streams using data assimilation and data fusion techniques. The Earth Observation and forecasting system will simultaneously generate downstream products for multiple end users: wind, wave, tidal current, storm surge etc. for the MRE R & D community and clouds/icing, air pollution/volcanic ash, wind shear etc. for the aviation community.

Research Description: This position will develop and oversee operational forecast modelling of marine meteorology and atmospheric composition, in particular, aerosols, clouds and radiation in the context of climate change and air pollution forecasting. In addition, development of the models will include data assimilation and model evaluation. The current model of choice is WRF-CHEM.

Qualifications and Experience: The ideal candidate ideally would have a 1st class honour degree in Physics, Mathematics or Engineering and/or a PhD in atmospheric composition research along with 10 years of experience in atmospheric composition research, including the development and operational application of air pollution, air borne hazard dispersion, and climate models. The Fellow should have a track record of interaction with key actors across the EU and beyond along with interacting with relevant funding agencies; development of National EO-Modelling strategies; and harmonisation Ireland’s atmospheric composition modelling activities on the European stage.

 Salary: €51,716 - €56,442 per annum.  Start date: Position is available from July 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  

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to colin.odowd@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 yvonne.barrett@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 021-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Friday 3rd June 2016.

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 03 Jun 2016

Application: NUIG 021-16, Research Fellow, School of Physics

NUIG 020-16, Research FellowSatellite Remote Sensing Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS), School of Physics, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as a Research Fellow in the School of Physics and Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS), NUI Galway. The position contributes to the Science Foundation Ireland-funded Centre on Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) and is available from 1st September 2016 for 2 years initially and extendable to 4 years or more and will be supervised by Professor Colin O’Dowd (http://www.nuigalway.ie/physics/).

 C-CAPS conduct research into atmospheric composition change and its influence on climate change. More detail is found on www.macehead.org. The research position is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland as part of the Observations and Monitoring for Marine Renewable Energy spoke to the Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) research centre (http://www.marei.ie). The position is associated with the sub-project High-Resolution Marine Meteorology Observation and Forecasting: Remote Sensing, Modelling, Data Assimilation and Integration. The aim of the research is to improve the accuracy and spatial-temporal resolution of observations and forecasting of weather and atmospheric composition through the development of hi-resolution models and integration of Earth Observation data streams using data assimilation and data fusion techniques. The Earth Observation and forecasting system will simultaneously generate downstream products for multiple end users: wind, wave, tidal current, storm surge etc. for the MRE R & D community and clouds/icing, air pollution/volcanic ash, wind shear etc. for the aviation community.

 Duties: This position will exploit space borne remote sensing platforms, including LIDAR, for their ability to provide near-real time marine meteorology and atmospheric composition products for end users. In particular, wind, wave, aerosol, cloud and volcanic ash products and their impact on the radiation budget will be the focus. The space-borne data will be combined with ground-based sensor-data to produce a high-resolution 4-D observational dataset. It is expected that the new series of Sentinel and EarthCARE satellites will provide the EO data.

 Qualifications and Experience: The ideal candidate should have a 1st class honour degree in Physics, Mathematics or Engineering and/or a PhD in atmospheric composition research and 10 years of experience in space-borne remote sensing from multiple platforms in the development of algorithms, validation of satellite products, and development of synergetic down-stream products.  The Fellow should be of international standing with the capability to interact with the European Space Agency and represent aspects of Ireland’s Earth Observation programme on the European stage, with particular focus on development of downstream products relating to Copernicus.

 Salary: €51,716 - €56,442 per annum

 Start date: Position is available from September 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  

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to colin.odowd@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 yvonne.barrett@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 020-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

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

 National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 29 Jul 2016

Application: NUIG 020-16, Research Fellow, School of Physics

Postdoctoral Researcher (p/t 50%) - Atmospheric Modelling Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS), School of Physics, NUI Galway Ref. No. NUIG 019-16

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (50%), fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Physics and Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS), NUI Galway.  The position contributes to the Science Foundation Ireland-funded Centre on Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) and is available from 1st September 2016 initially up to 2 years on a 50% pro-rata salary basis.  The candidate will work under the supervision of Professor Colin O’Dowd (http://www.nuigalway.ie/physics/).

 

C-CAPS conducts research into atmospheric composition change and its influence on climate change. More detail is found on www.macehead.org.   The research position is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland as part of the Observations and Monitoring for Marine Renewable Energy spoke to the Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) research centre (http://www.marei.ie ).

 

The position is associated with the sub-project High-Resolution Marine Meteorology Observation and Forecasting: Remote Sensing, Modelling, Data Assimilation and Integration. The aim of the research is to improve the accuracy and spatial-temporal resolution of observations and forecasting of weather and atmospheric composition through the development of hi-resolution models and integration of Earth Observation data streams using data assimilation and data fusion techniques.

for multiple end users: wind, wave, tidal current, storm surge etc. for the MRE R & D community and clouds/icing, air pollution/volcanic ash, wind shear etc. for the aviation community.

 

Research Description: The successful candidate will conduct operational forecasts of North-East Atlantic marine meteorology and air pollution using the WRF-CHEM model.

 

Qualifications and Experience: The ideal candidate should have a 1st class honour degree in Physics, Mathematics or Engineering and a PhD in atmospheric composition and/or air pollution modelling. Two years experience in atmospheric (operational) modelling would be desirable.

 

Salary: €37,750 – 46,255 per annum, pro-rata for this part-time (50%-19.5hrs/week)post.

 

Start date: Position is available from July 2016

 

NB: Work permit restrictions apply to this 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  

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to colin.odowd@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 yvonne.barrett@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 019-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Friday 3rd June 2016.

 Interviews are planned to be held on Wednesday 15th June 2016.

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 03 Jun 2016

Application: NUIG 019-16, Postdoctoral Researcher (p/t 50%) - Atmospheric Modelling, NUIG

NUIG 018-16, Postdoctoral Researcher (p/t 50%) - Earth Observation Data systems Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS), School of Physics, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 50%-time, fixed term position, as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Physics and Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS), NUI Galway. The position contributes to the Science Foundation Ireland-funded Centre on Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) and is available from 1st July 2016 for 2 years initially on a 50% pro-rata salary basis. The candidate will work under the supervision of Professor Colin O’Dowd (http://www.nuigalway.ie/physics ).

C-CAPS conducts research into atmospheric composition change and its influence on climate change. More detail is found on www.macehead.org. The research position is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland as part of the Observations and Monitoring for Marine Renewable Energy spoke to the Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) research centre (http://www.marei.ie ). The position is associated with the sub-project High-Resolution Marine Meteorology Observation and Forecasting: Remote Sensing, Modelling, Data Assimilation and Integration. The aim of the research is to improve the accuracy and spatial-temporal resolution of observations and forecasting of weather and atmospheric composition through the development of hi-resolution models and integration of Earth Observation data streams using data assimilation and data fusion techniques. The Earth Observation and forecasting system will simultaneously generate downstream products for multiple end users: wind, wave, tidal current, storm surge etc. for the MRE R & D community and clouds/icing, air pollution/volcanic ash, wind shear etc. for the aviation community.

Duties: The successful candidate will focus on maintaining and expanding the Mace Head Data System and integrating the real-time in-situ and remote sensing data-streams at Mace Head with satellite and model forecasting data and to support development of data assimilation activities.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have a degree in Physics, Mathematics or Engineering and an MSc in Information Technology.  A higher degree in atmospheric composition or aerosol physics would also be desirable but not essential. Four years’ experience in development and management of real-time data systems, particularly those relating to atmospheric composition and Earth Observation, would be required.

 Salary: €37,750 – 46,255 per annum, pro-rata for this part-time (50%-19.5 hrs/wk)

Start date: Position is available from July 2016

NB: Work permit restrictions apply to this 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  

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to colin.odowd@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 yvonne.barrett@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 018-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Friday 3rd June 2016.

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 03 Jun 2016

Application: NUIG 018-16, Postdoctoral Researcher (p/t 50%), School of Physics, NUI Galway

Director of Technology Transfer and Innovation

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Director of Technology Transfer and Innovation. The appointee will have:

  • A postgraduate qualification in science, information technology, or engineering.

  • A minimum of seven years management experience with a track record of achievement in:

    • Change Management

    • Financial Management

    • Business Development

    • Relationship Management

    • Project and Service Delivery

  • Excellent leadership skills, with a proven track-record of leading high performing teams.

  • Experience of technology transfer in research performing organisations.

  • Experience in negotiating intellectual property related agreements.

  • Experience in structuring and completing multi-party business transactions.

  • Experience in developing and implementing innovation processes and systems.

  • Proven ability to develop a broad network of business relationships.

  • Excellent communication, influencing, and negotiation skills.

  • Proven ability to work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Proven ability to initiate, plan and deliver strategic initiatives.

  • Ability to navigate the dynamics and culture of a complex organisation.

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP) accreditation or equivalent.

  • Experience in a start-up business environment.

Salary: €106,515 to €136,275 p.a.

In exceptional circumstances, the university may appoint a candidate with less than the required seven years’ experience at the appropriate salary scale and may consider a part-time (pro rata) appointment.

Closing date for completed applications is 5.00 p.m. (Irish Time) on Thursday, 16th June 2016. It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date.

For an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact:  Professor Lokesh Joshi, Vice President for Research, NUI Galway, Tel: + 353 91 495768, Email:  lokesh.joshi@nuigalway.ie

For more information and Application Form please see website:  http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/

Information on the University's Strategic Plan is available at:  www.nuigalway.ie/vision2020

Garda vetting may apply.

Please note that appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer

Closing Date: Thursday, 16 Jun 2016

Application: Director of Technology Transfer

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