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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

Postdoctoral Researcher – ‘Economics of Flooding’, Whitaker Institute and J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 112-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the economics of flooding with Economics and the Whitaker Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and is available from 1st August 2022 to contract end date of 31st July 2024

 

Project Description:

There is an urgent need globally, regionally and locally to identify Climate Resilient Development Pathways that integrate climate mitigation and adaptation policies, together with other social, economic and environmental considerations. Climate change threatens to undermine sustainable development, while also reinforcing inequalities both locally and internationally. At the same time, particular patterns and forms of economic development will have a large bearing on attempts to mitigate climate change, while also altering exposure to current and future climate risk. Against this context, the Climate Resilient Places project will integrate engineering, economics, socio-behavioural and community-led approaches to climate resilient development to generate a significant step forward in our understanding of future risks related to climate change – specifically flood hazards – at a highly local level in Ireland; how these risks are perceived and valued, and how they interact with policies across a range of related sectors including planning, climate mitigation and adaptation, and community development. The project will identify examples of co-benefits and trade-offs between adaptation and mitigation policies, and their interaction with social, economic and environmental objectives at a highly local level. Ultimately, the project’s results will be used to develop evidence based community-led approaches to climate resilient development pathways for Ireland. The project is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, and is based in the Whitaker Institute/Discipline of Economics at NUI Galway’s J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics.

 

 

 

Job Description:

The postdoctoral researcher will be employed to undertake work in the area of estimating social and economic impacts of flooding and flood risk perceptions, and contribute towards a recently awarded project in the field of Climate Resilient Development funded by the EPA. The researcher will carry out econometric and spatial analysis to assess costs and impacts of flood risk at a highly local level under various climate scenarios, as well as survey and stakeholder engagement work on risk perceptions and climate resilient development. The successful candidate will work in a multidisciplinary team with colleagues in Economics, Civil Engineering, Psychology and the Centre for Economic Research on Inclusivity and Sustainability (CERIS) at the Whitaker Institute, National University of Ireland Galway.

 

 

 

Duties:

  • Conduct research (both independently and as part of a team) in the area of socio-economic impacts of flood risk, specifically: 
    • Data construction: combining flood risk maps with various spatially referenced socio-economic datasets using GIS software
    • Data analysis: Statistical and regression analysis of the impacts and distribution of flood risks across various socio-economic indicators 
    • Mapping and data visualisation: Creating maps and other outputs to present data and results from the research in visual form
  • Contribute to the writing of scientific papers and reports for international journals and progress reporting to other researchers and industry partners.
  • Assist with the coordination of research activities and actively contribute to research outputs to meet project milestones.
  • Participate in and/or present at conferences and/or workshops relevant to the project as required.

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • A PhD (or be near to completion of a PhD) in Economics
  • Demonstrated experience with econometric analysis of large datasets
  • Demonstrated experience of GIS software and spatial analysis techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills in English.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience of high-quality research in the economics of flooding or climate resilient development
  • Expertise in at least one of the following areas: real estate/housing economics, regional or spatial economics, urban economics
  • Experience designing and carrying out surveys or experimental methods in economics
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.

 

Salary: €39,522 – €41,941 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:

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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 Tom McDermott thomas.mcdermott@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES 112-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on the 27th May 2022

 

Interviews are planned to be held week commencing 7th June 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, 27 May 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher – ‘Economics of Flooding’ NUIG RES 112-22

Research Assistant – MIAMI project, School of Psychology and HRB Primary Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 073-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed term position for 12 months as a Research Assistant with the School of Psychology and HRB Primary Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the Health Research Board Definitive Interventions and Feasibility Awards (DIFA) scheme and is available from August 2022 to July 2023. This post is offered on a full time basis but it can alternatively run as a part time 0.5 FTE over two years (August 2022 – July 2024) dependent on candidate’s circumstances.

The Research Assistant will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, conductingthe MaxImising Adherence Minimising Inertia (MIAMI) study. This position will be based in NUI Galway and will involve travel to general practice sites throughout the Galway region. This project is co-led by Professor Andrew Murphy (HRB Primary Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland) and Dr Gerry Molloy (School of Psychology).

The project

The full project title is “Maximising medication adherence and minimising physician inertia: Lowering to target the blood pressure of older patients with hypertension ‐ A cluster randomised feasibility study in general practice”. The overall project aim is to assess the feasibility of a pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT) in primary care of a complex intervention designed to address suboptimal blood pressure levels among older patients, incorporating maximisation of medication adherence and minimisation of physician inertia. The Research Assistant will be working directly on the cRCT to assess the feasibility of proceeding to a definitive cRCT.

The place

This post will be based between the School of Psychology and the HRB Primary Care CTNI based in the School of Medicine at NUI Galway. The person will become a staff member of the School of Psychology where we have a vibrant health psychology research community that offers multiple opportunities for career development through dedicated training, mentorship and networking activities. The person will also be a member of the HRB Primary Care CTNI which is a collaborative partnership that brings together key people in Ireland to run clinical trials in primary care. Working closely with the public, with patients, and with GPs and other healthcare professionals, the Network aims to improve individual patient health and health care by conducting high quality, internationally recognised, randomised trials in Irish primary care, addressing important and common problems.

Job Description:

The Research Assistant will be involved in all day-to-day activities in the MIAMI study as part of an expert and motivated team, including the principal investigators, project manager, health economist and statistician. The Research Assistant will mainly be involved in intervention delivery, data collection (quantitative and qualitative), data analysis and reporting of findings in addition to supporting write up of MIAMI publications and conference presentations. The Research Assistant will also have a role in working with the MIAMI panel of public and patient partners who guide and inform the course of this project.

Duties:

  • Work closely with the Principal Investigators and Project Manager of this study
  • Build collaborative relationships with general practice study sites
  • Support the delivery of the intervention in practice sites, including administering Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitors and collection of patient urine samples (under supervision)
  • Conduct quantitative data collection, including administering of questionnaires and retrieval of data from practice records. This will require quickly becoming familiar with practice software.
  • Conduct qualitative data collection, including interviews with patient and GP participants
  • Support management of MIAMI qualitative and quantitative data and databases
  • Support the quantitative and qualitative analyses and write up of findings of the MIAMI study
  • Support the SWAT (Study Within A Trial) – to evaluate the feasibility of multimedia presentation of trial information to patients to promote retention
  • Support the drafting and revision of MIAMI publications and conference presentations
  • Engage and work with the MIAMI PPI team
  • Attend core meetings, trial management group meetings and steering group meetings

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Degree level qualification in health or health behavioural related discipline. Those completing a degree in 2022 may be considered if other criteria are met.
  • Enthusiasm to support the administering Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitors and collection of patient urine samples (under supervision)
  • Experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and organisational skills
  • Proven ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Good IT skills, including MS Office applications,
  • Full, clean driving licence and car,
  • Flexibility to travel to participating GP practices as required,
  • Familiarity with key framework/ guideline documents such as the Medical Research Council for developing and evaluating complex interventions and the Behaviour Change Wheel,

Desirable Requirements:

  • MSc level qualification in health or health behavioural related discipline or equivalent clinical experience. Those completing a MSc qualification in 2022 will be considered.
  • Experience with the administration of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitors and collection of patient urine samples
  • Health research experience and preferably experience in working with patients and GPs
  • Certified Good Clinical Practice training

Salary: Point 1 - Point 7 of the IUA Salary Scale - €27,380 - €31,936 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 August 2022 to July 2023 (1.0 FTE) or, if required, August 2022 to July 2024 (0.5 FTE).

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 Project Manager Dr. Eimear Morrissey; eimear.morrissey@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 eimear.morrissey@nuigalway.ie  

Please put reference number NUIG RES 073-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 26th May 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: Thursday, 26 May 2022

Application: Research Assistant – MIAMI project (NUIG RES 073-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher School of Computer Science, College of Science and Engineering, NUI Galway Ref. No. NUIG-RES 089-22

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the School of Computer Science at the National University of Ireland, Galway. NUI Galway is a university with a strong focus on research, and a growing international profile, ranking among the top 1% of universities in the world.

 This position is available from 1st of October 2022 for a three year period.

 The position will be under the direction of Dr. Karl Mason (https://karlmasonsite.wordpress.com/), within his research group in the School of Computer Science.

 There have been many high profile achievements of Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms in recent years, demonstrating their effectiveness. This project will develop new AI algorithms and apply these methods to the agriculture sector in Ireland, focusing on dairy farming. Dairy farming is a very energy intensive form of farming. In order to decarbonise the dairy farming sector, it is necessary to better integrate renewable energy generation into dairy farming. This project will develop and apply AI methods to effectively integrate renewable generation into dairy farming, by combining it with recent technological developments in the energy sector. This project will investigate a range of topics relating to AI (deep learning, reinforcement learning, multi-agent systems, and agent based modelling) and energy systems (energy modelling, renewable energy, energy management, and energy in agriculture).

 Job Description:

The successful candidate will develop new AI algorithms and apply these methods to challenges relating to integrating renewable energy into dairy farming.

 Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the following duties as part of his/her role:

 

  • To develop AI algorithms and simulated dairy farm energy environments.
  • Plan and conduct simulations and experiments.
  • Work with other team members to plan project activities and set key milestones.
  • Determine appropriate methodologies for research, with advice and support as appropriate.
  • Keep up to date with research related methods and techniques.
  • To complete administrative work to support the programme of research.
  • To assist in the financial management of the project.
  • Manage research resources, e.g. software and equipment, appropriately.
  • Present findings at international conferences, leading peer-reviewed publications and lead/contribute to proposal and project report writing.
  • Mentor junior team members.
  • Develop software related to research activities.
  • Write up results from own research activity.
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research with the support and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator by publishing reports.
  • Publish on a regular basis.
  • Assist with other research group activities.

 Qualifications/Skills required:

 Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical discipline. PhD should be awarded or near completion.
  • Experience with computer programming.
  • Strong publication record.
  • Extremely strong written and spoken English communication skills.

 Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with AI algorithms (deep learning, reinforcement learning and multi-agent systems).
  • Experience with energy modelling.
  • Experience with the agriculture sector.
  • Mentoring experience.
  • Experience preparing grant applications.
  • Prior postdoctoral research experience.

 Salary: €39,523 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 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.  

 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 NUI Galway’s School of Computer Science is available at https://www.nuigalway.ie/science-engineering/school-of-computer-science/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Karl Mason

 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. Karl Mason: karl.mason@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG-RES 089-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

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

 

Interviews will be held remotely

 

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: Sunday, 31 Jul 2022

Application: NUIG-RES 089-22 PDR

Postdoctoral Researcher, Health Promotion Research Centre, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (NUIG-RES 074-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a half-time 0.5 FTE fixed term position as a post-doctoral researcher with the Health Promotion Research Centre at the National University of Ireland Galway.

This position is funded by safefood; the food safety promotion board and is available from May 2022 to April 2024.

We are seeking to recruit a Post-doctoral Researcher. This is an exciting opportunity to join a global team on the CLICKBITE research project examining children’s and teens’ attitudes and exposure to unhealthy digital food marketing. The project will develop 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.  The post would suit PhD graduates seeking to deliver on an interdisciplinary project that includes evidence reviews, research with children and parents, and participant consultation, across the island of Ireland. The project lead is Dr Mimi Tatlow-Golden (The Open University) and the NUIG lead is Prof Colette Kelly. The post holder will work collaboratively with project staff across institutions on the island of Ireland, in England and beyond, and offers opportunities to build networks with a multi-disciplinary international team of experts examining the rapidly growing field of harmful impact of digital marketing to children.

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

Job Description:

Duties: The successful candidate will:

  • Lead on rapid reviews of academic and grey literature supplementing existing reviews on extent, nature and effects of digital food marketing and on methods for attitude/awareness and unhealthy marketing exposure
  • Establish and run stakeholder advisory panels (children,  parents and subject specialists)
  • Adapt research ethics applications and liaise with research ethics committees
  • Recruit and collect data from children (2-17 yrs) and parents on awareness and attitudes to digital food marketing
  • Support the team applying a novel Artificial Intelligence analysis of children’s exposure to digital food marketing of popular brands including nutrient profiling of advertised products
  • Write reports, scientific papers and contribute to other dissemination activities
  • Develop knowledge exchange recommendations
  • Develop a strong working relationship with project researchers and leads, and communicate effectively with project team members and all research staff
  • Other project related management duties as required.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential requirements:

  • A PhD: This should be in Health or Social Science, Psychology, Nutrition, Critical Marketing or a related discipline.
  • Well-developed experience of evidence synthesis
  • Experience of qualitative research design, data collection, and data analysis
  • Evidence of ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent communication, self-management, and interpersonal skills
  • Report writing and peer-reviewed publications in a topic or method(s) relevant to this area of research

Desirable requirements:

  • Understanding and appreciation of digital marketing and/or food marketing
  • Social media data capture and/or analysis
  • Experience in Public and Patient Involvement
  • Experience in conducting interviews and/or focus groups with children
  • Evidence of knowledge translation
  • Research project management experience
  • Advanced qualitative analysis skills

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: Postdoctoral researcher PD1 – PD6, €39,522 to €45,611 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 May 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, and to develop technical research skills.

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 is available at weblink - http://www.nuigalway.ie/hprc

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Colette Kelly; email: colette.kelly@nuigalway.ie.

NB: Gárda vetting will be a requirement for this post

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 put reference number NUIG-RES 074-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 6th May 2022.

Interviews will be held Mid May 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, 06 May 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, Health Promotion Research Centre (NUIG RES 074-22)

NUIG RES 101-22 Postdoctoral Researcher – Aquaculture Economics,Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU), Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 27 months full-time, fixed-term contract as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Aquaculture Economics, in the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) at NUI Galway. This position is funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020.                        

 

 

Job Description

 

Aquaculture is a key component of the EU (European Union) Blue Growth Strategy with mussel production representing more than one third of EU aquaculture production. Mussel cultivation has also been proposed as a tool of mitigation of nutrients in the marine environment due to mussels’ capacity to improve water quality. This special case of mussel farming, termed ‘mitigation mussel farming’, aims to maximize biomass for the purpose of mussel meal production and nutrient extraction for reducing the effects of eutrophication in coastal waters. Although the concept of mitigation farming has started receiving research attention over the last years, it has not yet become a commercial reality in European aquaculture.

 

The successful candidate will work on the recently-funded EU Horizon 2020 project, MuMiFaST (Mussel Mitigation Feeds and Supply System Technological Development). The MuMiFaST project is a collaborative project involving leading European universities, research institutes and industry partners. The MuMiFaST project aims to optimize the production and processing of mitigation mussels by combining commercial-scale and lab-scale analyses. Working under the guidance of Professor Cathal O’Donoghue, and in partnership with project collaborators, the post holder will be employed to assess the environmental and economic sustainability of the proposed mitigation mussel production and processing techniques.

 

 

Duties

 

The post holder will be involved in data collection related to mitigation mussel farming and alternative aquaculture systems in Ireland. The post holder is also expected to contribute to the quantification and analysis of the environmental and socio-economic impacts of mitigation mussel farming by means of techno-economic assessments and environmental accounting methods. The position offers an exciting opportunity to work in the area of impact evaluation of mitigation mussels, as well as the analysis of policy scenarios across the aquaculture innovation system using marine economy models for Ireland. Other duties include presentation of research findings in oral format at international project meetings and symposia as well as in related marine stakeholder forums. The postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to assist in writing up project proposals with the aim of generating future research funding. The researcher will also be expected to collaborate on the production of reports and publications in the peer-reviewed scientific literature and popular press.   

 

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

 

Essential Criteria Required:

  • Candidates must hold a PhD, or be near to completing a PhD, in an Environmental Social Sciences (e.g. Environmental Economics, Marine Economics), Science, or Engineering discipline
  • Experience in conducting techno-economic assessments of marine/aquaculture-related technologies and processes by using relevant software
  • Experience in econometric analysis
  • Familiar with journal article publication process

 

Desirable Criteria Required:

  • Experience in conducting life-cycle analysis (LCA) of aquaculture products
  • Familiar with bio-economic and input-output modelling
  • Working knowledge of relevant European and/or Irish marine policy
  • Highly effective and articulate communications skills, both verbal and written

 

 

Salary: €39,132 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 immediately available.

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

 

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

 

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

 

Further information about SEMRU is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/semru/.

 

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Professor Cathal O’Donoghue (cathal.odonoghue@nuigalway.ie) or Dr Andreas Tsakiridis (andreas.tsakiridis@nuigalway.ie).

 

 

To Apply: 

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of two referees should be sent, via e-mail (as a single document in Word or PDF only) to Professor Cathal O’Donoghue (cathal.odonoghue@nuigalway.ie), Professor Stephen Hynes (stephen.hynes@nuigalway.ie) and Dr Andreas Tsakiridis (andreas.tsakiridis@nuigalway.ie).

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 101-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Monday 16th May 2022.

 

Interviews are planned to be held week beginning 23rd May 2022.

 

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed.

 

NUI Galway reserve the right to 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, 23 May 2022

Application: NUIG RES 101-22 Postdoctoral Researcher – Aquaculture Economics

Research Assistant - TAPAS (Geospatial Analytics of Agricultural Systems), Plant & AgriBiosciences Research Centre, Ryan Institute, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 106-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Assistant with the Plant & AgriBiosciences Research Centre, Ryan Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by the SFI Challenge TAPAS and is available from earliest possible start date May 2022 to contract end date of 19 September 2023.

Job Description:

The Research Assistant will be a member of the project team for the SFI Challenge funded TAPAS project Which is developing systems for tracking Adaptation Progress in Agriculture and Food Security Using an AI-powered Satellite Remote Sensing Platform (TAPAS). The TAPAS project is focussed on the challenge of enabling countries to develop evidence-based means of measuring, reporting and verifying climate change adaptation in the agri-food sector. The TAPAS team are developing an AI-based approach that enables the agri-food sector to assess measure climate adaptation. The TAPAS technology will be scalable for implementation globally to allow measurement of adaptation in agricultural systems at multiple scales. The Research Assistant will work closely with the Prof. Charles Spillane and Dr. Aaron Golden who lead the project, in collaboration with Dr. Andy Jarvis and collaborators at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). 

Duties:

  • Work with TAPAS research team on the overall TAPAS mission to develop an AI enabled satellite remote sensing system for tracking adaptation progress in agriculture (TAPAS).
  • Investigate resilience and adaptation concepts that can be translated into practical benefits for farmers and rural communities.
  • Identify how to measure resilience and adaptation concepts that can be translated into practical benefits for farmers and rural communities.
  • Determine what parameters of relevance to farmer-level and landscape-level decision-making can be derived from remote sensing satellite data.
  • Investigate alternate models for delivery of TAPAS (with and without AI) as counterfactuals to assess the added value of AI.
  • Develop a draft composite climate adaptation index (CAI) that can be deployed at field, farm, landscape and national levels.
  • Develop multi-author TAPAS research paper manuscripts and TAPAS research communication materials.
  • Work with the TAPAS team on development of TAPAS as a social enterprise company.
  • To be actively engaged in communication/research with Project collaborators.
  • To work closely with students assigned to the Project, and assist in daily supervision of their research activities.
  • To keep appropriate records as directed and in line with Funder/University policy
  • To contribute to work of the College/School/Research Unit, through activities such as student Open Days and tutorials for undergrad and postgrad students.
  • To work closely with other members of Professor Spillane’s research team on an on-going basis to support the efficient functioning of the project through providing continuous contributions to the technical program, including aiding in the preparation of grant reporting and follow-on research and innovation financing leverage.

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

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • MSc in Climate Change, Geospatial Analysis or equivalent research experience, with demonstrated research and technical expertise in geospatial data and analytics.
  • Understanding of types of climate change impacts on agricultural systems and measurement systems.
  • Knowledge of GIS-based and remote sensing data integration approaches.
  • Evidence of research activity (publications, conference presentations, awards) and future scholarly output (working papers, research proposals etc.)
  • Excellent project management, analytical, report writing and data analysis skills
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, presentation)

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience of geospatial and remote sensing analytical techniques as applied to research challenges in vegetation mapping, agricultural systems or land-use mapping.
  • Prior experience of working with satellite-based remote sensing, especially use of NDVI datasets.
  • Experience of adaptation and resilience strengthening projects and programmes for agricultural systems, including smallholders in developing countries.
  • Strongly self-motivated and organised approach.
  • Ability to self organise research workflows and activities.
  • Evidence of teamwork and collaboration with relevant partners.

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: €27,380 – €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 earliest possible start date May 2022

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

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

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

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

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG RES 106-22 in subject line of e-mail application (only applications with this in subject line will be considered).

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Thursday, 2nd June 2022

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

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

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

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

Closing Date: Thursday, 02 Jun 2022

Application: Research Assistant - TAPAS, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 106-22)

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)

Research Assistant / Research Associate / Postdoctoral Researcher – Polifonia Project, Data Science Institute, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 105-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for afull-time,fixed termposition as a Research Assistant, Research Associate or Postdoctoral Researcherwith the Data Science Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The successful candidate will be hired at Research Assistant level, Research Associate or Postdoctoral Researcher level depending on experience. 

 

This position is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme via the Polifonia project, under grant agreement N. 101004746. The position is available from 1 September 2022 to 31 August 2023. 

 

The Polifonia project is described at https://polifonia-project.eu/ as “Playing the soundtrack of our history:From the soundscape of Italian historical bells, to the influence of French operas on traditional Dutch music, European cultural heritage hides a goldmine of unknown encounters, influences and practices that can transport us to experience the past, understand the music we love, and imagine the soundtrack of our future. Polifonia will organise this journey by using ten pilot use cases as drivers, addressing preservation, management, study, and interaction with musical heritage.” 

 

The project focusses on extracting knowledge from data sources such as historical musical documents and digitized scores, organising this knowledge using knowledge graphs and similar technologies, and allowing access and interaction both for musicologists and the general public and special-interest groups, via dashboards, web portals, search engines, and other means. 

 

The project pursues open science, with code and results available e.g. through https://polifonia-project.github.io. Polifonia began in January 2021 and continues for 40 months in total.  

 

The existing NUI Galway Polifonia team consists of three researchers, leading Work Package 3 “Mining Musical Patterns”. We have focussed on corpora of Irish traditional music available in abc format. We have mined these corpora for common and musically meaningful patterns, enabling us to discover new links between pieces. We have also used machine learning for root note prediction in the same corpora. In next steps, we plan to expand to new corpora; organise these patterns in knowledge graphs; and make them available to the public via web dashboards. We also plan to work on extracting musical knowledge from text sources. 

 

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will join the existing team and work to progress our research goals in three main areas: 

  • Organising musical patterns in knowledge graphs 

  • Presenting musical patterns in web dashboards 

  • Extracting musical knowledge from text sources. 

 

Duties 

  • Attending regular meetings with the NUI Galway team and online meetings with the Polifonia international partners;  

  • Contribute to the running of meetings, eg arranging times, recording minutes;  

  • Participation in email and other online conversations;  

  • Contribute to identification of goals and requirements to match the Polifonia deliverables;  

  • Read existing research papers;  

  • Write code, including in Python, SPARQL, Javascript, and other languages and libraries to contributeto the research goals; 

  • Document and test code;  

  • Contribute to written deliverables and research papers;  

  • Engage in wider research and scholarly activities of the research group, including journal clubs, reviewing;  

  • Engage in training and professional development appropriate to the candidate’s level and background, such as research ethics training, technical training. 

 

Duties at Research Associate/Postdoctoral Researcher level: 

  • Attend and present research results at international conferences, and network with peer researchers;  

  • Depending on level, engage in teaching or teaching assistant activities, and mentoring of students;  

  • Play a leadership role in the research, and offer advice to other members of the team;  

  • Lead the development of software and writing of deliverables and research papers;  

  • Chair online meetings with international partners;  

  • Contribute to grant writing in the research group. 

 

Qualifications/Skills 

 

Essential: 

  • MSc in computer science, artificial intelligence, semantic web, linked data, computational musicology, or a related area; 

  • Strong skills in programming;  

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies; 

  • Completion of a substantial research projectincluding literature review, experiments and results, and a thesis or paper describing it; 

  • Strong scientific communication skills (oral and written); 

  • Strong interpersonal skills; 

  • Independent, self-starting, able to set and meet deadlines. 

 

 

Desirable: 

  • PhD or 4+ years industry experience in Computer Science, artificial intelligence, semantic web, linked data, computational musicology, or a related area; 

  • Experience with / knowledge of web technologies; 

  • Experience with / knowledge of linked data (knowledge graphs, semantic web, RDF, OWL, SPARQL); 

  • Experience with / knowledge of natural language processing and/or machine learning; 

  • Knowledge of basic Western music theory (keys, chords, time signatures, harmony); 

  • Experience with GitHub or another version control system; 

  • Experience with Markdown, Latex, and/or similar systems. 

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post (Research Assistant level only) 

 

Salary: 

  • 27,380 to €36,786 (Research Assistant level, depending on experience) 

  • 39,522 to €51,035 (ResearchAssociate/Postdoctoral Researcher level, depending on experience) 

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 1 September 2022 for 12 months, with a possibility of extension. 

 

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 is available at https://dsi.nuigalway.ie/ 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr James McDermott, james.mcdermott@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 James McDermott, james.mcdermott@nuigalway.ie. 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 105-22 in subject line of e-mail application. 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday, 3rd June 2022. 

 

Optional: Interviews are planned to be held on Friday, 24thJune 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, 03 Jun 2022

Application: NUIG RES 105-22 Polifonia Project

Postdoctoral Researcher – Dwyer Lab, Discipline of Surgery, School of Medicine, Lambe Institute for Translational Research (NUIG RES 103-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Dr Róisín Dwyer’s team in the Discipline of Surgery at the National University of Ireland Galway. This position is part of the Precision Oncology Ireland (POI) Network (https://www.precisiononcology.ie) and is funded jointly by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI). The post is available from June 2022 to August 2024.

 

The Dwyer Lab is focused on cell communication in breast cancer, with a view to harnessing this knowledge for development of novel therapies for metastatic disease. This project will focus specifically on the potential of microRNAs for breast cancer therapy, employing extracellular vesicles (EVs) derived from Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSCs) as delivery agents. Understanding cellular crosstalk will facilitate harnessing the potential of MSCs or their secreted EVs as vehicles for targeted delivery of therapy to breast tumours. In Vivo imaging to track MSC/EV migration is an important element of this.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will join the multidisciplinary POI network, providing access to training and resources to support development. The research will be based full time in the Lambe Insitute for Translational Research in the School of Medicine.

 

Duties and Responsibilities (Summary):

  • Research and development tasks to fulfill aims of Precision Oncology Ireland project focused on development of microRNAs as therapeutics for breast cancer
  • Continued development of clinically relevant in vivo/preclinical models for testing novel microRNA-based therapeutics
  • Data analysis, interpretation and reporting
  • Contribute to administrative work including development of SOPs, ethics documentation, progress reports, and development of future funding initiatives.
  • Communication of research findings through publications and also presentations at team meetings and at national/international conferences
  • Active participation in POI network meetings and events
  • Work with team members and multidisciplinary collaborators to enhance and progress the Dwyer lab research programme in line with developments in the field
  • Train and mentor postgraduate and undergraduate research students to develop projects and achieve deliverables

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD qualification in biological sciences
  • Track record in basic molecular biology techniques (e.g. microRNA amplification/PCR, Western Blot, IHC, lentiviral transduction)
    • Advanced cell culture experience (e.g. 2D and 3D, primary culture, bioreactors)
    • Significant experience with preclinical/in vivo models of disease
    • Ability to work to deadlines and produce appropriate research reports
    • Publication record in peer review journals commensurate with career stage
    • Experience in training and mentorship of undergraduate /postgraduate research students
      • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and collaborate effectively
      • Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and oral) and facilitation skills

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Advanced microscopy experience (e.g. TEM, confocal)
  • Experience with spectral flow cytometry
  • Experience with isolation and characterization of extracellular vesicles (EVs).
  • Track record of successful funding applications appropriate to career stage
    • Experience in project reporting and presentation to consortia
    • Experience of research project management

 

 

Salary: Postdoctoral Researcher 1 €39,522 to Postdoctoral Researcher 7 €46,907 per annum pro rata (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

 

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.  

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Further information about {school/centre} is available at https://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/roisindwyer/; https://www.precisiononcology.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Róisín Dwyer (roisin.dwyer@nuigalway.ie)

 

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

 

To Apply:

Applications to include:

1) Cover letter outlining suitability for the post

2) detailed Curriculum Vitae and

3) contact details of three referees combined in one file should be sent via e-mail (in Word or PDF only) to roisin.dwyer@nuigalway.ie

4) Please put reference number NUIG RES 103-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Monday 23rd May

 

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, 23 May 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher – Dwyer Lab, Discipline of Surgery (NUIG RES 103-22)

Research Assistant in Data Collection and Corpus Linguistics, Moore Institute, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 110-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed-term contract position (24 months) as a Research Assistant at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The successful candidate will join a diverse and international research team with Prof Anne O’Connor on the PIETRA Project funded by the European Research Council. This research assistant will help create and analyze a cross-lingual corpus of texts. 

Job Description:

The successful candidates will be employed to undertake work in the area of data collection and corpus linguistics.  The Research Assistant will work alongside the Principal Investigator, Prof. Anne O’Connor and a team of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to complete the following:

  • Data collection, and alignment of multilingual texts.
  • Quantitative research, data gathering and data input of multilingual sources.
  • Data organisation, alignment and collation.
  • Data analysis and reporting of findings
  • Promotion of the project including print and social media.
  • Contribution to project progress reports and day to day running of the project.
  • Work closely with the Principal Investigators and Digital Humanities Manager on this study
  • Build collaborative relationships with researchers
  • Attend core meetings

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in corpus linguistics, data analytics, computational linguistics, communication science, or a cognate subject (e.g. Data Science, Digital Humanities)
  • Good evidence of quantitative research skills
  • Evidence of strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well both collaboratively and independently

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in corpus analysis and data collection.
  • Experience with Sketch Engine or similar systems
  • Expertise in statistical analysis, data science, and/or data modelling.
  • Ability to take initiative, be organized, be flexible, and work independently
  • Experience of working with databases
  • Excellent IT skills / website design / social media
  • Proven ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Note: Those completing a Masters qualification in summer 2022 will be considered.

The project

PIETRA is the first, large-scale, multilingual study of the translation products and processes that underpin communication in global religion. The project focuses on translation practices in the institution of the Catholic Church and the multilingual communication of religious messages against a background of technological change. It poses key research questions relating to consistency of message in a large multilingual institution across different languages, cultures and communicative formats. PIETRA analyses the translation processes and products of the Catholic Church across three different media (print, web and social media) and in two different time periods to advance understandings of how multilingual dissemination intersects with technological change and institutional ideology. PIETRA combines the latest advances in empirical translation research, data capture and analytics, with sociological and ethnographic investigations to form a model for the analysis of the products and processes of large-scale multilingual dissemination.

The place

This post will be based in the Moore Institute at NUI Galway. The researcher will work with the Digital Technologist in the Moore Institute and will benefit from dedicated training, mentorship and networking activities.

The researcher will work under the direct supervision of Professor Anne O’Connor to whom further informal enquiries concerning this position may be made: anne.oconnor@nuigalway.ie.

Salary: €27,380 - €36,786 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

Start date: Position is available from August 2022

Contract Duration: 24 months

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 is available at www.mooreinstitute.ie

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG RES 110-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 3 June, 2022 

Interviews are planned to take place on 27 June, 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, 03 Jun 2022

Application: Research Assistant Data Collection&Corpus Linguistics,NUI Galway (NUIGRES110-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher - ‘Theatronomics: the business of theatre, 1732–1809’, Cultural Economics, School of English and Creative Arts, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 108-22)

The National University of Ireland Galway is recruiting a full-time, fixed term Postdoctoral Researcher – Economics / Economic History for the project ‘Theatronomics: the business of theatre, 1732–1809', led by Professor David O'Shaughnessy, School of English and Creative Arts.

The position is funded by a European Research Council Consolidator Grant awarded to Professor O’Shaughnessy and is available from 1 September 2022 to contract end date of 31 August 2024 (24 months).

Project Description

This project investigates the finances of eighteenth-century theatre in London, focusing on the two major theatres, Covent Garden and Drury Lane, 1732–1809. Account-books, ledgers, and ephemeral manuscript folios, held mainly at the British Library and the Folger Library, are the project's main sources; they contain extensive data on ticket sales, audience composition, actor salaries, payments to other theatre workers, repayments to investors, costume, scenery and other costs.

The project will transcribe and digitize these manuscripts and will use econometric methods to analyse the theatres’ underlying commercial operations. The project will apply these economic methodologies so that new perspectives on the careers of managers, playwrights, actors, and plays emerge. By synthesizing this complex data, Theatronomics will further enable us, by interacting with other datasets, to ask new interdisciplinary questions about the place of theatre within the city of London. The project will develop innovative digital humanities resources for the next generation of eighteenth-century theatre studies.

There are 5 interdependent work packages:

  • Work Package 1:  Revenue 1 (mapping and analysing the revenues generated by plays/playwrights);
  • Work Package 2:  Revenue 2 (mapping and analysing the socioeconomic profile of theatre audiences);
  • Work Package 3:  Costs 1 (mapping and analysing actor salaries over the life-cycle of careers);
  • Work Package 4:  Costs 2 (mapping and analysing other costs e.g. advertising, administration, security, music, scenography);
  • Work Package 5:  The new theatre history (developing case-studies by correlating financial data/trends from the other work packages with external factors affecting attendance such as weather, military conflict, and parliamentary events).

The research team will comprise of the PI, 4 postdoctoral researchers, and 2 Research Assistants. They will be based in the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies, located in the Hardiman Research Building.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will use their expertise in economics to work closely with the project team and Principal Investigator Professor David O'Shaughnessy, and play a leading role in the development of new interdisciplinary methodologies for analysing the revenues of the two major London theatres of the eighteenth century. They will develop dynamic profiles of theatres, managers, playwrights, plays, and the theatre audience as the repertory evolves across the period (WP 1 and WP2). They will also examine the salary lifecycle of the Georgian actor as well as building up a full picture of the other costs incurred by the theatres during the period. (WP3 and WP 4). The roles will involve working in partnership with theatre historians to develop econometric analytical frameworks that will meet the needs of humanities scholarship.

All researchers will work under the direct supervision of Professor David O'Shaughnessy.

Duties:

  • Developing appropriate econometric models for the analysis of theatre financial data
  • Profiling actors, managers, playwrights, other theatre employees from a financial perspective
  • Analysing the revenues / costs of the theatre
  • Developing a detailed profile of the Georgian actor's salary lifecycle
  • Developing profiles of the theatre audiences across the period
  • Associated administrative duties
  • Contributing to the project website, social media outputs
  • Prepare research work for publication, individually or in collaboration with research team, and disseminate results as appropriate (peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations)

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Economics / Economic History or a cognate discipline, with a significant econometric element (submitted before interview date)
  • Significant experience with large data-sets
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work well both collaboratively and independently
  • Highly motivated, with excellent organisational skills

Desirable Requirements:

  • Interest in cultural economics / labour economics / economic history / economics of the arts / industrial economics
  • Experience of quantitative research
  • Peer-reviewed publication record
  • Experience of working with digital humanities / TEI

Salary: PDR 1 €39,522 to PDR 6 €45,611 per annum (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.  'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.' 

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

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

Further information about {school/centre} is available at weblink. 

Informal enquiries concerning this position may be made by contacting Professor David O'Shaughnessy: david.oshaughnessy@nuigalway.ie.

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter outlining the applicant's suitability for the role, CV, a sample of academic written work (e.g. published article, thesis chapter), and the contact details of two referees. Applications should be sent via email (in PDF only) to mooreinstitute@nuigalway.ie  

Please put the reference number NUIG RES 108-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, Thursday 2 June, 2022. 

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

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

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

Closing Date: Thursday, 02 Jun 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher - Cultural Economics (NUIG RES 108-22)

NUIG RES 113-22 Postdoctoral Researcher:Trustworthiness for AI and Data, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway

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

 

The Postdoctoral researcher post is funded through the Horizon Europe project "Adra-e" that has been granted by the European Union. This project is highly interdisciplinary as it supports the advancement of AI, Data and Robotics related industries and businesses in Europe on an unprecedented scale with a European approach that optimizes economic benefits combined with European and global standards of our civil society that include responsibility, participation, and ethical principles. The consortium comprises includes 15 European partners including academic partners such as INRIA, DFKI and University of Amsterdam, and global companies including Siemens and Atos.

 

The Postdoctoral researcher will be expected to perform a leading role in Adra-e within an established group of researchers and PhD students focusing on AI and Data analytics, as well as a long tradition of applying this expertise in various domains, including healthcare, education, sustainability, smart cities, privacy, and digital humanities.

 

Job Description:

The Postdoctoral researcher will be the lead researcher on the Adra-e to support trustworthy AI and Data technologies. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape the trustworthy AI and Data landscape within Europe, develop tools to support the understanding of the performance of trustworthy AI and Data technologies, and support stakeholder awareness and education. You will participate in cross-consortium meetings with academic and industry project partners and engage within external events with stakeholders in the European AI and Data Ecosystem.

 

The successful candidate will be based in the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway. The candidate will be supported in their professional development, be able to avail of a range of career level focussed training opportunities, have the potential to publish research findings in leading journals and international events.

 

Duties:

The successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Develop and promote tools for labelling the quality and performance of trustworthy AI technologies and applications).
  • Curate and promote content for education and outreach that support the understanding of the effects and expectations of AI and data technologies and applications.
    • Establish collaborations with industry on trustworthy AI and data technologies and applications
    • Developing new directions of research leading to peer-reviewed publications in top conferences and journals
    • The project will involve international travel to consortium meetings and presentations of research at international conferences
    • Proactively identify opportunities for external funding sources and prepare grant proposals in collaboration with the PI.
    • Leading project management, reporting and team management for the project including the supervision of junior researchers

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

Regarding experience and qualifications, candidates must have:

  • a PhD in information systems, computer science, or related fields
  • a clear ability to conduct and publish excellent research in top-ranked conferences and journals
  • An understanding of state of the art in AI and Data Technologies

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in successfully preparing/writing grant proposals and participating in collaborative research projects
  • Strong experience in working or managing in a complex research environment, within small and large teams, co-located or distributed
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation and scientific writing skills, and a sense of passion and ambition in addressing research challenges

 

Salary:  €39,523 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: Position is available from July 1st 2022

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Edward Curry: edward.curry@insight-centre.org

 

Please put reference number NUIG-113-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5 pm on 9th June 2022.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Closing Date: Thursday, 09 Jun 2022

Application: Ref. No. NUIG RES 113-22 Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Research Manager – EcoFoodSystems, Agriculture & Bioeconomy, Ryan Institute, College of Science & Engineering, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 111-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Manager for the EU/IFAD-funded EcoFoodSystems project with the Agriculture & Bioeconomy Research Centre, Ryan Institute at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway).

 

This position is funded by the European Union (EU) and is available from earliest possible start date in June 2022 to Project contract end date of 31/12/2025.

 

Project Title: Climate-resilient agroecological transitions of food systems (EcoFoodSystems).

 

Objectives of the project:

The research and innovation goal of the EcoFoodSystems  project is to develop a systems-based approach  for agroecological transitions of urban and peri-urban food systems for improved health and climate resilience, with corresponding decision-support tools and multi-stakeholder platforms to facilitate coordinated, landscape-scale transitions to navigate associated benefits and trade-offs for both rural and urban communities within city region food systems. The EcoFoodSystems project will engage in development and co-creation of sub-national decision-support dashboards and decision-support tools in collaboration with city regional stakeholders, end-users and beneficiaries in the food systems of selected city regions in Ethiopia, Vietnam and Colombia. See: www.ecofoodsystems.org

 

Job Description:

The EU/IFAD funded EcoFoodSystems project is seeking a dynamic Project Manager who will work closely with the Lead Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators to generate research and innovation impacts from the project.  By 2050, more than two thirds of the world population will be living in urban areas, the majority living in cities. Food systems serve diverse farmer and consumer constituencies with differentiated impacts on sustainability, economic growth, social inclusion and nutrition. A rural-urban food systems transition focus is critical to ensuring sustainable rural development in concert with transitioning of food systems in city regions towards more sustainable, resilient, and healthy dietary outcomes. The EcoFoodSystems project places particular emphasis on linking national to subnational food systems (including data systems for decision-support) in each of the three countries to generate data and knowledge for more effective decision-making that enables climate-resilient agroecological transitions of food systems.

 

Led by the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), with global partners including CIAT-Bioversity Alliance, Wageningen University and Research (WUR) and RIKOLTO, the EcoFoodSystems project builds from previous food systems activities and processes in Ethiopia, Vietnam and Colombia. EcoFoodSystems will: (1) Develop a systems and evidence-based approach for priority-setting and targeting of landscape, value chain, community and farm scale agroecological intensification interventions/innovations that enable socially-inclusive food system and nutrition transformations; and (2) Co-create  scaling strategies for agroecological innovations to enable City-Regional food systems transitions that improve sustainability, nutritional security and climate resilience in each country with relevant stakeholders.

The EcoFoodSystems Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Manager will be responsible for the project management of the overall program, under the direction of the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators, to ensure that the projects goals, milestones and impact are reached.

Duties:  The successful candidate will be actively involved in:

  • Planning and designing the research and innovation programme and proactively monitoring its progress, resolving issues, and initiating appropriate corrective action.
  • Ensuring integrity of the EcoFoodSystems Project - focusing inwardly on the internal consistency of the programme, and outwardly on its coherence with infrastructure planning, interfaces with other programmes and corporate, technical and specialist standards.
  • Assisting with management of the program's budget, monitoring expenditure and costs against delivered and realised benefits as the programme progresses.
  • Ensuring the progression of milestones and delivery of research objectives, outputs, impacts and outcomes in accordance with the project plan.
  • Provision of financial, administrative, reporting and personnel management support to the Lead PI as required.
  • Assisting in interactions with consortium partners, key international stakeholders security and the European Commission
  • Managing third party contributions to the project and communications with takeholders
  • Managing any risks to the project's successful outcome
  • Reporting the progress of the program at regular intervals to the PI, Co-PIs, governance committee and funders.
  • Organizing project team meetings and outreach activities, including liaising with relevant public and private sector actors.
  • Enabling internationally cutting-edge research and innovation activities of the EcoFoodSystems project.  
  • Ensuring high impact research outputs, impacts and outcomes from EcoFoodSystems project.  
  • Keeping appropriate records as directed and in line with Funder/University policy
  • Working closely with Professor Spillane and his research team on an on-going basis to support the efficient functioning of the EcoFoodSystems project through providing continuous contributions to the technical program, including aiding in the preparation of grant reporting, stakeholder engagement, and follow-on research and innovation financing leverage

 

Essential Requirements:

 

  • PhD in food systems or a relevant area, with research project management experience.
  • Significant postdoctoral experience on topics of relevance to the EcoFoodSystems project (e.g. food systems, scaling pathways, dietary transitions, environmental footprinting and modelling, data and policy analysis, impact pathways).
  • Significant skills in project management of large agri-research programs (e.g. for EU, IFAD, donors)
  • Strong understanding of international agricultural research and innovation food systems activities, needs and priorities, particularly of donors, multilateral orgs (e.g. IFAD), national systems, CGIAR system, value chains, stakeholder groups and beneficiaries.
  • Ability to convert project theories of change into tangible outputs and impacts.
  • Willingness to travel to partner countries for project coordination and activities.
  • Excellent communication, leadership and organisational skills.
    • Excellent data analysis and scientific/report writing skills.
    • Strong knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures.

 

Desirable Requirements:

 

  • Significant experience in international agricultural or agrifood systems development arena is an advantage, with critical understanding of co-benefits and tradeoffs associated with different agrifood systems transition and transformation pathways.
  • Excellent project management skills, with demonstrated proficiency in relevant project management methodologies, tools, and techniques; professional certification in project management is an advantage.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, editing, and reporting skills in English. Working knowledge of French, Spanish, Arabic, or another major language is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software packages, with skills in relevant project management software being an advantage.
  • Ability and willingness to work in and promote diverse multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environments.

 

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 immediately

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

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: www.ryaninstitute.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. Charles Spillane Charles.spillane@nuigalway.ie  

Please put reference number NUIG RES 111-22  in the subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Monday 30th May 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, 30 May 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Manager - EcoFoodSystems (NUIG RES 111-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher - Wavelia Clinical Investigation Discipline of Surgery, School of Medicine, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 114-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (50%), specific-purpose Postdoctoral Researcher - Wavelia Clinical Investigation with the Discipline of Surgery, Lambe Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway. This 14-month position is funded by Microwave Vision Group (MVG) and is available from 1st June 2022.

The Wavelia MBI investigational medical device is being developed by MVG Industries, France. The First-in-Human (FiH) clinical investigation of Wavelia, has been recently performed in the Clinical Research Facility Galway (CRFG) on 25 patients, with principal investigator, Prof. Michael Kerin.

Job Description:

The Postdoctoral Researcher will actively contribute to the Wavelia clinical investigation, and train on the software modules embedded in the investigational medical device: Microwave Breast Imaging (MBI) subsystem and the Optical Breast Contour Detection (OBCD) subsystem. It is a part-time, on-site role. The successful candidate will work with clinicians, researchers, and patients, and manage time to deliver on all aspects of the job.

Duties:

  • Coordinate and perform tasks related to the Wavelia breast cancer clinical investigation study.
  • Prepare the Wavelia imaging system.
  • Conduct patient clinical examination, with the support of research nurse.
  • Acquire data from each clinical examination.
  • Perform post-examination procedures, with the support of research nurse.
    • Develop, complete, and maintain Standard Operating Procedures, research reports and clinical investigation site documentation.
    • Present on research progress and outcomes to the PI and industry partners.
    • Manage consumables and resources within the remit of the clinical investigation.
    • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings and training courses.

Qualifications/Experience:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in biomedical or bioelectronic engineering.
  • Experience of working in a clinical research environment.
  • Experience in operating medical device(s)
  • Experience working as part of a project team with good communication skills

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in patient-centred clinical investigations or research projects.
  • Experience in operating medical imaging device(s)
  • Practical, proactive approach to job tasks - troubleshooting equipment, consumable/material management, document management.

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

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 June 2022

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

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

Further information is available at Surgery NUI Galway, MVG Group and www.Wavelia.com

Informal Enquiries concerning the post may be made to: Michael.kerin@nuigalway.ie.

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

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG RES 114-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 31st May 2022

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

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

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

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

Closing Date: Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher - Wavelia Clinical Investigation (NUIG RES 114-22)

Research Assistant ‘Evaluation of potential Irish Blue Carbon Ecosystems’ – Botany and Plant Science, and Earth and Ocean Sciences, School of Natural Sciences, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 115-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term Research Assistant position within the School of Natural Sciences

(https://www.nuigalway.ie/botany/ and https://www.nuigalway.ie/eos/)

and https://www.nuigalway.ie/ryaninstitute/researchcentresandclusters/corex/).

 

This position is funded by The Marine Institute and is available from 1 September 2022 to contract end date of 31 August 2024.

 

Job Description:

We seek to recruit an early-stage scientist with a keen interest in marine primary productivity and coastal carbon systems. 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).

Ocean and coastal marine systems play a significant role in the global carbon cycle, representing the largest long-term sink of carbon (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.

The Research Assistant will be based in the School of Natural Sciences at NUI Galway. The successful candidate will undertake research led by Dr Rachel Cave (https://nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/natural-sciences/rachelcave/) in collaboration with other BlueC project members at the NUI Galway (Prof Dagmar Stengel (https://nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/natural-sciences/dagmarstengel/), and Prof Mark Johnson (https://nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/natural-sciences/markjohnson/), and collaborators at the Marine Institute (www.marine.ie).

The successful candidate will undertake a desk-based detailed evaluation of potential blue carbon ecosystems in Ireland and their capacity for carbon storage. It will gather and process existing data on relevant ecosystems and contribute to the mapping of potential blue carbon ecosystems, their extents and likely threats. A suitable candidate will ideally have a background in marine biology or marine biogeochemistry including carbon systems, and expertise in data mining, habitat mapping and GIS.

Duties:

The Research Assistant will

  • Be responsible for undertaking a desk-based research into potential blue carbon habitats in Ireland, to include macroalgae, shell fish, coldwater corals, phytoplankton and coastal and deep-water soft sediment systems
  • Undertake data mining, production of coastal habitat maps, and contribute to ecological modelling
  • Liaise with the wider project team and external researchers on data sources relevant to the topic
  • Assist with wider blue carbon project fieldwork as required
  • Assist with evaluation of existing data and gaps, and lead the writing of a report on the contribution of coastal and off-shore habitats currently classified as ‘potential’ blue carbon ecosystems
  • Be highly motivated and a good communicator (strong scientific writing skills are essential)

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

The successful candidate should be highly self-motivated and have some background and particular interest in marine biology, biogeochemistry and ecology. In addition to a relevant degree(s), the successful candidate will ideally have experience in GIS, marine data processing, literature search and scientific writing and dissemination, with a focus on marine/coastal biology, ecology and biogeochemistry, habitat mapping, and blue carbon methodologies.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • First or Second Class Honours Degree in an appropriate discipline (Marine Science/Biology, Botany/Plant Science, Marine Biogeochemistry, Earth and Ocean Sciences)
  • Good familiarity with marine/coastal biology, ecology and biogeochemistry
  • Background and particular interest in marine biology, biogeochemistry and ecology
  • Experience in literature search and scientific writing and dissemination,

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • MSc in an appropriate discipline (Marine Science/Biology, Botany/Plant Science, Marine Biogeochemistry, Earth and Ocean Sciences)
  • Experience in Habitat mapping,
  • Experience in blue carbon methodologies
  • Experience in GIS or marine data processing

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post.

 

Salary: IUA Scale 1 (€27,380 p.a.) 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 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 the College of Science and Engineering is available at https://www.nuigalway.ie/science-engineering/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Rachel Cave (Earth and Ocean Sciences) rachel.cave(at)nuigalway.ie or Prof Dagmar Stengel (Botany and Plant Science) dagmar.stengel(at)nuigalway.ie, School of Natural Sciences and Ryan Institute; National University of Ireland Galway, Galway.

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter stating your interest and suitability, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to

Professor Dagmar Stengel (dagmar.stengel(at)nuigalway.ie) (dagmar.stengel@nuigalway.ie),

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 115-22 and Blue Carbon Research Assistant Application in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 15 June 2022 at 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 115-22 Research Assistant

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

NUIG RES 121-22 Postdoctoral Researcher School of Science and Engineering, NUI Galway.

Postdoctoral Researcher – Development of Open Source Software and Hardware Solutions for Improved Prosthetic Sockets Design

Science & Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Ref. No. NUIG-RES 121-22

 

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

 This position is funded through the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centre LERO, and is available from 01/08/2022 to the contract end date of 01/06/2023 (or 10 months from start).

 This position is part of the SimuLimb project, which aims to create, deploy, and clinically evaluate, an open source experimental and computational framework for automated prosthetic socket design. The project features the acquisition of clinical data, such as limb shape and tissue mechanical properties, and to use this data in a computational framework for socket design. Next sockets are 3D printed and tested and clinically evaluated.

 Job Description:

The successful candidate will work within the SimuLimb project and focus on software and hardware needed for the experimental data acquisition. In particular the successful candidate will develop and deploy an open hardware 3D digital image correlation system to capture limb shape and tissue deformation. These measurements allow other members of the research team to computationally design optimal prosthetic sockets. Once manufactured the sockets are tested at a local prosthetics clinic. Furthermore, to facilitate socket evaluation, the successful candidate will develop a skin pressure sensor system.

 Duties:

  • Improve an existing system for limb shape and deformation imaging based on a circular configuration of Raspberry Pi cameras.
  • Develop and validate a simple within socket skin pressure measurement system for socket load evaluation
  • Work with clinicians to deploy and evaluate the imaging system on volunteers/patients in a clinical setting
  • Development of software for control of the imaging and sensor systems
  • Publication of scientific outputs such as: research articles, open data, open source software, and open hardware.
  • Provide mentorship to PhD students within the research group
  • Actively participate in national/international conferences and meetings

 Qualifications/Skills required:

 Essential Requirements:

  • A primary degree and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a closely-related discipline.
  • A strong commitment to principals of open science
  • Experience with programming languages such as MATLAB, Python, and Julia.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills. 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with Raspberry Pi and/or Arduino, and other embedded electronics and sensor systems
  • Hands-on electronics development skills
  • Experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software
  • Experience with 3D printing
  • Knowledge of soft tissue biomechanics
  • Experience in open source software development
  • Experience with the Julia programming language
  • Experience with the Ubuntu operating system

 Salary: €39,522 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 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

 Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Kevin Moerman (kevin.moerman@nuigalway.ie).

 To Apply:

In order to apply please submit a cover letter, a CV, and the contact details of three referees. All documents should be sent in PDF format only to: Dr Kevin Moerman, kevin.moerman@nuigalway.ie. Please put reference number NUIG-RES 121-22i n the subject line of your e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 09/06/2022

  Interviews are planned to be held between 27/06/2022 and 11/07/2022

 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

 

'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: Thursday, 02 Jun 2022

Application: NUIG RES 121-22 Postdoctoral Researcher School of Science and Engineering

NUIG RES 120-22 Research Fellow - Health Data & Analytics Activity Lead,Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time position as Research Fellow to lead the Health Data & Analytics Activity at the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC), National University of Ireland, Galway. The position is available immediately, with flexibility to work from our Dublin or Galway offices.

 

Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC)

ICHEC is Ireland’s national centre for High-Performance Computing (HPC) providing digital infrastructure capabilities and expertise through R&D engagements and skills development programmes to academia, industry and public sector organisations.

With a highly ambitious leading-edge Strategy for 2021-2025, ICHEC provides infrastructure services and expertise in HPC and data intelligence to develop efficient platforms, solutions and services based on technologies including AI, high performance data analytics, Earth Observation, quantum computing and cybersecurity across several sectors including environmental sciences, healthcare, agriculture, energy, financial services and ICT.

ICHEC works in close partnership with a number of national and international researchers, enterprises and public authorities for joint R&D, skills development, and provisioning HPC and data services to accelerate their digital transformation and green transition.

For more details reach out to our Centre Technical Manager, Dr. Venkatesh Kannan or visit www.ichec.ie.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be the technical lead of the Health Data & Analytics Activity at ICHEC working in close collaboration with several national and international academic, industry and public sector partners to leverage HPC-based technologies for the management and analytics methods targeting e-health-related data and solutions.

 

The successful candidate will

  • be responsible for leading the focus areas & R&D projects associated with health data curation, management, linking and analytics targeting the creation of health data and analytics platforms and services;
  • work closely with other ICHEC Programmes & Activities, particularly National Services, EuroCC Academic Flagship & SME Accelerator Programmes, Climate Sciences, Earth Observation, Performance Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Computing & Data Space and Quantum Computing;
  • collaborate with national and international research/industry partners who are HPC- and health-related technology developers and end-users for collaborative R&D;
  • disseminate the outcomes of the projects through reports, publications, press releases and presentations at events;
  • lead the preparation and delivery of relevant training courses to academic, industry and public sector audiences.

This is a role for a highly motivated problem-solver, with a creative and analytical mind to build new HPC-aided health data platforms, services and solutions that will have a global impact.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  1. A Ph.D. with 3+ years of experience in a domain relevant to health data management and/or analytics.
  2. Robust knowledge in at least two of the following areas:
    1. Principles and practices of e-health data lifecycle and privacy including collection, curation, sharing, linking and analysis of electronic health records and medical datasets.
    2. Architectures and methods for developing digital platforms and environments for health data services and their analysis.
    3. Design and development of Digital Twins of medical or health systems.
  3. Strong knowledge of national and European programmes, frameworks and approaches for the development of health data spaces.
  4. Extensive knowledge and experience of engaging with and managing relevant stakeholders, including clinician/patient representative groups and health data platform and service experts/organisations.
  5. Experience in technical leadership of health data-related projects with academic, research and/or industry partners with excellent communication and organisational skills.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  1. Knowledge of activities and technical frameworks such as DASSL, GAIA-X and European Health Data Space.
  2. Experience in co-developing HPC and data management platforms for health data management and analysis.
  3. Exposure to Agile/PRINCE2 project management frameworks.

 

Salary: €56,933 - €74,324 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 immediately.

 

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

 

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

 

Further information about ICHEC is available at www.ichec.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to recruit@ichec.ie

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a 1-page motivation letter, CV (max. 3 pages), and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in a single PDF only) to recruit@ichec.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 120-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 2nd May 2022

 

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

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment. National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

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

 

 

Closing Date: Thursday, 02 Jun 2022

Application: NUIG RES 120-22 Research Fellow - Health Data & Analytics Activity Lead

NUIG RES 119-22 Research Fellow - Performance Engineering Activity Lead,Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time position as Research Fellow to lead the Performance Engineering Activity at the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC), National University of Ireland, Galway. The position is available immediately, with flexibility to work from our Dublin or Galway offices.

 

Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC)

ICHEC is Ireland’s national centre for High-Performance Computing (HPC) providing digital infrastructure capabilities and expertise through R&D engagements and skills development programmes to academia, industry and public sector organisations.

With a highly ambitious leading-edge Strategy for 2021-2025, ICHEC provides infrastructure services and expertise in HPC and data intelligence to develop efficient platforms, solutions and services based on technologies including AI, high performance data analytics, Earth Observation, quantum computing and cybersecurity across several sectors including environmental sciences, healthcare, agriculture, energy, financial services and ICT.

ICHEC works in close partnership with a number of national and international researchers, enterprises and public authorities for joint R&D, skills development, and provisioning HPC and data services to accelerate their digital transformation and green transition.

For more details reach out to our Centre Technical Manager, Dr. Venkatesh Kannan or visit www.ichec.ie.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be the technical lead of the Performance Engineering Activity at ICHEC working in close collaboration with several national and international academic, industry and public sector partners to leverage high-performance computing technologies for simulation, analytics and data management, as well as their R&D and application to a number of domains.

 

The successful candidate will

  • be responsible for leading the focus areas & R&D projects associated with performance optimisation of workloads and workflows on a wide range of HPC architectures (single-node, accelerators, cluster/cloud/edge computing platforms);
  • work closely with other ICHEC Programmes & Activities, particularly National Services, EuroCC Academic Flagship & SME Accelerator Programmes, Climate Sciences, Earth Observation, Health Data & Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Computing & Data Space and Quantum Computing;
  • collaborate with national and international research/industry partners who are HPC technology developers and end-users for collaborative R&D;
  • disseminate the outcomes of the projects through reports, publications, press releases and presentations at events;
  • lead the preparation and delivery of relevant training courses to academic, industry and public sector audiences.

This is a role for a highly motivated problem-solver, with a creative and analytical mind to build new HPC platforms, services and solutions that will have a global impact.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  1. A Ph.D. with 3+ years of experience in a domain relevant to high performance computing.
  2. Robust knowledge of HPC covering at least two of the following areas:
    1. Processor and computer architectures such as CPU, GPU, shared/distributed memory cluster systems or others.
    2. Parallel programming models such as MPI, OpenMP, CUDA or others.
    3. Storage and data management such as file, storage and I/O systems.
  3. Experience in performance analysis and optimisation techniques and tools of numerical simulation and/or AI-based workloads and workflows on single node and multi-node systems.
  4. Experience in technical leadership of HPC-related projects with academic, research and/or industry partners with excellent communication and organisational skills.
  1. Experience in at least one of the following languages: C, C++, Fortran, Julia, or similar.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  1. Experience in R&D of software-based HPC storage management techniques and tools.
  2. Experience with workflow orchestration tools such as Kubernetes, Docker, Singularly, Dask, Apache Spark, or others.
  3. Knowledge of integrating HPC and quantum computing system stacks.
  4. Exposure to Agile/PRINCE2 project management frameworks.

 

Salary: €56,993 - €74,324 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 immediately.

 

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

 

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

 

Further information about ICHEC is available at www.ichec.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to recruit@ichec.ie

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a 1-page motivation letter, CV (max. 3 pages), and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in a single PDF only) to recruit@ichec.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 119-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 2nd June  2022

 

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

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment. National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

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

Closing Date: Thursday, 02 Jun 2022

Application: NUIG RES 119-22 Research Fellow - Performance Engineering Activity Lead

Research Fellow – Tidal Energy, SFI MaREI Centre, Ryan Institute, School of Engineering, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 117-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as Research Fellow within the Sustainable and Resilient Structures Research Group (www.nuigalway.ie/structures) in the SFI MaREI Centre (www.marei.ie) based in the School of Engineering (http://www.nuigalway.ie/engineering/) and Ryan Institute (http://www.nuigalway.ie/ryaninstitute/) at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by the National University of Ireland Galway, as well as the European Commission through Horizon 2020 and Science Foundation Ireland, and is available from July 2022 for a period of 2 years initially (subject to extension if additional funding becomes available).

 

The Research Area:

The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team to develop pathways for a just transition in decarbonising our economy, while enhancing the health and resilience of our ocean & coastal communities (people, wildlife and environment). The main focus is developing tidal energy as a clean, affordable and reliable energy source. Tidal energy, in parallel with other renewable sources, is a key enabling technology to the decarbonisation of the global energy sector. It has the potential to contribute significantly to global electricity supply, with worldwide tidal resource estimated at over 1200 TWh per annum. It is very attractive as a renewable energy resource, as it is highly predictable and has little visual impact. The industry has progressed steadily over the last 20 years with the first utility-scale devices deployed in recent years, but there a number of key challenges to overcome for the sector to progress to full maturity. For example, tidal energy devices must efficiently generate power in hugely variable operating conditions, whilst being subjected to massive structural loads and extremely harsh marine climates. Furthermore, they must be deployed at sites with a suitable resource in such a way that they respect the requirements of other marine users and do not adversely impact on the environment.

 

Project Team:

The research team comprises of eight (8) Principle Investigators and five (5) doctoral researchers within the Tidal Energy project ‘TIDAL-GES' at NUI Galway. The project will engage with multiple stakeholders – including the people living in the coastal communities - to unlock the potential benefits for them in our drive to decarbonise the economy. Part of the NUI Galway Global Challenges Programme, the project will bring together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and a wide variety of stakeholders. Through the H2020 CRIMSON project, the team is collaborating with a number of leading tidal energy technology developers to commercialise a recyclable and innovative manufacturing solution for an optimised novel marine turbine. The core interdisciplinary NUI Galway team will collaborate to develop pathways for a just transition in decarbonising our economy, while enhancing the health and resilience of our ocean & coastal communities (people, wildlife and environment).

  • Prof Jamie Goggins (Professor of Civil Engineering, MaREI Centre, Ryan Institute & School of Engineering) will lead the project and lead the technical work on developing the next generation of tidal energy technology with the support of senior members of the Sustainable & Resilient Structures Research Group. Prof Goggins will be the direct line lead for the successful candidate.
  • Dr Stephen Nash (Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering) will lead the work on tidal energy site modelling and the assessment of the impact of climate change on site characteristics and extreme events for tidal energy devices.
  • Dr William Finnegan (Senior Research Fellow, School of Engineering) will lead the work on tidal turbine blade development.
  • Dr Thomas Van Rensburg (Senior Lecturer, School of Business & Economics) and Prof Stephen Hynes (Professor in Economics and Director of the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit) will jointly lead the work on the economic appraisal of tidal energy and the investigation of societal attitudes towards it.
  • Dr Gesche Kindermann (Lecturer, School of Natural Science) will lead the work on stakeholder engagement and how tidal energy developers, local authorities and local communities of potential commercial tidal energy sites can work together to decarbonise the local economy, while also working together to deliver improved habitat and landscape conservation management.
  • Dr Anne Marie Power (Senior Lecturer in Zoology, School of Natural Sciences) will lead the work on developing systems to quantify the interactions of tidal energy devices with wildlife, with PhD co-supervision from Dr Colin Lawton (Senior Lecturer in Zoology, School of Natural Sciences).

Research excellence is at the heart of what we do. We provide a rich, holistic & multi-disciplinary learning experience for each research student.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work in the Sustainable and Resilient Structures Research Group (www.nuigalway.ie/structures) under the supervision of Prof Jamie Goggins and Dr William Finnegan, but will have a key role in managing the successful delivery of TIDAL-GES project and team across the multiple research groups and Schools in NUI Galway. The successful candidate will also work on technical aspects of both the TIDAL-GES and H2020 CRIMSON projects with a specific focus on developing key components for tidal energy technology, such as blades, which will include design, analysis and laboratory testing. 

 

Duties:

 

Research

  • Research into composite materials and sustainable structures, which will include design, analysis and laboratory testing. This will be done under the supervision and direction of your Principal Investigator.
  • The successful candidate is expected to define research objectives and proposals for own (or joint) research in line with research strategy whilst contributing to the research programme of the Sustainable and Resilient Structures Research group (www.nuigalway.ie) in the MaREI Centre (www.marei.ie) at NUI Galway (www.nuigalway.ie).  This will be under general guidance of the Principal Investigators/ Project Leaders.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the research area(s) both nationally and internationally.
  • Develop methods and techniques appropriate to the type of research pursued that add to the intellectual understanding of the field.
  • Develop a growing reputation within their field of research.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the policy, practices and procedures, relevant to the role, the research fellow will provide advice to junior colleagues on policy and standards, which may include broader University/ sector/ external sponsor or funder (e.g. Commercial Awareness, Research Ethics, Knowledge Transfer, Patents, Intellectual Property Rights, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities & Diversity).
  • Decide on research programmes and methodologies, often in collaboration with colleagues and sometimes subject to the approval of the head of the research programme on fundamental issues.

 

Dissemination

  • The successful candidate is expected to lead at least two publications in high quality peer reviewed journals per year.
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which you are engaged as directed by and with the support of and under the supervision of your Principal Investigator.
  • Contribute to the dissemination of research findings as appropriate to the discipline in high quality/impact peer reviewed publications, conference presentations, knowledge share events.
  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. to bodies supervising research; steering groups; other team members, as agreed with the PI/project leader.
  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings/conferences.

 

Management

  • Successfully managing research projects.
  • Support the Principal Investigator and research group in the design and development of the research programme.
  • Complete administrative and management work associated with your programme of research.
  • To identify potential funding sources and to prepare and write bids for funding proposals.  To contribute and support the development of research grant funding applications.
  • Where appropriate, act as project leader and as a line manager of research teams.
  • Co-ordinate the work of research staff.  Organise and conduct meetings with research staff to clarify objectives, develop work plans/timetables for research and support staff and communicate progress.
  • Participate in the selection of staff working on their own projects.
  • Develop and implement quality assurance measures.
  • Deal with contract negotiation and financial allocation with other collaborators for research projects.
  • Plan and implement commercial and consultancy activities
  • To carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

 

Support

  • Support and, where appropriate, co-supervise the work of undergraduate students e.g. Final Year Project Students. Furthermore, co-supervision, tutoring, mentoring and training of research graduate students associated with your research group is expected.
  • Contribute to teaching that shall normally be no more than 50 hours per annum in an associated school and under the supervision of an Academic Faculty member.
  • Take responsibility as requested for day-to-day advice and support of graduate research students associated with your research group.
  • Play a leadership role for junior colleagues
  • Peer review manuscripts for publication and/or research bids.
  • Provide expert advice on research issues to research fellows and other colleagues.

 

Other

  • Expected to make a sustained contribution to the Sustainable and Resilient Structures Research Group’s research reputation and income.
  • Continue to update knowledge and develop skills.
  • Develop internal and external contacts with researchers in related areas.
  • Contribute to work of the College/School/Research Unit through activities such as student Open Days, other promotion activity as appropriate.
  • To carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

 

Qualifications/ Skills required:

The ideal candidate should hold a PhD in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or equivalent, have a strong background in sustainable and resilient structures and is expected to have performed original scientific research within the renewable energy and/or offshore engineering sector. Candidates should have excellent communication and organisational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about renewable energy; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills. The position requires communication with the different partners of the consortium, thus excellent communication skills are mandatory.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Honours degree (at least 2.1 or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or equivalent.
  • PhD in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics or Materials Science on the topic of renewable energy and/or offshore engineering and/or have 10+ years research experience in marine renewable energy.
  • Evidence of leading research and development project teams.
  • Demonstrable experience in both independent and collaborative research.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English language).
  • Evidence of scientific publication and dissemination of results in peer reviewed scientific papers.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in laboratory testing, especially mechanical and/or structural testing.
  • Evidence of experience in design, manufacture and/or testing of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite structures.
  • Evidence of commercial development of novel technologies.
  • Evidence of innovative thinking, able to work both independently and in cross-disciplinary teams.
    • Appropriate supervisory or teaching experience may be an advantage.

 

Salary:  

€56,993 to €62,037 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

 

Start date: Position is available from earliest possible start date from 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 information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

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

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Prof Jamie Goggins  (Jamie.goggins@nuigalway.ie) and/or Dr William Finnegan (william.finnegan@nuigalway.ie)

 

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG RES 117-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Sunday 5th June 2022

 

Interviews are planned to be held during the week of 20th June 2022, which will be held virtually using MS Teams

 

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

 

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

 

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

Closing Date: Sunday, 05 Jun 2022

Application: Research Fellow – Tidal Energy, SFI MaREI Centre (NUIG RES 117-22)

Research Fellow – Sustainable and Resilient Structures, SFI MaREI Centre, Ryan Institute, School of Engineering, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 118-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as Research Fellow within the Sustainable and Resilient Structures Research Group (www.nuigalway.ie/structures) in the SFI MaREI Centre (www.marei.ie) based in the School of Engineering (http://www.nuigalway.ie/engineering/) and Ryan Institute (http://www.nuigalway.ie/ryaninstitute/) at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway.

 

This position is funded by the European Commission through the METABUILDING Labs project, as well as Science Foundation Ireland through the MaREI Centre and Enterprise Ireland through the Construction Technology Centre, and is available from July 2022 for a period of 2 years initially (subject to extension if additional funding becomes available).

 

The Research Area:

The Sustainable and Resilient Structures Research Group (www.nuigalway.ie/structures) in the SFI MaREI Centre (www.marei.ie) have expertise in developing sustainable and resilient structures for buildings and energy infrastructure. The team applies leading-edge scientific and engineering methods to develop the improved infrastructure and built environment required for sustainable social and economic development. The research group have a strong history of collaboration with industry and international research institutes. The Sustainable and Resilient Structures Research Group is part of the SFI MaREI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine and lead the Materials & Structures research area within that national research centre. We have developed a world-leading large structures test cell in the Alice Perry Engineering building at NUI Galway. In this state-of-the-art testing facility the team are collaborating with and testing novel structures for world-leading leading marine renewable energy companies, testing large aerospace structures and testing various construction technologies. The Alice Perry Engineering building itself is a living laboratory used in teaching and research, as well as hosting a range of state-of-the-art laboratories, such as additive manufacturing/3D printing, material testing, timber engineering, concrete technology, hydraulics and thermodynamics laboratories. Furthermore, during the H2020 METABUILDING Labs project (https://metabuilding-labs.eu/) we are developing open innovation test beds for building envelopes, which will be installed in 13 leading research performing organisations in Europe, including in NUI Galway.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work in the Sustainable and Resilient Structures Research Group (www.nuigalway.ie/structures) under the supervision of Prof Jamie Goggins and Dr Magdalena Hajdukiewicz to investigate modern methods of construction. There will be a specific focus on building envelopes and sustainable structures, which will include design, analysis and laboratory testing. 

Duties:

 

Research

  • Research into modern methods of construction, which will include design, analysis and laboratory testing. This will be done under the supervision and direction of your principal investigator (PI).
  • The successful candidate is expected to define research objectives and proposals for own (or joint) research in line with research strategy whilst contributing to the research programme of the Sustainable and Resilient Structures Research group (www.nuigalway.ie/structures) in the MaREI Centre (www.marei.ie) at NUI Galway (www.nuigalway.ie).  This will be under general guidance of the PIs/ project leaders.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the research area(s) both nationally and internationally.
  • Develop methods and techniques appropriate to the type of research pursued that add to the intellectual understanding of the field.
  • Develop a growing reputation within their field of research.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the policy, practices and procedures, relevant to the role, the research fellow will provide advice to junior colleagues on policy and standards, which may include broader University/ sector/ external sponsor or funder (e.g. Commercial Awareness, Research Ethics, Knowledge Transfer, Patents, Intellectual Property Rights, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities & Diversity).
  • Decide on research programmes and methodologies, often in collaboration with colleagues and sometimes subject to the approval of the head of the research programme on fundamental issues.

 

Dissemination

  • The successful candidate is expected to lead at least two publications in high quality peer-reviewed journals per year.
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which you are engaged as directed by and with the support of and under the supervision of your PI.
  • Contribute to the dissemination of research findings as appropriate to the discipline in high quality/impact peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, knowledge share events.
  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. to bodies supervising research; steering groups; other team members, as agreed with the PI/project leader.
  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings/conferences.

 

Management

  • Successfully managing research projects.
  • Support the Principal Investigator and research group in the design and development of the research programme.
  • Complete administrative and management work associated with your programme of research.
  • To identify potential funding sources and to prepare and write bids for funding proposals.  To contribute and support the development of research grant funding applications.
  • Where appropriate, act as project leader and as a line manager of research teams.
  • Co-ordinate the work of research staff.  Organise and conduct meetings with research staff to clarify objectives, develop work plans/timetables for research and support staff and communicate progress.
  • Participate in the selection of staff working on their own projects.
  • Develop and implement quality assurance measures.
  • Deal with contract negotiation and financial allocation with other collaborators for research projects.
  • Plan and implement commercial and consultancy activities.
  • To carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

 

Support

  • Support and, where appropriate, co-supervise the work of undergraduate students e.g. final year project students. At Research Fellow, co-supervision, tutoring, mentoring and training of research graduate students associated with your research group is expected.
  • Contribute to teaching that shall normally be no more than 50 hours per annum in an associated school and under the supervision of an academic faculty member.
  • Take responsibility as requested for day-to-day advice and support of graduate research students associated with your research group.
  • Play a leadership role for junior colleagues.
  • Peer-review manuscripts for publication and/or research bids.
  • Provide expert advice on research issues to research fellows and other colleagues.

 

Other

  • Expected to make a sustained contribution to the Sustainable and Resilient Structures Research Group’s research reputation and income.
  • Continue to update knowledge and develop skills.
  • Develop internal and external contacts with researchers in related areas.
  • Contribute to work of the College/School/Research Unit through activities such as student Open Days, education and public engagement activities and other promotion activities as appropriate.
  • To carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

 

Qualifications/ Skills required:

The ideal candidate should hold a PhD in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or equivalent, have a strong background in construction technology and structures and is expected to have performed original scientific research on sustainable and resilient buildings. Candidates should have excellent communication and organisational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about sustainable and resilient buildings; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills. The position requires communication with the different partners of the consortium; thus, excellent communication skills are mandatory.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Honours degree (at least 2.1 or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or equivalent.
  • PhD in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics or Materials Science on the topic of sustainable and resilient buildings and/or have 10+ years research experience in sustainable and resilient buildings.
  • Evidence of experience in design, manufacturing and/or testing of buildings or building components.
  • Evidence of leading novel sustainable buildings research and developing project teams.
  • Demonstrable experience in both independent and collaborative research.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English language).
  • Evidence of scientific publication and dissemination of results in peer-reviewed scientific papers.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in laboratory testing, especially thermal, mechanical and/or structural testing.
  • Evidence of commercial development of novel construction technologies.
  • Evidence of innovative thinking, able to work both independently and in cross-disciplinary teams.
    • Appropriate supervisory or teaching experience may be an advantage.

 

Applications from female researchers are particularly encouraged.

 

Salary:  

€56,933 to €62,037 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

Start date: Position is available from earliest possible start date 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 information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Further information about the Sustainable and Resilient Structures Research Group at NUI Galway is available at www.nuigalway.ie/structures, SFI MaREI Centre at www.marei.ie, the School of Engineering at http://www.nuigalway.ie/engineering/ , Ryan Institute at http://www.nuigalway.ie/ryaninstitute/ and METABUILDING Labs at https://metabuilding-labs.eu/.

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Prof Jamie Goggins  (Jamie.goggins@nuigalway.ie) and/or Dr Magdalena Hajdukiewicz (magdalena.hajdukiewicz@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 formats only) to Ms Gráinne Morahan: grainne.morahan@nuigalway.ie.

Please put reference number NUIG RES 118-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 pm Sunday, 5th June 2022.

 

Interviews are planned to be held during the week of 13th June 2022, which will be held virtually using MS Teams.

 

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

 

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

 

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

Closing Date: Sunday, 05 Jun 2022

Application: Research Fellow – Sustainable and Resilient Structures (NUIG RES 118-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistics, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences(NUIG RES 122-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time 30-month position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistics in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from July 2022 to contract end date of December 2024. This is a co-led project with Dr. Andrew Simpkin at NUI Galway and Prof. Norma Bargary at the University of Limerick The successful candidate will join Dr. Simpkin’s research group at the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at NUI Galway. This group’s aim is to foster new collaborative research, in particular on problems that arise through the application of cutting-edge mathematical and statistical modelling techniques. The candidate will also work closely with Prof. Bargary and collaborators at UL, and collaborators at the University of Bristol.

https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/Andrew-Simpkin-2028645884

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Norma_nee_Coffey

https://www.nuigalway.ie/science-engineering/school-of-maths/

Job Description:

Supported by Science Foundation Ireland, NUI Galway wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher to grow our research programme in developing statistical models and algorithms to analyse high-dimensional, multivariate data measured using sensor technology. Such data are now routinely measured in diverse sectors including medicine, the automotive industry, sports, manufacturing and the Internet-of-Things. The development of interpretable, computationally efficient statistical models suitable for complex data of this type has become an important enabling technology, with multiple applications in both academic and industry-relevant questions. The central objectivesof the project are to develop new, robust statistical models to describe the behaviour and relationships between multivariate, high-throughput sensor data and their temporal derivatives (i.e. velocity and acceleration), develop innovative prediction models for multivariate sensor data, construct novel clustering algorithms to identify and summarise important structures in the data, and demonstrate increased computational efficiency, so that the methodology is applicable to modern, large-scale datasets.

Duties:

  • Contribute to the research programme under general guidance of a Principal Investigator.
  • Define research objectives and proposals for own (or joint) research in line with research strategy.
  • Conduct individual and/or collaborative research projects in a variety of settings (laboratory, creative performance, field, clinical setting).
  • Determine appropriate methodologies for research, with advice and support as appropriate.
  • Assess research findings for the need/scope for further investigations / commercial exploitation.
  • Translate knowledge of advances in the subject area into research activity.
  • Plan, co-ordinate and implement research project (this may include managing a small research team/co-ordinating other researcher activity).
  • May identify sources of funding and pursue the process of securing funds.
  • May work with PI to contribute to proposals for developmental purposes. 
  • Write up results from own research activity.
  • Contribute to the research project’s dissemination, in whatever form (report, papers, chapters, book)
  • Present information on research progress and outcomes e.g. to bodies supervising research; conferences, steering groups; other team members, as agreed with the PI / project leader.
  • Where appropriate, work with PI to register patents to protect intellectual property.
  • May act as co-supervisor or be a member of a supervision panel.
  • May participate in limited teaching hours for own development.  The extent of this must not adversely impact the primary research role.
  • May act as mentor to foreign students on undergraduate placement.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the policy, practices and procedures, relevant to the role, which may include broader University/ sector/ external sponsor or funder (e.g. Commercial Awareness, Research Ethics, Knowledge Transfer, Patents, Intellectual Property Rights, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities & Diversity).
  • Legal requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality data protection requirements.

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD (completed, or in final stages of completion) in Statistics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Data Science, or related discipline with significant statistical content.
  • Demonstrable programming skills in, e.g., R, Matlab, Hadoop, SQL, Python.
  • Strong communication skills and well-developed ability to communicate technical concepts to non-experts.
  • Evidenced ability to collaborate with other researchers in the University and industry partners, and/or experience of participation in interdisciplinary research projects.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge of mixed effect models and/or functional data analysis methods.
  • Experience of and/or publications in the statistical modelling of high-dimensional data.
  • Excellent interpersonal, project management and people management skills.

Salary: €39,522 to €51,036 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 immediately

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

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

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

Further information about School is available at

https://www.nuigalway.ie/science-engineering/school-of-maths/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Andrew Simpkin andrew.simpkin@nuigalway.ie

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

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG RES 122-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

Please include the following information in your application:

  • Full title of PhD thesis
  • Full list of publications including weblinks to publications

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Tuesday, June 7th 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: Tuesday, 07 Jun 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistics (NUIG RES 122-22)

NUIG-RES 123-22 Postdoctoral Researcher - Pandemic preparedness: supply chain and training methods for ventilators and respiratory support devices. School of Nursing & Midwifery

Postdoctoral Researcher - Pandemic preparedness: Strengthening procurement, supply chain and training methods for ventilators and respiratory support devices.

 School of Nursing & Midwifery

Ref. No. NUIG-RES 123-22

 Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (0.9FTE), position as a Post Doctorate researcher within the School of Nursing & Midwifery at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  This position is funded by Insight SFI Research Centre & Industry and is available from the 9th of June 2022, (or as near as possible thereafter) for 2 years. The principal investigator is Prof Máire Connolly, School of Medicine (NUIG). Professor Dympna Casey, School of Nursing & Midwifery (NUIG) is leading the work package three (WP 3) component of the study. This post-doctoral position is related to WP3 thus the successful candidate will report to Professor Casey.

 This project aims to define a strategic pathway to enhance supply chain resilience and enhance preparedness against future pandemics. WP 3 involves content analysis of key nurse training materials/services provided on mechanical ventilation during COVID 19 as well as interviewing trainers who delivered the training. In addition, nursing staff who had received the training will be interviewed to capture their experiences.

 Information on project/centre (include web links/bio pages etc.)

 https://www.sfi.ie/research-news/news/insight-medtronic-supply/

https://www.insight-centre.org/insight-health-insight-medtronic-and-nui-galway-collaborate-on-future-pandemic-supply-chains/

 Job Description:

The successful candidate will be required to take an active role in all aspects of the research be self-motivated with excellent written, interpersonal and organizational skills and experience of research.

 Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Determine suitable methodologies for the research, with advice and support as appropriate.
  • Plan, co-ordinate and implement research project/ work package.
  • Schedule interviews, conduct data collection and undertake qualitative data analysis using Nvivo.
  • Analyse and report on documentary evidence and sources pertinent to work package aims and objectives.
  • Search, review, and summarize relevant literature for publications and reports.
  • Collaborate with colleagues working on the research project.
  • Schedule work package team meetings, set agendas and minute taking.
  • Lead in writing up and reporting on work package deliverables.
  • Ensure timely completion of research activities and give feedback on research progress to the principal investigator, line manager, project management steering committee and funders.
  • Lead in the writing up of project outputs for example paper(s) peer-reviewed journal papers and best practice recommendations based on findings and international literature.
  • Lead in dissemination activities, including preparing and delivering presentations of study findings to academic, industry, health professional, and public audiences.
  • Lead in drafting and submitting research ethics applications and research proposals for future research bids.
  • Attend and network at relevant conferences and meetings hosted by relevant professional institutions and other universities as appropriate.
  • Lead in drafting work package monitoring reports, (end of year and end of award reports).
  • Complete the administrative work to support the programme of research.
  • Support the financial and budget management of the research.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by your Principal Investigator, your School or Institute, or the University.
  • Assist with other reasonable, research/administration-related tasks as requested by the principal investigator, or as agreed with other members of the research team.

Qualifications/Skills required:

 Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in a relevant, health-related discipline after obtaining a primary degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in research.
  • Evidence of providing research evidence to meet needs of senior policy makers.
  • Expertise in qualitative research and in conducting rigorous analysis of qualitative data.
  • Evidence of peer reviewed publications.
  • Evidence of ability to meet deadlines, to initiate, plan, organise own workload.
  • Evidence of presenting study updates/reports.
  • Proficient in IT skills to include Word, Excel PPT and Nvivo.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including experience of effective teamwork and collaboration.
  • Highly motivated, with strong attention to detail and quality.
  • Knowledge of the legal requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality data protection requirements.

 Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience of undertaking literature reviews.
  • Proficient in the use of SPSS.
  • Evidence of report writing to a high standard.
  • Evidence of research dissemination activities.

 Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 Salary: €46,907 - €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 9th June 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

 Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

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

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

 Further information about the School of Nursing & Midwifery is available at www.nuigalway.ie/nursing.midwifery

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

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

 To Apply:

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

 Please put reference number NUIG- RES 123-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

                                                 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Thursday 9th June 2022  

 Interviews are planned to be held on DATE: Monday 27th June

 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: Thursday, 09 Jun 2022

Application: NUIG RES-123-22 Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Nursing & Midwifery

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