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Postdoctoral Researcher, Seaweed Molecular Biology, Physiology and Genetics, Ryan Institute, School of Natural Sciences, (NUIG RES 192-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher – Seaweed Molecular Biology, Physiology and Genetics

Ryan Institute, School of Natural Sciences

 NUIG RES 192-22

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time position as a Postdoctoral Researcher (Plant Molecular Biology & Metabolism) in the Plant Systems Biology research group of Dr. Ronan Sulpice at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This 24 months position is funded by the Marine Institute and is available from September 2022 to end date of August 2024.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will combine advanced knowledge of molecular genetics research with large-scale metabolic and phenotypic screening of algae. The experiments will consist of large scale metabolic analyses and growth phenotyping screens, whole genome sequencing of Palmaria strains, and data will be aggregated in a built for purpose database. Traits of focus in the project will include identification of genetic markers to identify best performing strains, both for biomass quality and growth performance.

Thus experimental approaches employed in the project will include DNAseq, biochemical assays, phenotyping, and extensive field- and lab-level screening. 

In addition to the experimental aspect of the project, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the dissemination of the results, help to report the results, and participate in the daily life of the laboratory.

 

Duties: What the successful candidate will do attached to the specific post (list /bulletpoint)

-Sample seaweeds

-Extract DNA, and analyse NGS data generated

-perform large throughput metabolic and growth analyses

-collaborate with the laboratory team technically and scientifically

-write papers/reports

-interact with stakeholders

-participate to report progress to grant agency

-participate in dissemination activities

-participate in lab management and co-supervision of students

-may act as mentor to co-supervisor of students and have limited teaching hours

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Track record in molecular biology, ideally with a background on micro- or macro-algae.
    • PhD in Plant or seaweed biology and a good research track record that demonstrates strong capabilities and outputs.
    • knowledge of R for analysis of large datasets
    • Strong proven (via publications, patents and other research outputs) research record
    • Organisational, writing and report/paper drafting skills.
    • Driving license
    • Skills in biochemistry (metabolic analyses)

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Previous experience in a laboratory from the private sector
  • Have experience in grant writing
  • Evidence for team working (including supervision and/or lab management experience)

 

Salary: €39,523-€45,609 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

Start date: Position is available from 01/09/2022

 

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 laboratory is available at https://sulpice-lab.com/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Ronan Sulpice ronan.sulpice@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. Ronan Sulpice ronan.sulpice@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 192-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 15/08/2022

 

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: Monday, 15 Aug 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Natural Sciences, (NUIG RES 192-22)

Research Fellow/Scientific Programme Manager,Cardiovascular Photonics & Engineering and Emerging Technologies,College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (NUIG RES 197-22)

Research Fellow/Scientific Programme Manager Cardiovascular Photonics & Engineering and Emerging Technologies, Cardiovascular Research and Innovation Group

College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, NUI Galway

 

NUIG RES 197-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time position as a Research Fellow within the Cardiovascular Research & Innovation Group at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available from earliest possible start date August 2022 to 31st December 2024.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will establish and manage a research programme in Cardiovascular Photonics & Engineering and Emerging Technologies and lead a Masters programme in Cardiovascular Medicine. The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team who engage with researchers and clinicians to support clinical research activities in the Cardiovascular Medical Device team and will work under the direction of Prof. Faisal Sharif.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate will be required to establish and manage Cardiovascular Photonics & Engineering and Emerging Technologies research programme within the Cardiovascular Research and Innovation Group, NUI Galway under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator (Prof. Faisal Sharif).
  • Will manage Cardiovascular Research and Innovation Group
  • Lead a Master’s programme in Cardiovascular Medicine under the direction of programme directors.
  • Will co-supervise and manage a team of PhD students to completion, as well as support occasional undergraduate and visiting student research projects.
  • Maintain close contact with various collaborating research groups based both on and off campus.
  • Will be expected to prepare publications for high impact journals.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to apply for research funding as appropriate.
  • Be responsible for managing Cardiovascular Research and Innovation Lab, including mentoring/training of PhD and other researchers in relevant technologies.
  • Prepare project reports as required by the funders/PI.
  •    Coordinate grant compilation.
  •    Contribute to grant writing, budget preparation.
  •    Identifying appropriate funding calls and co-ordinating collaborations.
  •    Implement short term strategic plans, programs, events and activities.

 

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Physics and BSc/MSc in relevant engineering disciplines (Electrical Engineering/Photonics).
  • At least 5 years of postdoctoral experience.
  • Minimum of 25 peer reviewed journal publications with an evidence of senior author publications.
  • Track record of publications in Cardiovascular imaging/photonics, digital health and artificial intelligence.
  • Track record of securing research funding awards as the main applicant (PI or Co-PI).
  • Experience in leading and managing a Master’s programme.
  • Experience in managing and coordinating successful large research funding submissions to national agencies.
  • Candidates must have excellent communication (in English) and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new instrumentation and analytical methods; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience of multimodal imaging techniques using both invasive and non-invasive approaches.
  • Experience of applications to ethics committees.

 

Salary: €56,933 - €74,322 per annum

 

Start date: Position is available from earliest possible start date 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

Further information about School of Medicine is available at https://www.nuigalway.ie/medicine/

 

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 HRB Clinical Research Facility is available at www.crfg.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 Masooma Ijaz (masooma.ijaz@nuigalway.ie)

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 197-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on August 16th 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

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) uponcommencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

Closing Date: Tuesday, 16 Aug 2022

Application: Research Fellow, Cardiovascular Research and Innovation Group, (NUIG RES 197-22)

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Job Description:

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

 

Duties:

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

The successful candidate will:

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

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

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

Essential Requirements:

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

 

Desirable Requirements:

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

 

 

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

 

Start date: Position is available from 1 September 2022 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Email: dagmar.stengel(at)nuigalway.ie

 

To Apply:

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Closing Date: Wednesday, 15 Jun 2022

Application: NUIG RES 116-22 Postdoctoral Researcher

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

Postdoctoral Researcher in Web Conferencing Fatigue

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

Ref. No. NUIG RES 149-22

 

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

 

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

 

Project Information:

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

 

Deliverables

This project will determine;

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

 

Principal Investigator;

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

 

Job Description:

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

 

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

 

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

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

 

Essential:

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


Desirable

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

 

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

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st September 2022

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

To Apply:

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

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

 

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

 

Interviews are planned to be held on July 29th.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

Closing Date: Friday, 08 Jul 2022

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

NUIG RES 174-22 Postdoctoral Researcher in Marine Geochemistry and Palaeoceanography,School of Geography, Archaeology, and Celtic Studies/ Ryan Institute,NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term, two-year position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the School of Geography at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and the Ryan Institute.

 

This position is funded by iCRAG the SFI Research Centre in Applied https://www.icrag-centre.org/ and is in association with the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway, and the National Oceanographic Centre at Southampton, UK. The term of contract is for a period of two years from the day of appointment.

 

Job Description:

 

NUI Galway seeks a highly motivated, high-potential applicant for a position as a Postdoctoral Researcher to work within the research project: “Constraining the Impact of Ocean Acidification on Arctic Foraminifera”.

 

In this project, the post-doctoral fellow will pioneer a conceptually unique dual approach to identify the distinct microstructural and geochemical processes of dissolution that alter the original signal of essential climate variables or ECVs (e.g., temperature, salinity, pH) recorded in Neogloboquadrina pachyderma shells. Specifically, the fellow will combine novel techniques in microCT scanning and interpretative frameworks developed in biomedical engineering with traditional geochemical tracers of ECVs to statistically determine the signal contribution of explanatory variables (e.g., ECVs, dissolution, diagenesis) to geochemical response variables (e.g., Mg/Ca, δ11B, δ18O) using a predictive generalized linear model (GLM). Combining biogeochemical techniques and innovative microstructural analyses on NP will allow the fellow to quantify physiochemical processes, that influence how geochemical tracers are recorded, at the time of proxy development. This approach will advance our understanding of Arctic climate and thereby provide the critical basis for testing future hypotheses, inside and outside of the Arctic, related to mechanisms controlling climate tipping points globally in the past, present, and future.

 

This project brings together researchers from, the University of Southampton, National Oceanographic Centre (Southampton, UK) the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (Bergen University, Norway) and NUI Galway and is funded by the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG).

 

 

 

Duties: What the successful candidate will do attached to the specific post (list /bulletpoint)

 

  • Perform acidification experiments using towed and archived samples of NP.
  • Perform microstructural analysis (volume, porosity, and density reconstructions) on NP using a high-resolution nano-CT scanner (Zeiss X-Radia Versa 620).
  • Perform geochemical analysis including trace element (El/Ca), and isotope ratio analysis (δ11B, δ13C, and δ18O) on NP.
  • Development of a generalized linear model (GLM) to build a predictive model of the relationship between geochemical proxies and explanatory variables.
  • Disseminate findings in open-access high-profile journals and present at international conferences.
  • Prepare policy briefs of the current and past state of essential climate variables in the Nordic Seas based on analyses and results from a project cruise and the project overall.
  • Become a member of the steering committee of the Network of Arctic Researchers in Ireland (NARI) to organize annual meeting of NARI hosted by NUI Galway.
  • Engage in public outreach.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

 

  • PhD in a relevant discipline (Geography, Marine Geology / Geochemistry, Earth Sciences, or similar). 
  • Demonstrated background in Trace and/or Isotope Geochemistry.
  • Demonstrated background in Marine Micropalaeontology.
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge/Experience in modern planktonic foraminifera ecology and taxonomy
  • Knowledge/Experience in Palaeoceanography
  • Knowledge/Experience in operating multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometers, MC-ICP-MS) Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry ICP-MS and/or Delta V isotope ratio mass spectrometry, IRMS systems
  • Knowledge/Experience in operating and processing data from micro-CT scanners
  • Knowledge/Experience in statistical analysis and model development using R
  • High degree of computer literacy, data manipulation, and statistical analysis (e.g. Microsoft Office, Ocean Data view, R, Matlab, Grapher, etc.)
  • Proven ability to work independently and proactively as a project leader
  • A strong career commensurate publication record (number of articles in peer-reviewed international journals of good quality, lead authorships)
  • Experience in organizing and participating in research activities (networks, applications for financing), communication skills (conference presentations, outreach) and faculty recommendations

 

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €39,523 to €46,906 per annum pro rata for shorter/part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)

Start date: Position is available from September 2022

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

 

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will have the support of the Researcher Development Centre (RDC) that provides support and continuing professional development opportunities for researchers at NUI Galway. The RDC mission is to create and foster a culture of continuing professional development (CPD) for researchers; to enable researchers to identify and achieve a range of skills suited to their personal career pathway; to signpost opportunities for researchers both within and beyond academia and to measure the impact of such training/CPD. The RDC fully supports the EU MISSION ‘to facilitate the development of R1 (postgrad) and R2 (postdoc) researchers to become fully aware of their possible career trajectories and the existing range of career development opportunities open to them, thereby enabling them to make training and occupational choices and to take personal responsibility for the management of their own career’. The RDC aims to ensure that all researchers will have an Individual Development Plan, mentoring support, a full selection of training and professional development opportunities, career support and to showcase a wide range of career profiles from both academia and beyond academia.

 

If suitable the Fellow may also enjoy participating in the innovative leadership development programme AURORA. NUI Galway’s AURORA programme is a unique partnership initiative bringing together leadership experts and higher education institutions to take positive action to address the under-representation of women in leadership positions in the sector.

 

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 Discipline of Geography is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/geography/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Audrey Morley audrey.morley@nuigalway.ie

 

NB: Gárda vetting is NOT a requirement for this post

 

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 Audrey Morley: audrey.morley@nuigalway.ie  

Please put reference number NUIG RES 174-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

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

Application: NUIG RES 174-22 Postdoctoral Researcher

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS INSIGHT AND CONFIRM SFI RESEARCH CENTRES DATA SCIENCE INSTITUTE, COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (NUIG RES 175-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for two full-time, fixed-term positions as Postdoctoral Researchers with the Insight and Confirm SFI Research Centres hosted at the Data Science Institute in the National University of Ireland Galway.

The successful candidates will work in the area of the Semantic Web, ontologies, interoperability, data acquisition, data federation, data processing, machine learning, data analytics, and decision making with applied use cases in industry. The candidates will have an opportunity to work closely with our third-level and industry partners to pursue goal-oriented research.

These two positions are funded by Science Foundation Ireland, and are available from the 1st September 2022 for one year.

Job Description:

The successful candidates will be working with a team of around 10 researchers working closely with our third-level and industry partners on a range of topics including data semantics, data interoperability, data processing and acquisition, machine/deep learning, real-time data analytics, and decision support systems – ultimately aiming to design and develop cutting-edge technologies, algorithms, and system solutions for industry and society.

Professor John Breslin is a Principal Investigator with the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics. The Confirm SFI Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing’s activities at NUI Galway are also led by Professor John Breslin (Principal Investigator).

Duties:

The successful candidates will:

  • Conduct research in the area of the Semantic Web, ontologies, data science/engineering, and AI for developing, testing and benchmarking various proposed solutions.
  • Support the Principal Investigator in the design and development of the specific research programme to attract research funding.
  • Liaise with third-level and industry partners to accomplish project deliverables and milestones.
  • Build proof-of-concept demonstrators showcasing research outcomes and deploy these solutions in real industrial settings.
  • Disseminate research results and activities through papers, tutorials where appropriate.
  • Engage in the wider research/scholarly activities of the Data Science Institute at NUI Galway.
  • Co-supervise and support PhD students.
  • Engage in or assist with teaching activities when appropriate.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline
  • Demonstrated publication record
  • Knowledge of the broad area of the Semantic Web, ontologies, data science and data engineering
  • Strong programming skills in Java and/or at least one other programming language (C, C++, Python, Scala)
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment developing state-of-the-art software solutions on time and to specification
  • Motivated and proactive attitude, willing to take ownership and initiative in all work assignments
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written (English)

Desirable Requirements:

  • Proposal writing experience
  • Experience in working on data analytics for industry
  • Knowledge of open source and distributed solutions and architectures for big data
  • Hands on experience of working on cloud infrastructures and micro-services
  • General understanding of machine learning techniques and state-of-the art tools
  • Experience of designing data visualisation tools, e.g., mashups
  • Experience engaging in research collaborations with industry

Salary: €39,522 to €51,036 per annum.

Start date: Positions are 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

Insight is the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre for Data Analytics. It is one of the largest data analytics centres in Europe. It seeks to derive value from Big Data and provides innovative technology solutions for industry and society by enabling better decision-making. It supports 450 researchers across the country in areas such as the Fundamentals of Data Science, Sensing and Actuation, Scaling Algorithms, Model Building, Multi Modal Analysis, Data Engineering and Governance, Decision Making and Trustworthy AI. More information on the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics is available at www.insight-centre.org

Confirm is the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing. Confirm benefits from expertise across nine core research performing organisations in Ireland and 16 international collaborations. Confirm has 42 industry partners across the MNC and SME sectors including Johnson & Johnson, VMware, and many others. The selected candidate will have a good opportunity to work with academia as well as closely collaborate with industry partners. Further information about the Confirm SFI Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing is available at www.confirm.ie.

Galway is located on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, 'between' Europe and the US, making it an ideal hub for national, European and international research. Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor John Breslin.

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 John Breslin, john.breslin@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES 175-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 19th August 2022

Interviews are planned to be held on 26th August 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, 19 Aug 2022

Application: POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS (2posts) NUI Galway (NUIG RES 175-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistics, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, (NUIG RES 184-22)

 Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistics

School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Ref. No. NUIG RES 184-22

 

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

Start date: Position is available 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 184-22 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 on the 5th August 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 in Statistics, (NUIG RES 184-22)

NUIG RES 186-22 Postdoctoral Researcher – Smart carbohydrate-based antimicrobial materials for medical device coatings School of Biological and Chemical Sciences,NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway, in collaboration with the School of Pharmacy at Queen’s University Belfast.

 

This position is funded by the Shared Island Fund and is available from 01/09/2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter) to project end date of 31/03/2024. The North-South Research Programme is a collaborative scheme funded through the Government’s Shared Island Fund. It is being administered by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) on behalf of the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

 

The project:

The SUGARCOAT research project will develop new functionalised materials for medical device coatings and study their antimicrobial and bacteria-detection properties. SUGARCOAT is a proof-of-concept project for materials with potential commercial applications, and will involve engagement with commercial and clinical partners. Synthetic work will be led by Dr Byrne (NUIG), with polymeric materials characterised in collaboration with Prof. Pandit (CÚRAM). Determining interactions of new materials with bacteria will be led by Dr Wylie and Prof. McCoy (QUB).

 

Information on research groups:

The Byrne Group in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (NUIG) is a growing research group that targets carbohydrate-protein interactions to build new diagnostic and therapeutic tools for bacterial infections. Our most exciting work is at the interface of carbohydrate chemistry and inorganic chemistry. More information is available at www.byrneresearch.com and https://www.nuigalway.ie/chemistry/

 

The Wylie/McCoy research group in the School of Pharmacy (QUB) focuses on the development of functional coatings and surface modifications to improve medical device performance, aiming to prevent infection and improve patient quality of life. The lab’s multidisciplinary research involves aspects of organic and polymer chemistry, materials science, and microbiology. More information:  https://pure.qub.ac.uk/en/persons/matthew-wylie, https://pure.qub.ac.uk/en/persons/colin-mccoy.

 

The Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) is a national SFI funded 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. CÚRAM is an integral part of the vibrant Med-Tech ecosystem in Galway, developing active collaborations with over 40 industry partners, and providing support for the creation of new spin-out companies. Further information: http://www.curamdevices.ie/  

 

Job Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher who can take the initiative and lead work on this project. As our Postdoctoral Researcher, you will implement the SUGARCOAT project under the supervision of the Principal Investigators. This exciting research will include the organic synthesis of monomers appended with carbohydrates and/or fluorophores, polymerisation reactions, polymer characterisation, analysis of UV/Vis absorption and emission spectroscopy, antimicrobial and biofilm inhibition assays, and confocal/fluorescent microscopy.

 

This is a collaboration between NUI Galway and Queen’s University Belfast, so research will involve extended visits to Belfast to work in the lab of Dr Matthew Wylie and Prof. Colin McCoy in the School of Pharmacy. As part of our team, you'll also carry out materials characterisation in collaboration with Prof. Abhay Pandit in CÚRAM. You will actively engage with all internal and external partners, providing regular updates and acting on feedback.

 

 

Duties:

  • Undertake research as directed by the PI, synthesising functional carbohydrate-containing polymers and establishing their antimicrobial and pathogen-sensing behaviour
  • Perform basic research, including preparing, conducting and recording the outcome of experiments and field work, and developing appropriate research methods
  • Collaborate with project partners and the project advisory committee to train in new techniques, present experimental results and implement feedback
  • Make several extended research visits to Queen’s University Belfast
  • Contribute to management of the research team (group meetings, health and safety, student supervision, maintenance of equipment, etc.)
  • Manage material resources within the project budget
  • Pro-actively engage with commercialisation, outreach and media publicity opportunities through CÚRAM
  • Deliver presentations at national and international conferences and meetings, and undertake outreach activities relevant to SUGARCOAT
  • Write up the results of your own work and contribute to the production of research reports, publications and proposals
  • Publish data in leading journals and/or protect any new intellectual property
  • Perform research in accordance with the university’s research integrity policy, the project data management policy and other relevant policies
  • Read academic papers, journals and textbooks to keep abreast of developments in your own specialism and related fields
  • Assist the PIs in external communication and collaboration
  • Carry out any other duties required by PI for the successful implementation of the project

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Primary degree and a PhD (or about to acquire a PhD) in Chemistry, Materials Science, or a related discipline
  • Track record of peer-reviewed articles in leading journals and/or patents
  • Proven experimental expertise in one or more of the following areas: (i) synthetic organic chemistry (e.g. carbohydrates, methacrylates); (ii) polymer fabrication; (iii) luminescence spectroscopy; (iv) microbiology (primarily bacteria)
  • Excellent verbal and written English language communication skills
  • Demonstrates strong organisational skills

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Willingness to take on a leadership role supervising group researchers
  • Track record working in the medical device industry or with commercial partners
  • Experience developing Intellectual Property for protection
  • Familiarity with equality, diversity and inclusion activities or media engagement
  • Proven experience in confocal/fluorescent microscopy, SEM and image analysis software
  • Experience conducting in vitro biofilm flow model assays
  • Interdisciplinary experience will be an advantage

 

Salary: €39,523  per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part time contracts (IUA postdoctoral researcher scale, point 1; public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)

 

Start date: Position is available from September 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter

 

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

 

Additional information on Chemistry at NUI Galway is available at: https://www.nuigalway.ie/chemistry/  Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Joseph Byrne (joseph.byrne@nuigalway.ie) or Dr Matthew Wylie (m.wylie@qub.ac.uk).

 

Garda vetting is not a requirement for this post

 

 

To Apply:

Applications should include the following: a covering letter, a CV, the contact details of three referees, and a sample of your own written work (e.g. a chapter from your PhD thesis). Applications should be sent to Dr Joseph Byrne, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to joseph.byrne@nuigalway.ie  

Please put reference number NUIG RES 186-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 25/08/2022

 

Optional: Interviews are planned to be held as soon as possible afterwards

 

Interviews will take place virtually.

 

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, 25 Aug 2022

Application: NUIG RES 186-22 Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Researcher, Innovations in Youth Mentoring Practice, UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre, (NUIG RES 187-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher

Innovations in Youth Mentoring Practice

UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre NUI Galway

 

Ref. No. NUIG RES 187-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 12 month Postdoctoral Researcher (.6fte Post) with the UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by Foróige and is available from 03 October 2022 to the contract end date of September 30th 2023.

 

Youth mentoring can be understood as a caring, trusting, and supportive relationship between a young person and a non-parental figure who provides guidance, support, and encouragement to the mentee. Evaluations of youth mentoring programmes have found positive gains for mentees in terms of social and emotional well-being, cognitive development, academic achievement and identity development (Rhodes et al., 2006; Spencer, 2012).   In an Irish context, Foróige’s Big Brothers Big Sisters programme has been providing youth mentoring since 2001.  The UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre has conducted a significant body of research in relation to youth mentoring.  https://www.foroige.ie/our-work/big-brother-big-sister/about-big-brother-big-sister-bbbs/bbbs-impact

 

In recent years, Foróige’s Big Brothers Big Sisters programme has developed a number of innovations, including youth initiated mentoring.  The UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre has been commissioned by Foróige to undertake research into these youth mentoring innnovations.  The Post-Doctoral researcher will be required to lead on small-scale evaluations of these initiatives. 

 

Information on the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre can be found here: https://www.nuigalway.ie/cfrc/home/

 

 

Duties:

The post holder will:

 

  • Undertake a literature review and further develop the theoretical framework for the project.
  • In collaboration with the PI, develop an appropriate design and methodology for the studies.
  • Apply to NUI Galway Research Ethics Committee for ethical approval
  • Plan, co-ordinate and implement qualitative and quantitative fieldwork with project workers, young people, volunteers and other stakeholders.
  • Undertake qualitative and quantitative data analysis and writing for academic publication.
  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. conferences, steering groups; to other team members.
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research, including journal articles and accessible summaries.
  • Uphold ethical and legal requirements, including data protection and confidentiality.
  • Complete the administrative work to support the programme of research.
  • Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

 

Essential Requirements:

 

  • PhD in sociology, education, or a related discipline – completed or close to completion.
  • Experience and skills in both qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Capable of independent research at postdoctoral level.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a research project of this nature and scope.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Ability to work to deadlines, especially in the collaborative production of research deliverables.
    • Excellent writing and presentation skills
    • Demonstrate awareness of the research environment and stakeholder groups.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Publication for peer-review
    • Experience in youth work and / or education settings
    • Experience of and ability to work as part of a team.

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €39,523-€45,609 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

Start date: The position is available from 03.10.2022

 

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 is available at www.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 cfrc@nuigalway.ie  

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 187-22 in subject line of the e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on 5th September 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: Monday, 05 Sep 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre, NUIG RES 187-22

NUIG RES 189-22 Postdoctoral Researcher,(Satellite Remote Sensing & Climate Change AdaptCollege of Science & Engineering,NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Ryan Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland's AI for Societal Good Challenge (“Tracking Adaptation Progress in Food Security using an AI Powered Satellite Remote Sensing Platform - TAPAS”) and is available from 01/09/2022 to the contract end date of 19/09/2023 (in the first instance).

 

Job Description:

 

As part of the TAPAS project, we are looking for excellent candidates with a PhD in Earth Observation Science, Remote Sensing, Physics, Astronomy or Applied Mathematics and a solid background in both applied computing applications and in data analytics. The successful candidate will work as part of the AI Team of the TAPAS project in the development and application of machine learning based models to predict biomass growth patterns which are compared with contemporary Earth Observation estimates to identify anomalies, understand the associated local groundtruth contexts and consequently derive an actionable index that captures local resilience/adaptation to the effects of climate change. The position involves working with the AI Team Lead to deliver a working prototype platform that generates index maps at multiple spatial and temporal scales for specific sites under scrutiny by the TAPAS team. Such work will involve the development of deep learning models to identify and characterise anomalies in biomass indices as detected from orbit, the analysis of such anomalies against groundtruth data using statistical methodologies, the generation and archiving of the resulting global/local maps, and the development of a GUI/API system to facilitate access to these data for interested third parties.

 

The successful candidate will work within the AI Team of the TAPAS project focussing on the delivery of the informatics infrastructure necessary to achieve the project goals and will have a specific responsibility in the development of anomaly detection algorithms and their optimised deployment on cluster/cloud-based systems. The research will be directed by Dr. Aaron Golden (School of Natural Sciences/Ryan Institute) and Prof. Charles Spillane (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences/Ryan Institute) at NUI Galway's Ryan Institute in collaboration with Dr. Andy Jarvis (CIAT-Biodiversity Alliance) and Dr. Louis Reymondin (CIAT-Biodiversity Alliance).

 

 

Duties:  

  • Migration of the existing TAPAS software stack to enable cloud/cluster deployment
  • Development of viable temporally defined neural network solutions for integration into the TAPAS workflow
  • Work with the TAPAS team to dentify functionalities/utilities necessary for successful use of the TAPAS informatics infrastructure as part of its use by stakeholders working for Government Depts, NGOs (Non-Government Organisations), researchers, and commercial entities.

 

Qualifications/Skills required

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Earth Observation Science/Climate Science/Remote Sensing, Physics, Astronomy or Applied Mathematics or a related discipline in a topic that is relevant to the position.
  • Prior experience in the development & application of applied computing solutions relevant to earth observation/remote sensing
  • Prior experience in leading and delivering scientific projects based around data science/applied computing solutions on cluster/cloud systems
  • Excellent programming skills, with a particular emphasis on the use of Python and R
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Previous experience working machine learning algorithms in an earth observation context
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and publish excellent research
  • Demonstrated ability for initiative and leadership in project completion
  • An interest in teamwork, collaboration and post-graduate student supervision and guidance

 

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

Start date: Position is available 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 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

Websites: www.ryaninstitute.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. Aaron Golden aaron.golden@nuigalway.ie  and Prof. Charles Spillane Charles.spillane@nuigalway.ie   

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 189-22  in the subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 9th August 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: Tuesday, 09 Aug 2022

Application: NUIG RES 189-22 Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG RES 190-22 Postdoctoral Researcher,(Satellite Remote Sensing & Climate Change Adaptation in Global Agricultural Systems) Agriculture & Bioeconomy Research Centre, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Ryan Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland's AI for Societal Good Challenge (“Tracking Adaptation Progress in Food Security using an AI Powered Satellite Remote Sensing Platform - TAPAS”) and is available from 01/09/2022 to the contract end date of 19/09/2023 (in the first instance).

 

Job Description:

 

As part of the TAPAS project, we are looking for excellent candidates with a PhD in Earth Observation Science, Remote Sensing, Physics, Astronomy or Applied Mathematics and a solid background in both applied computing applications and in data analytics. The successful candidate will work as part of the AI Team of the TAPAS project in the development and application of machine learning based models to predict biomass growth patterns which are compared with contemporary Earth Observation estimates to identify anomalies, understand the associated local ground truth contexts and consequently derive an actionable index that captures local resilience/adaptation to the effects of climate change. The position involves working with the AI Team Lead to deliver a working prototype platform that generates index maps at multiple spatial and temporal scales for specific sites under scrutiny by the TAPAS team. Such work will involve the development of deep learning models to identify and characterise anomalies in biomass indices as detected from orbit, the analysis of such anomalies against ground truth data using statistical methodologies, the generation and archiving of the resulting global/local maps, and the development of a GUI/API system to facilitate access to these data for interested third parties.

 

The successful candidate will work within the AI Team of the TAPAS project focussing on the delivery of the informatics infrastructure necessary to achieve the project goals and will have a specific responsibility in the development of data science derived predictive models that capture local resilience/adaptation to the effects of climate change through the generation of adaptation index maps and the curation of such data products. The research will be directed by Dr. Aaron Golden (School of Natural Sciences/Ryan Institute) and Prof. Charles Spillane (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences/Ryan Institute) at NUI Galway's Ryan Institute in collaboration with Dr. Andy Jarvis (CIAT-Biodiversity Alliance) and Dr. Louis Reymondin (CIAT-Biodiversity Alliance).

 

 

 

 

Duties:  

  • Analysis of TAPAS predicted/ observcounterfactual data from geographical locations under scrutiny involving vegetative indices and their subsequent analysis to derive viable indices tracking responses to climate change
  • Development of backend infrastructure to curate and ensure ease of access to TAPAS associated data products, with the latter via a GUI-enabled front-end & API
  • Work with the TAPAS team to identify functionalities/utilities necessary for successful use of the TAPAS informatics infrastructure as part of its use by stakeholders working for Government Depts, NGOs, researchers and commercial entities.

 

Qualifications/Skills required

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Earth Observation Science/Climate Science/Remote Sensing, Physics, Astronomy or Applied Mathematics or a related discipline in a topic that is relevant to the position.
  • Prior experience in the development & application of applied computing solutions relevant to earth observation/remote sensing, in particular data analytics
  • Prior experience in leading and delivering scientific projects based around data science/applied computing solutions on cluster/cloud systems
  • Excellent programming skills, with a particular emphasis on the use of Python and R
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Previous experience of data science activities in earth observation contexts
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and publish excellent research
  • Demonstrated ability for initiative and leadership in project completion
  • An interest in teamwork, collaboration and post-graduate student supervision and guidance

 

 

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

Start date: Position is available 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 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

 Websites: www.ryaninstitute.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. Aaron Golden aaron.golden@nuigalway.ie  and Prof. Charles Spillane Charles.spillane@nuigalway.ie 

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 190-22  in the subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 9th August 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: Tuesday, 09 Aug 2022

Application: NUIG RES 190-22 Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG RES 194-22 POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures,NUI Galway

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

 

This position is funded by the Irish Research Council and is available from 01/10/2022 to contract end date of 30/09/2023.

 

The successful candidate will be part of the team for an Irish Research Council project, carrying out a sociolinguistic study of migration in Ireland, with a specific focus on rural areas.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out ethnographic research in rural communities in Ireland, in close collaboration with the Principal Investigator (PI). The research will investigate the languages spoken by migrants/refugees living in rural areas, the availability of multilingual information and services to them, their strategies for language learning and the obstacles that they face in establishing a relationship with the community where they live.

 

Duties:

  • Establish contact with local communities and civil society organisations, supporting the negotiation of collaborations and partnerships;
  • Recruit prospective research participants;
  • Carry out semi-structured interviews with research participants;
  • Be involved in the supervision of the participants of a pilot citizen sociolinguistics study;
  • Transcription and coding of interviews;
  • Co-author publications resulting from the research (report, conference paper, journal article);
  • Collaborate in the organisation of a community outreach event.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Applied Linguistics or Sociolinguistics or related area (submitted before interview date)
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work well both collaboratively and independently
  • Highly motivated, with excellent organisational skills
  • Experience working with migrant or refugee communities


 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience of qualitative research methods (ethnographic research)
  • Peer-reviewed publication record
  • Experience of community outreach and partnerships outside academia
  • English proficiency plus a degree of expertise in one or two additional languages (preferably including at least one of the following: Polish, French, Romanian, Lithuanian, Spanish, German, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Ukrainian).

 

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 01/10/2022

 

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 school is available at School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures - NUI Galway

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Andrea Ciribuco (andrea.ciribuco@nuigalway.ie)

 

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

 

 

To Apply:

Applications should include a covering letter outlining the applicant's suitability for the role, a CV, and the contact details of three referees. Applications should be sent as one pdf file via email to mooreinstitute@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES 194-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 18/08/2022

 

Interviews are planned to be held online on 30/08/2022

 

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, 18 Aug 2022

Application: NUIG RES 194-22 POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

Research Assistant, Wavelia Clinical Investigation, Discipline of Surgery, School of Medicine (NUIG RES 191-22)

Research Assistant - Wavelia Clinical Investigation
Discipline of Surgery, School of Medicine, NUI Galway

NUIG RES 191-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, specific-purpose Research Assistant - Wavelia Clinical Investigation with the Discipline of Surgery, Lambe Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway. This 22-month position is funded by Microwave Vision Group (MVG) and is available from 1st September 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 Research Assistant 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 full-time, on-site patient-facing 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.
  • 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:

  • BSc in Radiography/Radiologic Technology, physics and instrumentation, or health sciences.
  • Experience of working in a clinical research environment (patient-centred investigations or research projects.)
  • Experience in operating medical device(s)
  • Experience working as part of a project team with good communication skills

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Practical, proactive approach to job tasks - troubleshooting equipment, consumable/material management, document management.

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

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

Start date: Position is available from 1st September 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.

 

 

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 191-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 11th August 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, 11 Aug 2022

Application: Research Assistant ,School of Medicine (NUIG RES191-22)

PAT4Nano Research Assistant 1: Raman analysis of nanosuspensions. Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory, (NUIG RES 195-22)

PAT4Nano Research Assistant 1: Raman analysis of nanosuspensions.

Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory

NUIG RES 195-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full- or part-time fixed term position as a Research Assistant with the Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 862413, PAT4Nano, and is available from 01/10/2022 to contract end date of 30/04/2023.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Alan Ryder and postdoctoral researchers to support the work plan approved in PAT4Nano (www.pat4nano.com ) in terms of mostly undertaking experimental laboratory work involving Raman spectroscopy.  The candidate will assist in the research and technical work, consisting of developing Raman spectroscopy methods for the online analysis of nanosuspensions.  The candidate will support the reporting and management of the project and will engage with the dissemination activities at the different regions of the consortium.

 

 

Duties: The main duties of the post are as follows:

  • Undertake Raman and DLS measurements of inorganic and organic nanosuspensions.
  • Undertake experimental methods to validate the novel PAT4Nano analytical methods and instrumentation being developed.
  • Support the PI on liaising and reporting to the EU Project Officer which includes preparation of periodic scientific and financial reports.
  • Deliver presentations and undertake outreach activities relevant to PAT4Nano as required by the PI for the successful delivery of the project.
  • Help train undergraduate and visiting student research projects from time to time as required.
  • Assist in the management of the NBL laboratory facilities being used for PAT4Nano.
  • Maintain and record all experimental data related to the project on a secure backup system.  All experimental methodologies should be documented in paper lab notebooks or electronic lab notebooks or reference made to their location. 
  • Undertake any other activities relevant to the PAT4Nano project as directed by the PI.

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • An honours M.Sc. degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy, or an equivalent discipline.
  • Proven experimental experience in the use of Dynamic Light Scattering.
  • Proven experimental experience in the use of Raman Spectroscopy.
  • Experience in the analysis of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English language).

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in the analysis of inorganic nanoparticles.
  • Mobility in EU countries to attend meetings and seminars.

 

(For research assistant and Part-time posts, please include this clause in the advertisement)

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €27,380 - €29,360 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from 01/10/2022

 

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 Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory is available at www.nuigalway.ie/nanoscale

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Alan G. Ryder

 

 

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. Alan G. Ryder (alan.ryder@nuigalway.ie )

Please put reference number NUIG RES 195-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 20/08/2022

 

Interviews are planned to be held as soon as possible afterwards.

 

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: Saturday, 20 Aug 2022

Application: Research Assistant, PAT4Nano, Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory (NUIG RES 195-22

Research Assistant – Ryegrass Genome Editing (Cytoheterosis), Agriculture & Bioeconomy Research Centre, Ryan Institute, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 193-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Assistant within the Genetics & Biotechnology Lab of Prof. Charles Spillane at the Agriculture & Bioeconomy Research Centre within the Ryan Institute, College of Science and Engineering at the National University of Ireland Galway.

 

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from earliest possible date in August 2022 to contract end date of 31 July 2024.

 

Information on Lab: www.spillanelab.org

 

Job Description:

Within the Research Group of Prof. Charles Spillane (www.spillanelab.org) the Research Assistant will work within a highly dynamic research team focused on using advanced genetic and epigenetic approaches to improve yields and traits in perennial ryegrass. The Research Assistant will join a heterosis genetics research team which is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and consists of both postdocs and PhD students.

We are seeking highly motivated and talented scientists with excellent wet lab skills in plant genetics and epigenetics, particularly in relation to topics such as genomics/epigenomics, genome editing and genetic transformation. Candidates with strong additional skills in analysis of genomics/epigenomics datasets and with some bioinformatics expertise (e.g. R, Python) are particularly welcome.

Duties:

  • Work with SFI research team on the overall project to develop a genome editing system in perennial ryegrass.
  • To perform in-vitro plant regeneration using optimised protocol with different varieties of ryegrass for callus induction and plant regeneration.
  • To perform transformation and regeneration of ryegrass for targeting of specific genes by genome editing.
  • To perform optimisation of ryegrass callus transformation with different agrobacterium strains.
  • DNA/RNA isolation preferably from plant tissuesPCR/qPCR/ddPCR assay design and validation.
  • Making liquid media, agar plates, gels, stock solutions and antibiotic stocks
  • Perform molecular biology tasks with limited supervision
  • Ability to maintain detailed and accurate records of lab work
  • General maintenance of laboratory equipment and supplies
  • Accurately follow established protocols
  • Engage in communication/research with project collaborators.
  • 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 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 senior research members of Professor Spillane’s team, where Research Assistant will be required to engage in weekly project meetings and presentations.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Molecular Genetics, Molecular Biology or a related field.
  • Research and technical expertise in plant molecular genetics and plant tissue culture.
  • Knowledge and expertise of genome editing and TILLING By Sequencing 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:

  • Relevant experience working in a research lab setting
  • Bioinformatics and genomics skills
  • Fundamental and applied knowledge of molecular biology techniques
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Resourceful, eager to learn, results-driven, and team-oriented, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently in a timely manner
  • Prior experience working with multiple cloning techniques (Gibson, In-Fusion, traditional), Sanger sequencing, qPCR etc

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €27,380 - €28,153 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 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. 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 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 193-22 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 (Irish Time) Thursday 11th August, 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, 11 Aug 2022

Application: Research Assistant – Ryegrass Genome Editing (Cytoheterosis) (NUIG RES 193-22)

NUIG RES 198-22 Postdoctoral Researcher in the Duffy Lab/CÚRAM, Global Cell Manufacturing and Delivery Partnership School of Medicine,NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Duffy Lab within the School of Medicine and CÚRAM, the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices, at the National University of Ireland Galway.

 

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from September 20th 2022 to contract end date of 17th October 2023.

 

Job Description:

The Postdoctoral Researcher will lead the Duffy Lab/CÚRAM (http://www.curamdevices.ie) ambient cell transfer research tasks and contribute to the Global Cell Manufacturing and Delivery Partnership funded by Science Foundation Ireland and liaise with partners in the NSF Engineering Research Centre for Cell Manufacturing (CMaT; http://cellmanufacturingusa.org) and the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast (https://pure.qub.ac.uk/en/organisations/centre-for-experimental-medicine).

 

The successful candidate will carry out research in the Duffy Lab, based in the Discipline of Anatomy, School of Medicine and CÚRAM.

 

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 protect intellectual property.

 

Duties:

  • Day-to-day research & development project tasks as part of the Global Cell Manufacturing and Delivery Partnership.
  • Development and optimisation of new cell therapy products and ambient cell transfer methods using advanced biomaterial formulations and computational biology.
  • Analysis and interpretation of results.
  • Participation in project meetings.
  • Plan, create and manage ambient cell transfer simulation studies.
  • Drafting and editing SOPs to support cell therapy products and harmonise product development across partner sites.
  • Carry out scale-up and CMC activities of cell supporting biomaterials, devices and systems.
  • Contribute to publications or IP protection of findings

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in the Biomedical Engineering
  • Hyaluronic based hydrogel production experience
  • Metabolite and gas sensing and analysis experience
    • Implantable reservoir design, assembly, and quality testing
    • Finite Element models to capture both diffusion and consumption within a closed system
    • Understanding of mathematical models associated with diffusion and mass transfer
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships
  • Demonstrated organisation ability including the capacity to meet deadlines
  • High levels of initiative, project management, self-management, achievement-orientation, and motivation are encouraged

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in working on an international team
  • Experience in project reporting and presentation to consortia
  • Experience in Finite Element Analysis (Abaqus, Comsol, Ansys etc.)
  • Proficiency in data management, analysis and modelling
  • Programming and coding skills: preferrable languages Python, R

 

 

Salary: €39,523 – €45,609 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 September 20th 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:

http://www.nuigalway.ie/medicine-nursing-and-health-sciences/research/

&

http://www.curamdevices.ie

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Garry Duffy via email at:  garry.duffy@nuigalway.ie

 

To Apply:

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

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 198-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 16th August 2022

 

Interviews are planned to be held on 25th August 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: Tuesday, 16 Aug 2022

Application: NUIG RES 198-22 Postdoctoral Researcher in the Duffy Lab/CÚRAM

Research Assistant Cellimage Project, Regenerative Medicine Institute, College of Medicine (NUIG RES 199-22)

Research Assistant Cellimage Project

Regenerative Medicine Institute, College of Medicine

NUIG RES 199-22

 

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

 

This position is funded by Enterprise Ireland and is available from 01/09/2022 to the contract end date of 31/10/2024.

 

Information on project/centre

The Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) is a world-class biomedical research centre which focuses on research in cell and gene therapies to address a number of major disease targets.  Our research spans a broad spectrum of translational strategies including basic stem cell biology, advanced manufacturing, contemporary analytics and clinical trials.

The CELLIMAGE Project, funded under the Disruptive Technologies innovation fund is designed to develop novel artificial intelligence tools to support next generation cell therapy manufacturing.  The project is a partnership between REMEDI, Valitacell Ltd., and Intel.

 

 

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will assist in a research project involving the isolation, expansion and characterisation of tissue-derived stem cells. Duties will include extraction of cells from human or animal tissues, and the application of an array of characterisation protocols, including flow cytometry, differentiation, molecular analysis, morphological analysis and other bioassays.  Experience in mesenchymal stromal cell characterisation techniques is essential, as is a thorough understanding and practical knowledge of cell and tissue histology and immunocytochemistry.  

 

 

Duties:

  • Isolate and expand stem cell populations from post-natal tissues from human and animal species
  • Carry out assays for the characterisation of stem cell populations involving a number of technical approaches to include the following:
    • Flow cytometry
    • Differentiation
    • Molecular analysis
    • Morphological analysis
    • Assist other scientists in cell culture and other protocols as needed
    • Maintain accurate records of laboratory experimentation and data
    • Prepare reports as needed
    • Present the results of research investigation at laboratory meetings as required

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

LIST essential and desirable criteria in bullet points from the Post Initialising Form - these will serve as the shortlisting criteria in the recruitment and selection process

 

Essential Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or similar in a life sciences discipline

Experience in and understanding of cell biology, cell culture techniques, methods for cell characterisation[MM1] 

Expertise in the isolation and expansion of stromal cells from postnatal tissues from human and animal species

Experience in microscopy, flow cytometry, histology and other cell-based bioassays

 

Desirable Requirements:

Master’s degree or similar in a life sciences discipline[MM2] 

Proven track record demonstrating experience in advanced methods of cell characterisation

An understanding of GMP-compliant cell manufacturing

Two or more years’ experience in working in cell therapy research

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

 

Salary: €27.874 – €30,742 per annum

 

Start date: Position is available from 01/09/2022

 

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 School of Medicine is available at this link.

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Frank Barry at frank.barry@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. Amy Hogan amy.hogan@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 199-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 16/08/2022

 

 

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.'

 


 [MM1]RA?

 [MM2]For an RA you may need to go for a Bachelors

Closing Date: Tuesday, 16 Aug 2022

Application: Research Assistant, Regenerative Medicine Institute, (NUIG RES 199-22)

NUIG RES 202-22 Taighdeoir Iardhochtúireachta: Cartlanna Gaeilge,Scoil na dTeangacha, na Litríochtaí agus na gCultúr

Tá Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh ag earcú Taighdeoir Iardhochtúireachta lánaimseartha amháin ar chonradh téarma shocraithe – Cartlanna Gaeilge don tionscadal CARTLANN: Gníomhaíochas, teanga agus na meáin: ag baint úsáid as cartlanna Chonradh na Gaeilge chun tuiscint a fháil ar pholasaithe i leith na Gaeilge ar an dá thaobh den teorainn, faoi stiúir an Dr John Walsh, Scoil na dTeangacha, na Litríochtaí agus na gCultúr. Tá an post á mhaoiniú ag deontas ó Chlár Maoinithe Taighde Thuaidh-Theas an Údaráis um Ard-Oideachas 2021, a bronnadh ar an Dr Walsh. Beifear ag súil go gcuirfidh an té a cheapfar tús lena ról an 1 Eanáir 2023.

 

Cur síos ar an Tionscadal

 

Déanann CARTLANN scrúdú ar an eagraíocht dheonach trasteorann Ghaeilge, Conradh na Gaeilge, a bunaíodh sa bhliain 1893 agus atá fós ag feidhmiú sa lá atá inniu ann. Ag tarraingt ar thaifid chartlainne fhairsinge ar an dá thaobh den teorainn, díríonn an tionscadal ar ról lárnach na meán in obair Chonradh na Gaeilge, mar ardán chun eolas a scaipeadh agus mar ábhar feachtasaíochta. Is é príomhfhoinse an tionscadail bailiúchán cartlainne Chonradh na Gaeilge in OÉ Gaillimh ina bhfuil breis agus 600 bosca taifead agus atá ar an gcartlann Ghaeilge is mó a tháinig i seilbh na hOllscoile riamh.

 

Ag díriú ar na tréimhsí 1922-1940 agus 1970-2000, scrúdóidh an tionscadal an úsáid a bhain Conradh na Gaeilge as na mórmheáin, an fhorbairt a rinneadh ar a mheáin chraolacháin agus chlóite féin agus an ról a bhí aige i bhfeachtais chun go mbeadh meáin áitiúla agus náisiúnta Ghaeilge ar fáil. Is é seo an chéad mhórthionscadal taighde a scrúdóidh an caidreamh idir Conradh na Gaeilge agus na meáin ar dhá thaobh na teorann agus tabharfaidh sé léargas ar an tuiscint a bhíonn ag an ngníomhaíochas teanga ar na meáin, an rath a bhí ar fheachtais éagsúla nó an chaoi ar theip orthu agus an caidreamh íogair atá idir an dá dhlínse maidir le ceist achrannach na Gaeilge. Ó thaobh coincheapa de, bainfidh sé leas as raon teoiricí a bhaineann le staidéar ar na meáin, léann cartlannaíochta agus an tsochtheangeolaíocht lena n-áirítear na meáin sna mionteangacha, athneartú teanga agus polasaí teanga.

 

Ó uair a bhunaithe, tá tuiscint ag Conradh na Gaeilge ar an tábhacht a bhaineann leis na meáin, mar is léir ón mbaint a bhí aige le nuachtáin Ghaeilge ag deireadh an 19ú agus tús an 20ú hAois, na feachtais leanúnacha a bhí ar bun aige ar son stáisiúin raidió agus teilifíse Ghaeilge agus an úsáid a bhaineann sé as na meáin shóisialta sa lá atá inniu ann. Bhí a chuid feachtas fite fuaite leis na meáin ón tús agus úsáideadh réimse leathan ardán i nGaeilge agus i mBéarla i bhformáidí analógacha agus digiteacha. Bhí Conradh na Gaeilge ar scaradh gabhail idir an traidisiún agus an saol nua-aimseartha ó bunaíodh é: agus é ag cur teanga agus cultúr dúchais na hÉireann chun cinn, chuaigh sé i ngleic le gach dul chun cinn teicneolaíochta sa chraoltóireacht agus sna meáin chun a chuid feachtas a chur chun cinn agus a fhealsúnacht a scaipeadh i measc an phobail i gcoitinne.

 

Ar an bhfoireann taighde beidh an Príomhthaighdeoir (An Dr Walsh) agus an comh-Phríomhthaighdeoir (An Dr Niall Comer, Ollscoil Uladh) agus beirt taighdeoirí iardhochtúireachta. Beidh an taighdeoir iardhochtúireachta seo a earcófar le bheith ag obair leis an Dr Walsh bunaithe ar an bhfógra seo lonnaithe in Institiúid de Móra do Thaighde sna Daonnachtaí agus sa Léann Sóisialta in Áras Taighde Uí Argadáin, OÉ Gaillimh. Earcóidh Ollscoil Uladh an dara taighdeoir iardhochtúireachta ar a conlán féin. Seo a leanas struchtúr an tionscadail:

 

  • Pacáiste Oibre 1 (OÉ Gaillimh). Is é sainchuspóir Phacáiste Oibre 1 anailís a dhéanamh ar an tsraith maidir leis na meáin, feachtais agus an Ghaeltacht i mbailiúchán cartlainne Chonradh na Gaeilge in OÉ Gaillimh sa tréimhse 1970-2000. Faoi Phacáiste Oibre 1, oibreoidh an taighdeoir iardhochtúireachta leis an Dr Walsh ar fhoshraitheanna de bhailiúchán Chonradh na Gaeilge in OÉ Gaillimh, agus díreofar ar na meáin agus ar fheachtais ina bhfuil aird faoi leith ar ghníomhaíochas áitiúil i nGaeltacht na Gaillimhe nó atá dírithe uirthi. Roghnaíodh an tréimhse seo toisc go n-áirítear ann spriocanna tábhachtacha a bhaineann le gníomhaíochas teanga nuair a bhí na meáin i lár an aonaigh. Ina measc seo tá an bhaint a bhí ag Conradh na Gaeilge le nó an tacaíocht a thug sé do raidió agus teilifís bhradach i nGaeilge, a chuid feachtas le haghaidh stáisiúin raidió agus teilifíse náisiúnta cheadúnaithe agus an úsáid a bhaineann sé as na meáin chun cúiseanna eile a chur chun cinn.
  • Pacáiste Oibre 2 (Ollscoil Uladh). Is é sainchuspóir Phacáiste Oibre 2 scrúdú a dhéanamh ar ghníomhaíochas agus na meáin i gcartlanna i dTuaisceart Éireann le linn na tréimhse 1922-1940. Faoi Phacáiste Oibre 2, oibreoidh an Dr Comer leis an dara comhalta iardhochtúireachta, a earcóidh Ollscoil Uladh iad féin, ar pháipéir a bhaineann le rannóg an tuaiscirt de Chonradh na Gaeilge, Comhaltas Uladh. Díreoidh an obair seo arís ar na meáin agus ar fheachtais le haird faoi leith ar an ngníomhaíochas sna blianta tosaigh ríthábhachtacha i ndiaidh na Críochdheighilte nuair a bhí an Ghaeilge imeallaithe faoi riail na nAontachtach.

 

Fad ama an Chonartha:  1 Eanáir 2023 – 31 Iúil 2024 (19 mí)

 

Fostófar an t-iarrthóir rathúil ar Phacáiste Oibre 1 i nGaillimh agus scrúdóidh sé/sí an úsáid a bhain Conradh na Gaeilge as na mórmheáin, an éabhlóid a bhain lena mheáin féin ar nós stáisiúin raidió agus irisí clóite, agus an tacaíocht a thug sé d’fheachtais chun go mbeadh meáin ar leith ar fáil i nGaeilge. Bainfidh sé/sí úsáid as a c(h)uid saineolais i gcartlanna na Gaeilge chun oibriú le foireann an tionscadail agus leis an bPríomhthaighdeoir, an Dr John Walsh chun na taifid chartlainne a bhaineann leis na meáin i mbailiúchán Chonradh na Gaeilge in OÉ Gaillimh a mheas. Déanfaidh sé/sí léirmhíniú ar réimse foinsí príomhúla agus tánaisteacha lena n-áirítear preaseisiúintí, bileoigíní, póstaeir, cáipéisí polasaí, gearrthóga nuachtáin agus taifeadtaí closamhairc. Trí anailís ar cháipéisí sna taifid sin, nochtfaidh sé/sí téamaí agus patrúin shuntasacha maidir leis an tionchar a bhíonn ag na meáin ar ghníomhaíochas na Gaeilge.

 

Áirítear na dualgais seo a leanas ar obair an taighdeora iardhochtúireachta seo:

 

  • Anailís a dhéanamh ar na sraitheanna éagsúla a bhaineann le gníomhaíochas na meán i mbailiúchán Chonradh na Gaeilge in OÉ Gaillimh.
  • Measúnú a dhéanamh ar an gcaoi ar bhain Conradh na Gaeilge úsáid as cineálacha éagsúla meán sna feachtais ar fad atá san áireamh sa bhailiúchán.
  • Cur le láithreán gréasáin an tionscadail, ábhar a bheith le foilsiú ar na meáin shóisialta.
  • Obair thaighde a ullmhú lena foilsiú, ina (h)aonar nó i gcomhar leis an bhfoireann taighde (foilseacháin phiarmheasúnaithe, cuir i láthair ag comhdhálacha).
  • Tabhairt faoi ghníomhaíochtaí for-rochtana atá dírithe ar thorthaí taighde ón tionscadal a scaipeadh ar phobail acadúla agus ar ghnáthdhaoine.
  • Comhdháil acadúil a eagrú ag deireadh théarma an tionscadail.
  • Tabhairt faoi dhualgais riaracháin ghaolmhara.

 

Cáilíochtaí                             

Déanfar an ceapachán faoi réir na gcritéar seo a leanas:

 

Critéir riachtanacha

 

  • PhD le Gaeilge/Stair/Cartlanna/Polasaí Teanga nó i ndisciplín gaolmhar (arna bhronnadh roimh dháta an agallaimh nó curtha isteach roimhe sin).
  • Taithí shuntasach ar fhoinsí príomhúla nó ar thaighde cáilíochtúil.
  • Ardchumas scríofa agus labhartha sa Ghaeilge (leibhéal C2 de Chomhchreat Tagartha na hEorpa um Theangacha: https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/level-descriptions).
  • Sárscileanna scríbhneoireachta agus cumarsáide.
  • An cumas oibriú go héifeachtach i gcomhpháirt le daoine eile agus go neamhspleách.
  • Ardspreagtha chun oibre, le scileanna eagrúcháin den scoth.

 

Critéir inmhianaithe

 

  • Suim i gcartlanna/stair chultúrtha/ an tsochtheangeolaíocht/polasaí teanga/gníomhaíochas teanga/staidéar ar na meáin.
  • Foilseacháin phiarmheasúnaithe a bheith curtha i gcló ag an iarratasóir.
  • Taithí ar oibriú leis na daonnachtaí digiteacha. 

 

Oibreoidh an taighdeoir faoi stiúir díreach an Dr John Walsh.

 

Chun iarratas a dhéanamh

Ba chóir go mbeadh na hiarratais i nGaeilge agus go mbeadh litir chumhdaigh leo ina leagtar amach oiriúnacht an iarratasóra don ról, CV, sampla d’obair acadúil scríofa i nGaeilge atá ábhartha don phost ina mbeidh 1,000 focal ar a laghad (e.g. sliocht as páipéar neamhfhoilsithe, alt foilsithe, caibidil as tráchtas etc.), agus sonraí teagmhála bheirt mholtóirí. Ba cheart iarratais a sheoladh ar ríomhphost (i bhformáid PDF amháin) chuig mooreinstitute@nuigalway.ie 

Cuir an uimhir thagartha ábhartha NUIG RES 202-22 i líne ábhair an iarratais ríomhphoist.

 

Tuarastal: €39,535 sa bhliain (beidh feidhm ag rialacha polasaí pá na hearnála poiblí a bhaineann le hiontrálaithe nua)

Dáta Tosaigh: 1 Eanáir 2023

 

Tá tuilleadh eolais faoi thaighde agus oibriú in OÉ Gaillimh ar fáil ag Taighde in OÉ Gaillimh

 

Chun teacht ar eolas faoi bhogadh go hÉirinn féach www.euraxess.ie

 

Is féidir tuilleadh fiosrúcháin neamhfhoirmiúla maidir leis an bpost seo a dhéanamh ach dul i dteagmháil leis an Dr John Walsh: john.walsh@nuigalway.ie 

 

Is é an dáta deiridh a nglacfar le hiarratais 5.00pm, an 25 Lúnasa 2022. 

 

Tá na hagallaimh le bheith ar siúl an tseachtain dar tús an 12 Meán Fómhair 2022.

 

 

Beidh na hagallaimh á reáchtáil go fíorúil.

 

Coimeádann OÉ Gaillimh an ceart aici féin an post seo a athfhógairt nó síneadh a chur leis an spriocdháta.

 

 

Is fostóir comhionannais deiseanna í Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh.

 

Déantar earcaíocht do gach post de réir earcaíocht Oscailte, Thrédhearcach, Fhiúntach (OTM) agus Inniúlacht-bhunaithe.

Closing Date: Thursday, 25 Aug 2022

Application: NUIG RES 202-22 Taighdeoir Iardhochtúireachta

NUIG RES 173-22 Postdoctoral Researcher(2 Posts), Mechanobiology and Medical Device Research Group,College of Science and Engineering,NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for two full-time fixed term positions as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Mechanobiology and Medical Device Research Group in Biomedical Engineering at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

These positions are funded by European Research Council (ERC) and are available from 1st September 2022 to contract end date of 30th August 2024.

 

Despite immense efforts to develop therapies for osteoporosis, conventional drugs that target bone loss only prevent osteoporotic fractures in half of sufferers, and the worldwide economic burden of treatment is escalating. Recently our research has provided evidence that the biological mechanisms by which bone cells normally respond to their mechanical environment are impaired. However, no existing therapeutic approach has been developed to account for these. Current understanding of bone mechanobiology and pathophysiology has been derived either using approaches that cannot fully capture, or account for both human biological and mechanical factors, and this project seeks to address this challenge. The global objective of the MEMETic project is to provide a paradigm change for studies of bone disease and therapeutics by consolidating, and significantly advancing, our novel approaches to develop advanced ex vivo models that recreate in vivo biomechanical cues in a living and multicellular 3D environment to replicate the mechanobiological function of bone.  A unique multidisciplinary approach, combining cell and molecular biology with biomechanical and mechanobiological techniques, will enable these important advances, and consolidate a world leading mechanobiology research program.

 

This research will be conducted using the equipment, technical expertise, office and research space within the Alice Perry Engineering Building (School of Engineering) and the BioSciences Research Building (BRB) at NUI Galway. The 14,000m2 Alice Perry Engineering building houses state-of-the-art Biomedical Engineering facilities including cell culture laboratories, biomechanical testing laboratories, micro-CT scanning, microscopy, research space and computer suites. The BioSciences Research Building incorporates 8,000m2 of high-end laboratory space for over 300 researchers from eminent NUI Galway research groups working in the areas of cancer research, regenerative medicine and cell and molecular biology.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidates will work within a team to develop novel ex-vivo models to mimic the complex multicellular and mechanical in vivo environment of bone during osteoporosis. These models will be applied for studies of the role of mechanobiology in the aetiology of osteoporosis and potential therapies. This research will be conducted using the equipment, technical expertise, office and research space within the Alice Perry Engineering Building and the BioSciences Research Building (BRB) at NUI Galway, which house state-of-the-art facilities including cell culture laboratories, biomechanical testing laboratories, micro-CT scanning, microscopy, research space and computer suites.

 

Duties:

The Postdoctoral Researchers will work within a team to develop advanced ex-vivo multicellular models that recreate in vivo conditions. The Postdoctoral Researchers will be responsible for consolidating the ex-vivo models with a postmenopausal model and validating these against the gold standard ovariectomized model. The successful applicants will be required to conduct:

  • In vitro and ex-vivo cell culture studies using Bioreactors;
  • Biochemical assays and RT-PCR to quantify gene and protein expression;
  • Tissue dissection, histology and immunohistochemistry
  • Characterise bone loss dynamics and the mineralisation using in vivo micro-CT
  • Analyse data in an accurate and precise manner;
  • Actively participate in international conferences and meetings;
  • Publish data in high impact factor journals;

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Hold a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline (Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Science or  a related field)
  • Have a proven track record in a research environment
  • Possess excellent communication and organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proven independent initiative and ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Be highly motivated and passionate about advancing biomedical engineering research

It is ESSENTIAL that applicants have experience in the below techniques:

  • Experience of biomaterial-based approaches for tissue regeneration
  • Experience of Epifluorescent and Confocal microscopy
  • Experience of cell biology techniques (e.g. tissue histology, immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry)
  • Experience of Tissue dissection and histology

 

Desirable Requirements: (i.e criteria for shortlisting (minimum of four)

  • Experience of molecular biology techniques (e.g. western blotting, RT-PCR)
  • Experience of using bioreactors and parallel plate flow chambers
  • Biomechanical testing and micro-CT scanning

 

Salary: €39,523 – €45,609 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

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

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Laoise McNamara

 

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 Laoise.McNamara@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 173-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

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

Application: NUIG RES 173-22 Postdoctoral Researcher (2 Posts)

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