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Research Assistant (0.8 FTE) - Palaeoceanography, School of Geography, Archaeology, and Celtic Studies, Ryan Institute (University of Galway 034-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (0.8 FTE), fixed term position as a Research Assistant with the School of Geography and the Ryan Institute at the University of Galway. 

This position is funded by SFI and is available immediately for 28 months. 

 

Job Description: 

The University of Galway seeks a highly motivated, high-potential applicant for a position as a Research Assistant in Palaeoceanography to work within the research project: SiTrAc: Signal Tracking of Arctic Climate Change. https://www.morpalaeolab.com/research 

The successful candidate will support Project SiTrAc. This project pioneers a novel cross-disciplinary approach to develop and apply indirect measures of climate (i.e., proxies) to assess past Arctic climate variability, stability, and its sensitivity to climate forcing. These will provide the critical basis to resolve existing climate debates on the stability of our climate system, which crucially we do not fully understand. Specifically in this project, the research assistant will support sample processing of marine sediments, and modern plankton tow samples for geochemical analysis and microCT scanning and image analysis. Microstructural analysis will be performed on a ZEISS Xradia VERSA 620 at the University of Galway. This position is a great opportunity to upskill in various laboratory techniques used in Palaeoceanography and to be part of a vibrant team of researchers in this field (e.g., https://www.morpalaeolab.com/people). 

Duties:  

  • Process and organize marine (sedimentary) archives (e.g., opening of sediment cores and preparation for XRF scanning, sampling, and freeze-drying of samples, sample washing and drying, selecting of foraminifera (marine protists) using a microscope). 
  • Processing of frozen plankton tows (e.g., defrosting samples and picking of foraminifera using a microscope). 
  • Introducing and scanning foraminifera using ZEISS Xradia VERSA 620 at the University of Galway.  
  • Evaluate three-dimensional volumes (e.g., test surface area, volume of chambers, linear dimensions including length, width, height)  
  • Create 3D models of the internal cavities. 
  • Perform shell porosity measurements of the inner test wall (e.g., pore density and pore size)  
  • Create mineral density distribution measurements and grey level histograms for each specimen.  
  • Support all SiTrAc team members in X-Ray CT-Imaging.  
  • Report results to team members in a professional manner and write technical reports. 
  • Order consumables as needed for Project SiTrAc and follow-up invoices on Agresso. 
  • Participate in public outreach. 
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential Requirements:  

  • BSc in STEM   
  • Knowledge/Experience in general imaging/microscopy techniques 
  • Knowledge/Experience in laboratory work (e.g., sample preparation and processing). 
  • High degree of computer literacy, data manipulation, and statistical analysis (e.g. Microsoft Office, R, Matlab, etc.). 

Desirable Requirements:  

  • MSc in STEM, Paleoenvironmental Sciences, Geosciences, Micropaleontology, or similar.  
  • Background in X-Ray CT methods and image analysis. 
  • Proven ability to work independently and proactively.  
  • Experience in organizing and participating in research activities (presenting results at team meetings, producing technical reports) and communication skills (training of team members, outreach, etc.) 

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post  

 

Salary: Research Assistant 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 as soon as possible. 

 

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 Discipline of Geography is available at Geography - University of Galway 

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Audrey Morley audrey.morley@universityofgalway.ie 

 

To Apply: 

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

Please put reference number University of Galway 034-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) Thursday 29th of February 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, 29 Feb 2024

Application: Research Assistant (0.8 FTE) - Palaeoceanography (University of Galway 034-24)

Research Associate - Clinical Trial Co-Ordinator, HRB Clinical Research Facility, College of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences (University of Galway 037-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Associate - Clinical Trial Study Startup Coordinator with the advanced therapies and Cancer Trials Group at the Clinical Research Facility, University of Galway, Ireland.  

This position is funded by project funding from the Health Research Board and is available immediately 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 lead grant holder and will work closely with Investigators and research staff within the ATC Research team. 

The Cancer Clinical Trial Study Start-up Coordinator will play a pivotal role in the initiation and coordination of cancer clinical trials, focusing primarily on the project start-up. This includes overseeing and managing all activities relating to the start-up of clinical studies, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, and liaising with various stakeholders. 

The CRA will be working within a highly qualified team to identify, select and initiate cancer clinical studies in the HRB Clinical Research Facility Galway (CRFG).  

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

Duties:  

  • Study Start up Planning and Coordination of cancer clinical research projects to include developing and managing a comprehensive plan for study start-up activities, feasibility assessment, and site initiation. 
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate timely study start-up. 
  • Regulatory Compliance and Documentation of   cancer clinical research projects -Ensure adherence to all applicable regulatory requirements and ethical standards. Prepare and submit regulatory documents, including Institutional Review Board (IRB)/Ethics Committee (EC) applications, contracts, and agreements. 
  • Site Engagement and Management for cancer clinical research projects: Establish and maintain relationships with clinical trial sites across Saolta Hospital group Coordinate and conduct site initiation visits, ensuring that sites are fully prepared for study commencement 
  • Training and Support for start-up of cancer clinical research projects: Provide training and support to site staff on study-specific protocols, procedures, and systems. Serve as a primary point of contact for sites regarding project-related inquiries and issues. 
  • Budget and Contract Management for cancer clinical research projects: Assist in the negotiation of study budgets and contracts with project sites. Monitor and manage expenditures related to study start-up activities. 
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration for cancer clinical research projects: Work closely with team members (e.g., Clinical Operations, Data Management, Regulatory Affairs) to ensure efficient study start-up. Participate in project team meetings and provide updates on study start-up progress. 
  • Quality Assurance for cancer clinical research projects: Conduct quality checks on study start-up documentation and activities. Ensure compliance with internal SOPs and external regulatory requirements. 
  • Problem-Solving and Escalation for cancer clinical research projects: Identify and resolve issues that may impede study start-up. Escalate complex problems to the appropriate management level. 
  • Working Conditions: 
  • This position may require occasional travel to clinical trial sites for cancer clinical research projects. 
  • Flexibility in working hours to accommodate different time zones may be necessary. 
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential Requirements:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies/Administration and a minimum of 4 years’ (full-time post primary degree) experience in clinical research or healthcare, preferably in project initiation activities, or Master’s degree in Business Studies/Administration and a minimum of 2 years’ experience in clinical research or healthcare, preferably in project initiation activities (in lieu of PhD).  
  • 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.  

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 {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 037-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) 23rd February 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, 23 Feb 2024

Application: Research Associate - Clinical Trial Co-Ordinator (University of Galway 037-24)

Postdoctoral Researcher – Micro-CT imaging, Anatomy, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (University of Galway 030-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position of Postdoctoral Researcher in Anatomy with the School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Galway. 

This position is funded under the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) Round 3 which is a €500 million fund established under the National Development Plan (NDP).   

The position is available immediately to contract end date of August 31st 2025 (18 months).  

 

Job Description:  

The Postdoctoral Researcher will perform research tasks for the Vascusense DTIF project in Anatomy and the Duffy lab and liaise with partners in the University of Galway, TU Dublin, Versono Medical and Integer to develop a state-of-the-art integrated device to treat patients with critical limb ischemia with the aim of reducing pain, improving blood flow and preserving the limb. 

The Postdoctoral Researcher will be based in the Duffy lab in the School of Medicine at the University of Galway.  

Duties: 

  • Analysing patient scans of critical limb ischemia using micro-CT and mimics software 
  • Build chronic total occlusion (CTO) analogues using various biomaterials and tissues including 3D printing of patient specific calcific components. 
  • Testing of devices with the CTO analogues  
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:   

Essential Requirements: 

  • PhD in Anatomy/Medicine or related discipline  
  • Minimum 2 years research or industrial experience 
  • Evidence of strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes and to respond appropriately to rapidly changing deadlines 
  • Flexible, self-motivated; ability to work independently and collaboratively 
  • Expertise in micro computed-tomography (CT) imaging 
  • Extensive experience in developing novel micro CT imaging protocols 
  • Extensive experience in micro CT imaging analysis - segmentation and volumetric analysis of human tissue 
  • Experience using Mimics Research software (Materialise) 
  • Experience in additive manufacturing  

Desirable Requirements:  

  • Experienced in 2D and 3D Cell culture 
  • Experience in histology including tissue processing, microtomy and staining techniques 
  • Experience in basic light, confocal microscopy and other advanced microscopy techniques is desirable 
  • Track record in coordinating collaborative projects 
  • Peer reviewed publications 

 

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: 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 discipline is available at Anatomy - University of Galway  

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to: 

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

Or to: Dr Ruth Levey, Assistant Professor of Anatomy: ruth.levey@universityofgalway.ie 

 

To Apply:  

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

Please put reference number University of Galway 030-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm (Irish Time) 23rd February 2024.  

 

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

The University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 23 Feb 2024

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher – Micro-CT imaging (University of Galway 030-24)

Postdoctoral Researcher – Histology/Cell culture, Anatomy, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (University of Galway 029-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position of Postdoctoral Researcher in Anatomy with the School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Galway. 

This position is funded under the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) Round 3 which is a €500 million fund established under the National Development Plan (NDP).   

The position is available immediately to contract end date of August 31st 2025 (18 months).  

 

Job Description:  

The Postdoctoral Researcher will perform research tasks for the Vascusense DTIF project in Anatomy and the Duffy lab and liaise with partners in the University of Galway, TU Dublin, Versono Medical and Integer to develop a state-of-the-art integrated device to treat patients with critical limb ischemia with the aim of reducing pain, improving blood flow and preserving the limb. 

The Postdoctoral Researcher will be based in the Duffy lab in the School of Medicine at the University of Galway.  

Duties: 

  • 2D and 3D Cell culture  
  • Dissection of large tissue samples and processing for histological assessment  
  • Assembly of CTO analogues within testbeds  
  • Testing of devices with the CTO analogues  
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:   

Essential Requirements: 

  • PhD in Anatomy/Medicine or related discipline  
  • Minimum 2 years research or industrial experience 
  • Evidence of strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes and to respond appropriately to rapidly changing deadlines 
  • Flexible, self-motivated; ability to work independently and collaboratively 
  • Highly experienced in 2D and 3D Cell culture 
  • Experience in benchtop models 
  • Experience handing large tissue samples 
  • Extensive experience in histology including tissue processing, microtomy and basic staining techniques 
  • Extensive experience in immunohistological & immunofluorescent staining techniques and optimisation procedures 
  • Experience in basic light, confocal microscopy and other advanced microscopy techniques is desirable 

Desirable Requirements: 

  • Experience in tissue mimetics development 
  • Experience in 3D printing of biomaterials 
  • Track record in coordinating collaborative projects 
  • Peer reviewed publications  

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: 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 {school/centre} is available at Anatomy - University of Galway  

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to: 

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

Or to: Dr Ruth Levey, Assistant Professor of Anatomy: ruth.levey@universityofgalway.ie 

 

To Apply:  

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

Please put reference number University of Galway 029-24 - in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm (Irish Time), 23rd February 2024. 

 

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

The University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 23 Feb 2024

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher – Histology/Cell culture (University of Galway 029-24)

Research Assistant- midios microRNA in Diabetic Osteopathy, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Galway, Ref. No. University of Galway 033-24

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

 

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from 18th March 2024 to contract end date of 28th February 2029. 

 

Information on Project: 

This project is an SFI-funded collaborative investigation including teams with expertise in cell biology, molecular biology, biomedical engineering, clinical medicine and computational biology.  The team aim to create a novel, targeted therapy for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)-induced osteopathy.  T2DM involves a paradoxical osteopathy where an increase in bone mineral density results in fragility fractures.  Fractures in individuals with T2DM take longer to heal, reduce mobility and elongate hospital stays.  This team will molecularly characterize the osteogenic bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells from people living with or without T2DM, then correlate those changes with biomechanical changes in the bone.  We will then create molecular therapies to mediate the impact of T2DM on bone and assess its efficacy.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be the primary technical support of this project, working most closely with three PhD students and the Principal Investigator, Dr. Cynthia Coleman.  This individual must be 1) highly motivated with strong technical skills, 2) have specific knowledge of human primary cell tissue culture and biobanking, and 3) should have a significant interest in laboratory sustainability. Applicants should have the skills and capability to work both independently and collaboratively to design and execute an experiment, analyze experimental outputs, perform routine biochemical assays and to support the project team. 

 

Duties:

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

 

  • Coordinate a tissue donation programme by liaising with academic and clinical teams
  • Maintain organized records of the biobank contents 
  • Adhesion to GDPR for record keeping and data retention
  • Isolate, culture and differentiate primary cells from donated human bone marrow
    • Protocol optimization, SOP writing
  • Conduct biochemical and molecular biology assays, then analyse the resultant data
  • Histological processing of tissue (embedding, sectioning, staining) 
  • Assist all laboratory partners through the My Green Labs certification process
    • Survey the current environmental impact of collaborating laboratories using the My Green Labs guidance documents
    • Implement the suggested changes in infrastructure and/or ways of working
    • Apply for My Green Labs certification, then re-certification
  • Laboratory coordination activities 
    • Securing quotes, placing orders, collecting orders
    • Health and safety coordination
  • Adhesion to project timelines
  • Contributing to report writing, manuscript writing
  • Working closely with other REMEDI team members as part of a laboratory community
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential Requirements: 

  • BSc or MSc qualification in the biologic sciences, preferably with emphasis on mammalian cell biology
  • Experience with adherent cell culture
  • Evidence of qualitative and quantitative skills
  • Evidence of capacity to learn technical skills, then perform the same tasks independently, reproducibly
  • Evidence of highly detailed, accurate record keeping
  • Evidence of a continued interest in sustainability
  • Excellent time management, written and oral communication skills
  • Evidence of interpersonal skills suited for both academic and clincal environments
  • Capacity for creative, lateral thinking, problem solving and troubleshooting

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with mammalian tissue culture
  • Experience with biochemical assays, molecular biology skills
  • Evidence of proactivity and ownership over a lab-based project
  • Prior knowledge of osteogenesis
  • Strong motivation to work in the field of orthopaedics
  • Understanding of GDPR

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

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 18th 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 the Regenerative Medicine Institute is available on our website.

 

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

 

Application Instructions

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

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 033-24 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) 23rd February 2024.

 

Interviews are planned to be held the week of 4th 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.

Research Assistant, School of Medicine, Ref. No. University of Galway 033-24

Research Fellow - Freeform Optics Metrology, School of Natural Sciences, College of Science and Engineering (University of Galway 324-23)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term (22 months) position as a Research Fellow - Freeform Optics Metrology with the Applied Optics Research group, Physics Unit, at the University of Galway, Ireland.  

 

The Applied Optics research group (optics.nuigalway.ie) carries out basic and applied research with a main focus on adaptive optics, imaging and image processing as well as active optics for space telescopes and astronomical polarimetric imaging. Our goal is to drive innovation through developing expertise in optics and imaging, ranging from optical design to the development of prototype instrtuments and systems, working with a wide range of sectors including the European Space Aganecy, European Southern Observatory and local insdustry.  Our researchers have access to a wide range of state-of-the-art on-campus facilities, including well-equiped darkrooms, optical metrology, and adaptive optics systems (wavefront sensors, deformable mirrors). 

 

This Enterprise Ireland, Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment funded Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund (DTIF) project FreeForm-OPTIX is recruiting researchers from 8th January 2024 at University of Galway to work alongside project partners Mbyronics (https://mbryonics.com/) (project lead), EireComposites Teo (https://www.eirecomposites.com/) and Irish Manufacturing Research (https://imr.ie/).  

 

Freeform optics are becoming a critical technology for enabling a growing number of high technology applications and are made using an optical component such as a mirror, lenses or prism, and combinations thereof, for optical data collection. Such technology can be found in global satellite communication and wearable devices such as AR/VR headsets, lidar systems for autonomous transport, wireless optical communications, and smartphone cameras. The FreeForm-OPTIX project requires new precision optical metrology capabilities, which may be based on nulling interferometry using Computer Generated Holograms (CGHs) or other novel approaches. The metrology should be compatible with in-line application during mirror polishing. 

 

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will work in the Applied Optics group under the supervision of Dr. Nicholas Devaney to develop advanced  optical metrology systems suitable for measuring the optical figure of freeform mirrors. Working with the project partners, the successful candidate will contribute to the development and prototyping of optical metrology suitable for in-process application . As part of the Applied Optics group, the successful candidate will also seek follow-on collaboration and funding opportunities for the further development of advanced metrology capabilities by aiding in, for example, Horizon Europe, InterREG, Enterprise Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland research project applications.  

 

 

Duties:  

  • Develop a deep understanding of the requirements for optical metrology in the context of the FreeForm-OPTIX project.  
  • Develop a proposal for a prototype system to demonstrate an optical metrology solution  to the project requirements. 
  • Assemble, Inegrate and Test the prototype system in the Applied Optics laborattories.  
  • Perform testing and inspection of sample freeform optical components.  
  • Work with industrial partners to assess and optimise the lab-based optical metrology for industrial scale-up. 
  • Keep up to date with research-related methods and techniques, in particular, developments in the specific research area. 
  • Contribute to the preparation of technical and financial reports and reviews. 
  • Contribute to lab and equipment Health and Safety documentation and procedures 
  • To have knowledge and understanding of the policy, practices and procedures, relevant to the role, this may include broader University/ sector/ external sponsor or funder (e.g. Commercial Awareness, Research Ethics, Knowledge Transfer, Patents, Intellectual Property Rights, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities & Diversity). 
  • Liaise with other project members, industry partners and related projects. 
  • Attend project meetings and events. 
  • Disseminate research output via journal and conference publications, and conference presentations. 
  • Contribute to outreach, social media and open STEM events related to group and lab activities. 
  • Contribute to intellectual property filings where appropriate.  
  • Assist in the preparation of further research proposals. 
  • Assist in related teaching and research activities. 
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post. 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential Requirements: 

  • Minimum of PhD Degree in Physics or a relevant Engineering discipline and 4-6 years full-time postdoctoral research experience. 
  • Evidence of experience in developing optical metrology systems 
  • Excellent mathematical and computational skills appropriate to the task. 
  • Excellent written and verbal English 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Evidence of scientific publication and dissemination 

Desirable Requirements:  

  • Experience with metrology of freeform optics. 
  • Evidence of experience in Optical Design (raytracing) 
  • Experience with FEM of opto-mechanical systems.  
  • Experience in the manufacture/polishing of optical components. 
  • Experimental optical testing expertise. 
  • Project management experience. 

 

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 1st April 2024. An earlier start date may be available. 

 

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 School is available at: School of Natural Sciences - University of Galway 

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Nicholas Devaney (nicholas.devaney@universityofgalway.ie) 

 

To Apply: 

Applications to include a cover letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in Word or PDF only) to Nicholas Devaney nicholas.devaney@universityofgalway.ie  

Please put the reference number University of Galway 324-23  in subject line of e-mail application. 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) Friday 1st March 2024. 

 

Interviews are planned to be held on Friday 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, 01 Mar 2024

Application: Research Fellow - Freeform Optics Metrology (University of Galway 324-23)

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)

MSCA, Doctoral Network PhD Training Position (1 FTE), (University of Galway 002-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates fora full timefixed term MSCA DN Doctoral Candidate (1.0 FTE) to pursue a PhDat the SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) and Lambe Institute for Translational ResearchUniversity of Galway, Ireland 

The position is available immediatelyfor 36 months at 1.0FTE. This position is funded through a recent HorizonEurope MSCA DN consortium grant. 

Organisation:CÚRAM, SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices is a national, SFI funded, research centre that brings together researchers from University of Galway and other leading universities from Ireland. The prime objective for CÚRAM is to radically improve health outcomes for patients by developing innovative implantable ‘smart’ medical devices to treat major unmet medical needs. Implants will be designed and manufactured to respond to the body’s environment and to deliver therapeutic agents, such as drugs, exactly where needed. Lambe Institute for Translational Research was established in 2015with the aim to translate basic research findings to clinical applications, in particular cancer research.  The Lambe Institute boasts a state-of-the-art research infrastructure including imaging, histology, flow cytometry, molecular biology, gene vector and mammalian cell culture core facilities which are coordinated by a team of fully trained technical support staff. 

 

 

NO-CANCER-NET: 

Recently, Prof. Sharon Glynn and Prof. Abhay Pandit, Principal Investigators (PI) at CÚRAM and the Lambe Institute, have been awarded an EU-funded MSCA Doctoral Network Grant – NO-CANCER-NET: Advanced Engineering of Nitric Oxide Based Therapeutics for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Training Network. The position will help the PI to manage this award as project leadThe postholder will pursue a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Abhay Pandit and co-supervisor Prof. Sharon Glynn. 

 

Successful candidates will be highly motivated and have an excellent track record in academic achievement. They will have aBSC and/or Masters qualification in a biomedical/biomaterials-related field.  

 

Project Description: 

Required applicant profile: BSC and/or MSc in Biology/Medicine/Life Science/Bioengineering/Chemistry 

Desired Skills: A range of basic techniques of in the areas such as Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology (biochemical assays, Western blot, real time, cellular assays), Microscopy, Cell culturing, Cloning, FACS, basic knowledge of bioinformatics (R, pithon), Biomaterials, Chemical Synthesis   

Project Objectives: The overall objective of this project is to continue development of nitric oxide scavenging agents and their incorporation in optimal hydrogel delivery systems for the treatment of TNBC. 1) To assess and understand the mechanism of cellular uptake of a variety of hemin derivatives across TNBC subtype and understand the factors that influence the success of uptake. 2) To optimize the formulation of injectable hydrogel towards a continuous release of active NO-scavenging compound. 3) To identifythe effects of hydrogel degradation products on the NO-induced migration from molecular perspectives.  

Secondment(s): University of Siena (3 months), and University of Seville (3 months). 

Start date: June 2024. 

For more information, contact: Professor Abhay Pandit; Abhay.pandit@universityofgalway.ie 

 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Performing research into hydrogel and drug development and delivery under the guidance of Prof. Abhay Pandit 

  • Attending and participating in consortium meetings and training activities 

  • Reporting of project milestones and deliverables in accordance with EU deadlines 

  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential: 

  • Masters in Biomedical Sciences/Engineering 

  • Demonstrated proficiency in wet laboratory experimental techniques 

  • Demonstrated proficiency in trouble shooting experiments 

  • Excellent knowledge in data interpretation  

  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills 

  • Excellent report writing, presentations and IT skills 

  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment 

 

Desirable: 

  • Any relevant working experience in clinical research, laboratory research or a data management-related role will also be considered. 

  • If English is not the first language, an English language qualification (IELTS, Cambridge C1 Advanced, Cambridge C2 Advanced, TOEFL, iBT/TOEFL iBT Home Edition, Pearson PTE and Duilingo). 

 

Benefits:  

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Doctoral Candidates are paid a competitive gross salary of 3,400 €/month, adjusted for their host country, a Mobility Allowance of 600 €/month and, for researchers who have a family, a Family Allowance of 660 €/month. All amounts are subject to deductions and taxes. Family is defined as persons linked to the researcher by (i) marriage, or (ii) a relationship with equivalent status to a marriage recognised by the national legislation of the country of the beneficiary or of nationality of the researcher, or (iii) dependent children maintained by the researcher. Should the fellow’s personal status (marriage, children) change during the action, they will also become eligible for family allowance. 

 

MSCA DN Eligibility criteria: 

To apply for this PhD position, the applicant should fulfil the following conditions: 

  • Have — at the date of recruitment — a Bachelors and/or Master’s degree in a discipline as indicated in the project description specific to the beneficiary to which you are applying. 

  • Trans-national mobility: The applicant — at the date of recruitment — should not have resided in the country where the research training takes place for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to recruitment, and not have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in that country. For refugees under the Geneva Convention (1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocol), the refugee procedure (i.e. before refugee status is conferred) will not be counted as ‘period of residence/activity in the country of the beneficiary’. 

  • Be able to communicate fluently in English (speaking and writing). Oral interview with the prospective advisor may be required. 

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 seewww.euraxess.ie  

Further information about {school/centre} is available at CÚRAM - CÚRAM (universityofgalway.ie) 

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Abhay Pandit abhay.pandit@universityofgalway.ie or Sharon Glynn at NOCancerNet@universityofgalway.ie  

 

To Apply: 

Applications are to include (1) a letter of motivation describing why you wish to apply to NO-CANCER-NET and your specific project of choice, (2) an up to date CV,and (3) the contact details of three referees should be submitted via Google Application form  https://forms.gle/x2qQrv1p7Bb7PKWU6.    Please be aware that your application may be shared amongst the beneficiaries.  

Please put reference number University of Galway 002-24in subject line of all e-mail applications or enquiries. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) on February29th2024 

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

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

University of Galway, Galway is an equal opportunities employer 

Closing Date: Thursday, 29 Feb 2024

Application: Doctoral Network PhD Training Position (1 FTE), (University of Galway 002-24)

MSCA Doctoral Network PhD Training Position, CÚRAM, (University of Galway 003-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates fora full-timefixed term MSCA DN Doctoral Candidate (1.0 FTE) to pursue a PhDat the SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) and Lambe Institute for Translational ResearchUniversity of Galway, Ireland 

 

The position is available immediatelyfor 36 months at 1.0FTE. This position is funded through a recent HorizonEurope MSCA DN consortium grant. 

 

Organisation:CÚRAM, SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices is a national, SFI funded, research centre that brings together researchers from University of Galway and other leading universities from Ireland. The prime objective for CÚRAM is to radically improve health outcomes for patients by developing innovative implantable ‘smart’ medical devices to treat major unmet medical needs. Implants will be designed and manufactured to respond to the body’s environment and to deliver therapeutic agents, such as drugs, exactly where needed. Lambe Institute for Translational Research was established in 2015with the aim to translate basic research findings to clinical applications, in particular cancer research.  The Lambe Institute boasts a state-of-the-art research infrastructure including imaging, histology, flow cytometry, molecular biology, gene vector and mammalian cell culture core facilities which are coordinated by a team of fully trained technical support staff. 

 

 

NO-CANCER-NET: 

Recently, Prof. Sharon Glynn and Prof. Abhay Pandit, Principal Investigators (PI) at CÚRAM and the Lambe Institute, have been awarded an EU-funded MSCA Doctoral Network Grant – NO-CANCER-NET: Advanced Engineering of Nitric Oxide Based Therapeutics for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Training Network. The position will help the PI to manage this award as project leadThe postholder will pursue a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Sharon Glynn and co-supervisor Prof. Abhay Pandit. 

Successful candidates will be highly motivated and have an excellent track record in academic achievement. They will have aBSC and/or Masters qualification in a biomedical/biomaterials-related field.  

 

Project Description: 

Required applicant profile: BSC and/or MSc in Biology/Medicine/Life Science/Bioengineering/Chemistry 

Desired Skills: A range of basic techniques of in the areas such as Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology (biochemical assays, Western blot, real time, cellular assays), Microscopy, Cell culturing, Cloning, FACS, basic knowledge of bioinformatics (R, python), Biomaterials, Chemical Synthesis   

Project Objectives: The overall objective of this DC is to develop 3D models of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) that recapitulate a patient’s individual tumour, which can be used for therapeutics assessment and to understand the contribution of the tumour microenvironment in TNBC to therapeutic response and drug resistance. (1) Using pathological and molecular data from our TNBC patient cohort of over 350 patients, the candidate will develop 3D models representing different TNBC subtypes (mesenchymal, basal, and androgen receptor luminal) with and without iNOS overexpression that recapitulate aspects ofiNOS in TNBC. (2) To assess the impact ofiNOS on endothelial-fibroblast-tumour interactions in 3D and the consequences for tumour angiogenesis and fibroblast activation. (3) To discover the effects of iNOS on lymphocytes polarisation and activation in 3D tumour microenvironment.The Glynn lab has demonstrated that iNOS is a key contributor to poor outcomes in TNBC. 

Secondment(s): The applicant will undertake secondments to Houston Methodist Research institute in Houston Texas, Université du Luxemburg and at Consiglio NazionaldelleRicerche in Bologne Italy. 

Start date: June 2024. 

For more information, contact: Professor Sharon Glynn;NOCancerNet@universityofgalway.ie 

 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Performing research into the role ofiNOSin triple negative breast cancer patient outcomes 

  • Attending and participating in consortium meetings and training activities 

  • Reporting of project milestones and deliverables in accordance with EU deadlines 

  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential: 

  • Masters in Biology/Medicine/Life Science/Bioengineering/Chemistry  

  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills 

  • Excellent report writing, presentations and IT skills. 

  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment. 

  • Hands-on experimental and analytical skills 

  • Excellent skills in data interpretation 

 

Desirable: 

  • Any relevant working experience in clinical research, laboratory research or a data management-related role will also be considered. 

  • If English is not the first language, an English language qualification (IELTS, Cambridge C1 Advanced, Cambridge C2 Advanced, TOEFL, iBT/TOEFL iBT Home Edition, Pearson PTE and Duilingo). 

 

Benefits:  

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Doctoral Candidates are paid a competitive gross salary of 3,400 €/month, adjusted for their host country, a Mobility Allowance of 600 €/month and, for researchers who have a family, a Family Allowance of 660 €/month. All amounts are subject to deductions and taxes. Family is defined as persons linked to the researcher by (i) marriage, or (ii) a relationship with equivalent status to a marriage recognised by the national legislation of the country of the beneficiary or of nationality of the researcher, or (iii) dependent children maintained by the researcher. Should the fellow’s personal status (marriage, children) change during the action, they will also become eligible for family allowance. 

 

MSCA DN Eligibility criteria 

To apply for this PhD position, the applicant should fulfil the following conditions: 

  • Have — at the date of recruitment — a Bachelors and/or Master’s degree in a discipline as indicated in the project description specific to the beneficiary to which you are applying. 

  • Trans-national mobility: The applicant — at the date of recruitment — should not have resided in the country where the research training takes place for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to recruitment, and not have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in that country. For refugees under the Geneva Convention (1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocol), the refugee procedure (i.e. before refugee status is conferred) will not be counted as ‘period of residence/activity in the country of the beneficiary’. 

  • Be able to communicate fluently in English (speaking and writing). Oral interview with the prospective advisor may be required. 

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 seewww.euraxess.ie  

Further information about {school/centre} is available at CÚRAM - CÚRAM (universityofgalway.ie) 

For informal enquiries about this post please contactSharon Glynn at NOCancerNet@universityofgalway.ie  

 

To Apply: 

Applications are to include (1) a letter of motivation describing why you wish to apply to NO-CANCER-NET and your specific project of choice, (2) an up to date CV,and (3) the contact details of three referees should be submitted via Google Application form  https://forms.gle/x2qQrv1p7Bb7PKWU6.    Please be aware that your application may be shared amongst the beneficiaries.  

 

Please put reference number University of Galway 003-24in subject line of all e-mail applications or enquiries. 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) on February29th2023 

 

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

 

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

 

University of Galway, Galway is an equal opportunities employer 

 

Closing Date: Thursday, 29 Feb 2024

Application: MSCA Doctoral Network PhD Training Position, CÚRAM, (University of Galway 003-24

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

PhD GSO 002-24 PhD Scholarship in midios microRNA in Diabetic Osteopathy, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as a PhD Student at the University of Galway, Ireland.   This student will be 50% in the Regenerative Medicine Institute and 50% in Biomedical Engineering.

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from 15 March 2024 to contract end date of 28 February 2028.

Information on Project:

This project is an SFI-funded collaborative investigation including teams with expertise in cell biology, molecular biology, biomedical engineering, clinical medicine and computational biology.  The team aim to create a novel, targeted therapy for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)-induced osteopathy.  T2DM involves a paradoxical osteopathy where an increase in bone mineral density results in fragility fractures.  Fractures in individuals with T2DM take longer to heal, reduce mobility and elongate hospital stays.  This team will molecularly characterize the osteogenic bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells from people living with or without T2DM, then correlate those changes with biomechanical changes in the bone.  We will then create molecular therapies to mediate the impact of T2DM on bone and assess its efficacy.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be one of three PhD students on the team.  They can expect to work closely with a research assistant, two PhD students and their co-supervisors, Dr. Cynthia Coleman and Dr. Ted Vaughan.  This individual must be 1) highly motivated with strong technical skills and 2) have an interest in biology as well as engineering.  Applicants should have the capability to work both independently and collaboratively to design and execute an experiment, analyze experimental outputs and to collaborate with the greater project team. 

The aim of this PhD Project is to prioritize potential molecular therapeutics by correlating T2DM-induced osteopathic changes to bone composition, structure and strength with molecular changes in osteogenic progenitor cells.  

Duties:

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

  • Laise between the cell biology, molecular biology and biomechanical engineering teams
  • Carry out detailed characterisation of tissue samples at multiple length scales using X-Ray micro-/nano-CT characterisation and biomechanical testing techniques.
  • Culture and characterize cells isolated from human bone marrow
  • Conduct molecular biology assays
  • Protocol optimization, SOP writing
  • Maintain organized records of experimental design and outputs
  • Support the My Green Labs initiative
  • Participate in all health and safety-related activities (risk assessment, record keeping, auditing)
  • Adhesion to project timelines
  • Report writing
  • Manuscript writing
  • Working closely with other REMEDI team members as part of a laboratory community
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post

Essential Requirements:

  • BSc or MSc qualification in the biologic sciences, preferably cellular biology, or biomedical engineering
  • Experience with experimental characterisation of biological tissues using microscopy or other imaging techniques (preferably X-Ray CT techniques)
  • Experience with adherent cell culture
  • Evidence of qualitative and quantitative skills
  • Evidence of capacity to learn technical skills, then perform the same tasks independently, reproducibly
  • Evidence of highly detailed, accurate record keeping
  • Excellent time management, written and oral communication skills
  • Evidence of interpersonal skills
  • Capacity for creative, lateral thinking, problem solving and troubleshooting

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with mammalian tissue culture
  • Experience with mechanical or biomechanical testing techniques.
  • Experience with biochemical assays, molecular biology skills
  • Evidence of proactivity and ownership over a lab-based project
  • Prior knowledge of osteogenesis, bone composition, biomechanical testing
  • Strong motivation to work in the field of orthopaedics

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post,

Salary: The PhD stipend is €18,500 per annum as determined by SFI.  Annual fees will be paid to the University by the project supervisor.

Start date: Position is available from 15 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 about the Regenerative Medicine Institute is available on our website.

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

To Apply:

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

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) 26 Feb 2024.

Interviews are planned to be held the week of 4 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: Monday, 26 Feb 2024

Application: PhD Scholarship in midios microRNA in Diabetic Osteopathy

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

PDR, MedTrain+ Marie Skłodowksa Curie Fellow, CÚRAM, (University of Galway 305-23)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for 50 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellows (PFs) (two levels of experienced researchers) (25 positions available in Call 2) at CÚRAM, SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices. MedTrain+ is an advanced Industry-Academia Training, Career Development, and Mobility Fellowship Programme. Positions are available for 36 months full-time from August2024 onwards.  

 

CÚRAM MedTrain+ Fellowships are open to experienced researchers 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. Successful applicants will be based at one of the following Implementing partner/host organizations: University of Galway (GALWAY),University College Dublin (UCD),The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI),TrinityCollege Dublin (TCD),University of Limerick (UL),Dublin City University (DCU),Technological University of the Shannon (TUS),UniversityCollegeCork (UCC), National Institute forBioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) andTechnological University Dublin (TU Dublin). 

 

The projects will encompass the broad area of Medical Device Research and Development, including Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Devices, MedTech AI, Machine Learning, Medical Imaging and Soft Robotics, Immuno Engineering and Education and Public Engagement (EPE) and Science Advocacy Programmesand Regulatory. The research proposalsshall be focused onNeuroscience as an area for research except for Education and Public Engagement (EPE) and Science Advocacy Programmes and Regulatory. 

 

The MedTrain+ programme will provide excellent, experienced researchers with a research, complementary, and transferable skills training experience of the highest international standards that will help them advance their scientific careers within a chosen sector, academia, industry, or the public sector. Two fellowship levels will be offered to 50 candidates over two calls, ensuring varying depths of experience: Level 1 candidates will have less than four years of experience post PhD; Level 2 candidates will have four or more years of experience post PhD. The MedTrain+ programme will offer incoming fellowships across two calls. The total duration of each fellowship is three years,divided into three phases: the initial phase at the host organisation, the secondment phase in a non-academic sector, and the return phase at the host organisation. 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, including those who have built up research experience but may not have a PhD. 

 

You can learn more about our vision, research platforms, a consortium of academic & Industry partners, Science policy & advocacy, and public engagement on our website curamdevices.ieMedTrain+ 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 foundin the Detailed Guide for Applicants to MedTrain+ and Quick Guide for Applicants to MedTrain+,which are available at https://www.universityofgalway.ie/curam/research/eu-projects/medtrain/apply/  

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe Excellent Science programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Grant Agreement No 101081457 and in part from CÚRAM, Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Medical Devices [under Grant Reference 13/RC/2073_P2. 

 

Person Specification: Level 1 & Level 2 (see also Post-Doctoral Researcher Level 1Download; Post-Doctoral Researcher Level 2Download) 

Essential Criteria: 

 

As per the MSCA definition: submission deadline (for 12thFebruary 2024 at 23.59 UTC):  

 

Level 1: 

  • Be an experienced researcher. The appointed candidate will have a doctoral degree and 0-4 years of postdoctoral research experience in the relevant CÚRAM research areas orwill have > 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience in the relevant CÚRAM research areas. 

  • 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 prior to the submission deadline.  Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not considered.  

  • At least one research publication - author in a peer-reviewed publication.  

 

Level 2:  

  • Be an experienced researcher. The appointed candidate will have a doctoral degree and > 4 years of postdoctoral research experience in the relevant CÚRAM research areas orwill have > 8 years of full-time equivalent research experience in the relevant CÚRAM research areas. 

  • 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 prior to the submission deadline. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not considered.  

  • At least three senior author research publications, evidence of any acquired funding, and evidence of engaging with the scientific community (e.g., conference presentation).  

 

Please note: 

 

Gross Salary:  

Remuneration is in line with EC rules for Marie Skłodowska- Curie COFUND grants  

  • Level 1: €44,432 gross salary* per annum (excluding family allowance) or €51,256 gross salary* per annum (if conditions for family allowance are met)   

  • Level 2: €52,213gross salary* per annum (excluding family allowance) or €59,037gross salary* per annum (if conditions for family allowance are met)   

*Gross salary is inclusive of a mobility allowance of €7,200 annually payable as part of their gross salary which shall be fixed for 36 months during the fellowship period. 

 

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 August 2024 onwards.  

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: 

Fellows are encouraged to avail themselves of training and development opportunities designed to support their career development plans. Further CÚRAM shall facilitatethistraining along 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 commencing employment - see HERE for further informationCÚRAM will also facilitate training along with its partners. 

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

 

 

Garda vetting is a requirement for this post: 

 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 

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: Max 1000 words: Part A plus Ethics Self-assessment form (including Max 2 Pages) + Part B (Research Proposal) + Academic CV (Max 5 pages with 3 references) 

  • Part A:Administrative Proposal: Max 1000 words + other questions (Max 3 Pages) plus Ethics Self-assessment form (including Max 2 Pages, Total: Max: 5 Pages).  

  • Part B: The applicant needs to adjust the number of pages, i.e., Max. 10 pages.  

  • Academic CV: Max 5 pages (With 3 references).  

Candidates are required to develop a Part B Research proposal on CÚRAM relevant themes and submit it via the online application system. The system will remain open for applications until midnight (UTC) on the12th of February2024.  

 

See the Detailed Guide for Applicants www.medtrainplus.eu for more information.  

 

For informal enquiries, contact the University of Galway programme manager medtrainplus@Curamdevices.iePlease reference competition ID “University of Galway 305-23” for all queries. 

The closing date for submission of applications for the Call 2 deadline is 26th of February 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-basedRecruitment   

Closing Date: Monday, 26 Feb 2024

Application: PDR, MedTrain+ Marie Skłodowksa Curie FellowCÚRAM, (University of Galway 305-23)

Research Assistant, SNS, (University of Galway 031-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed term full time position as a Research Assistant within the Exposure Science research group in the School of Natural Science at the University of Galway.  

This position is funded by The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and is available from May 1st until 15th July 2024.  

Project background:

 Ireland is faced with a significant challenge to improve the energy efficiency of our buildings by meeting higher energy performance standards and by increasing energy retrofit activity. This will reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and also improve our living standards as buildings become more comfortable, healthier and less costly to heat. As we strive towards a more energy efficient society, we need to understand the impact that energy efficient renovations have on indoor air quality, so that we can evaluate the impact on health and healthcare and non-healthcare costs. The Government of Ireland has committed to supporting up to 500,000 energy upgrades in the domestic sector over the next decade in Irelands Climate Action plan (2023). This research project, Health Impact Assessment of Deep Energy Renovations on Irish Domestic Dwellings – HAVEN, will investigate the health impacts and conduct a health economic evaluation of energy retrofits in domestic dwellings. The project team are now recruiting a Post-Doctoral Researcher to assist with the completion of the study.  

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will be responsible for analyzing health questionnaire data collected from project participants who have had an energy renovation. They will also be required to assist with the analysis of indoor air quality data for the purposes of completing a health impact assessment.  The successful candidate may also be required to assist with project outreach activities and preparation of project data for presentation at scientific conferences and to non-scientific audiences.  

Duties: 

The successful candidate will be responsible for:  

 

  • Provision of administrative and data analysis support to the research project  
  • Analysing data collected in a health questionnaire to evaluate the health and health economic impacts from energy retrofits in domestic dwellings 
  • Conducting quantitative data analysis on project questionnaire data  
  • Liaising with project funding agency and stakeholders regarding project queries 
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential Requirements:  

  • MSc in Science, Health Science, Psychology or Economics 
  • Excellent written communication (English language) skills 
  • Experience in the analysis of health data  
  • Strong quantitative skills, including the use of statistical packages such as SPSS 

 

Desirable Requirements:  

  • A strong background in Health Science, Environmental or occupational Exposure assessment or Health Economics 
  • Familiarity with research on outdoor and indoor air pollution studies  
  • Familiarity with research methods 

 

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 May 1st 2024 

 Physics has a strong committment to promoting equality and diversity, and holds an Insitute of Physics Juno Pracitioner award (Equality & Diversity - University of Galway)  

 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 Physics and the School of Natural Sciences is available at https://www.universityofgalway.ie/natural_sciences/  

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Marie Coggins marie.coggins@universityofgalway.ie 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post. 

Application Instructions

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 Marie Coggins: marie.coggins@universityofgalway.ie 

Please put reference number University of Galway 031-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

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

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

The University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

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

Closing Date: Wednesday, 07 Feb 2024

Application: Research Assistant, SNS, (University of Galway 031-24)

PDR, School of Business & Economics (University of Galway 038-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed-term position at the level of Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Galway. The successful candidate will be part of a team on a Marine Institute funded project entitled “Monitoring the Attitudes of Society Towards our Seas (MASTS)”. The main objective of the MASTS project is to examine the Irish public’s attitudes towards the seas and oceans around the Irish coast and help develop solutions on a range of marine related issues it is important these resources and how they might be utilised. 

 This position is available from March 2024 and is of 3 years duration. 

  

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will work in a team under the supervision of Professors Stephen Hynes and Dr Patricia McHugh. The MASTS project will first create a framework for the medium to long-term assessment of values, activities and social benefits that Irish society gain from proximity and access to our marine resources. The project will then use the framework to design and carry out two surveys at a national level, and one at a local level, that can be used for assessing change in societal attitudes to marine related issues. The results will feed into the monitoring approach of the National Marine Planning Framework. The successful candidate will contribute to all aspects of the project but in particular will assist with the development of the survey instrument and the analysis of the responses.  

 

Duties:  

  • Undertake and prepare literature review to formulate a clear understanding of previous studies on marine related attitudes and values  
  • Develop survey instrument to assess Irish public’s attitudes towards the seas and oceans around the Irish coast 
  • Carry out analysis of returned surveys using appropriate quantitative techniques 
  • Contribute to the writing of reports and research papers for publication in top-level outlets in the fields of marine economics/marketing 
  • Actively participate in new funding opportunities, such as the development and writing of proposals 
  • Liaise with stakeholders in the local, national and international ecosystem relating to scaling and strengthen those relationships  
  • Attend national and international meetings and conferences  
  • Support the hosting of events, seminars, and workshops related to the project and SEMRU 
  • Contribute to the management and reporting requirements of the project.  
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post 

 

Essential Requirements: 

  • PhD (completed or close to completion) in Economics, Marketing or other related disciplines 
  • Record of publication in relevant disciplines 
  • Evidence of excellent research skills, including of quantitative research approaches 
  • Evidence of excellent communications skills 
  • Strong coordination, project management and teamwork skills 
  • Be a motivated self-starter, as well as being focused and exacting in work ethic. 

 

Desirable Requirements:  

  • Experience with advanced quantitative analysis techniques  
  • Good record of participation in the academic community 
  • Good knowledge exchange skills targeting non-academic audiences 
  • Experience with content creation for professional social media and websites  

 

Salary Scale: 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: from March 2024 (flexible). 

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. 

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

Further information on the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit can be found at https://www.universityofgalway.ie/semru/  

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Stephen Hynes (stephen.hynes@universityofgalway.ie) and Dr Patricia McHugh (patricia.mchugh@universityofgalway.ie). 

 

To Apply: 

Applications to include a cover letter, CV (in Word or PDF only) and the contact details of three referees. Applications should be sent via e-mail to: stephen.hynes@universityofgalway.ie  

Please put reference number University of Galway 038-24 in subject line of the e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm (Irish Time) Friday, 23rd February 2024. 

Interviews are planned to be held in early March 2024. 

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

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

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

Closing Date: Friday, 23 Feb 2024

Application: PDR, School of Business & Economics

Research Fellow (0.6 FTE) - Commercial Lead – Duffy Lab , School of Medicine, Ref. No. University of Galway 041-24

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part time (0.6 FTE) fixed term contract position as a Research Fellow - Commercial Lead in the Duffy lab at the University of Galway.

The role will facilitate the commercialization of new technology for treating people with Type 1 Diabetes.

This position is funded by Enterprise Ireland and is available from March 2024, for 6 months.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the commercial development of an early stage research project for treating people with Type 1 Diabetes.

 

Duties:

  • Reviewing and developing the project’s business plan.
  • Compiling commercial reports on market research and health economics.
  • Identifying and acquiring research and seed funding.
  • Identifying potential funding sources and to prepare and write bids for funding proposals.
  • Contribute and support the development of research grant funding applications.
  • Representing the project externally at domestic and international conferences.
  • Communicating with potential investors.
  • Collaborating with regulatory agencies, government agencies and key stakeholders.
  • Maintaining awareness of the competitive market landscape, expansion opportunities and industry developments.
  • Ensuring the successful implementation of the project deliverables.
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree level qualification in Life Sciences/Medtech or a business related subject.
  • Minimum 10 years post qualification experience gained working in life sciences/medtech/industry.
  • Evidence of successfully managing and leading research projects
  • Experience in reviewing and developing business plans.
  • Experience in identifying and acquiring research and seed funding.
  • Business management skills
  • Analytical ability and problem solving skills
  • Clarity in communication
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes and to respond appropriately to rapidly changing deadlines.
  • Evidence of high level of responsiveness in leading the handling of concerns, resolving problems or issues.
  • Flexible, self-motivated; ability to work independently and collaboratively.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in negotiating ‘Heads of Agreement’ covering licensing and equity terms with third parties
  • Evidence of developing high quality business strategies and effective implementation plans
  • Experience compiling commercial reports e.g market research, health economics.
  • Ability to attract, recruit, motivate and manage a high-performing team

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post.

 

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 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 School of Medicine - University of Galway

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Robert Wylie.

Email: Robert.wylie@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:

Robert Wylie, email: Robert.wylie@universityofgalway.ie and

Ruth Clifford, email: ruth.clifford@universityofgalway.ie

Please put reference number University of Galway 041-24 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time)23rd February 2024

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

The University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

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

 

Closing Date: Friday, 23 Feb 2024

Application: Research Fellow (0.6 FTE), School of Medicine, (University of Galway 041-24)

Research Fellow (0.6 FTE)-Commercial Lead, (university of Galway 041-24)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part time (0.6 FTE) fixed term contract position as a Research Fellow - Commercial Lead in the Duffy lab at the University of Galway. 

The role will facilitate the commercialization of new technology for treating people with Type 1 Diabetes.  

This position is funded by Enterprise Ireland and is available from March 2024, for 6 months. 

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the commercial development of an early stage research project for treating people with Type 1 Diabetes. 

Duties:  

  • Reviewing and developing the project’s business plan. 
  • Compiling commercial reports on market research and health economics. 
  • Identifying and acquiring research and seed funding. 
  • Identifying potential funding sources and to prepare and write bids for funding proposals.   
  • Contribute and support the development of research grant funding applications. 
  • Representing the project externally at domestic and international conferences. 
  • Communicating with potential investors. 
  • Collaborating with regulatory agencies, government agencies and key stakeholders. 
  • Maintaining awareness of the competitive market landscape, expansion opportunities and industry developments. 
  • Ensuring the successful implementation of the project deliverables. 
  • Any other duties assigned commensurate to this level of post 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:  

Essential Requirements:  

  • Master’s Degree level qualification in Life Sciences/Medtech or a business related subject.  
  • Minimum 10 years post qualification experience gained working in life sciences/medtech/industry. 
  • Evidence of successfully managing and leading research projects 
  • Experience in reviewing and developing business plans. 
  • Experience in identifying and acquiring research and seed funding. 
  • Business management skills 
  • Analytical ability and problem solving skills 
  • Clarity in communication 
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes and to respond appropriately to rapidly changing deadlines.  
  • Evidence of high level of responsiveness in leading the handling of concerns, resolving problems or issues. 
  • Flexible, self-motivated; ability to work independently and collaboratively. 

 

Desirable Requirements:  

  • Experience in negotiating ‘Heads of Agreement’ covering licensing and equity terms with third parties 
  • Evidence of developing high quality business strategies and effective implementation plans 
  • Experience compiling commercial reports e.g market research, health economics. 
  • Ability to attract, recruit, motivate and manage a high-performing team 

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post. 

 

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 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 School of Medicine - University of Galway 

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Robert Wylie.  

Email: Robert.wylie@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: 

Robert Wylie, email: Robert.wylie@universityofgalway.ie and  

Ruth Clifford, email: ruth.clifford@universityofgalway.ie 

Please put reference number University of Galway 041-24 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) 23rd February 2024 

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

The University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer. 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 23 Feb 2024

Application: Research Fellow (0.6 FTE), School of Medicine, (University of Galway 041-24)

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.  

 

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 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

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