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Research Assistant In Biobased And Biodegradable Polymers

Trinity College DublinIreland

Post Title: Research Assistant in biobased and Biodegradable Polymers Post Status: 1 year Specific Purpose Contract – Full-time . Research Group / Department / School: Polymeric Materials and NanoComposites group (PMNC), AMBER Centre, School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin Location: CRANN Institute and School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland Reports to: Prof. Ramesh Babu Salary: Appointment will be made on the Point 1-2of the IUA Salary Scale] at a point in line with Government Pay Policy [€22,609 to €23,585 per annum], appointment will be made no higher than point [3] Hours of Work: Closing Date: 12 Noon (GMT), [25th September 2020] Post Summary Polymeric Materials and Nanocomposite (PMNC) group ( at TCD, is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral research fellow to develop biodegradable polymer composites suitable for packaging applications, which are completely recyclable, compostable and biodegradable. This is an exciting opportunity to work on real world problem of plastic waste and designing of circular plastics. The project BioPost funded by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Ireland and the project aim is to develop sustainable environmentally friendly plastics using commercially available and indigenous novel biodegradable polymers that are suitable for packaging applications and evaluate their end-of-life options; separation from mixed plastic waste, recyclability, compostability and biodegradability under standard industrial conditions. Overview of the Role:  The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in interdisciplinary research project on developing biodegradable polymer composites for packaging applications. This project will involve processing of biodegradable polymers using melt extrusion and characterisation of polymers for using various analytical techniques. Specifically, the candidate will be responsible for processing of polymers using lab scale and pilot scale extruders along with research team. Standard Duties and Responsibilities of the Post The core tasks are as follows:

30+ days agoFull-time

Researchers In Photonics Marie-Curie H2020 COFUND

University College CorkIreland

MWA-01 Researchers in Photonics Marie-Curie H2020 COFUND Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term The Irish Photonics Integration Centre (IPIC) is emerging as one of Europe’s top research centres in photonics integration, incorporating the expertise of 18 Principal Investigators (PIs) covering topics from photonics theory through to full system development, i.e. the full technology development cycle where the underpinning sciences are explored in parallel to the development and fabrication of novel prototype devices and systems. IPIC is focused on training Europe’s future photonics research leaders and is currently hosting SPARKLE ; an innovative inter-sectoral training, career development and mobility fellowship programme. It is co-funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action COFUND programme and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) offering 27 x two year postdoctoral fellowships . Positions are open to experienced researchers of any nationality, resident anywhere in the world, seeking a prestigious career development path in the field of photonics research and innovation. Fellows will be based in Ireland at one of the following IPIC Academic partner locations: Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, National University of Ireland Galway or Cork Institute of Technology. Applicants choose freely their research topic (within the remit of IPIC), supervisor, academic host organisation and the secondment company (provided the company is relevant to the fellow’s research project and their career development). Research Themes of IPIC Include: Biomedical Optical Communications Monolithic and Heterogeneous Integrations Packaging and Hybrid Integrations Sparkle will provide fellows with: Essential Criteria Eligibility of Applicants: The fellowships are targeted at experienced researchers where the researcher must be in possession of a doctoral degree OR have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience in academia or industry. International mobility is a core element of the SPARKLE programme, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity, such as work or study, in the Republic of Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the deadline date of the open call. The only exception is for individuals who are reintegrating into Europe or restarting their research career: in this case, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Ireland for more than 3 of the previous 5 years. Eligibility of Project Proposal: To be considered admissible, the proposals must meet all criteria listed in the candidate information pack on the SPARKLE website. Secondment Requirement: Secondment to a suitable industry partner, located anywhere in the world is a mandatory requirement of the SPARKLE fellowship and must be relevant to the applicant’s project and career development. The duration of the secondment will be between 3 to 6 months and can be a single period or divided into shorter mobility periods. The second open call closing date for applications is 30 September, 2020. Subsequent calls: January 31st 2021 (12noon) May 31st 2021 (12noon) September 30th 2021 (12noon) Fellows will receive a gross salary (living and mobility expenses included) of €40,000 per annum and those with a family will receive €45,400 per annum.

30+ days agoFull-time

Professor Of Applied Mathematics

Maynooth UniversityIreland

Maynooth University’s Hamilton Institute promotes interdisciplinary research spanning applied mathematics, computer science, engineering, and statistics. It aims to bridge the gap between theory and its application in science and technology. It boasts over thirty-five affiliated faculty drawn from departments across the university, and currently hosts six internationally recognised research teams working in applied probability, data privacy, molecular computing, telecommunications, and statistics and machine learning. It has strong links to a broad range of national research centres, including the SFI Research Centres CONNECT, iCRAG, I-FORM, INSIGHT and LERO. It hosts European Research Council, Science Foundation Ireland, and EU Horizon 2020 grants. It co-hosts the €22M Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research Training in the Foundations of Data Science, which offers a steady stream of funded PhD studentships and pre-existing relationships with industry and enterprise to cognate faculty. ( The Institute’s commitment to real applications work is reflected in its long history of industry links. It’s commitment to research excellence is reflected in its research output, active links with leading international research groups (at Harvard University, Imperial College London, Institute Curie, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and many others), and consistently high ratings in external quality reviews carried out over the last 20 years as part of research project assessments and university governance. The Institute hosts a sizeable PhD cohort, has an active international visitor programme, and organises a number of high-profile international workshops each year. Maynooth University’s objective with this appointment is to further strengthen the institute and bolster the University’s reputation for interdisciplinary research and innovation in this space. Hamilton Professors, who have a co-appointment with a university department, avail of dedicated research space and laboratories in a superb new building completed in 2016, which also hosts research activities of the Departments of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering. The Role  Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued. Professors will be expected to provide significant intellectual leadership through demonstrated research excellence, a commitment to education, and an ability to provide effective leadership and management within the Institute and the University. The role will be focussed on research for an initial period of three years.  Applications will be welcomed from outstanding researchers with a background in any of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering or Statistics, and a track record of high achievement in areas related to any of the following is desirable:

30+ days ago

Research Assistant

University College CorkIreland

BOR- 03 Research Assistant - Software Contract: Full Time/Specified Purpose Role Summary The International Energy Research Centre (IERC), hosted at Tyndall National Institute (TNI) is recruiting for the role of research assistant with a focus on software development for the Software for Integrated Energy Research Application (SIERRA) team. The role will work on projects both internally and externally funded, therefore, the optimal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. An honours degree in computer science, software development, or related discipline is a must. An MSc is preferred. The research assistant role will work under the direction of the Senior Researcher on the SIERRA team on one or more research projects. Ke y Responsibilities This is a full-time, specified purpose position with the IERC, starting at appointment and tied to available funding. The IERC is an equal opportunity employer supporting a collaborative and creative working environment.  This position may be appointed on the IUA Scales for Research Assistants €22,609-€35,218. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy. Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Brian O Regan at brian.oregan Further information on the Department is available at

30+ days agoFull-time


University College CorkIreland

RB-4 Researcher in Biophotonics Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term Biophotonics@Tyndall was established three years ago as a collaborative research programme based at the Tyndall National Institute led by Professor Stefan Andersson-Engels. The Group’s focus will be to form close collaborations with clinicians, research centers and companies to accelerate biophotonics technology and rapidly deliver breakthrough technologies into the hands of health-care providers. Using photonics as a driver for the faster development and deployment of more accurate, less invasive diagnostic and treatment methods for cancer and other diseases. The new programme has been formed by the Tyndall National Institute, the Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC) and University College Cork, under a €5M award from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) professorship award.  Additional industry and EU funded research projects have been secured by the team in the area of fetal monitoring during labor based on diffuse reflectance pulse oximetry and surgical guidance and tissue identification for tumor margin detection. This role will focus on one of these projects but will be fully integrated in the biophotonics team at Tyndall. The candidate is expected to be academic, creative, self-motivated, and should help create an efficient and friendly atmosphere within the Biophotonics team and beyond to all teams at IPIC and Tyndall. These positions will offer great opportunities for learning and to become internationally visible as the successful candidates will be part of building a new center for biophotonics with a potential to become a key player in the field. Reporting to Ray Burke Senior Technology Manager for Bio photonics, the researcher will conduct specified pieces of research as directed. The role of the researcher will be mainly, but not exclusively, to provide optical design and algorithm development support to the biophotonics team and carry out strategic research activities as planned. The researcher will be expected to participate fully in collaborative projects. Key responsibilities will include: All aspects of the proposed project, including hardware development, detectors, optical design, software development, data acquisition and analysis, communication and collaboration with the industrial and clinical partners. Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Ray Burke at Appointment may be made on the Postdoctoral Researcher Scale €37,873 - €45,041. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

30+ days agoFull-time

2 PhD Studentship Positions

University College CorkIreland

Project summary Personal Voice Assistants (PVAs) such as Amazon Echo, Siri or Google Home are now commonplace and are increasingly used for interaction with phones, tablets, PCs and smart environments such as automated homes or cars. PVAs collect sensitive information such as conversations and sound cues and are used to access important computer systems requiring access control. The project PVASec: Personal Voice Assistant Security and Privacy aims to advance our understanding of security and privacy issues in the PVA context. The project will make contributions in four closely related work areas: (i) PVA Privacy: methods for recording consent management, methods for recording tracking, new insights into information disclosure; (ii) PVA Security: methods for speaker authentication, methods to detect voice command injection; (iii) PVA Denial of Service (DoS): analysis of acoustic DoS and design of detection methods and countermeasures; (iv) PVA Acoustic Sensing: acoustic sensing approaches, detection and countermeasures for acoustic sensing. In this regard, we are now seeking to fill two PhD Studentship positions, one aligned with research area (iii) PVA Denial of Service and the other with area (iv) PVA Acoustic Sensing. The appointed persons will be expected to make contributions to the progress of the project, working closely with the Principal Investigator Professor Utz Roedig, Post-Doctoral Researchers and with academic and industry collaborators. We seek applications from candidates with expertise and interest in areas such as cybersecurity, Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), signal processing or acoustic localisation. Ideal candidates will also have experience of experimental methods, laboratory testbeds and systems programming. The PhD students will work together with two Post-Doctoral researchers, forming a new research group with focus on PVA security and privacy. The School of Computer Science & IT (CSIT) at UCC is part of three major Irish SFI-funded research centres, CONNECT - Centre for Future Networks & Communications, Insight - Centre for Data Analytics, Lero - Irish Software Research Centre and it is also hosting two large doctoral training centres (ADVANCE and INSIGHT). CSIT has an active cybersecurity research group working across these centres and the new research positions will be part of this growing research community at UCC. Applicants should hold a good honours undergraduate or Masters degree in computer science, computer engineering, telecommunications, or other relevant research areas. Ideally, applicants will be able to demonstrate an interest in both theoretical analysis and practical system design, with a keen interest in cybersecurity, signal processing, machine learning, automatic speech recognition, acoustics, localization and related areas.  For further details on these studentships please refer to:

30+ days ago

PhD Studentship

University College CorkIreland

LK-03: PhD Studentship - Synthesis and optimisation of multiferroic thin film materials for next generation data storage. Contract Type: Full-time/Fixed Term Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork invites applications for a 4 year PhD position to begin on October 1st 2020. The project will involve the synthesis and characterisation of thin film materials with electric and magnetic properties (multiferroic materials) for potential data/memory storage applications. This stimulating PhD studentship is part of Dr. Keeney and Dr. Nolan’s SFI Frontiers for the Future project. As miniaturisation of electronic devices continues, existing memory technologies are approaching their physical storage limitations. Multiferroic materials, possessing simultaneous ferroelectric and ferromagnetic memory states, have been road-mapped as leading contenders for enabling beyond CMOS data storage, whereby coupling between the ferroelectric and ferromagnetic states permits energy-efficient switching of memory states and enhanced logic densities. The unique advantage of these advanced materials is that a technology that exploits simultaneous ferroelectric and ferromagnetic memory states allows for multi-state storage devices. No such devices presently exist however as single-phase room temperature multiferroics are exceedingly rare and their material properties are currently limited. Therefore the design and development of a room temperature multiferroic material was a significant output of our recent research. The overarching aim of this project is to advance the state of the art in this material system to demonstrate that it can be exploited for future data storage applications. Earlier work focused on non-epitaxial 100nm films. The grand challenge now facing the MFs community is demonstrating whether these unique multiferroic properties persist at the thicknesses required for nano-electronics, sub-10nm epitaxially grown. We now know that a key driver for ferromagnetic behaviour is ordering of the magnetic cations within the structure, and the focus of this project is on optimising magnetic cation ordering in thin films synthesized on epitaxial substrates to ensure well defined MF films with the correct orientation and strain levels.  Key Duties and Responsibilities The project aims to synthesis high quality, ultra-thin (sub-10nm) multiferroic materials and to investigate the key parameters responsible for optimum and reproducible multiferroic response. The PhD student will focus on fabrication of layered-structured Aurivillius phase thin films on suitable substrates by industrially realisable direct liquid injection chemical vapour deposition (DLI-CVD) techniques. This will enable subsequent investigations of the micro-structural characteristics, ferroelectric, ferromagnetic properties and magnetoelectric coupling mechanisms by the student as a function of composition, fabrication technique and substrate type/orientation. X-ray diffraction analysis of their structural properties will be key to the investigations along with piezoresponse force microscopy investigations of their electric, magnetic and magnteoelectric properties. Collaboration with internal and external researchers will be an important part of the project as well as disseminating results in peer-reviewed publications and at national and international conferences. Essential Criteria Informal enquiries concerning this studentship can be made to: Dr. Lynette Keeney (email An annual student stipend of €18,500 applies for this successful candidate for this position. Yearly University Academic Fees will paid by the Tyndall National Institute.

30+ days agoFull-time

Radiation Therapist


Post Specific Related Please ensure you download, save and read the Job Specification, Additional Campaign Information as well the Application Form. All of these documents are located at the bottom of this advertisement. We strongly recommend that you read the Job Specification before completing your application form. Full details on this campaign plus the answers to many queries such as: Am I eligible to apply? Where are the posts? What will my salary be? If I apply what happens next? are available in the document Additional Campaign Information for this recruitment campaign. We strongly recommend that you read the information in this document carefully before making an application. Take time to read through the various sections, which take you through the process from beginning to end. Location Saolta University Health Care Group It is proposed that the panel formed from these interviews will fill all permanent and temporary full time and part time Radiation Therapist vacancies that may arise within Galway University Hospitals Proposed Interview Date Candidates will normally be given at least one weeks’ notice of interview. The timescale may be reduced in exceptional circumstances HSE Area HSE West Category Health and Social Care Professionals Informal Enquiries Stephen Coyne, Radiation Therapy Service Manager, Galway University Hospitals Email: Application Details This is a rolling recruitment campaign meaning there is no set closing date. Completed application to be returned by email to or by post to The Group Recruitment & Retention Office, Room 53, 1st Floor, Clinical & Administration Building (Block A) Merlin Park University Hospital, Galway Contract Type Permanent Wholetime

30+ days agoFull-timePart-time

Finance Graduate Programme 2021

Irish RailNationwide

Building on our successful Finance Graduate programme this year, Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail is currently recruiting candidates graduating with their primary degrees in Finance in 2021. This is an opportunity tailored to meeting the needs of ambitious graduates looking to launch their finance careers with a dynamic industry leader and CIMA accredited employer. At Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail, we really do value our people. We believe in recognising, supporting and nurturing those with both the aptitude and attitude to succeed. Our exciting three-year programme has been designed to help you develop the skills to accelerate your personal growth and career progression through a blended learning approach. Successful candidates will secure structured placements within the finance Departments of our three main businesses: Railway Operations, Railway Infrastructure and Shared Services. They will have the opportunity to master a suite of business analytics tools, be assigned a dedicated mentor, broaden their experience in all IÉ business units and receive a full review and appraisal at the end of the placement. Benefits: Apply Candidates will be screened using a high potential ability test with those shortlisted to the next stage participating in a skype interview. If you are interested in applying for the programme, please click here to email your Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to This cover letter should outline in 500 words how you meet what we are looking for. Closing date for applications is the Wednesday 7th October

30+ days agoGraduate

Qa Systems Analytics Manager

AbbottGalway, Connaught, Galway

About Abbott At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.  Description The position is within our Abbott Rapid Diagnostics. The Complaint Management area is the primary post-marketing surveillance tool for ARDx IDEM globally. The function of the area is to identify and coordinate product improvement efforts through investigation of customer complaints. Complaints are investigated for the assigned businesses. The area manages complaint information, analyzes complaint and retains product samples, identifies complaint trends, initiates CAPA projects, responds to complainants and maintains complaint files. The area tracks, trends and analyzes complaint information so that corrective actions can be initiated and implemented to improve Abbott products and the associated customer experience. Through this process, sales loss can be avoided, and market share can be increased. As a Manager of Data Analytics within QA, the individual in this role uses his/her technical expertise and in-depth understanding of data analytics to collect, process, analyze and communicate quality related data. The role is critical in sustaining QA's ability to appropriately analyze data, detect potential signals for product on market (globally) and to understand and use the data to drive quality related decisions. This job description will be reviewed periodically and is subject to change by management.  Responsibilities and Duties

30+ days ago
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