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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 @ierc.ie Further information on the Department is available at www.ierc.ie

30+ days agoFull-time

Researcher

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 ray.burke@tyndall.ie 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: https://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies/research/full-details-1225815-en.html

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 lynette.keeney@tyndall.ie). 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

Soil Fertility & Nutrient Response In Grass & Crops

TeagascWexford€29,732 to €39,830

Job Summary Duration: Temporary Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid contract post, the indicative duration of which is 24 months , subject to contract. A panel may be formed from which future similar vacancies may be filled; such a panel will remain active for a maximum period of 12 months. Basic Function and Background to the Role: This Research Technician position affiliated with the Farm Sustainability Tools for Efficient Nitrogen use (FaSTEN) research project. FaSTEN will develop new knowledge to improve nutrient use efficiency on farms thus reducing potential nitrogen (N) losses to water and gaseous emissions to the environment. As part of FaSTEN, the Research Technician will work with the dynamic project team (including partners at Teagasc, University College Dublin and Waterford Institute of Technology) to investigate different soil, environment and management factors affecting soil nutrient supply and nutrient recovery by different grass sward types and cereal crops. The primary role of this post will be help establish and maintain laboratory, microcosm and field based research studies on fertiliser recovery and nutrient dynamics in soil, grass & crops (in conjunction with the project researchers). The research technician will collect soil, plant, water and gas samples from these experiments and prepare them for analysis in the laboratory. They will also keep records of their work in field sites and laboratory notebooks and help to input the data collected into computer databases. The research technician will also support Teagasc to maintain high levels of health and safety as they conduct their work. The Teagasc research programme provides training for staff that enhances their experience of learning and equips them with the necessary skills for the next stage of their chosen career in research.  This project requires the appointment of a Research Technician Grade 1 position for approximately 2 years. The position is based in the Environment, Soils and Land-use Department in Johnstown Castle, Wexford. Teagasc - Johnstown Castle is Ireland’s leading research institute on the rural environment and conducts both fundamental and applied research on a wide range of subjects, e.g. nutrient efficiency, water quality, gaseous emissions, soil quality, agro-ecology, land use and organic farming. Johnstown Castle has 190 hectares of farmland and operates 3 scientific research farms. These enterprises facilitate a range of research projects at plot, field and farm level. Our programme funded by, among others, the Department of Agriculture, the Irish National Development Plan, EPA and EU. The main users of our research are farmers, farm advisors and agronomists, government departments, the Environmental Protection Agency, policy makers, development agencies and rural communities. A significant proportion of the research will be conducted in close collaboration with researchers in other institutions in Ireland, UK, the EU, USA and other countries. Job Objectives Other As this role will involve travel between Teagasc centres around the country. As this role will involve driving vehicles, candidates must satisfy and continue to satisfy during employment with Teagasc, legal requirements to drive a car unaccompanied on Irish public roads. Eligibility This is an open public competition. Should a current serving Teagasc staff member be successful in their application through open public competition for this post, their current contract of employment with Teagasc will come to an end on taking up this post.  Note: The ‘essential’ qualifications, knowledge, skills and behavioural competencies outlined above are ‘must-have’ which will be used in the selection process. Attachment: Techn_add34645-e315-4bd7-8589-f19f30a12d05.pdf

30+ days agoTemporary

General Service

Irish Defence ForcesNationwide

The Defence Forces are now accepting applications for General Service in both the Army and Naval Service. We live in a world of diversity; the Defence Forces require men and women from all backgrounds that possess a strong sense of duty, enjoy working as part of a team, and are looking for a rewarding yet challenging career. Army applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 25 years of age on the closing date for applications. Naval Service applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 27 years of age on the closing date for applications. When making an application for General Service Recruitment applicants should be aware that the areas of responsibility that applicants apply to are as follows:  1 Brigade - Cork Interview Centre Cork, Carlow, Clare, Galway, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Limerick, Offaly, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford 2 Brigade - Dublin / DFTC Curragh Interview Centre Dublin, Cavan, Donegal, Kildare, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Roscommon, Sligo, Westmeath and Wicklow. Where possible we will facilitate applicants to conduct fitness testing & interview at a location closest to their home. Read more about being an  Army Recruit Read more about being a  Naval Service Recruit Applications will only be accepted online. Make your Application Now

30+ days agoFull-time

General Service

Irish Defence ForcesIreland

The Defence Forces are now accepting applications for General Service in both the Army and Naval Service. We live in a world of diversity; the Defence Forces require men and women from all backgrounds that possess a strong sense of duty, enjoy working as part of a team, and are looking for a rewarding yet challenging career. Army applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 25 years of age on the closing date for applications. Naval Service applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 27 years of age on the closing date for applications. When making an application for General Service Recruitment applicants should be aware that the areas of responsibility that applicants apply to are as follows:  1 Brigade - Cork Interview Centre Cork, Carlow, Clare, Galway, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Limerick, Offaly, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford 2 Brigade - Dublin / DFTC Curragh Interview Centre Dublin, Cavan, Donegal, Kildare, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Roscommon, Sligo, Westmeath and Wicklow. Where possible we will facilitate applicants to conduct fitness testing & interview at a location closest to their home. Read more about being an Army Recruit >> Read more about being a Naval Service Recruit

30+ days ago

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 IETalentmanagement@irishrail.ie. 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

Accommodation Assistant

Maldron Hotel WexfordWexford

Accommodation Assistant – Maldron Hotel Wexford We have a fantastic new vacancy for Accommodation Assistant in the excellent Maldron Hotel Wexford. Objective of the Role Reporting to the Accommodation Supervisor, the Accommodation Assistant will execute housekeeping duties for the hotel including preparing rooms for guests and ensuring our general areas are maintained to the highest standard. Key Duties and Responsibilities About our culture: Dalata Hotel Group – Ireland’s largest hotel group has a number of exciting positions on the horizon. As Dalata continues to grow and expand in Ireland and the UK it’s more important than ever to have the right team alongside us, in the near future we will be opening the doors of new hotels creating many jobs and investing millions in the Irish and UK economy. We lead through our Dalata values of “Our People, Our Fairness, Our Service and Our Individuality”. If you have the right attitude and energy you will have great opportunities to progress within the group. Our company is a place where you can do great things – individually and as a team. You will have the opportunity to develop your talent, be recognised and rewarded for your commitment and pursue a fulfilling career. We also have a number of unique and recognised training programmes to aid your professional and personal development and pride ourselves on creating an objective, supportive and fair working environment for our employees. Dalata Hotel Group Plc is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

30+ days agoPermanent

Crew Member

McDonald'sWexford

30+ days ago
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