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Research Assistant (Junior Core Lab Analyst) - Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging, CORRIB Research Centre for Advanced Imaging and Core laboratory, School of Medicine (University of Galway 050-24

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time fixed-term contract position as a Research Assistant (Junior Core Lab Analyst) with Corrib Core Lab, in the School of Medicine, at the University of Galway, Ireland.  

 

The position is available immediately for 1 year (with possibility of extension based on funding availability). 

 

CORRIB Core Lab (see brochure linked) provides both invasive and non-invasive coronary imaging techniques and analysis methods using a number of different imaging modalities: • Angiography • Aortography • Echocardiography • Electrocardiography • Intravascular Ultrasound • Multi-Slice Computed Tomography • Magnetic Resonance Imaging • Optical Coherence Tomography • Quantitative Coronary Angiography.  

 

All operational CORRIB Core Lab techniques are validated to meet compliance with the latest international regulatory and industry standards: ISO 14155: 2011 (GCP) GCLP endorsed by WHO: 2009 FDA 21 CFR part 11. 

 

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will develop and technically execute a variety of advanced cardiovascular imaging and analysis methods of clinical datasets (imaging) derived from international cardiovascular clinical trials. Working closely with the CORRIB Core Lab Academic Team: Professors Serruys, Wijns, Onuma & Soliman and the clinical trials co-ordination team, the candidate (s) will support the analysis of cardiovascular imaging datasets.  

 

Main work includes: Analysis of cardiovascular imaging datasets sourced from the clinical trials, Documenting the procedure of analysis, communicating with clinical sites regarding imaging, and converting these technical analyses into formats that are acceptable for clinical trial reporting.  

 

Duties: 

  • Technical execution of cardiovascular imaging analysis in 2 or more of the following modalities: 
  • Quantitative Coronary Angiography (QCA) 
  • Quantitative flow reserve (QFR) 
  • Aortography  
  • Echocardiography 
  • Intravascular Ultrasound 
  • Multi-Slice Computed Tomography 
  • Optical Coherence Tomography 
  • Interface with clinical, commercial and technical experts. 
  • Registration of received imaging materials 
  • Collaboration with other team members to plan project activities and set key milestones. 
  • Communicate with clinical sites regarding imaging quality 
  • Create documents for imaging analysis procedure 
  • Document procedures 
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential Requirements:  

  • Minimum of primary Degree (level 8) in a clinical or life sciences related subject. 
  • Applicants with demonstrated technical capability as well as experience in some of below imaging techniques or analysis methods are advantageous: 
  • Quantitative Coronary Angiography (QCA)  
  • Quantitative flow reserve (QFR) 
  • Videodensitometric assessment of aortic regurgitation 
  • Echocardiography 
  • Intravascular Ultrasound 
  • Cardiac Multi-Slice Computed Tomography (coronary and structural) 
  • Optical Coherence Tomography 
  • Applicants must have experience in utilising data processing systems such as standard DICOM format. 
  • It is essential that applicants demonstrate high motivation and passion about new scientific discoveries in cardiovascular clinical research. 
  • Excellent communication skills are required. 
  • Clear evidence of good inter-personal skills is essential. 
  • Problem solving skills. 
  • Teamwork skills. 
  • Attention to detail. 

 

Desirable Requirements: 

  • 1 or more years of experience of the following standards: 
  • ISO 14155: 2011  
  • (GCP) GCLP endorsed by WHO: 2009  
  • FDA 21 CFR part 11. 
  • Experience in the presenting of research findings to clinical/technical and non-technical audiences. 
  • Experience in the medical field. 
  • Communication skills in other languages than English. 

 

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

  

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

  

(Research Salary Scales - University of Galway)  

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st March 2024.  

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training

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

 

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

 

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

 

To Apply: 

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

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 050-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish time) 15th March 2024 

 

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

  

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.  

  

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

Closing Date: Friday, 15 Mar 2024

Application: Research Assistant - Junior Core Lab Analyst (University of Galway 050-24)

Research Assistant - NORM-BMI, Physics, School of Natural Sciences, College of Science and Engineering (University of Galway 040-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed-term contract position as a Research Assistant in Physics, School of Natural Sciences, College of Science and Engineering at the University of Galway, Ireland.  

 

Position is funded by the EPA and is available from the 31st March 2024 for 2 years. 

 

The Medical Physics research cluster activities link fundamental physics knowledge with clinical, environmental and industry applications.  Recent projects include projects which ultimately aim to improve radiotherapy treatments using Monte Carlo simulations, environmental radiation related research and the development of novel dosimetry & imaging systems. We also have a large network of collaborating, companies, institutes, and research centers throughout Ireland and the world. This group also collaborates with colleagues and other groups across the College and Science and Engineering in University of Galway. 

 

Naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) are present globally and under certain circumstances can result in radiation exposure to workers, members of the public and non-human biota. Naturally occurring radionuclides can include a variety of sources, however, from a radiation protection perspective the significant contributors to radiation exposure are uranium (238U), thorium (232Th), and their decay products and potassium (40K). NORM also includes materials that have enhanced radioactivity due to human activity (IAEA, 2019). NORM research in the EU has intensified in recent years with the implementation of various regulatory frameworks including the European Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom (EU BSS) (EC, 2014). This EPA funded project is complementary to this research and will build upon knowledge gained in these projects including the European RadoNorm project (www.radonorm.eu). The project concept will build on our team’s long-standing inter-disciplinary expertise in radiation science (recent EPA funded projects include OptiSDS and OptiPSD) and the built environment (including Construct Innovate ɫ https://constructinnovate.ie/ ) which has informed national policy on radiation exposure and the built environment. 

 

Central to this project will be the ability to internationally compare and exchange best available practices with respect to the regulation and management of NORM in building materials. The approach will include collation of international data, assessment of the associated radiation risks, pilot of a measurement programme which will utilise state-of-the-art gamma ray spectroscopy equipment and finally make recommendations to the EPA on appropriate management options and graded approaches for regulatory control. 

 

ɫ Construct Innovate (https://constructinnovate.ie/ ) is Ireland’s national Research Centre for Construction Technology and Innovation. Coordinated by University of Galway and supported by Enterprise Ireland, the Centre includes partner institutions Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, University College Cork, TU Dublin and the Irish Green Building Council. The Centre’s vision is to make Ireland a global research and innovation leader for sustainable construction and built environment technology. Construct Innovate is bringing together the whole value chain to accelerate people-centric innovation in construction and the built environment that drives the transition towards a sustainable society and economy, relying on the active engagement of its members and a European network of innovation. Construct Innovate launched in December 2022 and already have over 40 Associate Members. These are supported by over 300 researchers in 23 different research groups. In addition, Construct Innovate has received over 100 additional expressions of interest from companies in the construction sector to engage with Construct Innovate. Our team of researchers in Construct Innovate has collaborated with around 200 industry partners on innovative and impactful R&D projects worth over €300 million during the period 2017-2022 (further details at https://constructinnovate.ie/recent-rd-projects/ ). Furthermore, Construct Innovate have regular meetings and interactions with various government departments. A working group will be established in Construct Innovate to support the research team in delivering the NORM-BMI project. 

 

 Job Description: 

The successful candidate will conduct a comprehensive review of best practice in EU member states on assessing natural radioactivity in building materials, sampling protocols and state-of-the-art sampling techniques. The project will harness the extensive experience of the project team in both radiation science and the built environment. 

 

This project will support the EPA’s mandate in policy implementation by providing a clear picture of the NORM in building materials landscape in the EU. The extensive review in addition with the pilot sampling programme will facilitate an appropriately scaled and targeted monitoring programme to investigate NORM in building materials in Ireland. Addressing these knowledge gaps and providing recommendations for a monitoring programme in Ireland will ensure there is an improved circularity of construction products and the use of more sustainable materials in construction into the future. 

 

Duties:   

  • Quantify the levels of natural radioactivity (uranium, thorium, and potassium) in commonly used building materials (including virgin and recycled aggregates).  
  • Evaluate the potential health risks associated with elevated levels of natural radioactivity in building materials.  
  • Develop guidelines and recommendations for the safe use of building materials based on the obtained data. 
  • Conduct a comprehensive review of qualitative and quantitative national and international data on NORM in building materials.  
  • Conduct a comprehensive review of best practice in the EU member states on assessing NORM in building materials.  
  • Review the methodologies for the calculation of the absorbed dose rates and effective doses resulting from the measured activities.  
  • Analysis of the obtained data to identify any regional or material-specific variations.  
  • Development of guidelines and recommendations based on the analysis, considering national and international standards and regulations. 
  • Successful delivery of all aspects of the NORM-BMI communication plan. 
  • Disseminate research output via journal and conference publications, and conference presentations. 
  • Outreach materials, targeted stakeholder information, research publications. 
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post. 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential Requirements: 

  • Minimum of 2.1 Honours Bachelor Degree in Physics, Engineering or related discipline. 
  • Evidence of relevant lab experience in Physics, Engineering, or closely related disciplines. 
  • Excellent organizational skills. 
  • Excellent written and verbal English. 
  • Excellent communication skills. 

 

Desirable Requirements:  

  • Masters Degree in Physics or Engineering or related discipline. 
  • Experience in gamma ray spectroscopy. 
  • Project management experience.  
  • Evidence of scientific publication and dissemination. 
  • Knowledge of naturally occurring radioactive material. 

 

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

 

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

 

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway). 

 

Start date: Position is available immediately. 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training

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

 

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

 

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

 

Further information about the Medical Physics Research Cluster is available at https://www.universityofgalway.ie/physics/research/photonicsandimaging/medicalphysics/    

 

(Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Associate Professor Mark Foley mark.foley@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 Mark Foley mark.foley@universityofgalway.ie   

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 040-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) 12th March 2024 

 

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

 

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

 

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

Closing Date: Tuesday, 12 Mar 2024

Postdoctoral Researcher - Histopathology of acute ischemic stroke blood clot type, RadClot, Physiology, School of Medicine & Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) 045-44

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as Postdoctoral Researcher within the School of Medicine at the University of Galway, Ireland and associated with the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM). The project, which runs for three years is in collaboration with colleagues in the School of Computer Science associated with the Irish Centre for High End Computing and clinical collaborators in Sweden. 

 

This position is funded through the Global Challenges award scheme, University of Galway and is available from April 2024 for 3 years. 

 

Organisation: The University of Galway is a vibrant University on the West coast of Ireland and is home to CÚRAM, which 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 successful candidate will 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 management and analysis of a database of clot pathology, exploring the correlation of clot characteristics with clinical characteristics. The position will require a suitably experienced biomedical scientist with histology, immunohistochemistry and proteomics skills. The successful candidate will work closely with collaborators in the School of Computer Science and a Stroke Centre in Sweden. Together, the research team will develop an approach to determine stroke clot characteristics on diagnostic imaging scans. 

 

Duties:  

 

  • 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  
  • Travel: active participation and presentations at international conferences, in-person collaborators meetings and networking events  
  • Data science and statistical analysis 
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

 

Essential Requirements:  

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the Biomedical Sciences or Medical degree (M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O or equivalent) with 4 years full-time relevant research experience after primary degree. 
  • An excellent track record in histopathological analysis with experience of histology and immunohistochemistry 
  • High quality first author publications  
  • Excellent statistical analysis skills  
  • Excellent oral presentation skills  
  • Excellent team working, organisational and inter-personal skills 
  • Candidates must be highly motivated 

 

Desirable Requirements: 

  • Minimum of 6 high quality publications, 3 as first author 
  • Leadership and project management capability 
  • Public patient interaction experience 
  • Experience in human data science 

 

Salary: Postdoctoral Researcher salary scale €42,782 - €54,965 per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.   

 

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

 

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway). 

 

Start date: Position is available from 01 April 2024 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Prof. Karen Doyle (karen.doyle@universityofgalway.ie) 

  

To Apply: 

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, list of publications and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF file) to Professor Karen Doyle (karen.doyle@universityofgalway.ie) 

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 045-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) 14th March 2024 

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

 

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

 

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

Closing Date: Thursday, 14 Mar 2024

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher - University of Galway 045-24

Research Assistant - Histopathology of acute ischemic stroke clots: assistance with clinical trial registries, Physiology, School of Medicine and Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a one-year full-time fixed term position as Research Assistant within the Discipline of Physiology, School of Medicine at the University of Galway and associated with the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM).  

 

Organisation: The University of Galway is a vibrant University on the West coast of Ireland and is home to CÚRAM, which 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 successful candidate will 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 management of a clinical trial database of clot pathology in collaboration with a medical device company.  

 

Duties:   

  • Processing and analysis of clots retrieved from acute ischemic stroke patients using standardised histology and immunohistochemistry protocols 
  • Maintenance of a database of acute ischemic stroke clot pathology 
  • Monitoring and reporting of project milestones and deliverables in accordance with deadlines  
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

 

Essential Requirements:  

  • Applicants must have at least a second class hons B.Sc. degree in the Biomedical Sciences 
  • A minimum of 3 months biomedical laboratory work experience  
  • Evidence of experience of histopathological analysis  
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills 
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment 

 

Desirable Requirements: 

  • The ideal candidate would have expertise in histology and immunohistochemistry  
  • Masters degree in the Biomedical Sciences 
  • Prior research experience 

 

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

 

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

 

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway). 

 

Start date: The position is available from 01 April 2024 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Prof. Karen Doyle (karen.doyle@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 file) to Professor Karen Doyle (karen.doyle@universityofgalway.ie) 

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 044-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time), 7th March 2024 

 

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

 

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

 

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

Closing Date: Thursday, 07 Mar 2024

Application: University of Galway 044-24

MedDevDoc Marie Skłodowksa Curie Fellowship Programme 2024,CÚRAM, SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices (University of Galway 020-24)

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for 25 full-time fixed term Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Fellows (DFs) with CÚRAM, SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices at University of Galway.  

These positions are availablefrom November 2024 for a period of 48 months. 

 

MedDevDoc is an advanced Industry-Academia Training, Career Development, and Mobility Fellowship Programme. 

CÚRAM MedDevDoc Fellowships are open to applicants of any nationality, resident anywhere in the world (see eligibility criteria in a guide for applicants), seeking a prestigious career development fellowship in medical device research and development based at one of the following host organisations:  University of Galway (GALWAY), University College Dublin (UCD), The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), University of Limerick (UL), Dublin City University (DCU),Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), University College Cork (UCC), National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) and Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin). 

 

Positions involve two main phases: an initial host organisation phase and a secondment phase in a non-academic sector. The projects will encompass the broad area of Medical Device Research and Development, including Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Devices, Machine Learning, Medical Imaging and Soft Robotics, Immuno Engineering, and Education and Public Engagement (EPE) and Science Advocacy Programmes and regulations.  

 

During the 48-month MedDevDoc Programme, the University of Galway will publish a call for applications and recruit 25 Doctoral Students. To ensure a wide range of applicants from different genders, nationalities, and types of background education can engage with the programme. The target group for MedDevDoc is formed by Masters students interested in the key scientific areas of interest to CÚRAM including, Regenerative Medicine, Medical Devices (Biomaterials and Drug Delivery) and MedTech AI.  All applicants must fulfil the requirements of the MSCA mobility conditions. Consequently, the dissemination will be internationally focused, use international media, and be in English. We welcome applications from candidates who have had career breaks and are looking to return to a research-based career and from candidates who have had a non-traditional career path. 

You can learn more about our vision, research platforms, a consortium of academic and industry partners, Science policy and advocacy, and public engagement on our website CÚRAM - CÚRAM (curamdevices. ie). MedDevDoc fellows will collaborate and integrate with multidisciplinary teams to provide the training ground for designing and manufacturing next-generation devices and implants. Further information can be found in the Detailed Guide for Applicants to MedDevDoc and Quick Guide for Applicants to MedDevDoc are available at: https://curamdevices.ie/curam/research/meddevdoc/application-&-selection-process/. 

This project has received co-funding from Horizon Europe’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Grant Agreement No:101126640.

 

Essential Criteria: 

As per the MSCA definition: 

  • MedDevDoc are open to candidates who have a 1st class or a 2:1 honour first degree and have/are due to obtain a Master’s in Biomaterials, Biomedical Engineering, Tissue Engineering, Cell Biology, Biology, Biochemistry, or related discipline from different genders and nationalities. They must not already own a doctoral degree. Medical Doctors are also invited to apply if they can demonstrate an understanding of the clinical or life sciences research process. 
  • All applicants for whom first language is not English must present an English language qualification taken within two years before the application (Suggested English language qualifications include IELTS, Cambridge C1 Advanced, Cambridge C2 Advanced, TOEFL iBT/TOEFL iBT Home Edition, Pearson PTE and Duolingo) 
  • Comply with the MSCA mobility rule: have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the submission deadline.  Compulsory national service and short stays such as holidays are not considered. 

Please note: 

 

Gross Salary: 

Remuneration aligns with EC rules for Marie Skłodowska- Curie COFUND grants:  

The minimum gross salary range for doctoral fellowships is from €30,901 to €37,726 per annum. 

The range depends on the applicant's eligibility, such as Mobility and Family allowance. Salaries are subject to taxes and deductions, e.g., deduction of PRSI (employee social security) and income taxes. For more information about tax entitlements, please go to https://www.revenue.ie/ 

 

Start date: Positions are available from November 2024. 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training

Fellows are encouraged to avail themselves of training and development opportunities to support their career development plans. Further, CÚRAM shall facilitate this training with its partners [For more details on our partners: CÚRAM - CÚRAM (curamdevices.ie)]. For information on moving to Ireland, please see www.euraxess.ie. Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon employment - see HERE for further information.  CÚRAM will also facilitate training along with its partners. 

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

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 

The University of Galway is committed to principles of equality and encouraging diversity and inclusion. Several of the participating academic Institutions and Schools are holders of Athena SWAN awards. We celebrate the diversity of our staff and students and work to support an inclusive environment free from discrimination and harassment.  

 

To Apply: The application process should include an Online application + Administrative Proposal: Part A plus Ethics Self-assessment form (including Max 2 Pages) + Part B (Research Proposal) + Academic CV (Max 3 pages with three references) 

  • Part A: Administrative Proposal: Max 1000 words: Part A plus Ethics Self-assessment form (including Max 2 Pages) 
  • Part B: The project summary (max. three pages) and a motivation letter (max. 1 page).  
  • Academic CV: Max 3 pages (With three references).  

 

Candidates must develop a project proposal on CÚRAM relevant themes and submit it via the online application system. The system will remain open for applications until midnight (UTC) on the call deadline of 4th January 2024. 

See the Detailed Guide for Applicants, Quick Guide for Applicants, and www.meddevdc.eu for more information. 

 

For informal enquiries, contact the University of Galway programme manager at meddevdoc@Curamdevices.ie.  Please put reference number University of Galway 020-24 in subject line of all queries related to this post. 

 

The closing date for submission of application 1 is 15th April 2024 at 23.59 UTC. 

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

The University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.  

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

Closing Date: Monday, 15 Apr 2024

Application: MedDevDoc Marie Skłodowksa Curie Fellowship (University of Galway 020-24)

2024 Hardiman PhD Scholarships

Applications are now open for the 2024 Hardiman PhD Scholarship.
These generous scholarships are funded for four years, with a stipend of €22,000 p.a. plus tuition fee waiver.
Apply today!
Full information can be found on webpage https://www.universityofgalway.ie/hardiman-scholarships/

Closing Date: Friday, 09 Feb 2024

PHD GSO 001-24 Scholarship in Continuous epilepsy monitoring using low power sensors & TinyML at the Discipline of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Application(s) are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time funded PhD scholarship(s) starting in September 2024 affiliated to the Discipline of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Galway.

University of Galway

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

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

Detailed Project Description Wearable technologies embedded with multiple intelligent sensors have reached an important cusp where various human factors such as portability, wearability and longer battery life are approaching utility for continuous real-time monitoring in early disease detection and diagnosis, such as epilepsy. The lack of portability and long-term wearability of current commercial wearable devices, as well as their high energy consumption, make it unsuitable and uncomfortable for continuous ambulatory monitoring. The project aims to design high performance ultra-low power analogue front end (AFE) system combined with edge computing ML algorithms that can sense, analyse, process, and autonomously act to detect incipient events such as epileptic seizures.

This project will be undertaken as a 4-year structured PhD programme at the University of Galway, which will involve the completion of 30 ECTS credits of level 9 taught courses. Every PhD student, in addition to a supervisor, has their own Graduate Research Committee (GRC) of three academic staff members. The formal role of the GRC is to review the student’s progress annually and to make a recommendation to the College on progression into the next year of the programme.

Living allowance (Stipend): The work is supported and funded for a duration of four years by the College of Science & Engineering, University of Galway. The annual stipend is €22,000 and the tuition fees (EU/Non-EU) are waived in full.

University fees: The university fees for 2024/2025 are €5,750 per annum for EU students and €15,000 per annum for non-EU students. Additionally, there is a student levy of €140 per annum, which is mandatory for all students to pay.

Start date: September 2024

Academic Entry Requirements:

  • Bachelor's/Master’s degree in electronic engineering.
  • Excellent hands-on skills with PCB/Veroboard prototyping.
  • Experience with test measurement equipment, including Power Supplies, Oscilloscope, Signal Generators, DAQ, etc.
  • Proficiency in circuit simulation tools such as LTSpice/TINA/Multisim.
  • Candidates with machine learning skills, particularly in embedded ML, is desired.
  • Proficiency in computer programming languages such as Python, C++, and Matlab.
  • Positive attitude towards collaborative teamwork in an international environment.
  • Experience in peer-reviewed conference/journal publications will be preferred.

To Apply for the Scholarship: Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV, a cover letter detailing how your skills are aligned for this role, a statement of personal research interests, academic transcripts, and contact information for two references to soumyajyoti.maji@universityofgalway.ie.

Contact Name: Dr. Soumyajyoti Maji

Contact Email: soumyajyoti.maji@universityofgalway.ie

Application Deadline: 08/03/2024 and time 11:00A.M. (Irish time 24hr format)

Primary Supervisor name (if applicable): Dr. Soumyajyoti Maji

 

 

 

 

Closing Date: Friday, 08 Mar 2024

Application: PhD Scholarship in Continuous epilepsy monitoring using low power sensors

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Gamma Radiation Dose Evaluation (GRaDE) - Outdoor gamma dose evaluation for the Irish population

Application(s) are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time funded PhD scholarship(s) starting in [May,2024] affiliated to the [College of Science and Engineering / School of Natural Sciences / Earth and Ocean Sciences / Ryan Institute] at the University of Galway.

University of Galway

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

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

Detailed Project Description

External exposure to terrestrial gamma radiation represents a significant component to the total average annual dose received by a person living in Ireland from all sources of ionising radiation. External gamma ray doses from natural radionuclides originate largely from the decay of radionuclides belonging to the radioactive decay series of 238U, 235U and 232Th, as well as from the decay of 40K, all of which have been present on the Earth since its formation. In addition, a number of artificial radionuclides (e.g., 137Cs and 241Am) have been deposited throughout Ireland as a result of fallout from nuclear weapons testing and accidental releases such as those from the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear accidents. Since terrestrial gamma radiation depends on the nature of the underlying bedrock and soil composition, as well as the pattern of deposition of artificial radionuclides, an individual’s annual dose as a result of this exposure pathway will largely be determined by their place of residence. Several studies of gamma dose rates from natural and artificial radionuclides in Ireland were conducted in the 1980s and 1990s, and these have formed the basis for the estimation of terrestrial gamma radiation doses in the periodic assessments which are carried out by the EPA on the average annual radiation doses received by the Irish population from all sources of ionising radiation. By undertaking a comprehensive new survey of natural and artificial radionuclide concentrations and gamma ray dose rates throughout Ireland, and linking the results of these ground surveys to the detailed radiometric data generated by the Tellus airborne surveys which have been conducted by the Geological Survey of Ireland since 2012, the GRaDE project aims to develop a better understanding of the geographical distribution of natural and artificial gamma-emitting radionuclide concentrations in the Irish terrestrial environment with a view to providing a more accurate, up to date estimate of the average annual effective dose that a member of the Irish public receives as a result of exposure from terrestrial gamma radiation. By making use of a combination of high-resolution gamma spectrometry measurements, direct gamma dose rates gathered in the field using calibrated field monitors, and the gamma dose rates inferred from available aerial radiometric data on uranium, thorium and potassium concentrations, and 137Cs deposition from the Tellus programme, a set of new, high-resolution maps on radionuclide concentrations and gamma ray dose rates throughout Ireland will be generated using appropriate Geographical Information Systems (GIS) tools. These maps, together with information on population density, will be used to generate a map of outdoor gamma ray doses in Ireland and to investigate the range and average annual doses to a member of the Irish public arising from terrestrial gamma radiation.

The work undertaken by the PhD student will include a combination of field work (soil sampling), radiometric determination using high-resolution gamma spectrometry with HPGe detectors and in-situ air kerma dose rate measurements using portable detectors. A significant portion of the project work will be undertaken in the EPA’s radioanalytical laboratories which are based in Dublin. It is anticipated that the PhD student will be based in the EPA laboratories (Dublin) for some time during the project.

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

 University fees: €5,890 including levy

Start date: 01/05/24

Academic Entry Requirements:

Essential

  • Applicants should hold, or expect to attain, as a minimum a 2:1 Honours degree, or equivalent, in Science or Engineering with an interest in environmental monitoring.
  • Good mathematical, computational and instrumentation skills.

Desirable

  • Expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geospatial Data Analysis and Remote Sensing
  • Appropriate Masters (Level 9 NFQ) degree or equivalent in GIS or a closely related discipline.
  • Programming experience.
  • Research or industrial experience in GIS and Remote Sensing and Data Analytics.

To Apply for the Scholarship:

Expressions of interest comprising submission of a covering letter, CV, statement of personal research interests, evidence of performance or equivalent and the contact details of two referees, to be submitted via e-mail to:

Contact Name: Dr Liam Morrison and Dr Eve Daly

 Contact Email: liam.morrison@universityofgalway.ie / eve.daly@universityofgalway.ie

 Application Deadline: 11/03 /2024 and time 17:00 (Irish time 24hr format)

Closing Date: Monday, 11 Mar 2024

Application: PhD Scholarship in Gamma Radiation Dose Evaluation

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Pathogen Genomics

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time funded PhD scholarship starting in September 2024, affiliated to the Discipline of Bioinformatics, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, at the University of Galway.

University of Galway

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

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

Detailed Project Description Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the benefits of whole-genome sequencing for pathogen research, and for understanding infectious disease transmission and evolution in a public health context, have been brought into shrp relief. Large datasets of pathogen genomes have been and continue to be published, offering substantial opportunity for new biological insights to be obtained through their (re-)analysis.

We wish to recruit a student with keen interests in infectious disease, in using “big data” computational population genomics approaches, and in maximising the utility of genomics to study bacterial pathogens of national and international importance. The project will study the genomics of aetiological agents of enteric and diarrhoeal disease – as well as antimicrobial resistant Gram-negative bacteria – of public health significance in Ireland and overseas. There will be specific focus placed on the role for horizontal gene transfer in pathogen evolution, and on effective communication of research findings of relevance to public health. The project may equally suit students with biological or experimental backgrounds who are interested in moving into microbial bioinformatics, or students with a mathematical/computational training who wish to apply their skills to biological problems of relevance to global public health and infectious disease.

Based in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, and with primary supervision from Dr. Matthew Dorman, the student will benefit from an environment with strong expertise in quantitative data analysis. There will be scope to work with colleagues affiliated to the Discipline of Bacteriology (School of Medicine, University of Galway) and Galway University Hospital. The student will join Dr. Dorman’s newly-established group while it is in a phase of growth, and will have opportunities to contribute to shaping the team’s research direction as it matures. The student will also benefit from opportunities to interact with an international network of collaborators and contacts in acadaemia and public health.

The student will be enrolled in the four-year structured PhD programme at the University of Galway, which will involve the completion of 30 ECTS credits of level 9 taught courses. Every PhD student, in addition to a supervisor, has their own Graduate Research Committee (GRC) of three academic staff members. The formal role of the GRC is to review the student’s progress annually and to make a recommendation to the College on progression into the next year of the programme.

Living allowance (Stipend): €22,000 per annum, tax-exempt scholarship award funded by the College of Science and Engineering. University tuition fees (EU/non-EU) are waived in full.

University fees: The university tuition fees for 2024/2025 are €5,750 per annum for EU students and €15,000 per annum for non-EU students. There is an additional student levy of €140 per annum, which is mandatory for all students to pay.

Start date: September 2024

Academic Entry Requirements:

  • Primary degree in a relevant subject (e.g., Genetics, Genomics, Microbiology, Data Science, Bioinformatics, Public Health, Mathematics) [essential]
  • Postgraduate degree or work experience in a relevant subject [desirable]
  • High standard of spoken and written English (please see here for the University’s entry requirements) [essential]
  • Experience of guided or independent research, which may include final-year project work, summer projects, etc. [essential]
  • Familiarity with UNIX computing environments [essential] and with working with high-performance computing systems [desirable]
  • Familiarity with current and emerging nucleic acid sequencing technologies, such as Illumina, PacBio, and Oxford Nanopore [essential]
  • Experience of relevant bioinformatics analysis, including but not limited to mapping and variant calling, the handling of long-read sequencing data, genome assembly, pangenome and core genome alignment calculation, phylogenetic analyses, and relevant statistical approaches [desirable]
  • Experience in molecular microbiology which can be used to inform or validate bioinformatics research, including but not limited to targeted mutagenesis and mutant validation, transposon mutagenesis and library screening, TraDIS/Tn-seq, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, whole genome sequencing [desirable]
  • Experience of working as part of a team inside or outside of research, which may include international team members [desirable]
  • Familiarity with coding, scripting, or data handling using at least one language (e.g., R, Python, etc) [desirable]
  • Understanding of the importance of confidentiality in the handling of sensitive or potentially-identifiable (meta)data, and of best practice in the management of such research data [essential]
  • Familiarity with the scientific publishing process, best practice for the management of research data, and research ethics principles in Ireland [essential]

To Apply for the Scholarship: Submit one email to Dr. Dorman, attaching a single PDF containing (i) a covering letter (two A4 pages maximum); (ii) a curriculum vitae (two A4 pages maximum); and (iii) contact details for academic referees who have agreed to support your application (two minimum, three maximum).

Applications must address each of the entry requirements above, and the email subject line must include the position reference MJD_CSEPHD2024. Applications lacking any of the materials requested or which fail to address the entry requirements will not be considered.

Contact Name: Dr Matthew Dorman

Contact Email: matthew.dorman@universityofgalway.ie

Application Deadline: 12/04/2024, 1700h (Irish time 24hr format)

Primary Supervisor name: Dr Matthew Dorman.

Closing Date: Friday, 12 Apr 2024

Application: PhD Scholarship in Pathogen Genomics

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Multimodal User Authentication and Personalization

Application(s) are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time funded PhD scholarship(s) starting from March 2024 affiliated to the College of Science & Engineering at the University of Galway.

University of Galway

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

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

Detailed Project Description

This is one of 3 Ph.D. positions on the PRIVI-SENSE project to reinvent today’s computational imaging as a privacy-secured method of sensing human subjects. Positions are available from Jan 2024.

This Ph.D. research topic will explore the extension of existing embedded, in-device authentication methods, based on conventional imaging, to employ methods based on multi-modal imaging data. An additional objective of this research will be to determine some unique advantages of multimodal authentication over conventional imaging and to personalize some of the sensing methods explored in the PRIVI-SENSE project. Based on our most recent research work, it is likely that this research topic will focus on the use of event-cameras combined with sparse/spiking neural network architectures for authentication and personalization. This research topic may also encompass speech analysis to enhance computer-vision based sensing and authentication. (C3I has built significant know-how on child speech analysis and synthesis in the past 3 years).

A key end goal is to advance the use of smart-sensing in support of smart-city and smart-home use cases, including home workers.

A more complete description of the project work and related Ph.D. and postdoctoral opportunities is available here:  https://www.universityofgalway.ie/c3i/vacancies/

Living allowance (Stipend): €22,000 annual stipend (tax-free). Tuition fees are paid.

Academic Entry Requirements: Candidates must have a top honours grade in Electronic Engineering or Computer Science and completion of a relevant Masters degree or 5-year degree program is desirable.

In addition prospective candidates should have some background and experience in:   

  • State-of-Art Neural Architectures/Models for Computer Vision
  • Fine-tuning or customization of one or more Neural Network Models (i.e. significant re-training or re-programming of the neural model)

 Also Desirable to have experience in one or more of the following:

  • Designing and running experiments with well-defined research outcomes
  • Working with complex neural architectures (e.g. GANs, Transformers, Diffusion Models, etc)
  • Working with multi-modal imaging data (e.g. NIR, LWIR or Event Cameras).
  • Working on advanced data augmentation or learned augmentation techniques to support re-training of neural models
  • Techniques for implementation of neural architectures on embedded systems or in hardware (e.g. FPGA, tinyML, network compression, sparsification, etc)

To Apply for the Scholarship: Send e-mail directly to peter.corcoran@universityofgalway.ie  marking “PRIVI-SENSE Ph.D. #1” in the e-mail. Kindly apply for the opportunity best aligned with your experience & interests. DO NOT apply for more than one position.

Contact Name: Prof. Peter Corcoran

Application Deadline: open until all positions filled

Primary Supervisor: Prof. Peter Corcoran

Closing Date: Thursday, 25 Apr 2024

Application: PhD Scholarship in Multimodal User Authentication and Personalization

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Multimodal User Authentication and Personalization

Application(s) are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time funded PhD scholarship(s) starting from March 2024 affiliated to the College of Science & Engineering at the University of Galway.

University of Galway

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

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

Detailed Project Description

This is one of 3 Ph.D. positions on the PRIVI-SENSE project to reinvent today’s computational imaging as a privacy-secured method of sensing human subjects. Positions are available from Jan 2024.

This Ph.D. research topic will explore the extension of existing embedded, in-device authentication methods, based on conventional imaging, to employ methods based on multi-modal imaging data. An additional objective of this research will be to determine some unique advantages of multimodal authentication over conventional imaging and to personalize some of the sensing methods explored in the PRIVI-SENSE project. Based on our most recent research work, it is likely that this research topic will focus on the use of event-cameras combined with sparse/spiking neural network architectures for authentication and personalization.  

A key end goal is to advance the use of smart-sensing in support of smart-city and smart-home use cases. This research will also contribution foundation techniques to the next generation of attentive computing – where computers will better understand the human they are interaction with. Note that C3I works with a number of industry partners and there will be opportunities for industry placements as part of this scholarship.

A more complete description of the project work and related Ph.D. and postdoctoral opportunities is available here:  https://www.universityofgalway.ie/c3i/vacancies/

Living allowance (Stipend): €22,000 annual stipend (tax-free). Tuition fees are paid.

Academic Entry Requirements: Candidates must have a top honours grade in Electronic Engineering or Computer Science and completion of a relevant Masters degree or 5-year degree program is desirable.

In addition prospective candidates should have some background and experience in:   

  • State-of-Art Neural Architectures/Models for Computer Vision
  • Fine-tuning or customization of one or more Neural Network Models (i.e. significant re-training or re-programming of the neural model)

 Also Desirable to have experience in one or more of the following:

  • Designing and running experiments with well-defined research outcomes
  • Working with complex neural architectures (e.g. GANs, Transformers, Diffusion Models, etc)
  • Working with multi-modal imaging data (e.g. NIR, LWIR or Event Cameras).
  • Working on advanced data augmentation or learned augmentation techniques to support re-training of neural models
  • Techniques for implementation of neural architectures on embedded systems or in hardware (e.g. FPGA, tinyML, network compression, sparsification, etc)

To Apply for the Scholarship: Send e-mail directly to peter.corcoran@universityofgalway.ie  marking “PRIVI-SENSE Ph.D. #1” in the e-mail. Kindly apply for the opportunity best aligned with your experience & interests. DO NOT apply for more than one position.

Contact Name: Prof. Peter Corcoran 

Application Deadline: open until all positions filled

Primary Supervisor: Prof. Peter Corcoran

Closing Date: Thursday, 25 Apr 2024

Application: PhD Scholarship in Multimodal User Authentication and Personalization

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in building privacy-secure computer vision solutions for assistive supports for older adults at home

Application(s) are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time funded PhD scholarship(s) starting from March 2024 affiliated to the College of Science & Engineering at the University of Galway.

University of Galway

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

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

Detailed Project Description

This is one of 3 Ph.D. positions on the PRIVI-SENSE project to reinvent today’s computational imaging as a privacy-secured method of sensing human subjects. Positions are available from Jan 2024. You can find out more about our work here.

This Ph.D. research topic will explore the extension of existing physiological, emotional and cognitive sensation based on conventional imaging, to employ methods based on multi-modal (NIR, LWIR and Neuromorphic) imaging data. A key challenge here will be to better correlate these involuntary behavioural patterns of a subject with their cognitive and emotional state. A secondary objective will be to investigate the potential of multi-modal imaging to achieve physiological sensing of, for example, a subject’s pulse rate. Other behavioural patterns, e.g. eye-movements or facial tics, could be linked to underlying physiological conditions.

A key end goal is to advance the use of smart-sensing in support of the well-being of home workers and older adults at home – a field where research is growing following the broad adoption of home-working during the pandemic. Also, this research topic may encompass speech analysis to enhance computer-vision based sensing. (C3I has built significant know-how on child speech analysis and synthesis in the past 3 years). Note that C3I works with a number of industry partners and there will be opportunities for industry placements as part of this scholarship.

A more complete description of the project work and related Ph.D. and postdoctoral opportunities is available here:  https://www.universityofgalway.ie/c3i/vacancies/

Living allowance (Stipend): €22,000 annual stipend (tax-free). Tuition fees are paid.

Academic Entry Requirements: Candidates must have a top honours grade in Electronic Engineering or Computer Science and completion of a relevant Masters degree or 5-year degree program is desirable. Candidates should be highly motivated and should have a strong background in programming, computer vision methods, and neural-network (NN) based data analysis.

In addition prospective candidates should have some background and experience in:   

  • State-of-Art Neural Architectures/Models for Computer Vision and/or Speech Processing
  • Fine-tuning or customization of one or more Neural Network Models (i.e. significant re-training or re-programming of the neural model)

 Also Desirable to have experience in one or more of the following:

  • Designing and running experiments with well-defined research outcomes
  • Working with complex neural architectures (e.g. GANs, Transformers, Diffusion Models, etc)
  • Working with multi-modal imaging data (e.g. NIR, LWIR or Event Cameras).
  • Working on advanced data augmentation or learned augmentation techniques to support re-training of neural models
  • Techniques for implementation of neural architectures on embedded systems or in hardware (e.g. FPGA, tinyML, network compression, sparsification, etc)

To Apply for the Scholarship: Send e-mail directly to peter.corcoran@universityofgalway.ie  marking “PRIVI-SENSE Ph.D. #1” in the e-mail. Kindly apply for the opportunity best aligned with your experience & interests. DO NOT apply for more than one position.

Contact Name: Prof. Peter Corcoran

Application Deadline: open until all positions filled

Primary Supervisor: Prof. Peter Corcoran

Closing Date: Thursday, 25 Apr 2024

Application: PhD Scholarship in building privacy-secure computer vision solutions

Research Fellow, Centre for One Health, School of Natural Science, (University of Galway 042-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term (9 months) position as a Research Fellow in the Molecular Parasitology Laboratory (MPL) at the University of Galway, Ireland.   

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) grant awarded to Prof. John P. Dalton and is available from the beginning April 1st, 2024 until December 31st 2024.   

The MPL has made tremendous advances in understanding host-parasite interaction, principally by applying various –omic technologies to both parasite and host. The successful candidate will be a member of a dynamic research team that will use this knowledge to bring, manage and recently discovered vaccines tests against the animal parasites into in-house and on-farm field trials (https://www.universityofgalway.ie/science-engineering/school-of-natural-sciences/disciplines/zoology/research/molecularparasitology/) 

 

Job Description: 

The candidate with extend the technical competence of the MPL in molecular parasitology, vaccine discovery and implementation by adding expertise in areas such as ruminant immunology, gene cloning, biochemistry, and recombinant protein production, downstream isolation/characterization as well as expertise in molecular diagnostics (protein- and nucleic acid-based). They will oversee and support the collation and analysis of vaccine data and interpretation of results. 

The successful Research Fellow will also investigate molecules involved in host-parasite interaction, especially those that are involved in virulence, tissue invasion, and modulation of host innate and adaptive immune responses. Candidate immunomodulatory molecules will be progressed into pre-clinical trials relevant to the treatment of inflammation. 

The successful candidate will also be involved in day-to-day management and running of the laboratory and lead its public engagement and outreach programmes. 

 

Duties:  

  • Conduct research independently under the supervision of the Director and collaboratively with laboratory, and national and international university and industrial collaborators. 
  • Co-supervision of postgraduate and undergraduate students 
  • Coordinate and perform a variety of independent tasks and team activities involved in the research collection, analysis, documentation and some interpretation of information/results. 
  • Conduct literature and database searches and interpret and present the findings of the literature searches as appropriate. 
  • Write up results from own research activity (e.g. as project report) for review by Director that could include preparing technical reports, conclusions, and recommendations. 
  • Contribute to the publication of findings and the writing of grant applications. 
  • Provide input into the research project’s dissemination, in whatever form (report, papers, chapters, book) as directed by the Director/project manager. 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 Director/project manager. 
  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings/conferences. 
  • Assist in analysis and interpretation of results of the general laboratory research. 
  • Assist in the archiving of samples/reagents and keeping of records. 
  • Assist in the organisation of meetings, conferences, outreach programmes. 
  • Engage in disseminating laboratory outputs and impacts to the public. 
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential Requirements:  

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a closely related discipline plus 4-6 years full-time postdoctoral research experience. 
  • Strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology, -omics or cell biology techniques. 
  • Ability to supervise and manage postgraduate and undergraduate students. 
  • Track record in grant writing and success,   
  • Track record in premier peer-reviewed publications in the field. 
  • Computer skills including Microsoft office package. 
  • Ability to work and think independently. 
  • Excellent team-worker. 
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills. 
  • Excellent organizational skills. 
  • High levels of initiative and motivation. 

 

Desirable Requirements:  

  • Specific expertise with ruminant immunology 
  • Expertise in techniques for protein purification and characterisation 
  • Knowledge of gene cloning, sequencing and characterisation 
  • Knowledge of vaccinology and immunoanalysis 
  • Ability to write research grants and reports independently. 
  • Evidence of public engagement and outreach activities. 

 

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

 

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

 

(Research Salary Scales - University of Galway) 

 

Start date: Position is available from 01/04/2024 to 31/12/2024. 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: 

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

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

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

Further information about {school/centre} is available at https://www.universityofgalway.ie/science-engineering/school-of-natural-sciences/disciplines/zoology/research/molecularparasitology/  

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor John P. Dalton (johnpius.dalton@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 Prof. John P. Dalton, johnpius.dalton@universityofgalway.ie. 

Please put reference number University of Galway 042-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time), 5th March 2024 

Interviews are planned to be held on the morning of March 15th 2024 

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

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

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

Closing Date: Tuesday, 05 Mar 2024

Application: Research Fellow, School of Natural Science, (University of Galway 042-24)

Research Assistant, Ryan Institute, (University of Galway 048-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant (Resource Mobilisation) within the LEG4DEV Project (www.leg4dev.org) within the Research Group of Prof. Charles Spillane at the Agriculture & Bioeconomy Research Centre in the Ryan Institute at the University of Galway, Ireland.  

 

This position is funded by EU and is available from immediately to contract end date of 10/11/2025. 

 

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will be engaged in supporting research on funding and resource mobilisation needs for scaling legumes for development outcomes in developing countries, on an ongoing basis to leverage funding which scales ongoing research towards impact, particularly at the global level. 

 

The LEG4DEV project (www.leg4dev.org),is a €7.2 million research project that seeks to promote the scaling of legume crops in sub-Saharan Africa. Led by NUI Galway, LEG4DEV works in partnership with three universities in the EU and three global CGIAR agricultural research institutes to conduct work with scaling partners in sub-Saharan Africa. 

 

Duties:   

  • Assist in conducting research on further research needs and funding opportunities across national and global systems for sustainable development of agrifood systems.  
  • Assist in scanning of national and global research funding landscape on ongoing basis for identification of research and innovation funding opportunities.  
  • Assist in researching and developing research proposal concepts across the full-cycle of research proposal development, working closely with Prof. Spillane and his team on idea generation, proposal writing and editing, and meeting submission deadlines. 
  • Be involved in developing appropriate research methodologies to identify research funding opportunities and collaborators globally using research funding, output and impact tools.  
  • Meet research proposal submission deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, and approval, and coordinating requirements with contributors. 
  • Assist in planning, coordination and ensure implementation of pipeline of research project applications from Prof. Spillane's team and collaborating partners.  
  • Maintain strong relationships with a portfolio of research funders and key partnerships globally, and keep up to date with trends and developments in the research and innovation funding arena.  
  • Support the designing, writing and submission of competitive research project proposals based on: (A) The research priorities and project resource mobilization strategies; (B) Response to donors' indications of interest and calls for proposals; (C) New funding opportunities identified. 
  • Review and assist in improving the research concept notes/proposals with Prof. Spillane and his team through, inter alia, the development and articulation of log frames, measurable outputs, outcomes and their deliverables and indicators. 
  • Review and assist in improving costings for research project budgets for submission with Prof. Spillane and his team, and funding organisations, through standardisation of project costings, budgets and identification of co-funding and in-kind contributions.  
  • Training and capacity building of research and other staff in Prof. Spillane and collaborating research groups on successful grant writing and capture. Improve proposal-writing processes by evaluating and re-designing processes for their production and submission.  
  • Working with PIs and Project Managers to ensure that research project reporting meets reporting deadlines.  
  • Create and curate LEG4DEV's in-house database on research project proposals, ensuring data and information is current and accurate, and providing regular analytical reports. 
  • Travel nationally and internationally to establish and maintain networks with research partners, funders and stakeholders.  
  • To have knowledge and understanding of the policy, practices and procedures relevant to research and innovation grants and projects, including broader University/ sector/ external sponsor or funder (e.g. Commercial Awareness, Research Ethics, Knowledge Transfer, Patents, Intellectual Property Rights, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities & Diversity). 
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of position. 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential Requirements:  

 

  • An advanced degree (preferably Masters level) of relevance to international sustainable development. Complementary training/education in proposal writing and effective communications is an advantage. 
  • Minimum of several years of relevant experience in successfully drafting concept notes and proposals for programs and projects related to agriculture/international development. 
  • Familiarity with use of logframes and monitoring, evaluation and learning processes for formulation of results-oriented projects. 
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and data visualisation software’s and familiarity with project management and project budgeting software. Strong analytical skills. 

 

Desirable Requirements: 

  • Successful track record in leverage of funding for research and innovation projects on agriculture/international development. 
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English. Abilities in other official languages of the United Nations would be an advantage.  
  • Strong familiarity with international donors and investors, and knowledge of funding interests and priorities of relevance to international sustainable development. 
  • Ability to work with PIs and partner organisations to develop robust impact and output pathways, with associated indicators for measurement of outputs,  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural work environment. 
  • Excellent time-management skills, ability to deliver when facing multiple projects with tight deadlines. 

 

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

 

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

 

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Start date: Position is available immediately. 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Closing Date: Wednesday, 06 Mar 2024

Research Assistant, Cúram, (University of Galway 044-24)

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a one-year full-time fixed term position as Research Assistant within the Discipline of Physiology, School of Medicine at the University of Galway and associated with the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM).  

 

Organisation: The University of Galway is a vibrant University on the West coast of Ireland and is home to CÚRAM, which 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 successful candidate will 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 management of a clinical trial database of clot pathology in collaboration with a medical device company.  

 

Duties:   

  • Processing and analysis of clots retrieved from acute ischemic stroke patients using standardised histology and immunohistochemistry protocols 
  • Maintenance of a database of acute ischemic stroke clot pathology 
  • Monitoring and reporting of project milestones and deliverables in accordance with deadlines  
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

 

Essential Requirements:  

  • Applicants must have at least a second class hons B.Sc. degree in the Biomedical Sciences 
  • A minimum of 3 months biomedical laboratory work experience  
  • Evidence of experience of histopathological analysis  
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills 
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment 

 

Desirable Requirements: 

  • The ideal candidate would have expertise in histology and immunohistochemistry  
  • Masters degree in the Biomedical Sciences 
  • Prior research experience 

 

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

 

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

 

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway). 

 

Start date: The position is available from 01 April 2024 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Prof. Karen Doyle (karen.doyle@universityofgalway.ie)

Closing Date: Wednesday, 06 Mar 2024

Research Associate, HRB Clinical Research Facility,(University of Galway 052-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Associate -Cancer Clinical Trials Research Office Manager with the Advanced Therapies and Cancer Trials Group at the Clinical Research Facility, University of Galway, Ireland.  

 

This position is available from 12th March 2024 for 12 months initially with the possibility of extension for 2 additional years. 

 

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Advanced Therapies and Cancer Lead and will work closely with

Investigators and research staff within the ATC Research team. 

The Cancer Clinical Trial Office Manager will play a pivotal role in the day-to-day management of the cancer clinical trials office. This includes organising, overseeing and managing all activities relating to cancer clinical trials, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, and liaising with various stakeholders. 

The successful candidate will also be responsible for supporting the team with business development, administrative system management and research opportunities. 

Duties:  

 

  • Provide oversight and management of all day to day activities in the Advanced Therapies & Cancer Clinical Research Group HRB Clinical Research Facility Galway including scheduling, access to facilities, meetings, and scheduling of training programme activities when applicable 
  • Provide supportive supervision and professional development for research team ensuring practices undertaken are of a high standard, evidence-based and comply with institutional policies, procedures and protocols. 
  • Create a formal, practical and supportive environments for research team to develop skills and knowledge relating to clinical research and professional development 
  • Identify and Implement research training opportunities where required. 
  • Ensures quality systems and controls are in place to of maintain all clinical research documentation including site files, case report forms, monitoring arrangements, data correction and patient management.  
  • Creating systems for inputting and processing research activity information and prepare performance reports when required 
  • Management of the budget and financial activity related to research within the Advanced Therapies & Cancer Clinical Research Group, in liaison with the accounts and finance departments within the institution 

 

  • Be responsible for managing ongoing logistical issues around scheduling of active research projects, working closely with the group director, principal investigators, research teams and trainees. 
  • Management of the staff under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, including staff recruitment process in liaison the cancer trial lead investigators   and the Human Resources Department and research office as required 
  • Maintains systems to ensure cancer clinical trials carried out within the Advanced Therapies & Cancer Clinical Research Group, CRFG are conducted in accordance with ICH GCP guidelines, the relevant legislation and standards.  
  • Implements and monitors systems to ensure regulatory compliance throughout the lifecycle of Advanced Therapies and Cancer Research CRFG studies. 
  • Liaise with the Quality Manager to augment QA procedures within Advanced Therapies and Cancer Research group CRFG to enhance and support cancer clinical trial conduct.  
  • Ensures systems and controls are in place to assure prompt management by research team members to all study related correspondence 
  • Demonstrate specialist knowledge and expertise regarding the Clinical Research Process 
  • Problem Solving and Escalation: Identify and resolve issues that may impede research study conduct Escalate complex problems to the appropriate management level. 
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post. 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

 

Essential Requirements:  

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business Studies/Administration with 4 years full-time relevant research/industry experience in clinical research or a closely related field after primary degree.   
  • Strong software and computer skills, including MS Office applications 
  • Strong Project Management and organizational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks and meticulous attention to detail in a high volume, deadline controlled environment.  
  • Fluent in English, possess excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills  
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team and to demonstrate initiative.  

 

Desirable Requirements:  

  • Experience in Clinical Research  
  • Experience with Pharmaceutical Industry 
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements and guidelines governing clinical trials (e.g., ICH-GCP). 

 

Salary: Research Associate/Postdoctoral Researcher salary scale €42,782 - €54,965 per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.  

 

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

 

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Start date: Position is available from 1st March 2024 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: 

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

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

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

Further information about {school/centre} is available at HRB Clinical Research Facility Galway - University of Galway 

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Veronica McInerney (091 544910 / veronica.mcinerney@universityofgalway.ie  or Prof Janusz Krawczyk Janusz.krawczyk@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 veronica.mcinerney@universityofgalway.ie   

Please put reference number University of Galway 052-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time)8th March 2024 

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

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 08 Mar 2024

Application: Research Associate, HRB Clinical Research Facility,(University of Galway 052-24)

Research Assistant, School of Medicine, (University of Galway 058-24)

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

 

This position is funded by the HRB and is available from 1/4/2024 to contract end date of 30/10/2024 

 

For information on the project see: Home - DXA-MAP 

 Job Description: 

The successful candidate will work as a Research Assistant on the DXA (Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry) Management Application Project (MAP): A personalised patient-centred tool for osteoporosis screening and fracture prediction project funded by the Health Research Board and liaise with partners in Ireland, China and UK. 

 

The successful candidate will be a key member of a cross-disciplinary research team from the Schools of Computer Science, Engineering and Medicine 

 

Duties: The successful candidate will:  

  • Actively participate as a member of a research team and assist an individual research leader or team to conduct a particular study (or group of studies)  
  • Provide assistance in conducting research activities, including planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating research studies within the overall scope of a research project.  
  • Coordinate and perform a variety of independent tasks and team activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and some interpretation of information/results.  
  • Coordinate the development of forms, questionnaires and the application of qualitative and quantitative research techniques; write procedures manuals for data collection and coding.  
  • Contribute to the publication of findings Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. to bodies supervising research; steering groups; other team members, as agreed with the PI/project leader Work under the direction of the Principal Investigator/Project Leader. Plan and manage own day-to-day research activity within this framework & direction. 
  • Also act as; Social media manager, Web site manager, Lead on project dissemination activities, Organiser of PPI activities, Meeting organiser and minute taker and Web requisitioner. 
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

 

Essential Requirements:  

  • M.Sc. in Engineering or Computer Science 
  • Demonstrated ability in project management. 
  • At least 13 years of post-primary degree research experience related to Computer Science. 
  • Demonstrated ability in research and paper writing. 
  • Demonstrated ability in Agresso. 
  • Proof of completion of Procurement Foundation and Agresso Web Requisitioning courses. 
  • Proof of Approver Purchaser Status in Agresso. 
  • Demonstrated ability in graphics – design & development. 
  • Demonstrated ability in managing social media platforms. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and be innovative. 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead project meetings.  

Desirable Requirements:  

  • High levels of initiative, self-management, achievement-orientation, and motivation are encouraged. 
  • High impact journal publications. 
  • Web design and development. 
  • App design and development. 

 

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

 

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

 

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Start date: Start date: There is a hard start date of April 1st 2024 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: 

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

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

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

Further information is available at School of Medicine - University of Galway and School of Computer Science - University of Galway. 

 

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. Attracta Brennan: attracta.brennan@universityofgalway.ie  

Please put reference number University of Galway 058-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) 8th March 2024 

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

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 08 Mar 2024

Application: Research Assistant, School of Medicine, (University of Galway 058-24)

PDR, Health Informatics, (University of Galway 059-24)

 

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

 

This position is funded by the HRB and is available from 1/4/2024 to contract end date of 30/10/2024 

 

For information on the project see: Home - DXA-MAP 

 

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will lead, under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the DXA (Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry) Management Application Project funded by the Health Research Board and liaise with partners in Tsinghua University and Oxford University. The successful candidate will be a key member of a cross-disciplinary research team from the Schools of Medicine, Computer Science and Engineering.  

 

Duties: The successful candidate will:  

  • Project manage the research & development project tasks for the DXA MAP project, under the supervision of the Principal Investigator. 
  • Develop and validate a Machine Learning/Data Analytics system for multi-morbidity risk prediction. 
  • Validate prediction models for fracture, COVID-19 and multi-morbidity/mortality risk. 
  • Draft and edit a set of recommendations for new screening strategies for osteoporosis and harmonise across partner sites. 
  • Design, develop and validate visual applications to present patient results. 
  • Liaise with patients, clinicians and academics. 
  • Analyse and interpret results of project research. 
  • Present project results nationally and internationally at scientific conferences. 
  • Publish results in high quality scientific papers. 
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post 

The successful candidate will also be required to travel between research and healthcare locations in Ireland. 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

  • Minimum of a PhD in Engineering or Computer Science or PhD submitted and awaiting viva 

 

Essential Requirements:  

  • Bachelor of Mathematics/Computer Science degree + Masters in Engineering/Computer Science and Ph.D. in Engineering (Healthcare Informatics)/PhD in Computer Science or PhD in above areas submitted and awaiting viva. 
  • Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) experience for medical prognosis. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and competences in performing large data analytics (using ML and DL) and presenting the findings to a high degree. 
  • Demonstrated ability in statistics, data analysis and healthcare informatics. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of team, be a good communicator and present findings both in written and face to face form. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, be innovative and lead projects. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects to meet deliverables, drive project progress and lead project meetings.  
  • Demonstrated ability of work with and model a big health dataset. 
  • Demonstrated ability in Reliability, Mathematical Science and Mathematical logic. 
  • Demonstrated ability in AI Model Optimization. 
  • Demonstrated ability in the application of AI to MCDM (Multiple Criteria Decision Making). 
  • High level of expertise in: R, Python, SPSS, Minitab, Prism, SQL server, Origin. 

Desirable Requirements:  

  • High levels of initiative, self-management, achievement-orientation, and motivation. 
  • Evidence of high impact journal publications. 
  • Demonstrated ability in medical app. design and development. 
  • Demonstrated ability of working with clinicians and a large and diverse clinical dataset. 

 

Salary: Post Doctorial Researcher salary scale €42,782 – €54,965 annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.  

 

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

 

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway). 

 

Start date: There is a hard start date of April 1st 2024 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: 

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

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

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

Further information is available at School of Medicine - University of Galway and School of Computer Science - University of Galway. 

 

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. Attracta Brennan: attracta.brennan@universityofgalway.ie  

Please put reference number University of Galway 059-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) 8th March 2024 

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

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 08 Mar 2024

Application: PDR, Health Informatics, (University of Galway 059-24)

PDR, (FlexECon), ( University of Galway 056-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at the University of Galway, Ireland.  

The successful candidate will be part of a project team comprising researchers from the University of Galway, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) Energy Policy Research Centre, and the ESRI’s Behavioural Research Unit on a project entitled Maximising the Flexibility of Energy Consumption in Ireland (FlexECon). This position is funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and is available from April 2024 for a fixed term of three years. 

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Jason Harold and join a team of energy economists and behavioural scientists exploring aspects of energy consumption and behaviour. The project will leverage data provided by an energy supplier to identify the extent with which consumers respond to time-of-use pricing, informational signals and their combination. New informational incentives will be examined alongside Time of Use (ToU) tariffs in monitoring and field experiments. In addition, quasi-experimental methods will be employed to identify the effects of separate stimuli on energy consumption as well as the instruments that maximise price responsiveness.  

The research team is highly motivated and we seek equally motivated candidates. The workplan has been formulated with a view to publishing high-quality articles in top-ranking economics journals. Also, there is potential scope for the candidate to explore aspects of consumer behaviour that they deem to be of importance.  

The candidate will have opportunities to disseminate their research findings to stakeholders, both in industry and to relevant government departments.  

Duties:  

 

  • Collaborate with the team to develop experimental and quasi-experimental research designs to investigate the impact of various stimuli on energy consumption 
  • Oversee data collection processes and coordinate with the energy supplier for data acquisition. 
  • Conduct econometric analysis of the data provided using appropriate methods 
  • Write high quality research reports and research papers for publication in top-level outlets 
  • Present research findings at national and international conferences, workshops and seminars 
  • Participate in new funding opportunities, such as the development and writing of proposals  
  • Mentor PhD students and research assistants involved in the project. 
  • Contribute to the management and reporting requirements of the project 
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post  

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

 

Essential Requirements: 

  • PhD (completed or thesis submitted) in Economics or a closely related discipline 
  • Record of publication in Economics or a closely related discipline 
  • Evidence of excellent econometric skills 
  • Strong computer and coding skills 
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal and communication skills, with a view to writing high-quality journal articles  
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in teams and on their own initiative 
  • Strong coordination, organisational and management skills 
  • Be a motivated self-starter, as well as being focused and exacting in their work ethic 
  • Ability to present and communicate research findings to non-technical and technical audiences 

 

Desirable Requirements: 

  • Experience with, or interest in, field experiments 
  • Experience using experimental and/or quasi-experimental methods 
  • Interest in policy related research, particularly in the area of energy economics 
  • Good record of service to, and participation in, the academic community 
  • Evidence of research project management 

  

Salary Postdoctoral Researcher salary scale €42,782 - €54,965 per annum, (subject to the project’s funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.  

 

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

 

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway). 

 

Start date: Position is available from April 2024 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Further information about research at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics is available at Environment and Marine and for the Centre for Economic Research on Inclusivity and Sustainability (CERIS) is available at CERIS. 

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Jason Harold 

(jason.harold@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 Jason Harold: jason.harold@universityofgalway.ie 

Please put reference number University of Galway 056-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) Friday 15th March 

Interviews are planned to be held in April 2024 

University of Galway reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post. 

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 15 Mar 2024

Application: PDR, (FlexECon), ( University of Galway 056-24)

Research Assistant (0.5 FTE), Applied Mathematics, (University of Galway 063-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (0.5 FTE) fixed term position as Research Assistant with School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, College of Science and Engineering at University of Galway, Ireland.  

This position is funded by  the EU Commission Recovery and Resilience Facility under the Science Foundation Ireland Future Digital Challenge and is available from 15th March 2024 to 30th June 2024 with the possibility of an extension. The Research Assistant will be working with Dr Bharat B Tripathi (University of Galway)  

Information on the projects is available at Tripathi Lab - University of Galway 

Job Description: 

We are seeking a passionate detail-oriented professional to lead the stakeholder and public engagement activities of the project while fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment. As a Research Assistant, you will be responsible for contacting and collaborating with various stakeholders, organising research outreach activities while supporting day-to-day operations, managing resources, overseeing administrative tasks and maintenance needs arising.  

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Identify, prioritize and engage with stakeholders in the industry and wider community. 
  • Collaborate with institutions and hospitals for research collaboration/awareness and outreach as appropriate. 
  • Engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the research group. 
  • Define and maintain the data and records for the research program. 
  • Participate in vendor management process. 
  • Secure placements for the research program. 
  • Student engagement on any potential opportunities and internship vacancies. 
  • Carry out any administrative work associated within the research program. 
  • Engage in professional development opportunities to develop transferable skills, career, and reputation. 
  • Strategic support on schedule planning for effective project management, decision making process. 
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post 

 

Qualifications:  

The successful candidate will demonstrate the eligibility requirements below in terms of qualification, skills and experience. 

 

Essential Criteria 

  • A primary degree (level 8) in any subject. 
  • Proven track record in achieving targets and KPIs in a competitive environment. 
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Proven independent initiative and ability to work in a collaborative environment. 
  • Evidence of effective networking, influencing skills and relationship building with employers, students and academics. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills. 

 

Desirable Criteria:  

  • Experience working in startups, building foundation for teams & projects  
  • Knowledge on tools and techniques on talent acquisition.  
  • Excellent knowledge on MS- Office and sourcing techniques. 
  • Project management 

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post. 

 

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

 

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

 

Research Salary Scales - University of Galway). 

 

Start date: Position is available from March 15th, 2024. 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: 

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

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

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

Further information about is available at Tripathi Lab - University of Galway 

 

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 bharat.tripathi@universityofgalway.ie  

Please put reference number University of Galway 063-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) 13th March 2024 

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

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

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

Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 Mar 2024

Application: Research Assistant, Applied Mathematics, (University of Galway 063-24)

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