Bernal Recruitment

The Bernal Institute creates an excellent doctoral training environment, and overall a conducive mentoring environment that attracts top class graduate students and postdocs to our research clusters.  We prioritise talent development to support our people to become national and global influencers in their field.

Closing date: Thursday 09 December 2021

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Project Leader

SALARY SCALE: €51,697 – €73,501 p.a. pro rata

WEBLINK TO SSPC SFI Research Centre:  https://sspc.ie/

Informal enquiries regarding the post may be directed to:
Dr Sarah Hayes
Chief Operating Officer
SSPC
University of Limerick
Email: sarah.hayes@ul.ie

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The SSPC Management team is headed by the SSPC Chief Operating Officer (COO). The Education, Training and Public Engagement Manager (ETPEM) is a member of this management/administrative function.

The Education, Training and Public Engagement Manager will have responsibility for developing and implementing the Centre education and outreach programme. The ETPEM will be responsible for both educational and industrial outreach activities.

Further information is available here

Closing date: Thursday 09 December 2021

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Project Leader

SALARY SCALE: €51,697 – €73,501 p.a. pro rata

WEBLINK TO SSPC SFI Research Centre:  https://sspc.ie/

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The SSPC operations team is headed by the SSPC COO. The SSPC Business Development & Commercialisation Manager (BDM) is a member of this management/administrative function. The role of the BDM is to work with the SSPC community to identify new industry members, projects and training opportunities aligned with the SSPC Phase 2 research programme. The role requires significant understanding of academic capabilities and project structures within and industry requirements from the centre. The role will involve significant travel to partner institutions in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Waterford and Maynooth. The BDM will work closely with the COO and the industry engagement manager (IEM) with a view to establishing future targeted projects and to gain appropriate financial support from the industrial partners to fund these. The role may also involve international travel to represent SSPC. The successful candidate will adopt a service dominant logic approach to engagement with industrial partners to help define future more novel engagements between existing and new SSPC industry and academic partners. The BDM will be responsible for negotiation and execution on contract agreements in partnership with relevant host institutes.

Informal enquiries regarding the post may be directed to:
Dr Sarah Hayes
Chief Operating Officer
SSPC
University of Limerick
Email: sarah.hayes@ul.ie

Further information is available here

Closing date: Thursday 02 December 2021

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Project Leader

SALARY SCALE: €39,044 – €56,766 p.a. pro rata

WEBLINK TO SSPC SFI Research Centre:  https://sspc.ie/

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The SSPC, The SFI Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals Management team is headed by the SSPC Chief Operating Officer (COO). The Reporting, Compliance & Accounts Manager is a member of this management/administrative function.

This Reporting, Compliance & Accounts Manager will be responsible for project managing post award reporting tasks for SSPC Phase 2 and associated KPIs. The post will manage reporting and compliance on behalf of the Centre and ensuring that all post award obligations are met. Given the scale of SSPC in terms of affiliated researchers, industry and other interested stakeholders, this person will be tasked with regularly liaising with the entire SSPC community to ensure the timely delivery of all required tasks/reports. They will be responsible for monitoring existing systems and implementing new reporting ones, where necessary. The Reporting, Compliance & Accounts Manager will be responsible for maintaining the Centre profile on the SFI Database – SESAME, as well as liaising with SSPC researchers to ensure individual profiles comply with SFI reporting policies. The Reporting, Compliance & Accounts Manager will work with the COO to develop a reporting and compliance strategy that will further develop the Centre’s reputation as a compliant, transparent and accountable research organisation.

Informal enquiries regarding the post may be directed to:
Dr Sarah Hayes
Chief Operating Officer
SSPC
University of Limerick
Email: sarah.hayes@ul.ie

Further information is available here

Closing date: Thursday 02 December 2021

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Project Leader

SALARY SCALE: €39,132- €50,529 p.a. pro rata (maximum starting salary €39,132 p.a. pro rata)

WEBLINK TO SSPC SFI Research Centre:  https://sspc.ie/

WEBLINK TO PI’s RIS/RESEARCHGATE PROFILE: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sarah-Hayes-34

 This position is subject to Garda Vetting and Foreign Police Clearance. If you have resided outside Ireland for a cumulative period of 36 months or more over the age of 18 years you must furnish a Foreign Police Clearance (FPC) from the country or countries of residence. Please note; any costs incurred in this process will be borne by the candidate.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) completed, in science education or related discipline (candidates at final stages of completion may be considered, please give date of viva)

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics (MLAL), part of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick, engages in teaching and research across a wide range of subjects whose common concern is the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of a range of languages and their associated cultures. The Linguistics & TESOL section within MLAL, specialises in the area of applied linguistics with particular focus on the role of language in society, language and media, features of spoken and written discourse, language variety, teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and language teacher education in TESOL. Other related specialisms are English for specific purposes, English for academic purposes and English as a medium of instruction. Our applied linguistics and TESOL modules are available on a number of undergraduate (BA Arts, BA Applied Languages) and post-graduate (MA TESOL, MA Applied Linguistics, structured PhD in TESOL) programmes. Faculty from the Linguistics & TESOL section also provide programmes to support development of the academic literacies of international postgraduate students and contribute to pre-service teacher education on the Professional Masters in Education (PME) at UL.

SSPC, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Pharmaceutical Research Centre, hosted by the University of Limerick, is a global hub of pharmaceutical process innovation and advanced manufacturing. The SSPC leads the way for next generation drug manufacture and spans the entire pharmaceutical production chain from synthesis of the molecule, to the isolation of the material, and the formulation of the medicine. The aim of the SSPC is to deliver industry relevant solutions, which result in job growth and retention within the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland.

The successful candidate will develop the research on informal and non formal engagement in STEM  and support the management and administration of joint EU projects (ESTA and DiSSI). The focus of the work will be to develop evidence-based strategies for greater inclusion in science, focusing on cultural diversity, linguistic heterogeneity, curricula designed to help science teachers promote inclusion and diversity in science classrooms and in informal/non-formal settings. The results of this project will be applicable across a wide variety of settings, and the development of new methods and curricula will be a key enabler for future inclusive teaching and learning practices in science. These new methods should be reported at peer-reviewed conference/journal level.

Informal enquiries regarding the post may be directed to:

Dr Sarah Hayes
Chief Operating Officer
SSPC
University of Limerick
Email: sarah.hayes@ul.ie

Further information is available here

Closing date: Thursday 02 December 2021

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Project Leader

SALARY SCALE: €39,132- €50,529 p.a. pro rata (maximum starting salary €43,190 p.a. pro rata)

WEBLINK TO SSPC SFI Research Centre:  https://sspc.ie/

WEBLINK TO PI’s RIS/RESEARCHGATE PROFILE: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sarah-Hayes-34

 This position is subject to Garda Vetting and Foreign Police Clearance. If you have resided outside Ireland for a cumulative period of 36 months or more over the age of 18 years you must furnish a Foreign Police Clearance (FPC) from the country or countries of residence. Please note; any costs incurred in this process will be borne by the candidate.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) completed, in science education or related discipline (candidates at final stages of completion may be considered, please give date of viva)

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

SSPC, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Pharmaceutical Research Centre, hosted by the University of Limerick, is a Global Hub of Pharmaceutical Process innovation and advanced manufacturing. The SSPC leads the way for next generation drug manufacture and spans the entire pharmaceutical production chain from synthesis of the molecule, to the isolation of the material, and the formulation of the medicine. The aim of the SSPC is to deliver industry relevant solutions, which result in job growth and retention within the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland.

The successful candidate will develop the research on practitioner professional development and informal and non-formal engagement in STEM and support the management and administration of EU project (DiSSI). The focus of the work will be to develop evidence-based strategies for greater inclusion in science, focusing on cultural diversity, linguistic heterogeneity, curricula designed to help science teachers promote inclusion and diversity in science classrooms and in informal/non-formal settings.  The results of this project will be applicable across a wide variety of settings, and the development of new methods and curricula will be a key enabler for future inclusive teaching and learning practices in science. These new methods should be reported at peer-reviewed conference/journal level.

Informal enquiries regarding the post may be directed to:

Dr Sarah Hayes
Chief Operating Officer
SSPC
University of Limerick
Email: sarah.hayes@ul.ie

Further information is available here

Closing date: Tuesday 07 December 2021

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Project Leader

SALARY SCALE: €39,132- €50,529 p.a. pro rata (maximum starting salary €43,190 p.a. pro rata)

WEBLINK TO PI’s RIS/RESEARCHGATE PROFILE:https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ursel-Bangert-2

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in physics, materials science or related discipline

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The successful candidate will be working on a project entitled ‘Pushing the frontiers of next generation nanoelectronics and energy storage by establishing, tailoring and exploiting the functionalities of novel materials: 2-D ferroelectrics and their domains and dynamic 1-D domain walls (POLARIS)’, funded via the Horizon 2020 Frontiers for the Future program. The project is aimed at establishing and investigating the potential and properties of novel (recently discovered) 2-D materials, i.e., 2-D ferroelectrics, to improve and advance materials systems for functionalities in nano(opto)electronics, leading to the expansion of, e.g., storage capacities by shrinking electronic devices down to quantum levels, and also to the improvement of energy storage and harvesting procedures, thus making a significant contribution to global challenges in the area of nano-devices. The aspired 2-D ferroelectrics functionalities in this project have so far not been achieved and devices employing these functionalities constitute a truly first.

The tasks will be to create, tailor and assess 2-D ferro-electrics. This will require atomic-scale knowledge and characterisation of these materials, which will be achieved via high resolution transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and spectroscopy using UL’s unique, advanced transmission electron microscopy suite (in its constellation currently one of a handful in the world). An experienced researcher with profound expertise in imaging and characterising nano- and 2-D materials, is required. Expertise in imaging, using double aberration corrected, monochromated TEM and STEM (scanning transmission electron microscopy), also including in-situ imaging, as well energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS), is needed. Expertise in using double aberration corrected, monochromated TEM is also required. Expertise in focused ion beam (FIB)/SEM as well as in atomic force and piezo force microscopy (AFM and PF) is desirable. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Physics or Materials Science in the areas of advanced microscopy with at least two publications in high impact journals in the area of transmission electron microscopy. Ideally they will have some experience in project management. They will also be expected to assist the PI in the management of the project, industry liaison, supervision of PhD students and development of new research proposals

Further information is available here

Closing date: Thursday 02 December 2021

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Project Leader

SALARY SCALE: €39,132 – €50,529 p.a. pro rata (maximum starting salary €39,132 p.a. pro rata)

WEBLINK TO PI’s RIS/RESEARCHGATE PROFILE: https://www.ul.ie/scieng/dr-george-barreto

LAB WEBLINK: http://www.barretolab.org

Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in neurosciences, neurobiology or neuropharmacology or related discipline

DESCRIPTION:

Research

  • Contribute to the research programme of the Department under general guidance of Dr George Barreto.
  • Define research objectives and proposals for own (or joint) research in line with research strategy of the project.
  • Conduct individual and/or collaborative research projects in a variety of settings (laboratory, creative performance, field, clinical setting).
  • Determine appropriate methodologies for research, with advice and support as appropriate.
  • Assess research findings for the need/scope for further investigations/commercial exploitation.
  • Translate knowledge of advances in the subject area into research activity.

Further information is available here

Closing date: Thursday 02 December 2021

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Project Leader

SALARY SCALE: €27,109 – €36,422 p.a. pro rata (maximum starting salary €27,109 p.a. pro rata)

WEBLINK TO PI’s RIS/RESEARCHGATE PROFILE: https://www.ul.ie/scieng/dr-george-barreto

LAB WEBLINK: http://www.barretolab.org

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s (Level 8 NFQ) or Master’s (Level 9 NFQ) degree in bioscience, biomedical sciences, neurosciences, or related programme.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

 To produce and characterise in vitro primary cell cultures for drugs testing.

Further information is available here

Closing date: Wednesday 08 December 2021

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Project Leader

SALARY SCALE: €39,132 – €50,529 p.a. pro rata (maximum starting salary €41,525 p.a. pro rata)

WEBLINK TO SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT: https://www.ul.ie/scieng/schools-and-departments/school-natural-sciences/department-chemical-sciences

WEBLINK TO RESEARCH CENTRE: www.sspc.ie

Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in crystallisation of pharmaceutical drugs or related area.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The candidate will establish the feasibility of scaling up a drug nanoparticle production isolation and stabilisation technology and determine its potential as a commercial formulation pathway for active pharmaceutical ingredients. The candidate will determine the technology readiness level of the innovation, expand on the applications of the innovation, and identify further commercialisation opportunities for the innovation.

Further information is available here