Vacancies


Postdoctoral Researcher

Achieving Scientific Excellence and Impact in Ireland: The Role of Talent and Human Capital Management in National Science Foundations.

Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change, NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG 031-18

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position at the level of Postdoctoral Researcher at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The successful candidate will be part of the project team on a project entitled Achieving Scientific Excellence and Impact in Ireland: The Role of Talent and Human Capital Management in National Science Foundations. The project is funded under Science Foundation Ireland’s Science Policy Research Programme. This position is available from May 2018 for an initial three years, with the possibility of extension subject to project success and funding acquisition.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work in a team under the supervision of Dr Alma McCarthy. The project will employ a cross-national research design with data from a number of small advanced economies and large economies to research, develop and evaluate a talent acquisition, management and development model for Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). The project will assist SFI to meet its Agenda 2020 objectives through efficient and effective talent management so that it can positively impact Ireland’s research capacity, infrastructure and impact

Duties:

  • Empirical data collection and analysis using appropriate qualitative and quantitative statistical techniques
  • Contribute to the writing of research papers for publication in top-level outlets
  • Publish in top-tier outlets in the human resource management field
  • Actively participate in new research funding opportunities, such as the development and writing of research proposals
  • Work with international research collaborators and team members
  • Contribute to the management and reporting requirements of the project.

Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or near completion) in human resource management, industrial/organisational psychology or other relevant discipline
  • Record of publication in human resource management, industrial/organisational psychology or other relevant discipline
  • Evidence of excellent research skills
  • Evidence of excellent data analysis skills
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrable evidence of research project management
  • Evidence of awareness of the research environment and the various grant sources and application mechanisms
  • Strong coordination, organisational and project management skills
  • Be a motivated self-starter, as well as being focused and exacting in their work ethic.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with advanced statistical analysis techniques including quantitative data analysis
  • Good record of service to, and participation in, the academic community
  • Good dissemination skills targeting non-academic audiences (industry-focused)
  • Track record of designing, developing and managing research projects
  • Track record of securing external funding
  • Supervision/co-supervision of post-graduate students.

Salary Scale: €36,854 – €39,319 per annum.

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. Additional opportunities for training may be available with international collaborators on this project.

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

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

Further information on Whitaker Institute can be found at http://whitakerinstitute.ie/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Alma McCarthy, National University of Ireland Galway – alma.mccarthy@nuigalway.ie (Tel. +353 91 492 846)

 

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 Chloe Graham:

chloe.graham@nuigalway.ie Please put reference number NUIG 031-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications: 5.00pm Monday, 5th March 2018

Start date: May 2018.

Interviews are planned to be held on the 20th/21st March 2018.

 

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 research vacancies are listed on the NUI Galway Human Resources website


Postdoctoral Researcher

The Impact of International Star Scientists on Irish Science

Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change, NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG 029-18

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position at the level of Postdoctoral Researcher at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The successful candidate will be part of the project team on a project entitled The Impact of International Star Scientists on Irish Science. The project is funded under Science Foundation Ireland’s Science Policy Research Programme. This position is available from May 2018 for an initial three years, with the possibility of extension subject to project success and funding acquisition.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work in a team of postdoctoral researchers and PhD students under the supervision of Professor John McHale. The team’s research focus will be the study of the recruitment of star scientists on the performance of Irish science. Comparisons with other high-income small open economies will also be undertaken. Among the outcomes of interest are the direct effects of the star on institutional performance, indirect effects on the productivity of colleagues, implications for subsequent recruitment, and impacts on collaboration patterns. The implications of the findings for the development of Irish science research policy will be explored.

The post-holder must have excellent econometric/statistical skills and experience working with large datasets. Experience with using text analytics to develop datasets based on text records would be a strong advantage. The successful candidate will be expected to assist in the overall management of the programme.

Duties:

  • Assembly of datasets
  • Econometric/statistical analysis of datasets
  • Contribute to the writing of research papers for publication in top-level outlets
  • Contribute to the writing of funding proposals
  • Contribute to programme management

Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics, statistics or other relevant discipline
  • Record of publication in in economics, research policy or related disciplines
  • Evidence of excellent econometric/statistical skills
  • Demonstrable experience working with large datasets
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Evidence of research project management
  • Evidence of awareness of the research environment and the various grant sources and application mechanisms
  • Strong coordination, organisational and management skills
  • Be a motivated self-starter, as well as being focused and exacting in their work ethic.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with text analytics and related technologies
  • Good record of service to, and participation in, the academic community.
  • Good dissemination skills targeting non-academic audiences (industry-focused).
  • Track record of designing, developing and managing research projects
  • Track record of securing external funding
  • Experience of leading and managing a research group
  • Supervision/co-supervision of post-graduate students.

Start date: 1st May 2018 (or the soonest possible date thereafter)

Salary Scale: €36,854 – €39,319 per annum. 

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. Additional Opportunities for training may be available with international collaborators on this project.

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

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

Further information on Whitaker Institute can be found at http://whitakerinstitute.ie/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor John McHale, National University of Ireland Galway – john.mchale@nuigalway.ie (Tel. 091 494076)

 

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 Chloe Graham: chloe.graham@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 029-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Monday 5th March 2018.

Interviews are planned to be held on the 21st/22ndof March 2018.

 

 

 

 

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.

 


Postdoctoral Researcher

The Impact of International Star Scientists on Irish Science.

Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change, NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG 030-18

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position at the level of Postdoctoral Researcher at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The successful candidate will be part of the project team on a project entitled The Impact of International Star Scientists on Irish Science. The project is funded under Science Foundation Ireland’s Science Policy Research Programme. This position is available from May 2018 for an initial three years, with the possibility of extension subject to project success and funding acquisition

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work in a team of postdoctoral researchers and PhD students under the supervision of Professor John McHale. The team’s research focus will be the study of the recruitment of star scientists on the performance of Irish science. Comparisons with other high-income small open economies will also be undertaken. Among the outcomes of interest are the direct effects of the star on institutional performance, indirect effects on the productivity of colleagues, implications for subsequent recruitment, and impacts on collaboration patterns. The implications of the findings for the development of Irish science research policy will be explored.

The post-holder will have excellent econometric/statistical skills including for the analysis of qualitative data. The successful candidate will be expected to assist in the overall management of the programme.

Duties:

  • Assembly of datasets, including through interview
  • Econometric/statistical analysis of datasets, including qualitative data analysis
  • Contribute to the writing of research papers for publication in top-level outlets
  • Contribute to the writing of funding proposals
  • Contribute to programme management

Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics, statistics or other relevant discipline
  • Record of publication in in economics, research policy or related disciplines
  • Evidence of excellent econometric/statistical skills for qualitative data
  • Demonstrable experience of assembling qualitative datasets
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Evidence of research project management
  • Evidence of awareness of the research environment and the various grant sources and application mechanisms
  • Track record of strong coordination, organisational and management skills
  • Be a motivated self-starter, as well as being focused and exacting in their work ethic.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with data management (including data privacy management)
  • Experience with obtaining ethics approvals
  • Experience with text analytics and related technologies
  • Good record of service to, and participation in, the academic community.
  • Good dissemination skills targeting non-academic audiences
  • Track record of designing, developing and managing research projects
  • Track record of securing external funding
  • Experience of leading and managing a research group
  • Supervision/co-supervision of post-graduate students

 Salary Scale €36,854 – €39,319 per annum.

Start date: May 2018 (or the soonest possible date thereafter)

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. Additional Opportunities for training may be available with international collaborators on this project.

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

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

Further information on Whitaker Institute can be found at http://whitakerinstitute.ie/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor John McHale, National University of Ireland Galway – john.mchale@nuigalway.ie (Tel. 091 494076)

 

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 Chloe Graham: chloe.graham@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 030-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Monday 5th March 2018.

Interviews are planned to be held on the 21st/22nd of March 2018.

 

 

 

 

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.