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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)

Postdoctoral Researcher – Chromosome Biology, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 212-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral researcher with Professor Brian McStay at the Centre for Chromosome Biology (CCB) in the School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by an Investigator Award from the SFI-HRB-Wellcome Trust Biomedical Research Partnership and is available from earliest possible start date October 2022 for 3 years.

 

For information on Prof McStay, see https://www.chromosome.ie/researchers/mcstay/

 

Job Description:

Nucleoli, sites of ribosome biogenesis and the largest structures in the human nucleus, form around nucleolar organiser regions (NORs) located on the p-arms of the five acrocentric chromosomes. NORs comprise ribosomal gene (rDNA) arrays coding for the major RNA components of ribosomes. How multiple acrocentric p-arms gather together to form a nucleolus, how NORs partition within nucleoli and how rDNA genomic stability is maintained are important but unanswered questions. The successful candidate will be a key member of a team that will utilise novel chromosome engineering technologies to address these critical questions. This work has added significance as nucleoli represent an important paradigm for understanding human genome organisation. For further information on the research program and links to relevant recent publications see https://www.chromosome.ie/researchers/mcstay/.

 

Duties:

  • Conduct a specified programme of research and scholarship under the supervision and direction of Prof McStay. The precise nature of the research undertaken will be matched with the candidate’s aptitudes and interests but will fall within the overall research aim of understanding the chromosomal context of NORs and nucleolar formation in human cells see https://www.chromosome.ie/researchers/mcstay/ for details. Techniques involved include: cell culture, complex plasmid construction, genome editing, DNA sequencing (including PacBio and Nanopore), fluorescence microscopy on fixed and live cells. Training will be supplied if required.
  • Plan, co-ordinate and implement this research project. This may include managing a small research team, including a post-graduate student and under-graduate project students.
  • The successful candidate will develop a thorough understanding of this research area and will be expected keep up to date with current research and related research methodologies.
  • Contribute to dissemination of research findings through publication and conferences.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences.
  • Highly motivated and passionate about basic research.
  • Strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in cell culture, cell biology and molecular biology

 

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience in genome editing
  • Experience in fluorescence microscopy
  • Experience in basic bioinformatics
  • Knowledge of how the nucleolus functions

 

Salary: €39,522 to €41,941 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 October 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 NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

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

 

Further information about the CCB is available at https://www.chromosome.ie/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor McStay (brian.mcstay@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 Professor McStay (brian.mcstay@nuigalway.ie)

Please put reference number NUIG RES 212-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 30 Sep 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher – Chromosome Biology (NUIG RES 212-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher - Jurassic Patents, Zoology, School of Natural Sciences, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 215-22)

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

 

This position is funded by the Irish Research Council and is available from November 2022 to contract end date of 1st September 2023.

 

Information on project

Due to success in the Irish Research Council Coalesce Awards Programme 2020, we are seeking a post doctoral researcher to join our project: Jurassic Patents – Patent Law and the Value of Species in the Age of De-extinction. Drawing on a combination of legal, qualitative and quantitative methodologies, this project aims to examine whether patents could be the vector to attract funding for cryobanking and de extinction projects both in Europe and the United States. The project also aims to investigate how society relates to recently extinct species and how this may result in taxonomic biases that influence the cryobanking and de-extinction processes and ultimately which species are likely to be picked for de-extinction in the coming century. The interdisciplinary team, led by Dr. David Doyle (Maynooth University) and Dr. Kevin Healy (National University of Ireland, Galway), will develop knowledge about the legal and commercial implications of cryobanking and the de-extinction of non-human species in the twenty-first century. We are looking to appoint a candidate to conduct research on the potential legal and commercial implications of patenting de-extinct species under European and United States Patent Law.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will focus on using comparative methods to test the potential impact of patent law on the prioritisation of species for future de-extinction. This will include collating data from databases such as the IUCN red list and using comparative methods to assess and rank species on their suitability for de-extinction from practical, ecological, social and legal perspectives. The candidate will be required to link with project colleagues at the University of Maynooth.

 

Duties:

  • Working under the supervision of principal investigators Dr David Doyle and Dr Kevin Healy
  • Collating data relating to the ecological and physiological aspects of potential candidate species for future de-extinction.
  • Conduct comparative analysis using R programming language.
  • Lead and collaborate on writing of academic papers for publication.
  • Present findings at international scientific meetings.

 

Essential Requirements

  • A PhD in an area of relating to Biology, Conservation or Ecology.
  • Excellent Quantitative skills.
  • Experience of working with R or other similar programming languages.
    • Ability to publish in international journals.
    • Experience of presenting at international conferences.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience working with conservation data.
  • Experience in engaging with the media and outreach events.
  • Ability to speak the Irish language.
  • Experience in Interdisciplinary Research

 

Salary: €39,522 to €41,941 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 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 NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

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

 

Further information about the University of Galway and the School of Natural Science is available at https://www.nuigalway.ie/natural_sciences/.

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Kevin Healy (kevin.healy@nuigalway.ie)

 

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

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr Kevin Healy: kevin.healy@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES 215-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

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

 

Interviews are planned to be held on the 18th 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

Closing Date: Friday, 02 Sep 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher - Jurassic Patents, Zoology (NUIG RES 215-22)

NUIG RES 225-22,Postdoctoral researcher studying the histopathology of acute ischaemic stroke blood clots and the correlation of composition with impedance measurements,CÚRAM

Postdoctoral researcher studying the histopathology of acute ischaemic stroke blood clots and the correlation of composition with impedance measurements

Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM)

Ref. No:  NUIG RES 225-22

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as Postdoctoral Researcher with CÚRAM at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The project, which runs until the end of December 2024, represents a Science Foundation Ireland facilitated collaboration between NUI Galway with an industrial partner.     

Organisation: CÚRAM is a partnership of scientists, engineers and clinicians, who all share a common vision of developing the next generation of medical devices in order to provide solutions for current clinical needs. The University provides a research-friendly social and cultural environment. Galway is also one of the key cities in Europe with a significant presence of the medical device industry sector. For more information on CÚRAM please refer to http://www.curamdevices.ie/

 Job Description:

The position will require suitably experienced scientists to explore the characteristics of thrombi from acute ischemic stroke patients using a mix of histological and immunohistochemical techniques. Additionally, the role will also involve the establishment of a database of clot pathology, in collaboration with key collaborating clinical centres internationally and the correlation of clot characteristics with clinical characteristics and electrical impedance.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Compositional analysis of blood clots retrieved from acute ischemic stroke patients
  • Development and analysis of a clinical database of acute ischemic stroke clot histopathology
  • Development and establishment of additional protocols and development of capacity for the analysis and characterisation of blood clot samples
  • Publication of research outcomes in high impact factor journals
  • Active participation and presentations at international conferences, meetings and networking events
  • Grant writing

 Essential Criteria:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the Biomedical Sciences or Medical degree (M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O or equivalent)
  • A good track record in histopathological analysis with experience of histology and immunohistochemistry is essential
  • Good statistical analysis skills are essential
  • Excellent scientific writing and oral presentation skills are essential
  • Candidates must be highly motivated, work well as part of a team and have excellent verbal communication, organizational and interpersonal skills

    Desirable Criteria:

  • The ideal candidate should have a track record in blood clot pathology/ stroke research
  • Publications in high impact factor journals
  • Leadership and project management capability

 Salary: €39,523 - €41,940 per annum per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: October 2022

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

 For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr Karen Doyle (karen.doyle@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 Dr Karen Doyle (karen.doyle@nuigalway.ie).

Please put reference number NUIG RES 225-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Monday 3rd October 2022

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

  

Closing Date: Monday, 03 Oct 2022

Application: NUIG RES 225-22,Postdoctoral researcher,CÚRAM

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)

Research Assistant, Assessing Cell-Scaffold Cytocompatability and Osteogenic Potential, (University of Galway 246-22)

Research Assistant: Assessing Cell-Scaffold Cytocompatability and Osteogenic Potential

School of Medicine, College of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences

Regenerative Medicine Institute

 

Ref. No. University of Galway 246-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time fixed term position as a research assistant with the Regenerative Medicine Institute at the University of Galway.

 

This position is co-funded by Enterprise Ireland and Zoan Biomed and is available from October 2022 to contract end date of 28 Sept 2023.

 

Information on project:

This project is a collaborative investigation including Zoan Biomed (https://zoanbiomed.com/) and the Regenerative Medicine Institute (https://www.universityofgalway.ie/remedi/), funded by Enterprise Ireland.  Zoan BioMed, a SME based in Connemara, are interested in developing safe, naturally derived, osteogenic scaffolds from sustainably grown coral for orthopaedic repair.  The team aim to develop a high throughput methodology to characterize the cytocompatibility and osteogenesis of cell-scaffold constructs.  The lab-based activities will be executed in the Regenerative Medicine Institute (https://nuigalway.ie/remedi/) full time over 1 year with the potential of extension.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will join a collaborative team of academic and industrial partners.  They will be the primary technical support of this project, working most closely with a postdoctoral fellow and the Principal Investigator, Dr. Cynthia Coleman.  This individual must be highly motivated with strong technical skills, specifically with knowledge of progenitor cell biology, bone biology, cytocompatibility and osteogenesis.  Applicants should have the skills and capability to work both independently and collaboratively to design and execute an experiment, analyze experimental outputs, perform routine biochemical assays and to support the postdoctoral fellow. 

 

Duties:

The successful candidate will need to be engaged and dedicated in order to meet project deadlines and produce high-quality, reliable data.  Their daily duties will include:

 

  • tissue culture including cell expansion, cryopreservation and differentiation
  • protocol optimization
  • executing biochemical and molecular assays to evaluate cytocompatibility and osteogenesis
  • data collection and data analysis
  • adhesion to project timelines
  • contributing to report writing and manuscript writing
  • literature searches
  • administrative aspects of the project (ex: securing quotes, placing orders)
  • liaising with project partners (both in academia and industry)
  • working closely with other REMEDI research assistants and PhD students as part of a laboratory community

 

Essential Requirements:

 

  • BSc or MSc qualification in the biologic sciences, preferably with emphasis on cell biology and tissue engineering/scaffold technology
  • Evidence of highly detailed, reliable, accurate record keeping
  • Experience with adherent cell culture
  • Evidence of qualitative and quantitative skills
  • Excellent time management, written and oral communication skills
  • Evidence of interpersonal skills suited for both academic and industrial environments
  • Capacity for creative, lateral thinking, problem solving and troubleshooting

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with biochemical assays, molecular biology skills.
  • Evidence of proactivity and ownership over a lab-based project
  • Prior knowledge of product development, osteogenesis
  • Strong motivation to work in the field of orthopaedics

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post.

 

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

 

Start date: Position is available immediately

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Further information about the Regenerative Medicine Institute is available at

https://www.universityofgalway.ie/remedi/.

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Cynthia Coleman at Cynthia.coleman@universityofgalway.ie

 

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr. Cynthia Coleman at cynthia.coleman@universityofgalway.ie.  Please put reference number University of Galway 246-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 27 September 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.'

 

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

Closing Date: Tuesday, 27 Sep 2022

Application: Research Assistant, School of Medicine, University of Galway 246-22

Research Assistant, Novel mechanisms of complement evasion by worm parasites, Centre for One Health, (University of Galway 243-22 )

Research Assistant - Novel mechanisms of complement evasion by worm parasites

 

Centre for One Health, School of Natural Sciences

University of Galway

 

Ref. No. University of Galway 243-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time position as a Research Assistant to work in a new research program in parasitology, led by Dr. Carolina De Marco Verissimo at the University of Galway.

 

This 2-year position is funded by an Irish Research Council (IRC) grant awarded to Dr. Carolina De Marco Verissimo and is available from the beginning November 2022, subject to an initial six months probationary period.

 

The research program focus on investigating host-parasite interactions, with particular interest on the responses associated with the complement and coagulation systems. Various omics and molecular techniques and technologies will be applied. The successful candidate will work with the PI and in collaboration with other research team in the area of vaccines and diagnostics development against parasites.

 

The candidate is expected to add to the research group by adding expertise in areas such as immunology, gene cloning, biochemistry, molecular diagnostics and recombinant protein production and downstream isolation/characterization.

 

 

Job Description:

The successful Research Assistant will investigate molecules involved in host-parasite interaction, especially those that are involved in virulence, tissue invasion, and modulation of host complement and coagulation responses. In collaboration other research team, the candidate will be also involved in bringing these advances forward into vaccine and diagnostics.

 

The successful candidate will also be involved in general laboratory management, public engagement and outreach.

 

Duties:

 

  • Conduct research under the supervision of the Principal investigator and collaboratively with other laboratories and research teams.
  • Assist postgraduate and undergraduate students.
  • Write up results from own research activity (e.g. as project report) for review by the Principal investigator that could include preparing technical reports, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Provide input into the research project’s dissemination, in whatever form (report, papers, chapters, books) as directed by the Principal investigator. The Research assistant will be included on research papers; authorship will be decided in line with guidelines such as the Vancouver Protocol, or similar authorship guidelines as appropriate.
  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. to bodies supervising research; stakeholder groups; other team members, as agreed with the the Principal investigator.
  • Attend and contribute to relevant local research meetings and conferences.
  • Assist in the archiving of samples/reagents and keeping of records.
  • Assist in ordering samples/reagents and keeping of records.
  • Engage in disseminating laboratory outputs and impacts to the public.

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

 

  • BSc or similar in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology or a closely related discipline.
  • Background biological techniques/assays.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft office package.
  • Ability to work and think independently.
  • Excellent team-worker.
  • Good writing, organizational and oral communication skills.
  • Good initiative and motivation.

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

 

  • Knowledge in recombinant protein production, protein isolation and characterisation, and immunology
  • Knowledge on organizing and planning biological assays such as ELISAs and enzymatic activity assays.
  • Knowledge of diagnostics.
  • Ability to write reports.

 

 

Salary:  Research Assistant 27,380 to 28,153 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 01/11/2022 to 31/10/2024

 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Further information is available at Molecular Parasitology - University of Galway

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Carolina De Marco Verissimo

 

NB: Gárda vetting may be 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 send, via e-mail (in word or PDF only), to Dr Carolina De Marco Verissimo email: carolina.verissimo@universityofgalway.ie.

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 243-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, 28th September 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: Wednesday, 28 Sep 2022

Application: Research Assistant, Centre for One Health, (University of Galway 243-22 )

Postdoctoral Researcher , Physiology, Medicine/CMNHS, (NUIG RES 238-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher – Physiology

Medicine/CMNHS

Ref. No. NUIG RES 238-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in molecular biology of ageing within Physiology, CMNHS at the University of Galway.

 

This position is funded by Irish Research Council and is available from 09.01.2023 – 29.09.2023.

 

Job Description:

 

The successful candidate will be part of an IRC-funded research project: fit-miRs as potential therapeutics for muscle wasting during ageing and disease. This position is designed for research into microRNA mimics and inhibitors to ameliorate muscle wasting during ageing, cachexia and ALS. 

 

The successful candidate will have day to day responsibility for the performance of all duties associated with their research project, in recording, interpretation and validation of experimental data, and in dissemination of project results and outcomes.

 

The post holder will ensure research programme requirements in terms of documentation of the project activities, milestones and major key deliverables are implemented and adhered to.  The post holder will assist in the preparation of periodic scientific reports for this project, maintain confidentiality of background IP, foreground IP and research results, liaise with the members of the group, industry partners and TTO office on the identification of and patent protection of intellectual property generated in the work programme.

 

The successful candidate will also represent the research activities of the microRNA research group as required at local, national and international events (including talks, panel discussions and meetings with funding agencies, industry representatives.

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

 

Essential Requirements:

  • A degree in molecular physiology or related discipline
  • Applicants must have a PhD in Physiology or Molecular Biology with relevant experience and an understanding of pre-clinical studies
  • Proven track record in a research environment and previous experience in the field of muscle wasting and/or microRNAs
  • Proven experience in analysis of muscle in vitro and in vivo
  • Evidence of experience in working with model organisms
  • Experience of working with primary cell cultures
  • Evidence of proficiency in molecular biology techniques
  • Understanding of the field of muscle wasting and microRNAs
  • Evidence of publications in related peer review journals
  • Extensive knowledge of statistical software for data analysis
  • Experience in supervision and mentoring of undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Problem solving experience in a research laboratory environment.
  • Experience of participation in successful inter-disciplinary research programmes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to assess and organise resources
  • Team worker, highly motivated, supportive of junior colleagues within the group

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge of pre-clinical methodology
  • Knowledge of RNA chemistry
  • Evidence of report writing and presentation skills.
  • Team player with good organisational skills.
  • Good initiative and flexibility
  • High level of IT skills: proficiency in the full Microsoft Office package and use of the flow cytometry software tools

 

Salary: €39,523.00 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply

 

Start date: Position is available from 09.01.2023

 

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 NUI Galway

 

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

 

Further information about Physiology, School of Medicine is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/physiology/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Whysall: kasia.whysall@nuigalway.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 kasia.whysall@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES 238-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 28th September 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

 

'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.'

 

 

 

Closing Date: Wednesday, 28 Sep 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher , Physiology, (NUIG RES 238-22)

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/HPC Computational Scientist, Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), University of Galway, Ireland. (NUIG RES 239-22)

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

 

This position is available from January 2023 to work on the EuroHPC IO-SEA project (https://iosea-project.eu). The candidate will be based at our offices in Dublin or Galway.

 

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:

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

 

The successful candidate will work on the IO-SEA project as a part of the Performance Engineering Activity.

The Performance Engineering Activity at ICHEC focuses on:

  1. Research and development of methods and tools for performance analysis and optimisation of workloads and workflows for time-to-solution and energy-efficiency at processor-, node- and cluster-levels;
  2. Parallel programming models and frameworks targeting different HPC architectures (x86, GPU, ARM, RISC-V and others) on edge devices, clusters and cloud computing platforms;
  3. Software and tools for HPC data storage, file and management systems.

 

Duties:

  • Work in close collaboration with partners at CEA (France) and Seagate;
  • Develop APIs and software libraries in C/C++ and Python Exascale storage management systems;
  • Develop interfaces for data management with respect to Seagate’s CORTX open-source object storage software system;
  • Develop interfaces in C++ based on Amazon S3 for external storage solutions;
  • Interact with other tasks and project partners to gather requirements, discuss design and implementation.

 


Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • A Master’s Degree in Computer Science or a related discipline.
  • 3+ years HPC-focused research, software engineering and/or teaching experience.
  • Knowledge of computer system architectures (CPU, GPU, memory systems, data storage systems).
  • Experience in software engineering and development with C, C++, Python 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:

  • PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline.
  • Knowledge of working on HPC clusters, parallel programming and performance analysis.
  • Knowledge of data storage system concepts such as distributed/parallel file systems (file, block, object), HTTP interfaces to cloud storage services such as Amazon S3.
  • Experience with software development practices, e.g. revision control, continuous integration pipelines.
  • Exposure to Agile/PRINCE2 project management frameworks.

 

Salary: Postdoctoral Researcher (point 1 €40,022 to point 10 €51,545) 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 in January 2023, renewable subject to funding availability.

 

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 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 NUIG RES 239- 22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00pm (Irish time), 3rd October 2022.

 

Interviews may have to take place virtually

 

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

 

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

Closing Date: Monday, 03 Oct 2022

Application: Research Associate/HPC Computational Scientist, ICHEC (NUIG RES 239-22)

University of Galway 245-22,Research Assistant – Ryegrass Genome Editing (Cytoheterosis),Agriculture & Bioeconomy Research Centre, Ryan Institute & College of Science and Engineering

Research Assistant – Ryegrass Genome Editing (Cytoheterosis)

Agriculture & Bioeconomy Research Centre, Ryan Institute & College of Science and Engineering

University of Galway

Ref. No. University of Galway 245-22

 Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Assistant within the Genetics & Biotechnology Lab of Prof. Charles Spillane at the Agriculture & Bioeconomy Research Centre within the Ryan Institute at the University of Galway. See lab website: www.spillanelab.org.

 Job Description:

Within the Research Group of Prof. Charles Spillane (www.spillanelab.org) the Research Assistant will work within a highly dynamic research team focused on using advanced genetic and epigenetic approaches to improve yields and traits in perennial ryegrass. The Research Assistant will join a heterosis genetics research team which is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and consists of both postdocs and PhD students.

We are seeking highly motivated and talented scientists with excellent wet lab skills in plant genetics and epigenetics, particularly in relation to topics such as genomics/epigenomics, genome editing and genetic transformation. Candidates with strong additional skills in analysis of genomics/epigenomics datasets and with some bioinformatics expertise (e.g. R, Python) are particularly welcome.

Duties:

  •  Work with SFI research team on the overall project to develop a genome editing system in perennial ryegrass.
  • To perform in-vitro plant regeneration using optimised protocol with different varieties of ryegrass for callus induction and plant regeneration.
  • To perform transformation and regeneration of ryegrass for targeting of specific genes by genome editing.
  • To perform optimisation of ryegrass callus transformation with different agrobacterium strains.
  • DNA/RNA isolation preferably from plant tissuesPCR/qPCR/ddPCR assay design and validation.
  • Making liquid media, agar plates, gels, stock solutions and antibiotic stocks
  • Perform molecular biology tasks with limited supervision
  • Ability to maintain detailed and accurate records of lab work
  • General maintenance of laboratory equipment and supplies
  • Accurately follow established protocols
  • Engage in communication/research with project collaborators.
  • 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.

 The Research Assistant will be supervised by Professor Spillane and senior research members of Professor Spillane’s team, where Research Assistant will be required to engage in weekly project meetings and presentations.

 Qualifications/Skills required:

 Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Molecular Genetics, Molecular Biology or a related field.
  • Research and technical expertise in plant molecular genetics and plant tissue culture.
  • Knowledge and expertise of genome editing and TILLING By Sequencing approaches.
  • Evidence of research activity (publications, conference presentations, awards) and future scholarly output (working papers, research proposals etc.)
  • Excellent project management, analytical, report writing and data analysis skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, presentation).

 Desirable Requirements

  • Relevant experience working in a research lab setting
  • Bioinformatics and genomics skills
  • Fundamental and applied knowledge of molecular biology techniques
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Resourceful, eager to learn, results-driven, and team-oriented, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently in a timely manner
  • Prior experience working with multiple cloning techniques (Gibson, In-Fusion, traditional), Sanger sequencing, qPCR etc

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 Salary: €27,380-€36786 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 October 2022

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

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

 To Apply:

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

Please put reference number University of Galway 245-22 in subject line of e-mail application (only applications with this in subject line will be considered).

 

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

  

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

 

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

 

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Monday, 03 Oct 2022

Application: University of Galway 245-22,Research Assistant,Agriculture & Bioeconomy

PDR in Chemical Kinetic Modelling, Combustion Chemistry Centre (University of Galway 242-22)

Post-doctoral Researcher in Chemical Kinetic Modelling

Combustion Chemistry Centre, University of Galway, Ireland

 

Ref. No. University of Galway 242-22

 

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

 

This position is available from October 2022, initially for one year but may be extended to four years.

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

Job Description:

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

 

The successful candidate will

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

 

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

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

  • Candidates must have a PhD, or a PhD thesis submitted, in Combustion/Physical Chemistry or a related discipline (e.g. Mechanical Engineering).
  • High level of experience and competence in combustion chemistry
  • Experience and competence in chemical kinetic modelling.
  • A demonstrated output in terms of published papers in peer-reviewed journals
  • An interest in combustion
  • Good writing and excellent communication skills are essential for this project, which will involve close collaboration with other members of C3 including industrial partners.

 

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

  • Knowledge of Chemkin-Pro or other chemical kinetic modelling software (Cantera, FlameMaster)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Self-motivated, high level of initiative and excellent attention to detail.

 

 

Salary: PDR scale - Point 1 €39,132 to Point 6 €45,157 “per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).”

 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

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

 

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

 

Further information about {school/centre} is available at http://c3.universityofgalway.ie/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Henry Curran henry.curran@universityofgalway

 

To Apply:

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

 

Please put reference number University of Galway-242-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 4th October 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: Tuesday, 04 Oct 2022

Application: PDR in Chemical Kinetic Model, University of Galway 242-22

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

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