National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway)

NUIG 232-19- Scientific Research Associate – MedTrain (1FTE, maternity leave cover) SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) National University of Ireland Galway

National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway)

Galway, Ireland

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Scientific Research Associate – MedTrain, with the SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), at the National University of Ireland Galway.

This position is funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the EU and is available from February 2020 until contract end date of October 2020.

 

Organisation:

The SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) is a national, SFI funded, €49.6m research centre that brings together researchers from NUI Galway, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin and Royal College of Surgeons in 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. Cutting-edge science will develop devices using the very latest research from biomaterials, stem cells and drug delivery and the support of strong clinical collaborations, industry partners and hospital groups to enable rapid translation to the clinic. The centre will include almost 40 industry partners and support product development and the creation of new spin-out companies.

 

Job Description:

The main function of the post will be the coordination and implementation of an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions COFUND programme. The postholder will work with the Project Leader, Professor Abhay Pandit to provide, in the main;

  • Management of resources required for delivering on all project related tasks to include, project management of the programme, and assistance with the financial management of the research project, supported by the Cúram financial personnel.

  • Responsible for the preparation of research progress reports and outcomes in particular, for the EU Project Officer and Science Foundation Ireland and to provide scientific input intoresearch programmes on-going at CÚRAM

  • Contribute to the MedTrain scientific and training programmes, and present and disseminate research progress to team members, the MedTrain Steering groups and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Attend networking and relevant conferences hosted by relevant professional institutions/universities as appropriate.

     

    The successful candidate will be highly motivated and have an excellent track record in a research field relevant to CÚRAM. A postgraduate qualification in a biomedical-related field is essential as well as previous project management experience. The successful candidate will assist in the dissemination of the programme and its calls, evaluation and selection of fellows, career development and training aspects of the programme, and dissemination of project results and outcomes. The successful candidate may be required to travel nationally and internationally.

     

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of experienced researchers recruited to the programme

  • Managing relationships with academic and non-academic secondment partners

  • Preparation of periodic scientific and financial reports for the relevant funding bodies

  • Assist the Principal Investigator in the defining, monitoring and implementation of research objectives and milestones for the MedTrain Research Programme

  • Plan, co-ordinate and implement the research programme and the international dissemination of the programme

  • Implementing the evaluation and selection process of researchers in the programme

  • Supporting applicants and fellows throughout the duration of the programme, which includes preparation of application documentation and setting up a support helpdesk (email and phone)

  • Coordinating the career development and training programme, which includes organising training events for researchers and Principal Investigators involved in the programme

  • Communicating and disseminating programme results which includes producing periodic scientific reports, newsletters and organising scientific/strategic outreach events

  • Providing scientific input into research programmes and contributing to publications on-going in the overall programme.

  • Providing support in grant writing for future funding calls

  • Some national and international travel may be required

 

Qualifications: Essential

 

  • Evidence of a track record in a research and development environment

  • A postgraduate qualification in a biomedical field relevant to CÚRAM’s research focus with a minimum of 5 years subsequent relevant experience

  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent project and event management skills

  • Excellent report writing, presentation and IT skills

  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment

 

Qualifications: Desirable

 

  • Experience of working in a related industrial environment

  • Experience supervising/mentoring university researchers

 

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.  

 

Salary: €37,874 – €49,050 per annum

 

NB: Work permit restrictions apply to this category of post.  

 

Start date: Position is available from February 2020

 

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

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Abhay Pandit (abhay.pandit@nuigalway.ie)

 

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG-232-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Thursday 23rd January 2020.

 

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

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

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

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

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NUIG 232-19- Scientific Research Associate – MedTrain (1FTE, maternity leave cover) SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) National University of Ireland Galway