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Postdoctoral researcher in the Duffy Lab/CÚRAM, Anatomy, School of Medicine, CMNHS, University of Galway 020-23

Postdoctoral researcher in the Duffy Lab/CÚRAM at University of Galway

 Anatomy, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Ref. No. University of Galway 020-23

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

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from March 1st 2023 to contract end date of 31st August 2023.

Job Description:

The postdoctoral researcher will lead the Duffy Lab/CÚRAM (http://www.curamdevices.ie) drug delivery research tasks targeting glioblastoma multiforme funded by Science Foundation Ireland.

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

The candidate will be supported in their professional development, be able to avail of a range of career level focussed training opportunities, have the potential to publish research findings in leading journals and protect intellectual property.

Duties:

  • Day-to-day research & development project tasks as part of the drug delivery project targeting glioblastoma multiforme.
  • Development and optimisation for new drug delivery products and methods using advance biomaterial formulations and medical device design.
  • Analysis and interpretation of results of project research.
  • Present project results nationally and internationally at scientific conferences.
  • Participation in project meetings.
  • Plan, create and manage preclinical studies.
  • Contribute to publications or IP protection of findings

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in the biological sciences (e.g. Regenerative Medicine)
  • Experience in preclinical model design and completion
  • Hyaluronic hydrogel testing experience
  • Advanced microscopy experience (e.g., confocal, SEM, TEM)
  • 2D and 3D drug delivery model development
  • Medical device design experience
  • Implantable drug delivery reservoir production and quality testing
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships
  • Demonstrated organisation ability including the capacity to meet deadlines
  • High levels of initiative, project management, self-management, achievement-orientation, and motivation are encouraged

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in working on an international team
  • Experience in the development of SOPs and transfer of protocols to other partners (protocol harmonisation)
  • Experience in project reporting and presentation to consortia

Salary: €41,209 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available from March 1st 2023

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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 www.universityofgalway.ie/rdc 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 CÚRAM is available at http://www.curamdevices.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Garry Duffy; garry.duffy@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 Garry Duffy; garry.duffy@universityofgalway.ie

Please put reference number University of Galway 020-23 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 4th February 2023

Optional: Interviews are planned to be held on 10th February 2023

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: Saturday, 04 Feb 2023

Application: Postdoctoral researcher, School of Medicine, University of Galway 020-23

Research Assistant – Geography, Rural Studies Centre, School Of Geography, Archaeology, and Irish Studies (University of Galway 019-23)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Assistant with the Rural Studies Centre based in the Discipline of Geography at the University of Galway.

 

This position is funded by Horizon Europe and is available from March 1st 2023 to contract end date of 31st December 2023.

 

The Rural Studies Research Centre includes researchers with interests in developing and extending the theoretical, conceptual and empirical boundaries of rural studies, with particular reference to their spatial dimensions. One of the principal themes underpinning such research is the nature of social, economic, political and cultural restructuring of rural areas under processes of globalization, and the understanding of rural localities as sites through which these and other influences are negotiated, contested and reproduced. One major project currently led by the University of Galway Rural Studies Centre is FLIARA (Female-Led Innovation in Agriculture and Rural Areas). The FLIARA project uniquely proposes a transdisciplinary, innovative methodology to improve understanding, awareness and recognition of women’s role in a more sustainable rural future, as well as develop proposals for how more effective policy and governance frameworks can support this and enhance women’s capacity to contribute to it. FLIARA will combine futures and case study methods, alongside network building and policy benchmarking, while being underpinned by a co-created conceptual and assessment framework. Building on the power of social networks, a Community of Practice will be developed with women identified throughout the case studies networking alongside key innovation policy and governance stakeholders. The Community of Practice Network will occur in conjunction with a Campaign of Visibility for women-led rural innovations, spotlighting women as key innovation actors. Project outcomes will result in end-user ready resources, including policy proposals and practical tools supporting women-led innovation.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will become part of the research team at the Rural Studies Centre, University of Galway. The Research Assistant will play a role in assisting ongoing projects at the Rural Studies Centre. They will contribute in particular to the University of Galway’s research-related activities for the FLIARA project.  This will focus in particular on work package 1 that will develop the concepts, definitions and existing knowledge base underpinning FLIARA. The Research Assistant will also contribute to the other project work packages where tasks are assigned to the University of Galway. This will include duties related to coordination and administration of the FLIARA project.

 

Duties:

  • Actively participate as a member of the Rural Studies Centre research team and assist the team with the FLIARA project and other ongoing projects as required
  • Assist with a literature review and development of the FLIARA conceptual framework in conjunction with the project team
  • Assist with development of the FLIARA initial guiding framework for case study selection and assessment
  • Assist with the FLIARA policy review to support policy benchmarking
  • Provide assistance in carrying out original research and contribute to writing up research findings for reports, peer-reviewed international journals, the project website and social media
  • Assisting with organising and participate in workshops, conferences and consortium meetings, as well as participation in other wider relevant conferences and seminars
  • Assisting with effective management of the FLIARA project to ensure all tasks are completed according to the grant agreement
  • Assisting with administration, reporting and record keeping for the FLIARA project according to Horizon Europe rules and FLIARA grant agreement
  • Support interactions among FLIARA consortium partners, Stakeholder Advisory Board and network building among wider key stakeholders
  • Assisting with preparation of a data management plan and gaining research ethics approval for FLIARA, as well as monitoring of both
  • Additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Primary Degree (Level 8) in Geography
  • Experience and demonstrable knowledge of working in research areas that relate to gender, rural, agriculture issues and the associated policy environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent planning, organisation and time management skills
  • Knowledge and appropriate experience of using qualitative and/or mixed-method approaches to social research, particularly using case study methods, semi-structured interviews and focus groups
  • Excellent and demonstrable knowledge of relevant computer software, including, for example, MS Office and NVivo.
  • Strong teamwork, flexibility, high level of initiative and ability to meet deadlines

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree (Level 9) in Geography with a Rural or Gender Focus
  • Hold publications including project reports and/or internationally peer reviewed publications and a desire to publish and communicate research widely
  • 2+ years fulltime experience of research administration and report writing
  • Experience of delivery of EU projects
  • Working knowledge of legal and ethical requirements regarding data protection, management and confidentiality.

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €28,701 to €38,390 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st March 2023.

 

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 Rural Studies Centre based in the Discipline of Geography is available here

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Associate Professor Maura Farrell, e-mail: maura.farrell@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 Associate Professor Maura Farrell, e-mail: maura.farrell@universityofgalway.ie

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 019-23 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 9th February 2023

 

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: Thursday, 09 Feb 2023

Application: Research Assistant – Geography (University of Galway 019-23)

PhD Scholarships in Organ Bioprinting (2X) Biomedical Engineering and CÚRAM, University of Galway, Ireland

The projects will focus on developing new approches to organ bioprinting inspired by morphogenesis. Although remarkable progress has been made with bioprinting technology in recent years, creating organs with suitable functionality for implantation remains challenging. This frontier research profect will establish new developmentally inspired approaches to organ bioprinting. These biomimetic bioprinting  strategies will be leveraged to accelerate the maturation of induced pluriopotent stem cells, which has been a major roadblock in the field. As part of the PhD program, you will receive advanced trainaing in biofabrication, induced pluriopotent stem cell culture, hydrogel synthesis, advanced microscopy, and moleceular biology analysis techniques. 

Closing Date: Wednesday, 01 Feb 2023

Application: PhD Scholarships in Organ Bioprinting (2X)

PHD GSO 003-22 -PhD Scholarship in Palaeoceanography - Geography - ICRAG SFI Research Centre

Application(s) are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time funded PhD scholarship(s) starting in March, 2023 affiliated to the College of Arts/School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies/Geography/iCRAG at the University of Galway.

University of Galway:

Located in the vibrant cultural city of Galway in the west of Ireland, with over 18,000 students and more than 2,400 staff, the University of Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence https://www.universityofgalway.ie/our-research/

The successful candidate(s) will undertake training and research on

PhD 1: The impact of physiological and ontogenetic processes on geochemical tracers recorded in planktonic foraminifera.

PhD 2: The impact of early diagenetic processes in surface marine sediments on geochemical tracers recorded in planktonic foraminifera

Brief Project Description

Project SiTrAc pioneers a novel cross disciplinary approach to develop and apply indirect measures of climate to assess past Arctic climate variability and its sensitivity to climate forcing. These will provide the critical basis to resolve existing debates on the stability of our climate system.

Detailed Project Description

Arctic climate change has global implications because some of the most sensitive tipping points amplifying global variability (such as deep-water formation, sea ice extent, thawing permafrost) are intrinsic to the Arctic region. Nonetheless, our understanding of climate tipping points and their impact on future Arctic and global climate remains limited due to the shortness of observational records and the absence of prominent, high-impact events to serve as potential analogues for future change. It is essential therefore to develop and apply indirect measures of climate to assess past Arctic climatic variability, stability, and sensitivity to climate forcing. To date, the majority of climate proxies are unable to quantify sea surface temperatures or the carbonate system in Arctic/Subarctic Oceans because biological and physiochemical processes besides temperature influence their geochemical composition in cold seawater. SiTrAc addresses this critical gap by pioneering a new holistic multidisciplinary approach to palaeoceanographic proxy development that considers foraminifera as a living organism and not just as a proxy carrier. Using innovative biogeochemical techniques and micro-structural analyses of polar foraminifera Neogloboquadrina pachyderma (NP), which is the dominant and often only species present in surface waters below 4C, SiTrAc will track essential climate variables via the living proxy into the archive (i.e., marine sediments). Further, SiTrAc's unique research strategy will quantify the biological and physiochemical processes influencing how geochemical tracers are recorded at the time of proxy development, thereby advancing our understanding both of proxies and Arctic climate. SiTrAc forms the critical basis for testing new hypotheses for the drivers and tipping points of Arctic and global change past, present, and future.

PhD 1: The impact of physiological and ontogenetic processes on geochemical tracers recorded in planktonic foraminifera

The leading hypotheses describing the incorporation of Mg, B, O, and C species into calcium carbonate proposes that alongside seawater pH/carbonate ion and temperature, calcification and metabolic rates exert a control on the geochemical composition and isotopic fractionation in planktonic foraminifera (PF). Also, it is often assumed that PF migrate vertically in the water column during their life cycle. However, whether this is the case and how/if migration influences the geochemical tracer recorded in pristine calcite, and how it is subsequently represented in climate archives remains unknown. To address these gaps in knowledge it is therefore essential to determine the impact of both physiological and ontogenetic processes on geochemical tracers recorded in live PF.

To achieve these goals, the successful candidate will constrain PF respiration/metabolic rates on living specimen collected via plankton tows from Greenland, Irminger, and Labrador Seas to empirically constrain the hypothesised relationship between porosity and respiration for PF. Further, the candidate will determine calcification and growth rates of the same individuals using 3D volume reconstructions of test chambers using novel advances in microCT imaging to identify individual chamber thickness and volume during growth. The successful candidate will also constrain the hydrographic parameters of the calcification environment to identify the empirical relationships between geochemical tracers, essential climate variables, respiration, calcification, and growth rates. To assess vertical migration, live PF specimen will be collected and analysed from closely spaced tows (e.g., 20 m depth intervals). These will elucidate whether geochemical signals can be traced to distinct depth intervals and thereby constrain migration. This PhD position will be Co-supervised by Dr Audrey Morley (University of Galway) and Dr Julie Meilland (MARUM, Bremen University).

 PhD 2: The impact of early diagenetic processes in surface marine sediments on geochemical tracers recorded in planktonic foraminifera

Early diagenetic processes begin the moment PF touch the sediment. The physical evidence left behind by early diagenesis in the top-most sediments is expected to be less and not on the same scales as observed by net dissolution and overgrowth precipitation typically associated with deep-time diagenesis. Still, recent evidence suggests that early diagenesis may alter the SST signal of the Mg/Ca – temperature proxy by 2-3 °C. However, the impact of early dissolution, linked to organic matter degradation and stable mineral recrystallization (e.g., mineral-fluid exchange) in surface sediments specifically on high Mg phases in PF calcite are rarely considered or quantified.

To assess early diagenesis of PF at the sea floor, the analysis of pore water geochemistry will be paired with trace element, isotope, and microstructural analysis (microCT) on recently deposited NP from a large collection of multicores retrieved from different depositional environments (e.g., open ocean, slope, shelf). Specifically, the successful candidate will target the potential of short-term mineral-fluid exchanges within the top 30 cm of sediment, which exhibits sharp gradients in oxygen, microbial activity, pH, alkalinity, and biological activity for a diverse set of depositional environments. The impact of recrystallisation on geochemical tracers will be assessed via paired SEM-EDS elemental mapping and solution analysis of Mg, Sr, Mn, and δ13C. To test if early diagenetic processes are indeed a feature of distinct depositional environments and porewater chemistries, the successful candidate will also assess the presence of microstructural and geochemical diagenesis markers in the epibenthic foraminifera Cibicidoides wuellerstorfi. This will confirm whether observed markers are truly linked to depositional environments and their respective geochemistry. This PhD position will be supervised by Dr Audrey Morley (University of Galway).

Living allowance (Stipend): €18,500 per annum, [tax-exempt scholarship award]

University fees: €5,500 

Start date: March 1st 2023

Academic Entry Requirements:

Essential Criteria

  • Undergraduate and/or Post-graduate thesis in Micropaleontology, Palaeoceanography, Paleoclimatology, or related fields.
  • Academic Excellence
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Must be highly motivated
  • The ability to work independently as well as in interdisciplinary research groups.

Desirable Criteria

  • Previous laboratory experience using a dissecting microscope
  • Comfortable using command driven software programmes (R, Matlab, etc.)
  • Should have a suitable background in Micropaleontology Paleoclimatology or Palaeoceanography, preferably involving marine calcifying organisms / microfossils.

To Apply for the Scholarship:

  • CV (two pages max.)
  • Cover letter (two pages max.) – Here the applicant is required to describe their interest in the programme and how their skills/competencies match their selected PhD topic
  • Two referees 

Please email all documents as one pdf file to audrey.morley@universityofgalway.ie

Contact Name: Dr Audrey Morley

Contact Email: audrey.morley@universityofgalway.ie

Application Deadline: 01/02/2023 and time [18:00] (Irish time 24hr format)

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

Closing Date: Wednesday, 01 Feb 2023

Application: PHD GSO 003-22 -PhD Scholarship in Palaeoceanography-Geography

PHD GSO 005-23, PhD Scholarship in Glacial Geology, Palaeoenvironmental Research Unit, Geography

**Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Glacial Geology **

Palaeoenvironmental Research Unit, Geography, University of Galway, Ireland

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time SFI-funded PhD scholarships starting in April 2023, affiliated to the College of Arts/School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies/Geography/iCRAG at the University of Galway. Successful candidates will join the Discipline of Geography’s Palaeoenvironmental Research Unit.

University of Galway:
Located in the vibrant, cultural city of Galway in the west of Ireland, with over 18,000 students and more than 2,400 staff, the University of Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence: https://www.universityofgalway.ie/our-research/

PhD positions:
The two successful applicants will undertake geomorphic field mapping in formerly glaciated catchments throughout the West of Ireland and use cosmogenic-nuclide geochronology to reconstruct patterns of terrestrial temperature change during abrupt climate shifts.

Project description:
Climate change is the greatest existential threat to human stability and sustainability in the 21st Century, creating uncertainty and undermining basic societal foundations. As a front-line tool for climate projection, the numerical models simulating future conditions are first ‘tested’ against proxy-based reconstructions of past climate events, such as the last glacial maximum (LGM), after which they are then tasked with replicating modern conditions and projecting future change. Current Northern Hemisphere parameters include air temperature, from ice core δ18O, and sea surface temperature (SST), from North Atlantic geochemical and biological proxies; terrestrial palaeoclimate data, in contrast, are not widely implemented. Moreover, traditional targets (e.g., LGM, Holocene) are long, steady-state periods with relatively gradual transitions. Today’s climate shifts are more rapid, reflecting the unprecedented rise in atmospheric CO2; more suitable calibration targets, therefore, are the abrupt climatic shifts evident in palaeoclimate records. The GeoPAC2 project applies a coupled glacial-geologic–modelling approach to reconstruct the behaviour of terrestrial glaciers during key climatic events of the last ~30,000 years. As the physical expression of climate, glaciers have long been used to evaluate the timing/magnitude of past climate shifts and monitor modern warming. GeoPAC2 will empirically assess the sign and magnitude of glacial change in Ireland, as a unique indicator of North Atlantic summer temperature, during stadial/non-stadial states and the transitions between them, and use these data to refine PMIP model targets. This field-based project involves ground-based geomorphic mapping of glacial deposits, construction of beryllium-10-dated moraine records, and numerical modelling. Project findings will be used to test the traditional view of abrupt climate change in the North Atlantic region and inform the next generation of predictive climate models.

Details of PhD positions:
Applications are welcomed from individuals with a first-class or upper second-class honours/4-year degree in Earth sciences, Geology, or Physical Geography. The two successful applicants will undertake geomorphic and topographic surveys of formerly glaciated catchments throughout the West of Ireland and use these data to draft high-resolution GIS-based maps. They will collect rock samples from target moraine systems and along deglacial transects, and prepare samples for cosmogenic 10Be geochemistry at the University of Galway, with the potential for visits to project partners and collaborating labs. Both students will use MATLAB and GIS to reconstruct the temporal evolution of glacier equilibrium-line altitudes, and conduct glacier-climate modelling to derive likely temperature and precipitation scenarios from the geologic record. In addition to actively disseminating their research through publications and oral communications, they will contribute to the design of new palaeoclimate targets for climate models. This PhD position will be supervised by Dr Gordon Bromley (University of Galway).

Living allowance (Stipend): €18,500 per annum, [tax-exempt scholarship award]

University fees:
€5,500

Start date: 1st April 2023

Academic Entry Requirements:

Essential Criteria

  • Undergraduate and/or Post-graduate thesis in Glacial Geology, Quaternary Geomorphology, Terrestrial Palaeoclimate, or related field-based Physical Geography/Earth Science subjects.
  • Strong track record of field-based research, including mapping.
  • Academic Excellence.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in interdisciplinary research groups.

Desirable Criteria

  • Prior experience in laboratory-based isotope geochemistry.
  • Proficiency in GIS and command-driven software programmes (e.g., Matlab).
  • Willingness to work in typically cold, wet, and windy conditions and mountainous terrain. 

To Apply for the Scholarship:

  • CV (two pages max.).
  • Cover letter (two pages max.) – Here the applicant is required to describe their interest in the programme and how their skills/competencies match their selected PhD topic.
  • Contact details for two referees.

Please email all documents as one pdf file to gordon.bromley@universityofgalway.ie

Contact Name: Dr Gordon Bromley
Contact Email: gordon.bromley@universityofgalway.ie

Application Deadline: 30/01/2023 and time [18:00] (Irish time 24hr format)

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

Closing Date: Monday, 30 Jan 2023

Application: PHD GSO 005-23 PhD Scholarship in Glacial Geology

PHD GSO 007-23 PhD Scholarship in Data Value for Trustworthy AI, College of Science and Engineering / School of Computer Science / ADAPT Research Centre/ University of Galway

The aim of this project is to devise a framework for the assessment of data value that factors bias, ethical, and toxicity considerations prior to making the decision on using it to generate automated decision-making techniques. This research will be aligned with the EU guidelines and help promote trustworthy AI.

Data is commonly viewed as an asset by several companies, leading researchers, and practitioners to widely recognize the imperative for achieving and maintaining a high standard of data quality and value.

Several models and techniques have been proposed over the years to assess the value of data from various dimensions. However, none of these models consider dimensions that capture the toxicity of the data, its bias, or other ethical concerns.

As a large number of businesses/services regularly use AI/ML techniques to automate their decision-making processes, and due to the lack of assessment techniques that identify data toxicity and its proneness to yield biased and unethical AI/ML techniques, companies often leverage a posteriori AI Trustworthiness and Ethics assessment frameworks.

The aim of this project is to devise a framework for the assessment of data value that factors bias, ethical, and toxicity considerations prior to making the decision on using it to generate automated decision-making techniques. This research will be aligned with the EU guidelines and help promote trustworthy AI.

The successful candidate will work within a large group of Academics, Postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and Software Developers and will be part of the Transparent Digital Governance research strand of the ADAPT Centre under the supervision of Dr Malika Bendechache in the university of Galway.

 

As part of this studentship, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

Design and deploy new analytics techniques, algorithms, and frameworks for assessing data value that takes into account bias, toxicity, and ethical issues.

Design of appropriate research methodology, evaluation and validation criteria for the proposed ideas and models.

Enhance their reputation through publishing in top-quality journals and conferences in collaboration with team members.

Nationally and internationally present and represent the ground-breaking research carried out by their and the research team.

Contribute to short-term, focused industry projects with ADAPT.

On completion of the PhD program the candidate

Will have demonstrated understanding of the problems related to Data Governance, particular data value and the ethics and trustworthy aspects of AI-enabled systems. Thus, mastering the skills and methods of empirical research in this emerging fields.

Will have demonstrated capabilities of defining, designing, and implementing appropriate research methodologies with academic integrity and made substantial contribution that extends the knowledge in the field.

Be able to communicate concepts and research outputs with their peers and the research community at large and with people outside the field.

https://www.adaptcentre.ie/careers/phd-in-data-value-for-trustworthy-ai-phd_dvtai_uog_mb/

Closing Date: Thursday, 16 Feb 2023

Application: PHD GSO 007-23 PhD Scholarship in Data Value for Trustworthy AI

PHD GSO 009-23 Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Centromere Biology in Drosophila Germ Cells College of Science and Engineering/ School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

This project aims to understand the function of molecules that are important for germ cell development in the reproductive tissues. Understanding germ cell division and development is critical, as this information can impact on the diagnosis and treatment of human or animal infertility. The project will address this aim using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model system, combining genetics, high-resolution cell biology and biochemical approaches.

The Dunleavy lab studies the biology of germ cells that reside in the reproductive tissues, the ovaries and testes. Germ cells undergo specialised divisions giving rise to gametes (eggs and sperm). The centromere is the genetic locus that directs chromosome segregation at cell division. Understanding how cell division and chromosome segregation is controlled in germ cells is important as errors can lead to the production of defective gametes and infertility. This project aims to investigate molecules and mechanisms that control cell division in germ cells, using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a developmental model system. A key question in the laboratory is to understand how the centromere-specific histone H3 variant CENP-A is targeted to and reproducibly incorporated at centromeres in the germ line. Methodologies applied will include biochemical and molecular biology techniques, genetic manipulation of Drosophila and fluorescence and live imaging of tissues using state-of-the art techniques, including super-resolution microscopy and the study of protein dynamics in vivo.

Further information is available at http://www.chromosome.ie/researchers/dunleavy/

Dunleavy lab publications: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=dunleavy+em+&sort=date

Living allowance (Stipend): €18,500 per annum, [tax-exempt scholarship award]

University fees: €5,500 per annum

Start date: September 1st, 2023

Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor of Science (2.1 or higher) in Biochemistry, Genetics or a related discipline. Masters level research experience is highly desirable.

A high level of spoken and written English is required.

Please see link for details entry requirements

To Apply for the Scholarship: Please send a letter of motivation and a current CV, indicating your research experience and including the names of two referees to Dr. Elaine Dunleavy via email to elaine.dunleavy@universityofgalway.ie

Contact Name: Dr. Elaine Dunleavy

Contact Email: elaine.dunleavy@universityofgalway.ie

Application Deadline: May 1st, 2023

Closing Date: Monday, 01 May 2023

Application: PHD GSO 009-23 PhD Scholarship in Centromere Biology in Drosophila Germ Cells

PHD GSO 008-23 Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Phd Scholarship in The regulation of acid resistance in Listeria monocytogenes College of Science and Engineering

Application(s) are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time funded PhD scholarship(s) starting in May 2023 affiliated to the College of Science and Engineering, Biological & Chemical Science, Microbiology at the University of Galway.

The bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes is a leading cause of food-borne zoonotic infections in Europe and globally. It has the capacity to survive low pH environments, which contributes to persistence in the food chain and colonisation of the human host. While some of the mechanisms underpinning acid resistance are known, a major gap is knowledge centres on the regulatory mechanisms used by the pathogen to deploy these mechanisms. This SFI-funded project will focus on a newly identified transcriptional regulator that appears to play a key role in activating acid resistance in response to mild acidic stress.

Understanding how food-borne pathogens regulate their response to acid is essential to controlling their survival in the food chain and their entry into the gastrointestinal tract. Recent unpublished data from the Prof OByrne’s research group has led to the discovery of a novel transcriptional regulator, which appears to play a critical role in controlling acid resistance in the food-borne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. Although several protective mechanisms contributing to acid resistance have been described in this important pathogen, the regulatory factors controlling this phenotype are largely unknown. The overall aim of this SFI-funded project will be to characterise the function of this regulator and to determine the regulatory mechanisms that underpin its activation of the response to acid stress. This overall aim will be achieved by implementing a work programme that focusses on five specific objectives:

Objective 1: Genetically determine the contribution of the newly discovered regulator to stress resistance in Listeria monocytogenes in vitro and in food

Objective 2: Determine the factors that influence the transcription, translation and activity of this regulator;

Objective 3: Quantify the impact of the new regulator on global transcription in L. monocytogenes;

Objective 4: Determine its contribution to virulence and colonisation of the gastrointestinal tract using a murine model;

Objective 5: Elucidate how its activity is controlled post-translationally.

The PhD student recruited to the project will work closely with a post-doctoral researcher to achieve these objectives. Recent publications from Prof O’Byrne’s research lab, the Bacterial Stress Response Group, can be viewed on Google Scholar here (shorturl.at/yCJMU).   

 

Living allowance (Stipend): €18,500 per annum, [tax-exempt scholarship award]

 

University fees: €5,526 (covered by scholarship)

 

Start date: May 1st 2023 (negotiable)

Academic Entry Requirements: A minimum of an upper 2nd class (2-1) honours BSc degree, or equivalent, in Microbiology or a related discipline is essential. A high level of spoken and written English is essential. An MSc in Microbiology or a related discipline would be advantageous but is not essential.

 

To Apply for the Scholarship: Expressions of interest should include a cover letter explaining your motivation to pursue a PhD in this area and highlighting the reasons for your suitability, as well as short CV summarising your qualifications and relevant experience. Please also include the contact details of two referees. Applications to be submitted via e-mail to:

Contact Name: Prof Conor O’Byrne

Contact Email: conor.obyrne@universityofgalway.ie

 

Application Deadline: [date 08 /03 / 2023 ]and time 1700 (Irish time 24hr format)

 

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

Closing Date: Wednesday, 08 Mar 2023

Application: PHD GSO 008-23 Phd Scholarship in The regulation of acid resistance in Listeria

Research Assistant – Plant metabolomics and physiology, Ryan Institute, School of Natural Sciences (University of Galway 301-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time fixed term position as a Research Assistant (Plant Biology & Metabolism) in the Plant Systems Biology research group of Dr. Ronan Sulpice at University of Galway.

 

This position is funded by the European Commission and is available from April 2023 to end date of September 2026 (41 months).

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will combine good knowledge of Plant Biology/Plant Metabolism with knowledge of the use of mass spectrometry related technologies. The successful candidate will assist a postdoctoral researcher to carry metabolic analyses, in particular the use of heavy isotope labelling in order to document the interactions between coffee plants and their associated soil.

Experimental approaches employed in the project will include plant growth phenotyping, mass spectrometry based analyses of metabolites, and diverse biochemistry methodologies. The successful candidate will also be expected to have a good background in bioinformatics.

This project is part of a large Horizon Europe (bolero – see https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101060393 ) which aims at developing a more resilient and sustainable coffee production in the context of the challenges posed by Climate change. As such the successful candidate will work together with members of a number of worldwide institutions. 

In addition to the experimental aspect of the project, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the dissemination of the results, and participate in the daily life of the laboratory, e.g. maintain stocks, help with Health and Safety reporting and daily operations of the laboratory.

 

Duties:

  • Grow and maintain coffee plants in highly controlled environments
  • Extract metabolites from soil, microbiome and plant tissues
  • Perform metabolic and growth analyses
  • Collaborate with the laboratory team technically and scientifically
  • Write reports
  • Participate in dissemination activities
  • Participate in lab maintenance and possibly co-supervision of students

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Masters in Plant biology and a good research track record that demonstrates strong capabilities and outputs.
  • Track record in plant biochemistry, specifically metabolic analyses, ideally with a background on plant/microbe interactions.
  • knowledge of R for data analysis and visualisation
    • Organisational, writing and report drafting skills.
    • Skills in biochemistry (metabolic analyses)

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in lab maintenance
  • Valid driving license
  • Track record in the area of plant / microbiome interactions

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: Research Assistant Point 1 €28,701 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).  

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st April 2023.

 

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

 

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

Please put reference number University of Galway 301-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) 30th January 2023

 

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, 30 Jan 2023

Application: Research Assistant – Plant metabolomics (University of Galway 301-22)

ERC-funded Postdoctoral Researcher - Organ Bioprinting,Biomedical Engineering and CÚRAM,Ref. No. University of Galway 333-22

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, 3-year Postdoctoral Researcher position in organ bioprinting. The position is funded by a European Research Council Starting Grant and will be under the supervision of Dr Andrew Daly, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering. The researcher will join Dr Daly's lab, which combines expertise in biomaterials development, biofabrication, and induced pluripotent stem cells. The group leverages this interdisciplinary research expertise to create organ models with advanced physiological structure and function. The lab is located in the vibrant biomaterials research cluster at CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Medical Devices, which possesses state-of-the-art biomaterials and tissue engineering research facilities. The position is available from May 1st 2023. For further information, see biofabrication.ie.

 

Job Description: Bioprinted organs promise to revolutionise medicine by tackling the organ transplant shortage and providing new animal-free platforms for drug screening and discovery. Despite considerable advances in bioprinting technology, creating organs with suitable physiological relevance for implantation or drug screening applications remains challenging. This frontier research project will establish a new materials platform for organ bioprinting capable of inducing developmentally inspired behaviours. The bioprinting platform will be leveraged to accelerate the maturation of induced pluripotent stem cells, which has been a significant roadblock in the field.

 

Duties:

  • Development of dynamic hydrogels for organ bioprinting
  • Bioprinting heart organ models using induced pluripotent stem cells
  • Analysis of bioprinted tissues using advanced microscopy and molecular biology analysis techniques.

 

Essential criteria:

  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Tissue Engineering, Materials Science, or a related field
  • Expertise in hydrogel engineering
  • Expertise in stem cell culture
  • Experience with bioprinting technology
  • Demonstrable experience in both independent and collaborative research activities
  • Excellent publication record and evidence of scientific publication and dissemination of results at conferences
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English language)

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with induced pluripotent stem cell culture
  • Experience with molecular biology analysis techniques (e.g., Fluorescent microscopy, RNA sequencing)
  • Minimum two first-author publications in a relevant high-impact journal or commercial outputs (IDF, Patents, etc.).

 

Salary: Postdoctoral Researcher Point 1 €41,209 to Point 10 €53,091 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

 

 

Start date: Position is available from May 1st, 2023.  

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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 www.universityofgalway.ie/rdc 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 Dr Daly’s group, CÚRAM, and Biomedical Engineering is available at biofabrication.ie, CÚRAM, and Biomedical Engineering respectively. Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Andrew Daly.

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (PDF only) to Dr Andrew Daly andrew.daly@universityofgalway.ie

 

Please put Ref. No. University of Galway 333-22 Postdoc bioprinting in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 16/02/23

 

 

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: Thursday, 16 Feb 2023

Application: ERC-funded Postdoctoral Researcher - Organ Bioprinting

Research Assistant - Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Assistant, EcoFoodSystems Project, Ryan Institute, College of Science & Engineering, University of Galway 332-22

Research Assistant - Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Assistant

EcoFoodSystems Project

Agriculture & Bioeconomy Research Centre, Ryan Institute

College of Science & Engineering

Ref. No. University of Galway 332-22

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed-term position as a Research Assistant -Monitoring Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Assistant with the EU/IFAD-funded EcoFoodSystems project in the research group of Prof. Charles Spillane within the Agriculture & Bioeconomy Research Centre at the Ryan Institute at the University of Galway.

 This position is funded by the European Union (EU) and is available from immediately to Project contract end date of 30/09/2026.

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

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

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

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

 Job Description:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the providing expert support to Research Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning work in the overall project, under the direction of the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators, to support the design, development and implementation of high quality and robust monitoring, evaluation, learning and communication processes and systems that uphold EcoFoodSystems project reputation to generate research and innovation outcomes that are critically reflective, analytical and impactful.

Duties:

  • To support the team in establishing and implementing a robust Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning system for the EcoFoodSystems project that facilitates the project’s goals.
  • To design and conduct with EcoFoodSystems researchers baseline surveys against which research progress and impacts of the EcoFoodSystems project can be measured.
  • To support learning processes such as reflection and review processes, Theory of Change development and iteration, log frames, Activity Matrices and results frameworks.
  • Assist in design of performance plans for the project and 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 interventions.
  • Be responsible for data and research progress indicator collection, analysis and communication from all researchers and partners in the EcoFoodSystems project.
  • To help with development of M&E & learning components for new programme proposals, including M&E budgets.
  • To conduct the collation and analyses of MEL data.
  • Be willing to travel globally, including to partner countries and sites, to work with researchers, partners and stakeholders on EcoFoodSystem activities.
  • Ensure consensus amongst the EcoFoodSystems researchers and innovators towards a common MEL-C goals of the project.
  • Draft reports for funding agencies and engage in development of proposals for additional funding.
  • Keeping appropriate records as directed and in line with Funder/University policy.
  • Working closely with Professor Spillane and other members of EcoFoodSystems research team on an on-going basis to support the efficient functioning of the EcoFoodSystems project.

 The EcoFoodSystems Monitoring Evaluation Learning (MEL) Officer will be supervised by Prof. Charles Spillane.

 Qualifications/Skills required:

  •  Degree of relevance to (MEL) monitoring, evaluation and learning of research programs.
  • Professional research monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) skills, with demonstrated proficiency in relevant methodologies, tools, and techniques; professional certification in MEL is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of MEL methodologies both quantitative and qualitative.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.
  • Experience in designing and implementing MEL activities for research, innovation and scaling activities, ideally in an international development context.
  • Willingness to travel to partner countries for project activities.
  • Understanding of international agricultural research and food systems activities, needs and priorities, particularly of donors, multilateral orgs (e.g. IFAD), national systems, CGIAR system, value chains, stakeholder groups and beneficiaries.
  • Data management, data analysis and scientific/report writing skills.

 Desirable Requirements:

  •  Experience or interest on topics of relevance to the EcoFoodSystems project (e.g. food systems, scaling pathways, dietary transitions, environmental footprinting and modelling, data and policy analysis, impact pathways).
  • Experience in international agricultural or agrifood systems development arena is an advantage.
  • Experience in big data, smart cities and use of large datasets for enabling decision making by governments, companies, consumers and all stakeholders, particularly in context of developing countries.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, editing, and reporting skills.
  • Skills in data analysis and visualisation tools such as R, SPSS, Tableau etc.
  • Ability and willingness to work in and promote diverse multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environments.

 Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 Salary: Research Assistant point 1 €28,701 – point 13 €38,390 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 Start date: Position is available from 20.01.2023

 Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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 www.universityofgalway.ie/rdc 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 EcoFoodSystems project is available at www.ecofoodsystems.org

 To Apply:

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

 Please put reference number University of Galway 332-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 31st January 2023

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: Tuesday, 31 Jan 2023

Application: Research Assistant,College of Science & Engineering,University of Galway 332-22

Postdoctoral Researcher,Moore Institute,University of Galway 004-23

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

 

This position is funded by the Irish Research Council Laureate Awards and is available from 01 March 2023 to 31 August 2025

 

TPOP provides the first transnational, interdisciplinary, qualitative, and quantitative analysis of the economics of independent theatre production between 2000-2020 informed by the economic, geographic, artistic and socio-cultural conditions of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Through this research, TPOP asks if and how economic sustainability arises for independent theatre production, despite the varying challenges the sector confronts. Theatre economics set parameters for what is produced on stage, and thus, what may be analysed to produce knowledge. Yet, there is no substantive research pertaining to the economics of independent theatre production nationally or transnationally in 21st century northern Europe. The Eurozone economic crash and ongoing recessionary impact (2008), the environmental crisis and Paris Climate Agreement (2015), the consequences and implications of Brexit (2016) and most recently, the COVID-19 global pandemic (2019), have created conditions of intense turbulence economically, politically, socially, and environmentally. The conditions for imagining, producing, co-producing and touring performance in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland are thus informed by and respond to these conditions, which are local, regional, national and global. In turn, this frames the scope for creative potential, expression and encounter. TPOP is led by the question of economic sustainability for independent theatre production locally, nationally, and internationally, which includes analysis of theatre’s carbon footprint in this time of eco-crisis. However, TPOP’s novel objectives will also question what is not being produced due to economic turbulence and world events as a result of its bespoke blended methodology that includes qualitative and quantitative analysis in addition to financial data analysis, theatre production analysis, cultural economics and policy analysis.

 

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of at least one of the fields of: Contemporary Cultural Economics, Cultural and Arts Policy, Theatre Economics, and/or Theatre Policy
  • Conduct Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
  • Interpret and analyse budget-led data from theatre and arts contexts
  • Possess skills in research networking and dissemination, such as communications and marketing, especially for digital fora
  • Travel throughout the island of Ireland and Scotland for research purposes
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and collaborative working practices
  • Co-author research outputs for international peer-reviewed publications
  • Offer expertise in Irish, Northern Irish and Scottish theatre, performance and cultural production for live audiences

 

 

Duties:

  • Prepare a literature review of theatre, arts and cultural policies in Northern Europe, with a designated focus on economic policies and budgets, in collaboration with PI
  • Conduct qualitative research methods with theatre companies in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, in collaboration with PI
  • Conduct quantitative research methods at conferences, symposia and events (live and/or online) in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, in collaboration with PI
  • Analyse major economic impact of 21st century on the production and sustainability of independent theatre practice in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, in collaboration with PI.
  • Interpret, analyse and disseminate research findings through peer-reviewed publications, in collaboration with PI.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in one of the following areas: Cultural Studies, Theatre Studies, Economics, Public Policy
  • Expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Research-led publication output or plan for publication
  • Engagement with theatre, arts, and cultural practice in either/all of: Ireland, Northern Ireland or Scotland

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Communication and marketing skills, especially digital skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative working ethos
  • Ability to travel easily for research
  • Strong academic writing skills

 

Salary: €41,209 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from 01 March 2023

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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 www.universityofgalway.ie/rdc 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 research at the Moore Institute is available at https://mooreinstitute.ie/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Miriam Haughton, Drama and Theatre Studies: miriam.haughton@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 miriam.haughton@universityofgalway.ie

 

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 004-23 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 3rd February 2023

 

Interviews are planned to be held on 20th February 2023

 

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: Friday, 03 Feb 2023

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher,Moore Institute,University of Galway 004-23

Postdoctoral Researcher – ARISE Project, School of Engineering, University of Galway 003-23

Postdoctoral Researcher – ARISE Project

 School of Engineering, University of Galway

 Ref. No. University of Galway 003-23

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed-term 36-month contract position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Civil Engineering at the School of Engineering, University of Galway.  

The ARISE – Assembly and Robotics Innovation in Steel building Erection project is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) under the SFI US-Ireland R&D Partnership programme (ID: 21/US/3797). It is being carried out in collaboration with partners in the USA (New York University, The University of Texas at San Antonio) and Northern Ireland (Queen’s University Belfast).

Project Background:

Steel in construction currently accounts for over 50% of global steel use, with structural steel framing in buildings accounting for 25% of this. While structural steel is recyclable, its capacity for reuse is limited by traditional assembly methods, on site welding in particular. Recent advancements in advanced manufacturing and precision cutting technologies have led to the development of simplified intermeshed connections for steel sections which can reduce the requirement for traditional bolted and welded connections, enabling faster building erection, greater prefabrication and allowing practical disassembly. This project proposes to adapt the intermeshed steel connection method for robotic assembly and disassembly; this will include modelling and testing of the very first intermeshed column-column connection of its kind. Harnessing multidisciplinary expertise across structural engineering, computer science, robotics, sensors, and advanced manufacturing, this project will also address the future of construction sites via exploration of automated frame assembly procedures through simulation and lab-based activities.

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

 Duties:

  • Support the implementation of the project programme in association with the PIs
  • Structural design and detailing of intermeshed steel connections in frame assemblies
  • Develop and implement an experimental testing programme
  • Develop and refine non-linear finite element models of intermeshed steel connection system behaviour
  • Record, analyse and critically evaluate numerical model and experimental results.
  • Contribute to supervision and mentoring of PhD students
  • Coordinate and liaise with project partners, industry partners, colleagues and stakeholders
  • Preparation of project progress reports and research outputs for publication in international peer reviewed journals and conference
  • Carry out routine administrative tasks associated with the research project to ensure that project is completed on time and within budget; includes organisation of project meetings and documentation, risk assessment of research activities.
  • Disseminate and publicise research findings of the project as outlined in the project proposal (social media, industry and school outreach activities, workshops, webinars, etc).
  • Plan own activities within the framework of the agreed research programme.
  • Plan for the use of research resources, laboratories and workshops where appropriate.
  • Assist with project proposals and grant applications to external bodies.
  • Build internal and external contacts and participate in networks for the exchange of information, and to form relationships for future collaboration.

 Qualifications/Skills required:

 Essential criteria:

  • PhD degree in civil, structural or mechanical engineering (or a related discipline).
  • Experience in structural steel design
  • Experience in linear and non-linear finite element modelling
  • Experience in experimental testing of construction materials and structural assemblies
  • A track record of strong report writing or publications skills commensurate with stage in career, demonstrating commitment to deliver and publish results
  • Excellent communication skills, adaptability and the ability to work in a team environment and engage with industry to achieve project outputs.
  • Demonstrable experience of project management, including organisation of resources
  • Ability and willingness to organise, manage and administer dissemination of the project as and when required
  • Ability to contribute to broader management and administrative processes

  

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience in the design or analysis of hybrid steel or composite structures
  • Experience in Structure from Motion (SfM) or Digital Image Correlation (DIC) techniques.
  • A strong background in finite element analysis and mechanics.
  • Knowledge of advanced manufacturing techniques for steel cutting and fabrication.

 Salary€41,209 to €47,477 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 Start date: 1st March 2023 onwards

 Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research at University of Galway 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 www.universityofgalway.ie/rdc for further information.

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

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

 To Apply:

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

Applicants must put Ref. No. University of Galway 003-23in the subject line of the e-mail application.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5 pm on Monday 6th February 2023. 

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

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

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, 06 Feb 2023

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Engineering, University of Galway 003-23

Research Assistant/ Postdoctoral Researcher ,(University of Galway 002-23)

Research Assistant/ Postdoctoral Researcher – Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory

School of Natural Sciences

University of Galway

 

Ref. No. University of Galway 002-23

 

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position(s) as a Research Assistant/ Postdoctoral Researcher with the Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory at the University of Galway.

 

The position(s) is funded by the H2020 programme (PAT4Nano, Grant Agreement 862453) and is available from 1st February 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter, until 31st October 2023.

 

The Project:

PAT4Nano offers an integrated, end user-driven, approach to develop and deploy different, yet complementary particle size measurement technologies for in- and online real-time monitoring. These will quantify particle size distribution and chemical composition in nanosuspensions.  With the consortium end user partners (Agfa-Gevaert, Janssen Pharmaceutica, and Johnson Matthey), PAT4Nano will focus on applications in pharmaceuticals, inks/pigments, and materials for catalysis, batteries, and glass manufacture. Continuous, rapid, and reliable real-time data from PAT4Nano tools will provide more comprehensive process information than current offline measurements enabling manufacturers to obtain insights into the fundamental dynamics of nanoparticle-based processes. Furthermore, this information can enable continuous process feedback, opening new opportunities to implement real-time process control and feed-forward loops to correct for process variances, leading to better end product consistency and higher process efficiencies.  Multi-PAT solutions, where several complementary measurement methods are combined, together with advanced data processing, will further enhance capability by increasing the information that can be extracted from measurements, extending the application range further. PAT4Nano solutions will improve process control and efficiency, and the quality of nanosuspension products. 

See more on:  www.pat4nano.com and www.universityofgalway.ie/nanoscale/

 

Job Description:

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

 

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

 

Research

  • Undertake Raman and DLS measurements of inorganic and organic nanosuspensions.
  • Undertake experimental methods to validate the novel PAT4Nano analytical methods and instrumentation being developed.
  • Where appropriate help develop prototype instrumentation for online Raman measurements.
  • Support the PI on liaising and reporting to the EU Project Officer which includes preparation of periodic scientific and financial reports.
  • Deliver presentations and undertake outreach activities relevant to PAT4Nano as required by the PI for the successful delivery of the project.
  • Assist in the management of the NBL laboratory facilities being used for PAT4Nano.
  • Maintain and record all experimental data related to the project on a secure backup system.  All experimental methodologies should be documented in paper lab notebooks or electronic lab notebooks or reference made to their location. 
  • Undertake any other activities relevant to the PAT4Nano project as directed by the PI.
  • At Postdoctoral Resarcher level, the successful candidate is expected to: define research objectives and carry out original and significant research that advances the Raman based analytical methodology; develop methods and techniques that add to the intellectual understanding of the methodology (i.e. undertake mIe modelling); and decide on research activities in collaboration with colleagues.

 

Research Administration/Management

  • To complete the administrative work to support the programme of research.
  • To carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.
  • Manage own personal and research resources (including where required, laboratories, and specialist equipment) appropriately.
  • Keep records as directed and in line with Funder/University policy as appropriate.
  • Know the legal requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality data protection requirements.
  • At Postdoctoral Resarcher level, the successful candidate is expected: to help manage the PAT4Nano research project; support the Principal Investigator and research group in the design and development of the research programme; to complete administrative and management work associated with your programme of research; to identify potential funding sources and to prepare and write bids for funding proposals;  to contribute and support the development of research grant funding applications; to co-ordinate the work of research team; to organise and conduct meetings with research team to clarify objectives, develop work plans/timetables for research team and communicate progress; to develop and implement quality assurance measures

 

Dissemination

  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g., to bodies supervising research; conferences, steering groups; other team members, as agreed with the PI.
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research with the support of and under the supervision of your Principal Investigator.
    • Write up results from own research activity.
    • Publish on a regular basis.
    • Assess research findings for the need/scope for further investigations / commercial exploitation.
    • Translate knowledge of advances in the subject area into research activity.
    • Contribute to the research project’s dissemination in whatever form - report, papers, chapters, book.
    • Attend and network at relevant conferences and PAT4Nano meetings as appropriate.

 

Research Supervision and Teaching & Training

  • Mentor and assist, as appropriate and as directed, the research graduate students in the NBL.
  • At Postdoctoral Resarcher level, 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.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by your Principal Investigator, your School or Institute, or the University.

 

Other

  • Where appropriate, work with PI to register patents to protect intellectual property.
  • Participate in internal / external networks for the exchange of information and to form relationships for future research collaboration.
  • Engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of your research group, School and Institute.
  • May contribute to the College/School/Research Unit through, for example, participating in promotion activity such as student Open Days, career days, or contribute to public events such as science week etc.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

The position will require an individual with strong background in electronic engineering, electromagnetic device prototyping and testing. The successful candidate will work closely with academic and industrial partners to evaluate the efficacy of the proposed analytical techniques.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Honours M.Sc. degree in Chemistry, Physics, or an equivalent discipline
  • Proven experimental experience in the use of particle sizing techniques and/or Raman spectroscopy. 
  • Experience in the analysis of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English language).
    • Track record in a research and development environment.
    • Track record of publishing in analytical science or instrumentation journals.
    • Clear evidence of good interpersonal skills.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • PhD in Chemistry/Physics (or related discipline) or 6 years relevant research/industry experience post qualification
  • Experience in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience in the presenting of research findings to technical / non-technical audiences.
  • Experience in the analysis of inorganic or organic nanoparticles.
  • Experience in the development of optical instrumentation.
  • Mobility in EU countries to attend meetings and seminars.
  • Experience in physics, optics, or chemistry with a focus on spectroscopic instrumentation.

 

Salary:

  • Research Assistant €28,701 - €38,390 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts
  • Postdoctoral Researcher €41,209 – €50,189 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts

Public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply.

 

Start date: Position is available from February 1st, 2023.

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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 www.universityofgalway.ie/rdc 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 Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory is available at www.universityofgalway.ie/nanoscale/ .

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Alan Ryder, alan.ryder@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 Alan Ryder, alan.ryder@universityofgalway.ie   

Please put reference number University of Galway 002-23 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, 7th February 2023.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Closing Date: Tuesday, 07 Feb 2023

Application: Research Assistant/ Postdoctoral Researcher, (university of Galway 002-23)

Research Assistant in X-Ray CT-Imaging,Ryan Institute(University of Galway 336-22)

Research Assistant in X-Ray CT-Imaging

School of Geography, Archaeology, and Celtic Studies, , Ryan Institute

Ref. No.  University of Galway 336-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 0.8 FTE, fixed term, 35 months position as a Research Assistant with the School of Geography at the University of Galway and the Ryan Institute.

 

This position is funded by SFI. The term of contract is for a period of 35 months from the day of appointment.

 

Job Description:

 

The University of Galway seeks a highly motivated, high-potential applicant for a position as a Research Assistant in X-Ray CT-Imaging to work within the research project: SiTrAc: Signal Tracking of Arctic Climate Change.

 

The successful candidate will support Project SiTrAc. This project pioneers a novel cross disciplinary approach to develop and apply indirect measures of climate (i.e., proxies) to assess past Arctic climate variability, stability, and its sensitivity to climate forcing. These will provide the critical basis to resolve existing climate debates on the stability of our climate system, which crucially we do not fully understand. Specifically in this project, the research assistant will support method development in microCT scanning and image analysis of foraminifera (e.g., marine calcifying plankton). Analysis will be performed on a ZEISS Xradia VERSA 620 at the University of Galway.

 

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

 

  • Optimize sample introduction procedures of specimen (150-200µm)
  • Evaluate three-dimensional volumes (e.g., test surface area, volume of chambers, linear dimensions including length, width, height)
  • Create 3D models of the internal cavities
  • Perform shell porosity measurements of the inner test wall (e.g., pore density and pore size)
  • Create mineral density distribution measurements and grey level histograms for each specimen.
  • Develop custom evaluation scripts to streamline image analysis.
  • Prepare Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs) on image acquisition and analysis.
  • Support and train all SiTrAc team members in X-Ray CT-Imaging.
  • Support microscopy and sample processing of SiTrAc team members.
  • Report results to team members in a professional manner and write technical reports
  • Participate in public outreach.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

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

 

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

  • BSc in STEM 
  • Knowledge/Experience in general imaging/microscopy techniques
  • Knowledge/Experience in image analysis.
  • High degree of computer literacy, data manipulation, and statistical analysis (e.g. Microsoft Office, R, Matlab, etc.)

 

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

  • MSc in STEM using X-Ray CT-Imaging
  • Demonstrated background in X-Ray CT method development and image analysis.
  • Knowledge/Experience in developing custom evaluation scripts for the analysis of X-Ray CT images
  • Proven ability to work independently and proactively
    • Experience in organizing and participating in research activities (presenting results at team meetings, producing technical reports) and communication skills (training of team members, outreach, etc.)

 

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

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €28,701 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

 

Start date: Position is available from February 2023

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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 www.universityofgalway.ie/rdc 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 Geography is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/geography/

 

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

 

NB: Gárda vetting is not a requirement for this post (as appropriate to Child Protection Policy)

 

 

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number University of Galway 336-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 3rd February 2023

 

 

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: Friday, 03 Feb 2023

Application: Research Assistant, Ryan Institute, (University of Galway 336-22)

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Researcher Post on Change Processes and Positive Health and Ageing in Place – HOMeAGE, University of Galway 339-22

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Researcher Post on Change Processes and Positive Health and Ageing in Place –HOMeAGE

Ref. No. University of Galway 339-22

Applications are invited from suitable qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position (36 months) as a Doctoral Researcher (DR) at the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (ICSG) in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics and based within the Institute for Lifecourse & Society, University of Galway. This position is one of 12 doctoral researchers being recruited as a part of a European-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network (DN) on Advancing Research and Training on Ageing, Place and Home – ‘HOMeAGE’. The successful applicant will be registered for a PhD at the University of Galway, and will work on the topic of Change processes, social connectedness and positive health in place with Professor Kieran Walsh (ICSG) and Stephen O’Neill, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), in collaboration with Chris Ryan, Department of Health (DoH); Only applicants who have not been resident in Ireland for more than 12 months in the three years preceding the start date are eligible for this post.

 

About HOMeAGE

HOMeAGE involves a nine-country collaboration between leading research units, major intergovernmental organisations, international civil society actors and governmental and non- governmental organisations. HOMeAGE aims to institute an interdisciplinary, intersectoral, and international programme of doctoral training and research that drives the development of new leaders in excellence for the advancement of evidence-based innovation on ageing in place. HOMeAGE will address the three interconnected challenges of (1) needs and systems, (2) home and belonging and (3) rights and voice. The 12 Doctoral Researchers will be hosted across the network, and in addition to conducting an original research study they will participate in a 36-month network-wide training program, public engagement activities and collaboration with network members through short-term secondments in European intersectoral partner organisations.

 

About the post and the research project

This full-time post will be available, subject to funding, from September 2023 and offered on a fixed- term 36-month contract. This post benefits from a highly competitive and attractive salary, plus mobility and family allowances as applicable. Working as a part of the Home and Belonging work package, the successful applicant will complete a research project on: Change processes, social connectedness and positive health in place. The objective of this research project is to investigate: (1) how environmental change (population; development; housing) intersects with personal life changes to influence place belonging for diverse groups; (2) how these processes link to, and how individual and community-level place-making actions (including housing/care options) foster, positive health. It is expected that this project will involve mixed methods, but with a strong emphasis on quantitative techniques, and consideration of spatial patterns and service regions, including the new Regional

 

Health Areas within Ireland. The successful applicant will complete two 4-month secondments. The first will take place in Germany with the division on Interdisciplinary Ageing Research (IAW) which will expose the researcher to theories concerning self and identity in later life. The second with the Department of Health which will target learning on public health policy and positive ageing in supporting ageing in place. Expected outputs will include peer-review academic papers, and two policy briefs. More information on this and other HOMeAGE projects can be found at: www.icsg.ie/homeage.

  

About the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (ICSG)

 The ICSG, which is affiliated with the Discipline of Economics at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics and located within the Institute for Lifecourse and Society, is an interdisciplinary, internationally recognised, research centre, with an extensive track record in producing impactful and applied scholarship. With a view to informing a holistic understanding of later life in public policy, the ICSG conducts research on ageing and the life course that responds to gaps in scientific knowledge, policy and practice, while promoting the diversity of ageing experiences. The work of the ICSG is particularly focused on supporting the voice of marginalised groups of the older population, and integrating these perspectives into research and public policy design and development. Directed by Professor Kieran Walsh, and comprising of academic faculty, senior, post-doctoral and doctoral researchers, and strategic support staff, ICSG conducts research in the areas of place and community, social exclusion and inequality, work and retirement, dementia, and infrastructures of care. See www.icsg.ie for more information on our work.

 

Position Duties

We are seeking to hire a motivated and committed doctoral researcher with a strong interest in conducting original research on ageing and place. The successful applicant will:

  • Complete 30 ECTS of taught modules as required for the Structured PhD Programme at the University of Galway;
  • Complete a research proposal for the work package, containing research objectives, description of research, methodology, proposed completion timeframe, originality of contribution and societal impact;
  • Complete an original research project on the topic of Change processes, social connectedness and positive health in place;
  • Participate in network-wide training events in the course of the project and complete any additional training required to successfully carry out the research proposal;
  • Adhere to and develop materials for HOMeAGE reporting and personal training requirements (e.g. Personal Career Development Plan; annual summaries of research findings; Impact Action Plan for societal impact);
  • Prepare and disseminate research findings, in academic journals and for relevant stakeholders;
  • Prepare regular research updates for the HOMeAGE website and social media accounts;
    • Prepare a manuscript for submission as a PhD thesis in accordance with the policies and procedures of the University of Galway;
    • Work with the PI in preparing funding proposals related to the DR’s area of research.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Candidates will be required to meet the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Researcher eligibility criteria (https://marie-sklodowska-curie-actions.ec.europa.eu/), and criteria specific to this project.

 

Requirements:

  • At the time of application, applicants must not have resided in the (host country) Ireland for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the appointment;
  • A Master’s degree and excellent track record of academic achievement;
    • Demonstrable experience of conducting quantitative research, particularly in the areas of secondary data analysis using statistical software package (e.g. Stata; R);
    • Evidence of the capacity to conduct qualitative research is desirable;
    • Excellent online literature searching and retrieval skills;
    • Have excellent communications skills in English both written and verbal;
    • Ability to and commitment to producing scientific outputs for publication in peer reviewed journals;
    • Evidence of ability to work independently and collaboratively within an internationally diverse team;
      • Highly motivated, with excellent organisation skills and with strong attention to detail and quality;
      • Are willing to travel to attend secondments, training and academic events.

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: €35,836.82 per annum plus mobility and family allowances as applicable and in line with the EC rules for Marie Sklodowska Curie Doctoral Networks 2021.

Start date: This position is funded by Horizon Europe under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Doctoral Network programme and is available from 1st September 2023 to contract end date.

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.

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

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post

To Apply: See recruitment guide here and for informal enquiries please contact to Professor Kieran Walsh at kieran.walsh@universityofgalway.ie

 

To apply for this post, applicants are asked for the following:

  • Completed application form;
  • Motivation letter (indicating why you wish to conduct this research project and why you believe you would successfully be able to complete this project);
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Certified transcripts of results of Masters’ degree in relevant discipline;
  • Evidence of IELTS or TOEFL scores for non-native English speakers may be required;
  • Evidence of any research/teaching experience; policy and practice experience in a related area; demonstrable teamwork skills;
  • 2,000 word research proposal in the following format:

 

Proposal format (not to exceed 2,000 words)

  1. 1.         Background to the research proposal, objectives and main research question

Suggested word count: 600 words.

  1. 2.         Methodology and proposed timeline for completion of research

Suggested word count: 1000 words.

  1. 3.         Original contribution to knowledge of the proposed research (including potential for broader societal impact)

Suggested word count: 400 words.

  1. 4.        Literature references (in author/date format)

Max. 20 references (not included in word count)

 

Applications should be sent, via e-mail (PDF only) to HOMeAGE@universityofgalway.ie with reference number University of Galway 339-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

The deadline for applications is 5.00 pm 17th February 2023

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, 17 Feb 2023

Application: Doctoral Researcher, ICSG, University of Galway 339-22

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Researcher Post on Rurality, Rights and Sustainability and Ageing in Place Policy –HOMeAGE, University of Galway 340-22

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Researcher Post on Rurality, Rights and Sustainability and Ageing in Place Policy –HOMeAGE, University of Galway 340-22

Applications are invited from suitable qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position (36 months) as a Doctoral Researcher (DR) at the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (ICSG) in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics and based within the Institute for Lifecourse & Society, University of Galway. This position is one of 12 doctoral researchers being recruited as a part of a European-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network (DN) on Advancing Research and Training on Ageing, Place and Home – ‘HOMeAGE’. The successful applicant will be registered for a PhD at the University of Galway, and will work on the topic of Rurality, rights and sustainability in home care and ageing in place policy with Professor Kieran Walsh and Dr Marie Mahon (University of Galway) in collaboration with Mr Nat O'Connor (Age Action). Only applicants who have not been resident in Ireland for more than 12 months in the three years preceding the start date are eligible for this post.

About HOMeAGE HOMeAGE involves a nine-country collaboration between leading research units, major intergovernmental organisations, international civil society actors and governmental and non-governmental organisations. HOMeAGE aims to institute an interdisciplinary, intersectoral, and international programme of doctoral training and research that drives the development of new leaders in excellence for the advancement of evidence-based innovation on ageing in place. HOMeAGE will address the three interconnected challenges of (1) needs and systems, (2) home and belonging and (3) rights and voice. The 12 Doctoral Researchers will be hosted across the network, and in addition to conducting an original research study they will participate in a 36-month network-wide training program, public engagement activities and collaboration with network members through short-term secondments in European intersectoral partner organisations.

About the post and the research project

This full-time post will be available, subject to funding, from September 2023 and offered on a fixed-term 36-month contract. This post benefits from a highly competitive and attractive salary, plus mobility and family allowances as applicable. Working as a part of the Rights and Voice work package, the successful applicant will complete a research project on: Rurality, rights and sustainability in home care and ageing in place policy. The objectives of this research will be to examine (1) the representation of ‘rurality’ and needs in ageing in place, homecare and Covid-19 policies for heterogeneous rural dwellers; (2) to examine European patterns of homecare access in rural sites, charting potential rights violations and inequalities; (3) to examine the lived experience of homecare for diverse groups (gender; new-comer/native residents; ethnicity; class) in 2-3 international rural sites, and responses to address needs during Covid-19.

It is expected that this project will involve mixed methods, including qualitative, but also quantitative dimensions. The successful applicant will complete two 4-month secondments. The first will take place in Belgium with Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Prof. Liesbeth De Donder) and will provide learning on social anthropology theory and methods relevant to ageing in place. The second with Age Action Ireland will expose the researcher to public health and policy translation techniques. Expected outputs will include peer-review academic papers, and two policy briefs. More information on this and other HOMeAGE projects can be found at: www.icsg.ie/homeage.

About the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (ICSG)

The ICSG, which is affiliated with the Discipline of Economics at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics and located within the Institute for Lifecourse and Society, is an interdisciplinary, internationally recognised, research centre, with an extensive track record in producing impactful and applied scholarship. With a view to informing a holistic understanding of later life in public policy, the ICSG conducts research on ageing and the life course that responds to gaps in scientific knowledge, policy and practice, while promoting the diversity of ageing experiences. The work of the ICSG is particularly focused on supporting the voice of marginalised groups of the older population, and integrating these perspectives into research and public policy design and development. Directed by Professor Kieran Walsh, and comprising of academic faculty, senior, post-doctoral and doctoral researchers, and strategic support staff, ICSG conducts research in the areas of place and community, social exclusion and inequality, work and retirement, dementia, and infrastructures of care. See www.icsg.ie for more information on our work.

Position Duties

We are seeking to hire a motivated and committed doctoral researcher with a strong interest in conducting original research on ageing and place. The successful applicant will:

  • Complete 30 ECTS of taught modules as required for the Structured PhD Programme at the University of Galway;
  • Complete a research proposal for the work package, containing research objectives, description of research, methodology, proposed completion timeframe, originality of contribution and societal impact;
  • Complete an original research project on the topic of rurality, rights and sustainability in home care and ageing in place policy;
  • Participate in network-wide training events in the course of the project and complete any additional training required to successfully carry out the research proposal;
  • Adhere to and develop materials for HOMeAGE reporting and personal training requirements (e.g. Personal Career Development Plan; annual summaries of research findings; Impact Action Plan for societal impact);
  • Prepare and disseminate research findings, in academic journals and for relevant stakeholders;
  • Prepare regular research updates for the HOMeAGE website and social media accounts;
  • Prepare a manuscript for submission as a PhD thesis in accordance with the policies and procedures of the University of Galway;
  • Work with the PI in preparing funding proposals related to the DR’s area of research.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Candidates will be required to meet the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Researcher eligibility criteria (https://marie-sklodowska-curie-actions.ec.europa.eu/), and criteria specific to this project.

Requirements:

  • At the time of application, applicants must not have resided in the (host country) Ireland for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the appointment;
  • A Master’s degree (high honours standard) and an excellent track record of academic achievement;
  • Demonstrable experience of conducting mixed-method research is desirable, with a strong knowledge of case-study approaches (with qualitative methods), secondary analysis (e.g. using STATA; R), and critical discourse analysis is particularly welcomed.
  • Excellent online literature searching and retrieval skills.
  • Have excellent communications skills in English both written and verbal;
  • Ability to and commitment to producing scientific outputs for publication in peer reviewed journals;
  •  Evidence of ability to work independently and collaboratively within an internationally diverse research team;
  • Highly motivated, with excellent organisation skills and with strong attention to detail and quality.
  • Willing to travel to attend secondments, training and academic events.

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: €35,836.82 per annum plus mobility and family allowances as applicable and in line with the EC rules for Marie Sklodowska Curie Doctoral Networks 2021.

Start date: This position is funded by Horizon Europe under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Doctoral Network programme and is available from 1st September 2023 to contract end date.

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.

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

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post

To Apply: See recruitment guide here and for informal enquiries please contact to Professor Kieran Walsh at kieran.walsh@universityofgalway.ie

To apply for this post, applicants are asked for the following:

  • Completed application form;
  • Motivation letter (indicating why you wish to conduct this research project and why you believe you would successfully be able to complete this project);
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Certified transcripts of results of Masters’ degree in relevant discipline.
  • Evidence of IELTS or TOEFL scores for non-native English speakers may be required.
  • Evidence of any research/teaching experience; policy and practice experience in a related area; demonstrable teamwork skills.
  • 2,000 word research proposal in the following format:

Proposal format (not to exceed 2,000 words)

1. Background to the research proposal, objectives and main research question

Suggested word count: 600 words.

2. Methodology and proposed timeline for completion of research

Suggested word count: 1000 words.

3. Original contribution to knowledge of the proposed research (including potential for broader societal impact)

Suggested word count: 400 words.

4. Literature references (in author/date format)

Max. 20 references (not included in word count)

Applications should be sent, via e-mail (PDF only) to HOMeAGE@universityofgalway.ie with reference number University of Galway 340-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

The deadline for applications is 5.00pm 17th February 2023

The University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

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

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Researcher Post on Rurality, Rights and

 

 Sustainability and Ageing in Place Policy –HOMeAGE–

 

Ref. No. University of Galway 340-22

 

Applications are invited from suitable qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position (36 months) as a Doctoral Researcher (DR) at the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (ICSG) in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics and based within the Institute for Lifecourse & Society, University of Galway. This position is one of 12 doctoral researchers being recruited as a part of a European-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network (DN) on Advancing Research and Training on Ageing, Place and Home – ‘HOMeAGE’. The successful applicant will be registered for a PhD at the University of Galway, and will work on the topic of Rurality, rights and sustainability in home care and ageing in place policy with Professor Kieran Walsh and Dr Marie Mahon (University of Galway) in collaboration with Mr Nat O'Connor (Age Action). Only applicants who have not been resident in Ireland for more than 12 months in the three years preceding the start date are eligible for this post.

 

About HOMeAGE

 

HOMeAGE involves a nine-country collaboration between leading research units, major intergovernmental organisations, international civil society actors and governmental and non- governmental organisations. HOMeAGE aims to institute an interdisciplinary, intersectoral, and international programme of doctoral training and research that drives the development of new leaders in excellence for the advancement of evidence-based innovation on ageing in place. HOMeAGE will address the three interconnected challenges of (1) needs and systems, (2) home and belonging and(3) rights and voice. The 12 Doctoral Researchers will be hosted across the network, and in addition to conducting an original research study they will participate in a 36-month network-wide training program, public engagement activities and collaboration with network members through short-term secondments in European intersectoral partnerorganisations.

About the post and the research project

This full-time post will be available, subject to funding, from September 2023 and offered on afixed- term 36-month contract. This post benefits from a highly competitive and attractive salary, plus mobility and family allowances as applicable. Working as a part of the Rights and Voice work package, the successful applicant will complete a research project on: Rurality, rights and sustainability in home care and ageing in place policy. The objectives of this research will be to examine (1) the representation of ‘rurality’ and needs in ageing in place, homecare and Covid-19 policies for heterogeneous rural dwellers; (2) to examine European patterns of homecare access in rural sites, charting potential rights violations and inequalities; (3) to examine the lived experience of homecarefordiversegroups(gender;new-comer/nativeresidents;ethnicity;class)in2-3international rural sites, and responses to address needs duringCovid-19.


It is expected that this project will involve mixed methods, including qualitative, but also quantitative dimensions.Thesuccessfulapplicantwillcompletetwo4-monthsecondments.Thefirstwilltakeplace in Belgium with Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Prof. Liesbeth De Donder) and will provide learning on social anthropology theory and methods relevant to ageing in place. The second with Age Action Irelandwillexposetheresearchertopublichealth andpolicytranslationtechniques.Expectedoutputs will include peer-review academic papers, and two policy briefs. More information on this and other HOMeAGE projects can be found at:www.icsg.ie/homeage.

 

 

 

About the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (ICSG)

 

TheICSG,whichisaffiliatedwiththeDisciplineofEconomicsattheJ.E.CairnesSchoolofBusiness and Economics and located within the Institute for Lifecourse and Society, is an interdisciplinary, internationally recognised, research centre, with an extensive track record in producing impactful and applied scholarship. With a view to informing a holistic understanding of later life in public policy, theICSGconductsresearchonageingandthelifecoursethatrespondstogapsinscientificknowledge, policy and practice, while promoting the diversity of ageing experiences. The work of the ICSG is particularly focused on supporting the voice of marginalised groups of the older population, and integrating these perspectives into research and public policy design and development. Directed by Professor Kieran Walsh, and comprising of academic faculty, senior, post-doctoral and doctoral researchers, and strategic support staff, ICSG conducts research in the areas of place and community, social exclusion and inequality, work and retirement, dementia, and infrastructures of care. See www.icsg.iefor more information on ourwork.

 

Position Duties

We are seeking to hire a motivated and committed doctoral researcher with a strong interest in conducting original research on ageing and place. The successful applicant will:

·         Complete 30 ECTS of taught modules as required for the Structured PhD Programme atthe University ofGalway;

·         Complete a research proposal for the work package, containing research objectives, description of research, methodology, proposed completion timeframe, originality of contribution and societalimpact;

·         Complete an original research project on the topic of rurality, rights and sustainabilityin home care and ageing in placepolicy;

·         Participate in network-wide training events in the course of the project and complete any additional training required to successfully carry out the researchproposal;

·         Adhere to and develop materials for HOMeAGE reporting and personal training requirements (e.g. Personal Career Development Plan; annual summaries of research findings; Impact Action Plan for societalimpact);

·         Prepare and disseminate research findings, in academic journals and for relevant stakeholders;

·         Prepare regular research updates for the HOMeAGE website and social mediaaccounts;

·         Prepare a manuscript for submission as a PhD thesis in accordance with the policies and procedures of the University ofGalway;

·         Work with the PI in preparing funding proposals related to the DR’s area ofresearch.


Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Candidates will be required to meet the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Researcher eligibility criteria (https://marie-sklodowska-curie-actions.ec.europa.eu/), and criteria specific to this project.

Requirements:

·         At the time of application, applicants must not have resided in the (host country) Ireland for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before theappointment;

·         A Master’s degree (high honours standard) and an excellent track record of academic achievement;

·        Demonstrable experience of conducting mixed-method research is desirable, with a strong knowledgeofcase-studyapproaches(withqualitativemethods),secondaryanalysis(e.g.using STATA; R), and critical discourse analysis is particularlywelcomed.

·         Excellent online literature searching and retrievalskills.

·         Have excellent communications skills in English both written andverbal;

·         Ability to and commitment to producing scientific outputs for publication in peer reviewed journals;

·         Evidenceofabilitytoworkindependentlyandcollaborativelywithinaninternationallydiverse researchteam;

·         Highly motivated, with excellent organisation skills and with strong attention to detail and quality.

·         Willing to travel to attend secondments, training and academicevents.

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: €35,836.82 per annum plus mobility and family allowances as applicable and in line with the EC rules for Marie Sklodowska Curie Doctoral Networks 2021.

Start date: This position is funded by Horizon Europe under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Doctoral Network programme and is available from 1st September 2023 to contract end date.

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

ResearchersattheUniversityofGalwayareencouragedtoavailofarangeoftraininganddevelopment opportunities designed to support their personal career developmentplans.

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

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post

To Apply: See recruitment guide hereand for informal enquiries please contact to Professor Kieran Walsh at kieran.walsh@universityofgalway.ie

 

To apply for this post, applicants are asked for the following:

·         Completed applicationform;

·         Motivation letter (indicating why you wish to conduct this research projectand why you believe you would successfully be able to complete thisproject);

·         CurriculumVitae;

·         Certified transcripts of results of Masters’ degree in relevantdiscipline.

·         Evidence of IELTS or TOEFL scores for non-native English speakers may berequired.


·         Evidence of any research/teaching experience; policy and practice experience in arelated area; demonstrable teamworkskills.

·         2,000 word research proposal in the followingformat:

 

Proposal format (not to exceed 2,000 words)

1.         Background to the research proposal, objectives and main researchquestion

Suggested word count: 600 words.

2.         Methodology and proposed timeline for completion ofresearch

Suggested word count: 1000 words.

3.         Original contribution to knowledge of the proposed research (including potential for broader societalimpact)

Suggested word count: 400 words.

4.        Literature references (in author/dateformat)

Max. 20 references (not included in word count)

 

Applications should be sent, via e-mail (PDF only) to HOMeAGE@universityofgalway.iewith reference number University of Galway 340-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

The deadline for applications is 5.00pm 17th February 2023

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, 17 Feb 2023

Application: Doctoral Researcher, ICSG, University of Galway 340-22

Postdoctoral Researcher (x2) - Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, College of Science and Engineering (University of Galway 001-23)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for two full-time, fixed-term, 18-month and 12-month contract Postdoctoral researcher positions in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, College of Science and Engineering at University of Galway.

These positions are funded by  the EU Commission Recovery and Resilience Facility under the Science Foundation Ireland Future Digital Challenge and are available from earliest possible start date February 2023. The postdoctoral fellows will be working with Dr Bharat B Tripathi (University of Galway) and Professor Michael Gilchrist (University College Dublin).

 

Keywords:Machine learning, Physics Informed Neural Networks, Finite Element Modelling, Traumatic Brain Injury, Nonlinear Elasticity, Viscoelasticity.

 

Project Description:

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a silent epidemic and is a major cause of death and disability worldwide. Still, the primary biomechanics of common direct impact injuries is unclear.  TBIs are mostly characterized using head motion data and are further complemented with sophisticated finite element computer simulations of brain deformation caused by the corresponding head motion.

 

Physics Informed Neural Networks (PINNs) have shown promising results in computational modelling of partial differential equations and are at early stages of development. The aim of this project is to develop a PINNs-based model to predict brain deformation using the head kinematics, or a Digital Twin of the existing mechanical model used to the predict the brain deformation, using the University College Dublin Brain Trauma Model (UCDBTM).

 

This research will be conducted using equipment, technical expertise, office, and research space within the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, at University of Galway, in collaboration with the School of Engineering, the School of Physics, and ICHEC, the Irish Centre for High-End Computing and University College Dublin.

 

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Develop the optimal PINN architecture based on the underlying fundamental governing equations;
  • Perform finite element simulations using the UCDBTM to validate the machine learning model;
  • Publish research results in reputed international scientific journals;
  • Actively participate in international conferences and meetings;
  • Communicate and promote the main results in lay terms through press releases and outreach activities;
  • Carry out any administrative work associated with the program of research;
  • Engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the research group;
  • Contribute to the school’s teaching, supervising, and tutoring where appropriate, provided it does not adversely impact the primary research role;
  • Engage in professional development opportunities to develop transferable skills, career, and reputation.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline (Solid Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or closely related field);
  • Have a proven publication record in the relevant field (like computational physics/wave phenomena/hyperelasticity, etc.);
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Have proven independent initiative and ability to work in a collaborative environment;
  • Be highly motivated and passionate about advancing the field of PINNs and traumatic brain injury research.
  • Be proficient in Python and Finite Element analysis using Abaqus

 

Desirable Requirements (ideally, successful candidates will have experience in at least one of the following topics):

  • Machine learning or Deep Learning using Tensorflow;
  • Wave propagation in soft solids;
  • Experiments (rheometry, imaging, etc.)

 

Salary: Postdoctoral Researcher Scale Point 1 to point 2, currently€41,208to€41,785 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: This position is available from earliest possible start date February 2023.

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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 www.universityofgalway.ie/rdc 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 Bharat B Tripathi (bharat.tripathi@universityofgalway.ie). Please use the subject “Postdoctoral application University of Galway 001-23”.

 

To Apply: Applications to include (1) two-page CV; (2) list of first-author publications with DOIs; (3) contact details of three referees, should be sent, via e-mail (in one PDF only) to bharat.tripathi@universityofgalway.ie.

Please put reference number University of Galway 001-23 in the subject line of the e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish time) Wednesday, February 1st 2023.

 

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: Wednesday, 01 Feb 2023

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher (x2) - Applied Mathematics (University of Galway 001-23)

Research Assistant, BTIS Project, School of Engineering, ( University of Galway 006-23)

RESEARCH ASSISTANTBTIS Project, Timber Engineering 

TIMBER ENGINEERING RESEARCH GROUP, SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, University of Galway 

Ref. No. University of Galway 006-23 

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed-term, 12-month contract position as a Research Assistant with the Timber Engineering Research Group at the University of Galway. 

 

This position is funded by the Forestry Division of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marineand is available from 1st of February 2023 to contract end date of 31st January 2024.  

 

Background: 

The use of timber under applications subjected to tension loads is becoming more important, e.g. for glulam applications. In the absence of tension strength grades, it is possible to estimate tension strength values for all softwoods in Europe from bending strength grades using the equation in the European standard EN384. This project will specifically investigate the relationship between the bending and tension properties of Irish-grown spruce. 

 

Project Description: 

The BTIS Project is a project with the Timber Engineering Research Group at the University of Galway. A representative sample of boards will be groupedusing a non-destructive assessment to create pairs of similar quality prior to determining the modulus of elasticity and strength under bending and tension tests. The results will enable to establish the relationship between the tension and bending properties, particularly strength. Other secondary wood properties such as compression strength in parallel and perpendicular to the grain will also be investigated. The results will propose a new equation with the aim of revising the current equation in EN384 to estimate tension strength values from bending strength values.  

 

Job Description: 

The successful candidate’s dutieswill include: 

  • Experimental destructive characterisation of structural properties of Irish-grown spruce 

  • Non-destructive assessment of structural properties of Irish-grown spruce 

  • Analysis and development of statistical models  

  • Preparation of project reports and dissemination of outputs and activities. 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

 

Essential Requirements:  

  • Degree or equivalent work experience in Structural or Civil Engineering, Wood Science, Forestry or a related discipline. 

  • Experience of experimental characterisation of mechanical/physical properties of engineering materials. 

  • Experience of data manipulation, analysis and management. 

  • Demonstrable project management skills. 

  • Good publication track record. 

  • Fluent in spoken and written English. 

 

 

Desirable Requirements:  

  • Knowledge of standardisation processes, and especially timber grading 

  • Knowledge of non-destructive techniques for wood properties assessment 

  • Experience in laboratory testing and wood working machinery 

  • Experience and capability in statistical analysis 

  • Previous research experience 

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post  

 

Salary: €28,701 to38,390 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).  

 

Start date: Position is available from 1stFebruary2023 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: 

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 www.universityofgalway.ie/rdc 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 Timber Engineering Research Group is available at www.universityofgalway.ie/terg. 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. David Gil-Morenovia email at: david.gil-moreno@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. David Gil-Moreno: david.gil-moreno@universityofgalway.ie  

 

Please put reference numberUniversity of Galway006-23 in subject line of e-mail application. 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 27th January 2023 

 

Interviews are planned to be held on 31st January 2023 

 

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

 

The University of Galway is an equalopportunitiesemployer. 

 

Allpositionsarerecruited in line withOpen, Transparent, Merit (OTM) andCompetencybasedrecruitment  

 

Closing Date: Friday, 27 Jan 2023

Application: Research Assistant, BTIS Project ( University of Galway 006-23)

Research Assistant, School of Nursing & Midwifery,(University of Galway 008-23)

Research Assistant 

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY 

Ref. No. University of Galway 008-23 

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for apart-time (0.5FTE) fixed-termposition as a research assistant with the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Galway. 

 

This6-month position is funded by the School of Nursing and Midwiferyand is available from February 13th to contract end date of August 12th2023. 

 

Job description  

The successful candidate will be involved intwo scoping reviews, anevaluation of a bespoke pilot nursing education programme and preparatory work for a digital health project.All of the projects involveinternational collaborations with oncology healthcare professionals. The successful candidate will be required to take an active role in all aspects of theprojects. The successful candidate will need excellent communication, research and people skills. 

 

Main Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Assist the PI to conduct the research activities within the scope of thefourabove mentionedprojects  

  • Undertake a variety of independent research activities including data entry, statistical and qualitative analysis and write-up of results   

  • Search, review, and summarize relevant literature for publications and reports as required 

  • Ensure timely completion of all research activities 

  • Assist in the writing up of papers for publication 

  • Record minutes of research meetings as required and circulate them to collaborators in a timely manner 

  • Assist with other reasonable, research-related tasks as requested by the principal investigator. 

Essential Requirements: 

  • Masters in a health-related field  

  • Experience of conducting quantitative research including producing literature review, data collection using questionnaires & scales, statistical data analysis, and writing-up to publication standard 

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with attention to detail 

  • Capable of working collaboratively and effectively within a research team 

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

  • Evidence of peer review publications and or written reports 

  • Evidence of capability of working independently and autonomously 

  • Excellent IT skills to include Word, Excel  

  • Experience in SPSSor equivalent 

  • Evidence of flexibility in meeting research project requirements 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including experience in effective teamwork and collaboration 

  • Highly motivated and passionate about developing high quality research. 

Desirable Requirements: 

  • Experience in developing a search strategy, database searching & involvement in systematic reviews 

  • Experience in online survey design and use of Question Pro 

  • Experience in Nvivo  

  • Experience in conducting qualitative interviews 

  • Experience in qualitative analysis. 

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post  

 

SalaryResearch Assistant Point 1 €28,701 to Point 7 €33,394 per annum pro ratafor shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

 

Start date: Position is available from 13th February 2023 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: 

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 www.universityofgalway.ie/rdc 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 Nursing and Midwifery is available at https://www.universityofgalway.ie/medicine-nursing-and-health-sciences/nursing-midwifery/  

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Maura Dowling. Maura.dowling@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 Maura Dowling: maura.dowling@universityofgalway.ie 

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 008-23 in subject line of e-mail application. 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pmJanuary 27th 2023. 

 

Please note interviews are likely to take place on February 10th 2023. 

 

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: Friday, 27 Jan 2023

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Physics, NUIG 008-13

Research Assistant in Mental Health Promotion,Part-Time (.65FTE),Health Promotion Research Centre,College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Ref. No. University of Galway 012-23

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a five month, part-time (.65FTE), Fixed-Term position as a Research Assistant in Mental Health Promotion with the Health Promotion Research Centre at the University of Galway. The duration of the post may be extended contingent on funding.  The postholder will be based at the HPRC working with Professor Margaret Barry on mental health promotion research projects.

 

The Health Promotion Research Centre was established in 1990 with support from the Department of Health. The Centre produces high quality research, of national and international significance, that supports and influences the development of best practice and policy in the promotion of health. As the only designated research centre in Ireland dedicated to Health Promotion, the Centre collaborates with regional, national, and international agencies, including the EU and WHO, on the development and evaluation of health promotion initiatives. The Centre has an active multidisciplinary research programme in place with over 30 staff undertaking independent, commissioned and consultancy work. It has attracted circa €15 million of external research funding and has been designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre since 2009.  

 

Job Description: 

  • Identify, review and synthesise the literature and research evidence in mental health promotion.
  • Consult with key policy and practice stakeholders on effective strategies for mental health promotion.
  • Contribute to the development of evidence-based reports and materials for training. 
  • Draft and edit text for online materials, reports, scientific papers and contribute to other dissemination activities. 
  • Other project related duties as required. 

 

Duties:  

  • Undertake reviews and appraise research evidence in the area of effective approaches to promoting mental health and wellbeing. 
  • Identify and review existing materials for developing effective evidence-based strategies in mental health promotion.  
  • Undertake consultations with key stakeholder groups.
  • Write and edit material on mental health promotion.
  • Write reports and briefs for policy and practice audiences.

 

Essential Requirements: 

  • A master’s level qualification in Health Promotion.
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health promotion and its application in practice and policy settings.
  • Experience of conducting research on mental health promotion.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills with experience of writing for different audiences.
  • Evidence of self-management, interpersonal skills and effective team working in a research context. 

 

Desirable Requirements:  

  • Previous experience in writing reports and developing materials for promoting mental health and wellbeing from a national and international perspective.     
  • Evidence of collaborating with key stakeholders in mental health promotion.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and deliver on research projects. 
  • Evidence of publication in mental health promotion.

 

Salary: €28,701 to €32,481 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from 18 March 2023 

 

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. 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 www.universityofgalway.ie/rdc for further information.  

 

 

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

 

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

 

Further information about the Health Promotion Research Centre is available at Health Promotion Research Centre - University of Galway

 

 Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Margaret Barry margaret.barry@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 hprc@universityofgalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG-012-23 in subject line of e-mail application. 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 27th January 2023

 

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

 

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 27 Jan 2023

Application: Research Assistant in Mental Health Promotion,Part-Time (.65FTE)

Postdoctoral Researcher-Centromere Biology and Function in Developing Germ Cells,School of Biological and Chemical Sciences,Centre for Chromosome Biology,University of Galway 017-23

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

 

This 3-year position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from 01 May 2023 to contract end date of 30 April 2026.

 

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

 

Job Description:

Centromeres are chromosomal loci that direct chromosome segregation at cell division. The successful candidate will contribute to a major aim of the Science Foundation Ireland Frontiers for the Future Award to investigate molecular mechanisms of centromere assembly, maintenance, and function in germ cells and in early animal development. This project will involve the manipulation of Drosophila and/or mammalian sperm and testes. A major aim is to discover molecular mechanisms that maintain centromeric chromatin during sperm differentiation. Experimental techniques to be performed will include: molecular biology and cloning, protein purification and biochemistry, the generation of transgenic animals, cell culture and high- and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy on fixed and live cells and tissues.

 

For more information on the Dunleavy Lab, go to: https://www.chromosome.ie/researchers/dunleavy/

 

Dunleavy lab publications: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=dunleavy+em+&sort=date

Duties:

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

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

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

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience working with germ cells or early development in animals is highly desirable.
  • Experience working with high-resolution fixed or live imaging platforms is highly desirable.
  • Experience with methods to measure protein dynamics in vivo is highly desirable.

 

Salary: €41,209 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from 01 May 2023

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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 www.universityofgalway.ie/rdc 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 Biological and Chemical Sciences is available at https://www.universityofgalway.ie/science-engineering/schoolofbiologicalandchemicalsciences/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made by email to Dr. Elaine Dunleavy.  

 

To Apply:

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

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 017-23 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 31 March 2023

 

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: Friday, 31 Mar 2023

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher - University of Galway 017-23

Postdoctoral Researcher – Wind Sense - IRC Coalesce project, School of Psychology, University of Galway 009-23

Postdoctoral Researcher – Wind Sense - IRC Coalesce project

 School of Psychology, University of Galway

Ref. No. University of Galway 009-23

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

This position is funded by the Irish Research Council and is of 18 months’ duration from March 1st 2023 to October 31st 2024. This position is part of the IRC COALESCE program funded project “Wind Sense: Generating Wind Turbine Noise Annoyance Maps for Ireland”. The project aims to generate wind turbine noise annoyance maps for Ireland.

Since Ireland’s first wind farm development in 1992, wind farms have regulated in terms of noise exposure-response guidelines, in which exposure is measured in terms of a sound pressure level. Since then, the science of wind turbine noise (WTN) has improved and the psycho-acoustics of WTN has identified features of WTN other than noise that induce annoyance. However, the prevalence and impact of these features on Irish wind farm communities has not been assessed. The aim of the Wind Sense project is to generate WTN annoyance maps for Irish wind farms based on novel sound quality models of the prevalence of WTN features around candidate wind farms and the impact of these features on annoyance.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be employed to undertake laboratory-based psychological experimentation to ascertain the impact of WTN features, integrate the findings of this work with noise quality maps and facilitate the academic and non-academic dissemination of the project. The position forms part of the Wind Sense project team, which will include members from the School of Psychology and the Discipline of Mechanical Engineering. Working closely with these team members, the following duties will be undertaken:

  • Program and run laboratory experiments integrating complex WTN sound stimuli
  • Recruit and establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the project Steering group.
  • Maintain and update the Data Management Plan and facilitate adherence with it
  • Coordinate the efforts of the various researchers on the project team
  • Lead in the development of high quality papers for publication
  • Coordinate dissemination activities including a final conference with the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • A PhD in the field of experimental psychology or similar.
  • Previous experience of developing laboratory experiments (e.g., psychopy, open sesame)
  • Demonstrable knowledge of human perception and/or psychophysics.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of data management and analysis using R or similar coding approaches.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Motivation about developing new research and dissemination of research.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Strong, proven track record in behavioural research
  • Publications in human perception and/or psychophysics.
  • Experience in wind turbine noise modelling, particular development of noise maps.
  • Experience in sound quality analysis.
  • Interest in environmental health and well-being.

Salary: €41,209 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply

Start date: Position is available from 1st of March 2023

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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 www.universityofgalway.ie/rdc 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    https://universityofgalway.ie/engineering/ 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Eoin King eoin.king@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. Denis O’Hora: denis.ohora@universityofgalway.ie 

Please put reference number University of Galway 009-23 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Tuesday 31st January 2023

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: Tuesday, 31 Jan 2023

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Psychology, University of Galway 009-23

Postdoctoral Researcher – Wind Sense - IRC Coalesce project, School of Engineering, University of Galway 010-23

Postdoctoral Researcher – Wind Sense - IRC Coalesce project

School of Engineering, University of Galway

Ref. No. University of Galway 010-23

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

This position is funded by the Irish Research Council and the IEA-Wind Technological Collaboration Programme Task 39 and is available from 1st of March 2023 to 29th of February, 2024. This position is part of the IRC COALESCE program funded project “Wind Sense”. The project aims to generate wind turbine noise annoyance maps for Ireland.

Since Ireland’s first wind farm development in 1992, wind farms have regulated in terms of noise exposure-response guidelines, in which exposure is measured in terms of a sound pressure level. Since then, the science of wind turbine noise (WTN) has improved and the psycho-acoustics of WTN has identified features of WTN other than noise that induce annoyance. However, the prevalence and impact of these features on Irish wind farm communities has not been assessed. The aim of the Wind Sense project is to generate WTN annoyance maps for Irish wind farms based on novel sound quality models of the prevalence of WTN features around candidate wind farms and the impact of these features on annoyance. 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be employed to undertake work in the area of wind turbine noise and sound quality assessments. The position forms part of the Wind Sense project team, which will include members from the University’s School of Psychology. Working closely with these team members, the following duties will be undertaken:

  • Develop noise maps of a selection of existing wind farms across Ireland.
  • Perform site measurements to validate noise maps and acquire high-quality audio samples of WTN.
  • Analyse audio samples to determine various different sound quality indices.
  • Develop novel ‘sound-quality’ maps for selected wind farms.
  • Contribution to project reports and day to day running of the project.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • A PhD in the field of acoustics or similar.
  • Previous experience in wind turbine noise assessment.
  • Demonstrable knowledge in acoustic measurement techniques.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Motivation about developing new research and dissemination of research.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Strong, proven track record in research and development in the area of environmental noise.
  • Experience in wind turbine noise modelling, particular development of noise maps.
  • Experience in sound quality analysis.
  • Interest in environmental health and well-being.

Salary: €41,209 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply

Start date: Position is available from March 1st 2023 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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 www.universityofgalway.ie/rdc 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    https://universityofgalway.ie/engineering/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Eoin King eoin.king@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. Eoin King: eoin.king@universityofgalway.ie    

Please put reference number University of Galway 010-23 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Wednesday 1st February 2023

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: Wednesday, 01 Feb 2023

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Engineering, University of Galway 010-23

Postdoctoral Researcher - CO2NVERT, ChemLight Group, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (University of Galway 011-23)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the ChemLight group, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at the University of Galway.

 

The position is funded by Enterprise Ireland Commercialization Fund through the CO2NVERT project and is available from 1st April 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter, for 15 months.

 

The Project:

CO2NVERT project aims to help industries to decarbonize their production by developing an innovative bioelectrochemical cell to achieve high-rate (> 500 g/m2/d) production of marketable (> 99% purity) acetic acid from CO2 using only renewable energy sources. The technology, already demonstrated under optimal conditions in the lab (TRL 3), will be further improved to reach economic feasibility, and brought one step further towards commercialization by validation under industry relevant conditions (TRL 5). To do so, several cell components will be evaluated to maximize CO2 capture and conversion, and the most promising single cell electrolyser will be selected to produce a cell stack capable of treating CO2-containing flue gas from cement industry.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr Pau Farràs to support the work plan approved in CO2NVERT in terms of management and technical expertise in microbial electrosynthesis cells (MES) for CO2 conversion. The candidate will be in charge of the technical work, consisting on developing a gas diffusion electrode to maximise surface for biofilm formation, incorporation in single-cell and developing a prototype stack MES cell. The work will also involve testing with real flue gas and analyse the effect of impurities on cell performance. The candidate will work with a PhD students to develop the project in complementary areas of research. The candidate will support the reporting and management of the project and will engage with the dissemination, communication and commercialization activities.

 

Duties:

  • Support the PI on liaising and reporting to the EI Officer which includes preparation of periodic scientific and financial reports.
  • Manage the day-to-day operational tasks under the supervision of the PI such as organisation of project meetings (agenda, minutes, venues, speakers...).
  • Monitor the project's deliverables, milestones, periodic reports and schedule, to contribute to a proper coordination and timely deliveries.
  • Keep appropriate records as directed and in line with Funder/University policy.
  • Perform the technical tasks of single-cell and stack prototyping of the MES cell for CO2 conversion to acetate. Analyses and validation of the prototype using dirty flue gas provided by industry collaborators.
  • Lead the commercialisation plan and stakeholders engagement and liaise with the market analyst, to develop a business case for follow-on funding.
  • Mentor and assist, as appropriate and as directed, the research graduate students in the group.
  • Contribute to the research project’s dissemination in whatever form - report, papers, chapters, book.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

A suitable candidate will have a PhD with a minimum of 4 years research/ industrial experience. A Postdoctoral Researcher is required with a background on chemical/ environmental/ electrochemical engineering and experience in the operation of MES cells, scaling up of electrolysers or similar devices through cell stack. Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about renewable energy/fuels; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills. The position requires communication with the different stakeholders, thus excellent communication skills are mandatory.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Chemical/ Environmental/ Electrochemical Engineering or related degree
  • Evidence of experience in microbial electrosynthesis
  • Demonstrable experience in both independent and collaborative research
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English language)
  • Evidence of scientific publication and dissemination of results at conferences

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge on gas diffusion electrodes for MES cells
  • Experience in stack electrolysers or similar devices
  • Experience in working in a team
  • Experience in project management
  • Appropriate supervisory or teaching experience may be an advantage

 

Salary range: €41,209 - €46,180 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st April 2023.

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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 www.universityofgalway.ie/rdc 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 ChemLight group is available at www.universityofgalway.ie/chemlight.

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Doctor Pau FARRÀS e-mail pau.farras@universityofgalway.ie

 

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

 

To Apply:

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

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 011-23 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Tuesday 31st January 2023

 

Interviews are planned to be held on the week starting on 13th February 2023

 

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: Tuesday, 31 Jan 2023

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher - CO2NVERT,ChemLight Group (University of Galway 011-23)

Postdoctoral Researcher - Chemical Kinetic Modelling, Combustion Chemistry Centre, School of Chemistry (University of Galway 015-23)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Chemical Kinetic Modelling at the Combustion Chemistry Centre, University of Galway.

 

This position is funded by the SFI and is available from earliest possible start date February 2023, initially for one year but may be extended.

The Combustion Chemistry Centre, C3, http://c3.universityofgalway.ie/ is engaged in fundamental research on the combustion of fossil and alternative biofuels. Combustion is the ultimate interdisciplinary field, it requires knowledge of chemistry, physics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and mathematics. C3 is concerned with the application of combustion research to the design of energy-efficient engine and gas turbine combustion systems and the impact of their use on toxic and greenhouse gas emissions, thus helping address the problems of urban air pollution and climate change.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be a part of an SFI-funded research project on the combustion of fossil and biofuels.  The techniques used in this project will include design of energy-efficient engine and gas turbine combustion systems. 

 

Duties:

  • Develop detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms to describe fuel oxidation.
  • Develop new methods to minimize chemical kinetic mechanisms beyond the conventional model reduction limitation – compaction.
  • Have experience of Machine learning or data science tools and good theory grounding in same.
  • Supervise and mentor PhD and undergraduate students in developing chemical kinetic mechanisms.
  • Write and publish international peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Day to day responsibility for the performance of all duties associated with their research project, in recording, interpretation and validation of experimental data, and in dissemination of project results and outcomes.
  • The post holder will ensure research programme requirements in terms of documentation of the project activities, milestones and major key deliverables are implemented and adhered to. 
  • The post holder will assist in the preparation of periodic scientific reports for this project, maintain confidentiality of background IP, foreground IP and research results, liaise with the members of the group, industry partners and TTO office on the identification of and patent protection of intellectual property generated in the work programme.
  • The successful candidate will also represent the research activities of the microRNA research group as required at local, national and international events (including  talks, panel discussions and meetings with funding agencies, industry representatives etc.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Candidates must have a PhD, or a PhD thesis submitted, in Combustion/Physical Chemistry or a related discipline (e.g. Mechanical Engineering).
  • High level of experience and competence in combustion chemistry
  • Competence in coupling and automation of existing codes and computational procedures.
  • Competence in machine lead analysis of vast data sets.
  • Basic ability in python or similar programming languages
  • A demonstrated output in terms of published papers in peer-reviewed journals

 

Desirable Requirements:

 

Salary: PDR scale - Point 1 €41,209 to Point 6 €47,477 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from earliest possible start date February 2023.

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

'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 www.universityofgalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

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.  

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 http://c3.universityofgalway.ie/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Henry Curran (henry.curran@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 Ms Gráinne Morahan: email:  grainne.morahan@universityofgalway.ie.

Please put reference number University of Galway 015-23 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 31st January 2023

 

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, 31 Jan 2023

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemical Kinetic Modelling (University of Galway 015-23)

Research Assistant LEG4DEV Project, Agriculture & Bioeconomy Research Centre, Ryan Institute, College of Science & Engineering, University of Galway 013-23

LEG4DEV Research Assistant

LEG4DEV Project

Agriculture & Bioeconomy Research Centre, Ryan Institute

College of Science & Engineering

Ref. No. University of Galway 013-23

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed-term position as a LEG4DEV Research Assistant in the research group of Prof. Charles Spillane within the Agriculture & Bioeconomy Research Centre at the Ryan Institute at the University of Galway. 

This position is funded by EU within LEG4DEV project led by the University of Galway with multiple international partners and is available immediately to contract end date of 10/11/2025.

Project Title: LEG4DEV, Legume-based agroecological intensification of maize and cassava cropping systems in Sub-Saharan Africa for water-food-energy nexus sustainability, nutritional security & livelihood resilience.

Objectives & overview of the project: Grain and agroforestry legume crops have major potential for climate-smart transformation of nutritional, income and sustainability outcomes from smallholder systems in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Led by the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), with a range of global partners, the LEG4DEV program builds from activities, results and findings of a number of current/past policies, plans and government-led processes in Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia. The program’s overall goal is to promote scaling of legume-based agroecological intensification of smallholder maize and cassava cropping systems in SSA for water-food-energy nexus sustainability that enables food security and livelihood resilience. The LEG4DEV program is seeking to recruit individuals and experienced professionals motivated by the transformative potential of legumes who have the capability and skills to work within the LEG4DEV team to enable scaling of legume-based research and innovations to improve sustainability, nutritional security & livelihood resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa.

For more information on the LEG4DEV project: www.leg4dev.org

Job Description: This Role is to support the Principal Investigator(s) in relation to all aspects of the research activities across the project, including helping to ensure meeting the project's goals on time and within budget. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day support of research activities of the project, including supporting the management, monitoring, evaluation and communication activities of the overall research program, This will also include supporting financial support in relation to research budgets. These activities will fall under the direction of the Principal Investigator/Leader (Prof. Charles Spillane).

Duties:

  • Conduct and support research on the LEG4DEV project, under the supervision of the Principal Investigator Prof. Charles Spillane.
  • To provide assistance in conducting LEG4DEV research activities, including planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating research studies within the overall scope of the LEG4DEV research project.
  • To coordinate and perform a variety of tasks and team activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and interpretation of information/results from the LEG4DEV project.
  • To coordinate the development of forms, questionnaires and the application of qualitative and quantitative research techniques within the LEG4DEV project.
  • To collate and present information on LEG4DEV research progress and outcomes to others responsible for the research project. 
  • To conduct literature and database searches to advance the LEG4DEV project.
  • To assist in analysis and interpretation of research results from the LEG4DEV project.
  • To contribute to ensuring the progression of milestones and delivery of research objectives in accordance with the project plan.
  • Contribute to LEG4DEV Research Project management, including organisation of research meetings and events.
  • Organize events to accelerate the LEG4DEV project, including participating in meetings with relevant public and private sector actors.
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of LEG4DEV research to identified audiences.
  • Be familiar with the publication process and to be engage in and assisting with drafting and submission of research papers, reports and other forms of LEG4DEV research project outputs.
  • Travel to research field sites, partner organisations and events.
  • Keeping appropriate records as directed and in line with Funder/University policy
  • Working closely with Professor Spillane and other members of LEG4DEV project research team on an on-going basis to support the efficient functioning of the LEg4DEV research project.
  • To carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

The LEG4DEV Research Assistant (Project Coordinator) will be supervised by Prof. Charles Spillane.

Essential Requirements:

  • Primary degree (Humanities or STEM within relevant areas to the Research Project) plus the following
  • A minimum of four+ years services in an academic/research environment or Master degree in disciplines relevant to the project.
  • Experience at professional or research level in project management
  • Experience in establishing and building productive relationships between internal and external partnerships across a wide range of stakeholders
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Excellent partnership, team, and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Confidence in working with a range of stakeholders
  • Ability to produce accurate and high-quality work with deadlines.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Significant experience in international agricultural development arena is an advantage.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, editing, and reporting skills in English.
  • Skills and experience in use of research project management softwares.
  • Self-motivation, initiative and a flexible approach to change and work demands 
  • Relevant experience in an academic/research environment 
  • Analytical and business-like approach.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software packages, with skills in relevant project management software being an advantage.
  • Ability and willingness to work in and promote diverse multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environments.

 Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: Research Assistant Point 1 €28,701 to Point 13 €38,390 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available from 01.02.2023

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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 www.universityofgalway.ie/rdc 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 Prof. Charles Spillane Charles.spillane@nuigalway.ie  

Please put reference number University of Galway 013-23 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 2nd February 2023

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: Thursday, 02 Feb 2023

Application: Research Assistant, Ryan Institute, University of Galway 013-23

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Genomics,SBCS, University of Galway 018-23

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Genomics (2 years)

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

University of Galway

 

Ref. No. University of Galway 018-23

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the group of Dr Gerhard Schlosser, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at the University of Galway.

 

This position is funded by a Frontiers for the Future grant (19/FFP/6679) from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and is available for two years from 1.4.2023 to 31.3.2025.

 

A wide spectrum of diseases is associated with sensory deficits and cranial nerve defects. To under­stand the causes of these deficiencies, we need to elucidate the molecular pathways that regulate the transition from proliferating progenitors to differentiating neurons in cranial sensory neurons. In  our project „Co-factor dependent functions of Eya1 for sensory neurogenesis“ our main focus is on protein-interaction partners and transcriptional targets of Eya1, a protein that has previously been shown to promote both progenitor states and neuronal differentiation. To elucidate how Eya1 exerts these different context-dependent functions in sensory neurogenesis, this project combines gain and loss of function studies in Xenopus with in situ hybridization, bulk RNA-Seq and single-cell RNA-Seq.

 

Job Description/Duties:

The successful candidate will work together with a postgraduate student on functional studies in the lab including the generation of additional RNA-Seq data and will be responsible for the bioinformatic analysis of bulk and single-cell RNA-Seq data. This requires a committed person with extensive computational/bioinformatic skills and familiarity with major molecular techniques.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Genomics or Biomedical Science;
  • Strong computational skills validated by grade transcripts, reports and publications;
  • Experience with RNA-Seq data analysis;
  • Strong experience in Cell Biology, Genetics, and Molecular Biology;
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills;
  • Fluent in spoken and written English;
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills;
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment;

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in Developmental Biology and animal models;
  • Experience with single-cell RNA-Seq data analysis

 

 

Salary: €39,523-40,083 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

 

Start date: The position is available from 1.4.2023

 

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.  

 

 

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

 

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

 

Further information about our research group is available at https://www.universityofgalway.ie/remedi/who-we-are/principalinvestigators/drgerhardschlosser/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Gerhard Schlosser (gerhard.schlosser@universityofgalway.ie)  

 

 

To Apply:

Applications (in English) should include a CV (please use Europass template: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/editors/en/cv/compose), certificates of examination grades, a motivation letter (max. 1 page) describing your research career goals, skills and experience, as well as two letters of recommendation. Please send applications via e-mail (in PDF only) to Dr Gerhard Schlosser: gerhard.schlosser@universityofgalway.ie

  

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 018-23 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 28th February 2023

 

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

 

 

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 Researcher Development Centre - University of Galway for further information.'

 

Closing Date: Tuesday, 28 Feb 2023

Application: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Genomics (2 years) ,SBCS, University of Galway 018-23

Research Assistant– Artificial Intelligence for Biomedical Applications, Smart Sensors Lab, CMNHS, School of Medicine, University of Galway 014-23

Research Assistant– Artificial Intelligence for Biomedical Applications

Smart Sensors Lab, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Galway

School of Medicine

Ref. No. University of Galway 014-23

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed-term position as a Research Assistant to join our team with the Smart Sensors Lab, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF), and is available immediately to February 1st 2024.

The research assistant will work in an industry-led project where the Smart Sensors Lab (www.smartsensors.ie), based at the University of Galway, is developing a smart and patient-center system for pleural drainage in terminal cancer patients. For more information on the project, visit Releaze.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be involved in the design of an Artificial Intelligence system that will be integrated into a medical system for chest drainage of cancer palliative care. The activities developed will take place under a Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund Releaze, granted by Enterprise Ireland, which aims to develop a novel drainage system to improve drainage efficiency and comfort in terminal cancer patients.

The candidate will be responsible for the development of an AI-driven patient-centred drainage control system. The position will require an individual with expertise in Artificial Intelligence for biomedical applications. The researcher will work closely with academic, industry and clinical partners to design, develop and evaluate the efficacy of the proposed AI control system. The system will be trained on data obtained from pre-clinical and clinical studies carried out during the project.

Duties:

• Design and development of intelligent algorithms for a pressure sensing platform, to create a patient-need based control loop, according to the needs of the project.

• Synthetic data model generated upon collected test bench pressure values and pre-clinical information.
• Procurement of equipment and consumables for the project.
• Interface with clinical, commercial and technical experts.
• Work with other team members to plan project activities and set key milestones.
• Prepare scientific reports and research articles.

Essential Requirements:

• A Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering/Computer Science (or related discipline).
• Demonstrable knowledge of Artificial Intelligence systems and methods.
• Demonstrable knowledge of loop control for biomedical devices.
• Highly motivated and passionate about new scientific discoveries.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
• Clear evidence of good interpersonal skills.

Desirable Requirements:

• Speciality (postgraduate research) in deep learning, supervised and unsupervised.
• Experience in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
• Experience in the presenting of research findings to technical / non-technical audiences.

• Previous publications in relevant areas is an advantage

Salary: Point 1 €28,701 to Point 13 €38,390 per annum pro rata (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).


Start date: Position is available from the earliest possible start date in February 2023

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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 www.universityofgalway.ie/rdc 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 Patricia Vazquez patricia.vazquez@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 Patricia Vazquez: patricia.vazquez@universityofgalway.ie

Please put reference number University of Galway 014-23 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 2nd of February 2023

 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: Thursday, 02 Feb 2023

Application: Research Assistant, CMNHS, University of Galway 014-23

Research Assistant in 3D Bioprinting Innovation , 3D Dairy Project, Agriculture & Bioeconomy Research Centre, Ryan Institute, College of Science & Engineering, University of Galway 016-23

Research Assistant in 3D Bioprinting Innovation

3D Dairy Project

Agriculture & Bioeconomy Research Centre, Ryan Institute

College of Science & Engineering

Ref. No. University of Galway 016-23

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed-term position as a Research Assistant in 3D Bioprinting Innovation with the DAFM-Funded project in the research group of Prof. Charles Spillane within the Agriculture & Bioeconomy Research Centre at the Ryan Institute at the University of Galway.

This position is funded by DAFM and is available from immediately to Project contract end date of 30/04/2023.

Project Title: Exploitation of dairy ingredients in the development of 3 Dimensional Structured Dairy Snacks - 3D DAIRY.

Objectives & overview of the project: The project will develop a new dairy processing platform in the form of 3D printing and development of value- add dairy snacks. This project will extend the market potential for dairy ingredients by developing new processing applications and new dairy products using 3D printing. Although, 3D printing has been recommended as a technology of the future in strategy documents (e.g. Horizon 2020 and Teagasc Foresight document), its potential has not yet been fully explored in the food sector. Personalized nutrition is also considered as another potential advantage in using 3D printing. From a recent Bord Bía study, 64% of Irish consumers agreed a high protein diet from products made with clean traceable ingredients was essential for maintaining a healthy diet. This project will use natural and clean dairy ingredients in combination with 3D printing to produce unique and value-add 3D structured prototypes.

Job Description: The DAFM 3D dairy project is seeking a dynamic Research Assistant who will work closely with the Lead Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators in Commercialisation and Innovation arenas to ensure research and innovation outputs, impact and outcomes from the project.  The Research Assistant will be involved in University of Galway Research activities areas (WP5 and WP6) and will work on: i) short technical report on the technology/innovation pathway for cost-effective commercial deployment and scale-up of 3D ink Dairy in Ireland & internationally, including business and investment model for commercialisation and scaling up of 3D ink prototypes developed; ii) Short technical report and IPs submitted to Technology Transfer Office: technology/innovation portfolio and parameters for 3D dairy sink delivering superior performance to allow for a tiered approach to developing and scaling technology. The Research Assistant will be involved in technical report writing and preparation of IDF and IP generated within the 3D Dairy project.

Duties:

  • The recruited candidate will be responsible for monthly research progress reports towards the key performance indicators (KPIs) and milestones of the project.
  • The recruited candidate will be responsible for coordination of the project on a day by day basis.
  • The recruited candidate will assist in short technical report writing on the technology/innovation pathway for cost-effective commercial deployment and scale-up of 3D dairy bioinks in Ireland & internationally, including business and investment model for commercialisation and scaling up of 3D ink prototypes developed
  • The recruited candidate will be responsible for short technical report and IPs drafts preparation for submission to Technology Transfer Office: technology/innovation portfolio and parameters for 3D dairy sink delivering superior performance to allow for a tiered approach to developing and scaling technology
  • The individual will work closely with Prof. Spillane and collaborators on development of a financing and commercialisation plan for a spin-out company arising from the research and development project. 

Qualifications/Skills required:

  • Bachelor or Masters Degree in field related to innovation and research commercialisation.  
  • Knowledge of commercialisation and innovation aspects in agrifood space.
  • Experience or interest in innovation and scaling activities related to 3D bioprinting.
  • Capable to develop understanding of 3D bioprinting research and food systems activities, needs and priorities, value chains, stakeholder groups and beneficiaries.
  • Data management, data analysis and scientific/report writing skills.

Desirable Requirements:

  •  Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.
  • Experience or interest on topics of relevance to the 3D Dairy project (e.g. dietary transitions, environmental footprinting and modelling, data and policy analysis, impact pathways).
  • Excellent written and oral communication, editing, and reporting skills.

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: Research Assistant Point 1 €28,701 to Point 13 €38,390 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available immediately

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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 www.universityofgalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

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To Apply:

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

Please put reference number University of Galway 016-23 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 2nd February 2023

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: Thursday, 02 Feb 2023

Application: Research Assistant, Ryan Institute, University of Galway 016-23

Postdoctoral Researcher, SLLC, College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies, University of Galway 021-23

Postdoctoral Researcher

School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies

 Ref. No. University of Galway 021-23

 

Ollscoil na Gaillimhe-University of Galway is seeking to fill a full-time, fixed term Postdoctoral Researcher position for the research project ‘Republic of Conscience: Human Rights and Modern Irish Poetry’. The position is funded by the Irish Research Council, under the Consolidator Laureate Scheme and is available from 1 March 2023 for 3 months. 

The research project ‘Republic of Conscience: Human Rights and Modern Irish Poetry’ (ROC) is led by Prof. Rióna Ní Fhrighil, Principal Investigator (School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures).

https://www.universityofgalway.ie/our-research/people/languages-literatures-and-cultures/rionanifhrighil/

 

The postdoctoral researcher will engage in interdisciplinary research under the direction of Professor Rióna Ní Fhrighil, Principal Investigator. The successful candidate will contribute to the overall development of the research project but will be expected to focus on Work Package 1 – twentieth and twenty-first century Irish poetry composed in the English language.
 

The work of the post-doctoral researcher includes the following duties:

  • Collate relevant English-language data (poems)
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis on data
  • Input data into project searchable database
  • Review and update as appropriate current database entries
  • Prepare research work for publication on the online searchable database, individually or in collaboration with research team, and disseminate results as appropriate.
  • Collate and input relevant texts translated into English.
  • Conduct individual and/or collaborative research, including contributing to the development of new interdisciplinary research methods
  • Join external networks to share information and ideas, to form relationships for future research collaboration and to identify potential sources of funding
  • Associated administrative duties.

Eligibility Requirements 

Essential Requirements:

Suitable candidates must meet the following criteria

  • PhD in relevant discipline and in a relevant specialism (English Literature, Irish literature, Irish Studies, or pertinent field)
  • Evidence of data-input experience
  • Experience of working with databases
  • Evidence of advanced knowledge of human rights discourse
  • Experience of carrying out high quality literary research and analysis both independently and/or collaboratively
  • Track record of peer-reviewed research publications in area of poetry
  • Experience of working well both collaboratively and independently
  • Evidence of excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • Experience of event organisation and management.

 

Desirable Requirements:

 

It is also desirable that suitable candidates have experience in some or all of the following areas:

  • Evidence of good reading knowledge of at least one other languageEvidence of some knowledge of human rights discourse and/or literary translation theory
  • Previous experience in the area of Digital Humanities
  • Experience of quantitative research
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Experience of knowledge exchange activities.

 

Salary:  Postdoctoral Researcher €41,209 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from 1 March 2023

 

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.  

 

Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research and Innovation at University of Galway. For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to An tOllamh Rióna Ní Fhrighil - riona.nifhrighil@universityofgalway.ie

 

For further information on the project, see here

 

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

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 021-23 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 9th February 2023.

 

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, 09 Feb 2023

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, SLLC, University of Galway 021-23

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