National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway)

NUIG 220-19, Research Fellow, Biomechanics Research Centre (BioMec), College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway

National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway)

Galway, Ireland

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow position Multiscale Modelling of Bone Biomechanics in Type-2 Diabetes at the Biomechanics Research Centre (BioMec), College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway. This position is funded through an ERC Starter Grant, under the supervision of Dr. Ted Vaughan (Google Scholar) and is available from 12th January 2020 to the 30th November 2021.

 

Job Description: This project will evaluate the mechanics of bone fragility in Type-2 diabetes. A series of novel testing strategies will be used at organ-, tissue- and nano-scales to characterise fracture behaviour of human Type-2 diabetic bone tissue. This research will be conducted using the equipment, technical expertise, office and research space within the College of Engineering and Informatics at NUI Galway. The new 14,000m2 Engineering building houses state-of-the-art Biomedical Engineering facilities, biomechanical testing laboratories, micro-CT scanning and research space

Duties:

  • ·         Carry out detailed experimental biomechanical characterization of animal tissue at multiple length scales.
  • ·         Carry out detailed material-level characterization of bone tissue using techniques such as micro-CT, SEM and Raman spectroscopy.
  • ·         Publish data in high impact factor journals and/or protect new intellectual property.
  • ·         Provide mentorship to PhD students within the research group.
  • ·         Be responsible for project-related management and preparation of project reports.
  • ·         Actively participate in national/international conferences and meetings

Qualifications/Skills required.

Essential Requirements:

  • A primary degree and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Science or a related discipline(s).
  • Hands-on experience of working with animal models for scientific research.
  • Experience of a wide-range of material/tissue characterization and analysis techniques (e.g. SEM, micro-CT, biochemical analysis, Raman spectroscopy.).

  • First author publications in leading journals in the field of experimental biomechanics.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

 

Salary: €54,717 per annum

 

Start date: Position is available from 12th January 2020

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training: Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

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

 

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

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Ted Vaughan at ted.vaughan@nuigalway.ie    

 

To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (PDF attachments only) to Dr. Ted Vaughan at ted.vaughan@nuigalway.ie    

 

Please put reference number NUIG 220-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time), Monday, 16th December 2019.

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NUIG 220-19, Research Fellow, Biomechanics Research Centre (BioMec), College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway