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Postdoctoral Researcher, Centrosomal Responses to Genotoxic Stress, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (University of Galway 106-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in cell/ molecular biology at the University of Galway, Ireland.  

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland under an Award made under the Frontiers for the Future programme and is available from 1.6.2024 to contract end date of 30.5.2027. 

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will explore centrosome functions, using cell biology, molecular genetic and biochemical analyses to test the mechanisms that act at the centriole distal end and that control centrosome numerical homeostasis. The successful candidate for this position should be curiosity-driven, creative, and passionate about science. A high degree of self-motivation and independence is important, as well as the ability to communicate well within an international, multidisciplinary team. 

Duties:   

  • Conduct a specified programme of research and scholarship on centrosomes/centrioles/cilia under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator. 
  • Perform tissue culture, fluorescence microscopy, molecular cloning and cell biology analyses and related techniques using appropriate technologies. 
  • Keep up to date with research related methods and techniques. 
  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the biology of centrosomes, cilia and DNA damage responses. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage a research project including the accurate and timely recording of data, presentation and discussion of findings, co-supervision of students. 
  • Contribute to the research project’s dissemination - reports, papers, chapters, book contributions, etc. 
  • Mentor and collaborate with graduate research students, as appropriate and as directed. 
  • May participate in limited teaching hours for career development.  The extent of this must not adversely impact the primary research role. 
  • To have knowledge and understanding of the policy, practices and procedures, relevant to the role (e.g. Commercial Awareness, Research Ethics, Knowledge Transfer, Patents, Intellectual Property Rights, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities & Diversity). 
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post. 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential Requirements:  

  • PhD in cell/ molecular biology, biochemistry or related area. 
  • Demonstrable experience in mammalian cell culture and gene targeting/ genome editing. 
  • Demonstrable research experience in microscopy (fluorescence and/ or electron). 
  • Demonstrable research experience in molecular biology. 

Desirable Requirements:  

  • Experience in student project supervision. 
  • First author published/accepted research paper(s) in international peer-reviewed scientific literature. 
  • Specific research experience and expertise in centrosome and/ or ciliary biology. 
  • Specific research experience and expertise in DNA damage response. 
  • Specific research experience and expertise in protein biochemistry and/ or proteomics. 

Salary: Postdoctoral Researcher salary scale €42,782 - €54,965 per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.  

The default position for all new public sector appointments is the 1st point of the salary scale. This may be reviewed, and consideration afforded to appointment at a higher point on the pay scale (subject to the project’s funding limitations), where evidence of prior years’ equivalent experience is accepted in determining placement on the scale above point 1, subject to the maximum of the scale.  

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway). 

Start date: Position is available from 1.6.2024. 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: 

Researchers at University of Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. University of 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 HERE for further information. 

Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research at University of Galway 

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

Further information about the Centre for Chromosome Biology and the research in our group is available at https://chromosome.ie/groups/morrison/ and https://www.universityofgalway.ie/our-research/people/biological-chemical-sciences/ciaranmorrison/. Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Ciaran Morrison, ciaran.morrison@universityofgalway.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 Ciaran Morrison ciaran.morrison@universityofgalway.ie  

Please put reference number University of Galway 106-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) 19th April 2024. 

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

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

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

 

Closing Date: Friday, 19 Apr 2024

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher (University of Galway 106-24)

Research Associate (Clinical Research Nurse), HRB Clinical Research Facility Galway, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Ref. No. University of Galway 069-24

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term appointment as Research Associate (Clinical Research Nurse), with the HRB Clinical Research Facility Galway at Galway University Hospitals and the University of Galway.   

This post is available immediately for 2.5 years initially, with the possibility of extension, subject to research funding availability.  

The HRB Clinical Research Facility Galway (CRFG) provides the infrastructure, physical space, facilities, expertise and culture needed to support bioscience and medical research. We focus on studies aimed at understanding a range of diseases and translating this knowledge into regulatory approved advances in patient care. Research nurses work with multidisciplinary teams to improve our understanding of a variety of diseases and to develop new tests and treatments to help tackle these diseases. The CRFG aims to provide research participants and patients with the latest advances in areas such as Cancer, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Endocrinology, Neurovascular Disease, Critical care, Cardiovascular Disease, Psychiatry, Gastroenterology, Renal Disease, Radiation Oncology, Dermatology and Respiratory Illness. Research undertaken may be interventional (e.g. novel drugs, medical devices) or non-interventional (e.g. registries) and work will be assigned based on the existing and arising needs of the CRFG research programme.  

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team who engage with research personnel, interdisciplinary teams and clinicians to support clinical research activities in the CRFG, assisting with the planning, implementation and coordination of clinical research studies. 

The purpose of the role is to ensure that the conduct of clinical research studies within the CRFG is in compliance with the currently approved protocol/amendment(s), ensuring adherence to CRFG standard operating procedures (SOP’s), applicable regulations, and the principles of Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP).  

The research nurses will work under the direction of Principal Investigators (PI) and with a highly qualified team to initiate, screen, recruit, adhere to study and institutional protocols, undertake clinical assessments, manage research data and documentation and support the close out of clinical studies conducted within the CRFG.   

Duties: 

  • Adhere to CRFG SOPs and associated processes for clinical research projects.  
  • Adhere to nursing procedures within the CRFG and hospital. 
  • Support the setup of clinical research studies in line with CRFG and institutional processes 
  • Plan and conduct clinical research activities to ensure the smooth operation of each  

Study within the CRFG in compliance with the study protocol, ICH-GCP and applicable regulations. 

  • Participate in the education process of research participants about their disease, clinical research participation plans, gold standard treatment options and outcomes.  
  • Ensure participants are informed of all details pertaining to the clinical study/research project prior to their recruitment. 
  • Screen and contribute to obtaining fully informed consent from participants enrolling into CRFG studies.  
  • Help to meet study specific target recruitment projections as agreed by sponsor and PI. 
  • Contribute to the collation of metrics for activities undertaken at the CRFG. 
  • Ensure participant confidentiality and dignity is maintained at all times during all study related activities.  
  • Upkeep of the individual research documentation including site files, case report forms, monitoring arrangements, data correction documentation etc. as they pertain to the CRFG and Study.  
  • Provide nursing knowledge, expertise, and care to participants participating in study protocols and to nursing and other health care professional colleagues. 
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary team to evaluate and treat clinical issues in line with research protocols.  
  • Facilitate the ongoing education of multi-disciplinary teams with respect to ICH-GCP, specific  

study Protocol, and research requirements.  

  • Ensure continuity of participant and patient care by liaising with outside health professionals and those who are involved with patient clinical care.  
  • Utilise agreed protocols to deal with referrals and enquiries from other departments/ hospitals/ CRFs. 
  • Promote a safe clinical environment for research participants, patients, visitors and staff of the CRFG.  
  • Undertaking further education as appropriate to the role.  
  • Attend investigator meetings (national and international) and educational conferences where applicable  
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post  

Qualifications/Skills required:   

Essential Requirements: 

  • Successfully completed degree level or equivalent nursing education  
  • Current registration with an appropriate division of An Bord Altranais  
  • Have a minimum of 4 years working as a qualified nurse 
  • Excellent communication skills  
  • Good problem solving and organizational skills  
  • Proven ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.  
  • Strong IT skills, including MS Office applications  
  • Competence (or willingness to train) in phlebotomy procedures   

Desirable Requirements: 

  • Completed the RCSI level 9 module for clinical research nurses (or equivalent)  
  • Experience in the field of clinical or translational research and/or other academic studies  
  • Certified ICH-Good Clinical Practice training  

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post. 

 

Salary: Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Associate Pay scale €42,782 - €54,965 per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.   

 

The default position for all new public sector appointments is the 1st point of the salary scale. This may be reviewed, and consideration afforded to appointment at a higher point on the payscale, where evidence of prior years’ equivalent experience is accepted in determining placement on the scale above point 1, subject to the maximum of the scale.  (Research Salary Scales - University of Galway) 

      

Continuing Professional Development/Training: 

Researchers at University of Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. University of 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 HERE for further information. 

Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research at University of Galway 

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

 

To Apply: 

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

Please put reference number University of Galway 069-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm (Irish Time) on Thursday 18th April 2024. 

A panel may be formed for future posts. 

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

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

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

Closing Date: Thursday, 18 Apr 2024

Application: Research Associate (Clinical Research Nurse) University of Galway 069-24

Postdoctoral Researcher (x2), Aerosol Physicochemical Measurements and Source Apportionment, Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies, Ryan Institute, University of Galway 076-24

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for two full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Ryan Institute’s Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies at the University of Galway, Ireland.

The positions are funded by the EPA Ireland and are available for two years from June 2024 with possible extension after the initial term.

The positions will be to join the Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS) Aerosol Mass Spectrometry Unit, led by Prof. Jurgita Ovadnevaite, and to facilitate ambient and laboratory aerosol mass spectrometry (AMS) measurements and source apportionment with the research focus on understanding of particulate matter composition and sources that are crucial in mitigating the aerosol impacts on health.

Atmospheric Composition, influencing both air pollution and climate change, has had a 60-year profile in C-CAPS research history (universityofgalway.ie/c-caps/) with Mace Head Atmospheric Research Station being one of the most recognized and respected facilities both nationally and internationally. It has >1,000 publications associated with it, leading to >3,000 citations per year, and an h-index of >92. The facility continues to grow in national and international importance, breaking new ground, not only in terms of operational monitoring of new pollutants in the atmosphere and delivery of real-time in-situ and remote sensing data but also in terms of fundamental research with the highest impact. The current AMS network in Ireland, led by C-CAPS, consists of the Mace Head Atmospheric Research Station and 3 additional sites strategically situated in urban (Dublin), regional background (Carnsore Point) and west coast (Valentia). The research will also involve international collaborations across Europe, the USA, Australia, and China with our long-established partners in the fields of atmospheric composition, climate, and health. 

Job Description:

The successful candidates will work with state-of-the-art chemical speciation instrumentation, including an Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitor (ACSM) and aerosol physical properties instrumentation to identify and quantify sources of particulate matter (PM) affecting air quality in Irish towns; will perform laboratory solid fuel burning experiments and will further develop and oversee the operational deployment of the Aerosol Mass Spectrometry, greenhouse gas and short-lived climate forcer (SLCF) network. Provide recommendations on actions to reduce PM2.5 levels and achieve alignment with the recast of the CAFE Directive and the new WHO air quality guidelines issued in 2021.

Duties:

  • To undertake atmospheric composition measurements at a number of remote monitoring stations around Ireland.
  • To perform long-term source apportionment for Irish sites.
  • To plan and conduct short term laboratory and field experiments related to source characterisation and identification of aerosol composition- health relationships.
  • To develop and implement quality assurance measures.
  • Work with other team members to plan project activities and set key milestones.
  • Determine appropriate methodologies for research, with advice and support as appropriate.
  • Keep up to date with research related methods and techniques, in particular AMS spectrometry and source apportionment.
  • To complete the administrative work to support the programme of research.
  • To assist in the financial management of the project.
  • Manage research resources, i.e. laboratories and equipment appropriately.
  • Presenting findings at international conferences, leading peer-reviewed publications and leading/contributing to proposal and project report writing.
  • Liaise with the network coordinator, stakeholders in the State and internationally as well as research groups to ensure strong links with ACTRIS and ACSM/AMS community.
  • The role will involve international collaborations across Europe, the USA, and China with our long-established partners in the fields of atmospheric composition, climate, and health.
  • Write up results from own research activity.
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research with the support and under the supervision of the principal Investigator by publishing reports.
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Atmospheric Physics or similar
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in operating an Aerodyne Inc. Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitor (ACSM), ACSM data analysis, QC/QA
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience at source apportionment techniques
  • Recognised track record for research as evidenced by a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals

Desirable Requirements:

  • expertise in other aerosol measurement techniques, e.g. filter sampling, SMPS, CPC, CCN, HR-ToF-AMS, CIMS, etc.
  • expertise in inter-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches
  • a capacity to provide leadership in research aligned with the Societal Challenges of Climate Change and Public Health
  • a track record of interaction with key actors across the EU and beyond along with interacting with relevant funding agencies
  • valid driving licence.

Salary: Postdoctoral Researcher €42,782- €54,965 per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.

The default position for all new public sector appointments is the 1st point of the salary scale. This may be reviewed, and consideration afforded to appointment at a higher point on the payscale (subject to the project’s funding limitations), where evidence of prior years’ equivalent experience is accepted in determining placement on the scale above point 1, subject to the maximum of the scale.

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway).

Start date: Position is available from June 2024

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at University of Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. University of 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 HERE for further information.

Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research at University of Galway

 

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

 

Further information about {school/centre} is available at www.universityofgalway.ie/c-caps/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor (Jurgita Ovadnevaite, Jurgita.ovadnevaite@universityofgalway.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 Jurgita Ovadnevaite at Jurgita.ovadnevaite@universityofgalway.ie

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 076-24 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) 18th April 2024

 

Interviews will be held remotely

 

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

 

University of 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 Apr 2024

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher (x2), Physics, University of Galway 076-24

Postdoctoral Researcher - Data Science/Statistics, SFI Insight Centre for Data Analytics and School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, (University of Galway 027-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time Fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Data Science/Statistics in the SFI Insight Centre for Data Analytics and School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Galway.  

This position is funded by Science Foundation as part of an Insight Targeted Project with Endotronix Ltd and is available immediately for 18 months.  

This project is led by Dr. Andrew Simpkin at the University of Galway, and the successful candidate will join Dr. Simpkin’s research group at the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences in Galway as well as the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. 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 industry partners. 

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

Job Description: 

Supported by the SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, the University of Galway wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher to join this exciting project bringing together industry partners, and clinical and data science researchers within the University of Galway.  

Cardiovascular medical device innovation is a prolific development area. A major challenge is how to devise the most effective use of devices to optimally benefit the patient while minimizing harm. Endotronix have developed a sensor which is implanted in patients to collect real time readings of the pulmonary artery waveforms. The implant is minimally invasive and allows for longitudinal assessment of patients through 20 second daily readings of heart dynamics. The project goal is to develop an algorithm for estimating cardiac output (CO) using features derived from pulmonary artery pressure waveforms and correlating it to thermodilution measured cardiac output. CO is the amount of blood pumped by the heart every minute and is the mechanism whereby blood flows around the body. CO is difficult to measure non-invasively, so the goal is to estimate the CO using the Endotronix sensor alone, thereby reducing invasiveness while maintaining accuracy.  

Dr. Simpkin’s research group at Galway has a history of developing and deploying models for such rich, multivariate sensor data and other data in applications from genetics to cancer to sports science and engineering. This project will develop and apply solutions for the multivariate data generated by the Endotronix sensor. The Functional Data Analysis (FDA) statistical framework is a rapidly growing research area and has been successfully deployed in a variety of settings. FDA treats each measured data stream as a realisation of a smooth, differentiable function, thus exploiting key properties of the data. A key first step in FDA involves smoothing to remove noise and produce a finite-dimensional representation of the data for model fitting. This project will apply such techniques to analyse the large datasets generated by the Endotronix sensor. The successful candidate will develop novel statistical methods required to fully utilise and exploit all data. The outputs from this research are applicable across all domains where sensor data are routinely obtained, increasing the impact of this project.  

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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.  
  • 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. 
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post. 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential Requirements:  

  • PhD (completed, or Thesis submitted) in Statistics, Data Science, or related discipline with significant statistical or data science content. 
  • Demonstrable programming skills in R 
  • Knowledge of functional data analysis methods. 
  • Evidenced ability to collaborate with other researchers in the University and industry partners, and/or experience of participation in interdisciplinary research projects. 

Desirable Requirements:  

  • Strong communication skills and well-developed ability to communicate technical concepts to non-experts. 
  • Experience and/or publications in the statistical modelling of longitudinal data. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, project management and people management skills. 
  • Experience in biomedical data applications. 

Salary: Postdoctoral Researcher salary scale €42,782 - €54,965 per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.  

The default position for all new public sector appointments is the 1st point of the salary scale. This may be reviewed, and consideration afforded to appointment at a higher point on the pay scale (subject to the project’s funding limitations), where evidence of prior years’ equivalent experience is accepted in determining placement on the scale above point 1, subject to the maximum of the scale.  

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway). 

Start date: Position is available from August 1st 2024 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: 

Researchers at University of Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. University of 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 HERE for further information. 

Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research at University of Galway 

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

Further information about the school and centre is available at  

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

https://www.insight-centre.org/ 

(Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Andrew Simpkin, Andrew.simpkin@universityofgalway.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. Andrew Simpkin (Andrew.simpkin@universityofgalway.ie) 

Please put reference number University of Galway 027-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) 18th April 2024. 

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

University of 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 Apr 2024

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher - Data Science/Statistics, (University of Galway 027-24

Research Assistant - Research Communications & Participatory Impact Officer, Legumes for Development Research Project, College of Science and Engineering, University of Galway 109-24

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Assistant (Research Communications & Participatory Impact Officer) within the AgriBiosciences, Food Security and Climate Resilience research group of Prof. Charles Spillane at the the University of Galway, Ireland.

This position is funded by the EU and is available from 6th May 2024 to contract end date of 10th November 2025.

The successful candidate will work on the the LEG4DEV Project (www.leg4dev.org) and be supervised by Professor Spillane, supported by others on his team.

Job Description: 

The EU funded LEG4DEV “Legumes for Development” project (www.leg4dev.org) is a €7.2 million research project led that conducts research to enable scaling of legumes for development & sustainability outcomes in Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania and Ethiopia. The project is led by University of Galway in partnership with IITA, CIMMYT, ILRI, Wageningen University, University of Hohenheim and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences  (SLU). 

Within the AgriBiosciences, Food Security and Climate Resilience research group of Professor Charles Spillane the Research Assistant (Research Communications & Participatory Impact Officer) will work closely with Prof. Spillane and his team to engage in research communications and participatory impact activities with scaling partners and stakeholders to ensure that the research conducted enables scaling of legumes for development outcomes.

Duties:

  • Engage in research and supports on communications activities, strategies, channels and modes to reach defined audiences and stakeholders of relevance to the goals of the LEG4DEV project.
  • Engage in research and supports on participatory impact approaches with scaling partners and stakeholders to maximise outcomes and impacts from the LEG4DEV project.
  • Develop novel, innovative and impactful research communications activities that efficiently reach intended audiences and stakeholders in partner countries.
  • Research and identify strategies and approaches to accelerate and expand the immediate outcomes of the LEG4DEV project outputs with scaling partners in each of the four partner countries.
  • Contribute to research on research funding needs and opportunities across national and global systems for sustainable development of agrifood systems.
  • To identify and apply appropriate communication and dissemination methodologies for LEG4DEV project.
  • Provide input into defining research proposal concepts, working closely with Prof. Spillane and other PIs on idea generation, editing, and meeting submission deadlines.
  • Contribute to development of appropriate research methodologies to ensure communication of research and innovation outputs, impact and outcomes from the project.
  • Meet research proposal submission deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, and approval, and coordinating requirements with contributors.
  • Provide input into the planining, coordination and implementation of pipeline of research project applications from Prof. Spillane’s team and collaborating partners (nationally and globally).
  • Maintain strong relationships with a portfolio of research funders and key partnerships globally, and keep up to date with trends and developments in the research and innovation funding arena.
  • Review and improve research concept notes/proposals with Prof. Spillane and other Principal Investigators through, inter alia, the development and articulation of log frames, measurable outputs, outcomes and their deliverables and indicators.
  • Engage with performance management plans for the project, including engagement in monitoring of the implementation process to track milestones and report on progress of the selected performance indicators for outputs.
  • Participate actively in project review and planning meetings and in reporting on performances and effectiveness of the project activities.
  • Contribute to publication of research results and success stories.
  • Participate in training and capacity building of research and other staff in Prof. Spillane and collaborating research groups on successful grant writing and capture. Improve proposal-writing processes by evaluating and re-designing processes for their production and submission.
  • Working with PIs and Project Managers to ensure that research project reporting meets reporting deadlines.
  • Create and curate LEG4DEV’s in-house database on research project proposals, ensuring data and information is current and accurate, and providing regular analytical reports.
  • Travel nationally and internationally to establish and maintain networks with research partners, funders and stakeholders.
  • To have knowledge and understanding of the policy, practices and procedures relevant to research and innovation grants and projects, including 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).
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post. 

Qualifications/Skills required: 

Essential Requirements:

  • Primary degree (Level 8) of relevance to international sustainable development, ideally with a focus on agrifood systems, food security and sustainability.
  • High level of proficiency in writing and in generation of audio, video and other communication outputs.
  • Strong website development and editing skills, with proficiency of impact oriented social media and other (e.g. radio) approaches to reach audiences in partner developing countries.
  • Training/education and evidence of high-level ability of cutting edge research communications and impact pathways.
  • Relevant research experience in successfully drafting communication outputs, concept notes and proposals for programs and projects related to agriculture/international development.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English. Abilities in other official languages of the United Nations would be an advantage.
  • Strong familiarity with international donors and investors, and knowledge of funding interests and priorities of relevance to international sustainable development.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Successful track record of engagement in leverage of funding for research and innovation projects on agriculture/international development.
  • Ability to work with PIs and partner organisations to develop robust impact and output pathways, with associated indicators for measurement of outputs,
  • Familiarity with use of logframes and monitoring, evaluation and learning processes for formulation of results-oriented projects.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and familiarity with project management and project budgeting software.
  • Excellent time-management skills, ability to deliver when facing multiple projects with tight deadlines.
  • Strong analytical skills.

Salary: Research Assistant salary scale €30,025 - €39,908 per annum per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.  

The default position for all new public sector appointments is the 1st point of the salary scale. This may be reviewed, and consideration afforded to appointment at a higher point on the payscale (subject to the project’s funding limitations), where evidence of prior years’ equivalent experience is accepted in determining placement on the scale above point 1, subject to the maximum of the scale.

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway).

Start date: Position is available from 6th May 2024.

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at University of Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. University of 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 HERE for further information.

Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research at University of Galway

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

Further information about Ryan Institute is available at https://www.universityofgalway.ie/ryaninstitute/

 

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

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 109-24 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) 1st May 2024

 

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

 

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

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

Closing Date: Wednesday, 01 May 2024

Application: Research Assistant, College of Science & Engineering,University of Galway 109-24

Research Fellow (0.5FTE) – BIOMEND MSCA Doctoral Network Project Manager Biomechanics Research Centre, School of Engineering, College of Science & Engineering University of Galway 107-24

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the part time (0.5 FTE) fixed term position as a Research Fellow - Research Project Manager for the BIOMEND Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Doctoral Network at the Biomechanics Research Centre in the School of Engineering at the University of Galway.

The position is available at 0.5 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) from 1st June 2024 to the 31st December 2027.

Project Description:

BIOMEND is a MSCA Industrial Doctorate Network programme that will provide world-class interdisciplinary training for 15 Doctoral Candidates (DCs) in the area of BIOabsorbable Metallic ENdovascular Medical Devices (BIOMEND). BIOMEND will develop next-generation bioabsorbable metals for endovascular medical devices. BIOMEND will achieve this through the development of ultra-fine grain Magnesium and Zinc alloys that exhibit high strength and high ductility, with enhanced corrosion properties delivered by multi-layer coating technologies. These novel Magnesium and Zinc metal alloys will be leveraged to develop, design and fabricate a range of innovate bioabsorbable endovascular medical devices across both cardiovascular and peripheral applications.

The BIOMEND consortium consists of a total of 18 academic, industry and clinical participants, with complementary research skills and training expertise, which spans a number of EU countries and industry sectors. In total, BIOMEND DN will recruit 15 Doctoral Candidates who will undertake 3-year PhD programmes, co-hosted by academic and non-academic members of the consortium.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be responsible, under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, for leading the BIOMEND MSCA Doctoral Network, which is led by Prof. Ted Vaughan in the Biomechanics Research Centre, School of Engineering, University of Galway.

The role will involve managing both technical and administrative aspects of the BIOMEND MSCA Doctoral Network to ensure the successful delivery of the collaborative research and training programmes. The role will also contribute to the wider strategic development of the BIOMEND MSCA programme, by Identifying appropriate funding calls, supporting grant writing activities to achieve future funding and protection of intellectual property and setting out a commercialisation roadmap.

The position will be based within the Alice Perry Engineering Building at the School of Engineering in University of Galway. Successful candidates will be highly motivated and have an excellent track-record in research project management experience (minimum 4 years). The successful candidates may be required to travel nationally and internationally. 

Duties:

The successful candidate will:

  • Manage technical and administrative aspects of the BIOMEND MSCA Doctoral Network to ensure the successful delivery of the research and training programmes. This will include technical monitoring of project progress, and reporting of project milestones and deliverables in accordance with funder guidelines.
  • Support the Principal Investigator in the design, development and delivery of the BIOMEND research programme and contribute to the tutoring, mentoring and training of Doctoral Candidates.
  • Provide leadership on the dissemination and communication of the BIOMEND Doctoral Network.
  • Contribute to the protection of intellectual property arising from the consortium through patents/commercial applications.
  • Management of research project budgets in accordance with University policy and funder guidelines. Oversee purchasing, ordering, monitoring and reporting on research project budgets using the Agresso financial system. Maintaining regular contact with the research accounts office of the University.
  • Maintain critical relationships across academic, industrial and clinical partners of the BIOMEND Doctoral network, and also with funders and other stakeholders.
  • Contribute to grant writing, budget preparation and alliance management with the aim of targeting further national and European funding programmes, relevant to the BIOMEND Doctoral Network. 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a PhD in Engineering, Science, Health Sciences, or a related discipline.
  • Applicants must have substantial experience in research project management experience (minimum 4 years) for programmes related to both National and/or European funding schemes.
  • Strong track-record in research related to materials science and engineering, biomedical science/engineering and/or health sciences.
  • Evidence of strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including skill to produce information that is appropriately presented and effectively received by academic and non-academic audiences
  • Applicants must have evidenced experience of grant writing for international and/or national funding programmes.
  • Evidence of peer-reviewed publications in the areas of materials science, biomedical engineering/science and/or health sciences.
  • Flexible, self-motivated; ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Experience in co-ordinating and supervising team members.
  • Proven excellence in IT literacy in particular with word processing and spread sheets.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Track record in coordinating collaborative projects, organising consultants to support applications, seminar organisation.
  • Evidenced experience of successful grant proposal preparation for National and/or European funding schemes.
  • Website maintenance and management of social media experience.
  • Experience of working on industry-related projects, or in collaboration with industry.

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post.

Salary: Research Fellow salary scale €61,318 – €80,048 per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts. 

The default position for all new public sector appointments is the 1st point of the salary scale. This may be reviewed, and consideration afforded to appointment at a higher point on the payscale (subject to the project’s funding limitations), where evidence of prior years’ equivalent experience is accepted in determining placement on the scale above point 1, subject to the maximum of the scale.  

 

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway). 

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st June 2024

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at University of Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. University of 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 HERE for further information.

 

Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research at University of Galway

 

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

 

Further information about the School of Engineering is available at School of Engineering - University of Galway

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Prof. Ted Vaughan at ted.vaughan@universityofgalway.ie   

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (PDF attachments only) to Prof. Ted Vaughan at ted.vaughan@universityofgalway.ie

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 107-24 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time), Friday 3rd May 2024

 

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

 

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 03 May 2024

Application: Research Fellow (0.5FTE) - University of Galway 107-24

Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Associate (x2) - Bioinformatics, (Cloud-based pipelines and interface development), School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences(University of Galway108-24)

Applications are invited from two suitably qualified candidates for full-time fixed-term positions as Postdoctoral Researchers/Research Associates in Bioinformatics within the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Galway.

These positions are funded through a Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) award and are available immediately until contract end date of Oct 16th, 2025 (with possibility of extension).

The University of Galway is a publicly funded university in the top 1% in the world (QS rankings) and has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to highest-quality teaching and research.

This post is based in the Ó Broin lab https://www.universityofgalway.ie/our-research/people/mathematics-statistics-and-applied-mathematics/pilibobroin which has research interests in the development and application of statistical and machine learning approaches for the analysis of biomedical data, in particular genomics data in the areas of cancer, immunology, and neuropsychiatric disorders.

 Job Description:

Cancer and autoimmune disorders impose massive, life-limiting burdens on a majority of the population at some point in their lives, and in their advanced stages, often remain highly resistant to conventional treatments.

HEALED is a €10.5M project that aims to change this by leveraging technologies from two leading Irish biotech companies (RemedyBio and aCGT Vector), along with deep clinical expertise in cancer and immune cell biology (TTMI) and cutting-edge genomics data science approaches (University of Galway) to develop an end-to-end data-driven approach to tumour infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) therapy.

This project has the potential to quickly translate findings into clinical care, improving outcomes for cancer patients for whom current therapies have not been effective, as well as bringing a new generation of advanced therapeutic medicinal products (ATMPs) to the Irish and international markets.

At University of Galway, our work in HEALED involves the development of cloud-based computational pipelines and clinician interfaces for neoantigen prediction from whole-exome sequencing and associated clinical data and we are seeking to recruit two experienced bioinformatics developers/data scientists to lead this work.

Duties:

  • Conduct a specified programme of research and scholarship under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator.
  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. to bodies supervising research; conferences, steering groups; other team members, or otherwise as agreed with the PI.
  • Contribute to the research project’s dissemination in the form of e.g. report, papers, book chapters.
  • Where appropriate, work with the PI to register patents to protect intellectual property arising from the research.
  • Mentor and assist, as appropriate and as directed, graduate students in the School, including acting as co-supervisor or member of a supervision panel.
  • Engage in Education and Public Engagement (EPE) activities of the School.
  • Develop and maintain 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).
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Genomics Data Science/Bioinformatics or minimum of Primary Degree (level 8) in relevant discipline with 4 years full-time relevant research experience after primary degree.
  • Excellent programming skills in R & Python.
  • Experience in the use of HPC clusters (SGE/Slurm) for the analysis of large genomics datasets.
  • Experience in the development of scalable and reproducible scientific workflows using workflow description languages (e.g. Nextflow) and software containers (e.g. Docker/Singularity).

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in cloud computing (AWS)
  • Experience in web/interface development.
  • Excellent interpersonal, project management and people management skills.
  • Track record of scientific publication and dissemination of results commensurate with career stage.

Salary: Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Associate salary scale €42,782 to €54,965 per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.

The default position for all new public sector appointments is the 1st point of the salary scale. This may be reviewed, and consideration afforded to appointment at a higher point on the pay scale (subject to the project’s funding limitations), where evidence of prior years’ equivalent experience is accepted in determining placement on the scale above point 1, subject to the maximum of the scale.

(Research Salary Scales - University of Galway

Start date: This position is available immediately.

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at University of Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. University of 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 HERE for further information. 

Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research at University of Galway

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

Further information about School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences is available at https://www.universityofgalway.ie/science-engineering/school-of-maths/ 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Pilib Ó Broin pilib.obroin@universityofgalway.ie

To Apply:

Applications (to include a cover letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees) should be sent, via e-mail (in PDF format only) to Dr. Pilib Ó Broin pilib.obroin@universityofgalway.ie

Please put reference number University of Galway 108-24 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5:00pm (Irish Time) May 3rd, 2024

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for these posts.

The University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

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

Closing Date: Friday, 03 May 2024

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Associate (x2) (University of Galway 108-24)

Research Associate/Postdoctoral Researcher, VibrioWatchNet Training Development and Delivery, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Galway 100-24

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Associate/Postdoctoral Researcher within the Discipline of Bioinformatics, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Galway, Ireland. This full-time appointment is part of VibrioWatchNet, an international training and capacity-building project that aims to increase global capacity to use genomics to control cholera.

This position is funded through a sub-award from the Wellcome Sanger Institute (WSI), and is available immediately through to an expected end date of 30/05/2026, with the possibility of extension.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will play a key role in the development, delivery, and continuous improvement of research-informed training courses for cholera genomics in low/middle income countries (LMICs). The appointee will travel overseas to deliver three one-week training courses, as part of a training team of international experts in pathogen genomics and Vibrio cholerae biology.

The appointee will use their research-derived knowledge of genomics, pathogen biology, or public health to distil requirements and ensure – in partnership and collaboration with in-country hosts and other stakeholders – that training meets the specific needs of each audience. The appointee will take a leading role in creating a bespoke, research-led online course, which will be delivered asynchronously and will also play a critical role in widening and deepening the international reach of the VibrioWatchNet community. The appointee will contribute wherever possible to the objectives of the overall VibrioWatchNet research grant and its linked activities, and to the use of the VibrioWatch platform for cholera genomics research.

As well as in-person and remote training, the appointee will help to support an online forum of cholera genomics experts and trainees, as well as a capstone symposium on cholera genomics towards the end of the project. Successful execution of this role will contribute to the creation and maturation of a global Community of Practice on using genomics for effective cholera control. The appointee will benefit from the existing network of collaboration around which VibrioWatchNet is built, and will be supported logistically by administrative resources at WSI dedicated to this project.

The University of Galway is collaborating with WSI to deliver the VibrioWatchNet project. Project investigators are based at University of Galway and at WSI, and the overall project is led by the WSI principal investigator.

N.B.: Applicants should be aware that the successful appointee will be required to travel overseas to deliver in-person training, and that course delivery dates may not be flexible. The host countries for training courses are subject to change, but it is expected that courses will be run in Southern Africa, South East Asia, and North Africa/the Middle East. More details on all of these points can be provided at the interview stage.

Duties

  • To conduct a specified programme of research and scholarship under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator at the University of Galway (PI);
  • To develop, refine, and teach on research-led and cutting-edge training programmes in cholera public health and cholerae genomics, tailored to the needs of LMICs and specific audiences, making use of the post-holder’s expertise in genomics or pathogen biology research, and in partnership with project team members and international collaborators;
  • To travel to at least three overseas destinations, including LMICs, to deliver in-person training courses using the material developed by the post-holder;
  • To collaborate with the project team and use personal expertise to support cholera genomics research projects or other research activities linked to VibrioWatchNet;
  • To contribute actively to publications or other disseminating activities resulting from the VibrioWatchNet project;
  • To know the legal requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality data protection requirements, and to comply with these requirements;
  • To act independently, with delegated authority where appropriate and previously approved, but to escalate issues or decisions to senior team members when necessary;
  • To present on research progress and outcomes e.g. to bodies supervising research; conferences, steering groups; funders; stakeholders; other team members, as agreed with the PI / project leads;
  • To engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the PI, your School or Institute, or the University;
  • To be an active and collegiate team member within the PI’s research group;
  • To interact closely with postgraduate research students who are studying for a Masters or a PhD, and possibly have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research in conjunction with an academic supervisor;
  • To complete any administrative work needed to support the programme of research, including contributing to management of project finances (under the guidance of the PI/budget holder);
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post. 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:  

  • Minimum of primary degree (level 8) in relevant discipline with 4 years full-time relevant research after primary degree (for Research Associate appointment) or a minimum of PhD in relevant discipline (for Postdoctoral Researcher appointment);
  • Research experience in UNIX/Linux-based bioinformatics with emphasis on analysing whole-genome sequencing data from pathogens (e.g., experience in the calling of single-nucleotide variants, and the assignment of samples to genomic lineages with clustering and/or phylogenetic approaches);
  • Experience of training others in bioinformatics or computational genomics, including demonstrating or supervising dry-lab practicals at university level;
  • Meticulous organisational skills and an ability to work to inflexible deadlines (such as pre-determined course delivery dates);
  • Consummate professionalism in interacting with stakeholders, in Ireland as well as overseas;
  • Demonstrated respect for cultural differences and an agility to accommodate such differences in teaching or other project activities;
  • Confidence in communicating complex research observations and conclusions to non-expert audiences;
  • Fluency in the vocabulary and vernacular of at least two of: bioinformatics, bacterial pathogen genomics, public health, cholera epidemiology, or communicating research data to policymakers.

Desirable Requirements:  

  • Prior experience in the genomic analysis of Vibrio cholerae or other bacterial pathogens;
  • Experience of interpreting genomic or infectious disease research data in the context of public health interventions;
  • Experience of teaching overseas;
  • Familiarity with containerised approaches to software packaging – Docker, etc.;
  • Experience of working in resource-limited settings and/or of performing research analyses using minimal computational infrastructure;
  • Experience of managing research and/or operational activities across multiple timezones and with multiple stakeholders;
  • Practical skills in using Oxford Nanopore sequencers, library preparation, and flow cell loading;
  • Spoken or written proficiency in any of French, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, Filipino, or Malay.

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary:  Research Associate/Postdoctoral Researcher salary scale €42,782 - €54,965 per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.

The default position for all new public sector appointments is the 1st point of the salary scale. This may be reviewed, and consideration afforded to appointment at a higher point on the payscale (subject to the project’s funding limitations), where evidence of prior years’ equivalent experience is accepted in determining placement on the scale above point 1, subject to the maximum of the scale.

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway).

 

Start date: Position is available immediately

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at University of Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. University of 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 HERE for further information.

 

Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research at University of Galway

 

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

 

Further information about the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences is available at https://www.universityofgalway.ie/science-engineering/school-of-maths/

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter (two A4 pages max), CV (two A4 pages max), and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr Matthew Dorman: matthew.dorman@universityofgalway.ie

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 100-24 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) on 10th April 2024

 

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

 

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

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

 

Closing Date: Wednesday, 10 Apr 2024

Application: Research Associate/Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Galway 100-24

Research Assistant - Assistant Psychologist, The Psyche Program, School of Psychology and NICOG Centre, University of Galway 102-24

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for 2-3 full-time fixed term positions as Research Assistants - Assistant Psychologists with the PSYCHE & VISTA programs at the University of Galway.

This position is funded by Health Research Board (HRB) awards to Prof. Donohoe and is available from June 1st 2024 for between 12-24 months.

The projects to which this postholder will contribute focus on psychological mental health interventions in young people aged 18-25 years. The project represents a collaboration between NUI Galway and several mental health service providers including the HSE National Early Intervention for Psychosis service, and the student counselling service at the University of Galway and other higher education counselling services. 

The PSYCHE & VISTA Programs

These research programs will focus on improving the mental health of young people with mental health disorders, including those with more serious mental health disorders and those who use digital mental health interventions. This research seeks to improve the quality of psychosocial interventions currently available for affected young people and to understand barriers and facilitators to obtaining good care.

Further Information about the PSYCHE project can be found at: https://www.universityofgalway.ie/psyche/

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Mentored by the program’s PI Professor Donohoe, a professor of Psychology at the University of Galway and a clinical psychologist and HRB research leader, the research assistant/assistant psychologist will act as a liaison between clinical staff and the research team. The postholder will also undertake detailed clinical and neuropsychological assessments of patients and input data under supervision. Working as part of a team, the research assistant/assistant psychologist will have day to day supervision from a senior member of the team and participate in weekly progress meetings. All necessary training will be provided.

 

Duties:

  • Carry out detailed clinical and cognitive assessment of study participants.
  • Collate data on participant engagement with mental health interventions.
  • Score assessment forms and enter results on a database.
  • Participate in weekly mentoring as part of a strongly multidisciplinary team.
  • Prepare and present data both at local and national meetings.
  • Participate in and contribute in on-going training for the purpose of personal career development.
  • Support other team members in collection, scoring and databasing of assessments.
  • Perform basic quality control procedures in relation to data gathering.
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post.

 

Qualifications/Skills required: The post holder will hold a Primary Degree (level 8) in psychology or a related discipline. Essential and desirable requirements are as follows:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • At least an upper 2:1 BA or BSc in Psychology
  • Demonstrated interest in clinical psychology or clinical neuroscience (e.g. based on final year dissertation).
  • Evidence of the ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated, with excellent organisational skills.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Previous experience or clinical/neuropsychological data collection
  • Previous experience of working with a clinical population.
  • Previous experience of peer-support working
  • Previous involvement in digital mental health research
  • Driver’s licence and access to own car.

 

Salary: Research Assistant salary scale €30,025 - €39,908 per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.

 

The default position for all new public sector appointments is the 1st point of the salary scale. This may be reviewed, and consideration afforded to appointment at a higher point on the payscale (subject to the project’s funding limitations), where evidence of prior years’ equivalent experience is accepted in determining placement on the scale above point 1, subject to the maximum of the scale.

 

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway).

 

Start date: Positions are available from June 1st 2024

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at University of Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. University of 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 HERE for further information.

 

Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research at University of Galway

 

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

 

Further information about the School of Psychology is available at https://www.universityofgalway.ie/psychology/. Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Gary Donohoe at this email address: gary.donohoe@universityofgalway.ie.

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Professor Gary Donohoe at gary.donohoe@universityofgalway.ie.

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 102-24 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) April 30th 2024

 

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

 

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

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

Closing Date: Tuesday, 30 Apr 2024

Application: Research Assistant - Assistant Psychologist, University of Galway 102-24

Postdoctoral Researcher – Dissection of ATR function, Centre for Chromosome Biology,School of Biological & Chemical Sciences, University of Galway 104-24

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

 

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available in the first instance for 12 months from May 2024 subject to funding.

 

http://www.chromosome.ie/researchers/lowndes/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=lowndes+n&sort=date

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be experienced in cell culturist who will extend our understanding of the canonical and non-canonical functions of the ATR (Ataxia telangiectasia and Rad3-related) protein. While the canonical function of ATR is regulation of DNA replication stress responses, non-canonical functions in chromosome segregations, cytokinetic abscission and mechano-biology are emerging. The post is available in the first instance for 12 months.

 

Main Duties:

  • Conduct a specified programme of research and scholarship under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator.
  • Provide intellectual input to the research.
  • Plan, co-ordinate and implement research project (this may include managing a small research team/co-ordinating other researcher activity).
  • Keep up to date with research related methods and techniques, in particular, developments in the specific research area.
  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of a field of study.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage a research project.
  • Determine appropriate methodologies for research, with advice and support as appropriate.
  • Supervise junior undergraduate and postgraduate researchers in the laboratory.
  • May act as co-supervisor or be a member of a supervision panel.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on areas of shared research interest.
  • Contribute to the research project’s dissemination in whatever form, e.g. reports, papers, book chapters.
  • Effectively communicate their research with their peers.
  • Gain experience in grant writing.
  • Possibility to participate in limited teaching hours for the candidate’s own development, so long as the extent of teaching does not adversely impact the primary research role.
  • To have knowledge and understanding of the policy, practices and procedures, relevant to the role (e.g. Commercial Awareness, Research Ethics, Knowledge Transfer, Patents, Intellectual Property Rights, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities & Diversity).
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Qualifications and requirements:

  • PhD in relevant Discipline (e.g. Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology)
  • High motivation for research (provide evidence for research leadership)
  • Evidence of excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Experienced cell culturist and molecular biologist
  • Experience of research and completion of a research project
  • Effective written and oral skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Publication record in suitable peer-reviewed journals

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge of mechanisms required for genome stability (e.g. cell cycle control, DNA replication, DNA repair).
  • Prior experience with microscopy
  • Prior experience with genome editing (e.g. CRISPR/Cas9)
  • Expertise in biochemical analysis.
  • Expertise in genetic analysis.
  • Experience in supervising of students.
  • Experience in writing and publishing research papers
  • Ability to communicate effectively to both academic and general audiences
  • Experience in peer-reviewing manuscripts
  • Some experience of preparing grant applications

 

Salary: Postdoctoral Researcher salary scale is €42,782 - €54,965 per annum (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.

 

The default position for all new public sector appointments is the 1st point of the salary scale. This may be reviewed, and consideration afforded to appointment at a higher point on the payscale (subject to the project’s funding limitations), where evidence of prior years’ equivalent experience is accepted in determining placement on the scale above point 1, subject to the maximum of the scale.

 

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway).

 

Start date: Position is available from May 2024

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at University of Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. University of 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 HERE for further information.

 

Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research at University of Galway

 

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

 

Further information about the Centre for Chromosome Biology is available at: https://www.chromosome.ie/.

 

Further information about the School of Biological & Chemical Sciences is available at: https://www.universityofgalway.ie/science-engineering/schoolofbiologicalandchemicalsciences/.

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Noel F. Lowndes (noel.lowndes@universityofglaway.ie)

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter and CV (in word or PDF only), as well as the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail to Noel F. Lowndes (noel.lowndes@universityofglaway.ie)

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 104-24 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) 16th April 2024

 

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

 

University of 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 Apr 2024

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, Dissection of ATR function, University of Galway 104-2

Postdoctoral Researcher (x2) - Renewable Energy, School of Computer Science, College of Science and Engineering (University of Galway 065-24)

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

 

These positions are available from 1st of October 2024 for one year with the possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance. The position will be under the direction of Dr. Karl Mason, within his research group in the School of Computer Science

 

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

 

Job Description: 

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

Duties:  

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

 

Qualifications/Skills required: 

Essential Requirements:  

  • PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Agricultural Science or related technical discipline. PhD should be awarded or near completion (Thesis submitted). 
  • Experience with computer programming. 
  • Knowledge of artificial intelligence, renewable generation, or agriculture. 
  • Excellent publication record. 
  • Extremely strong written and verbal English communication skills. 

 

Desirable Requirements:  

  • Experience with deep learning, reinforcement learning or multi-agent systems. 
  • Experience with the agriculture sector. 
  • Minimum of two first-author publications in a relevant high-impact journal or conference. 

 

Salary: Postdoctoral Researcher €42,782 - €54,965 per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.   

  

The default position for all new public sector appointments is the 1st point of the salary scale. This may be reviewed, and consideration afforded to appointment at a higher point on the payscale (subject to the project’s funding limitations), where evidence of prior years’ equivalent experience is accepted in determining placement on the scale above point 1, subject to the maximum of the scale.  (Research Salary Scales - University of Galway) 

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st October 2024. 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training

Researchers at University of Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. University of 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 HERE for further information. 

 

Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research at University of Galway 

 

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

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Karl Mason, karl.mason@universityofgalway.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. Karl Mason: karl.mason@universityofgalway.ie   

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 065-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) Tuesday, 30th April 2024 

 

Interviews will be held remotely 

 

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

 

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

 

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

Closing Date: Tuesday, 30 Apr 2024

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher (x2) - Renewable Energy (University of Galway 065-24)

Research Fellow – National HPC Service Support Lead, Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) (University of Galway 071-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time specific purpose position of Research Fellow - National HPC Service Support Lead at the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC), University of Galway.  

 

The position is available immediately until contract end date 31st December 2025 (like all other positions funded under the Centre’s core funding, are aligned to funding cycles (the current funding cycle is 2021-2025), with expectation of continued funding for the period 2026-2030). This position will be based at our Dublin location. 

 

Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) 

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

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

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

At the core of ICHEC’s Mission is the ambition of placing the Irish research community in a position to compete with global leaders in Research & Innovation, through the delivery and operation of advanced platforms for compute and data. These services are provided under the auspices of the National Service, for which ICHEC is now seeking to fill the leadership position.   

For more details reach out to our Centre Director, J.-C. Desplat or visit www.ichec.ie

 

Job Description: 

The primary function of this leadership position is to maximise the impact of the National HPC Service. This is a role for a highly-motivated, enthusiastic and proactive solutions-orientated person with a creative and analytical mind, embracing continuous service improvement. You will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership, management and development of a diverse team of HPC specialists and the operational management of our service catalogue and related systems. You will need to demonstrate highly developed inter-personal skills, the ability to understand the research culture and have sufficient technical knowledge to explain in lay language how HPC and related technologies can help researchers step up their ambition and global competitiveness. 

 

Duties: 

Success will be assessed on the basis of: 

  • Improved scientific output, both in terms of volume and excellence. 
  • Heightened levels of satisfaction from the research community. 
  • Successful on-boarding of emerging communities (e.g., in healthcare, the humanities, etc.) 
  • Successful leveraging of international open access programmes such as the EuroHPC open access calls.  

In the performance of her/his role, the successful candidate will be expected to: 

  • Take a user-centric perspective of the service, placing researchers’ needs at the core her/his considerations.    
  • Align service delivery to relevant national strategies, including (but not limited to) those on Research & innovation (“Innovation 2030”) and Artificial Intelligence (“AI, here for Good”). 
  • Oversee and coordinate user support requests via the Helpdesk and other sources. This will involve some technical understanding of the HPC systems, applications, workflows and policies involved in order to be able to effectively triage and bring together the right people to address the requests optimally. An effective problem-solving approach will be required to distill the essential aspects of the support requests and to provide a clear path towards an effective solution. 
  • Develop and nurture constructive relationships with relevant actors of the national Research & Innovation ecosystem, including PIs, SFI Research Centres, domain-focused communities and HEIs.  
  • Identify EU-level initiatives that would benefit the national community and putting in place the necessary awareness and when required programmes to leverage those. Examples of this include ICHEC’s Academic Flagship and Digital Innovation Flagship Programmes which successfully leveraged the EuroHPC network of National Competence Centres. 
  • Identify emerging domains that could benefit from access to the National HPC Service and be pro-active at on-boarding them. This will involve evangelising on the benefits of modern (data-centric) HPC, the definition of personalised plans for on-boarding and follow ups. 
  • Establish a close relationship with the Chairs of the Science and Users Councils. Engage fully with the Science Council to streamline access to the National HPC Service without compromising the high standards of quality; engage fully with the Users Council to develop new activities in support of the Service and establish a high quality and always on communication channels with users of the Service.  
  • Manage communications with users and other stakeholders during service outages. 
  • Liaise with other relevant ICHEC Programmes and functions, e.g.,  
  • With the PR & Comms team to maximise visibility of users of the National Service.  
  • With the Skills Programme to define training requirements in support of the National Service. 
  • With the Lead of the EuroHPC Irish National Competence Centre, ensuring that relevant activities and opportunities within the EuroCC network are suitably publicised to Irish researchers. 
  • With the Infrastructure team, to discuss service specification and configuration. 
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post 

The postholder will lead a team of c. 6 FTEs initially and report to the Centre Infrastructure Manager.  

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential Requirements:  

  • An MSc. with 10+ years full-time experience in a relevant domain such as leadership and service improvement, computational sciences or equivalent professional experience post primary degree. 
  • Experience in Team Leadership positions with demonstrated decision-making skills and leadership ability to assist with management of project portfolio and support operations.  
  • Demonstrable understanding and experience of Technical Computing.   
  • Broad understanding of technologies such as Big Data and Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. 
  • Ability to “learn fast”, synthesise new information and “connect the dots”.  
  • Proven ability to provide formal documentation and briefings. 

 

Desirable Requirements:  

  • Exposure to the Lean or PRINCE2 project management frameworks. 
  • Prior knowledge of online contents sharing platforms such as GitHub. 
  • Prior experience of change management. 
  • Programming skills in either Fortran or C/C++. 
  • Prior experience as a user of HPC services. 

 

Salary: Research Fellow salary scale €61,318 - €80,048 per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.  

 

The default position for all new public sector appointments is the 1st point of the salary scale. This may be reviewed, and consideration afforded to appointment at a higher point on the payscale (subject to the project’s funding limitations), where evidence of prior years’ equivalent experience is accepted in determining placement on the scale above point 1, subject to the maximum of the scale. 

 

(Research Salary Scales - University of Galway) 

 

Start date: Position is available immediately. 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:  

Researchers at the University of Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. The University of 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 HERE for further information. 

 

Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research & Innovation at the University of Galway

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

To Apply: 

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

Please put reference number University of Galway 071-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on 21st May 2024 

 

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

 

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

 

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

Closing Date: Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Application: Research Fellow – National HPC Service Support Lead(University of Galway 071-24)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Acute ischemic stroke clot histopathology: RESTORE and ICAD registries Physiology, School of Medicine and Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) (080-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as Postdoctoral Researcher within the School of Medicine at the University of Galway, Ireland and associated with the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM). The project, which runs for three years runs in collaboration with colleagues in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Industry partner Cerenovus and clinical collaborators across Europe and Asia. 

This position is funded through Science Foundation Ireland (CÚRAM) and is available from April 2024 for 3 years. 

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

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will explore the characteristics of thrombi from acute ischemic stroke patients using a mix of histological and immunohistochemical techniques. Additionally, the role will also involve the management and analysis of the database of clot pathology, exploring the correlation of clot characteristics with clinical characteristics.  

The position will require a suitably experienced biomedical scientist with experience in pathology, excellent histology, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization and proteomics skills.  

The successful candidate will work as part of a team with collaborators in the School of Medicine, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Cerenovus and collaborating stroke centres internationally. 

Duties:   

  • Compositional and pattern analysis of blood clots retrieved from acute ischemic stroke patients 
  • Establishment of a clinical database of Intracranial Atherosclerotic disease clot histopathology in collaboration with stroke centres in Asia 
  • Development and establishment of additional protocols and development of capacity for the analysis and characterisation of blood clot samples  
  • Publication of research outcomes in high impact factor journals  
  • Travel: active participation and presentations at international conferences, in-person collaborators meetings and networking events  
  • Data science and statistical analysis 
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential Requirements:  

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the Biomedical Sciences or Medical degree (M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O or equivalent) with 4 years full-time relevant research experience after primary degree.    
  • An excellent record of accomplishment in histopathological analysis with experience of histology and immunohistochemistry 
  • High quality first author publications  
  • Excellent statistical analysis skills  
  • Excellent oral presentation skills  
  • Excellent team working, organisational and inter-personal skills 
  • Candidates must be highly motivated 

 Desirable Requirements: 

  • Minimum of 6 high quality publications, 3 as first author 
  • Leadership and project management capability 
  • Public patient interaction experience 
  • In situ hybridization experience 
  • Proteomics skills 

Salary: Postdoctoral Researcher salary scale: €42,782 - €54,965 per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.     

The default position for all new public sector appointments is the 1st point of the salary scale. This may be reviewed, and consideration afforded to appointment at a higher point on the payscale (subject to the project’s funding limitations), where evidence of prior years’ equivalent experience is accepted in determining placement on the scale above point 1, subject to the maximum of the scale.  

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway). 

Start date: The position is available from 01 May 2024 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: 

Researchers at University of Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. University of 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 HERE for further information. 

Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research at University of Galway 

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

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Prof. Karen Doyle (karen.doyle@universityofgalway.ie) 

 To Apply: 

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, list of publications and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF file) to Professor Karen Doyle (karen.doyle@universityofgalway.ie  

Please put reference number University of Galway 080-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) Wednesday 17th April 2024. 

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

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

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

Closing Date: Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Medicine (University of Galway 080-24)

PDR, Biostatistical analysis of acute ischemic stroke clot pathology: RESTORE and ICAD registries, Physiology, School of Medicine & Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) (079-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as Postdoctoral Researcher within the School of Medicine at the University of Galway, Ireland and associated with the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM). The project, which runs for three years runs in collaboration with colleagues in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Industry partner Cerenovus and clinical collaborators across Europe and Asia. 

This position is funded through Science Foundation Ireland (CÚRAM) and is available from April 2024 for 3 years. 

Organisation:  

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

Job Description:  

The successful candidate will involve management and analysis of the database of clot pathology, exploring the correlation of clot characteristics with clinical characteristics. Additionally, the successful candidate will also explore the characteristics of thrombi from acute ischemic stroke patients using a mix of histological and immunohistochemical techniques. 

The position will require a suitably experienced biomedical scientist with excellent skills and experience in management of large databases and biostatistical analysis methods including the use of R statistical computing software.  

The successful candidates will work as part of a team with collaborators in the School of Medicine, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Cerenovus and collaborating stroke centres internationally.   

Duties:   

  • Organisation and maintenance of large database structures to facilitate data visualisation and analysis 
  • Multivariate statistical analysis of registry databases  
  • Compositional and pattern analysis of blood clots retrieved from acute ischemic stroke patients 
  • Development and establishment of additional protocols and development of capacity for the analysis and characterisation of blood clot samples  
  • Publication of research outcomes in high impact factor journals  
  • Travel: active participation and presentations at international conferences, in-person collaborators meetings and networking events  
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post. 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential Requirements:  

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the Biomedical Sciences, Biostatistical Sciences or Medical degree (M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O or equivalent) with 4 years full-time relevant research experience after primary degree.   
  • Excellent statistical analysis skills 
  • An excellent track record in multivariate statistical analysis of large databases with experience in R statistical programming software 
  • A track record in histopathological analysis  
  • High quality first author publications  
  • Excellent oral presentation skills  
  • Excellent team working, organisational and inter-personal skills 
  • Candidates must be highly motivated 

Desirable Requirements: 

  • Minimum of 6 high quality publications, 3 as first author 
  • Leadership and project management capability 
  • Public patient interaction experience 
  • Histology and immunohistochemistry experience 

Salary: Postdoctoral Researcher salary scale €42,782 - €54,965 per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.   

The default position for all new public sector appointments is the 1st point of the salary scale. This may be reviewed, and consideration afforded to appointment at a higher point on the payscale (subject to the project’s funding limitations), where evidence of prior years’ equivalent experience is accepted in determining placement on the scale above point 1, subject to the maximum of the scale.  

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway). 

Start date: The position is available from 01 May 2024 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: 

Researchers at University of Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. University of 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 HERE for further information. 

Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research at University of Galway 

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

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Prof. Karen Doyle (karen.doyle@universityofgalway.ie)  

To Apply: 

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, list of publications and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF file) to Professor Karen Doyle (karen.doyle@universityofgalway.ie)  

Please put reference number University of Galway 079-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) Wednesday 17th April, 2024  

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

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

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

Closing Date: Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Medicine (University of Galway 079-24)

Research Assistant (0.75 FTE), Adaptation and Diversity of wild honey bees in Ireland, School of Natural Sciences/CSE, University of Galway 096-24

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (0.75 FTE) fixed term position as a research assistant with the Molecular Evolution and Systematics Laboratory in the School of Natural Sciences at the University of Galway, Ireland.

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from 1st June 2024 to 31st October 2024.

The project “Adaptation and Diversity of wild honey bees in Ireland” investigates the native honey bee subspecies Apis mellifera mellifera at many locations across Ireland. Using citizen science approaches wild nest sites of the honey bee are reported and validated and monitored over time to learn about honey bee survival. How wild colonies survive despite the presence of parasites and pathogens is of interest. Also of interest is whether wild colonies show signs of adaptation to living outside of the managed apiaries, if they have been impacted by the importations of non-native bees and whether wild colonies show more native traits than traits of imported bees. 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will assist the team by processing the large numbers of samples from wild colonies gathered by the team. Techniques will largely include finding and sampling honey bee colonies, honey bee dissection, morphometric analyses, DNA extraction, PCR, and DNA sequence management. Other duties may include engagement with citizen scientists, processing data, presenting and writing.

Duties: 

  • Wild bee hunting
  • processing of honey bee samples
  • honey bee dissections
  • extraction of DNA
  • PCR and purification
  • DNA sequence management
  • report writing
  • presentations

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Primary Degree (level 8) in zoology, biology or related disciplines
  • Experience in locating wild honey bee nests
  • Experience in sampling from wild honey bee nests
  • Experience in basic molecular biology techniques (DNA, PCR)
  • Experience in dissecting honey bees

Desirable Requirements:

  • experience in data management,
  • experience with citizen science
  • experience in report writing and presenting science
  • working as part of a team

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: Research Assistant salary scale €30,025 - €39,908 per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.

 

The default position for all new public sector appointments is the 1st point of the salary scale. This may be reviewed, and consideration afforded to appointment at a higher point on the payscale (subject to the project’s funding limitations), where evidence of prior years’ equivalent experience is accepted in determining placement on the scale above point 1, subject to the maximum of the scale.

 

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway).

 

Start date: Position is available from 01/6/24

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at University of Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. University of 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 HERE for further information.

 

Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research at University of Galway

 

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

 

Further information about the school/centre is available at Galway Honey Bee Research Center – Passionate about bees (galwayhbrc.com)

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Grace McCormack, grace.mccormack@universityofgalway.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 grace.mccormack@universityofgalway.ie

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 096-24 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) on 20th April, 2024.

 

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

 

University of 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 Apr 2024

Application: Research Assistant, School of Natural Sciences, University of Galway 096-24

Postdoctoral Researcher - Computational Modelling of the Microbiome School of Medicine (University of Galway 103-24)

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

This position is available from 01.06.2024 to contract end date of 30.05.2026.

The project aims to use omics data and metabolic modelling to explore and ultimately improve functional coupling along the diet-microbiome-host axis. A particular emphasis will be on exploring in silico different feed additives that could improve the health of the host by modulating the microbial composition. Therefore, novel computational approaches that are tractable and versatile will be developed. The project involves various European partners.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will develop computational modelling tools and perform omics-based computational modelling analyses to improve our understanding of microbes, diet additives, and host-microbiome interactions.

Duties:  

  • Develop computational metabolic modelling methods to investigate the host-microbiome co-metabolism and the role of feed additives.
  • Reconstruct and maintain the microbiome reconstruction compendium.
  • Perform computational modelling of microbiome metabolism.
  • Analyse omics-data in the context of the microbiome.
  • Contribute to writing of scientific papers, progress reports, and grant applications.
  • Contribute to supervision of student research projects.
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 Essential Requirements:

  • PhD degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Systems Biology, or related fields.
  • Demonstrable experience in biocomputational modelling.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of software development.
  • Excellent communication skills are required.
  • Excellent working knowledge of English is required.
  • High motivation and interest in interdisciplinary work is required.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with the constraint-based modelling approach is desired.
  • Software development skills in Matlab is of advantage.
  • Working knowledge of statistical methods and tools is of advantage.
  • Experience with proteomic, transcriptomic and metabolomic data is desirable.
  • Demonstrable expertise in genomic data analysis.
  • Programming experience in other languages is of advantage (C++, Perl, R, Python).

Salary: Postdoctoral Researcher salary scale € 42,782 - €54,965 per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.

The default position for all new public sector appointments is the 1st point of the salary scale. This may be reviewed, and consideration afforded to appointment at a higher point on the payscale (subject to the project’s funding limitations), where evidence of prior years’ equivalent experience is accepted in determining placement on the scale above point 1, subject to the maximum of the scale.

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway).

Start date: Position is available from 01.06.2024

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at University of Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. University of 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 HERE for further information.

Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research at University of Galway

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

Further information about the research group is available at http://thielelab.eu.

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. Ines Thiele: ines.thiele@universityofgalway.ie

Please put reference number University of Galway 103-24 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) 15.04.2024

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

University of 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 Apr 2024

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher -School of Medicine ( University of Galway 103-24)

Research Assistant – Physiology, Discipline of Physiology, School of Medicine (University of Galway 093-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time (1 FTE), fixed-term position of Research Assistant in the Vascular Physiology Research Lab (VPRL) in the Discipline of Physiology at University of Galway for 18 months. The project is funded under the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) Round 3 which is a €500 million fund established under the National Development Plan (NDP). This position is available immediately and will run to contract end date of January 31st 2025. 

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will support research tasks for the Vacusense project and liaise with consortium partners in University of Galway, Technological University Dublin (TUD) and MedTech firms Integer and Versono Medical Ltd. The role involves supporting other team members in testing a novel, ultrasound activated, integrated crossing-atherectomy device to treat critical limb ischaemia (CLI) patients in a minimally invasive manner with the aim of reducing pain, improving blood flow and ultimately preserving the limb. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to, organising, and delivering vascular function testing with researchers at the University of Galway. The successful candidate will be based in the Human Biology Building at University of Galway, working with Dr Leo Quinlan and Dr Brendan Higgins. 

Duties 

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting other team members in the development drug delivery system and co-ordinating, organising, managing the characterisation and formulation of prototypes for in vitro testing. The successful candidate will be based in the VPRL lab, Discipline of Physiology at University of Galway, working under the supervision of Dr Leo Quinlan and Dr Brendan Higgins. 

 

  • Support laboratory in the preparation of bioreactor and isometric tension testing of human blood vessels as models of healthy and diseased vascular disease 
  • Prepare and test clinical samples from patients who have had chronic total occlusions 
  • Liaise with academic and vascular surgical teams at Galway University Hospital on appropriate preparation and laboratory testing of blood vessels 
  • Interact with scientific teams at University of Galway to ensure timely delivery of tissue samples to facilitate physiological and histological testing 
  • Support lead chemist in the preparation of prototypes 
  • Carry out physiochemical analysis of drug prototypes 
  • Liaise with the biological team on appropriate formulation and stability testing 
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post 

Qualifications/Skills required:   

Essential Requirements: 

  • Minimum of B.Sc. in Physiology or a related biomedical area 
  • Minimum of 1 year research experience post-qualification 
  • Knowledge and skills related to physiology testing of biological material 
  • Experience in writing technical reports  
  • Experience in data handling and analytical skills 

Desirable Requirements: 

  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Experience and skill in laboratory analytical techniques including but not limited to histology and image analysis  
  • Experience and ability in scientific writing  
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a research group 

Salary: Research Assistant salary scale €30,025 - €39,908 per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.  

The default position for all new public sector appointments is the 1st point of the salary scale. This may be reviewed, and consideration afforded to appointment at a higher point on the pay scale (subject to the project’s funding limitations), where evidence of prior years’ equivalent experience is accepted in determining placement on the scale above point 1, subject to the maximum of the scale.  

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway. 

Start date: Position is available from 1st May 2024 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: 

Researchers at University of Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. University of 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 HERE for further information. 

Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research at University of Galway 

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

Further information about the Discipline of Physiology at the University of Galway is available at www.universityofgalway.ie/physiology/ 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Brendan Higgins brendan.higgins@universityofgalway.ie 

To Apply: 

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (as docx or pdf only) to Dr Brendan Higgins  

(brendan.higgins@universityofgalway.ie) or Dr Leo Quinlan 

(leo.quinlan@universityofgalway.ie ) 

Please put reference number University of Galway 093-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) 19th April 2024. 

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

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 19 Apr 2024

Application: Research Assistant, School of Medicine, (University of Galway 093-24 )

Postdoctoral Researcher – Physiology Discipline of Physiology, School of Medicine (University of Galway 092-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time (1 FTE), fixed-term position of Postdoctoral Researcher in the Vascular Physiology Research Lab (VPRL) in the Discipline of Physiology at University of Galway for 18 months. The project is funded under the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) Round 3 which is a €500 million fund established under the National Development Plan (NDP). This position is available immediately and will run to contract end date of January 31st 2025.  Job Description: 

The successful candidate will support research tasks for the Vacusense project and liaise with consortium partners in University of Galway, Technological University Dublin (TUD) and MedTech firms Integer and Versono Medical Ltd. The role involves testing a novel, ultrasound activated, integrated crossing-atherectomy device to treat critical limb ischaemia (CLI) patients in a minimally invasive manner with the aim of reducing pain, improving blood flow and ultimately preserving the limb. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for co-ordinating, organising, managing and delivering vascular function in health and disease activities for researchers at the University of Galway, as well as contributing to the strategic development of the laboratory’s research agenda. The successful candidate will be based in the Human Biology Building at University of Galway, working with Dr Leo Quinlan and Dr Brendan Higgins. 

Duties 

  • Manage and test bioreactor and isometric tension testing of human blood vessels as models of healthy and diseased vascular disease 
  • Prepare and test clinical samples from patients who have had chronic total occlusions 
  • Liaise with vascular surgical teams at Galway University Hospital to consent patients, schedule tissue harvest, collate relevant clinical data and risk factors and acquire imaging 
  • Interface with scientific teams at University of Galway to ensure timely delivery of tissue samples to facilitate physiological and histological testing 
  • Leading research teams in conjunction with the PI and contributing to the co-supervision of post-grads and PhD students 
  • To independently and proactively identify research tasks to be carried out individually or by a team 
  • Analysis and interpretation of results of project research 
  • Present project results nationally and internationally at scientific conferences 
  • Contribute to project and research team meetings 
  • Plan project activities and set key milestones 
  • Contribute to publications and/or IP protection of findings 
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post 

 Qualifications/Skills required 

 Essential Requirements: 

  • PhD in a scientific or health science or related area or primary degree (level 8) with 4+ years research industry experience leading significant research project(s)/teams post primary degree   
  • Experience in wet lab based cardiovascular / vascular physiology methodologies 
  • Evidence of independent research and a track record of publications in high impact journals 
  • Experience of histology and imaging 
  • Evidence of strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including skills to produce scientific information that is appropriately presented and effectively received by academic and non-academic audiences 

 Desirable Requirements 

  • Previous experience in handling ex vivo human tissues 
  • A previous senior role in managing multidisciplinary projects 
  • Knowledge of university project management systems (including Agresso) 
  • Evidence of data handling, analysis and visualisation of dynamic physiological data 
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical/MedTech sectors 
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes and to respond appropriately to rapidly changing deadlines 
  • Flexible, self-motivated; ability to work independently and collaboratively 

 

Salary: Postdoctoral Researcher salary scale €42,782 – €54,965 per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.  

 The default position for all new public sector appointments is the 1st point of the salary scale. This may be reviewed, and consideration afforded to appointment at a higher point on the payscale (subject to the project’s funding limitations), where evidence of prior years’ equivalent experience is accepted in determining placement on the scale above point 1, subject to the maximum of the scale.  

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway 

 

Start date: Position is available from May 1st 2024 

 Continuing Professional Development/Training: 

Researchers at University of Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. University of 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 HERE for further information. 

Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research at University of Galway 

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

Further information about the Discipline of Physiology at the University of Galway is available at www.universityofgalway.ie/physiology/ 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Brendan Higgins brendan.higgins@universityofgalway.ie 

To Apply: 

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (as docx or pdf only) to Dr Brendan Higgins  

(brendan.higgins@universityofgalway.ie) or Dr Leo Quinlan 

(leo.quinlan@universityofgalway.ie ) 

Please put reference number University of Galway 092-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) 19th April 2024 

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

 University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 19 Apr 2024

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Medicine, (University of Galway 092-24)

Research Associate – Computational Modelling and Optimisation of Functionally Graded Lattice Structures (BioMEC), School of Engineering (University of Galway 090-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term Research Associate position on computational mechanics of Computational Modelling and Optimisation of 4D Lattice Structures at the Biomechanics Research Centre (BioMec), School of Engineering at the University of Galway 

This position is funded through a Horizon Europe EIC Pathfinder project, BIOMET4D, whose aim is to develop to create a new generation of shape-shifting and load-bearing implants for dynamic tissue restoration through the development of novel lattice-based structures. The position is available from 1st June 2024 to the 31st August 2025. 

Project Description:  

Reconstructive surgeries frequently require multiple, often complex, procedures at high social and economic costs. A shape-morphing implant that can be implanted using less invasive procedures and that then undergoes predesigned shape changes, leading to tissue expansion and allowing for complete degradation coupled with tissue regeneration, is a radically new treatment concept. BIOMET4D aims to create a new generation of shape-shifting and load-bearing implants for dynamic tissue restoration for both soft- and hard-tissue applications. This position will develop a computational optimization framework that integrates key aspects of spatial and temporal device performance (mechanical, physiochemical, and biological) in the implanted environment and thus provides a basis to systematically improve implant design through the production of functionally-graded lattice-based implants.  

This research will be conducted using the equipment, technical expertise, office and research space within the Biomechanics Research Centre in the School of Engineering at the University of Galway. The 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.   

Job Description:  

The successful candidate will be involved in the computational design, development and verification of the 4D lattice-based medical implants under development. This role will require computational modelling expertise in the area of optimization of scaffold/lattice-based, structures for medical implant applications. The role will also predict the long-term load-bearing behavior of these devices, with mechanoregulation models being implemented to predict implant-tissue interactions and optimize proof-of-concept designs. The candidate will work closely with industrial and academic collaborators within the BIOMET4D consortium..  

Duties:  

The successful candidates will: 

  • Develop finite element models of metallic lattice-based structures to predict functional performance.  
  • Develop and implement computational optimisation algorithms to optimise the design and topology of lattice-based structures, thereby producing functionally-graded implants.  
  • Develop and implement mechanoregulation models that will consider the cellular processes that drive tissue damage, growth, and regeneration in the implant environment.  
  • Be responsible for preparation of project reports on project deliverables.  
  • Actively participate in national/international conferences and meetings. 
  • Publish data in high impact factor journals and/or protect new intellectual property. 
  • Be responsible for project-related management and preparation of project reports.  
  • Actively participate in national/international conferences and meetings 
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post 

 Qualifications/Skills required: 

Essential Requirements:  

  • Applicants must have a primary degree/PhD in biomedical engineering, or a related discipline or 4+ years post qualification relevant experience (in lieu of PhD). 
  • Applicants must have a strong background in computational modelling of lattice-based structures and/or scaffolds for medical device applications. 
  • Applicants must have a strong background in computational optimisation approaches and/or the design of functionally-graded structures.  
  • Applicants must have a strong background in the mechanobiological theory and modelling 
  • Applications must have a strong background in the Abaqus Finite Element software, or similar and must have experience in engineering programming languages (e.g. Fortran, C, Matlab, Python). 
  • Applicants must have evidence of peer-reviewed journal publications in the area of medical devices, preferably in the area of lattice-based, or porous implants.  
  • Applicants should have excellent communication and organizational skills and should be highly motivated and passionate about development of advanced computational engineering solutions. 

Desirable Requirements:  

  • Experience in topology optimisation tools used during the design process of medical devices (or similar). 
  • Experience of working on industry-related projects, or in collaboration with industry. 
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research with limited supervision. 

Salary: Research Associate/Postdoctoral Researcher salary scale €42,782 – €54,965 per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.     

The default position for all new public sector appointments is the 1st point of the salary scale. This may be reviewed, and consideration afforded to appointment at a higher point on the payscale (subject to the project’s funding limitations), where evidence of prior years’ equivalent experience is accepted in determining placement on the scale above point 1, subject to the maximum of the scale.   

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway). 

Start date: Position is available from 1st June 2024 

Continuing Professional Development/Training 

Researchers at University of Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. University of 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 HERE for further information. 

Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research at University of Galway 

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

Further information about the School of Engineering is available at School of Engineering - University of Galway 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Prof. Ted Vaughan at ted.vaughan@universityofgalway.ie     

To Apply: 

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (PDF attachments only) to Prof. Ted Vaughan at ted.vaughan@universityofgalway.ie 

Please put reference number University of Galway 090-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time), Friday 19th April 2024 

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

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 19 Apr 2024

Application: Research Associate, School of Engineering(University of Galway 090-24)

Research Assistant, Multimodal Scene Analysis and Visualization, Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, Data Science Institute, University of Galway 094-24

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Assistant with the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics at the Data Science Institute at the University of Galway, Ireland. This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from August 1st, 2024 to contract end date of July 31st, 2025.

The Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics (https://www.insight-centre.org/) is Ireland’s national centre for data science and AI and is one of the largest research centres on these topics in Europe. It seeks to derive value from big data and provides innovative technology solutions for industry and society by enabling better decision-making. We support 450 researchers across areas such as the Fundamentals of Data Science, Sensing and Actuation, Scaling Algorithms, Model Building, Multimodal Data Analysis, Data Engineering and Governance, Decision Making and Trustworthy AI. The Data Science Institute (https://www.universityofgalway.ie/dsi/) hosts the University of Galway node of the nationwide Insight Centre, performing fundamental and applied research in a range of research areas, including knowledge graphs, natural language processing, multimodal data analysis, and data semantics, among others. Research outcomes are applied in use cases across a range of application domains, including digital humanities, financial services, manufacturing, health care and biomedical research.

This position is associated with the Insight Research Challenge 4 on Multimodal Data Analysis and will focus on the combination of natural language processing, multimodal data analysis and knowledge graphs for the analysis of scenes in narrative text and for generation of multimodal visualizations accordingly, with particular attention to character consistency.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will assist the PI (Prof. Paul Buitelaar) in developing innovative methods for automatic scene analysis in narrative text and multimodal story visualization by use of knowledge graphs and multimodal (visual and textual) foundation models.

Duties:

  • Present information on research progress and outcomes.
  • Conduct literature and database searches and interpret and present findings.
  • Write up results from their research activity (e.g. as project report) for review by PI.
  • Provide input into the research project's dissemination, in whatever form (report, papers, chapters, book) as directed by the PI.
  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. to bodies supervising research; steering groups; other team members, as agreed with the PI.
  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings/conferences.
  • Keep appropriate records as directed and in line with Funder/University policy.
  • Plan and manage own day-to-day research activity within this framework & direction by PI.
  • Where appropriate, provide advice and/or assistance to support staff, research students.
  • Continue to update knowledge and develop skills.
  • Develop internal and external contacts with researchers in related areas.
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post. 

Qualifications/Skills required: 

Essential Requirements:

  • BSc in Computer Science or other relevant fields
  • Good programming skills in Python
  • Programming experience with deep learning (e.g. Pytorch)
  • Evidence of previously completed software projects, e.g. in GitHub

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with semantic analysis in textual and/or visual data
  • Experience with multimodal analysis and visualization
  • Experience with deep learning techniques such as transfer learning
  • Scientific publications in NLP and/or multimodal analysis 

Salary: Research Assistant salary scale €30,025 – 39,908 per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.

The default position for all new public sector appointments is the 1st point of the salary scale. This may be reviewed, and consideration afforded to appointment at a higher point on the payscale (subject to the project’s funding limitations), where evidence of prior years’ equivalent experience is accepted in determining placement on the scale above point 1, subject to the maximum of the scale.

(Research Salary Scales - University of Galway) 

Start date: Position is available from August 1st, 2024

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

To Apply: Applications to include a cover letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in PDF) to Prof. Paul Buitelaar: paul.buitelaar@universityofgalway.ie

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 094-24 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) on April 15th, 2024

 

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

 

University of 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 Apr 2024

Application: Research Assistant, Data Science Institute, University of Galway 094-24

Postdoctoral Researcher, STEMMA: Systems of Transmitting Early Modern Manuscript Verse, 1475–1700 , School of English, Media, and Creative Arts(University of Galway 086-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher for the project ‘STEMMA: Systems of Transmitting Early Modern Manuscript Verse, 1475–1700’, led by Professor Erin A. McCarthy, School of English and Creative Arts at the University of Galway, Ireland. The position is funded by a European Research Council Consolidator Grant awarded to Professor McCarthy.

This position is funded by a European Research Council Consolidator Grant awarded to Professor McCarthy and is available for thirty-six months from 1 July 2024.

Project Description

This project develops and applies a data-driven approach in order to provide the first macro-level view of the circulation of early modern English poetry in manuscript. It focuses on English verse manuscripts written and used between the introduction of printing in England in 1475 and 1700, by which time the rapid changes in both literary taste and publishing norms ushered in by the Restoration had fully transformed literary culture. The project includes manuscripts circulating in England and anywhere else English was spoken and read, including Ireland, the North American colonies, and continental exile communities. It develops innovative computational models and quantitative methods for studying the social and material forces that informed literary culture.

 

Whereas the current state of the art has seen the scholarly community address manuscripts primarily as case studies, STEMMA seeks to open new frontiers in manuscript research by facilitating the identification of patterns and trends at scale. To that end, the project begins by synthesizing six of the most comprehensive datasets about early modern English manuscripts in preparation for advanced literary, material, and quantitative analyses. This first work package sets the stage for four further, interlocking work packages, to which the doctoral and postdoctoral positions are allocated: networking early modern manuscript poems; early modern literary communities in the English-speaking world; rolling archetypes, computational text analysis, and scholarly editing; and textual circulation between manuscript and print. The research team will comprise the PI, three postdoctoral researchers, and one PhD student with expertise in literary history, textual studies, computational text analysis, and social network analysis. They will be based in the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies, located in the Hardiman Research Building.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will focus on Work Package 4, ‘Rolling Archetypes, Computational Text Analysis, and Scholarly Editing’.

This work package will test methods from textual editing and stylometry to assess their usefulness for identifying poets and/or scribes. The first several months of the contract will focus primarily on data

preparation and reconciliation. The researcher will then identify one or more previously unidentified textual ‘clusters’ and prepare a full-text corpus. The researcher will apply computational text analysis methods to investigate how compilers worked with rolling archetypes and how these insights might inform contemporary textual editing practice. The researcher will also contribute to the organization of a major international hackathon and conference and the communication of project results through peer-reviewed outputs and public outreach activities.

Duties:

· Preparation of data for online virtual research environment

· Analysing data and results

· Computational text analysis

· Archival research on major collections of manuscript miscellanies held in libraries internationally

· Preparation of papers for presentation and publication

· Contribution to the project website and social media channels

· Associated administrative duties

· Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

· PhD in English literature, digital humanities, or another relevant field

· Significant experience in computational text analysis and/or stylometry

· Experience working with databases

· Excellent writing and communication skills

· Peer-reviewed publication record

· Ability to work well both collaboratively and independently

· Highly motivated, with excellent organisational skills

Desirable Requirements:

· Expertise in early modern manuscript culture and/or early modern English poetry

· Experience with textual editing

· Experience with network analysis

· Knowledge of one or more of the following languages: French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish

· Excellent IT skills

 

Salary: Postdoctoral Researcher pay scale €42,782 - €54,965 per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.

The default position for all new public sector appointments is the 1st point of the salary scale. This may be reviewed, and consideration afforded to appointment at a higher point on the payscale, where evidence of prior years’ equivalent experience is accepted in determining placement on the scale above point 1, subject to the maximum of the scale.

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway).

Start date: Position is available from 1 July 2024.

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at University of Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. University of 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 HERE for further information.

Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research at University of Galway

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

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Erin A. McCarthy (erin.mccarthy@universityofgalway.ie).

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number University of Galway 086-24 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) 1 May 2024

Interviews are planned to be held on 31 May 2024

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

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

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

 

Closing Date: Wednesday, 01 May 2024

Application: PDR, School of English, Media & Creative Arts(University of Galway 086-24)

Postdoctoral Researcher - Business Intelligence and Analytics, Lero, The Irish Software Research Centre & University of Galway, University of Galway 085-24

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term (2 years) position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Business Intelligence and Analytics with LERO, The Irish Software Research Centre at the University of Galway, Ireland.

 

This position is co-funded by LERO and Clydaville Investments Ltd. t/a The KILKENNY Group and is available from May/June 2024 to April/May 2026.

 

Background:

Effective data capturing, management and analytics are of huge importance to organisations operating in retail to deliver an optimal experience to customers during presales, sales and aftersales, and, ultimately, to compete in ever-changing markets. However, designing and deploying adequate data and analytics pipelines is quite complex due to the wide and ever-growing number of channels that organisations can use to reach customers. This project will focus on determining and exploring the characteristics and the challenges of the creation and deployment of an omni-channel self-service analytics architecture for a retail business. This project will be conducted in close and direct collaboration with the co-funding industry partner, Clydaville Investments Ltd. t/a The KILKENNY Group.

 

Job Description:

To address the issues above, we welcome applications from candidates across multiple disciplines, including information systems, computer science, operations management, and analytics. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr Pierangelo Rosati at the University of Galway and will be based at the industry partner’s office in Cork, Ireland. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to publish in the top-ranked journals and must have a strong publication record as well as excellent writing skills. The postdoctoral researcher must be keen to work in direct collaboration with industry, a motivated self-starter, be focused, and exacting in their work ethic.

 

Duties:

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Conduct a specified programme of research and scholarship under the supervision and direction of your Principal Investigator (PI).
  • Determine appropriate methodologies for research, with advice and support as appropriate.
  • Keep up to date with research related methods and techniques, in particular, developments in the specific research area.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on areas of shared research interest.
  • To have knowledge and understanding of the policy, practices and procedures, relevant to the role (e.g. Commercial Awareness, Research Ethics, Knowledge Transfer, Data Privacy, and Intellectual Property Rights).
  • To complete the administrative work to support the programme of research.
  • Know the legal requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality data protection requirements.
  • Present on research progress and outcomes to industry stakeholders, conferences, and other academics as agreed with the PI.
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research with the support of and under the supervision of the PI.
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in information systems, computer science, operations management, data analytics or equivalent.
  • Relevant experience in an area of relevance to the retail analytics project.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbally as well as in writing.
  • A track record of publications.
  • Strong coordination, organisational and management skills.
  • Evidence of strong quantitative skills.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Good dissemination skills targeting non-academic audiences (industry-focused).
  • Prior industry experience or prior experience with collaboration with industry research partners.
  • Prior experience with Amazon Web Services or similar cloud service platforms.
  • Prior experience with Machine Learning projects.
  • Prior experience with PowerBI or Tableau.
  • Prior experience with systems design.

 

Salary: Postdoctoral Researcher salary scale €42,782 - €54,965 per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.

 

The default position for all new public sector appointments is the 1st point of the salary scale. This may be reviewed, and consideration afforded to appointment at a higher point on the payscale (subject to the project’s funding limitations), where evidence of prior years’ equivalent experience is accepted in determining placement on the scale above point 1, subject to the maximum of the scale.

 

(Research Salary Scales - University of Galway)

 

Start date: Position is available from May 2024

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at University of Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. University of 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 HERE for further information.

 

Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research at University of Galway

 

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

 

Further information about Lero is available at https://lero.ie/.

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Pierangelo Rosati (pierangelo.rosati@universityofgalway.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 Pierangelo Rosati: pierangelo.rosati@universityofgalway.ie.

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 085-24 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) on the 26th of April 2024

 

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

 

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 26 Apr 2024

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher - BI and Analytics, University of Galway 085-24

MedDevDoc Marie Skłodowksa Curie Fellowship Programme 2024,CÚRAM, SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices (University of Galway 020-24)

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for 25 full-time fixed term Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Fellows (DFs) with CÚRAM, SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices at University of Galway.  

These positions are availablefrom November 2024 for a period of 48 months. 

 

MedDevDoc is an advanced Industry-Academia Training, Career Development, and Mobility Fellowship Programme. 

CÚRAM MedDevDoc Fellowships are open to applicants of any nationality, resident anywhere in the world (see eligibility criteria in a guide for applicants), seeking a prestigious career development fellowship in medical device research and development based at one of the following host organisations:  University of Galway (GALWAY), University College Dublin (UCD), The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), University of Limerick (UL), Dublin City University (DCU),Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), University College Cork (UCC), National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) and Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin). 

 

Positions involve two main phases: an initial host organisation phase and a secondment phase in a non-academic sector. The projects will encompass the broad area of Medical Device Research and Development, including Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Devices, Machine Learning, Medical Imaging and Soft Robotics, Immuno Engineering, and Education and Public Engagement (EPE) and Science Advocacy Programmes and regulations.  

 

During the 48-month MedDevDoc Programme, the University of Galway will publish a call for applications and recruit 25 Doctoral Students. To ensure a wide range of applicants from different genders, nationalities, and types of background education can engage with the programme. The target group for MedDevDoc is formed by Masters students interested in the key scientific areas of interest to CÚRAM including, Regenerative Medicine, Medical Devices (Biomaterials and Drug Delivery) and MedTech AI.  All applicants must fulfil the requirements of the MSCA mobility conditions. Consequently, the dissemination will be internationally focused, use international media, and be in English. We welcome applications from candidates who have had career breaks and are looking to return to a research-based career and from candidates who have had a non-traditional career path. 

You can learn more about our vision, research platforms, a consortium of academic and industry partners, Science policy and advocacy, and public engagement on our website CÚRAM - CÚRAM (curamdevices. ie). MedDevDoc fellows will collaborate and integrate with multidisciplinary teams to provide the training ground for designing and manufacturing next-generation devices and implants. Further information can be found in the Detailed Guide for Applicants to MedDevDoc and Quick Guide for Applicants to MedDevDoc are available at: https://curamdevices.ie/curam/research/meddevdoc/application-&-selection-process/. 

This project has received co-funding from Horizon Europe’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Grant Agreement No:101126640.

 

Essential Criteria: 

As per the MSCA definition: 

  • MedDevDoc are open to candidates who have a 1st class or a 2:1 honour first degree and have/are due to obtain a Master’s in Biomaterials, Biomedical Engineering, Tissue Engineering, Cell Biology, Biology, Biochemistry, or related discipline from different genders and nationalities. They must not already own a doctoral degree. Medical Doctors are also invited to apply if they can demonstrate an understanding of the clinical or life sciences research process. 
  • All applicants for whom first language is not English must present an English language qualification taken within two years before the application (Suggested English language qualifications include IELTS, Cambridge C1 Advanced, Cambridge C2 Advanced, TOEFL iBT/TOEFL iBT Home Edition, Pearson PTE and Duolingo) 
  • Comply with the MSCA mobility rule: have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the submission deadline.  Compulsory national service and short stays such as holidays are not considered. 

Please note: 

 

Gross Salary: 

Remuneration aligns with EC rules for Marie Skłodowska- Curie COFUND grants:  

The minimum gross salary range for doctoral fellowships is from €30,901 to €37,726 per annum. 

The range depends on the applicant's eligibility, such as Mobility and Family allowance. Salaries are subject to taxes and deductions, e.g., deduction of PRSI (employee social security) and income taxes. For more information about tax entitlements, please go to https://www.revenue.ie/ 

 

Start date: Positions are available from November 2024. 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training

Fellows are encouraged to avail themselves of training and development opportunities to support their career development plans. Further, CÚRAM shall facilitate this training with its partners [For more details on our partners: CÚRAM - CÚRAM (curamdevices.ie)]. For information on moving to Ireland, please see www.euraxess.ie. Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon employment - see HERE for further information.  CÚRAM will also facilitate training along with its partners. 

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

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 

The University of Galway is committed to principles of equality and encouraging diversity and inclusion. Several of the participating academic Institutions and Schools are holders of Athena SWAN awards. We celebrate the diversity of our staff and students and work to support an inclusive environment free from discrimination and harassment.  

 

To Apply: The application process should include an Online application + Administrative Proposal: Part A plus Ethics Self-assessment form (including Max 2 Pages) + Part B (Research Proposal) + Academic CV (Max 3 pages with three references) 

  • Part A: Administrative Proposal: Max 1000 words: Part A plus Ethics Self-assessment form (including Max 2 Pages) 
  • Part B: The project summary (max. three pages) and a motivation letter (max. 1 page).  
  • Academic CV: Max 3 pages (With three references).  

 

Candidates must develop a project proposal on CÚRAM relevant themes and submit it via the online application system. The system will remain open for applications until midnight (UTC) on the call deadline of 4th January 2024. 

See the Detailed Guide for Applicants, Quick Guide for Applicants, and www.meddevdc.eu for more information. 

 

For informal enquiries, contact the University of Galway programme manager at meddevdoc@Curamdevices.ie.  Please put reference number University of Galway 020-24 in subject line of all queries related to this post. 

 

The closing date for submission of application 1 is 15th April 2024 at 23.59 UTC. 

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

The University of 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 Apr 2024

Application: MedDevDoc Marie Skłodowksa Curie Fellowship (University of Galway 020-24)

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Multimodal User Authentication and Personalization

Application(s) are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time funded PhD scholarship(s) starting from March 2024 affiliated to the College of Science & Engineering at the University of Galway.

University of Galway

Located in the vibrant cultural city of Galway in the west of Ireland, the University of Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence

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

Detailed Project Description

This is one of 3 Ph.D. positions on the PRIVI-SENSE project to reinvent today’s computational imaging as a privacy-secured method of sensing human subjects. Positions are available from Jan 2024.

This Ph.D. research topic will explore the extension of existing embedded, in-device authentication methods, based on conventional imaging, to employ methods based on multi-modal imaging data. An additional objective of this research will be to determine some unique advantages of multimodal authentication over conventional imaging and to personalize some of the sensing methods explored in the PRIVI-SENSE project. Based on our most recent research work, it is likely that this research topic will focus on the use of event-cameras combined with sparse/spiking neural network architectures for authentication and personalization. This research topic may also encompass speech analysis to enhance computer-vision based sensing and authentication. (C3I has built significant know-how on child speech analysis and synthesis in the past 3 years).

A key end goal is to advance the use of smart-sensing in support of smart-city and smart-home use cases, including home workers.

A more complete description of the project work and related Ph.D. and postdoctoral opportunities is available here:  https://www.universityofgalway.ie/c3i/vacancies/

Living allowance (Stipend): €22,000 annual stipend (tax-free). Tuition fees are paid.

Academic Entry Requirements: Candidates must have a top honours grade in Electronic Engineering or Computer Science and completion of a relevant Masters degree or 5-year degree program is desirable.

In addition prospective candidates should have some background and experience in:   

  • State-of-Art Neural Architectures/Models for Computer Vision
  • Fine-tuning or customization of one or more Neural Network Models (i.e. significant re-training or re-programming of the neural model)

 Also Desirable to have experience in one or more of the following:

  • Designing and running experiments with well-defined research outcomes
  • Working with complex neural architectures (e.g. GANs, Transformers, Diffusion Models, etc)
  • Working with multi-modal imaging data (e.g. NIR, LWIR or Event Cameras).
  • Working on advanced data augmentation or learned augmentation techniques to support re-training of neural models
  • Techniques for implementation of neural architectures on embedded systems or in hardware (e.g. FPGA, tinyML, network compression, sparsification, etc)

To Apply for the Scholarship: Send e-mail directly to peter.corcoran@universityofgalway.ie  marking “PRIVI-SENSE Ph.D. #1” in the e-mail. Kindly apply for the opportunity best aligned with your experience & interests. DO NOT apply for more than one position.

Contact Name: Prof. Peter Corcoran

Application Deadline: open until all positions filled

Primary Supervisor: Prof. Peter Corcoran

Closing Date: Thursday, 25 Apr 2024

Application: PhD Scholarship in Multimodal User Authentication and Personalization

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Multimodal User Authentication and Personalization

Application(s) are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time funded PhD scholarship(s) starting from March 2024 affiliated to the College of Science & Engineering at the University of Galway.

University of Galway

Located in the vibrant cultural city of Galway in the west of Ireland, the University of Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence

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

Detailed Project Description

This is one of 3 Ph.D. positions on the PRIVI-SENSE project to reinvent today’s computational imaging as a privacy-secured method of sensing human subjects. Positions are available from Jan 2024.

This Ph.D. research topic will explore the extension of existing embedded, in-device authentication methods, based on conventional imaging, to employ methods based on multi-modal imaging data. An additional objective of this research will be to determine some unique advantages of multimodal authentication over conventional imaging and to personalize some of the sensing methods explored in the PRIVI-SENSE project. Based on our most recent research work, it is likely that this research topic will focus on the use of event-cameras combined with sparse/spiking neural network architectures for authentication and personalization.  

A key end goal is to advance the use of smart-sensing in support of smart-city and smart-home use cases. This research will also contribution foundation techniques to the next generation of attentive computing – where computers will better understand the human they are interaction with. Note that C3I works with a number of industry partners and there will be opportunities for industry placements as part of this scholarship.

A more complete description of the project work and related Ph.D. and postdoctoral opportunities is available here:  https://www.universityofgalway.ie/c3i/vacancies/

Living allowance (Stipend): €22,000 annual stipend (tax-free). Tuition fees are paid.

Academic Entry Requirements: Candidates must have a top honours grade in Electronic Engineering or Computer Science and completion of a relevant Masters degree or 5-year degree program is desirable.

In addition prospective candidates should have some background and experience in:   

  • State-of-Art Neural Architectures/Models for Computer Vision
  • Fine-tuning or customization of one or more Neural Network Models (i.e. significant re-training or re-programming of the neural model)

 Also Desirable to have experience in one or more of the following:

  • Designing and running experiments with well-defined research outcomes
  • Working with complex neural architectures (e.g. GANs, Transformers, Diffusion Models, etc)
  • Working with multi-modal imaging data (e.g. NIR, LWIR or Event Cameras).
  • Working on advanced data augmentation or learned augmentation techniques to support re-training of neural models
  • Techniques for implementation of neural architectures on embedded systems or in hardware (e.g. FPGA, tinyML, network compression, sparsification, etc)

To Apply for the Scholarship: Send e-mail directly to peter.corcoran@universityofgalway.ie  marking “PRIVI-SENSE Ph.D. #1” in the e-mail. Kindly apply for the opportunity best aligned with your experience & interests. DO NOT apply for more than one position.

Contact Name: Prof. Peter Corcoran 

Application Deadline: open until all positions filled

Primary Supervisor: Prof. Peter Corcoran

Closing Date: Thursday, 25 Apr 2024

Application: PhD Scholarship in Multimodal User Authentication and Personalization

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in building privacy-secure computer vision solutions for assistive supports for older adults at home

Application(s) are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time funded PhD scholarship(s) starting from March 2024 affiliated to the College of Science & Engineering at the University of Galway.

University of Galway

Located in the vibrant cultural city of Galway in the west of Ireland, the University of Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence

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

Detailed Project Description

This is one of 3 Ph.D. positions on the PRIVI-SENSE project to reinvent today’s computational imaging as a privacy-secured method of sensing human subjects. Positions are available from Jan 2024. You can find out more about our work here.

This Ph.D. research topic will explore the extension of existing physiological, emotional and cognitive sensation based on conventional imaging, to employ methods based on multi-modal (NIR, LWIR and Neuromorphic) imaging data. A key challenge here will be to better correlate these involuntary behavioural patterns of a subject with their cognitive and emotional state. A secondary objective will be to investigate the potential of multi-modal imaging to achieve physiological sensing of, for example, a subject’s pulse rate. Other behavioural patterns, e.g. eye-movements or facial tics, could be linked to underlying physiological conditions.

A key end goal is to advance the use of smart-sensing in support of the well-being of home workers and older adults at home – a field where research is growing following the broad adoption of home-working during the pandemic. Also, this research topic may encompass speech analysis to enhance computer-vision based sensing. (C3I has built significant know-how on child speech analysis and synthesis in the past 3 years). Note that C3I works with a number of industry partners and there will be opportunities for industry placements as part of this scholarship.

A more complete description of the project work and related Ph.D. and postdoctoral opportunities is available here:  https://www.universityofgalway.ie/c3i/vacancies/

Living allowance (Stipend): €22,000 annual stipend (tax-free). Tuition fees are paid.

Academic Entry Requirements: Candidates must have a top honours grade in Electronic Engineering or Computer Science and completion of a relevant Masters degree or 5-year degree program is desirable. Candidates should be highly motivated and should have a strong background in programming, computer vision methods, and neural-network (NN) based data analysis.

In addition prospective candidates should have some background and experience in:   

  • State-of-Art Neural Architectures/Models for Computer Vision and/or Speech Processing
  • Fine-tuning or customization of one or more Neural Network Models (i.e. significant re-training or re-programming of the neural model)

 Also Desirable to have experience in one or more of the following:

  • Designing and running experiments with well-defined research outcomes
  • Working with complex neural architectures (e.g. GANs, Transformers, Diffusion Models, etc)
  • Working with multi-modal imaging data (e.g. NIR, LWIR or Event Cameras).
  • Working on advanced data augmentation or learned augmentation techniques to support re-training of neural models
  • Techniques for implementation of neural architectures on embedded systems or in hardware (e.g. FPGA, tinyML, network compression, sparsification, etc)

To Apply for the Scholarship: Send e-mail directly to peter.corcoran@universityofgalway.ie  marking “PRIVI-SENSE Ph.D. #1” in the e-mail. Kindly apply for the opportunity best aligned with your experience & interests. DO NOT apply for more than one position.

Contact Name: Prof. Peter Corcoran

Application Deadline: open until all positions filled

Primary Supervisor: Prof. Peter Corcoran

Closing Date: Thursday, 25 Apr 2024

Application: PhD Scholarship in building privacy-secure computer vision solutions

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Biomaterials synthesis and Cartilage Tissue Engineering research in department of Anatomy, School of Medicine

Application(s) are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time funded PhD scholarship starting in September, 2024 affiliated to the School of Medicine at the University of Galway.

University of Galway

Located in the vibrant cultural city of Galway in the west of Ireland, the University of Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence

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

Detailed Project Description: This SFI-IRC funded PhD position aims to revolutionize knee surgery by introducing an innovative approach. Our aim is to replace invasive knee arthroplasty with an injectable shape memory scaffold. This scaffold, loaded with a pain-relieving therapeutic agent, can withstand joint forces and halt cartilage degeneration while providing relief from chronic pain of osteoarthritis.

Our project addresses the major hurdles in the treatment of OA:

  • Development of an injectable cryogel scaffold with shape memory properties to support and preserve joints affected by OA.
  • Development of a minimally invasive delivery strategy for the shape memory scaffold for long-term preservation of the knee joint, bypassing invasive surgery.

Living allowance (Stipend): € 22,000 per annum, [tax-exempt scholarship award]

University fees: 5,500 per annum

Start date: September 2024

Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s/Master's degree in pharmacy, pharmaceutical chemistry, cell biology, biotechnology, biochemistry or related field.

Desirable qualifications:

  • Research experience in cell biology and animal models.
  • Proficiency in basic laboratory techniques.
  • Basic knowledge of biomaterials.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.

To Apply for the Scholarship: To apply, send your complete resume, a cover letter, and at least two referee letters to tapas.mitra@universityofgalway.ie and include “Applying for PhD_Name” in the subject line of your email.

Contact Name: Dr. Tapas Mitra

Contact Email: tapas.mitra@universityofgalway.ie

Application Deadline: date 12 /05/ 2024 and time 24:00 (Irish time 24hr format)

Closing Date: Sunday, 12 May 2024

Application: PHD GSO 010_24 Scholarship in Biomaterials synthesis College of Med

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Centrosome Biology Centre for Chromosome Biology, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 4-year, full-time funded PhD scholarship(s) starting in June-October 2024 affiliated to the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at the University of Galway.

University of Galway

Located in the vibrant cultural city of Galway in the west of Ireland, the University of Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence

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

Detailed Project Description

Centrosomes are the principal microtubule organising centres in animal somatic cells. They assemble the poles of the mitotic spindle, regulate cell polarity and movement, and form the base of primary cilia. Changes in the number of centrosomes and in centrosome stability are frequently seen in cancer or in senescent cells. Such changes can cause significant problems in mitosis and cause cell death or aneuploidy. This PhD project will explore how key centrosome structures are assembled and the molecular details of how they function after DNA damage and replicative senescence. Centrosomes are composed of one or two microtubule-based centrioles within a cloud of pericentriolar material. We will use reverse genetics and expansion microscopy to explore how key centriolar protein complexes ensure centriolar integrity and cohesion during the cell cycle and after genotoxic stress or cellular senescence.

Living allowance (Stipend): €22,000 per annum, [tax-exempt scholarship award]

University fees:  Covered by scholarship

Start date: June - October 2024 (negotiable)

Academic Entry Requirements: B.Sc. (Honours) and/ or M.Sc. in molecular/ cell biology or biochemistry or a cognate discipline, awarded within the last 5 years.

To Apply for the Scholarship: Candidates should email a covering letter and a CV in a single PDF attachment to Professor Ciaran Morrison (ciaran.morrison@universityofgalway.ie).  Candidates should outline their motivation for this position and relevant technical experience in their covering letter.  Three referees should be provided.  Reprints of papers or copies of degree certificates should not be included in the application.  Please put reference University of Galway 106-PhD1 in the subject line of the e-mail application.

Primary Supervisor name: Professor Ciaran Morrison

Contact Email: ciaran.morrison@universityofgalway.ie

Application Deadline: Friday May 3, 2024 at 17:00 (Irish time)

Closing Date: Friday, 03 May 2024

Application: PHD GSO 011-24 PhD Scholarship in Centrosome Biology School of Biological and Ch

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Maximising the Flexibility of Energy Consumption in Ireland (FlexECon)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time funded PhD scholarship for 4 years starting in September, 2024 and affiliated to the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at the University of Galway.

University of Galway

Located in the vibrant cultural city of Galway in the west of Ireland, the University of Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence

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

Detailed Project Description:

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Jason Harold (University of Galway) and Dr. Niall Farrell (ESRI), and join a team of energy economists and behavioural scientists from the University of Galway, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) Energy Policy Research Centre, and the ESRI’s Behavioural Research Unit on a project entitled Maximising the Flexibility of Energy Consumption in Ireland (FlexECon). The project will explore aspects of energy consumption and behaviour by leveraging data provided by an energy supplier to identify the extent with which consumers respond to time-of-use pricing, informational signals and their combination. New informational incentives will be examined alongside Time of Use (ToU) tariffs in monitoring and field experiments. In addition, quasi-experimental methods will be employed to identify the effects of separate stimuli on energy consumption as well as the instruments that maximise price responsiveness.

Living allowance (Stipend):

The project is funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). The PhD stipend is €25,000 per annum and is tenable for 4 years. The stipend is usually a tax-exempt scholarship award.

University fees:

The funding will also cover University fees up to a maximum of €5,750 per annum and is also tenable for 4 years.

Start date: September 2024

Academic Entry Requirements: The candidate should be highly self-motivated with an ability to work independently and as part of a team. Strong quantitative skills and good communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential requirements. Applicants should also have a good primary undergraduate degree (First Class or Second Class Grade One Honours) and preferably hold a Masters in Economics or related discipline. A high level of spoken and written English is required. The candidate should also be willing to undertake the coursework required under the structured PhD programme in Economics at University of Galway.

To Apply for the Scholarship:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, statement of personal research interests, evidence of qualifications (exam transcripts etc.) and the contact details of two referees, to be submitted via e-mail to Dr. Jason Harold.

Please put reference number FlexECon2428 in the subject line of the email application.

Contact Name: Dr. Jason Harold

Contact Email: jason.harold@universityofgalway.ie

Application Deadline: Friday 7th June 2024 at 17:00 (Irish time 24hr format)

Primary Supervisor name: Dr. Jason Harold

Closing Date: Friday, 07 Jun 2024

Application: PHD GSO 012-24 PhD Scholarship Maximising the Flexibility of Energy Consumption

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