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Research Assistant in circular farm system, School of Biological & Chemical Sciences, Ryan Institute, (University of Galway 248-22)

Research Assistant in circular farm systems


School of Biological & Chemical Sciences, College of Science & Engineering/Ryan Institute

Ref. No. University of Galway 248-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a research assistant in the School of Biological & Chemical Sciences at the University of Galway.

 

This position is funded by DAFM and is available from 01/02/2023 to contract end date of 28/02/2025.

 

 

Job Description:

We are seeking a life cycle assessment (LCA) analyst to undertake LCA of farm systems and circular agriculture practises, in Ireland and for selected European systems as part of the CircAgricGHG project. CircAgricGHG is an ERA-Net collaborative project funded through the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, aimed at assessing and enhancing circularity in farming systems. University of Galway leads work package 5, assessing circularity and sustainability of circular practices at farm- through to landscape- and European- level. Scenarios will be derived to out-scale relevant practices proposed in other work packages, based on biophysical constraints (e.g. appropriate land areas and feedstock availabilities within relevant geographic radii), and where relevant may be integrated into a national land use emission model (GOBLIN). Working closely with the LCA work package leader, Dr David Styles and project partners, the successful candidate will draw upon world-class LCA expertise located within University of Galway to rigorously assess promising circular agriculture practices, generating new evidence for stakeholders across industry, government and academia. 

 

 

Duties:

  • Undertake life cycle assessment of farm systems & circular practises
  • Review literature for relevant technologies and assessments
  • Mine data from grey literature and peer reviewed publications among other sources
  • Consult with stakeholders
  • Write scientific articles 
  • Comply with DAFM reporting requirements  
  • Undertake administration associated with delivery of the project work package

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Primary Degree in related discipline
  • Experience applying LCA to farm systems
  • Experience with GHG accounting on dairy farms
  • Knowledge of sustainability metrics
  • Excellent communication skills

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with stakeholder engagement
  • Knowledge of nutrient flows in farm systems
  • Experience engaging with industry to collect data 

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €27,380-€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 from 01.02.2023

 

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 the Ryan Institute is available at https://www.universityofgalway.ie/ryaninstitute/  

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr David Styles David.Styles@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 David Styles: David.Styles@universityofgalway.ie  

Please put reference number University of Galway 248-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 07.10.2022

 

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, 07 Oct 2022

Application: Research Assistant, Ryan Institute, ( University of Galway 248-22)

University of Galway 266-22, Research Assistant, Bioinformatics, The Molecular Diagnostics Research Group, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences,College of Science and Engineering

Research Assistant Post

Bioinformatics

The Molecular Diagnostics Research Group, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences / College of Science and Engineering

Ref. No. University of Galway 266-22

 Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term Research Assistant position with the Molecular Diagnostics Research Group (MDRG), the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) at the University of Galway.

 The position, funded by a Molecular Diagnostics company (Barcelona-based), is available from January 1st 2023 to June 30th 2023.

 The Molecular Diagnostics Research Group (MDRG) at the University of Galway, directed by Professor Terry Smith, has over 30 years’ experience, and an international record of accomplishment in research and the commercialisation of its research.  The MDRG’s core competence and experience is in the design, development and application of molecular diagnostics tests for the diagnosis of major diseases, in particular infectious disease.  The MDRG has developed a suite of platform molecular diagnostics technologies, based on proprietary nucleic acid sequence targets, for the detection and identification of pathogenic bacteria and fungi, and has worked successfully with a number of national and international commercial partners to co-develop and commercialise molecular diagnostic test products based on these platform technologies. 

 Research Assistant in Bioinformatics

 The Position

 The Molecular Diagnostics Research Group is seeking to recruit a Research Assistant with appropriate qualifications and practical experience in Computational analysis and interrogation of nucleic acid sequences for sequence characteristics suitable for nucleic acid diagnostics assay design.  The post-holder will support a research programme focused on the design and development of a suite of PCR-based molecular diagnostics tests for a large range of infectious disease pathogens (bacteria, fungi and parasites) associated with sepsis.  The position is available from January 1st 2023, for an initial period of 6 months.

 Job Description:

 The post holder shall carry out research focused on generating a database of full genome sequences downloaded from Genbank and other public access DNA sequence databases, of multiple strains / isolates from selected microbial species, as directed by the sponsoring company.  From the database generated, specified microbial gene sequences from the selected species and strains, and other species and strains to be used in computational exclusivity studies, will be extracted from the total genome sequences, and subjected to DNA sequence alignment using publically available software.  The sequence alignments will be used to identify suitable target regions for the design of microbial Family, Genus and Species-specific PCR-based in vitro amplification assays, for subsequent laboratory testing and optimisation by other researchers.

 A key element of the work to be undertake is to evaluate available software (free access public software and proprietary software) for rapid and optimal PCR primer and probe identification the microbial detection and identification, involving large numbers of organisms within a Family and / or Genus.  The post is available in the first instance for 6 months, from January 1st to June 30th 2023.        

 Duties:

 The post-holder will undertake duties related to the specified project to include:

  •  Undertake specific microbial gene sequence extraction from Genbank and other appropriate sequence databases, from multiple strains / isolates of identified bacterial species to generate a comprehensive sequence database for designated bacterial, fungal and other microbial pathogen genes used in PCR assay design and development.
  • Undertake informatics-based sequence alignments on extracted gene sequences, to identify regions of homology and sequence divergence for PCR assay design
  • Investigate existing software tools and / or develop code to improve the speed and efficiency of specific gene sequence extraction from available databases for subsequent sequence alignment of closely related species
  • Explore software based methodologies for rapid and effective PCR assay design
  • Maintaining laboratory notebooks, research records and generating technical reports and experimental data as required by the project management team and Industry partner.
  • Preparation and delivery of periodic reports when required for the project management team and Industry partner
  • Ensuring that project work is performed in line with Health and Safety and other relevant NUI Galway policies.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of all background IP, foreground IP, and research results emerging from the project.

 Other duties may be assigned by the Principal Investigator, and/or Senior Scientist and Project Manager from time to time. The post holder shall carry out the duties of the post under the direction of the Principal Investigator.

 Qualifications/Skills required:

 The successful candidate will have a BSc degree in a Science or Technology Subject such as Mathematics, Physics, or another subject involving a substantial Computational element, and an MSc. degree in an area of Genomic or Data Science involving Computational data analysis, including  significant degree of Bioinformatics, including nucleic acid sequence computational analysis.

 Essential Requirements:

  •  A BSc degree in a Science or Technology Subject such as Mathematics, Physics, or another subject involving a substantial Computational element.
  • An MSc. degree in an area of Genomic or Data Science involving Computational data analysis, including  significant degree of Bioinformatics, including nucleic acid sequence computational analysis.
  • The use of a range of Bioinformatics analysis software, for Biological data analysis, including BLAST and other commonly used nucleic acid sequence analysis software.
  • Practical knowledge of and experience of software programme development using well-known programming technologies (e.g. Python) for the development of user-friendly programming code that are easily used by laboratory researchers (non expert users). 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.

 Desirable Requirements:

  •  Practical experience of searching public access Genome Databases (e.g. Genbank) and extracting / downloading whole genomes and specific nucleic acid (DNA) gene sequences from those databases.
  • Knowledge of the process of and key requirements for the design of nucleic acid primers and probes for PCR-based nucleic acid diagnostic assay development.
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary research team.  
  • Ability to successfully communicate with, and collaborate with laboratory-based Biological Sciences researchers to ensure successful information flow for assay design and development.
  • Ability to train non-computationally expert laboratory researchers in use of software code developed to extract, analyse and to design PCR primers and probes for PCR assay development.

 Salary: €27,380 to €31,049 per annum, pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 Start date: The position is available from January 1st 2023.

 Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

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

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

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

 Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Terry Smith (terry.smith@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 Terry Smith: terry.smith@universityofgalway.ie

 Please put reference number University of Galway 266-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm November 3rd 2022

Interviews are expected to take place on the 23rd  of November 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: Thursday, 03 Nov 2022

Application: University of Galway 266-22,Research Assistant,School of Biological and Chemical

Research Fellow – Tidal Energy, SFI MaREI Centre, Ryan Institute, School of Engineering, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 223-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as Research Fellow within the Sustainable and Resilient Structures Research Group (www.nuigalway.ie/structures) in the SFI MaREI Centre (www.marei.ie) based in the School of Engineering (http://www.nuigalway.ie/engineering/) and Ryan Institute (http://www.nuigalway.ie/ryaninstitute/) at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by the National University of Ireland Galway, as well as the European Commission through Horizon 2020 and Science Foundation Ireland, and is available from October 2022 for a period of 2 years initially (subject to extension if additional funding becomes available).

 

The Research Area:

The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team to develop pathways for a just transition in decarbonising our economy, while enhancing the health and resilience of our ocean & coastal communities (people, wildlife and environment). The main focus is developing tidal energy as a clean, affordable and reliable energy source. Tidal energy, in parallel with other renewable sources, is a key enabling technology to the decarbonisation of the global energy sector. It has the potential to contribute significantly to global electricity supply, with worldwide tidal resource estimated at over 1200 TWh per annum. It is very attractive as a renewable energy resource, as it is highly predictable and has little visual impact. The industry has progressed steadily over the last 20 years with the first utility-scale devices deployed in recent years, but there a number of key challenges to overcome for the sector to progress to full maturity. For example, tidal energy devices must efficiently generate power in hugely variable operating conditions, whilst being subjected to massive structural loads and extremely harsh marine climates. Furthermore, they must be deployed at sites with a suitable resource in such a way that they respect the requirements of other marine users and do not adversely impact on the environment.

 

Project Team:

The research team comprises of eight (8) Principle Investigators and five (5) doctoral researchers within the Tidal Energy project ‘TIDAL-GES' at NUI Galway. The project will engage with multiple stakeholders – including the people living in the coastal communities - to unlock the potential benefits for them in our drive to decarbonise the economy. Part of the NUI Galway Global Challenges Programme, the project will bring together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and a wide variety of stakeholders. Through the H2020 CRIMSON project, the team is collaborating with a number of leading tidal energy technology developers to commercialise a recyclable and innovative manufacturing solution for an optimised novel marine turbine. The core interdisciplinary NUI Galway team will collaborate to develop pathways for a just transition in decarbonising our economy, while enhancing the health and resilience of our ocean & coastal communities (people, wildlife and environment).

  • Prof Jamie Goggins (Professor of Civil Engineering, MaREI Centre, Ryan Institute & School of Engineering) will lead the project and lead the technical work on developing the next generation of tidal energy technology with the support of senior members of the Sustainable & Resilient Structures Research Group. Prof Goggins will be the direct line lead for the successful candidate.
  • Dr Stephen Nash (Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering) will lead the work on tidal energy site modelling and the assessment of the impact of climate change on site characteristics and extreme events for tidal energy devices.
  • Dr William Finnegan (Senior Research Fellow, School of Engineering) will lead the work on tidal turbine blade development.
  • Dr Thomas Van Rensburg (Senior Lecturer, School of Business & Economics) and Prof Stephen Hynes (Professor in Economics and Director of the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit) will jointly lead the work on the economic appraisal of tidal energy and the investigation of societal attitudes towards it.
  • Dr Gesche Kindermann (Lecturer, School of Natural Science) will lead the work on stakeholder engagement and how tidal energy developers, local authorities and local communities of potential commercial tidal energy sites can work together to decarbonise the local economy, while also working together to deliver improved habitat and landscape conservation management.
  • Dr Anne Marie Power (Senior Lecturer in Zoology, School of Natural Sciences) will lead the work on developing systems to quantify the interactions of tidal energy devices with wildlife, with PhD co-supervision from Dr Colin Lawton (Senior Lecturer in Zoology, School of Natural Sciences).

Research excellence is at the heart of what we do. We provide a rich, holistic & multi-disciplinary learning experience for each research student.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work in the Sustainable and Resilient Structures Research Group (www.nuigalway.ie/structures) under the supervision of Prof Jamie Goggins and Dr William Finnegan, but will have a key role in managing the successful delivery of TIDAL-GES project and team across the multiple research groups and Schools in NUI Galway. The successful candidate will also work on technical aspects of both the TIDAL-GES and H2020 CRIMSON projects with a specific focus on developing key components for tidal energy technology, such as blades, which will include design, analysis and laboratory testing. 

 

Duties:

 

Research

  • Research into composite materials and sustainable structures, which will include design, analysis and laboratory testing. This will be done under the supervision and direction of your Principal Investigator.
  • The successful candidate is expected to define research objectives and proposals for own (or joint) research in line with research strategy whilst contributing to the research programme of the Sustainable and Resilient Structures Research group (www.nuigalway.ie) in the MaREI Centre (www.marei.ie) at NUI Galway (www.nuigalway.ie).  This will be under general guidance of the Principal Investigators/ Project Leaders.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the research area(s) both nationally and internationally.
  • Develop methods and techniques appropriate to the type of research pursued that add to the intellectual understanding of the field.
  • Develop a growing reputation within their field of research.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the policy, practices and procedures, relevant to the role, the research fellow will provide advice to junior colleagues on policy and standards, which may include broader University/ sector/ external sponsor or funder (e.g. Commercial Awareness, Research Ethics, Knowledge Transfer, Patents, Intellectual Property Rights, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities & Diversity).
  • Decide on research programmes and methodologies, often in collaboration with colleagues and sometimes subject to the approval of the head of the research programme on fundamental issues.

 

Dissemination

  • The successful candidate is expected to lead at least two publications in high quality peer reviewed journals per year.
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which you are engaged as directed by and with the support of and under the supervision of your Principal Investigator.
  • Contribute to the dissemination of research findings as appropriate to the discipline in high quality/impact peer reviewed publications, conference presentations, knowledge share events.
  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. to bodies supervising research; steering groups; other team members, as agreed with the PI/project leader.
  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings/conferences.

 

Management

  • Successfully managing research projects.
  • Support the Principal Investigator and research group in the design and development of the research programme.
  • Complete administrative and management work associated with your programme of research.
  • To identify potential funding sources and to prepare and write bids for funding proposals.  To contribute and support the development of research grant funding applications.
  • Where appropriate, act as project leader and as a line manager of research teams.
  • Co-ordinate the work of research staff.  Organise and conduct meetings with research staff to clarify objectives, develop work plans/timetables for research and support staff and communicate progress.
  • Participate in the selection of staff working on their own projects.
  • Develop and implement quality assurance measures.
  • Deal with contract negotiation and financial allocation with other collaborators for research projects.
  • Plan and implement commercial and consultancy activities
  • To carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

 

Support

  • Support and, where appropriate, co-supervise the work of undergraduate students e.g. Final Year Project Students. Furthermore, co-supervision, tutoring, mentoring and training of research graduate students associated with your research group is expected.
  • Contribute to teaching that shall normally be no more than 50 hours per annum in an associated school and under the supervision of an Academic Faculty member.
  • Take responsibility as requested for day-to-day advice and support of graduate research students associated with your research group.
  • Play a leadership role for junior colleagues
  • Peer review manuscripts for publication and/or research bids.
  • Provide expert advice on research issues to research fellows and other colleagues.

 

Other

  • Expected to make a sustained contribution to the Sustainable and Resilient Structures Research Group’s research reputation and income.
  • Continue to update knowledge and develop skills.
  • Develop internal and external contacts with researchers in related areas.
  • Contribute to work of the College/School/Research Unit through activities such as student Open Days, other promotion activity as appropriate.
  • To carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

 

Qualifications/ Skills required:

The ideal candidate should hold a PhD in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or equivalent, have a strong background in sustainable and resilient structures and is expected to have performed original scientific research within the renewable energy and/or offshore engineering sector. Candidates should have excellent communication and organisational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about renewable energy; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills. The position requires communication with the different partners of the consortium, thus excellent communication skills are mandatory.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics or Materials Science on the topic of renewable energy and/or offshore engineering and/or have 10+ years research experience in marine renewable energy.
  • Evidence of leading research and development project teams.
  • Demonstrable experience in both independent and collaborative research.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English language).
  • Evidence of scientific publication and dissemination of results in peer reviewed scientific papers.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in laboratory testing, especially mechanical and/or structural testing.
  • Evidence of experience in design, manufacture and/or testing of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite structures.
  • Evidence of commercial development of novel technologies.
  • Evidence of innovative thinking, able to work both independently and in cross-disciplinary teams.
    • Appropriate supervisory or teaching experience may be an advantage.

 

Salary:  

€56,933 to €62,036 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 earliest possible start date from October 2022

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI 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.

 

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

 

Further information about the Sustainable and Resilient Structures Research Group at NUI Galway is available at www.nuigalway.ie/structures, the SFI MaREI Centre at www.marei.ie, the School of Engineering at http://www.nuigalway.ie/engineering/ and the Ryan Institute at http://www.nuigalway.ie/ryaninstitute/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Prof Jamie Goggins  (Jamie.goggins@nuigalway.ie) and/or Dr William Finnegan (william.finnegan@nuigalway.ie)

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Ms Gráinne Morahan: grainne.morahan@nuigalway.ie.

Please put reference number NUIG RES 223-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17.00pm (Irish Time), Monday 10th October 2022.

 

Interviews are planned to be held during the week of 24th October 2022, which will be held virtually using MS Teams.

 

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

 

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

 

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

Closing Date: Monday, 10 Oct 2022

Application: Research Fellow – Tidal Energy SFI MaREI Centre (NUIG 223-22)

University of Galway 240-22,Postdoctoral Researcher,School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Postdoctoral Researcher  

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

Ref. No. University of Galway 240-22

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. The successful candidate will be expected to start on 1 January 2023.

 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:  1st January 2023 – 31st August 2024 (20 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, 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 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)
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work well both collaboratively and independently
  • Highly motivated, with excellent organisational skills

 Desirable criteria:

 Experience of ethnographic research

  • 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 240-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

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

Start: 1 January 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, 7th October, 2022. 

Interviews are planned to be held virtually, the week commencing October 17th, 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, 07 Oct 2022

Application: University of Galway 240-22,Postdoctoral Researcher,School of Languages

Research Associate in Natural Language Processing and Linked Data, Data Science Institute,(University of Galway 249-22)

    Research Associate in Natural Language Processing and Linked Data


Data Science Institute - University of Galway

Ref. No. University of Galway 249-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed-term position as a Research Associate with the Data Science Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland as part of the SFI Insight Research Centre for Data Analytics and is available from 1st October 2022 to contract end date of 30th June 2023

 

DSI incorporates the University of Galway node of the nationwide Insight Centre for Data Analytics. DSI hosts more than 100 staff and has established itself as a top player worldwide in the areas of Semantic Web and Linked Data. It has successfully implemented a research strategy around the goal of “Enabling Networked Knowledge”, which aims at capitalizing on knowledge as the fuel for the digital service economy, by linking information and exploiting the resulting knowledge graphs as the basis for economic productivity. The institute performs fundamental and applied research in a range of research areas to enable this, including data streams and sensor networks, knowledge discovery, natural language processing, social semantics and social network analysis, among others. Research outcomes are applied in use cases across a range of domains, including eGovernment, financial services, manufacturing, eHealth and Life Sciences.

 

Job Description:

The Data Science Institute (DSI) at University of Galway is inviting applications for the position of research associate for 1 year in the context of the SFI Insight Research Centre for Data Analytics.

 

This research associate is in the area of Research Challenge 4 on “Multimodal Data Interpretation” and Research Challenge 5 on “Networked Knowledge”, and will focus on the combination of existing natural language processing and linked data technologies. In addition, the project will focus on the use of these technologies to improve NLP for under-resourced languages including for minority and historical languages.

 

The research associate will focus on research work, however, the candidate will also be expected to contribute to the activities of the institute, in particular, through writing grant applications, supervising PhD and MSc students and public engagement activities as appropriate.

 

 

 

 

Duties:

  • Conduct a specified programme of research and scholarship under the supervision and direction of your Principal Investigator.
  • Plan, co-ordinate and implement research project (this may include managing a small research team/co-ordinating other researcher activity).
  • Keep up to date with research related methods and techniques, in particular, developments in the specific research area.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on areas of shared research interest.
  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. to bodies supervising research; conferences, steering groups; other team members, as agreed with the PI / project leader.
  • Contribute to the research project’s dissemination in whatever form - report, papers, chapters, book
  • Mentor and assist, as appropriate and as directed, the research graduate students in the institute.
  • Engage in Education and Public Engagement (EPE) activities of the institute.

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

 

Essential Requirements:

  • MSc in Natural Language Processing, Computer Science or Linguistics
  • 4+ years’ experience with natural language processing, linked data or related technologies
  • Strong publication record
  • Excellent understanding of experimental design and scientific methodologies
  • Strong command of oral and written English
  • Good programming skills and evidence of previously completed software projects

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of linguistics related to under-resourced languages
  • Knowledge of machine translation
  • Programming experience with deep learning in Python
  • Experience with supervision of students
  • Experience in writing grant proposals
  • Track record of contribution to open source projects.

 

Salary: €39,523-€51,034 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 October 2022

 

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 Data Science Institute is available at https://dsi.universityofgalway.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 John P. McCrae, john.mccrae@universityofgalway.ie

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 249-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 21st October 2022

 

Interviews are planned to be held on 24th October

 

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, 21 Oct 2022

Application: Research Associate, Data Science Institute, (University of Galway 249-22)

HPC Computational Scientist (Research Assistant) - EuroCC project, Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), University of Galway (University of Galway 244-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Assistant with the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC) at the University of Galway.

 

This position is funded by the European Union and is available from earliest possible start date October 2022 to contract end date of 31st December 2023.

 

Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC)

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

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

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

For more details contact our Performance Engineering Activity Lead Dr. Buket Benek Gursoy, or visit www.ichec.ie.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be based at our offices in Dublin or Galway and will work on EuroCC project, applied data management and analytics projects for academia, industry and public sector, as a part of the Data Science Activity. This is a role for a motivated problem-solver, with a creative and analytical mind to apply and develop their data science skills on real world problems as part of a diverse team of co-workers involved with HPC for a wide range of domains.

 

The Data Science Activity at ICHEC focuses on:

  1. Development of efficient Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) processes for data of all volumes, available locally as files or remotely as cloud storage, database, or data stream.
  2. Data analytics, from standard statistical techniques to machine learning.
  3. Knowledge, design and implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) models, including models targeting embedded/IoT devices. 
  4. Developing and delivering training about these topics, as well as good data management practices, with emphasis on FAIR and Open Data.

 

Duties:

  • Work in close collaboration with partners at ICHEC and at partners institutions (academia, industry, public sector);
  • Develop data processing software for required ETL processes, mostly in Python, R, C/C++;
  • Develop data analytics code, including ML/AI models, mostly in Python, R, C/C++;
  • Integrate the analytics/AI software stack to domain-specific requirements, such as Geographical Information System (GIS) integration;
  • Interact with other tasks and project partners to gather requirements, discuss design/implementation. In the case of AI projects, this will include ensuring sufficient data will be made available, and that proper data/metadata formats will be used.
  • Contribute to ICHEC’s training activities through the development and delivering of courses related to the candidate’s expertise.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Primary degree (level 8) in Computer Science.
  • Knowledge of machine learning and deep learning algorithms, and methods such as support vector machines, decision trees or artificial neural networks.
  • Practical experience in one or more deep learning frameworks (TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc.).
  • Software engineering and development experience in Python, R, C/C++, ideally on Linux.
  • Experience with software development practices, e.g. revision control, continuous integration pipelines.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team with academic, research and industry partners, with excellent communication and organisational skills.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Master’s degree
  • 2+ years full-time research experience (post primary degree)
  • Knowledge of working on HPC systems and/or cloud based HPC systems.
  • Knowledge/experience of RDBMS technologies and SQL.
  • Knowledge/experience working with GIS software and data.
  • Hands on experience in VM, containers (such as Docker or Singularity).
  • Exposure to Agile/PRINCE2 project management frameworks.

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post  

 

Salary: Research Assistant point 1 €27,380 to point 13 €36,786 pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from earliest possible start date October 2022, renewable subject to funding availability.

 

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

 

Further information about ICHEC is available at www.ichec.ie  Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to recruit@ichec.ie

 

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number University of Galway 244- 22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00pm (Irish Time), Thursday 5th October 2022.

 

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

 

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

 

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

Closing Date: Wednesday, 05 Oct 2022

University of Galway 236-22,Postdoctoral Researcher,Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change

 

Postdoctoral Researcher

Mainstreaming the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Research and the Curriculum:

An Action Research Project. 

Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change

University of Galway

Ref. No. University of Galway 236-22

 Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position at the level of Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Galway. The successful candidate will be part of the project team on a project entitled Mainstreaming the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Research and the Curriculum: An Action Research Project.  The project is funded by the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics (SBE). This position is available from October 2022 for twelve months.

 Job Description:

The successful candidate will work in a team under the supervision of Dr David Kreps. The project will create a Showcase of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal-related activity within SBE derived from in-depth research taking in every member of academic staff in the School. Starting with a keyword-search based ‘first pass,’ the mapping exercise aims to provide granularity at SDG Target level for lecture material and assessment practices: we will speak to all academics personally to discern what in their practices maps to the relevant targets of the relevant SDGs. Helping them understand better, this becomes an Action Research project – embedding knowledge of the SDGs across the School and encouraging the uptake of the SDG focus.  Alongside detailed SDG Target level mapping for publications (using the Scival data to start the conversation), funded research, and the future research agendas for all academic staff in the School, this mapping will enable us to identify in great detail the strengths and gaps, and act strategically to support the former and fill the latter, the development of new programmes, new modules for single and multiple programmes, modules that could be offered in other Schools, and a host of new networks between like-minded staff, new research agendas and synergies.

 Duties:

  • Research the web presence of, and technologies used by, Business Schools and Universities generally around the world to display their achievements in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Evaluate the most appropriate web framework for this project, from those currently available and popular in the market
  • Prepare detailed proposals for the creation of a web-based profile system for academics in SBE showcasing the SDG-related activities of academic staff
  • Design solutions facilitating aggregation of data for display of networks, using appropriate tools and technologies
  • Handle and process material for profile creation for each member of staff into an appropriate database format
  • Programme back-end solutions for storing and processing of relevant data, for retrieval by the web-based profile system
  • Code solutions for the front-end of the web-based profile system using appropriate technologies
  • Contribute to the writing of research papers for publication in top-level outlets in appropriate fields, e.g. information systems, sustainability, computing
  • Actively participate in new research funding opportunities, such as the development and writing of research proposals, towards furthering the project
  • Work with international research collaborators and team members
  • Contribute to the management and reporting requirements of the project.

 Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or near completion), in a relevant discipline
  • Record of publication in a relevant discipline
  • Evidence of excellent research skills
  • Evidence of excellent computing skills
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrable evidence of project management
  • Strong coordination, organisational and project management skills
  • Be a motivated self-starter, as well as being focused and exacting in their work ethic.

 Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with React, Angular, or similar web framework
  • Experience coding in relevant programming languages, e.g. postgressql, CSS3
  • Good record of service to, and participation in, the academic community
  • Track record of designing, developing and launch web-based projects

 Salary Scale: Points 1 to 6 of the PDR scale i.e. €39522 to €45611 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 November 2022.

 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.  Additional opportunities for training may be available with international collaborators on this project.

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

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

Further information on Whitaker Institute can be found at http://whitakerinstitute.ie/

 Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr David Kreps, University of Galway – david.kreps@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 david.kreps@universityofgalway.ie 

 Please put reference number University of Galway 236-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm 7th October.

Interviews are planned to be held on the 21st October 2022.

 

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, 07 Oct 2022

Application: University of Galway 236-22,Postdoctoral Researcher,Whitaker Institute

University of Galway 237-22,Postdoctoral Researcher,Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change

Postdoctoral Researcher

Mainstreaming the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Research and the Curriculum:

An Action Research Project. 

Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change

University of Galway

Ref. No. University of Galway 237-22

 Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position at the level of Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Galway. The successful candidate will be part of the project team on a project entitled Mainstreaming the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Research and the Curriculum: An Action Research Project.  The project is funded by the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics (SBE). This position is available from October 2022 for twelve months.

 Job Description:

The successful candidate will work in a team under the supervision of Dr David Kreps. The project will create a Showcase of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal-related activity within SBE derived from in-depth research taking in every member of academic staff in the School. Starting with a keyword-search based ‘first pass,’ the mapping exercise aims to provide granularity at SDG Target level for lecture material and assessment practices: we will speak to all academics personally to discern what in their practices maps to the relevant targets of the relevant SDGs. Helping them understand better, this becomes an Action Research project – embedding knowledge of the SDGs across the School and encouraging the uptake of the SDG focus.  Alongside detailed SDG Target level mapping for publications (using the Scival data to start the conversation), funded research, and the future research agendas for all academic staff in the School, this mapping will enable us to identify in great detail the strengths and gaps, and act strategically to support the former and fill the latter, the development of new programmes, new modules for single and multiple programmes, modules that could be offered in other Schools, and a host of new networks between like-minded staff, new research agendas and synergies.

 Duties:

  • Familiarisation with the research background and teaching materials of academics within the School preparatory to
  • Interviewing each member of the academic staff, and
  • Filming a short personal statement video with each member of staff.
  • Preparation of material for profile creation for each member of staff
  • Coding and analysis of interview transcripts
  • Contribute to the writing of research papers for publication in top-level outlets in appropriate fields, e.g. information systems, sustainability, pedagogical research, business ethics
  • Actively participate in new research funding opportunities, such as the development and writing of research proposals, towards furthering the project
  • Work with international research collaborators and team members
  • Contribute to the management and reporting requirements of the project.

 Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline
  • Record of publication in a relevant discipline
  • Evidence of excellent research skills
  • Evidence of excellent qualitative data analysis skills
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrable evidence of research project management
  • Evidence of awareness of the research environment and the various grant sources and application mechanisms
  • Strong coordination, organisational and project management skills
  • Be a motivated self-starter, as well as being focused and exacting in their work ethic.

 Desirable Requirements:

  • Good record of service to, and participation in, the academic community
  • Track record of designing, developing and managing research projects
  • Track record of securing external funding
  • Supervision/co-supervision of post-graduate students.

 Salary Scale: Points 1 to 6 of the PDR scale i.e. €39522 to €45611 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 November 2022.

 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.  Additional opportunities for training may be available with international collaborators on this project.

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

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

 Further information on Whitaker Institute can be found at http://whitakerinstitute.ie/

 Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr David Kreps, University of Galway – david.kreps@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 david.kreps@universityofgalway.ie

Please put reference number University of Galway 237-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

  

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm 7th October.

Interviews are planned to be held on the 21st October 2022.

 

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, 07 Oct 2022

Application: University of Galway 237-22,Postdoctoral Researcher,Whitaker Institute

Postdoctoral Researcher - Computational and In-Vitro Immune Cell Mechanobiology, College of Science and Engineering, University of Galway (University of Galway 241-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher position on the development of computational and in-vitro models to investigate T cell mechanobiology for MS immunotherapy with the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Ireland, Galway.  

 

This position is funded through the Higher Education Authority North-South Research Programme and is available from earliest possible start date November 2022 for approximately 20 months. 

 

Organisation: This post involves the collaboration between the All-Ireland Multiple Sclerosis Research Network (AIMS-RN), the Biomechanics Research Centre (BioMEC) at University of Galway, and the Regenerative NeuroImmunology research group at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB).

 

The All-Ireland MS research network (AIMS-RN) brings together engineers, scientists, and clinicians on the island of Ireland to support research that targets disease progression in Multiple Sclerosis. University of Galway has world-recognized expertise in biomedical science and engineering and the Discipline of Biomedical Engineering has a particularly strong track-record of developing innovative diagnostic and therapeutic solutions to healthcare challenges through interdisciplinary and strategic research activities. University of Galway is also home to the world-class SFI national research centre for medical devices (CÚRAM), which is embedded in the vibrant Galway Med-Tech ecosystem.

 

Job Description: Efficient myelin regeneration remains an unmet clinical need that has the potential to be neuroprotective and functionally restorative for patients with all types of MS.Regulatory T cells hold tremendous potential for myelin regeneration and MS immunotherapy. The successful candidate will developchemo-mechanicalfinite element models of immune cell remodelling to optimise therapy outcomes. They will further develop associated in-vitro models to characterise T cell mechanobiology, working closely with experimental partners at QUB. The ideal candidate should hold a PhD in Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline and have a strong background in computational biomechanics or mechanobiology. The candidate will be expected to have performed original scientific research in the above area of domain. Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills. The position requires communication with the different partners of the collaborative research programme, and thus excellent communication skills are mandatory.

 

Relevant publications:    Dombrowski et al., Nature Neuroscience (2017); doi: 10.1038/nn.4528

                                                 McEvoy et al. Nature Comms (2020); doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-19904-5

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, or a related discipline
  • Expertise in finite element analysis
  • Expertise in cell/tissue biomechanics
  • Evidence of scientific publication and dissemination of results at conferences commensurate with career stage
    • Excellent verbal / written communication and organizational skills

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with computational and/or experimental mechanobiology
  • Experience with cell culture (cell lines or primary culture)
  • Experience working in a team
  • Passionate about mechanobiology and development of advanced computational engineering solutions

 

Salary: €40,023 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from earliest possible start date November 2022

 

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 Researcher Development Centre - University of Galway for further information. 

 

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

 

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

 

Further information about the All Ireland Multiple Sclerosis Research Network (AIMS-RN) is available at https://aims-rn.org/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Eoin McEvoy at eoin.mcevoy@universityofgalway.ie or Prof Denise Fitzgerald at d.fitzgerald@qub.ac.uk

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent via e-mail (PDF attachments only) to Dr Eoin McEvoy at eoin.mcevoy@universityofgalway.ie   

Please put reference number University of Galway 241-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17.00 pm (Irish Time), 20th October 2022

 

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

 

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

 

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Thursday, 20 Oct 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher-Immune Cell Mechanobiology (University of Galway 241-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Medicine, College of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences (University of Galway 259-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher

School of Medicine, College of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences

Ref. No. University of Galway 259-22

 

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

 

This position is funded for 6 months and is available from Nov 1st to contract end date of April 2023

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will join the Ryan Research group in the Lambe Institute for Translational Medicine to lead a project on understanding stromal cell mediated immunosuppression in colorectal cancer. The Ryan laboratory investigates potential clinical utility of immunotherapies (e.g. immune checkpoint inhibitors) targeting stromal cells for the treatment of metastatic colon cancer. 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 glycosylation-dependent immune checkpoint targets to overcome stromal cell immunosuppression in the TME and restore anti-tumor immunity in the context of colorectal cancer. The project will be developed with national and international academic and industry collaborators.

 

Applicants should have experience in tumour immunology research and a keen interest in tumour microenvironment cellular interactions. Ideally, applicants will have laboratory experience in cancer cell biology, cellular immunology, stromal cell culture and analysis, and/or pre-clinical models.

 

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

  • To conduct research, including experiment setup, data capture and analysis in the area of onco-immunology as directed by research supervisor, Dr Aideen Ryan
  • Prepare reports on progress and document progress on deliverables to deadlines
  • Data analysis, interpretation and reporting
  • Continued development of cell-based immunology models for assessing stromal cell immunosuppression.
  • Contribute to administrative work including development of SOPs, ethics documentation, progress reports, and development of future funding initiatives.
  • Communication of research findings through publications and also presentations at team meetings and at national/international conferences and collaborative meetings
  • Evaluate research findings and perform data analysis in an accurate and precise manner
  • Train and mentor postgraduate and undergraduate research students to develop projects and achieve deliverables
  • Prepare data for manuscript and grant submissions and/or to protect new intellectual property

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

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

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants should have a PhD in Immunology, or Cancer Biology/Cancer Immunology, or a related Discipline. Broad base and cross disciplinary knowledge of tumour immunology
  • Track record in molecular and cellular techniques (PCR, Western Blotting, ELISA, IHC)
  • Advanced primary cell culture experience (2D and 3D)
  • Expertise in multi-parameter flow cytometry
  • Ability to work to deadlines and produce reports
  • Experience in training and mentorship of undergraduate/postgraduate research students
  • Demonstrated evidence of competencies in manuscript writing and preparation
  • Enthusiastic, driven and possess strong communication and organizational skills with the ability to produce results and prioritize tasks
  •  

Desirable Requirements:

  • Advanced microscopy experience (e.g. TEM, confocal)
  • Experience in multiple immunology related cell based research techniques
    • Experience with isolation and characterization of primary tumour stromal cells
    • Track record of successful funding applications appropriate to career stage
    • Experience in project reporting and presentation to consortia
    • Experience of research project management

 

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

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €40,023 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 Nov 1st 2022

 

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 Ryan immunology 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@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 aideen.ryan@universityofgalway.ie

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 259-22in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm October 13th 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 Researcher Development Centre - University of Galway for further information.'

Closing Date: Thursday, 13 Oct 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Medicine, University of Galway 259-22

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

Postdoctoral Researcher

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 31st October 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: Thursday, 29 Sep 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher Genomics(University of Galway 260-22)

Research Fellow - Scientific Program Manager, Duffy Lab, School of Medicine, University of Galway (University of Galway 247-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the full-time fixed term position as a Research Fellow - Scientific Program Manager with Duffy Lab at the University of Galway, Ireland. This role will facilitate and support world-class researchers to accelerate breakthroughs to prevent and treat chronic diseases and the related complications.

 

This position is available from earliest possible start date November for 12 months.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be responsible for co-ordinating, organising, managing, and delivering activities for Duffy Lab researchers at University of Galway, as well as contributing to the strategic development of the labs research agenda. The Research Fellow will be based in the Discipline of Anatomy, School of Medicine at University of Galway. The Research Fellow will coordinate research activities, grant compilation, grant reporting, budget preparation and alliance management.

 

Principal duties:

  • Identifying appropriate funding calls and co-ordinating collaborations and proposal submission.
  • Implement Duffy Lab strategic plans, programs, events and activities.
  • Maintain national and international collaborations and relationships.
  • Take responsibility for the maintenance and updating of online content of research from Duffy lab.
  • Maintain critical relationships with funders and other stakeholders on issues and initiatives relevant to Duffy Lab researchers’ activities.
  • To independently and proactively identify research projects to be carried out individually or by a team and to secure research funding and executing research programmes.
  • Contribute to major research grant applications to support research projects.
  • Contribute to training team members on relevant lab techniques.
  • Leading research teams in conjunction with the PI and contributing to the co-supervision of post-grads and PhD students.
  • To act as the driver of research projects and outputs.
  • Analysis and interpretation of results of project research.
  • Present project results nationally and internationally at scientific conferences.
  • Lead project and team meetings.
  • Plan project activities and set key milestones.
  • Keep up to date with research related methods and techniques, in particular, developments in the specific research area.
  • Interface with clinical, commercial and technical experts.
  • Contribute to publications or IP protection of findings.
  • Additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Regenerative Medicine or related discipline (e.g., Pharmaceutics, Drug Delivery)
  • Minimum 4 years post-doctoral research experience.
  • Previous success in securing grant funding.
  • Evidence of strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including skill to produce information that is appropriately presented and effectively received by academic and non-academic audiences.
  • Evidence of expertise in applied research projects.
  • Evident of expertise in the development of intellectual property.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes and to respond appropriately to rapidly changing deadlines.
  • Evidence of high level of responsiveness in leading the handling of concerns, resolving problems or issues.
  • Flexible, self-motivated; ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Experience in co-ordinating and supervising team members.
  • Proven excellence in IT literacy with statistical analysis experience.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Substantial experience in grant and report writing.
  • Track record in coordinating collaborative projects.
  • Peer reviewed publications.
  • Evidence of independent research/ research experience leading significant research project(s)/teams

 

Salary: Research Fellow point 1 to point 8, currently €57,502 – €75065 per annum pro rata (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply

 

Start date: Earliest possible start date November 2022

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI 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. 

 

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

 

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

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to:

Prof Garry Duffy, Professor of Anatomy and Regenerative Medicine: garry.duffy@universityofgalway.ie

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, a CV (of a maximum of 5 pages) to include the names and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in PDF format only) to: garry.duffy@universityofgalway.ie and ruth.clifford@universityofgalway.ie.

Please put reference number Ref. no: University of Galway 247-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00pm (Irish Time), 14th October 2022. Interviews to be scheduled week of 28th October 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, 14 Oct 2022

Application: Research Fellow - Scientific Program Manager (University of Galway 247-22)

University of Galway 250-22, Research Assistant, UNICOV, Genetics & Biotechnology Lab, Centre for One Health (COH), Ryan Institute, College of Science & Engineering

Research Assistant

UNICOV

Genetics & Biotechnology Lab, Centre for One Health (COH),

Ryan Institute

College of Science & Engineering

Ref. No. University of Galway 250-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Assistant in the Genetics & Biotechnology Lab of Professor Charles Spillane within the Ryan Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 This position is funded by SFI and is available immediately to contract end date of 31 December 2022.

 www.spillanelab.org

 www.unicov.org

 Job Description: The Research Assistant is required to advance the lab-based research within Professor Charles Spillane’s lab that underpins the UniCoV Covid-19 multi-site, randomised controlled clinical study led by the University of Galway in partnership with Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and University College Cork. Funded by Science Foundation Ireland, the four universities and the HSE and supported by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research Innovation and Science and Department of Health, UniCoV will further develop and apply testing, screening and surveillance strategies, proven tools used by Public Health to assist with early warning systems for disease, in the context of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Ireland. Involving both students and staff, the UniCoV study explores the feasibility and acceptability of self-reporting, self-testing and biosample surveillance systems to assist with the safe and sustainable re-opening of Higher Education Institutes’ (HEI) campuses, and society more broadly. Professor Spillane is a co-Principal Investigator of the NUI Galway led UniCoV project (www.unicov.org).

Duties:

The Genetics & Biotechnology Lab of Professor Charles Spillane in the Ryan Institute at the University of Galway is engaged in molecular diagnostics, screening and surveillance systems for detecting the SARS-CoV-2 virus (that causes COVID-19) in populations. The Research Assistant will be a member of the UniCoV (www.unicov.org) project team within the SpillaneLab where they will be required to:

1)      To coordinate and actively participate in improvement and deployment of molecular systems for large-scale mass-testing and surveillance screening for the respiratory viruses.

2)      To participate in the development of protocols for effective COVID-19 screening and surveillance.

3)      To complete research and review articles related to COVID-19 screening so that they are ready for submission to high quality journals.

The Research Assistant will discharge their duties under the supervision of Professor Spillane and senior research members of Professor Spillane’s team:

Key duties include:

  •  To present information on research progress and outcomes of bioinformatic analysis
  • Actively engage in internationally cutting-edge research on COVID-19 diagnostics and surveillance screening systems within the SpillaneLab. 
  • Write up results from research activity and help to draft technical reports, presentations, communication materials, and draft manuscripts for publication in high-impact journals.
  • Provide input to analysis of results, and contribute to dissemination of obtained data, including statistical analysis of significant effects of treatments.
  • To engage in regular systematic literature and database searches for understanding latest advances in COVID-19 diagnostic systems.
  • To assist research supervisors in the development of the business case to position diagnostic technologies for commercialisation.
  • To work closely with students assigned to the Project, and assist in daily supervision of their research activities.
  • To keep appropriate records as directed and in line with Funder/University policy
  • To work closely with other members of Professor Spillane's research team on an on-going basis to support the efficient functioning of the project through providing continuous contributions to the technical program, including aiding in the preparation of grant reporting and follow-on research and innovation financing leverage.

 Qualifications/Skills required:

 Essential Requirements:

  • MSc in Biological Sciences or equivalent research experience, with demonstrated research and technical molecular biology expertise in virus testing and data analysis.
  • Superb molecular biology skills.
  • Cutting edge knowledge of COVID-19 testing and screening methodologies.
  • Evidence of research activity (publications, conference presentations, awards) and future scholarly output (working papers, research proposals etc).
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, presentation).

Desirable Requirements:

  • Bioinformatics skills for analysis of next-generation sequencing datasets.
  • Evidence of teamwork and collaboration with relevant partners.
  • Excellent project management, analytical, report writing and data analysis skills.
  • Strongly self-motivated and organised approach.

Salary: €27,380 - €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 from earliest possible start date.

 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 Ryan Institute is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/ryaninstitute/

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

 To Apply:

 Applications to include a 1 page covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Professor Charles Spillane (Charles.spillane@universityofgalway.ie)

 Please put reference number University of Galway 250-22 in subject line of e-mail application. Any applications that do not include the reference number University of Galway 250-22 in subject line of e-mail application will not be considered.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, Friday October 21st 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 Researcher Development Centre - University of Galway for further information.'

Closing Date: Friday, 21 Oct 2022

University of Galway 263-22, Postdoctoral Researcher, Pandemic Preparedness, Global Health Team, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postdoctoral Researcher

 Pandemic Preparedness

Global Health Team, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Ref. No. University of Galway 263-22

 Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a postdoctoral researcher with Global Health Team within the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Galway.

 This position is co-funded by the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics and Medtronic and is available from December 1st, 2022, to June 30th, 2024.

 Project Information

 This project, ‘Strengthening supply chain methods for ventilators and respiratory support devices’ aims to define a strategic pathway to enhance supply chain resilience and enhance preparedness for future pandemics. Focus will be on identifying key considerations and requirements for creating flexible and visible supply chains using ventilators and respiratory support devices as a case-study. Findings and recommendations will be framed in the context of relevant EU and global initiatives on pandemic preparedness. 

 The project is based in the Global Health Team led by Professor Máire Connolly. Prior to joining the University of Galway, Professor Connolly worked at WHO/HQ in Geneva for 15 years as Coordinator for Disease Control in Emergencies and subsequently Advisor to WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Health Security up to 2012. Her role included setting the global research agenda for emergencies. Professor Connolly is currently coordinating the EU Horizon 2020 €10 million security project ‘Pandemic preparedness and response’ (PANDEM-2; https://pandem-2.eu/) which aims to strengthen the capacity of EU member states to respond to future pandemics through innovations in information technology and training.

 Current research areas of the Global Health team include:

  • Application of data analytics, modelling and simulation to public health and outbreak response
  • Use of big data for disease surveillance
  • Use of visual analytics to support decision making in pandemic preparedness and outbreak response
  • Procurement and supply chain methods for medical countermeasures in pandemic response
  • Pandemic preparedness training

 Additional information on Professor Connolly’s background and research interests can be found here

https://www.insight-centre.org/our-team/maire-connolly/

 Job Description:

 The successful candidate will undertake case-study based research assessing current practices and challenges encountered by supply chain and procurement processes in an industry co-funded research programme. Based on this, the researcher will be tasked with developing tools to enhance supply chain resilience in preparation for future pandemics and health emergencies. This includes threat assessment and anticipatory risk assessment to best identify vulnerabilities, challenges and gaps and ensure the relevant and most appropriate interventions at national, EU and global levels. The successful candidate will be required to develop critical evidence-based recommendations on the essential capacity requirements needed to support strategic autonomy through agile development processes to facilitate flexibility, rapid implementation of new features to respond to changing requirements, and fast delivery of working products.

 Duties: The successful candidate will

  • Design and perform a gap analysis of current supply chain and procurement processes, including analysis of decision-making processes and subsequent actions during COVID-19, as well as obstacles faced and resolutions implemented, and potential mechanisms to mitigate legal roadblocks.
  • Work closely with Medtronic to identify the key components and technologies required for manufacture of ventilators and respiratory support devices and where and how these are sourced and shipped to build ventilators.
  • Examine how suppliers and producers of ventilator parts and products ramped up to meet the increased demand and what challenges they faced including funding for capacity expansion.
  • Examine the scientific, ethical, and legal considerations surrounding equitable distribution of ventilator resources considering geopolitical considerations in respective cases responses that may impact on supply chain resilience.
  • Examine how trade barriers including diverse regulatory requirements impacted movement of ventilators and accessories needed across the globe and identify how ventilators were allocated during COVID-19.
  • Develop supply chain scenarios to predict demand requirements of a health emergency with emphasis on demand and capacity management and bottleneck analysis.
  • Investigate capacity and emergency planning and virtual stockpiling. The researcher will conduct an analysis of movement and storage of parts and location of manufacturing of finished ventilator and component parts to mitigate risk.
  • Develop critical evidence-based recommendations on commercial strategies for creating and sustaining a flexible and visible supply chain with the ability to respond in a rapid and coordinated manner to future health emergencies
  • Encouraged and supported to actively participate in new research funding opportunities, such as the development of research proposals.
  • Encouraged and supported to partake in dissemination and publication of the projects research outputs.
  • Perform other duties required by PI for the successful implementation of the project

 Qualifications/Skills required:

 Essential Requirements:

  •  Ph.D. Health Informatics, Data analytics, Supply Chain Logistics/Management, or other relevant fields.
  • Previous collaborative or working experience with public health or health related/medical device sector.
  • Track record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals 
  • Excellent verbal and written English language communication skills
  •  Strong coordination, organisational and management skills, and a proven record of meeting project deadlines
  • Proven track record in data gathering and analysis.
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

 Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience of research study design and research proposal writing.
  • Track record of working in multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of presenting research outputs to academic and non-academic audiences (industry-focused).
  • Demonstrated aptitude for critical thinking and capable of taking initiative.

 Salary: €39,523 to €44,350 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 December 1st, 2022.

 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 Insight SFI Centre for data Analytics is available at https://www.insight-centre.org/about-us/

 Further information about the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is available at

https://www.nuigalway.ie/medicine-nursing-and-health-sciences/

 Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Máire Connolly (maire.connolly@universityofgalway.ie)

 To Apply:

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

Please put reference number University of Galway 263-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm October 18th, 2022

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

Closing Date: Tuesday, 18 Oct 2022

University of Galway 265-22,Research Assistant,PCR Diagnostics Assay Development,The Molecular Diagnostics Research Group, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Research Assistant

PCR Diagnostics Assay Development

The Molecular Diagnostics Research Group, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences / College of Science and Engineering

Ref. No. University of Galway 265-22

 Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term Research Assistant position with the Molecular Diagnostics Research Group (MDRG), in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) at the University of Galway.

 The position, funded by a Molecular Diagnostics company (Barcelona-based), is available from January 1st 2023 to December 31st 2023. 

 The Molecular Diagnostics Research Group (MDRG) at the University of Galway, directed by Professor Terry Smith, has over 30 years’ experience, and an international record of accomplishment in research and the commercialisation of its research.  The MDRG’s core competence and experience is in the design, development and application of molecular diagnostics tests for the diagnosis of major diseases, in particular infectious disease.  The MDRG has developed a suite of platform molecular diagnostics technologies, based on proprietary nucleic acid sequence targets, for the detection and identification of pathogenic bacteria and fungi, and has worked successfully with a number of national and international commercial partners to co-develop and commercialise molecular diagnostic test products based on these platform technologies. 

 Research Assistant in Molecular Diagnostics Assay Development

 The Position

 The Molecular Diagnostics Research Group is seeking to recruit a Research Assistant with appropriate qualifications and practical research experience in molecular biology, including experience of nucleic acid diagnostics assay design, development and optimisation.  The post-holder will contribute to a research programme focused on the design and development of a suite of PCR-based molecular diagnostics tests for a large range of infectious disease pathogens (bacteria, fungi and parasites) associated with sepsis.  The position is available from January 1st 2023, for an initial period of 12 months.

 Job Description:

 The post holder shall carry out laboratory-based and computational research focused on the design, development and validation of PCR assays for selected microbial pathogens associated with sepsis.  PCR primers and probes will be designed and tested experimentally for selected individual microbial species, as well as groups of organisms within a Genus or Family of organisms.  Assays will be designed using DNA sequences and organism sequence alignments available from an in-house nucleic acid sequence database generated by MDRG researchers, or generated by the researcher, if required. Assay specificity will be investigated computationally using other phylogenetically closely related species and strains used in computational exclusivity studies, and tested experimentally. 

 In conjunction with determining the specificity of assays for the designated organism or group of organisms, PCR assays will be further investigated and performance optimised through laboratory studies, including the determination of the reproducible assay limit of detection. Initial clinical validation of assays will be undertaken using clinical samples if available, and using DNA extracted from a range of geographically distinct strains of the organisms within the assay group. Other work will also be conducted as required, which may include clinical sample preparation / DNA isolation, analysis and optimisation. 

 The post is available in the first instance for 12 months, from January 1st to December 31st 2023.        

 Duties:

 The post-holder will undertake duties related to the specified project to include:

  •  Practical experience in the design, development and validation of PCR-based molecular diagnostic tests for microbial pathogens.
  • Ability to undertake informatics-based sequence alignments on extracted gene sequences, to identify regions of homology and sequence divergence for PCR assay design
  • Ability to utilise software-based methodologies for rapid and effective PCR assay design.
  • Development and / or application of appropriate sample preparation methods for nucleic acid extraction
  • Collection, processing, and analysis of clinical samples using PCR-based molecular diagnostics assays.
  • Ensuring that research programme timelines are adhered to, and project milestones and deliverables are successfully achieved.
  • Ensuring that project work is performed in line with Health and Safety and other relevant NUI Galway policies.
  • Maintaining laboratory notebooks, research records and generating technical reports and experimental data as required by the project management team and Industry partner.
  • Preparation and delivery of periodic reports when required for the project management team and Industry partner.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of all background IP, foreground IP, and research results emerging from the project.
  • Strong collaborative skills are required to work as part of a highly interdisciplinary team.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.

 Other duties may be assigned by the Principal Investigator, and/or Senior Scientist and Project Manager from time to time. The post holder shall carry out the duties of the post under the direction of the Principal Investigator.

 Qualifications/Skills required:

 The successful candidate will have a BSc. degree in a relevant Science and Technology subject, in one of a Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, or equivalent discipline.  Practical experience in the design, development and validation of target-specific PCR-based molecular diagnostic tests is essential for applicants, as is experience in nucleic acid extraction, and execution of Real-time PCR from DNA purified from cultured microorganisms and / or clinical samples.  Practical experience of the design and development of multiplex Real-time PCR assays would be a distinct advantage. Strong inter-personal skills and an ability to work in a busy multidisciplinary research team are also essential.  An MSc. degree in a relevant area of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, or Chemical Sciences would be a distinct advantage.

 Essential Requirements:

  •  A BSc. degree in a Science or Technology in a relevant Science and Technology subject, in one of a Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, or equivalent discipline.
  • A clear understanding of fundamental PCR concepts, and experience within PCR technologies and analysis techniques.
  • Experience in nucleic acid extraction, and execution of Real-time PCR from DNA purified from cultured microorganisms and / or clinical samples (e.g. blood).
  • Practical laboratory experience of the design, development and validation of PCR-based molecular diagnostic tests.
  • Knowledge of the use of Bioinformatics analysis software, for Biological data analysis, including BLAST and other commonly used nucleic acid sequence analysis software.
  • Strong IT and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent listening and communications skills, together with the ability to build strong and lasting relationships with research team members.

 Desirable Requirements:

  •  An MSc. degree in a relevant area of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, or Chemical Sciences would be a distinct advantage
  • Knowledge of the process of and key requirements for the design of nucleic acid primers and probes for PCR-based nucleic acid diagnostic assay development.
  • Practical experience of the design and development of multiplex Real-time PCR assays would be a distinct advantage.
  • Practical experience of searching public access Genome Databases (e.g. Genbank) and extracting / downloading whole genomes and / or specific nucleic acid (DNA) gene sequences from those databases.
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary research team, involved in molecular biology research, ideally evidenced with prior experience working in such a team.  

 Salary: €27,380.00 to €31,049.00 per annum, pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 Start date: The position is available from January 1st 2023.

 Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

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

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

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

 Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Terry Smith (terry.smith@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 Terry Smith: terry.smith@universityofgalway.ie

 Please put reference number University of Galway 265-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm November 3rd 2022

Interviews are expected to take place on the 23rd  of November 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: Thursday, 03 Nov 2022

Application: University of Galway 265-22,Research Assistant,School of Biological and Chemical

University of Galway 251-22, Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Psychology

Postdoctoral Researcher

 School of Psychology, University of Galway

Ref. No. University of Galway 251-22

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

 This position is funded by Horizon Europe and is available from 1st December 2022 to contract end date of 31st May 2025.

 The Postdoctoral researcher will be employed to work on a Horizon Europe project called: Serological testing and treatment for p.vivax: from a cluster-randomised trial in Ethiopia and Madagascar to a mobile-technology supported intervention led by the Louis Pasteur Institute in Paris aims to conduct a large cluster randomised trial in Ethiopia and Madagascar of a new diagnostic test for malaria with a view to building the evidence base for a new malaria control intervention. The postdoctoral researcher will lead on a Digital Health work package to investigate mobile phone-based apps which interface with point-of-care diagnostic tests, guide treatment decisions, and interact with health systems.

 Job Description:

The successful candidate will have a track record in a research and development environment in addition to experience in the use of collective intelligence methodology is essential. Ideally applicants have past experience of working on European (H2020) projects with international partners and have experience in both qualitative and quantitative analysis. Candidates would also preferably have experience in the area of digital health research. Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new mobile health services; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

 Qualifications/Skills required:

 Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in the psychological or related social sciences
  • Experience using collective intelligence methodology
  • Experience in both qualitative and quantitative analysis.

  Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience of working on European (H2020) projects
  • Expertise in mobile health service design
  • Experience in working on clinical trials.

Duties: 

  • To conduct stakeholder workshops using Collective Intelligence Methodology with partners in Africa and Europe to create a protocol for the use of a mobile phone health application to promote medication adherence.
  • To develop a Digital Health Strategy to inform the use of a mobile phone health application to promote treatment adherence to prevent Malaria in African citizens.
  • To write and submit project reports and deliverables to the European Commission.
  • To attend consortium meetings and other training events as required.

 Salary: €39,522 - €46,907 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 December 2022.

 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 Professor Jane Walsh (jane.walsh@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 jane.walsh@universityofgalway.ie  

Please put reference number University of Galway 251-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

  Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm October 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

 

Closing Date: Wednesday, 19 Oct 2022

Application: University of Galway 251-22, Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Psychology

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Quick facts

 

University of Galway has:

  • 4 Colleges
  • 19 Schools
  • 5 Research Institutes
  • over 19,000 students
  • 4,000 international students from 116 countries
  • almost 3,000 staff members
  • over 4,600  links with institutes across the globe
  • 110,000 alumni worldwide
  • 175 years experience providing university education

University of Galway Is:

  • The Sunday Times University of the Year 2022
  • Ireland's top University for graduate employability with 98% of our graduates employed or in further study within six months of graduating
  • ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide - QS World University Ranking 
  • the largest and oldest university in the west of Ireland
  • listed among the top 30 most beautiful campuses in Europe
  • Ireland's leading university for student volunteering with more than 4,000 registered volunteers 
  • the most biodiverse campus in Ireland

University of Galway is world leading for research in:

  • Biomedical Science and Engineering
  • Web Science
  • Human Rights
  • Marine Science, Energy and Environmental Science
  • Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy
    Humanities, in particular, Literature, Theatre and Irish Studies