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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)

Research Assistant in Anaerobic Digestion, School of Natural Sciences, College of Science, University of Galway 032-23

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 1 FTE, specific purpose contract (to 30/11/2023) as a Research Assistant in Microbiology at the University of Galway. The position is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. The post is available from April 2023.

Job Description:

This position is available to provide support for studies on the microbial community of anaerobic reactors, slurry and rumen communities in a project on mitigation of methane emissions from Irish Agriculture, supported by DAFM. The postholder will carry out nucleic acid extractions and purifications, operate and maintain laboratory-scale anaerobic fermentation systems, and will work with Teagasc, our project partners on providing supporting for field trials, to include management of gas samples, rumen fluids, effluents, routine maintenance of fermentation systems and ordering/goods receipt. They will also support ongoing PhD and Postdoctoral projects. The successful candidate will be expected to prepare and deliver oral and written reports, and to attend and participate in meetings, as part of the overall work programme.

Duties:

Research

  • Actively participate as a member of the Microbial Ecology Lab research team studying the microbial community of anaerobic reactors, slurry and rumen communities in a project on mitigation of methane emissions from Irish Agriculture, supported by Science Foundation Ireland.
  • To provide assistance in conducting research activities, including planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating research studies within the overall scope of the research project.
  • To coordinate and perform a variety of independent tasks and team activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and some interpretation of information/results.
  • To present information on research progress and outcomes to others responsible for the research project.

Write up & Disseminate

  • Write up results from own research activity (e.g. as project report) for review by PI, including preparing technical reports, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Contribute to the publication of findings.
  • Provide input into the research project’s dissemination, in whatever form (report, papers, chapters, book) as directed by the PI/project leader.
  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. to bodies supervising research; steering groups; other team members, as agreed with the PI/project leader.
  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings/conferences.

 Management

  • Keep appropriate records as directed and in line with Funder/University policy.
  • Manage personal research/project resources within own control appropriately e.g. coordinate the provision of consumable items for the project within budget (auditing stock, liaising with suppliers, preparing regular orders of commonly used items).
  • Work under the direction of the Principal Investigator/Project Leader.  Plan and manage own day-to-day research activity within this framework & direction.
  • Provide guidance as required to any support staff and/or research students assisting with the research project, as agreed with the Principal Investigator/Grant holder.
  • To perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Support

  • Support and, where appropriate, co-supervise the work of undergraduate students e.g. Final Year Project Students.
  • Where appropriate provide advice and / or assistance to support staff, research students.
  • May participate in limited student contact hours for own development (e.g. May deliver laboratory demonstrations, teaching laboratory test methods and demonstrating of various experiments and equipment used to undergraduates). The extent of this must not adversely impact the primary research role.

Other

  • Continue to update knowledge and develop skills.
  • Develop internal and external contacts with researchers in related areas.
  • May contribute to work of the College/School/Research Unit through activities such as student Open Days, other promotion activity as appropriate.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • An MSc degree or equivalent in Microbiology or cognate subject.
  • Experience of anaerobic fermentation for carboxylate production and aerobic systems relevant to environmental biotechnology
  • Excellent skills in advanced Microsoft applications e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.
  • Proficient in HTML & CSS, R in RStudio.
  • Knowledge or experience of methanogenic systems – either ruminant or fermentation bioreactors
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills

Desirable Requirements:

  • Full, clean driving license 
  • Industrial work experience

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: Research Assistant Point 1 €28,701 to – Point 11 €36,356 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

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

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

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Vincent O’Flaherty (vincent.oflaherty@universityofgalway.ie).  

Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV (Word or PDF format only) and the names and addresses of three referees via e-mail to Professor Vincent O’Flaherty:

vincent.oflaherty@universityofgalway.ie

To Apply: 

Please put reference number University of Galway 032-23 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) 18th 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: Saturday, 18 Feb 2023

Application: Research Assistant, School of Natural Sciences, University of Galway 032-23

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 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

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: 

Essential Requirements: 

  • 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: 

  • 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.)

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

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

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 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

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

Research Assistant (0.8 FTE) - Activating Social Empathy (ASE) in Schools Evaluation, UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre (University of Galway 022-23)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a Fixed Term Part-Time (0.8 FTE) position as a Research Assistant with the UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre at the University of Galway.

 

This position is funded by the University of Galway in collaboration with the Irish American Partnership.  The position is available from the 12th March 2023 for a period of 12 months.

 

Project:

The Activating Social Empathy Project aims to address empathy as a foundational social skill with important implications for how people behave towards one another and how they respond to societal challenges at a local and global level. ASE is a resource for teachers working with secondary school students. The ASE programme was initially rolled out in 2020 at schools across Ireland, the first large scale initiative to introduce empathy education designed to enable students to develop skills in understanding and practising empathy.

 

Further Information on this Project and the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre can be found here: https://www.universityofgalway.ie/cfrc/

 

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will primarily undertake research-based activities on the Activating Social Empathy Education Project, under the leadership of the UNESCO Chair in Children, Youth and Civic engagement.

 

 

Duties:

  • Monitor research and support secondary schools and communities implementing the Activating Social Empathy Programme of Research.
  • Complete qualitative research with the Fred Rodgers Institute on Empathy Evidence from Research.
  • Support the UNESCO Chair’s Youth as Researchers National and International programmes.
  • Conduct a literature review on empathy and compassion in secondary schools - Ire/UK/US
  • Provide input into the research project’s dissemination plan as directed by the principal investigator.
  • Provide information on research progress and outcomes to the relevant research project teams.
  • Review and update the UCFRC contact database.
  • Attend relevant meetings/conferences and training programmes.
  • Other duties required by the UCFRC and UNESCO Chair.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential Requirements:

  • At a minimum, BA in children’s studies, sociology, psychology, education, or a related discipline.
  • A thorough understanding of child development and youth participation.
  • Experience of working on Empathy Education programmes.
  • Capable of independent research at research assistant level.
  • Demonstrated ability to help support the management of a research project of this nature and scope.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work to deadlines, especially in the collaborative production of research deliverables.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in youth work and / or education settings.
  • Experience of and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Experience of working with children and youth through the methodology of creative arts.
  • Ability to undertake research tasks independently when required.

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

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

 

Start date: The position is available from 12th 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 UNESCO is available at UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Pat Dolan pat.dolan@universityofgalway.ie

 

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

 

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number University of Galway 022-23 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on the 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: Friday, 10 Feb 2023

Application: Research Assistant (0.8 FTE) - UNESCO (University of Galway 022-23)

Research Assistant, J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics / School of Engineering, University of Galway 024-23

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time (1 FTE), fixed-term contract position as a Research Assistant at University of Galway. This position is funded by Transport Infrastructure Ireland and it is available from March 1st 2023 – 30th November 2023. The project aims to perform an assessment of noise impacts from National Roads Projects considering the World Health Organization Guidelines for the European Region.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidates will be employed to undertake work in developing a Whole Life Cost Analysis for National Roads Projects in Ireland. The project will attempt to estimate costs using Irish specific data and best international practice. There are a number of tasks that will be undertaken as part of the project. It is envisaged that the Research Assistant will work alongside Dr Eoin King (School of Engineering), Dr Edel Doherty and Breda Lally (both J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics), to complete the following:

  • Undertake quantitative research, using literature reviews and survey methods, to understand the economic impacts of environmental noise pollution.
  • Develop a lifetime cost analysis of noise mitigation measures for national roads
  • Organise and present at workshops and other events to promote the project.
  • Liaise with project partners in developing project activities.
  • Contribute to project progress reports and day to day running of the project.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in economics
  • Strong quantitative skills;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of cost-benefit analysis;
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral;
  • Evidence of strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Motivation about developing new research and dissemination of research;

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Previous experience as a research assistant.
  • Interest in environmental health and well-being

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary:  Research Assistant Point 1 €28,701 to Point 11 €36,536 per annum, pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). This role is for 9 months in duration.

 

Start date: Position is available March 1st

 

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 at University of Galway

 

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

 

Further information is available at http://whitakerinstitute.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 edel.doherty@universityofgalway.ie   

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 024-23 subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 14th 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 www.universityofgalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

Closing Date: Tuesday, 14 Feb 2023

Application: Research Assistant, School of Business & Economics, University of Galway 024-23

Postdoctoral fellow (two positions)in Artificial intelligence-powered 3D Printing (University of Galway 023-23)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for twofull-time, 18-month and 17-month contractpostdoctoral research fellow positionsin Artificial intelligence-powered 3D printing. The positionsarefunded by the Science Foundation Ireland Future Digital Challenge under the EU Commission Recovery and Resilience Facility and are available from March 2023. The postdoctoral fellows will be working under the supervision of Dr Andrew Daly(Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering) and Dr Karl Mason (Assistant Professor in Computer science) at the University of Galway.   

 

Job Description: Identifying material processing parameters for 3D printing requires extensive trial-and-error, which is costly and time-consuming. This is due to the open-loopnature of existing 3d printing technology,which does not enable live digital monitoring of process outputs.aiPRINT will develop 3D printers with integrated computer vision that can ‘watch’ the printing process in real-time and converge on optimised print control parameters using reinforced learning.This will lead to the development of printers that can learn and adapt to new demands, creating more agile and efficient 3D printing systems.The research will be conducted within the Schools of Engineering and Computer science at the University of Galway, which possess state-of-the-art 3D printing and computing facilities.  

 

Duties:  

  • Development of 3D printing hardware containing integrated computer vision and adaptive process controls 

  • Development of ink extrusion classifiers using convolutional neural networks and reinforcement learning 

 

Essential criteria: 

  • PhD in Mechanical/Electrical/BiomedicalEngineering, Computer Science, or a related field 

  • Experience with3D printing technology 

  • Experience withartificial intelligence approaches 

  • 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 3D printing hardware development 

  • Experience with convolutional neural networks and reinforcement learning 

  • Minimum two first-author publications in a relevant high-impact journal or commercial outputs (IDF, Patents, etc.). 

 

Salary: Postdoctoral Researcher Point 1 41,208per annumpro 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.' 

 

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 aboutDr Daly’s group, CÚRAM, and Biomedical Engineering is available at biofabrication.ie, CÚRAM, and Biomedical Engineeringrespectively.  

 

 Further information about Dr Mason’s research is available at School of Computer Science 

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Andrew Daly or Dr Karl Mason 

 

NB: Gárdavetting is a requirement for this post  

 

To Apply: 

Applications to include a cover 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 023-23in subject line of e-mail application. 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 01/03/23 

 

 

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: Wednesday, 01 Mar 2023

Application: Postdoctoral fellow (two positions)3D Printing (University of Galway 023-23)

Research Fellow, Skills Development Framework Activity Lead, ICHEC,(University of Galway 030-23)

Skills Development Framework Activity Lead (Research Fellow) 

Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), University of Galway 

Ref. University of Galway030-23 

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for afull-time position as Research Fellow to lead the Skills Development Framework Activity at the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC), University of Galway. The position is available immediately, with flexibility to work from our Dublin or Galway offices until 31 August 2024. 

 

Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) 

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

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

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

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

 

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will serve as the Skills Development Framework Activity Lead under the Advanced Digital Skills Programme.Duties of the successful candidate will  

  1. Refine the focus areas of the Activity in cooperation with the Advanced Digital Skills Programme Manager, Centre Technical Manager, Academic Skills Development Activity Lead and Professional Skills Development Activity Lead. 

  1. Coordinate and be responsible for collaborative development of the following elements for ICHEC’s training and education courses: 

  1. Consistent and standardised corporate documentation mechanisms and approaches for all ICHEC course material. 

  1. Best practices and well-defined mechanisms and systems for curation of course material. 

  1. Established and emerging methods for delivery of courses (in-person, blended and virtual modes). 

  1. Mechanisms for continuous internal skills development (train the trainer, pedagogical skills, methods/tools for skills mapping, assessing knowledge gaps, remediation). 

  1. Partnerships strategies and approaches for developing and delivering training courses. 

  1. Work on suitable technical projects associated with other Activities in the areas of Platforms & Services, AI & Data Analytics, Performance Engineering, Quantum Computing, Climate Informatics, Earth Observation and Health Informatics. 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

 

Essential Requirements:  

  1. APh.D. or Masters (with equivalent experience) in a domain related to computer science, computational science or high performance computing. 

  1. 6+ years of research/industry experience aligned with the duties outlined including team leadership. 

  1. Experience in at least two of the following areas: 

  1. Best practice mechanisms, corporate standards, tools/platforms for course material development, curation and delivery. 

  1. Methods for continuous internal skills mapping, knowledge gap assessment and implementation of remediation measures. 

  1. Strategies and approaches in establishing partnerships with academic, enterprise and public sector organisations for developing and delivering training programmes and courses. 

  1. Experience in at least one of the following areas: 

  1. Developing AI algorithms and training models using tools for machine learning, natural language processing, data analytics, etc. that are prominent in research and/or industry communities. 

  1. Quantum computing algorithmics and applications for physics or electronic structure systems, search and optimisation problems or machine learning. 

  1. Best practices and tools for software engineering and development (build systems and pipelines, CI/CD platforms, software documentation standards and tools). 

  1. Experience in at least two of the following languages: Python, C, C++, Fortran, Julia, or similar. 

 

Desirable Requirements 

  1. Knowledge of application characteristics in computational domains, including material sciences, chemistry, biology, AI & data analytics, astrophysics, climate sciences, physics, etc. 

  1. Experience with workflow orchestration tools such as Kubernetes, Docker, Singularly, Dask, Apache Spark, or others. 

  1. Exposure to Agile/PRINCE2 project management frameworks. 

 

Salary: Research Fellow point 1 (€59,227) to point 8 (€77,319)per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts(public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

 

Start date: Position is available immediately 

 

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

 

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

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

 

To Apply: 

Applications to include a1-page motivation letter, CV (max. 3 pages),and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in a single PDF only) to recruit@ichec.ie  

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES030-23 in subject line of e-mail application. 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 on the 15th February 2023 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Closing Date: Wednesday, 15 Feb 2023

Application: Research Fellow, ICHEC, (University of Galway 030-23)

Research Fellow - Scientific Applications Activity Lead, Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) (University of 031-23)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time specific purpose position as Research Fellow to lead the scientific applications activity at the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC), University of Galway, Ireland.

 

The position is available immediately, with flexibility to work from our Dublin or Galway offices.

 

Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC):

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

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

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

For more details reach out to our Infrastructure Manager, Mr. Niall Wilson or visit www.ichec.ie.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will lead Scientific Application Activity under the National Services Programme at ICHEC to engage with and support the national users in HEIs for utilising and optimising their scientific applications and workflows on the national and European HPC systems.

 

They will be an integral part of the National Services Programme and the EuroCC Academic Flagship Programme, as well as work closely with other ICHEC Programmes & Activities, particularly Skills Development, Climate Informatics, Earth Observation, Health Informatics, Artificial Intelligence, Performance Engineering and Quantum Computing.

 

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

 

Duties:

The successful candidate will focus on two aspects in the ICHEC National Service.

National focus

  • Work with the User Support Activity Lead in the National Services Programme to identify, contact and provide support to national users.
  • Organise recurring calls for projects from national users for access to ICHEC HPC system, including set up of portal, management of technical and scientific evaluations of project applications, work with the Science Council and follow-ups with the evaluations.
  • The Scientific Applications Activity Lead will have responsibility for the final acceptance of projects and resource allocations.
  • Lead the ICHEC support towards performance evaluation and optimisation of codes and acting as bridge between ICHEC and European HPC systems.

European focus

  • Act as a contact point for calls for projects from EuroHPC sites.
  • Actively monitor, aggregate and disseminate information about EuroHPC infrastructure activities and resources effectively to ICHEC and national users through online and in-person events.
  • Support and manage applications from national users for use of European (in particular, EuroHPC) HPC systems.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. with 4-6 years of experience in a domain relevant to high performance computing.
  • Robust knowledge of HPC covering the following the following areas:
    • Processor and computer architectures such as CPU, GPU, shared/distributed memory cluster systems or others, and parallel programming models such as MPI, OpenMP, CUDA or others.
    • Performance analysis and optimisation techniques and tools of numerical simulation and/or AI-based workloads and workflows on single node and multi-node systems.
  • Experience in HPC user service activities including
    • Engaging with users of HPC systems and services for workload and workflow deployment and optimisation.
    • Defining calls for projects from users on HPC systems.
    • Engagement with science council for review and assessment of project applications.
  • Knowledge of European HPC systems and access mechanisms, particularly PRACE, EuroHPC, EuroCC.
  • Experience in at least two of the following languages: C, C++, Fortran, Julia, or similar.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge of application characteristics in multiple computational domains, including material sciences, chemistry, biology, AI & data analytics, astrophysics, climate sciences, physics, etc.
  • Experience with workflow orchestration tools such as Kubernetes, Docker, Singularly, Dask, Apache Spark, or others.
  • Exposure to Agile/PRINCE2 project management frameworks.

 

Salary: Research Fellow scale point 1 (€56,933) to point 8 (€74,324) per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available immediately

 

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

 

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

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

 

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG RES 031-23 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time), 16th February, 2023

 

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

 

 University of  Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

University of Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post

Closing Date: Thursday, 16 Feb 2023

Application: Research Fellow - Scientific Applications Activity Lead (University of 031-23)

Research Assistant - HPC Computational Scientist, Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), University of Galway 029-23

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time specific purpose position as a HPC Computational Scientist in the National Services Programme at the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC), University of Galway. The position is available immediately until 31 December 2024, with flexibility to work from our Dublin or Galway offices.

Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC)

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

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

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

For more details reach out to our Infrastructure Manager, Mr. Niall Wilson or visit www.ichec.ie.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work in the National Services Programme composed of the User Support, Scientific Applications and Platform Services Activities to engage with and support the national users in HEIs for accessing and efficiently running computational and data-centric applications and workflows on the national and European HPC and data systems.

The successful candidate has the opportunity to work and develop further skills in the following areas:

  • User Support Activity
    • ICHEC Helpdesk to support national users through a ticketing system for access and software requirements.
    • Engage systems administrators and computational scientists for expertise where required.
    • Support integration of European users through the EuroHPC initiative within the ICHEC User Support.
    • Contribute to ICHEC communication channels with the users (website, documentation, procedures, workshops, roadshows, etc.).
  • Scientific Applications Activity
    • Assist in the organisation of recurring calls for projects through setting up of portal, management of technical evaluation, communication of results and supporting project onboarding.
    • Support the monitoring and information gathering on EuroHPC calls for projects, technical and scientific evaluation criteria.
  • Platform Services Activity
    • Work with ICHEC staff, projects and Activities that develop platforms, software environments and tool chains to identify and contribute to the development of HPC and data services.
    • Work areas in the development and operation of platform services include identity and AAI, installation and maintenance of software environments and toolchains, build systems and CI/CD platforms, virtualisation and containerisation, and web systems development.

The successful candidate will be an integral part of the National Services Programme, as well as work closely with other ICHEC Programmes & Activities, particularly Skills Development, Climate Informatics, Earth Observation, Health Informatics, Artificial Intelligence, Performance Engineering and Quantum Computing.

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

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  1. A Master’s degree in computer science or relevant computational science.
  2. Experience in HPC user service activities including
    1. Engaging with users of HPC systems and services for supporting access.
    2. Collaborative operation of and responsibilities within a Helpdesk.
    3. Defining calls for projects from users on HPC systems.
    4. Engagement with science council for review and assessment of project applications.
    5. Liaising with ICHEC system administrators and computational scientist to provide expert support to user requirements.
  3. Experience in at least two of the following languages: Python, C, C++, Fortran, Julia, or similar.

Desirable Requirements:

  1. Knowledge of European HPC systems and access mechanisms, particularly PRACE, EuroHPC, EuroCC.
  2. Knowledge of application characteristics in multiple computational domains, including material sciences, chemistry, biology, AI & data analytics, astrophysics, climate sciences, physics, etc..
  3. Experience with workflow orchestration tools such as Kubernetes, Docker, Singularly, Dask, Apache Spark, or others.
  4. Exposure to Agile/PRINCE2 project management frameworks.

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: 

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 ICHEC is available at www.ichec.ie

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

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number University of Galway 029-23 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm (Irish Time) Friday, 17th 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: Friday, 17 Feb 2023

Application: Research Assistant, ICHEC, University of Galway 029-23

Research Assistant, SONM, (University of Galway 034-22)

Research Assistant

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY

Ref. No. University of Galway 034-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time fixed-term position as a research assistant with the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Galway.

 

This 5 month position is funded by the Health Service Executive and is available from March 11th to contract end date of August 11th 2023.

 

Job description

The successful candidate will be performing qualitative research and will be involved in conducting online focus group interviews with healthcare professionals who are based in Ireland, analysing data and writing up the results. The successful candidate will be required to take an active role in all aspects of the project. 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 the above mentioned project
  • Undertake a variety of independent activities including data collection via focus group interviews, qualitative analysis, and write-up of results 
  • Assist in scheduling the online focus group interviews
  • 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.

 

Qualifications/Skills Required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Masters in a health-related field
  • Experience of conducting qualitative research, focus group or individual interviews, qualitative data analysis, literature review, 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 capability of working independently and autonomously
  • Excellent IT skills to include Word, Excel
  • Evidence of flexibility in meeting research project requirements
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Highly motivated and passionate about developing high quality research.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in Nvivo (training will be provided)
  • Experience in scoping reviews
  • Evidence of experience working in or conducting research in the Irish healthcare system
  • Evidence of peer review publications and/or written reports

 

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 11th 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 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 Duygu Sezgin. duygu.sezgin@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 Duygu Sezgin duygu.sezgin@universityofgalway.ie 

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 034-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm23rd of February 2023.

 

Please note interviews are likely to take place on March 10th  

 

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, 23 Feb 2023

Application: Research Assistant, SONM, (University of Galway 034-22)

PDR, CBRN threat countermeasures COUNTERACT (University of Galway 036-23)

Postdoctoral Researcher – European agile network for medical 

COUNTERmeasures Against CBRN Threats (COUNTERACT) 

College of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences 

Ref. No. University of Galway 036-23 

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time position as aPostdoctoral Researcher with the Discipline of Anaesthesiaat the University of Galway. 

 

This position is funded by the European Defence Fund and is available from immediately to contract end date of 30/11/24. 

 

The project “European agile network for medical COUNTERmeasures Against CBRN Threats”(COUNTERACT) aims to establish a robust and agile network within the EU to be capable todevelop and deploy medical countermeasures (MCMs) against major Chemical-Biological-Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threats such as terror plots, nuclear accidents, weaponDevelopmentsandepidemicscausedbyemergingorre-emerginghigh-consequencepathogens. COUNTERACT will increase EU preparedness for immediate response to suchthreats. 

 

Up to three positions will be filled. 

 

Job Description 

Here at University of Galway we will be conducting in vitro testing on these countermeasures and then advancing to preclinical toxicology and efficacy studies and eventually Phase I safety trials. The successful applicant will join a mixed team of scientists and clinicians researching a wide range of diseases and interventions related to critical care, such as gene therapy, cell therapy, nebulized delivery of therapeutics and patient samples analysis. 

 

Duties 

Analysis of aerosols generated from potential therapeutics 

Testing of potential therapeutics against human derived pathogens 

Preclinical toxicology studies 

Preclinical efficacy studies 

Assistance in preparation of applications to regulatory bodies 

• Reporting to stakeholders 

 

Qualifications/Skills required 

Essential Requirements 

PhD in translational medicine or related discipline 

Demonstrated track record of working in a drug/device development environment 

Recognised basic animal handling qualification (e.g. LAST) 

Experience of rodent injury models 

Publication, report and grant writing record commensurate with experience 

• Experience handling human derived material 

 

Desirable Requirements 

Experience in animal ventilation protocols 

Familiarity with IP and other sensitive data control 

• Knowledge of human pathogens and related methods 

 

Salary:41,209 to €47,479per 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 01/03/23 

 

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 College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is available at https://www.universityofgalway.ie/medicine-nursing-and-health-sciences 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Daniel O’Toole, daniel.otoole@universityofgalway.ie  

 

NB: Gárdavetting 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) toDr. Daniel O’Toole, daniel.otoole@universityofgalway.ie  

 

Please put reference numberUniversity of Galway036-23 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: PDR, European agile network for medical, (University of Galway 036-23)

Research Fellow - Chemical Kinetic Modelling, Combustion Chemistry Centre, School of Chemistry (University of Galway 027-23)

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

 

This position is funded by industry partner and is available from 3rd July 2023 to contract end date of 31st December 2024.

 

Information on project/centre:

The Combustion Chemistry Centre, https://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 a research project on the combustion of liquid fuels. The techniques used in this project will include design of energy-efficient engine and gas turbine combustion systems. 

 

Duties:

  • Conduct a specified and substantial programme of research and scholarship under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator.
  • Define research objectives and carry out original and significant research that supports research activity in the Combustion Chemistry Centre.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of Chemical Kinetic Modelling both nationally and internationally.
  • Develop a growing reputation within their field of research.
  • Develop methods and techniques appropriate to the type of research pursued that add to the intellectual understanding of the field.
  • Complete administrative and management work associated with your programme of research.
  • Identify potential funding sources and to prepare and write bids for funding proposals.
  • Contribute and support the development of research grant funding applications.
  • Deal with contract negotiation and financial allocation with other collaborators for research projects.
  • Plan and implement commercial and consultancy activities.
  • Co-supervision, tutoring, mentoring and training of research graduate students.
  • Take responsibility as requested for day-to-day advice and support of graduate research students associated with your research group.
  • Peer review manuscripts for publication and/or research bids
  • Engage in the wider research and scholarly activities.
  • Contribute to the development of research strategy.
  • Make a sustained contribution to the research reputation and income.
  • Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Candidates must be an independent researcher with a PhD and/or Masters with 6+ years relevant research experience
  • A demonstrated output in terms of published papers in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in Chemical Kinetic Modelling to develop research programmes and methodologies.
  • Experience in python or similar programming language
  • Contribute to patents/commercial application (as appropriate).
  • Good writing and excellent communication skills are essential for this role.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Have a proven track record of managing research projects.
  • Possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the field to act in a leadership role.
  • Have a strong track record in securing external funding.
  • Publishing on a regular basis in a high-quality peer reviewed journal(s).
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which you are engaged as directed by your Principal Investigator.
  • Contribute to the dissemination of research findings as appropriate to the Centre in high quality/impact peer reviewed publications, conference presentations, knowledge share events.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

 

Salary: Research Fellow Scale point 1 (€59,227) to point four (€64,537) 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 3rd July 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 Combustion Chemistry Centre is available at https://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 grainne.morahan@universityofgalway.ie  

Please put reference number University of Galway 027-23 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time), 17th 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, 17 Feb 2023

Application: Research Fellow - Chemical Kinetic Modelling (University of Galway 027-23)

Research Assistant - Peatland Hydrology & Chemistry, School of Natural Sciences, College of Science & Engineering (University of Galway 028-23)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed-term position as a Research Assistant in Peatland Hydrology and Chemistry with Earth & Ocean Sciences at the University of Galway.

 

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from March 2023 to May 2025 (27-months).

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be working as part of a tri-partite team based in the University of Galway, Queens’ University Belfast and Ohio State University.

 

Duties:

The successful candidate will be part of a team of researchers working on stream flow from undisturbed peatland, and will:

  • Actively participate as a member of the team and assist a Post-Doctoral Researcher in completing the research work;
  • Provide assistance in conducting the research activities, including planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating research studies within the overall scope of the research project ‘SAPHIRE’;
  • Coordinate and perform a variety of independent tasks and team activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and some interpretation of information/results; and,
  • Present information on research progress and outcomes to the research team (making use of standard research techniques and methods, and methods devised as part of this work).

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • BSc in any Geoscience discipline, including Geology, Earth Science, Environmental Science or related disciplines
  • Completion of hydrology/hydrogeology modules or appropriate field experience
  • Experience with field work
  • Full, current driver’s licence

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Postgraduate qualification in Hydrogeology/Hydrology
  • Experience in water sample recovery
  • Experience with chemical analysis
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team with scientists, engineers and technicians.   

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €28,701 per annum (RA1/1)

 

Start date: Position is available immediately.

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training

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

 

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

 

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

 

Further information about Earth and Ocean Sciences is available at:
Earth & Ocean Science - University of Galway

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Peter Croot (peter.croot@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 Tiernan Henry: tiernan.henry@universityofgalway.ie.

Please put reference number University of Galway 028-23 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) February 17th 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, 17 Feb 2023

Application: Research Assistant -Peatland Hydrology & Chemistry (University of Galway 028-23)

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