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Research Fellow: Senior Clinical Trial Coordinator/Project Manager, CORRIB Research Centre for Advanced Imaging and Core laboratory, University of Galway 264-22

Research Fellow: Senior Clinical Trial Coordinator/Project Manager

 CORRIB Research Centre for Advanced Imaging and Core laboratory

 Ref. No. University of Galway 264-22

 Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed-term contract position of 2 years initially as a Research Fellow: Senior Clinical Trial Coordinator/Project Manager within a thriving Academic Research Organisation.  The position may be extended with additional funding availability.  The position is available immediately.

 The role will take the lead as project manager on a Multi-country, multi-centre IIS Medical device study and will also lead as required on key strategic priorities and programme and study level study activities within the CORRIB unit.

 The post-holder will join the Cardiovascular Research Centre for Advanced Imaging and Core Lab (CORRIB) which is a newly established centre of excellence for innovation, research, collaboration and education in Cardiovascular research in the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland in collaboration with several medical and biomedical institutions and centres at University of Galway [http://www.universityofgalway.ie/corrib-corelab/].

 The Senior Clinical Trial Coordinator works under the direction of the CORRIB Research Team Directorship/Clinical Trials Operations Lead/ Clinical Trials Programme Manager to co-ordinate and operationalise studies within the unit.

 This is a lead project coordination and management role within the coordination unit of the ARO and the post holder has a senior level coordination role leading research studies, clinical trial(s) or clinical investigation(s) throughout the study lifecycle of set-up, execution, close-out and reporting in addition to mentoring coordination personnel in the unit.

 The Senior Clinical Trial Coordinator supports the programme to ensure that the studies coordinated in the ARO coordination team are in line with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and/or ISO 14155, internal SOPs and policies and relevant legislation and regulatory requirements.

 The role acts at a senior level within the team and involves mentorship of clinical trial coordination team(s), involving tutoring and training of more junior or less experienced coordinator team colleagues. Where appropriate the role will act as project leader and as a line manager of research teams as required

 Job Description:

  • Responsible for the overall leadership and management of Multi-country, multi-centre IIS Medical device clinical research project, taking the lead as project manager on this multisite, multicountry, international clinical trial.
  • Lead and development of key strategic priorities and programme and study level study activities within the CORRIB unit.
  • Lead and manage one of Corrib’s major research grants, liaising with the Chief Investigator, Clinical Trials Operations Lead and Clinical Trials Programme Manager as required.
  • Lead on any budget agreements and contract negotiation as required for the trial, leading on negotiating budgetary change order for additional funding if required.
  • Lead on the overall regulatory strategy for the study in line with MDR 2017/745, ISO14155 and GDPR requirements with input from local regulatory experts across Europe for the trial.
  • Project lead for one of Corrib’s main full service multi site multi country trial and lead the project research team, acting as the driver of the research project and outputs.
  • Will have full operational responsibility for the project.
  • Co-ordinate the work of the project research staff.  Organise and conduct meetings with research staff to clarify objectives, develop work plans/timetables for research and support staff and communicate progress
  • Play a leadership role for junior colleagues in the study organisation and in the Corrib unit.
  • Managing the publication portofolio to ensure research dissemination.
  • Contribute to the development of multisite multicountry clinical trial research strategy within CMNHS and University of Galway.
  • Able to manage and oversee research projects and to take responsibility for their overall success. Take responsibility for, manage and conduct administrative and management tasks associated with your programme of research
  • Play a leading role/is active in external networks or professional organisations, to identify sources of funding, generate income, obtain consultancy projects, or build collaborative relationships for future activities.
  • Undertake periodic landscape review for legislative requirements and implement processes to incorporate changes into existing systems or introduce new processes to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Leadership in the development and setup of appropriate clinical trial co-ordination processes, SOPs and associated templates to guide the successful and standardised execution and delivery of clinical trials in the ARO co-ordination unit.
  • Oversee and ensure key study milestones and objectives are tracking to an agreed timeline and adhere to project management best practices, promoting a best practice culture and leading on project management techniques within the facility.
  • Lead the development and execution of study plans including leading the establishment of project plans, risk assessments and management and planning resources.
  • Confirm the necessary processes are in place for management of the investigational product, as applicable and other study supplies.
  • Lead the process of protocol development, where applicable and design and support quality by design.
  • Lead on the development of study monitoring strategies taking into account risk based approaches where applicable.
  • Provide an advisory role and participate in the process of developing study related documentation such as CRFs, SOPs, information sheets, risk assessments, their amendments and associated quality assurance processes and documents as required for applicable studies.
  • Lead the process to identify and procure vendors/suppliers or service providers, vendor/service provider assessment, and undertake any associated computer system validation requirements. 
  • Responsible for coordinating the process of institution(s), Regulatory and Ethics Committee approvals submissions, as applicable.
  • Lead on investigator and site evaluation and selection processes.
  • Oversee the process of study initiations, site training, monitoring and close-out as required.
  • Liaise directly with clinical sites as required to aid resolution of queries that arise and provide direction on implementation and management of the study protocol and procedures, and provide direction to coordination unit colleagues as applicable.
  • Implement systems to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and guidelines, ARO coordination level SOPs and/or ARO site SOPs as required.
  • Lead preparation for audits and inspections as required and present work as required during audits and inspections.
  • Lead preparation of study and coordination unit summary reports as required.
  • Provide training as appropriate on study-related activities and processes for site personnel.
  • Provide training as required for new personnel undertaking co-ordination tasks.
  • Update sponsor, Chief Investigator, data and safety monitoring committees, regulatory bodies, ethics committees, and other governing bodies on the status of all clinical trial activities.
  • Implement strategies, support and lead as required, initiatives for participant recruitment for research studies as required.
  • Undertake clinical data compilation and literature reviews for the research area and participate in dissemination of same at international meetings.
  • Determine appropriate methodologies and activities for relevant research studies in the ARO whilst keeping up to date with research related methods and techniques.
  • Contribute to manuscripts for publication to peer reviewed internationally recognised journals.
  • Contribute to the dissemination of knowledge in the ARO and facilitate research activities such as workshops and screening events.
  • Continue to build personal skills by taking training opportunities as available and required.
  • Carry out other appropriate and relevant duties under the direction of the CORRIB Research Team Directorship/ Clinical Research Operations Lead/Clinical Trials Programme Manager.

 Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Primary/Master’s Degree level qualification in a clinical or life sciences related subject. 
  • Minimum of 4- 6 years’ post qualification experience gained working in clinical research or a closely related field e.g. Pharma or Medical Device sector.
  • Have an established reputation for the quality of their research work.
  • Independent researcher with experience leading significant research project(s)/teams
  • Demonstrate extensive experience of initiating, designing and implementing research projects/teams.
  • Possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline to act as a research leader and have the ability to project manage major projects. Previous experience gained in a medical device clinical trial co-ordination unit (Commercial CRO or ARO) organisation delivering coordination services for device trials is required for this role with experience gained in any or all of the following: (a) clinical trial co-ordination/project or site management (b) clinical trial monitoring role (c) clinical trial data management role or (d) safety management.
  • Experience in operational delivery of multisite studies.
  • Experience working within a Quality Management adhering to QC and QA control systems and risk management processes.
  • Experienced in leading and establishing new processes. 
  • Strong project management skills and ability to take the lead on the delivery of key project milestones.
  • Leadership and mentoring skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication/presentation skills.

 Desirable skills:

  • Post graduate level qualification in a clinical or life sciences related subject.
  • A Project management qualification.
  • Experience adhering to applicable regulations, guidelines and legislation for Clinical Trials.
  • Previous experience gained project managing a cross functional project team.
  • Experience in management of cardiovascular device trials.
  • Experience with data management, safety management, clinical trial monitoring processes including the identification, assessment and management of risk.
  • Self-motivated, high level of initiative and excellent attention to detail.

 Salary: Research Fellow €56,933 - €74,322 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.  

 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 our centre is available at http://www.universityofgalway.ie/corrib-corelab/

Further information about Corrib Core Lab is available in the attached brochure 

 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 CorribCLABfinance@universityofgalway.ie

 Please put reference number University of Galway 264-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 6th December 2022 at 5.00 pm

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

 University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

Closing Date: Tuesday, 06 Dec 2022

Application: Research Fellow, CORRIB Research Centre, University of Galway 264-22

Research Associate/Post-Doctoral Researcher (0.75 FTE), School of Geography, (University of Galway 257-22)

Research Associate/Post-Doctoral Researcher (0.75 fte) for the FLIARA Horizon Europe Project

Rural Studies Centre, School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies, University of Galway

Ref. No. University of Galway 257-22

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 0.75 fixed term position as a Post-Doctoral Researcher/Project Manager with the Rural Studies Centre based in the Discipline of Geography at the University of Galway. This position is funded by the European Union's Horizon Europe programme and is available from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2025

 

 

Job Description

The successful candidate will become part of the Horizon Europe FLIARA (Female-Led Innovation in Agriculture and Rural Areas) research team at the Rural Studies Centre, University of Galway. The Post-Doctoral Researcher/Project Manager will play a central role in the University of Galway’s coordination of the FLIARA project encompassing the project’s administration, legal, financial, communication and organisational aspects. The Post-Doctoral Researcher/Project Manager will also contribute to the wider project work packages where tasks are assigned to the University of Galway. The position will be 0.5 project management and 0.25 research duties.

The FLIARA consortium is composed of 15 partners from 10 European countries and is led by the University of Galway Rural Studies Centre. 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. Using a unique foresight approach, FLIARA will identify visions for sustainable farm and rural futures and the sustainability innovations needed to realise these visions. Using a thematic case-study approach, project partners will investigate women-led innovations on farms and in wider rural areas looking at their pathways in the innovation ecosystem. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duties:

  • Effective management of the FLIARA project to ensure all tasks are completed according to the grant agreement
  • Administration and record keeping for the FLIARA project according to Horizon Europe rules and FLIARA grant agreement
  • Periodic progress and financial reporting to the European Commission, as well as ongoing consortium budget and technical management
  • Support interactions among consortium partners, Stakeholder Advisory Board and act as liaison with the European Commission
  • Supporting network building among wider key stakeholders and identifying new opportunities to progress FLIARA activities beyond the funded timeframe
  • Preparing a data management plan and gaining research ethics approval for FLIARA, as well as monitoring of both
  • Carry out original research and contribute to writing up research findings for reports, peer-reviewed international journals, the project website and social media
  • Organise and participate in workshops, conferences and consortium meetings, as well as participation in other wider relevant conferences and seminars
  • Additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

 

Essential Requirements:

 

  • PhD in Geography or 4+ year’s equivalent post qualification relevant research experience.
  • Experience and knowledge of working in research areas that relate to gender, rural, agriculture issues and the associated policy environment. 
  • Experience of research administration, financial reporting and report writing
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent planning, organisation and time management skills
  • Significant 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 qualitative data analysis.
  • Strong teamwork, flexibility, high level of initiative and ability to meet deadlines

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience of management and delivery of EU projects
  • Hold internationally peer reviewed publications and a desire to publish and communicate research widely
  • Working knowledge of legal and ethical requirements regarding data protection, management and confidentiality.

 

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

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: Point 1 to Point 3 on the University of Galway Post-Doctoral Research Scale - €39,523.00 - €41,940.00 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 January 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 School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish studies is available at https://www.universityofgalway.ie/colleges-and-schools/arts-social-sciences-and-celtic-studies/geography-archaeology-irish-studies/

 Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Associate Professor Maura Farrell

 

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 maura.farrell@universityofgalway.ie  

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 257-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 22nd November

 

Optional: Interviews are planned to be held on 1st December 2022

 

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

 

The University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

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

Closing Date: Tuesday, 22 Nov 2022

Application: RA/PDR (0.75 fte), School of Geography, (University of Galway 257-22)

Research Assistant, Developing sustainable functional aquafeeds for farmed aquatic species, College of Science and Engineering and Ryan Institute, University of Galway 293-22

Research Assistant

Developing sustainable functional aquafeeds for farmed aquatic species

College of Science and Engineering and Ryan Institute

Ref. No. University of Galway 293-22

 Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed-term position as a Research Assistant with the College of Science and Engineering and Ryan institute at the University of Ireland, Galway.

 This position is available immediately to the contract end date of 31st December 2025.

 Job Description:

The successful candidate will be in assisting in investigating and developing sustainable bioactive feed ingredients for farmed aquatic species. Specifically, the project that the candidate will work on is the EU Horizon Europe-funded project SAFE- SmartAqua4FuturE. This project is comprised of partners from the EU and non-EU nations in addressing the integrated and sustainable freshwater bioeconomy by combining aquaculture, biodiversity preservation, biotechnology and other uses. The position will be based at the Ryan Institute’s Carna Research Station. The research station is in a remote location (75km west of Galway). https://www.universityofgalway.ie/ryaninstitute/corefacilities/carnaresearchstation/history

The Carna Research Station is the Ryan Institute’s base for large-scale, exploratory aquatic investigations, and both applied and basic research, on existing and novel species for aquaculture.  This site also acts as a shore base for many research groups within the Ryan Institute to undertake active research and field training programmes on the West coast of Ireland.

 Duties: What the successful candidate will do attached to the specific post:

  • Conduct aquatic and biodiversity field surveys
  • Fish feed production
  • Monitoring and maintaining fish welfare and health
  • Research aquarium maintenance and development
  • Data collection and processing
  • Provide guidance as required for any support staff, research students, and placement students assisting with the research project, as agreed with the line manager
  • Provide input to the project dissemination
  • Will be part of the weekend cover rota pool for Carna Research Station
  • Carry out field sample collections
  • Assist with organising research activities and training
  • Other duties as required.

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

  • Possess a Master’s degree (Level 9) in aquatic biology, aquaculture, or a relevant discipline
  • Evidence of fish biology and aquatic animal husbandry
  • Ability to work independently as well as a part of a team
  • Proficient in report writing and data handling
  • Knowledge of fish farming and aquaculture
  • Knowledge of the recirculating aquaculture systems and aquaculture wastewater management
  • Hold a full driving licence and own transport (candidates must specifically note this on their CV to be considered for this role as it will be expected from the start)

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

  • Experience in fish feed production and feed trials
  • Knowledge of salmonid production and fish breeding
  • Experience in water quality analysis
  • Knowledge of the latest aquaculture biotechnology and blue bioeconomy.

 Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 Salary: €27,380-€29,360 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)   

Start date: The 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.  

 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 Carna Research Station and Ryan Institute is available at

https://www.universityofgalway.ie/ryaninstitute/corefacilities/carnaresearchstation/

https://www.universityofgalway.ie/ryaninstitute/

 Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Alex Wan, Alex.Wan@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 Alex Wan: e-mail Alex.Wan@Universityofgalway.ie

 Please put reference number University of Galway 293-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 9th December 2022

Interviews are planned to be held on the 16th of December 2022

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: Friday, 09 Dec 2022

Application: Research Assistant,College of Science & Engineering,University of Galway 293-22

Research Assistant - Clinical Database Developer Assistant, CORRIB Research Centre for Advanced Imaging and Core laboratory, University of Galway 295-22

Research Assistant - Clinical Database Developer Assistant

CORRIB Research Centre for Advanced Imaging and Core laboratory

Ref. No. University of Galway 295-22

 Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time fixed-term contract position of 1 year initially as a Research Assistant - Clinical Database Developer assistant within a thriving Academic Research Organisation.  The position may be extended with additional funding availability.  The position is available immediately.  

 The post-holder will join the Cardiovascular Research Centre for Advanced Imaging and Core Lab (CORRIB) which is a newly established centre of excellence for innovation, research, collaboration and education in Cardiovascular research in the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland in collaboration with several medical and biomedical institutions and centres at NUIG [http://www.nuigalway.ie/corrib-corelab/.

 The Clinical Research Database Developer Research assistant supports the unit for all programming requirements. The post holder will work across a programme of studies, supporting both investigator-led and commercial led clinical trials.

 In addition to programming and database development duties, the post holder may also contribute when required to the support of clinical trial data management activities.  In supporting the data management functions the candidate will work with clinical staff and unit management to establish data management related workloads, timelines and priorities.

 Job Description:

  • Work within the Data Management/programming team to contribute to the design/review of study protocols and provide input to the clinical trial team on clinical database/data management issues.
  • Support the Design of clinical trial databases as per the case report forms (paper and electronic) created for clinical trial activities.
  • Create and program data listings and data programming specifications per specified study requirements.
  • Create and program validated data sets.
  • Create database solutions for complex data management issues.
  • Program custom scripts to support data export, import and analysis
  • Develop automated solutions for CORRIB unit data receipt, capture and analysis needs.
  • Be responsible for generating required reports from study databases.
  • Ensure that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are followed.
  • Ensure compliance with all ICH-GCP/ISO/EU/IRL regulations governing clinical trials and clinical investigations as applicable.
  • Ensure that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are followed.
  • Participate in audit as required within the department.
  • Undertake other additional data activities as assigned by a senior member of the team.
  • Provide support and backup as necessary for colleagues in data management for other clinical studies forming part of the CORRIB research portfolio.
  • Continue to build personal skills by taking training opportunities as available and required.
  • Carry out other appropriate and relevant duties under the direction of the Snr. Clinical Trial Coordinator and CORRIB Leadership.

 Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • University degree in IT or equivalent professional qualification
  • Programming work experience (combined programming, database development and data management experience will be considered however programming experience is essential)
  • Team player with strong verbal and communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate practical use of information technology systems,
  • Effective organizational skills and detail orientated.
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects with competing timelines and resources.
  • Able to demonstrate a good and confident command of spoken and written English, sufficient to successfully discuss and explain complex technical ideas in simple and concise terms to a diverse range of stakeholders

 Desirable skills:

  • 1- 2 year’s relevant work experience (combined programming, database development and data management experience will be considered however programming experience is more relevant experience)
  • Knowledge of an OOP based programming language.
  • Demonstrated successful implementation of automation solutions
  • Knowledge of clinical research, associated processes and regulations
  • Experience in clinical data programming and associated concepts
  • Understanding of the clinical data programming development life cycle
  • Clinical research data management related role.
  • Experience of working in clinical trials
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Project management experience
  • ICH Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and/or ISO14155 training

 Salary: Research Assistant Point 1 €27,380 to Point 13 €36,786 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. Hybrid working arrangements may be considered for this position.

 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 about our centre is available at http://www.UniversityofGalway.ie/corrib-corelab/

Further information about Corrib Core Lab is available in the attached brochure 

 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 CorribCLABfinance@universityofgalway.ie

 Please put reference number University of Galway 295-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 7th December 2022 at 5.00 pm

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

 University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 07 Dec 2022

Application: Research Assistant, CORRIB Research Centre, University of Galway 295-22

Research Fellow: Senior Clinical Data Engineer, CORRIB Research Centre for Advanced Imaging and Core laboratory, University of Galway 297-22

Research Fellow: Senior Clinical Data Engineer

CORRIB Research Centre for Advanced Imaging and Core laboratory

Ref. No. University of Galway 297-22

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed-term full time contract position as a Research Fellow: Senior Clinical Data Engineer. The position is available immediately for a period of two years, with potential to extend subject to project success and funding acquisition.

 The post-holder will join the Cardiovascular Research Centre for Advanced Imaging and Core Lab (CORRIB) which is a newly established centre of excellence for innovation, research, collaboration and education in Cardiovascular research in the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland in collaboration with several medical and biomedical institutions and centres at University of Galway http://www.universityofgalway.ie/corrib-corelab/.

 The CORRIB research centre is led by two Medical Directors: Professor Osama Soliman and Professor Yoshi Onuma, and two senior consultants: Professor William Wijns and Professor Patrick Serruys, who founded the centre in January 2020. The centres’ main focus is applied clinical translational research and the CORRIB centre operates in diverse cardiovascular areas under joint leadership with other University of Galway schools including biomedical engineering and school of computer sciences in the field of deep learning, computational modelling and big data.

 Galway provides a unique ecosystem for Medtech and Cardiovascular research advancement. University of Galway have invested to build an end-to-end team of Medtech global experts - including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, research, clinical trials and new device and treatment discovery.  The CORRIB Research Centre builds on this strategic priority and brings together some of the world's best in this field. This clinical research programme presents an unrivalled opportunity to work alongside such pioneers and global experts in cardiovascular imaging, clinical trials, and innovation in medicine, in an ambitious programme of cardiovascular clinical research in a University that values innovation and collaboration.

 The Senior Clinical Data Engineer role acts process and technical lead for the Data Engineering/Programming function in CORRIB.

 The successful candidate will have a leadership role in the establishment of clinical data engineering processes and software programming systems supporting all clinical research activities within the CORRIB Core Lab and Research centre.

The role will act as process and Technical lead to develop and maintain clinical systems that meet internal and external clients' needs.

 The post holder will work across a programme of studies and will be responsible for supporting the requirements both investigator-led and commercial led clinical trials in line with budgetary and timeline commitments.

 The role require a thorough understanding of the entire clinical research process to anticipate and fulfil the data needs of each study. They will also require an ability to manage multiple projects with multiple deadlines.

 The role requires the ability to communicate effectively between the technical and non-technical, strong data analysis and synthesis skills, knowledge of data innovation, data integration design and data modelling, metadata management, problem resolution, programming, build and testing.

 The role involves aggregating applicable data from all sources and devices, managing external data, programming offline listings, trend analysis, data review, data exports and transfers. Responsibilities will include developing standards and libraries to drive efficiencies within the group.

 The post-holder will require a thorough understanding of database development as well as an understanding of the clinical research process to anticipate and fulfil the data needs of each study.

 The role will involve working closely with the other members of the project team including Principal Investigators to devise the data requirements based upon a clinical trial protocol, liaising closely with the data management functional lead and other cross functional members as required. The role will involve database development in accordance with ICH GCP and ISO 14155 standards.

 Job Description:

  • Acts as a process and technical lead for the Data Engineering/Software programming function in CORRIB.
  • Takes a leadership role in the design, building and testing of data engineering and software programming solutions, data products and systems within the CORRIB team, working with the team to establish workloads, timelines and priorities.
  • Process lead for programming activities required for the development of Clinical trial databases for CORRIB Clinical research portfolio and service delivery requirements.
  • Leads the coordination and delivery of clinical trial database development activities including database design, development, implementation, maintenance, and user support of clinical systems for multiple projects working alongside the Senior Data manager to plan, prioritise and resource accordingly and within budgetary and timeline commitments.
  • Lead creation and programming of data listings and data programming specifications per specified study requirements.
  • Create database solutions for complex data management issues including the development of automated solutions for CORRIB unit data receipt, capture and analysis needs.
  • Program custom scripts to support data export, import and analysis from study databases, including the build out new API integrations to support continuing increases in data volume and complexity.
  • Leads process for data integration design and lead identification and selection of appropriate technologies to deliver resilient, scalable and future-proofed data solutions.
  • Designs and leads the implementation of data flows to connect operational systems, including clinical research electronic data capture, image analysis and reporting systems pertaining to CORRIB clinical research needs, designing and implementing interfaces as required with internal and external systems.
  • Develops solutions for aggregating data from multiple sources and producing time sensitive reports and dashboards.
  • Leads CSV activities as required for validation efforts in their area.
  •  Takes the lead project managing their area’s portfolio to deliver within budgetary and timeline commitments.
  •  Supports the scale up of the team if required and acts as line manager as required for more junior members of the team.
  • Delegate development tasks to the development team as appropriate.
  • Work with the University’ ISS department or external sponsors or clients as required to identify and support implementation of IT infrastructure needs for the CORRIB Core Lab and supports ISS department as required in upgrades to technologies affecting CORRIB.
  • Develops and optimises Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to allow more efficient workflow in line with applicable regulatory requirements ISO14155, ICH-GCP, GDPR, 21 CFR Part 11 etc.
  • Any other duties were relevant to this post which may arise and as requested by the CORRIB Core Lab Directors and CORRIB leadership.
  • Maintains awareness of the impact on the CORRIB organisation of emerging trends in data tools, analysis techniques and data usage.
  • Leads on problem resolution with regards to issues in databases, data processes, data products as they occur and initiates actions, monitor services and identify trends to resolve problems,  determining appropriate remedies and assisting with implementation, and with preventative measures as required.
  • Applies standards and tools to design, code, test, correct and document moderate-to-complex programs and scripts from agreed specifications and is responsible for controlling subsequent iterations collaborating with others to review specifications where appropriate.

  

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Primary University degree in IT or Software Programming.
  • Minimum five years relevant work experience in a data engineering/software programming related role with a minimum of two of the five years’ experience supporting clinical research data engineering needs.
  • Capable of leading and designing specific technical programmes independently
  • Demonstrated Competency in some or all of the following Technologies: Python, AWS, Django, REST, JavaScript, GitHub, PostgreSQL, Docker
  • Proficient in computer science algorithms and data structures.
  • Ability to analyse research data management workflow and apply software or procedural solutions.
  • Experience working with data analytics.
  • Evidence of knowledge of clinical research associated processes and regulations.
  • Demonstrated organization skills and flexibility to manage multiple tasks independently and meet deadlines.
  • Experience both as a process lead and working as a team member with excellent communication and customer service skills necessary to effectively contribute to a dynamic clinical research unit.
  • A high degree of motivation and ability to use initiative.
  • Strong communication skills with a proven ability to demonstrate a good and confident command of spoken & written English, sufficient to successfully discuss and explain complex technical ideas in simple & concise terms to a diverse range of stakeholders.

 Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Machine learning and AI engineering principles and techniques.
  • Demonstrated writing skills needed to translate system processes and associated manual processes into clear instructions and explanations
  • Resource management experience.
  • ICH-GCP Training and/or ISO 14155 Training

 Salary: Research Fellow Point 1 €56,933 – Point 4 €62,037 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. Hybrid working will be considered for this role.

 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 about our centre is available at http://www.universityofgalway.ie/corrib-corelab/. Further information about Corrib Core Lab is available in the attached brochure  

 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 CorribCLABfinance@universityofgalway.ie

 Please put reference number University of Galway 297-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 2nd December 2022.

 A panel may be formed for future similar posts.

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

 University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 02 Dec 2022

Application: Research Fellow, CORRIB, University of Galway 297-22

Postdoctoral Researcher, Genomics,School of Biological and Chemical Sciences,(University of Galway 260-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher in Genomics, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, University of Galway

Ref. No. University of Galway 260-22

 

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 January 2023 to 31 December 2024.

 

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. However, he/she will mainly be responsible for the bioinformatic analysis of our 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 January 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 at 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 260-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 30th November 2022

 

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

 

Univeristy 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: Wednesday, 30 Nov 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, Genomics, University of Galway 260-22

Research Assistant, School of Political Science & Sociology (university of Galway 286-22)

SCHOOL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND SOCIOLOGY

Ref. No. University of Galway 286-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (0.5 fte), fixed term position as a Research Assistant with the Centre for Global Women’s Studies at the University of Galway.

 

This position is funded by UNFPA and is available from November 15th 2022 to contract end date of October 25th 2024.

 

Centre for Global Women’s Studies

The Centre for Global Women’s Studies builds on a long tradition of community engagement in Women’s Studies at University of Galway and a commitment to promoting global goals of peace, development and human rights. Rooted in academic excellence, the Centre brings together learners and researchers who are passionate about cultivating critical thinking, knowledge and skills, in partnership with diverse communities, to foster positive change and to advance gender equality, women’s empowerment and human rights for all.

 

Research in the Global Women’s Studies Cluster investigates the operation of gender in society, gender inequalities, changing notions of gender identity, and the challenges of achieving women's empowerment and human rights in Ireland and beyond, in a context of globalisation. Addressing the global issue of gender-based violence is one of our core areas of focus.

 

Research Assistant: The Position

The Centre for Global Women’s Studies is seeking to recruit a Research Assistant with appropriate qualifications and practical experience in applied research on gender-based violence.  The post-holder will support a research project focused on piloting and implementing a global resource investment tool designed to estimate the resources required to comprehensively address gender-based-violence.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will carry out research focused on supporting the pilot and implementation of the Global Resource Investment Tool of the Essential Services Package for women and girls subject to violence (ESP). The United Nations Joint Global Programme on Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence aims to provide greater access to a coordinated set of essential and quality multi-sectoral services for all women and girls who have experienced gender-based violence. The Global Resource Investment Tool, has been developed to enable national institutions to estimate the resource requirements for a minimum package of services, based on selected ‘essential services/actions’ identified across the police and justice, social services and coordination modules in the Essential Services Package (ESP). The tool is intended to help inform national planning, programming and budgeting processes, as well as helping Governments and civil society to better understand what is required for service provision and why this is necessary.

 

The project comprises four phases: Two country pilots of the existing Global Resource Investment Tool; expansion of the Tool based on lessons learned from these pilots; implementation of the revised Tool in a third country. A key element of the work involves undertaking qualitative focus groups and interviews with stakeholders in the participating countries – Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea and Pakistan. In addition, the post-holder will assist with the estimation of the resources required to comprehensively address gender-based violence in each country, employing the Global Resource Investment Tool. This tool is excel-based.

 

Duties:

The successful candidate will undertake duties related to the specified project to include:

  • Travel to the participating countries – Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea and Pakistan.
  • Preparing stakeholder workshops, in conjunction with the project Principal Investigator (PI) and Researcher.
  • Conducting stakeholder workshops in the participating countries, in conjunction with the project Researcher.
  • Sourcing relevant administrative data.
  • Undertaking focus groups and interviews with stakeholders in the participating countries.
  • Assisting with the estimation of resource requirements to comprehensively address gender-based violence in each country, employing the Global Resource Investment Tool.
  • Preparing and conducting global coordination workshops, in conjunction with the project Principal Investigator (PI) and Researcher.
  • Documenting lessons learned from the country pilots, in conjunction with the project Principal Investigator (PI) and Researcher.
  • Assisting with the application of lessons learned to expand/revise the Global Resource Investment Tool, as well as developing new cost strategies.
  • Report writing, in conjunction with the project Principal Investigator (PI) and Researcher.
  • Liaising with stakeholders.

 

Other duties may be assigned by the PI from time to time. The successful candidate will carry out the duties of the post under the direction of the PI.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

The successful candidate will have a degree in a Social Science subject such as Sociology or Economics and a Masters in a Social Science subject such as Sociology or Economics.

 

  • A degree in a Social Science subject such as Sociology or Economics.
  • A Masters in a Social Science subject such as Sociology or Economics.
  • Demonstrable understanding of gender-based violence.
  • Experience of conducting social science research on pressing social issues.
  • Expertise in conducting qualitative research – focus groups and interviews.
  • Practical knowledge, and experience, of excel.
  • Robust analytical skills – qualitative data and excel formulas/calculations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong report writing skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Expertise in conducting research on gender-based violence.
  • Practical experience of sourcing administrative data.
  • Experience of preparing and conducting stakeholder workshops.
  • Experience of working with global organisations, such as UNFPA.
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary research team. 

 

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €27,380 to €36,786per 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:

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 Centre for Global Women’s Studies is available at https://www.universityofgalway.ie/womens_studies/index.html

 

Further information about the ESP Global Resource Investment Tool is available at https://www.unodc.org/documents/justice-and-prison-reform/ESP_Module-7-CostingTool-EN.pdf

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Nata Duvvury (nata.duvvury@universityofgalway.ie)

 

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a cover letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees – to be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only), to Dr Nata Duvvury: nata.duvvury@universityofgalway.ie

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 286-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm November 21st

 

 

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

 

The University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

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

 

Closing Date: Monday, 21 Nov 2022

Application: RA, School of Political Science & Sociology (University of Galway 286-22)

EcoFoodSystems PostDoctoral Researcher, Agriculture & Bioeconomy Research Centre, Ryan Institute, College of Science & Engineering, University of Galway 283-22

EcoFoodSystems PostDoctoral Researcher

 Agriculture & Bioeconomy Research Centre, Ryan Institute

College of Science & Engineering

Ref. No.  University of Galway 283-22

 Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed-term position as a PostDoctoral Researcher for the EU/IFAD-funded EcoFoodSystems project in the research group of Prof. Charles Spillane at the Agriculture & Bioeconomy Research Centre, Ryan Institute at the National University of Ireland Galway (University of Galway).

 This position is funded by the European Union (EU) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and is available immediately for 2 years until 30/09/2024.

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

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

 Job Description: The EU/IFAD funded EcoFoodSystems project is seeking a dynamic Postdoctoral Researcher who will work closely with the Lead Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators to generate research and innovation impacts from the project.  By 2050, more than two thirds of the world population will be living in urban areas, the majority living in cities. Food systems serve diverse farmer and consumer constituencies with differentiated impacts on sustainability, economic growth, social inclusion and nutrition. A rural-urban food systems transition focus is critical to ensuring sustainable rural development in concert with transitioning of food systems in city regions towards more sustainable, resilient, and healthy dietary outcomes. The EcoFoodSystems project places particular emphasis on linking national to subnational food systems (including data systems for decision-support) in each of the three countries to generate data and knowledge for more effective decision-making that enables climate-resilient agroecological transitions of food systems.

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

The EcoFoodSystems Postdoctoral Researcher will be responsible for advancing the research and innovation outputs, impacts and outcomes of the research project, under the direction of the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators, to ensure that the projects goals, milestones and impact are reached.

The Postdoctoral Researcher should be technically strong in the areas of data analysis, life cycle assessment and business/social marketing skills and will be able to identify, quantify and systematically map productivity challenges limiting the scaling of agroecological practices, both from perspective of business and innovation and environment.

The Postdoctoral Researcher will collects, synthesizes, and processes information to develop high-quality databases and extract meaningful results, work with other team members to develops and applies methodologies to address critical analytical issues, provide rigorous and objective results, communicates results through well-designed figures and tables, publish journal articles and reports, and present results at conferences, workshops, and project meetings.

The Postdoctoral Researcher will work with Principal Investigator, Senior Research Fellow, PhD researchers and other team members, as well as with Co-Investigators teams.

The Postdoctoral Researcher will be based in Prof. Spillane’s research team at the University of Galway, with intermittent international travel to research sites and for research activities.

 Duties:  

  • To determine appropriate methodologies for EcoFood research, under the guidance and direction of the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators.
  • To plan and implement research For the Ecofood System, targeting high-impact outputs, outcomes and impacts.
  • To ensure that all Work Packages and Research Activity Areas of the EcoFoodSystems are advanced to reach milestones and targets.
  • To ensure that all research and innovation activities across the EcoFoodSystems project are aligned with the Theory of Change, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework and that project indicators are used to measure research progress.
  • To conduct innovative high-impact research across the four Research Activity areas in EcoFoodSystems for targeting agroecological transitions of food systems towards the furthest behind nutritionally.
  • To conduct innovative high-impact research across the three Research Activity areas in EcoFoodSystems for Overcoming of labour productivity barriers to agroecological scaling for socially-inclusive decent jobs in climate-resilient value chains and food systems.
  • To conduct innovative high-impact research across the five Research Activity areas in EcoFoodSystems for environmental footprinting of agroecological transition pathways for climate-resilient food systems to address malnutrition.
  • To conduct innovative high-impact research across the four Research Activity areas in EcoFoodSystems for fostering ownership and iterative learning for sustaining agroecological transitions of food systems
  • To assist and engage in the research supervision of other researchers working on the EcoFoodSystems project.
  • To be familiar with the publication process and to be engage in and assisting with drafting and submission of research papers, reports and other forms of EcoFoodSystems project outputs.
  • Draft reports for funding agencies, and engage in development of proposals for additional funding to further expand and sustain the EcoFoodSystems project.
  • Keeping appropriate records as directed and in line with Funder/University policy
  • Working closely with Professor Spillane and other members of EcoFoodSystems research team on an on-going basis to support the efficient functioning of the EcoFoodSystems project
  • To carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required.

 Essential Requirements:

  •  PhD degree in food systems analytics or equivalent relating to food systems transitions and transformations. Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills that are integrative, interdisciplinary, systems thinking based and participatory (i.e. co-creation, multi-stakeholder platforms etc) in relation to sustainable food systems transitions in developing countries are required.
  • Educational and research background that demonstrates capability to conduct high-impact research on food systems that displays critical thinking and generation of frontier knowledge.
  • Systems thinking, integrative and interdisciplinary capacity for conducting high-impact research on food systems.
  • Interdisciplinary background on food systems, spanning as many of following areas as possible (economics, geography, environmental sciences, environmental footprinting, big data, data analytics, political science, life cycle analysis, international development).
  • Expertise in quantitative and qualitative analysis and modelling related to sustainability, economic growth, social inclusion and nutrition components.
  • Modelling skills of relevance to food systems analysis e.g. RODOS, ECOFOOD, DSSAT, STELLA), GIS skills (ArcGIS, qGIS) etc.
  • Data analytics capability for mapping, modelling and visualising food systems flows from global, national, regional, city region, district, household and individual levels.
  • Excellent scientific/report writing skills and proficiency in data analytics and data visualisation (e.g. using R, SPSS, Tableau).
  • Strong understanding of international agricultural research and innovation food systems activities, needs and priorities, particularly of donors, multilateral orgs (e.g. IFAD), national systems, CGIAR system, value chains, stakeholder groups and beneficiaries.
  • Ability to convert project theories of change into tangible outputs and impacts.
  • Willingness to travel to and conduct research in partner countries.

 Desirable Requirements:

  •  Published high-impact peer-reviewed journal papers on food systems (e.g. modelling of sustainable development in concert with transitioning of food systems towards more sustainable, resilient, and healthy dietary outcomes).
  • Critical perspective on food systems with passion for conducting data-driven and evidence-based research to unpack assumptions regarding food systems transitions and transformations.
  • Desire to work as a part of a global team in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Familiarity with a wide range of data sources relevant for the project analysis, and the ability to identify emerging topics and data sources and engage experts to conduct research.
  • Well-developed problem-solving, quantitative, and critical thinking skills; intellectual curiosity. Able to structure and formulate solutions to complex problems.
  • Highly motivated and detail oriented with the ability to work independently and in close collaboration with team members.
  • Skilled written and verbal communicator, including the ability to present complex information so that it is understandable to a broad audience.
  • Experience in international agricultural or agrifood systems development arena, with critical understanding of co-benefits and tradeoffs associated with different agrifood systems transition and transformation pathways.
  • Significant experience in big data, smart cities and use of large datasets for enabling decision making by governments, companies, consumers and all stakeholders along food systems value and supply chains, particularly in context of developing countries.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, editing, and reporting skills in English. Working knowledge of Spanish, Vietnamese of Amharic or another major language is an advantage.
  • Ability and willingness to work in and promote diverse multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environments.

 Salary: €39,523-€43,127 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.  

 Further information: www.ryaninstitute.ie

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

 To Apply:

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

Please put reference number University of Galway 283-22 in the subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 15th December 2022

 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: Thursday, 15 Dec 2022

Application: PostDoctoral Researcher, Ryan Institute, University of Galway 283-22

Postdoctoral Researcher, Health Promotion Research Centre, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Galway 290-22

Postdoctoral Researcher

Health Promotion Research Centre

College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Ref. No. University of Galway 290-22

 Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fifteen-month part time 0.8 FTE fixed term position as a post-doctoral researcher with the Health Promotion Research Centre at University of Galway.

 This position is funded by Safefood; the food safety promotion board and is available from January 2023 to March 2024.

 We are seeking to recruit a Post-doctoral Researcher. This is an exciting opportunity to join a cross-border interdisciplinary team on a research project investigating public perceptions and media discourses of food poverty on the Island of Ireland.

 The project adopts a collaborative, interdisciplinary and integrated knowledge translation (iKT) approach; and will engage with diverse stakeholders, including members of the public, media professionals, and food poverty advocates/organisations.

 Key project aims include:

 -          investigating how food poverty is discursively constructed across policy documents, print and broadcast media in the island of Ireland (IoI).

-          examining key stakeholder views, perceptions and understandings of food poverty

-          exploring public perceptions on how the issue of food poverty is framed and communicated

-          using a co-creation collaborative approach, develop practice and policy recommendations targeted at key stakeholders

 The post holder will work collaboratively with project staff with expertise in health promotion, media studies and food poverty from the University of Galway, University College Dublin and Ulster University respectively and offers opportunities to develop skills and knowledge within and across these three disciplines.

 Information on the Health Promotion Research Centre can be accessed https://www.universityofgalway.ie/hprc/

 Job Description:

Duties: The successful candidate will:

  • Lead on a rapid review of the evidence on media representation of food poverty
  • Establish and run stakeholder advisory panels (public, media professionals and food poverty advocates/organisations)
  • Adapt research ethics applications and liaise with research ethics committees
  • Collect and analyse data from local and national broadcast media (radio and television) in the Republic and Northern Ireland
  • Collect and analyse data from local and national print media sources in the Republic and Northern Ireland
  • Recruit and collect data from key stakeholder groups including policymakers, media organisations, community organisations and the public
  • Engage in a co-creation process to develop relevant, useful and culturally appropriate Knowledge Translation products/outputs arising from the findings of the research
  • Write reports, scientific papers and contribute to other dissemination activities
  • Develop a strong working relationship with project researchers and leads, and communicate effectively with project team members and all research staff
  • Other project related management duties as required.

 Qualifications/Skills required:

 Essential requirements:

  • A PhD: This should be in Health or Social Science, Psychology, Nutrition, Media Studies or a related discipline.
  • Experience of evidence synthesis
  • Experience of qualitative research design, data collection, and data analysis
  • Evidence of ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent communication, self-management, and interpersonal skills
  • Report writing and/or peer-reviewed publications in a topic or method(s) relevant to this project

 Desirable requirements:

 

  • Understanding/Knowledge of critical discourse analysis methods 
  • Experience gathering and analysing broadcast media data
  • Experience in Public and Patient Involvement or stakeholder engagement
  • Experience in conducting interviews and/or focus groups
  • Knowledge of NVivo or other qualitative data management and analysis software
  • Evidence of knowledge translation
  • Research project management experience
  • Advanced qualitative analysis skills

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 Salary: Postdoctoral researcher PD1 – PD6, €39,523 to €45,609 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

 Start date: Position is available from January 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. The post offers opportunities for training and professional and personal development, and to develop technical research skills.

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

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

 Further information about the research centre is available here

 Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Prof Colette Kelly: colette.kelly@universityofgalway.ie

 NB: Gárda vetting will be a requirement for this post

 To Apply:

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

 Please put reference number University of Galway 290-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 9th December 2022.

Interviews will be held week of December 19th 2022. 

 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'.

Closing Date: Friday, 09 Dec 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, CMNHS, University of Galway 290-22

Postdoctoral Researcher, Environmental/Institutional Economics (Full-Time), School of Business & Economics, (University of Galway 291-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher: Environmental/Institutional Economics (Full-Time)

 

School of Business and Economics, NUI Galway

 

Ref. No. University of Galway 291-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time 24 month, fixed-term contract position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Economics, in the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) at the University of Galway, Ireland. This position is funded by the DEEPREST/EPA project under the European Commission BioRestore ERA-NET Cofund Action. The position will be based in Economics at the University of Galway and is available from 1st January 2023 until 31st December 2024.

 

The project aims to evaluate the economic and societal impact of deep sea mining on relevant stakeholders using attitudinal survey and environmental valuation techniques. The successful candidate will examine the economic valuation of ecosystem services and contribute to the development of a socio-ecological system to deep sea ocean governance, conservation and restoration.  The successful candidate will also contribute to the development of formal and informal institutions and governance arrangements, and future policies concerned with deep sea mining and governance in areas of national and international jurisdiction including the International Seabed Authority (ISA) and the UN Convention on the law of the sea (UNCLOS).

 

For further information on the DEEPREST project:  https://deep-rest.ifremer.fr/

 

Job Description:

 

The successful candidate will conduct the following:

  1. Significantly contribute to day to day project management of University of Galway’s participation in DEEPREST, including ongoing technical and financial reporting.
  2. Analyse survey data using the relevant discrete choice modelling techniques
  3. Design choice experiment attitudinal surveys for public and industry stakeholders
  4. Conduct focus group research and analysis of relevant stakeholders
  5. Collaborate with relevant project partners for data collection and modelling
  6. Prepare periodic and final reports of findings.

 

Additional Duties:

 

In addition to the tasks listed above, the successful candidate will:

  1. Prepare abstracts, journal articles, policy briefs and presentations for dissemination of the work in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, international conferences and relevant industry symposium.
  2. Assist in the operation of the research group by helping with the following: (i), day-to-day management, and liason with partners and University of Galway staff as required (iii) writing research funding applications.
  3. Work independently to ensure the successful completion of the work and their development as an academic researcher.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

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

  • Hold a PhD in a relevant research area (e.g. Economics/Environmental Economics/Institutional Economics/Marine economics)
    • Strong publication record as a senior author in peer-reviewed journal papers.
    • Have proven experience in the use of discrete choice modelling techniques and

econometric modelling software, e.g., Excel, NGene, Stata, NLogit

  • Demonstrable expertise in the design and implementation of stated preference surveys
  • Be able to conduct focus group and participatory research and analysis
  • Demonstrable expertise in institutional economics and the governance of natural resources

 

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

  • Have experience in writing research funding applications.
  • Have experience in project and/or research group management.
  • Have experience in engaging with stakeholders involved in the mining sector
  • Have experience in working in the marine sector in both national and international jurisdictions engaging with stakeholders involved in the mining sector

 

Salary: €39,522 to €51,036 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 01/01/23

 

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

 

For information on SEMRU and the economics discipline please see:

http://whitakerinstitute.ie/research-cluster/semru/

https://www.universityofgalway.ie/business-public-policy-law/cairnes/subjectareas/economics/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Thomas van Rensburg Thomas.vanrensburg@universityofgalway.ie

 

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

 

To Apply:

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

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 291-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 30/11/22

 

 

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, 30 Nov 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, Environmental/Institutional university of Galway 291-22

Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Engineering,( University of Galway 294-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher - MODCONS Project

School of Engineering, University of Galway

Ref. No. University of Galway 294-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed-term 12-month contract position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Timber Engineering Research Group (TERG) at the School of Engineering, University of Galway.  

The Modular Mass Timber Building for the Circular Economy (MODCONS) Project is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine under the 2019 Competitive Research Call (Project Ref: 2019R471) and is being carried out in partnership with Munster Technological University and 5 industry partners.

 

Project Background:

The supply of raw materials from Irish forests is predicted to double in the period 2017-2035. This presents an opportunity to grow the circular bioeconomy by utilising the increased supply in novel sustainable mass timber building solutions. The project aims to design, develop and test sustainable prefabricated modular units using mass timber panels, maximising the use of Irish timber and optimising building performance for structural integrity, fire, acoustics and vibration, and future reconstruction and reuse. A further objective is the life cycle assessment and life cycle costing of the optimised system.

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 PI
  • Structural design, specification and testing of modular mass timber building solutions
  • Develop and implement an experimental testing programme
  • Life cycle assessment and costing of optimised solution(s)
  • Contribute to supervision and mentoring of PhD students
  • Coordinate and liaise with project partners, industry partners, colleagues and stakeholders
  • Preparation of project 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. These might include organisation of project meetings and documentation, risk assessment of research activities.
  • Disseminate and publicise research findings of the project, as outlined in the Knowledge Transfer plan (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 Structural or Civil Engineering (or related discipline).
  • Experience in Timber Engineering
  • Excellent communication skills, demonstrated commitment to deliver and publish results, 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 experimental testing of structural assemblies or components
  • Expertise in acoustic modelling and testing
  • Experience in LCA, LCC and life-cycle inventory analysis

 

Salary€39,523 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

 

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 294-22 in the subject line of the e-mail application.

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5 pm on Friday 9th December 2022.

 

 

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

 

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

Closing Date: Friday, 09 Dec 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher ,School of Engineering,( University of Galway 294-22)

Research Assistant – PPI Ignite Network, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Galway 296-22

Research AssistantPPI Ignite Network

 College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

 Ref. No. University of Galway 296-22

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

 The PPI Ignite Network is funded by the Health Research Board and the Irish Research Council, with co-funding from University of Galway, and the position is available from January 2023 to contract end date of 28 Feb 2026.

 The PPI Ignite Network promotes excellence and inspires innovation in public and patient involvement (PPI) in health and social care research in Ireland. The Network aims to provide a shared voice for PPI across Ireland, aiming to change the research culture, an important contributor to improving health outcomes for the public.

 The Network is based at seven Universities in Ireland, led from University of Galway by Professor Sean Dinneen, with ten national partners and fifty three local partners. More information on the Network is available on www.ppinetwork.ie

 Job Description:

The successful candidate will work with both the Network’s National Office and the University of Galway programme office, working under the direction of the two programme managers. The post holder will be part of the PPI Ignite Network research programme, working with researchers, community and patient organisations, and with members of the public, across the University and nationally. The post holder will be based in the Institute for Lifecourse and Society (ILAS) at University of Galway.

 Public and patient involvement (PPI) in research means research carried out ‘with’ or ‘by’ members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them. One of the aims of the PPI Ignite Network at University of Galway is to refine existing and develop new PPI research methodologies, with a particular focus on working with the public. There is also a very strong focus on developing and delivering PPI training to both researchers and the public. The post holder will play an important role in both of these areas of work. 

 Duties:

 Research

  • Actively participate as a team member in developing and measuring outcomes and processes to evaluate the impact of the PPI Ignite Network and write procedural guidance for collection of evaluation data  
  • Provide assistance in conducting other research activities, including planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating studies within the overall scope of the PPI Ignite Network programme
  • Coordinate the development or adaptation of templates, forms and questionnaires to support PPI research methods
  • Conduct literature and database searches and interpret and present the findings of the literature searches as appropriate
  • Present information on research progress and outcomes to others responsible for the research project
  • Assist with supporting summer students working on PPI-focused research
  • Support the preparation of applications for research funding as appropriate

 Research administration and management

  • Support the day-to-day management of the PPI Ignite Network programme, under the direction of the National Programme Manager and the University of Galway Programme Manager
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to research, education, training and dissemination events and all other programme activities
  • Keep appropriate records, particularly procurement and financial records, as directed and in line with funder and University policies
  • Maintain and update web sites
  • Take responsibility for maintaining and extending the existing strong social media presence of the PPI Ignite Network research programme
  • Expand the creation and use of video-based resources to share information about PPI in research
  • Perform other related duties required to support to PPI Ignite Network programme.
  • Where appropriate,provide PPI advice to research students, postdoctoral researchers and members of the public
  • Where appropriate, contribute to the delivery of PPI training

 Qualifications/Skills required:

 Essential Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in a health or social care area  
  • Demonstrable evidence of excellent organisational and administrative skills 
  • Strong IT skills, including use of social media and web site maintenance  
  • Knowledge of, and experience of, public and patient involvement  
  • Knowledge of, and experience, of research  

 Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in administrative and financial aspects of research studies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Clear evidence of ability to multi-task and prioritise activities 
  • Experience in working with community groups, voluntary organisations and the public
  • Be highly motivated and self-driven 

 Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 Salary: Point 1 €27,380 to Point 10 €34,190 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 January 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 PPI Ignite Network is available at www.ppinetwork.ie and about the Network at University of Galway at www.universityofgalway.ie/ppi. Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Edel Murphy (edel.murphy@universityofgalway.ie) or Martha Killilea (martha.killilea@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 martha.killilea@universityofgalway.ie

 Please put reference number University of Galway 296-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on 9th December 2022

 Interviews will be held in person at University of Galway on Wednesday 14th December 2022  

 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, 09 Dec 2022

Application: Research Assistant, CMNHS, University of Galway 296-22

Postdoctoral Researcher, Seaweed Molecular Biology, physiology and genetics, Ryan Institute, (University of Galway 300-22 )

Full time Postdoctoral Researcher – Seaweed Molecular Biology, physiology and genetics 

 
Ryan Institute/School of Natural Sciences 
 

Ref. No. University of Galway 300-22 

 

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

This 24 months position is funded by the European Commission and is available from March 2023 to end date of February 2025. 

 

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will combine advanced knowledge of Plant Biology / plant metabolism with an excellent knowledge of the use of mass spectrometry related technologies. The experiments will consist ofmetabolic analyses, in particular the use of heavy isotope labelling in order to document the interactions between coffee plants and their associated soil  

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

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

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

 

Duties:  

-grow and maintain coffee plants in highly controlled environments 

-Extract metabolites from soil, microbiome and plant tissues 

-perform metabolic and growth analyses 

-collaborate with the laboratory team technically and scientifically  

-write papers/reports 

-interact with stakeholders and other institutions part of the European project 

-participate to grant agency reporting 

-participate in dissemination activities 

-participate in lab management and co-supervision of students 

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

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

 

Essential Requirements: 

  • PhD in Plant biology and a good research track record that demonstrates strong capabilities and outputs.  

  • Track record in plant biochemistry, specifically metabolic analyses, ideally with a background on micro- or macro-algae. 

  • knowledge of R for analysis of large datasets 

  • Organisational, writing and report/paper drafting skills.  

  • Skills in biochemistry (metabolic analyses) 

 

Desirable Requirements:  

  • Previous experience in a laboratory from the private sector 

  • Have experience in grant writing 

  • Evidence for team working (including supervision and/or lab management experience) 

  • Valid driving license 

  • Track record in the area of plant / microbiome interactions 

 

Start date: Position is available from 01/03/2023 

 

Salary: Postdoctoral Researcher Point 1 €41,209 to Point 2 €41,785per 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.    

 

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

 

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

 

Further information about the laboratory is available athttps://sulpice-lab.com/ 

 

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

 

To Apply: 

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

  

Please put reference number University of Galway 300-22 in subject line of e-mail application. 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm30/12/2022 

 

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

 

Universityof Galway is an equalopportunitiesemployer. 

 

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

 

'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.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.' 

 

Closing Date: Friday, 30 Dec 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, Ryan Institute, (University of Galway 300-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Medicine, College of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Galway 299-22

Post-Doctoral Researcher

School of Medicine, College of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences

Ref. No. University of Galway 299-22

 Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time two year position as a post-doctoral researcher with the Discipline of Pharmacology & Therapeutics at the University of Galway.

 This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland, Frontiers for the Future Award to contract end date of November 2024

 Job Description:

The successful candidate will join the Ryan Research group in the Lambe Institute for Translational Medicine to lead a project on understanding immunosuppression in colorectal cancer. The Ryan laboratory investigates potential clinical utility of targeting stromal cells in tumours using novel approaches (e.g. immune checkpoint inhibitors) for the treatment of metastatic colon cancer: https://www.universityofgalway.ie/remedi/research-groups/ryangroup/

 The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary environment involving immunologists, cancer researchers, gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons and pathologists at University of Galway and Galway University Hospitals. This project will aim to uncover novel sialylation-dependent immune checkpoint targets to overcome stromal cell immunosuppression in the TME and restore anti-tumour immunity in the context of colorectal cancer. The post-doctoral researcher will establish pre-clinical models of colorectal cancer to investigate the feasibility and efficacy of targeting sialyation in CRC stromal cells. Funding is available for collaborative travel opportunities. The project will be developed with national and international academic and industry collaborators.

 Duties:

  • To perform a range of experimental assays to assess the role of sialylation in stromal cell mediated immune suppression
  • To establish and characterise primary stromal cell cultures from clinical samples
  • To develop pre-clinical models to assess efficacy of novel sialylation targeting approaches
  • To develop 3D cell-based immunology models for assessing primary stromal cell immunosuppression.
  • To evaluate research findings and perform data analysis in an accurate and precise manner
  • To train and mentor postgraduate and undergraduate research students
  • To publish research findings 
  • To attend conferences and disseminate research findings nationally and internationally

Qualifications/Skills required:

 PhD in Immunology, or Cancer Biology/Cancer Immunology, or a related Discipline. Broad base and cross disciplinary knowledge of tumour immunology

 Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Immunology, or Cancer Biology/Cancer Immunology, or a related Discipline.
  • Broad base and cross disciplinary knowledge of tumour immunology
  • Published track record of expertise in molecular and cellular techniques (PCR, Western Blotting, ELISA, IHC)
  • Expertise in advanced primary cell culture experience (2D and 3D)
  • Expertise in multi-parameter flow cytometry
  • Proven ability to work to deadlines and produce reports
  • Experience and interest in training and mentorship of undergraduate/postgraduate research students
  • Enthusiastic, driven and possess strong communication and organizational skills with the ability to produce results and prioritize tasks
  • Strong publication record

 Desirable Requirements:

  • An interest in imaging techniques
  • Experience in multiple immunology related cell based research techniques
  • Experience with isolation and characterization of primary tumour samples
  • Track record of successful funding applications appropriate to career stage
  • A background knowledge of colorectal cancer

 Salary: €39,523 to €43,127 per annum pro rata (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 Start date: Position is available from Dec 1st 2022 for two years with the possibility of a 12 month extension.

 Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 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/research-groups/ryangroup

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Aideen Ryan aideen.ryan@university ofgalway.ie

 NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post

 To Apply:

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

 Please put reference number University of Galway 299-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Dec 10th

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, 10 Dec 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Medicine, University of Galway 299-22

Postdoctoral Researcher, Adsorption based biotechnology to integrate methane emission mitigation and valorisation, Ryan Institute (University of Galway 303-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher 

Adsorption based biotechnology to integrate methane emission mitigation and valorisation   

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, and Ryan Institute 

Ref. No. University of Galway 303-22 

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences,in the research group of Dr. Alma Siggins, at the University of Galway 

This position is aligned with a Royal Society – Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellowship, and is available from 1st March 2023 to 30th September 2027.  

 

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will advance scientific knowledge of the integration of adsorption and microbial biotransformation. They will work with established industry partners to design, developand evaluate adsorbents with highly specified physical and chemical characteristics, and subsequently establish and optimise novel environmental biotechnology platforms for sustainable methanotrophicproduction of high value industrial compounds.   

In addition to the experimental aspects of the project, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to internal and external dissemination of the results, tosupport undergraduate and postgraduate student research projects, and participate in the daily life of the laboratory. They will also be strongly encouraged to work towards (co-)applying for funding to develop their own research area and interests, and/or participating in collaborative grant applications.  

The successful candidate will also contribute to teaching, to a maximum of 48 contact hours per academic year. Teaching will include contribution to modules associated with the Microbiology pathway of GY301 (undergraduate) and the MSc in Biotechnology, as required by the Pathway and Course Directors, respectively 

 

Duties: 

  • Investigate methane adsorption mechanisms by custom engineered adsorbents, experimentally and using established mathematical models.  

  • Support a PhD student project investigatingmethanotrophic biofilm formation mechanisms associated with adsorbent characteristics 

  • Contribute to the design and optimisation of a novel biotechnology platform for biological methane oxidation 

  • Collaborate with the laboratory team technically and scientifically  

  • Write papers/reports and mentor student writing development 

  • Participate in dissemination activities, including internal seminars and national/international conferences 

  • Participate in lab management  

  • Contribute to Health and Safety requirements of the lab 

  • Contribute to teaching within the GY301 Microbiology pathway, and MSc Biotechnology.  

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

 

Essential Requirements:  

  • PhD in Microbiology  

  • Documented research experience with environmental biotechnology platforms 

  • Strong publication track record, relevant to career stage, in environmental biotechnology. 

  • Organisational, writing and report/paper drafting skills.  

  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills.  

 

Desirable Requirements:  

  • Evidence of student supervision/mentoring  

  • Laboratory management experience including knowledge of Health and Safety requirements 

  • Track record in interdisciplinary research, including Environmental Science, Engineering, or Chemistry 

  • Experience in grant writing 

  • Teaching experience at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels.  

 

Salary:€39,522 to €44,350 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).  

 

Start date: Position is available from 01st 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 on the School of Biological and Chemical sciencesis available atSchool of Biological and Chemical Sciences 

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr.Alma Sigginsalma.siggins@universityofgalway.ie 

 

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

 

To Apply: 

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

  

Please put reference number University of Galway 303-22 in subject line of e-mail application. 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm3rdJanuary 2023 

 

 

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

 

TheUniversityof Galway is an equalopportunitiesemployer. 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closing Date: Tuesday, 03 Jan 2023

Application: PDR, Ryan Institute, University of Galway 303-22

Postdoctoral Researcher, Multilingual Island: Sites of Translation and Encounter (MISTE), School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Galway 304-22

Postdoctoral Researcher  

Project: Multilingual Island: Sites of Translation and Encounter (MISTE) School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

 Ref. No. University of Galway 304-22

 The National University of Ireland Galway is recruiting a full-time, fixed term Postdoctoral Researcher for the project Multilingual Island: Sites of Translation and Encounter (MISTE). The project takes a ‘shared island’ approach to create an in-depth understanding of intercultural encounters in Ireland through the lens of language and translation, comparing settings in Galway and Belfast. The position is funded under the North-South Research Programme.

 Project Description

This project will measure multilingual practices to investigate the role of translation in bringing together migrants/refugees and local communities; and to explore the creative potential of translation to raise awareness of cultural diversity in Ireland. The project compares approaches to language and migrant/refugee integration in different sites with a view to informing policy and best practice. 

MISTE will work in Galway and Belfast to

-          Measure multilingual practices in sites of everyday encounters between migrants/refugees and local communities (religious sites, sports grounds, community centres, libraries);

-          Investigate the role of translation (including non-professional translation provided by religious figures, social workers etc.) in everyday encounters between migrants/refugees and local communities;

-          Explore the creative potential of translation to establish a dialogue between migrants and the community, and to provide a migrant perspective on the theme of Ireland as a ‘shared island’;

-          Compare how Northern and Southern approaches to migrant/refugee integration impact the practice of multilingualism.

The research team comprises researchers in University of Galway (Prof. Anne O’Connor; Dr. Andrea Ciribuco, Dr. Lorna Shaughnessy) and in QUB (Dr. Piotr Blumczynski). The researcher will be based in the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies, located in the Hardiman Research Building in University of Galway and will work on sites in Galway and in Belfast.

 Contract duration:  1 February 2023 – 31 July 2024 (18 months)

 Job Description

 The Postdoctoral Researcher (PDR) will perform ethnographic observations of religious and sport sites in Galway and Belfast, coordinating with researchers from the QUB team. They will focus on multilingual interactions in the sites, taking informed annotations on language use, translation, (including non-professional translation and interpreting, and language brokering), objects and tools. Subsequently, in conjunction with the other team members, as appropriate, the PDR will conduct semi-structured interviews in each site. The PDR will also be involved in the organisation of translation workshops that engage with multilingual migrants in the area, liaising with civil society partners. The post places emphasis on ethnographic work and community engagement.

 The PDR will be responsible for the transcription and pseudonymisation of interviews and session recordings and for qualitative coding of data through Nvivo to individuate common themes and enable a comparative North-South analysis.

 The PDR will be involved in the dissemination of project findings and raise awareness on the potential of multilingual, migrant perspective for a ‘shared Ireland’. This will include co-authoring and presenting conferences papers; co-authoring peer-reviewed articles; co-ordinating social media communications, and co-creating and organising community outreach events.

 Qualifications

Suitable candidates must meet the following criteria

  • PhD in Translation or Sociolinguistics or related area (submitted before interview date)
  • Demonstrable research interest in the intersection of language and migration 
  • Experience of ethnographic research 
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work well both collaboratively and independently
  • Highly motivated, with excellent organisational skills

 Desirable criteria:

  •  Demonstrable research interest in the social, cultural and policy aspects of translation.
  • Excellent IT skills / social media
  • Peer-reviewed publication record
  • Experience of community outreach and partnerships outside academia
  • Familiarity with contexts of migration and diversity
  • English proficiency plus a degree of expertise in at least two additional languages (preferably including one of the following: Polish, French, Romanian, Lithuanian, Spanish, German, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Ukrainian).

 To Apply

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

 Please put the relevant reference number University of Galway 304-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Salary: €41,209 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)

Start: 1 February 2023

 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 informal enquiries concerning this position may be made by contacting Professor Anne O’Connor: anne.oconnor@universityofgalway.ie.

  

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, Friday 9 December, 2022. 

Interviews are planned to be held virtually, the week commencing December 19, 2022.

 University of Galway reserves the right to readvertise 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, 09 Dec 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, SLLC, University of Galway 304-22

Research Fellow/Commercial Lead – Neutro-Predict Project, School of Medicine, CMNHS, University of Galway 305-22

Research Fellow/Commercial Lead – Neutro-Predict Project

School of Medicine, CMNHS

Ref. No. University of Galway 305-22

 Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a temporary full time fixed term position as a Research Fellow with expertise in with expertise in market analysis, commercialization, product design and validation to work as the Commercial Lead on an Enterprise Ireland funded project at the School of Medicine, University of Galway, Galway, Ireland. This position is available from 1st February 2023 for 12 months.

 The role is part of the Commercialisation Fund project in NUI Galway working on the development of a novel neutrophil monitoring device. This is an exciting opportunity to join with the team at design phase.

 Job Description:

The successful candidate will work with the existing team, but lead all activities, processes, milestones and deliverables associated with the commercial exploitation of the technology.

 This means taking accountability and ownership of work streams such as:

  • Market study and market analysis:  Primary and secondary market research.  i.e. initial market segments & prioritization; addressable market & market potential; access and/or buying dynamics; uptake/penetration; competitor analysis.
  • User-led design: Primary market research KOLs and target customers. i.e. initial design concepts; USFs; product costing; initial prototype/s; clinical testing.
  • IVD medical device product development and validation.
  • In-vitro diagnostic assay design and validation is desirable.
  • Business Model options and Financial Viability:  i.e. Build financial model.
  • IP Strategy:  Patent options/possibilities (e.g. registered IP vs. know-how); geographies; timings. Patents to be filed as necessary.
  • Reimbursement options: Engage with insurers and other stakeholders as relate to reimbursement model.
  • Regulatory pathway: Geographical prioritization informed by reimbursement options and most viable geographies. Inputs into product registration Technical file content and timings.

 Duties:

The key goals for the Commercial Lead are:

  • An execution-oriented, investment-ready business plan that puts into motion the ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ of establishing the Neutro-check business, and the device as the indispensable, Gold-Standard device for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment, plus provides a roadmap for leveraging the Platform Technology for establishment of a product portfolio.
  • A suitable team constituted for the envisaged spin-out company, that can engage with and entice the investment community, and operationalize the company.

 Qualifications/Skills required:

 Essential Requirements:

  • Lifesciences or Physical Sciences degree; MSc and above
  • Business degree: MBA
  • >10 years’ commercial oriented experience in the medical devices and healthcare sectors
  • Experience in the commercialisation of technology
  • Experience in raising public- and private finance
  • Experience in operationalising and running a tech start-up
  • Experience in supervising technical/clinical Assay Validation for IVD (as per CLSI or ISO standards)

 Skills:

  • Project Management
  • Financial Modelling
  • Negotiation
  • People/Team Management

 Software Skills:

  • MSWord, MSExcel, MS PowerPoint:  Advanced user
  • Project Management software: Intermediate user

 Market Research Skills:

  • User-Led Design
  • Primary and Secondary Research methodologies

 Desirable requirements:

Skills and experience:

  • Marketing & Sales
  • Product Management
  • Market Analysis
  • In-vitro Diagnostics
  • Assay validation

 Sector/industry experience:

  • Analysis or diagnostics

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

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 Salary: €59,227 - €72,045 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 February 2023

 Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

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

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

 Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Ananya Gupta, Email ananya.gupta@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 Dr Ananya Gupta, Email ananya.gupta@universityofgalway.ie

 Please put reference number University of Galway 305-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 23rd December 2022

Interviews are planned to be held on 15th January 2023

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

The University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

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

 

Closing Date: Friday, 23 Dec 2022

Application: Research Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Galway 305-22

Postdoctoral Researcher (2 Posts), Mechanobiology and Medical Device Research Group, College of Science and Engineering, University of Galway 307-22

Postdoctoral Researcher (2 Posts), Mechanobiology and Medical Device Research Group

College of Science and Engineering

Ref. No. University of Galway 307-22

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

 These positions are funded by European Research Council (ERC) and are available from 1st January 2023 to contract end date of 30th August 2025.

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

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

 Job Description:

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

 Duties:

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

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

 Qualifications/Skills required:

 Essential Requirements:

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

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

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

 Desirable Requirements:

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

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

 Start date: Positions are available from 1st January 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 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 {school/centre} is available at www.mechanobiology.ie

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

 To Apply:

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

 Please put reference number University of Galway 307-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Wednesday 14th December 2022

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

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

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

Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 Dec 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher,Science & Engineering,University of Galway 307-22

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