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

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

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

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

Job Description: 

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

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

Duties:

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

Qualifications/Skills required: 

Essential Requirements:

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

Desirable Requirements:

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

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

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

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway).

Start date: Position is available from May 2024.

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

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

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

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

 

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

To Apply:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

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

Closing Date: Thursday, 30 May 2024

Application: NUIG 109-20 Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Natural Science, NUI Galway

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

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

 

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

 

Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Job Description: 

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

 

Duties: 

Success will be assessed on the basis of: 

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

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

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

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

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential Requirements:  

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

 

Desirable Requirements:  

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

 

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

 

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

 

(Research Salary Scales - University of Galway) 

 

Start date: Position is available immediately. 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:  

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

To Apply: 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

 

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

Closing Date: Tuesday, 21 May 2024

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

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

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

University of Galway

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

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

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

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

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

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

University fees: 5,500 per annum

Start date: September 2024

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

Desirable qualifications:

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

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

Contact Name: Dr. Tapas Mitra

Contact Email: tapas.mitra@universityofgalway.ie

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

Closing Date: Sunday, 12 May 2024

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

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

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

University of Galway

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

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

Detailed Project Description

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

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

University fees:  Covered by scholarship

Start date: June - October 2024 (negotiable)

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

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

Primary Supervisor name: Professor Ciaran Morrison

Contact Email: ciaran.morrison@universityofgalway.ie

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

Closing Date: Friday, 03 May 2024

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

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

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

University of Galway

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

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

Detailed Project Description:

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

Living allowance (Stipend):

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

University fees:

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

Start date: September 2024

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

To Apply for the Scholarship:

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

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

Contact Name: Dr. Jason Harold

Contact Email: jason.harold@universityofgalway.ie

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

Primary Supervisor name: Dr. Jason Harold

Closing Date: Friday, 07 Jun 2024

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

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship on the Impact of Occupant Behaviour on Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Irish Energy-efficient Homes (BEVENT)

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

University of Galway

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

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

Detailed Project Description: The BEVENT project, funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), is an interdisciplinary research project designed to provide insight into the factors that influence how occupants interact with ventilation systems in energy efficient homes in Ireland. The objective of the project is to design, implement and evaluate a behavioural intervention programme to improve the level of awareness regarding indoor air quality, and to promote positive engagement with building ventilation systems.

The PhD student will be required to perform field work related to Indoor Air Quality sampling, the design and execution of a questionnaire survey and a behavioural intervention study, and they will also work on project data analysis. The field work will involve travelling to different locations around Ireland to measure indoor air pollutants (IAPs) in energy efficient homes. The successful candidate will join an active multidisciplinary project team and gain expertise in indoor air quality, exposure science, ventilation, health psychology, and environmental health. The collaborative project will include various work packages led by staff with expertise in exposure science and psychology. The research project also involves a collaboration with  Leeds Sustainable Institute at Leeds Beckett University in the UK.

Living allowance (Stipend): € 25,000 per annum, [tax-exempt scholarship award]

University fees: € 24,000

Start date: July 2024

Academic Entry Requirements: First or Upper Second Class Honours degree and/or Masters level in Science, Engineering, or Psychology discipline or equivalent discipline.

To Apply for the Scholarship: The successful candidate should be self-motivated and demonstrate interest in fields related to indoor air quality and environmental health. In addition, the candidate must have the following skills:

  • Be prepared to work in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication (English language) skills.
  • Willingness to develop their skills in statistical analysis.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Driver licence.

Contact Name: Dr. Marie Coggins

Contact Email: marie.coggins@universityofgalway.ie

Application Deadline: 01/06/2024 at 12:00 (Irish time 24hr format)

Primary Supervisor name (if applicable): Dr. Marie Coggins

Closing Date: Saturday, 01 Jun 2024

Application: PHD GSO 013-24 Impact of Occupant Behav'r on Ventilation and Indoor Air Qualit

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in “Efficient High-Fidelity Aeroelastic Analysis of Wind Turbines Through Reduced Order Modelling"

Application(s) are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 4-year full-time funded PhD scholarship starting in September 2024 affiliated to the School of Engineering and Ryan Institute, Mechanical Engineering at the University of Galway.

University of Galway

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

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

Detailed Project Description

As wind turbines continue to evolve towards larger and more flexible configurations, the complexity of their aeroelastic behaviour becomes crucial. This necessitates the use of sophisticated high-fidelity modelling approaches to capture intricate physical details aiming for less conservative and more efficient designs. However, the computational expense of high-fidelity models hinder their applicability in real-life iterative design optimisation processes. To address this issue, reduced-order models offer a balanced solution between computational efficiency and accuracy.

This research aims to develop an efficient high-fidelity numerical tool using reduced order modelling techniques, able to capture the complicated nonlinear aeroelastic behaviour of wind turbine blades. This project will couple the geometrically exact beam model and CFD tools such as OpenFOAM to establish a high-fidelity aeroelastic analysis tool. Consequently, it will leverage deep learning techniques to develop efficient and accurate reduced-order models.

Funded by the College of Science and Engineering, this 4-year full-time structured PhD project offers an opportunity for the successful candidate to work under the supervision of Dr Pedram Masjedi. Through this project, the candidate will gain valuable expertise in aeroelasticity, Fluid-Structure-Interaction (FSI), and wind energy engineering.

Living allowance (Stipend): €22,000 per annum, for four years

University fees: The funding will cover university fees for four years.

Start date: September 2024

Academic Entry Requirements: First or Upper Second Class Honours degree and preferably Master’s degree in Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical, or closely related engineering disciplines.

We are seeking a strong, self-motivated, and enthusiastic candidate with prior experience in computational modelling of Fluid-Structure-Interaction (FSI) problems and/or aeroelasticity. A solid understanding of computational methods in fluid and structural dynamics and proficiency in programming and manipulating these methods using languages such as Python, Julia, MATLAB, Fortran, or C/C++  are highly desirable.

Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and contribute to scientific knowledge in relevant fields and a track record of publishing research findings in peer-reviewed journals would be advantageous. In addition, the ideal candidates should possess exceptional interpersonal skills, demonstrating a strong ability to collaborate effectively within a multidisciplinary research team.

To Apply for the Scholarship: Applications should be submitted via email to Dr Pedram Masjedi (Pedram.Masjedi@universityofgalway.ie) and must include:

  • A current academic CV
  • A motivation letter explaining why you are suited to this position
  • Documentation demonstrating English language proficiency, degree, and transcripts

Contact Name: Dr Pedram Masjedi

Contact Email: Pedram.Masjedi@universityofgalway.ie

Application Deadline: Friday, 14th June 2024 at 17:00 (Irish time 24hr format)

Primary Supervisor name : Dr Pedram Masjedi

Closing Date: Friday, 14 Jun 2024

Application: PHD GSO 014_24 Efficient High-Fidelity Aeroelastic Analysis of Wind Turbines Thr

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Advancing Bio-Inspired Materials for Enhanced Bone Repair and Regeneration College of Science and Engineering

Application(s) are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time funded PhD scholarship(s) starting in September 2024 affiliated to the College of Science and Engineering / School of Biological and Chemical Sciences / Chemistry at the University of Galway.

University of Galway

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

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

Detailed Project Description Progress has been made in developing materials that mimic natural bone, but perfecting a method to replicate bone's complex structure on a large scale remains a challenge. Recent advances in collagen processing offer promising opportunities. These methods allow for the creation of collagen-based frameworks with detailed designs, using natural collagen without artificial binders. This innovation could significantly enhance the development of materials that mimic bone for medical uses.

The new role involves developing a novel mineralization strategy. This entails creating bone-like materials that match the size and mineral content of natural bone and include features that make them even more bone-like. These materials will undergo tests to determine if they can improve bone regeneration, potentially leading to new medical treatments.

This opportunity offers a chance to contribute to significant research in biomaterials, with potential implications for improving treatments for bone injuries and diseases.

Living allowance (Stipend): €22,000 per annum (€1,833 per month).

University fees: Fees are waived by the College.

Start date: September, 2024

Academic Entry Requirements:

Preferred Qualifications for the Candidate:

- Educational Background: A Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Chemistry is required. However, preference will be given to candidates holding a Master’s degree (MSc or equivalent) in Chemistry or Materials Science.

- Research Experience: Applicants should have prior research experience, particularly in inorganic chemistry or materials chemistry.

- Technical Skills: It is highly desirable for the candidate to have experience in one or more of the following techniques: electron imaging techniques such as Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM); Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy; Vibrational spectroscopy techniques including Fourier-Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy or Raman spectroscopy.

To Apply for the Scholarship: Interested applicants are invited to submit their application materials to Dr. Stan Von Euw at stanislas.voneuw@universityofgalway.ie. Please compile the following items into a single PDF document: a current CV; a brief personal statement detailing your motivation and relevant technical skills related to the project and the contact information for two references.

Contact Name: Dr. Stan Von Euw

Contact Email: stanislas.voneuw@universityofgalway.ie

Application Deadline: 30/06/2024 and time [12:00] (Irish time 24hr format)

Primary Supervisor name: Stan Von Euw

Closing Date: Sunday, 30 Jun 2024

Application: PHD GSO 015_24 Advancing Bio-Inspired Materials for Enhanced Bone Repair

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Sustainability Innovation Frameworks (Advanced manufacturing)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time 4-year funded PhD scholarship starting in September 2024 affiliated to the School of Business and Economics/ Management Discipline at the University of Galway.

University of Galway

Located in the vibrant cultural city of Galway in the west of Ireland, the University of Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence . The University is shaped by its shared vision and values of Respect, Openness, Sustainability and Excellence (https://www.universityofgalway.ie/strategy2025/ ).

For information on being a student at the University of Galway see here more here https://www.universityofgalway.ie/university-life/ .

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Detailed Project Description: The candidate will work with the community of researchers in i-Form (https://www.i-form.ie/), which is a leading research center in the sustainable circular economy and digital transitions, focusing on product design, manufacturing, and supply chains.  This is an interdisciplinary project and will engage with the broad range of i-Form researchers to support enterprises, particularly SMEs, to identify sustainable innovations through advanced manufacturing engineering solutions. The PhD candidate will develop a Sustainability Innovation Framework for Advanced Manufacturing and investigate the factors that influence positive sustainability behaviour in SMEs.

This role will be based at the J.E. Cairns School of Business, Public Policy, and Law at the University of Galway (https://www.universityofgalway.ie/business-public-policy-law/) , and in collaboration with the Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing and Materials Engineering research group (www.asmme.ie). ASMME’s goal is to improve innovation and sustainability through the evolution of manufacturing, materials, and product design, working with a wide range of sectors such as aerospace, medical devices, energy, agriculture, and transport. We have a large network of collaborating, companies, institutes, and research centers (e.g. www.i-form.ie) throughout Ireland and globally. This group also collaborates with colleagues and other groups across the University of Galway.

The Ryan Institute@ University of Galway

Advancing sustainability and innovation is central to the research activities of the Ryan Institute's Research Centres/Clusters and Research Groups. The Ryan Institute is engaged in research and partnerships that contribute to the majority of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which need to be achieved both nationally and internationally between now and 2030. The Ryan Institute is a powerhouse for the inter-disciplinary research and innovation that is necessary to address the many sustainable development challenges facing society today, from both national to global scales. The Ryan Institute is a cross-cutting Research Institute of the University of Galway with research groups drawn from all Colleges across the University of Galway.  Find out more here www.universityofgalway.ie/ryaninstitute/

Living allowance (Stipend): €20,000 tax free stipend per annum.

University fees: Tuition fees paid for 4 years

Start date: Expected from 01 Sept 2024

Academic Entry Requirements: A primary degree (at least 2.1) in a relevant field e.g. industrial/systems/manufacturing engineering, business management (or other relevant field) with a fundamental knowledge of the manufacturing industry and sustainability. High level of spoken and written English. Please see link for details https://www.universityofgalway.ie/international-students/studyinireland/entryrequirements/#:~:text=Entry%20Requirement%3A,5.5%20in%20any%20one%20component

To Apply for the Scholarship: Expressions of interest comprising submission of a covering letter, CV, statement of personal research interests, evidence of performance or equivalent and the contact details of two referees, to be submitted via e-mail to sinead.mitchell@universityofgalway.ie

Contact Name: Dr Sinéad Mitchell

Contact Email: sinead.mitchell@universityofgalway.ie

Application Deadline: 28/06/2024  at 18:00.

Primary Supervisor: Dr Sinéad Mitchell, University of Galway.

Secondary Supervisor: Dr Lorna Fitzsimmons of Dublin City University.

Closing Date: Friday, 28 Jun 2024

Application: PHD GSO 016-24 PhD Scholarship in Sustainability Innovation Frameworks

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