Recruitment2019-07-22T14:52:36+00:00

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.

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REPORTS TO: Project Leader

CONTRACT TYPE: Specific Purpose

SALARY SCALE: €37,223 – €48,205 p.a. pro rata (maximum starting salary in €45,540 p.a. pro rata)

WEBLINK TO SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT: http://www.ulsites.ul.ie/ces/ and https://bernalinstitute.com/

WEBLINK TO RESEARCH CENTRE: www.sspc.ie

WEBLINK TO PI’s RIS/RESEARCHGATE PROFILE: https://ulsites.ul.ie/ces/sarah-hudson-research-profile

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in cell biology or drug delivery.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

This appointment is into a team focused on the commercial exploitation of bioactive molecules for therapeutic purposes. The person would be responsible for driving the in vitro/ex vivo testing aspects of the project, including a broad spectrum of cell biology, cell health and bioavailability studies as well as protein activity and stability studies. In addition, duties will include team management and training of project personnel, development of IP strategy and long-term sustainability of the project. This appointment at the University of Limerick is part of a DTIF funded consortium led by Cala Medical.

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REPORTS TO: Project Leader

CONTRACT TYPE: Specific Purpose

SALARY SCALE: €37,223 – €48,205 p.a. pro rata (maximum starting salary in €40,661 p.a. pro rata)

WEBLINK TO SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT: http://www.ulsites.ul.ie/ces/ and https://bernalinstitute.com/

WEBLINK TO RESEARCH CENTRE: www.sspc.ie

WEBLINK TO PI’s RIS/RESEARCHGATE PROFILE: https://ulsites.ul.ie/ces/sarah-hudson-research-profile

QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in biochemistry, protein chemistry or related subject.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

This appointment at the University of Limerick is part of a DTIF funded consortium led by Cala Medical.  The appointment is into a team focused on the commercial exploitation of bioactive molecules for therapeutic purposes. The person would be responsible for recombinant protein production, protein purification and protein analysis.

In addition duties will include team management and training of project personnel, development of IP strategy and long-term sustainability of the project.

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REPORTS TO: Project Leader

CONTRACT TYPE: Specific Purpose

SALARY SCALE: €22,109 – €34,612 p.a. pro rata

WEBLINK TO SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT: http://www.ulsites.ul.ie/ces/ and https://bernalinstitute.com/

WEBLINK TO RESEARCH CENTRE: www.sspc.ie

WEBLINK TO PI’s RIS/RESEARCHGATE PROFILE: https://ulsites.ul.ie/ces/sarah-hudson-research-profile

QUALIFICATIONS: An undergraduate degree (2.1 or higher honours degree) in cell biology, biochemistry, biosciences or related discipline.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

This appointment is into a team focused on the commercial exploitation of bioactive molecules for therapeutic purposes. The person would be responsible for supporting the in vitro/ex vivo testing aspects of the project, including a broad spectrum of cell biology, cell health and bioavailability studies as well as protein activity and stability studies. This position holds the possibility to be converted to a research masters qualification if a project framework is identified early and the research output is deemed appropriate. This appointment at the University of Limerick is part of a DTIF funded consortium led by Cala Medical.

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REPORTS TO: Project Leader

CONTRACT TYPE: Specific Purpose

SALARY SCALE: €22,109 – €34,612 p.a. pro rata

WEBLINK TO SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT: http://www.ulsites.ul.ie/ces/ and https://bernalinstitute.com/

WEBLINK TO RESEARCH CENTRE: www.sspc.ie

WEBLINK TO PI’s RIS/RESEARCHGATE PROFILE: https://ulsites.ul.ie/ces/sarah-hudson-research-profile

QUALIFICATIONS: An undergraduate degree in biochemistry or related discipline.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

This appointment at the University of Limerick is part of a DTIF funded consortium led by Cala Medical. The team is focused on the commercial exploitation of bioactive molecules for therapeutic purposes.  The person would be responsible for supporting the production and characterisation of a panel of recombinant enzymes. This position holds the possibility to be converted to a research masters qualification if a project framework is identified early and the research output is deemed appropriate.

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REPORTS TO: Project Leader

CONTRACT TYPE: Specific Purpose

SALARY SCALE: €53,776 – €58,597 p.a. pro rata (maximum starting salary of €53,776 p.a. pro rata)

WEBLINK TO SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT: http://www.ulsites.ul.ie/ces/ and https://bernalinstitute.com/

WEBLINK TO RESEARCH CENTRE: www.sspc.ie

WEBLINK TO PI’s RIS/RESEARCHGATE PROFILE: https://ulsites.ul.ie/ces/sarah-hudson-research-profile

QUALIFICATIONS:  Primary degree in biochemistry, chemistry or material science.

A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in in drug delivery, formulation or protein chemistry.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

This appointment is into a team focused on the commercial exploitation of bioactive molecules for therapeutic purposes. The person would be responsible for driving the formulation aspects of the project, including a broad spectrum of protein delivery systems, cell interactions, protein immobilisation and protein activity and stability studies. In addition, duties will include team management and training of project personnel, development of IP strategy and long-term sustainability of the project. This appointment at the University of Limerick is part of a DTIF funded consortium led by Cala Medical.

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REPORTS TO: Project Leader

CONTRACT TYPE: Specific Purpose

SALARY SCALE: €65,414 – €70,200 p.a. pro rata (maximum starting salary is €67,323 p.a. pro rata)

WEBLINK TO SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT: http://www.ulsites.ul.ie/ces/ and https://bernalinstitute.com/

WEBLINK TO RESEARCH CENTRE: www.sspc.ie

WEBLINK TO PI’s RIS/RESEARCHGATE PROFILE: https://ulsites.ul.ie/ces/sarah-hudson-research-profile

QUALIFICATIONS:  Primary degree in biochemistry, chemistry or material science.

A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in in drug delivery, formulation or protein chemistry.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

This appointment at the University of Limerick is part of a DTIF funded consortium led by Cala Medical.  The senior level appointment is into a team focused on the commercial exploitation of bioactive molecules for therapeutic purposes. The person would be responsible for driving the scientific aspects of the project, including a broad spectrum of advanced protein analyses, recombinant protein production, protein immobilization, protein chemistry, biologics formulation, immune based assays including ELISA, flow cytometry.

In addition duties will include team management and training of project personnel, development of IP strategy and long-term sustainability of the project.

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REPORTS TO: Project Leader

CONTRACT TYPE: Specific Purpose

SALARY SCALE:  €37,223 – €48,205 p.a. pro rata (maximum starting salary €40,661 p.a. pro rata)

A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in mechanical engineering or related discipline. Applicants with Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline with relevant experience (minimum 5 years) in mechanical testing of composite materials, will be considered

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

Material degradation behaviour due to chemical exposure is influenced by a range of parameters including temperature, chemical concentration, duration of exposure and mechanical loading conditions. A better understanding of the chemical resistance behaviour of composite material systems (specifically fibre reinforced polymer composites) is needed to advance their use in harsh infrastructure applications. Particular applications of industrial relevance are storage tanks, access ports and waste pipes. Materials and surface coatings will be considered with a down-selection of most relevant resins and coatings to progress to characterisation. It is envisaged that coupons of composites will be manufactured using a liquid resin infusion technique. A testing framework will be developed to determine the degradation behaviour of the materials and analysis carried out. This will rely on existing testing standards (e.g. BS, ASME) where available. In addition to mechanical testing physiochemical evaluation of chemical exposed composites will be carried out (e.g. thermogravimetric analysis, TGA, and differential scanning calorimetry, DSC). Training on these techniques will be available if needed. The successful applicant will be expected to prepare reports and present on the work to academic and industrial partners. This work is funded by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland under the Technology Centre Programme. The successful applicant will be a member of a team and interact closely with industry and other research establishments in Ireland.

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The Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC) is a research centre hosted at the University of Limerick and funded by Science Foundation Ireland (total budget of over €60 million). SSPC carries out research to better understand mechanisms, control processes and predict outcomes for the efficient and environmentally sustainable production of medicines.

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship, funded by SSPC, based in the Bioelectrochemistry and Biocatalysis group in the Bernal Institute at the University of Limerick. The project, under the supervision of Prof. E. Magner, will develop flow biocatalytic reactors that can be utilised singly or in sequence to perform biochemical transformations of substrates of interest in the preparation of pharmaceutical materials

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