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NUIG RES 109-22 Postdoctoral Researcher – Finite element design of magnesium medical devices,Centre for Research in Medical Devices,College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher position on the finite element simulation of magnesium orthopaedic implants. This fixed term position is funded through a US-Ireland R&D Partnership Programme involving collaboration between the SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (Cúram), the NSF Engineering Research Centre Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials (RMB, USA), and the Nanotechnology and Integrated Bioengineering Centre (NIBEC, Northern Ireland). 

 

Information on project/centre:

Organisation: The Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) is a national SFI funded €49.6m research centre that brings together internationally leading engineers, scientists and clinicians to develop next-generation innovative implantable medical devices to treat major unmet medical needs. Galway is a major global hub for the Med-Tech industry. Several leading multi-national medical device companies have established their European headquarters in the region. Additionally, an extensive community of indigenous start-up companies has emerged over the past twenty years. The Cúram research centre is an integral part of this vibrant Med-Tech ecosystem, developing active collaborations with over 40 industry partners, and providing support for the creation of new spin-out companies. For more information on CÚRAM please refer to http://www.curamdevices.ie/  

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will develop multi-scale finite element models for the mechanical behaviour of biodegradable magnesium alloys. Modelling approaches will range from single crystal plasticity analysis of the material micro-structure to simulation of device implantation into patients. Finite element models of the mechanical behaviour of nano-scale functionalised coatings for magnesium devices will also be developed. The successful researcher will work closely with experimental partners in the USA (RMB) and in NIBEC, and also with industry partners and clinicians in developing optimised device solutions.

 

Duties:

The successful candidates will:

  • Develop finite element models of orthopaedic medical devices. 
  • Develop finite element models of ESIN fabrication strategies.
  • Work closely with project partners at RMB (USA) and NIBEC to implement feedback between experimental and modelling project tasks.
  • Collaborate with the Irish Centre for High-End Computing for performance of multi-core simulations.
  • Actively participate in national/international conferences and meetings.
  • Publish data in high impact factor journals and/or protect new intellectual property.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

  • Applicants must have a primary degree and Ph.D. in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Applicants must have first author publications in leading journals in the field of solid mechanics/finite element modelling/continuum mechanics.

 

 

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a primary degree and Ph.D. in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Applicants must have a strong background in finite element analysis.
  • Applicants must have a strong background in solid mechanics.
  • Applicants must have a strong background in computational fracture mechanics.
  • Applicants should have excellent communication and organizational skills and should be highly motivated and passionate about development of advanced computational engineering solutions.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in finite element modelling of ESINS
  • Experience in cohesive zone modelling.
  • Experience in the construction of finite element models from medical scans.
  • Experience in fracture mechanics and fatigue.

 

Salary: €39,132 per annum         

 

Start date: Position is available from June 2022

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

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

 

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

 

Further information about The Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) is available at http://www.curamdevices.ie/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Patrick McGarry at patrick.mcgarry@nuigalway.ie   

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (PDF attachments only) to Dr. Patrick McGarry at patrick.mcgarry@nuigalway.ie   

 Please put reference number NUIG RES 109-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, 25th May 2022

 

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

 

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

 

 

Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Application: Ref. No. NUIG RES 109-22 Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG RES 159-22 Research Fellow (Civil & Environmental Engineering),School of Engineering & Informatics,College of Science & Engineering NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a contract position as Research Fellow across a number of research projects including the  ENERGE project, ACET project and the NEXSYS project in the School of Engineering, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway). This position is funded by the European Regional development Fund (under the  Interreg North-West Europe programme) (ENERGE), the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (ACET), and Science Foundation Ireland (NEXSYS). The position is available on a full-time basis from 1st August 2022 for an initial period of 12 months. Subject to the overall planning and successful delivery of project targets, applications from those wishing to work part-time may be considered.

About the post:

The researcher will join the ENERGE, ACET and NEXUS teams within a highly dynamic, international research team combining research and knowledge from business, marketing, public policy and the social sciences, civil engineering and data analytics. The post holder will work within an existing multidisciplinary team at the School of Engineering at the Department of Civil Engineering, affiliated the Ryan Institute of Environment, Marine and Energy. The research team is active in improving the sustainability of the built environment and large infrastructure.

About ENERGE: ENERGE is an Interreg North-West Europe funded project which began in Jan 2019 and is coordinated by NUI Galway. It involves 9 partners and 13 demonstration sites in 6 countries. With the aging of the existing post-primary school building stock (new schools/deep retro-fits can take years from planning to completion) there is a need for low-cost solutions that enable long-term resource efficiency in schools & reduced greenhouse gas emission (GHG). EU building energy directives & climate actions to 2020 & 2030 underpin this necessity. ENERGE addresses this need using targeted physical interventions that combine a web based platform & building sensors (e.g. electrical, thermal etc.) with behavioural studies & new educational approaches that enable schools engage in energy & GHG mitigation. This holistic, adaptable & multidisciplinary approach will combine sociological, pedagogic & communications expertise with low cost technology, ICT interventions & systems engineering. ENERGE is currently being demonstrated in schools in France, Germany, Luxembourg, Ireland, the Netherlands and Northern Ireland.

About ACET: ACET (Adaptive control in wastewater treatment systems to drive energy efficiency while meeting discharge regulations) aims to develop and demonstrate an innovative adaptive control framework at municipal and industrial waste water treatment plants that will enable operators to meet discharge limits while reducing electricity usage and associated emissions within the sector. The project involves a collaboration between NUI Galway and Vortech Water Solutions Ltd alongside other collaborating partners. The project team at NUI Galway will include a Research Fellow, Postdoctoral Researcher, research students and the principal investigator.

About NEXSYS: NEXSYS (Next Generation Energy Systems). The NexSys programme is focussed on defining pathways to a Net zero energy system by 2050. NexSys is composed of multiple universities and research institutions along with multiple industry partners. The research work at NUI Galway focuses on the wastewater treatment, fluid dynamics and sustainability aspects of wastewater treatment systems. The team at NUI Galway will comprise research students and the research fellow and principal investigator.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Principal Investigator and the research group in the planning, coordination and implementation of these research programmes
  • Co-ordinate the work of research staff and students including organising and conducting meetings with research staff to clarify objectives and plan ongoing work.
  • Act as a team leader and line manager of research teams.
  • Review project progress in line with the commitments of the Project Agreement (outputs, deliverables etc) and work with project partners and the NUI Galway Team to ensure that these are met.
  • Manage project reporting technical and financial and work with other Departments at NUI Galway and partners to complete required 6 monthly reporting in accordance with the  requirements for each funding programme
  • Prepare report Deliverables as required by the Project Agreement and review the report Deliverables of partners to ensure that these are in line with the Project Templates and meet the requirements of each funding programme
  • Manage and conduct specific programmes of research and scholarship - define research objectives and carry out substantive, original and significant research, which supports the research activity within ENERGE, ACET and NEXUS.
  • Participate in visits to demonstration sites including engaging stakeholders within schools (students, teachers, maintenance and administrative staff etc.) in ENERGE activities.
  • Collection, management, and analysis of behavioural, sociological and technical data.
  • Disseminate research results and activities through a variety of media and via journal publications and conferences
  • Identify potential funding sources and support the principal investigator in preparing and writing bids for funding proposals.

 

Essential criteria:

  • A relevant PhD (Level 10) in Civil Engineering or a closely related discipline
  • A minimum of 4 years postdoctoral research experience and/or relevant industry experience
  • Clearly demonstrate extensive research project management and multi-disciplinary people management experience in large national or international projects conducive with working at a Research Fellow level
  • Demonstrate expertise in areas such as energy efficiency, sustainability and environmental engineering (e.g. water and wastewater engineering)
  • Demonstrate an ability to support the development of appropriate methodologies for research in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • A track record in the development of research projects and proposals.
  • The candidate must be self-motivated and demonstrate the capability of working on their own initiative.
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills (both written and oral) in English.
  • Ability to deliver high quality peer-reviewed papers commensurate with their career stage.
  • Candidates must have a full driving licence and will be expected to visit remote research sites on occasion.

 

Desirable criteria:

  • Direct experience in financial and administrative reporting within EU projects.
  • Experience in energy, water quality and indoor environmental quality metering.
  • Experience in public body and private body stakeholder engagement.
  • Experience in utilising data management tools such as PowerBi, Python, etc.
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment and to engage diverse public groups with ENERGE, ACET and NEXUS research.
  • Track record of ongoing continuing professional development
  • Proven ability to work well in a team and develop collaborative relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.

Appointment at Research fellow: €56,933-€74,322 full-time, per annum (pro rata for shorter/part time contracts)

 

Start date: 1st August 2022

 

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

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

 

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

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post (as appropriate to Child Protection Policy)

Informal enquiries about this post can be made to Eoghan Clifford (Associate Professor, Civil Engineering): energenwe@nuigalway.ie.

 

To Apply:

Applicants should send a covering letter, detailed CV and the names and addresses of at least three referees via e-mail (in Word or PDF format only) to: energenwe@nuigalway.ie.

 

Applicants must put Ref. No. NUIG RES 159-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm (GMT) on 11th July 2022

Interviews will take place week of the 11th July 2022

                    

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

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

Closing Date: Monday, 11 Jul 2022

Application: NUIG RES 159-22 Research Fellow (Civil & Environmental Engineering)

Postdoctoral Researcher - Centromere Biology and Function in Germ Cells, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 107-22)

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

This 3-year position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and is available from 01 September 2022 to contract end date of 31 August 2025.

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

Job Description:

Centromeres are chromosomal loci that direct chromosome segregation at cell division. The successful candidate will contribute to a major aim of an SFI Frontiers for the Future Award to investigate molecular mechanisms of centromere assembly, maintenance and function in germ cells and in early animal development. This project will involve the manipulation of Drosophila and/or mammalian sperm and testes. Experimental techniques to be performed will include: molecular biology and cloning, protein purification and biochemistry, the generation of transgenic animals, cell culture and fluorescence microscopy on fixed and live cells and tissues. For more information on the Dunleavy Lab, go to: https://www.chromosome.ie/researchers/dunleavy/

Duties:

  • Plan, co-ordinate and implement this specific aim of the research programme.
  • Work independently to design and perform complex experiments and evaluate results.
  • Training and supervision of current and new lab members is also required.
  • Contribute to dissemination of research findings through publication and conferences.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Genetics, Biochemistry or a closely related discipline.
  • Excellent track record in biochemical, molecular biology and genetic techniques, as evidenced by first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals.
    • Evidence of experience with mammalian cell culture, the manipulation of Drosophila or a comparable developmental model system.
  • Highly motivated and passionate about basic research.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience working with germ cells or early development in animals is highly desirable.
  • Experience working with high-resolution fixed or live imaging platforms is highly desirable.

Salary: €39,522 to €41,941 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)

Start date: Position is available from September 2022.

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

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

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

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Elaine Dunleavy elaine.dunleavy@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 Elaine Dunleavy, elaine.dunleavy@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES 107-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm July 29th 2022.

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

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

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

 

'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

Closing Date: Friday, 29 Jul 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher - School of Biological &Chemical Sciences(NUIGRES107-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher ‘Carbon dynamics and accumulation in Irish seagrass systems’ – Botany and Plant Science, School of Natural Sciences, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 116-22)

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

 

This position is funded by The Marine Institute and is available from 1 September 2022 to contract end date of 31 August 2025.

 

We seek to recruit a motivated scientist with experience relevant to seagrass ecology and productivity focused on blue carbon methodologies. Studies on other, potential, blue carbon habitats (macroalgae) will also form part of this research. This position is based at NUI Galway in western Ireland and contributes to the multi-institutional Blue Carbon (‘BlueC’) project in collaboration with University College Dublin and University College Cork, funded by the Marine Institute (Ireland). The position is available for 36 months. Anticipated start date: 1 September 2022.

 

Ocean and coastal marine systems play a significant role in the global carbon cycle, representing the largest long-term sink of C. Ireland has two blue carbon (BC) habitats; saltmarsh and seagrass meadows, and a vast marine territory containing potential BC systems, such as C-rich macroalgae including maërl, cold water corals, phytoplankton and sediments. Specifically for Ireland, there is a paucity of data on the C storage capacity of these ecosystems, and a lack of coherent management strategies hampers the ability to integrate these ecosystems into climate policy frameworks. The BlueC project addresses C dynamics in Irish coastal and marine environments, whilst simultaneously improving management and harnessing their potential for climate mitigation, adaptation and other ecosystem services to underpin policy development.

 

Job Description:

Within the BlueC project, this research position is focused on implementing the assessment of carbon stocks and dynamics in Irish seagrass systems and assist in the evaluation of the potential of accepted and potential blue carbon systems. Specific tasks relate to assessment of seagrass meadow annual C fluxes; in situ and laboratory-based methods; long- and short-term quantification of C stocks and accumulation rates; assessment of seagrass habitat degradation; contribution to mapping of blue carbon and potential blue carbon systems including macroalgae. The candidate will also contribute to the wider project and interact with researchers in other work packages.

 

Duties:

The position is based at NUI Galway in Botany and Plant Science within the School of Natural Sciences. Field-based research may take at various including remote locations in Ireland. The postdoc will liaise closely with other researchers within and outside the project at relevant partner institutions including the Irish Marine Institute.

The successful candidate will:

  • Undertake and be responsible for research into the assessment of seagrass productivity, carbon stocks and sequestration rates using a range of blue carbon methodologies including
  • Contribute to the evaluation and synthesis of carbon storage in ‘potential’ blue carbon systems including selected macroalgal systems
  • Lead research into mapping of blue carbon ecosystems and potential blue carbon systems in liaison with the Marine Institute to create habitat maps and identify blue carbon hotspots
  • Assist with the set-up of long-term monitoring sites
  • Promote the work of the project through conference and workshop presentations, and in peer-reviewed publications
  • Assist the project management team and interact with project partners
  • Ensure that the project is carried out with reference to the appropriate health and safety guidelines and any other relevant NUI Galway policies (e.g., purchasing and procurement)
  • Assist with supervision and training of students/researchers on related projects as appropriate

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Applicants should have a relevant primary degree (First or Second Class Honours) in an appropriate discipline (Marine Science/Biology, Botany/Plant Science, Marine Biogeochemistry) and have experience at PhD level in seagrass/seaweed biology and productivity, chemistry and ecology relevant to blue carbon; demonstrate relevant experience in independent and collaborative research. Specifically, the successful candidate will have research experience in the marine/coastal fieldwork and blue carbon methodologies. Experience in habitat mapping and GIS, diving, ecological modelling and/or basic analytical techniques (e.g. HPLC, GC), use of isotopes, contribution to multi-partner projects and student supervision will be an advantage. A driving licence valid in Ireland is essential to access remote field sites.

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in marine biology/science, botany or biogeochemistry
  • Evidence of independent research marine macrophytic primary productivity relevant to blue carbon
  • Experience in field based coastal research on primary producers with a focus on seagrass or seaweed
  • Experience in blue carbon relevant field- and lab-based techniques
  • Demonstrable experience in relevant both independent and collaborative research
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English language)
  • Evidence of relevant scientific publication and dissemination of results at conferences
  • Driving licence valid in Ireland

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in habitat mapping including GIS
  • Experience in ecological modelling and/or basic analytical techniques (e.g. HPLC, GC), use of isotopes
  • Experience in collaborating within a multi-institutional team
  • Experience in project management in particular at EU level
  • Appropriate supervisory and teaching experience may be an advantage
  • Experience in Diving

 

 

Salary: IUA scale postdoctoral researcher point 1 (€39,522 p.a.) pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from 1 September 2022 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Further information about is available at (http://www.nuigalway.ie/science/school-of-natural-sciences/disciplines/botany-plant-science/research/algalbiosciences/).

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Prof Dagmar Stengel, Botany and Plant Science, School of Natural Sciences and Ryan Institute; National University of Ireland Galway, Galway.

Email: dagmar.stengel(at)nuigalway.ie

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Prof Dagmar Stengel (dagmar.stengel(at)nuigalway.ie). 

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 116-22 and Seagrass Blue Carbon Postdoc Application in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 5pm (local) Irish time.

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

 

 

Closing Date: Wednesday, 15 Jun 2022

Application: NUIG RES 116-22 Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Researcher - Science Education School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, College of Science & Engineering, NUI Galway, (NUIG RES 131-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Cell EXPLORERS outreach programme in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at the National University of Ireland Galway.

 

This position is funded by the Galway University Foundation supported by the Medtronic Foundation, and is available immediately for 24 months.

 

Cell EXPLORERS is a science education and outreach programme (www.cellexplorers.com) delivering science activities regionally and nationally. Coordinated by the research team at NUI Galway, the Cell EXPLORERS programme operates as a network of 13 partner teams based at 10 Institutions across Ireland. All partner teams in the network use the same unique model for sustainable STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) public engagement in HEIs where local scientist volunteers (undergraduate/postgraduate students and/ or staff researchers) deliver outreach activities to school children and the Irish public in the community. It has the dual benefit of engaging the public in science whilst also developing key graduate student attributes and researchers’ public engagement skills in a way and at a scale unique in Ireland.

The programme has developed its own research to understand how to combat misconceptions and stereotypes that relate to science and scientists and that prevent young people from seeing that science could be for them. The Cell Explorers research group’s current interests include the study of the impact of its revised activities and practices in supporting participants’ science capital, on their perception of science and scientists, the influence of the facilitators’ training on their classroom communication skills, and the impact of the revised activities on teachers’ / youth group leaders’ confidence in facilitating science sessions.

The Cell EXPLORERS programme received new funding support to widen participation in groups underserved and under-represented amongst the scientific community, including young people from traveller communities, refugees and young people living in area of poverty. The project will ensure that Cell Explorers volunteers deliver two new activities: A Cell Explorers Escape Room to schools in low-income communities and A Science Club for Youth Groups run in partnership with a national youth organisation. The Science Club comprises 5 weekly meetings between young people & scientists designed according to socially inclusive best practices.

 

The design of the science club has been developed in collaboration with STEAM Galway (Foróige & TUSLA) and the NYCI. It will incorporate the CE ethos, science capital teaching approach, socially inclusive techniques developed by Vienna University Children’s Office and also best practice from the ‘STEM in Youth Work’ framework developed by NYCI, all of which emphasise collaboration between the young people and scientists in the delivery of the science club.

This new format contains increased interaction time between young people and scientists as well as the development of specific facilitator training to allow for increased support for young people’s science capital. Part of this newly funded project include a research case study to investigate the effectiveness of the newly designed Youth Group Science Club.

Job Description:

The postdoctoral researcher will be integrated into the ‘Informal Science Education’ research team based in Biochemistry/ the school of Biological and Chemical Sciences at NUI Galway led by Dr Muriel Grenon (Principal investigator and Director of Cell EXPLORERS). The group includes Postdoctoral education researcher and Cell EXPLORERS national coordinator Dr Sarah Carroll, a research assistant, a Postgraduate student and will include the newly recruited research associate managing this project. The evidence generated by the group’s research is applied to the programme and aims to advise on best practices for similar informal science education activities. The group also works in collaboration with researchers from the NUI Galway School of Education, and for this project, with an expert on science capital.

 

The successful applicant will be involved in 2 research activities:

  • They will conduct a research study on the impact of the Youth Group Science Club on participants with the aim of establishing impact of this new activity format. Findings could support the development of best practices in any outreach initiatives involving interventions led by scientists.
  • They will also work with the project manager on the evaluation of the dissemination of overall project activities (dissemination of the science clubs and the Escape room).

 

The researcher is also expected to contribute to the group research projects as well as the delivery of some of the public engagement activities run by the programme as the context of their research.

 

Duties:

Research and publications:

  • Conduct a study on the influence of the ‘Youth Group Science club’ activity on supporting young people science capital and their perception of science and scientists under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator and in collaboration with the research team. This will involve the researcher to
    • Establish the most suitable theoretical framework and supporting literature to underpin the design and conduct of the research study
    • Establish the methodology and instruments to be used in the study
    • Obtain ethical approval for the study
    • Conduct the research study
    • Write academic articles, conference papers, and other publications on the research conducted
    • Dissemination of the results of their research under any suitable forms (write up reports or articles, present at conferences…) to all relevant groups (partners, peers, institutions, policy makers…) nationally and internationally
    • Carry out administrative work associated with the research study as necessary and maintain accurate project records and project confidentiality.
    • Contribute to other aspect of research taking place within the Cell Explorers programme
    • Proactively develop funding proposals and write research grant proposals in line with the group research interest

Project evaluation research

  • In collaboration with the project manager, establish the project evaluation strategy, and design the evaluation tools
  • Support the research ethic application for the evaluation of the project
  • Support data analysis and collaborate with the project manager on writing the evaluation report.

Project Supervision, Teaching & Training

  • Mentor, assist or supervise, as appropriate and as directed, junior members of the research teams including Postgraduate student(s)
  • Supervise, as appropriate and as directed, the final year undergraduate project students or Summer Interns of the Cell Explorers group
  • Collaborate with the project manager to train and supervise, as appropriate, team volunteers who are also contributing to some aspects of the Cell Explorers programme research and evaluation, for example by processing of data collected through paper questionnaires
  • As a member of the Cell Explorers NUI Galway team, contribute to the programme of activities of run by the NUI Galway team during the year
  • Acquire generic and transferable skills (including project management and undergraduate mentoring/supervision).
  • Engage in appropriate training and development opportunities as required
  • Develop their own career reputation and career development

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

The ideal candidate will have both interest and experience in informal / non-formal science education research and researching the impact of informal/non formal science education activities on young people belonging to underserved communities.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Education research or Science education or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Skilled at the design, management and conduct of high-quality research projects
  • Demonstrable experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, with particular emphasis on qualitative methods as conducting and analyzing data from focus groups, interviews and both video- and audio-observation.
  • proficiency in the use of software programmes to assist in both qualitative (e.g. NVivo, MAXQDA, Atlas.ti) and quantitative (e.g. SPSS, minitab, R) data analysis
  • Publication of research in peer-reviewed journals
  • Presentation of research work at international conferences
  • Evidence of academic and report writing skills
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Garda vetting/ foreign police certificate is a requirement for this post

 

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Nvivo and SPSS'
    • Experience of working on the topic of informal/non formal science education, science capital or science identities
    • Experience of working with young people from STEM underserved population
    • Experience of working with young people in youth group context
    • Experience of applying for research funding and/or reporting for funders
    • Experience in delivery of STEM public engagement/outreach activities

 

Salary: €39,522 - €40,083 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

Start date: An immediate start is available.

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

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

 

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

 

Further information about Cell EXPLORERS and Biochemistry is available at www.cellexplorers.com and www.nuigalway.ie/biochemistry/

Other information: MG NUI Galway Profile: https://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/natural-sciences/murielgrenon/, Research group page: https://www.cellexplorers.com/our-research

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post are welcomeand can be made to Dr Muriel Grenon (Muriel.grenon@nuigalway.ie) or Sarah Carroll (sarah.carroll@nuigalway.ie)

 

NB: Garda vetting is a requirement for this post

 

To Apply:

Applications should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Muriel Grenon: Muriel.grenon@nuigalway.ie

Application must include:

  1. Reference number in subject line of application
  2. Cover letter outlining the applicant’s relevant experience and how it satisfies the qualification and skills required for the post and their motivation in joining the project
  3. CV detailing relevant experiences
  4. The applicant’s most relevant peer-reviewed publications (up to 3)
  5. The name and contact details of 3 referees
  6. Please put reference number NUIG RES 131-22 in subject line of e-mail application

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

 

Optional: Interviews are planned to be held on the 18th July 2022

 

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

 

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

 

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

Closing Date: Monday, 04 Jul 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher - Science Education (NUIG RES 131-22)

Research Associate - Young People Engagement, Cell EXPLORERS Outreach Programme, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 132-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Associate with the Cell EXPLORERS outreach programme in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at the National University of Ireland Galway.

 

This position is funded by the Galway University Foundation supported by the Medtronic Foundation, and is available immediately for 24 months.  

 

Cell EXPLORERS is a science education and outreach programme (www.cellexplorers.com) delivering science activities regionally and nationally. Coordinated by the research team at NUI Galway, the Cell EXPLORERS programme operates as a network of 13 partner teams based at 10 institutions across Ireland. All partner teams in the network use the same unique model for sustainable STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) public engagement in HEIs where local scientist volunteers (undergraduate/postgraduate students and/ or staff researchers) deliver outreach activities to school children and the Irish public in the community. It has the dual benefit of engaging the public in science whilst also developing key graduate student attributes and researchers’ public engagement skills in a way and at a scale unique in Ireland.

 

The Cell EXPLORERS programme received new funding support to widen participation in groups underserved and under-represented amongst the scientific community, including young people from traveller communities, refugees and young people living in area of poverty. The project will ensure that Cell Explorers volunteers deliver two new activities:

 

  • A Science Club for Youth Groups run in partnership with a national youth organisation. The Science Club comprises 4 weekly meetings between young people & scientists designed according to socially inclusive best practice.
  • A Cell Explorers Escape Room to schools in low-income communities. This educational escape room has been developed to be entertaining & immersive for young people who do not normally interact with science, do not learn science in school or would not visit a science festival. It contains a set of puzzles to solve that relate to modern biology and tools that scientists use in this field.

 

The project will run from NUI Galway, as part of the Cell Explorers programme, It will be disseminated locally in its first year and will be extended nationally in its second year.

 

Job Description:

 

The successful candidate will act as a project manager to organise the dissemination of the two new Cell Explorers activities, a Science Club for youth Groups and The Cell Explorers Escape Room, as their main project manager. The project manager will be the main liaison between Cell Explorers volunteers, and young people underserved with science whether they are based in Youth clubs or secondary schools. They will coordinate and organise the recruitment and training of the volunteers delivering these activities. They will organise the visit with youth groups and schools and coordinate the evaluation of both the reach and the impact of the project. Results will be used to generate guidelines, reports, and publications.

 

The successful candidate will be integrated into the NUI Galway Cell EXPLORERS coordination team based in Biochemistry at NUI Galway and directed by Dr Muriel Grenon The team is made of Dr Sarah Carroll National Coordinator of Cell Explorers, Janic Schulte, research assistant, Shannon Stubbs Postgraduate research volunteer coordinator of the NUI Galway team.

They will benefit of all the existing organisation in place within the NUI Galway Cell explorers team including, volunteer recruitment, training procedures, activities management as well as the know-how of the NUI Galway Coordinating and research team.

Specifically for this project, the successful candidate will work in collaboration with both community partners and one education researcher recruited to study the impact of the Science club on participants perception of science and scientists.

 

Duties:

  • Project coordination:
  • Implementation the delivery of the science club and the Escape room to target audience (young people within youth groups, DEIS Schools, traveller community) in agreement with health and safety, child protection, Garda vetting, data protection and other areas of relevant policies
  • Contribute to quick and effective solving of technical problems occurring as part of the project
  • Collect feedback and metrics on the project
    • Coordination of data collection from Youth clubs and schools (young people, youth worker, teachers, and family when applicable) and volunteers.
    • To complete any required administrative work to support the programme
    • Be the main point of communication with partners and collaborators on the project including part of Foróíge Galway/Roscommon, DEIS Schools, NUI Galway Access centre, NUI Galway Traveller society, NUIGalway University of Sanctuary, the University foundation and Medtronic.
  • Project Implementation:
  • Organise volunteer training and coordinate partners to allow project delivery and data collection
  • Recruit and training of volunteers to deliver the two activities
  • Organise logistics of delivering the 2 activities in youth groups and schools (Scheduling and booking events, organising transportation, re-stocking and preparing kits for the escape room and youth club visits
    • Manage the specific programme resources (specialist equipment, laboratories).
    • Manage and delivery of the activities at science festivals, summer camps, and other special events
  • Dissemination:
    • Managing the project web presence on Cell EXPLORERS and NUI Galway websites
    • Contribute to the Cell EXPLORERS presence in social and traditional media regarding this project
    • Engage in the dissemination of the results of Cell EXPLORERS programme under any suitable forms (website, write up reports or articles, present at conferences…) in collaboration with the researcher and with the support of and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator.
    • Communicate results to all relevant groups (partners, peers, institutions, policy makers…) nationally and internationally
      • Contribute to writing of funding grant proposals in line with the group research interest
      • Project Supervision, Teaching & Training
      • Contribute to teaching /tutoring/mentoring taking place within the framework of the Cell EXPLORERS programme
      • Acquire generic and transferable skills (including project management and undergraduate mentoring/supervision).
      • Mentor, assist or supervise, as appropriate and as directed, the undergraduate placement/intern/project and research graduate students of the Cell EXPLORERS group
      • Develop their own career reputation and career development
  • Keep communication and track of the activities occurring as part of the project (includes training, transport, budget, development of communication documents)

 

  • Project Evaluation
  • Establish, in collaboration with the postdoctoral research the evaluation methodology according to scope, goals and deliverables of the project
  • Organize the collection of data and subsequent data analysis
  • Compile and analyze data required for progress reports, presentations, and publication
  • consolidate evaluation report on delivery of programme
  • Improve data collection tools for use within the project if necessary

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

The post is particularly well adapted to candidates with experience working with young people, a good knowledge of the targeted communities and an interest in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths).

The ideal candidate should have experience coordinating and delivering project to completion.

Applicants must possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge/practice in the field of Youth work or public engagement/outreach/informal science education with young people. Interest in Science and project evaluation is essential. Experience in managing and training a team or collaborating with volunteers is important. The applicant should be creative and enthusiastic, with excellent organization and communication skills and proven ability to work independently on its own initiative and in a team environment.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Primary Degree qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Excellent skills relevant to delivering education
  • 4+ years research / relevant youth industry experience is required. This includes experience in:
    • Training to diverse groups including young adults and staff
    • Demonstrable experience in delivery of activity to young people (12-17) through STEM public engagement/outreach activities or teaching or Youth work
    • Demonstrable track record of excellent project management skills including ability to scope, plan and manage projects to deliver key objectives
  • Fluency in IT skills including word processing, Outlook, Power Point and spread sheets
  • Excellent writing skills and oral presentation skills
  • Evidence of academic or report writing skills
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and proven ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Garda vetting/ foreign police certificate is a requirement for this post

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge of disengaged communities in Ireland
  • Evidence of experience in measuring impact of STEM public engagement/outreach activities.
  • Evidence of working collaboratively with different stakeholders
  • Personal or Working knowledge of the underserved participants that the programme works with.
    • Experience collaborating with volunteers.
    • Experience in educational outreach/public engagement.
    • Experience in project evaluation.

 

Salary: €39,552 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

Start date: An immediate start is available.

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. 'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

 

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

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

 

Further information about Cell EXPLORERS and Biochemistry is available at www.cellexplorers.com and www.nuigalway.ie/biochemistry/

Other information: MG NUI Galway Profile: https://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/natural-sciences/murielgrenon/, Research group page: https://www.cellexplorers.com/our-research

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post are welcome and can be made to Dr Muriel Grenon (Muriel.grenon@nuigalway.ie) or Dr Sarah Carroll (Sarah.carroll@nuigalway.ie)

 

NB: Garda vetting is a requirement for this post

 

 

To Apply:

Applications should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Muriel Grenon : Muriel.grenon@nuigalway.ie

Application must include:

  1. Reference of Post in the subject of the email
  2. Cover letter outlining the applicant’s relevant experience and how it satisfies the qualification and skills required for the post and their motivation in joining the project
  3. CV detailing relevant experiences
  4. The name and contact details of 3 referees
  5. Please put reference number NUIG RES 132-22 in subject line of e-mail application

 

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

 

Optional: Interviews are planned to be held on the 19th of July

 

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

 

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

 

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

Closing Date: Monday, 04 Jul 2022

Application: Research Associate - Young People Engagement (NUIG RES 132-22)

HRB Funded Clinical Researcher - Psychosis Research, Discipline of Psychiatry, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 142-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, four-year clinical research fellowship in the area of Psychosis Research with a specific focus on involuntary care, to be based at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by the Health Research Board and is available from October 2022 to contract end date of September 2026.

 

This post is designed to support individuals with a clinical background in mental health service delivery to undertake a clinical research project leading to a doctoral award in the area of psychosis research with a specific focus on involuntary care. This training position will be provided by the newly established consortium PSI-STAR (Psychosis Ireland Structured Research Training Programme), a Health Research Board funded Collaborative Doctoral Award investigating the prevention, care and treatment of people experiencing psychosis. During this fellowship, the successful trainee will complete a structured doctoral training program leading to the award of a PhD.

 

Job Description:

 

This project is part of the Psychosis Ireland Structured Research Training Programme (PSI-STAR), an all-Ireland, cross-disciplinary training and research programme (https://psistarstudy.eu). The successful candidate will join the PSI-STAR team, working with researchers, experts through lived experience, clinicians and other PSI-STAR PhD students to change how we think and respond to people who experience psychosis. As part of this PhD training programme, they will have access to focused education and training. As a PSI-STAR PhD candidate, they will join the Structured Population and Health-services Research Education (SPHeRE) programme, Ireland’s national research training programme for population health and health services research (www.sphereprogramme.ie). They will undertake national and international placements and have opportunities for professional networking and attendance at conferences. They will also have the opportunity to work alongside people with lived experience of psychosis who will be part of the PSI-STAR team.

 

People experiencing psychosis who are involuntarily admitted often report the experience as traumatic, disempowering and an additional burden on top of the distress they are already experiencing as a result of their psychosis. The focus of this project is to develop and evaluate an education and support programme targeted towards people involuntarily admitted with psychosis, preceded by a staff education intervention and commencing at the early stages of the involuntary admission. The successful candidate will begin with a scoping review of interventions for people experiencing psychosis, which will provide the foundational knowledge for developing the intervention package for this project. They will work with service user representatives with experience of the detention process to co-design the package using participatory action methods. They will be involved in providing educational activities directed at inpatient staff before delivering the package to individuals who have been involuntarily admitted to inpatient units in the Galway/Roscommon mental health services. They will work with a peer support worker to evaluate the intervention using both quantitative and qualitative methods. 

 

This is a unique and exciting project for a mental health clinician to co-create a meaningful intervention to support individuals with psychosis who are involuntarily admitted to inpatient units, whilst training to high academic PhD level.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Suitable candidates may come from any clinical, health, or social care background relevant to mental health service delivery, including but not limited to Clinical Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Psychiatric Social Work, Psychiatric Nurse, Psychiatrist. The candidate will have completed training in their relevant profession and have experience working in their professional field in a mental health service with people experiencing psychosis and be registered, or eligible to be registered, with their relevant professional regulatory body.

 

In addition to having a professional or relevant postgraduate degree as above, successful candidates will meet the following:

 

Essential Requirements:   

  • Have an excellent track record of academic achievement.
  • Have experience working with people who have lived experience of psychosis.  
  • Have an Upper Second Class (2.1) honours degree (or equivalent).
  • Recognise the value of PPI (public and patient involvement) in research and be willing to work with people with lived experience of psychosis.
    • Show evidence of ability to work independently and collaboratively.
    • Show evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrate competence with software relevant to conducting research.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic research methods and statistical concepts of relevance to mental health research.
    • Demonstrate themselves to be highly motivated, with excellent organisational skills, and able to work collaboratively in a team setting.

 

Desirable requirements:

  • Have experience of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
  • Have participatory action research and mixed methods research experience or training
  • Have experience of conducting clinical research in mental health, ideally as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Have presented their research findings, either at national/international conferences or in peer-reviewed journals.

 

Salary & training costs:

The successful candidate will be paid on a salary scale commensurate with their professional salary scale (e.g. basic grade clinical psychologist/social worker/occupational therapist, psychiatric nurse, psychiatric registrar) within the range of PD2 of the Irish Universities Association Researcher Salary Scale (€46,907 – €51,036). In addition, all of their PhD fees at NUI Galway will be paid. As well as availing of a structured training program supporting their research activities, trainees will have the opportunity to visit national or international centres of excellence in psychosis research as part of their training. Funding for training and research/travel expenses will also be provided.

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st October 2022

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

 

For further information candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the primary supervisors of the research project, Prof. Colm McDonald, NUIG (colm.mcdonald@nuigalway.ie) and Prof. Agnes Higgins, TCD (ahiggins@tcd.ie).

 

Further information on the project, the supervisory team and the broader PSISTAR programme is available at https://psistarstudy.eu/

 

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

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post (as appropriate to Child Protection Policy)

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a brief covering letter, CV (demonstrating how you fulfil the essential and desirable criteria), and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to psychiatry@nuigalway.ie.

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 142-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17.00 pm (Irish time) 8th July 2022

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

 

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

 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 08 Jul 2022

Application: HRB Funded Clinical Researcher - Psychosis Research (NUIG RES 142-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher in Web Conferencing Fatigue, J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics/Insight Centre for Data Analytics(NUIG RES 149-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher in Web Conferencing Fatigue

J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics/Insight Centre for Data Analytics

Ref. No. NUIG RES 149-22

 

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

 

This position is funded by Silicon Valley Community Foundation and is available from 1st September 2022 to 31st August 2023.

 

Project Information:

The use of web conferencing platforms, such as Zoom, Teams, and Webex, has risen dramatic during the Covid-19 pandemic allowing many businesses to continue to operate and people to socialise.  In the post pandemic world, web meeting solutions will remain central as organisations continue to support hybrid work options.  However, it has been widely reported that the extensive use of such platforms has taken a toll on users.  Recent studies indicate that user engagement with certain web conferencing features (e.g. mirror images, user presence display, meeting recording, display layout) generates stress and fatigue.  To extend these preliminary insights, this project will conduct a series of neurophysiological experiments to determine under what conditions does the use of different web conferencing features generate stress and fatigue in users, and what are the effects on a user’s ability to restore their attention. These findings can inform the design of web conferencing platforms to limit the negative impacts on user wellbeing.

 

Deliverables

This project will determine;

  1. Which web conferencing features contribute to the stress, fatigue, and attention deficits in users.
  2. If and why different groups of people respond differently when engaging with web conferencing features.
  3. How web conferencing features can be redesigned to reduce stress and fatigue, and help restore user attention.

 

Principal Investigator;

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

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be tasked with leading the delivery of the project’s objectives. Key requirements will involve conducting neurophysiological experiments (e.g. eye tracking, heart rate variability, skin conductance), and disseminating the findings in high quality academic outlets and through industry workshops.

 

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

 

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

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

 

Essential:

  • Ph.D. in a relevant field, such as information systems, psychology, or neuroscience.
  • Significant relevant peer-reviewed research.
  • Experience in conducting neurophysiological experiments.
  • Strong skills in quantitative data gathering and analysis, particularly structural equation modelling.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbally as well as in writing.
  • Strong coordination, organisational and management skills.


Desirable

  • Evidence of effective engagements and collaborations with industry.
  • Excellent dissemination skills targeting non-academic audiences (industry-focused).
  • Good record of services to, and participation in, the academic community.
  • Prior track record of research proposal writing.

 

Salary: €39,523 - €51,035 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st September 2022

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG RES 149-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

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

 

Interviews are planned to be held on July 29th.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

 

 

 

Closing Date: Friday, 08 Jul 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher in Web Conferencing Fatigue (NUIG RES 149-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher in Web Conferencing Fatigue, J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics/Insight Centre for Data Analytics(NUIG RES 149-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher in Web Conferencing Fatigue

J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics/Insight Centre for Data Analytics

Ref. No. NUIG RES 149-22

 

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

 

This position is funded by Silicon Valley Community Foundation and is available from 1st September 2022 to 31st August 2023.

 

Project Information:

The use of web conferencing platforms, such as Zoom, Teams, and Webex, has risen dramatic during the Covid-19 pandemic allowing many businesses to continue to operate and people to socialise.  In the post pandemic world, web meeting solutions will remain central as organisations continue to support hybrid work options.  However, it has been widely reported that the extensive use of such platforms has taken a toll on users.  Recent studies indicate that user engagement with certain web conferencing features (e.g. mirror images, user presence display, meeting recording, display layout) generates stress and fatigue.  To extend these preliminary insights, this project will conduct a series of neurophysiological experiments to determine under what conditions does the use of different web conferencing features generate stress and fatigue in users, and what are the effects on a user’s ability to restore their attention. These findings can inform the design of web conferencing platforms to limit the negative impacts on user wellbeing.

 

Deliverables

This project will determine;

  1. Which web conferencing features contribute to the stress, fatigue, and attention deficits in users.
  2. If and why different groups of people respond differently when engaging with web conferencing features.
  3. How web conferencing features can be redesigned to reduce stress and fatigue, and help restore user attention.

 

Principal Investigator;

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

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be tasked with leading the delivery of the project’s objectives. Key requirements will involve conducting neurophysiological experiments (e.g. eye tracking, heart rate variability, skin conductance), and disseminating the findings in high quality academic outlets and through industry workshops.

 

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

 

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

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

 

Essential:

  • Ph.D. in a relevant field, such as information systems, psychology, or neuroscience.
  • Significant relevant peer-reviewed research.
  • Experience in conducting neurophysiological experiments.
  • Strong skills in quantitative data gathering and analysis, particularly structural equation modelling.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbally as well as in writing.
  • Strong coordination, organisational and management skills.


Desirable

  • Evidence of effective engagements and collaborations with industry.
  • Excellent dissemination skills targeting non-academic audiences (industry-focused).
  • Good record of services to, and participation in, the academic community.
  • Prior track record of research proposal writing.

 

Salary: €39,523 - €51,035 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st September 2022

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG RES 149-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

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

 

Interviews are planned to be held on July 29th.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

 

 

 

Closing Date: Friday, 08 Jul 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher in Web Conferencing Fatigue (NUIG RES 149-22)

NUIG RES 151-22 Postdoctoral Researcher – Immunomodulation (Stem Cell Extracellular Vesicles),School of Medicine,NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher on a project to investigate the immunomodulatory role of mesenchymal stromal cell derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

The appointed postdoctoral researcher will join our research team, led by Dr. Meadhbh Brennan thatare developing innovative acellular therapeutics for regenerative medicine. Dr. Brennan’s multidisciplinary research group spans the Schools of Engineering (Department of Biomedical Engineering) and of Medicine (Regenerative Medicine Institute - REMEDI) at NUI Galway, Ireland. NUI Galway is ranked within the top 1% of Universities world-wide. This 15 month postdoctoral position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). This project will run in collaboration with Prof. David Mooney at SEAS, Harvard University, and Prof. Xandra Breakefield at Harvard Medical School.

 

Job Description:

 

MSC therapy can modulate immune responses and promote tissue healing. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a dynamic and motivated multidisciplinary team that are exploring the potential of harnessing EVs (cell-secreted nanosized packages containing protein and nucleic acids) as an alternative to cell therapy. This frontier postdoctoral project will investigate the secretion of EVs from MSCs cultured in biomimetic environments and their uptake by recipient cells. In particular, the mechanobiology cues that can regulate their immunomodulatory roles in tissue repair will be investigated.

Duties:

  • Conduct experiments to evaluate the secretion of extracellular vesicles (EVs) by mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) under various culture stimuli
    • Design and perform experiments to evaluate EV-recipient cell interactions and modulation of immune cell responses, primarily by employing flow cytometry
    • Characterize EVs by genomics, proteomics, flow cytometry and advanced microscopy techniques
    • Proactively identify technical hurdles and solutions for project deliverables
    • Relay results in written reports and presentations and participate in dissemination of results by preparing manuscripts for peer review
    • Work effectively independently while also engaging in collaborations and training of team members

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

 

  • PhD in immunology, biomedical science, biotechnology, pharmacy, regenerative medicine or a related field
  • Demonstrated experience designing and conducting in vitro cell culture experiments
  • Experience handling immune cells
  • Experience with flow cytometry
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Track record in dissemination of research findings

 

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

 

  • Experience with stem cell culture or extracellular vesicles would be of benefit but not necessary
  • Familiarity with immunocytochemistry and fluorescent or confocal microscopy
  • Familiarity with in vivo studies would be advantageous but not essential
  • An enthusiastic researcher with a keen interest in multidisciplinary research and attention to detail

 

 

Salary: €39,523 to €51,034 per annum per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from 15th August 2022

 

Further information on research in the Brennan group can be found here. Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway. Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

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

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Meadhbh Brennan.

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a cover letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr. Meadhbh Brennan at meadhbh.brennan@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 151-22in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, 15th July 2022

 

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

 

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

 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 15 Jul 2022

Application: NUIG RES 151-22 Postdoctoral Researcher – Immunomodulation (Stem Cell Extracellu

Post Doctoral Researcher - UN Women project, Centre for Disability Law and Policy & Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 153-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Post Doctoral Researcherwith the Centre for Disability Law and Policy (CDLP) and the Irish Cetnre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by UN Women and is available from earliest possible start date July 2022 to 31st December 2022 (6 months).

 

The Centre for Disability Law and Policy was established in 2008 and is part of the School of Law, and the Institute for Lifecourse and Society at the National University of Ireland, Galway. It is dedicated to producing research that informs debate on national and international disability law reform. More information can be viewed at www.nuigalway.ie/cdlp/. The Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway, is one of the world's premier university-based institutions for the study and promotion of international human rights and humanitarian law. Since its establishment in January 2000, the Centre has developed a global reputation for excellence in teaching, research and graduate training. More information can be viewed at www.nuigalway.ie/irish-centre-human-rights/

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will provide research support to the Principal Investigators on the project “Closing the justice gap for women with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities in Asia Pacific”, which is a six month project funded by UN Women. The project will design and deliver a legal needs survey to assess the access to justice needs of women with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities in 4 jurisdictions: Philippines, Nepal, Indonesia, and one Pacific Island country. The project will include co-production and adherence to the social model of disability. In all aspects of the project – including survey design and delivery – the research team will follow the social model and ensure that disabling social barriers are addressed. For example, the legal needs survey will include questions regarding the social barriers to legal services and the survey will be delivered in a manner that maximises accessibility.

 

The Postdoctoral Researcher recruited for this position will coordinate the project partners, draft the legal needs survey, undertake socio-legal research and analysis related to the barriers to access to justice in the relevant jurisdictions, coordinate the delivery of the survey to project partners and to participants, carry out an analysis of the findings of the legal needs survey, draft all relevant reports, and organise workshops and meetings.

 

The successful candidate will be also expected to contribute to the broader ongoing research mission of the Centres. This includes the development of grant proposals for related projects in the Centres.

 

Duties:

  • Coordinate a legal needs surveys in the Philippines, Nepal, Indonesia, and one Pacific Island country, and develop an interim assessment report highlighting initial findings from the surveys.
  • Assist with a mapping of justice frameworks within priority countries, for compliance with international human rights frameworks, including the CRPD and CEDAW.
  • Contribute to one workshop/meeting to validate research findings.
  • Conduct one research study based on the results of the legal needs survey, together with research and analysis of justice frameworks in priority countries, develop research and recommendations on closing the justice gap for women with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities.
  • Contribute to a minimum of three workshops on the findings of the research.
  • Develop a minimum of three knowledge products for the promotion of evidence-based advocacy on enhancing the justice journey for women with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities.
  • Prepare a summary project.

 

Skills/Qualifications required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD (or equivalent research experience) in law or policy related to disability/human rights.
  • Primary degree, ideally a Masters degree, in law, social policy or an area relevant to disability or gender justice.
  • Track record in an interdisciplinary research environment and strong disability law and policy experience is essential.
  • Experience of conducting socio-legal research and analysis.
  • Knowledge of the law and policy framework regarding disability, including Access to Justice.
    • Excellent and proven ability to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary research team. 
    • Excellent and proven ability to work independently and use initiative.
    • Proven ability to coordinate and support a global team.
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about disability and human rights; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in conducting qualitative research with disabled people.
  • Experience of writing funding proposals.
  • Working level in a country language noted above
  • Ability to present research findings to a wide range of audiences including disabled people, human rights bodies, health and social care professionals, etc.
    • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure. 
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

NB: Gárda clearance is a requirement for this post

 

Salary: €39,52245,611per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)                   

 

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

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information. 

 

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

 

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

 

Further information about CDLP is available at www.nuigalway.ie/cdlp/

 

Further information about ICHR is available at www.nuigalway.ie/irish-centre-human-rights/

 

Informal enqueries concerning the post may be made to the Co-Principal Investigator, Dr Anna Arstein-Kerslake at anna.arsteinkerslake@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 Joanna Forde, joanna.forde@nuigalway.ie.

Please put reference number NUIG RES 153-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4th July at 5.00pm (Irish Time)

 

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

 

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

 

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

Closing Date: Monday, 04 Jul 2022

Application: Post Doctoral Researcher - UN Women project, School of Law (NUIG RES 153-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher, MODCONS Project School of Engineering,(NUIG RES 155-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher - MODCONS Project

School of Engineering, NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG RES 155-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed-term 12-month contract position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Timber Engineering Research Group (TERG) at the School of Engineering, National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway).  

The Modular Mass Timber Building for the Circular Economy (MODCONS) Project is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine under the 2019 Competitive Research Call (Project Ref: 2019R471) and is being carried out in partnership with Munster Technological University and 5 industry partners.

 

Project Background:

The supply of raw materials from Irish forests is predicted to double in the period 2017-2035. This presents an opportunity to grow the circular bioeconomy by utilising the increased supply in novel sustainable mass timber building solutions. The project aims to design, develop and test sustainable prefabricated modular units using mass timber panels, maximising the use of Irish timber and optimising building performance for structural integrity, fire, acoustics and vibration, and future reconstruction and reuse. A further objective is the life cycle assessment and life cycle costing of the optimised system.

This research will be conducted using the equipment, technical expertise, office and research space within the School of Engineering at NUI Galway. The Alice Perry Engineering building houses state-of-the-art Structural Engineering facilities, testing laboratories, research space and computer suites.

 

Duties:

  • Support the implementation of the project programme in association with the PI
  • Structural design, specification and testing of modular mass timber building solutions
  • Develop and implement an experimental testing programme
  • Life cycle assessment and costing of optimised solution(s)
  • Contribute to supervision and mentoring of PhD students
  • Coordinate and liaise with project partners, industry partners, colleagues and stakeholders
  • Preparation of project reports and research outputs for publication in international peer reviewed journals and conference
  • Carry out routine administrative tasks associated with the research project to ensure that project is completed on time and within budget. These might include organisation of project meetings and documentation, risk assessment of research activities.
  • Disseminate and publicise research findings of the project, as outlined in the Knowledge Transfer plan (social media, industry and school outreach activities, workshops, webinars, etc).
  • Plan own activities within the framework of the agreed research programme.
  • Plan for the use of research resources, laboratories and workshops where appropriate.
  • Assist with project proposals and grant applications to external bodies.
  • Build internal and external contacts and participate in networks for the exchange of information, and to form relationships for future collaboration.

 

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential criteria:

  • PhD degree in Structural or Civil Engineering (or related discipline).
  • Experience in Timber Engineering
  • Excellent communication skills, demonstrated commitment to deliver and publish results, adaptability and the ability to work in a team environment and engage with industry to achieve project outputs.
  • Demonstrable experience of project management, including organisation of resources
  • Ability and willingness to organise, manage and administer dissemination of the project as and when required
  • Ability to contribute to broader management and administrative processes.

 

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience in experimental testing of structural assemblies or components
  • Experience in LCA, LCC and life-cycle inventory analysis
  • Expertise in acoustic modelling and testing

 

Salary€39,522 to €51,035 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: 1st October 2022

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

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

Informal enquiries concerning this post may be made to Dr Patrick J. McGetrick: patrick.mcgetrick@nuigalway.ie

 

To Apply:

Applicants should send a covering letter, detailed CV and the names and addresses of at least three referees via e-mail (in Word or PDF format only) to: patrick.mcgetrick@nuigalway.ie.

Applicants must put Ref. No. NUIG RES 155-22 in the subject line of the e-mail application.

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5 pm on 31st July 2022.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Closing Date: Sunday, 31 Jul 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, MODCONS Project School of Engineering,(NUIG RES 155-22)

Research Fellow in Electrode Design for High-voltage, High-frequency Electroporation, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 154-22)

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

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

Existing electroporation generators designed for use in the treatment of cancer are large, expensive and have limited configurability for electrode designs. This project aims to address a gap in the market for an electroporation generator which can deliver high frequency reversible (RE) and irreversible (IRE) electroporation pulses for a wide range of electrode designs to accommodate different cancer indications. New electrode designs are needed to enable targeting of a range of tumour sizes and shapes, where the challenge is to provide uniform electric field coverage for high voltage, high frequency pulses. The response of the electrodes to different target materials will be investigated, as well as the design of cabling to provide a low impedance connection between the generator and electrodes.

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

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

Job Description:

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

Duties:

  • Lead the development of new electrode solutions to achieve required high-voltage, high-frequency electroporation pulse specifications, This includes the design, Finite Element Modelling (FEM), prototyping and testing of new electrode solutions based on suitable electrode and enclosure materials and cabling, as well as target tumour characteristics;
  • Prototype electrode system design, build and bench test to verify FEM and equivalent circuit simulation results;
  • System level bench testing of electrodes within the high voltage, high frequency [pulse generator to produce basic pulsed generator functionality data;
  • Liaise with the consortium industry and university partners on industrial product design and pre-clinical testing, respectively;
  • Apply project management skills to complete all project deliverables (reports, prototypes, testing, etc.) within the required time-frame;
  • Actively participate in consortium meetings, dissemination events and international conferences as required;
  • Contribute to the further development and evolution of the host laboratory’s research programme by identifying new and innovative research opportunities in electrotherapies; 
  • Publish in high-impact journals as appropriate;
  • Provide support and mentoring to post-graduate research students in the host research group;
  • Engage in appropriate continuing professional development activities to support their own career development plans.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD degree or equivalent in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, focussed on high-frequency electromagnetic simulation, high-frequency electrode design or a closely related field;
  • 5 years postdoctoral research experience in developing high-frequency electrode solutions or high-frequency electromagnetic simulation for biomedical applications or a closely related field;
  • Demonstrated expertise in high-voltage/high-frequency electrode design, Finite Element Modelling (FEM) and equivalent circuit modelling (SPICE or equivalent) of electrode structures, electrode prototyping and testing;
  • Experience of working in a collaborative research environment;
  • Leadership and project management experience;
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication and dissemination skills;
  • Evidence of primary/senior authorship of peer-reviewed conference/journal publications in relevant areas, or other equivalent output;
  • A strong track record in securing external funding.

Desirable Requirements:  

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

Salary: €56,933 - €58,583 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

Start date: Position is available from 1st September 2022

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

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

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

Further information about the Power Electronics Research Centre is available at www.perc.nuigalway.ie 

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

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG RES 154-22 in the subject line of the e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 22nd July 2022

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

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

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

'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

 

Closing Date: Friday, 22 Jul 2022

Application: Research Fellow in Electrode Design for High-voltage (NUIG RES 154-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Mining the Molecular Interplay between Parasite and Host for Vaccines, Diagnostics and Biotherapeutics Discovery, School of Natural Science (NUIG RES 156-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher

Mining the Molecular Interplay between Parasite and Host for Vaccines, Diagnostics and Biotherapeutics Discovery

 

Molecular Parasitology Laboratory

Centre for One Health

School of Natural Science

NUI Galway

 

Ref. No. NUIG RES 156-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Molecular Parasitology Laboratory (MPL) at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This 2-year position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) grant awarded to Prof. John P. Dalton and is available from the beginning Septemberth, 2022, subject to an initial one-year probationary period.

 

The MPL investigate host-parasite interactions, principally by applying various –omic technologies to both parasite and host. The successful candidate will be a member of a dynamic research team that will use this knowledge to bring vaccines and diagnostics against the animal parasite Fasciola hepatica into in-house and on-farm field trials in sheep (www.nuigalway.ie/science-engineering/school-of-natural-sciences/disciplines/zoology/research/molecularparasitology/).

 

The candidate with extend the technical competence of the MPL in molecular parasitology, vaccine/diagnostics discovery and implementation by adding expertise in areas such as ruminant immunology, gene cloning, biochemistry, and recombinant protein production, downstream isolation/characterization as well as expertise in molecular diagnostics (protein- and nucleic acid-based).

 

 

Job Description:

 

The successful Postdoctoral Researcher will investigate molecules involved in host-parasite interaction, especially those that are involved in virulence, tissue invasion, and modulation of host innate and adaptive immune responses. With other team members and in collaboration with Teagasc, The Irish Food and Agriculture Authority, they will be involved in bringing these advances forward into on-farm vaccine and diagnostics. The successful candidate will also be involved in public engagement and outreach.

 

Duties:

 

  • Conduct research independently under the supervision of the Director and collaboratively with laboratory, and national and international university and industrial collaborators.
  • Co-supervision of postgraduate and undergraduate students
  • Coordinate and perform a variety of independent tasks and team activities involved in the research collection, analysis, documentation and some interpretation of information/results.
  • Conduct literature and database searches and interpret and present the findings of the literature searches as appropriate.
  • Write up results from own research activity (e.g. as project report) for review by Director that could include preparing technical reports, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Contribute to the publication of findings and the writing of grant applications.
  • Provide input into the research project’s dissemination, in whatever form (report, papers, chapters, book) as directed by the Director/project manager. Authorship will be decided in line with guidelines such as the Vancouver Protocol, or similar authorship guidelines as appropriate.
  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. to bodies supervising research; stakeholder groups; other team members, as agreed with the Director/project manager.
  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings/conferences.
  • Assist in analysis and interpretation of results of the general laboratory research.
  • Assist in the archiving of samples/reagents and keeping of records
  • Assist in the organisation of meetings, conferences, outreach programmes.
  • Engage in disseminating laboratory outputs and impacts to the public

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

 

Essential Requirements:

 

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a closely related discipline.
  • Strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology, -omics or cell biology techniques.
  • Ability to supervise and manage postgraduate and undergraduate students.
  • Track record of peer-reviewed publications in the field.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft office package.
  • Ability to work and think independently.
  • Excellent team-worker.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • High levels of initiative and motivation.

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

 

  • Specific expertise with ruminant immunology
  • Expertise in techniques for protein purification and characterisation
  • Knowledge of gene cloning, sequencing and characterisation
  • Knowledge of vaccinology and diagnostics
  • Ability to write research grants and reports independently.
  • Evidence of public engagement and outreach activities.

 

 

Salary:  Postdoctoral Fellow €39,523 to €51,034 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

 

 

Start date: Position is available from 01/10/2022 to 31/08/2024

 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Further information about {school/centre} is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/science-engineering/school-of-natural-sciences/disciplines/zoology/research/molecularparasitology/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor John P. Dalton

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post (as appropriate to Child Protection Policy)

 

 

To Apply:

 

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr Siobhán Gaughan email: siobhan.gaughan@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 156-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, Friday July 8th 2022

 

 

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

 

Closing Date: Friday, 08 Jul 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, (NUIG RES 156-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), NUI Galway (NUIG RES 150-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a half-time (0.5 full-time equivalent), fixed-term contract research position in the SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) at the National University of Ireland Galway. This position is available from 1st July 2022 until 30th June 2023.  This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland.

Organisation:  The SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM – www.curamdevices.ie) is a national, SFI funded research centre that brings together researchers from across Ireland. The prime objective for CÚRAM is to radically improve health outcomes for patients by developing innovative implantable ‘smart’ medical devices to treat major medical needs. Implants will be designed and manufactured to respond to the body’s environment and to deliver therapeutic agents, such as drugs, exactly where needed. Cutting-edge science will develop devices using the very latest research from biomaterials, stem cells and drug delivery and the support of strong clinical collaborations, industry partners and hospital groups to enable rapid translation to the clinic.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing the protocol and, with supervision from the principal investigator, conducting the research for a study of ultrasound imaging to detect coronary artery calcium in persons at high risk for coronary heart disease.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a systematic review of the medical and grey literature under the supervision and direction of your Principal Investigator.
  • Draft a study protocol
  • Draft an ethics application for clinical research
  • Design and conduct ex-vivo experiments and evaluate results
  • Identify, consent, enrol clinical patients into a non-invasive research study
  • Prepare the results for presentation and publication

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Medical degree or PhD in life-sciences/medicine
  • Demonstrable experience in clinical research, with prior peer reviewed publications
  • Demonstrable experience in treating patients with cardiovascular disease
  • Prior experience with research documentations, including but not exclusive to ethics applications.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English language) 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Prior post-doctoral experience, particularly in radiology or clinical imaging
    • Evidence of innovative thinking, able to work both independently and in cross-disciplinary teams 
    • Experience in working in a team 

Salary: €39,522 - €51,036 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available from 1st July 2022

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway. Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Prof J William McEvoy (johnwilliam.mcevoy@nuigalway.ie).

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 Prof J William McEvoy (curam@nuigalway.ie).

Please put reference number NUIG RES 150-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 6th July 2022

Interviews are planned to be held on 13th July, 2022

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

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

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

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

Closing Date: Wednesday, 06 Jul 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher (NUIG RES 150-22)

Research Assistant, Mining the Molecular Interplay between Parasite and Host for Vaccines, Diagnostics and Biotherapeutics Discovery, School of Natural Science, (NUIG RES 157-22)

Research Assistant

Mining the Molecular Interplay between Parasite and Host for Vaccines, Diagnostics and Biotherapeutics Discovery

 

Molecular Parasitology Laboratory

Centre for One Health

School of Natural Science

NUI Galway

 

Ref. No. NUIG RES 157-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time position as a Research Assistant (x 2) in the Molecular Parasitology Laboratory (MPL) at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This 2-year position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) grant awarded to Prof. John P. Dalton and is available from the beginning September 2022, subject to an initial one-year probationary period.

 

The MPL investigate host-parasite interactions, principally by applying various –omic technologies to both parasite and host. The successful candidate will support a dynamic research team in the area of vaccines and diagnostics development against the animal parasite Fasciola hepatica into in-house and on-farm field trials in sheep (www.nuigalway.ie/science-engineering/school-of-natural-sciences/disciplines/zoology/research/molecularparasitology/).

 

The candidate will add to the technical competence of the MPL in molecular parasitology, vaccine/diagnostics discovery and implementation by adding expertise in areas such as immunology, gene cloning, biochemistry, and recombinant protein production, downstream isolation/characterization as well as expertise in molecular diagnostics (protein- and nucleic acid-based).

 

 

Job Description:

 

The successful Research Assistant will investigate molecules involved in host-parasite interaction, especially those that are involved in virulence, tissue invasion, and modulation of host innate and adaptive immune responses. With other team members and in collaboration with Teagasc, The Irish Food and Agriculture Authority, they will be involved in bringing these advances forward into on-farm vaccine and diagnostics.

 

The successful candidate will also be involved in general laboratory management, public engagement and outreach.

 

Duties:

 

  • Conduct research under the supervision of the Director and collaboratively with laboratory members.
  • Assist postgraduate and undergraduate students
  • Write up results from own research activity (e.g. as project report) for review by Director that could include preparing technical reports, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Provide input into the research project’s dissemination, in whatever form (report, papers, chapters, book) as directed by the Director/project manager. Ras will be included on research papers; authorship will be decided in line with guidelines such as the Vancouver Protocol, or similar authorship guidelines as appropriate.
  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. to bodies supervising research; stakeholder groups; other team members, as agreed with the Director/project manager.
  • Attend and contribute to relevant local research meetings and conferences.
  • Assist in the archiving of samples/reagents and keeping of records
  • Assist the laboratory manager in the organisation of meetings, conferences, outreach programmes.
  • Engage in disseminating laboratory outputs and impacts to the public

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

 

Essential Requirements:

 

  • BSc  in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a closely related discipline.
  • Background in biochemistry, molecular biology, -omics or cell biology techniques.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft office package.
  • Ability to work and think independently.
  • Excellent team-worker.
  • Good writing and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • High levels of initiative and motivation.

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

 

  • Specific expertise with recombinant protein production, protein isolation and characterisation, and immunology
  • Expertise in cell culture
  • Knowledge of gene cloning, sequencing and characterisation
  • Knowledge of vaccinology and diagnostics
  • Ability to write reports independently.
  • Evidence of public engagement and outreach activities.

 

 

Salary:  Research Assistant €27,380 to €36,786 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

 

 

Start date: Position is available from 01/10/2022 to 31/03/2024

 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Further information about {school/centre} is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/science-engineering/school-of-natural-sciences/disciplines/zoology/research/molecularparasitology/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor John P. Dalton

 

NB: Gárda vetting will be a requirement for this post (as appropriate to Child Protection Policy)

 

 

To Apply:

 

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr Siobhán Gaughan email: siobhan.gaughan@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 157-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, Friday July 8th 2022

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

Closing Date: Friday, 08 Jul 2022

Application: Research Assistant, Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, School of Natural Science

Postdoctoral Researcher, Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering, (NUIG RES 158-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher – Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering at NUI Galway (NUIG RES 158-22)

 

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position of a full time fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Dr Eimear Dolan’s team in Biomedical Engineering at the National University of Ireland Galway. The successful candidate will carry out research on active therapeutic medical devices, with a combination of basic and translational studies. This position requires in-depth knowledge related to the pre-clinical assessment of drug and cell-based therapies and the integration of implanted medical devices. The position is available from 1st September with flexibility on start date for 24 months.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a dynamic and motivated team developing advanced treatment strategies for diseases such as Type 1 Diabetes and Ovarian Cancer. The candidate will be responsible for in vitro, in ovo and in vivo assessment of advanced therapies and active medical devices.

 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Design and perform experiments and analyses relevant to therapeutic medical devices and collaborate with scientific groups locally, nationally and internationally
  • Lead the design, execution and analysis of in vitro, in ovo and in vivo experiments
  • Mentor undergraduate and/or graduate students who work on similar research projects and provide training in relevant research methods
  • Publish per-reviewed articles and present findings at national/international scientific meetings
  • Proactively identify risks and technical solutions

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Immunology (or related field);
  • Dynamic, creative thinker and problem solver interested in advanced cell therapies and/or active therapeutic medical devices;
  • Flexible, self-motivated; ability to work independently and collaboratively;
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including skill to produce information that is appropriately presented;
  • Experience designing and conducting in vivo assessments OR commitment to upskill and lead such studies.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Strong track record in designing and executing in vitro assessments and molecular biology techniques;
  • Experience in designing and executing in ovo assessments;
  • Experience in the design and development of medical devices;
  • Peer-reviewed publications.

 

Salary: €39,523 – €51,035 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

 

Start date: 1st September 2022 with flexibility on start date.

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Eimear Dolan (eimear.dolan@nuigalway.ie).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.   Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway. For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

To Apply:

Applications 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 Eimear Dolan (eimear.dolan@nuigalway.ie). Please put reference number Ref. no: NUIG RES 158-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm 10th July 2022. Interviews to be scheduled week of 8th August 2022.

 

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

 

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

 

Closing Date: Sunday, 10 Jul 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher ,Biomedical Engineering, (NUIG RES 158-22)

NUIG RES 164-22 Research Assistant,Irish Research Radiation Oncology Group (IRROG),HRB Clinical Research Facility Galway,NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant with IRROG-HRB CRF G at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by the HRB, and is available from 01/08/2022 to 31/07/2023

 

The Irish Research Radiation Oncology Group (IRROG) is new clinical trials cluster, funded by a 5-year HRB grant with significant co-funding, to deliver high quality trials to patients with cancer who are receiving radiotherapy, throughout the Republic of Ireland. Galway is one of the three key centres of IRROG, along with Cork and Dublin.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will have a central role in the contribution to and management of clinical research studies in the IRROG unit of the CRF-G.

The Research Assistant will be responsible for undertaking and assisting with the daily conduct of allocated studies, performing study tasks as appropriate, scheduling activities, training team members and reporting. The post will entail the collation and management of data and the delivery of a pre-defined set of outcomes, as set out in each study protocol. They will contribute to independent research activities within the IRROG unit of the CRFG

 

Duties:

The Clinical Research Assistant will:

  • Conduct clinical research work to a high standard in accordance with Good clinical Practice, clinical research regulations and study protocols
  • Perform study procedures as required by the study protocol and other clinical research duties as delegated to them by the study principal Investigator.
  • Meet with study participants and undertake appropriately delegated research study activities.
  • Contribute to participant recruitment for research and provide support to the research team for research activities.
  • Contribute to the collation and management of research data, ensuring data is entered into the eCRF and queries resolved in a timely manner.
  • Create and maintain appropriate documentation regarding site file management, monitoring visit findings and other required study documentation.
  • Manage the processing, storage and shipping of storage of blood samples
  • Participate in and contribute to training and teaching programmes associated with the IRROG-CRFG.
  • Adhere to clinical research operating standards within the CRFG in accordance with ICH-GCP and all relevant regulations.
  • Maintain effective communication with all staff to ensure information is transferred in a clear effective manner.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Degree in a Medical, Biomedical or Science area.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication/presentation skills
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Evidence of on-going professional development.
  • Good knowledge of Good Clinical Practice.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Self-motivated, high level of initiative and excellent attention to detail.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in clinical research conduct, auditing, and monitoring.
  • Demonstrable organizational and project management skills.
  • Experience in clinical data processing
  • Course in GCP

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €27,380 - €32,523 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

Start date: Position is available from 01/08/2022

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information. Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

 Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made Dr Joseph Martin joseph.martin@nuigalway.ie

 

Garda Vetting is a requirement for this post( as appropriate to Child Protection Policy) 

 

To Apply:

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

 

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 164-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 08/07/2022

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Closing Date: Friday, 08 Jul 2022

Application: NUIG RES 164-22 Research Assistant,Irish Research Radiation Oncology Group

Postdoctoral Researcher,Computational and In-Vitro Mechanobiology of Regulatory T cells in Multiple Sclerosis,Science and Engineering( NUIG RES 165-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher

Computational and In-Vitro Mechanobiology of Regulatory T cells in Multiple Sclerosis

College of Science and Engineering, National University of Ireland Galway

Ref. No. NUIG RES 165-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher position on the development of computational and in-vitro models to investigate regulatory T cell mechanobiology for MS immunotherapy. This fixed term position is funded through the Higher Education Authority North-South Research Programme involving collaboration between the All-Ireland Multiple Sclerosis Research Network (AIMS-RN), the Biomechanics Research Centre (BioMEC) at The National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), and the Regenerative NeuroImmunology research group at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB). 

 

Organisation: The All-Ireland MS research network (AIMS-RN) brings together engineers, scientists, and clinicians on the island of Ireland to support research that targets disease progression in Multiple Sclerosis. NUI Galway has world-recognized expertise in biomedical science and engineering and the Discipline of Biomedical Engineering has a particularly strong track-record of developing innovative diagnostic and therapeutic solutions to healthcare challenges through interdisciplinary and strategic research activities. NUI Galway is also home to the world-class SFI national research centre for medical devices (CÚRAM), which is embedded in the vibrant Galway Med-Tech ecosystem.

 

Job Description: Efficient myelin regeneration remains an unmet clinical need that has the potential to be neuroprotective and functionally restorative for patients with all types of MS.Regulatory T cells hold tremendous potential for myelin regeneration and MS immunotherapy. The successful candidate will developchemo-mechanicalfinite element models of immune cell remodelling to optimise therapy outcomes. They will further develop associated in-vitro models to characterise T cell mechanobiology, working closely with experimental partners at QUB. The ideal candidate should hold a PhD in Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline and have a strong background in computational biomechanics or mechanobiology. The candidate will be expected to have performed original scientific research in the above area of domain. Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills. The position requires communication with the different partners of the collaborative research programme, and thus excellent communication skills are mandatory.

 

Relevant publications: Dombrowski et al., Nature Neuroscience (2017); doi: 10.1038/nn.4528

                                     McEvoy et al. Nature Comms (2020); doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-19904-5

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a primary degree and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, or a related discipline
  • Expertise in cell/tissue biomechanics
  • Expertise in finite element analysis for biomedical research
  • Experience with cell culture (cell lines or primary culture)
  • Evidence of scientific publication and dissemination of results at conferences commensurate with career stage
    • Excellent verbal / written communication and organizational skills

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with computational and/or experimental mechanobiology
  • Experience with molecular biology analysis techniques (immunohistochemistry, fluorescent microscopy)
  • Experience working with primary T cells
    • Experience working in a team
    • Passionate about mechanobiology and development of advanced computational engineering solutions

 

Salary: €39,132 per annum  

 

Start date: Position is available from September 2022

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information. 

 

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 All Ireland Multiple Sclerosis Research Network (AIMS-RN) is available at https://aims-rn.org/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Eoin McEvoy at eoin.mcevoy@nuigalway.ie or Prof Denise Fitzgerald at d.fitzgerald@qub.ac.uk

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent via e-mail (PDF attachments only) to Dr Eoin McEvoy at eoin.mcevoy@nuigalway.ie    

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 165-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, 21st July 2022

 

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

 

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

Closing Date: Thursday, 21 Jul 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, T cells in Multiple Sclerosis, (NUIG RES 165-22)

NUIG RES 169-22 Research Assistant in Health Promotion,Health Promotion Research Centre,College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for part time and full-time fixed term/specific purpose positions as Research Assistant with the Health Promotion Research Centre at the National University of Ireland Galway.

 

These positions are available from August 2022 for 12 months initially.

 

These posts would suit numerate graduates seeking to gain experience in the research environment. This is an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant research centre working across a number of research projects including;

 

The long-standing interdisciplinary cross-national research project, the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study (HBSC). HBSC Ireland is part of an international network of counties involved in the study of child and adolescent health behaviour, and details of the international network can be found at www.hbsc.org. More details on the HBSC Ireland study are available at www.nuigalway.ie/hbsc

 

The CLICKBITE study consists of a global team who are examining children’s and teens’ attitudes and exposure to unhealthy digital food marketing. The project is developing a holistic, child rights-informed view of food/beverage digital food marketing and its regulation on the island of Ireland, by applying the World Health Organization’s CLICK framework and protocols. 

 

Information on the Health Promotion Research Centre can be accessed at: http://www.nuigalway.ie/hprc.

 

Job Description:

Duties: The successful candidate will:

  • Participate in rapid reviews of academic and grey literature
  • Assist with recruitment and administration of stakeholder advisory panels
  • Work to recruit participants for both studies, brief parents and teachers as required, and answer queries from any interested parties as to the nature of the studies
  • Participate in data collection and data analysis across studies
  • Draft reports, scientific papers and contribute to other dissemination activities
  • Contribute to the development of other projects, and knowledge outputs
  • Other project related duties as required.

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree: This should be in Health or Social Science, Psychology, Nutrition, or a related discipline.
  • Excellent communication, self-management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Well-developed understanding of quantitative and qualitative research design, data collection and data analysis.
  • Evidence of ability to work effectively as part of a team.

 

Desirable requirements:

  • Understanding and appreciation of child and adolescent health issues
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant subject area
  • Comfort in communicating in Irish
  • Experience in Public and Patient Involvement
  • Evidence of writing for publication
  • Advanced statistical skills and/or qualitative analysis skills

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €27,380 – €31,050 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

Start date: Position is available from 1st August 2022.

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. The post offers opportunities for training and professional and personal development, including the opportunity for some teaching (under the direction of the Project Leader) and to develop technical research skills. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

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

 

Further information about the research centre and the study is available at weblink - http://www.nuigalway.ie/hprc and http://nuigalway.ie/hbsc

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Saoirse Nic Gabhainn; email: saoirse.nicgabhainn@nuigalway.ie.

 

NB: Gárda vetting will be a requirement for this post (as appropriate to Child Protection Policy)

 

 

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, a CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to hprc@nuigalway.ie.  Please confirm in your covering letter if you wish to apply for a part time or full time position.

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 169-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 15th July 2022

 

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

 

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

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

 

 

Closing Date: Friday, 15 Jul 2022

Application: NUIG RES 169-22 esearch Assistant in Health Promotion,Health Promotion Research

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