Vacancies

Postdoctoral Researcher – Citizen Development for Digital Transformation

Citizen Development Lab, NUI Galway

NUIG RES 178-21

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time two year fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Citizen Development Lab at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by NUI Galway and is available from 1st October 2021 to contract end date of 30th September 2023.

The Citizen Development Lab was established with a view to supporting organisations to research improved approaches to sustain digital transformations through the rapid-cycle innovation it enables. There is growing evidence that Citizen Development can have a profound impact on organisations’ operational efficiency and agility. By empowering people to solve problems, we can also scale transformations more effectively and efficiently. We aim to investigate how organisations have adopted citizen development and current efforts to assess its impact on digital transformation initiatives.​

More details on the Citizen Development Lab can be found here: https://www.citizendevelopmentlab.com/

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Noel Carroll to conduct research in the area of Citizen Development in Digital Transformation.

Duties: What the successful candidate will do attached to the specific post:

  • Conduct a specified programme of research and scholarship under the supervision and direction of your Principal Investigator
  • Engage and recruit industry collaborators within the Citizen Development Lab
  • Organise seminars/workshops/training events on Citizen Development for a diverse audience (for example, the general public, students, and industry practitioners)
  • Collaborate with colleagues on areas of shared research interest.
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research with the support of and under the supervision of your Principal Investigator.
  • Write up results from own research activity.
  • Publish on a regular basis (including blog posts and social media announcements).
  • Assess research findings for commercial exploitation.
  • Collaborate with the Principal Investigator to seek additional sources for research funding

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Information Systems, Computer Science, Business, Management, or related disciplines
  • Good publication track record
  • Experience developing solutions on low-code no-code platforms (demonstrate product if possible)
  • Excellent writing skills

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with low-code no-code platforms
  • Proven track record in publishing research in high impact journals
  • Experience in organising seminars, workshops, and/or training events
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Knowledge of current developments in digital transformation

Salary: €38,631 to €42,201 per annum

Start date: Position is available from October 1st 2021

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.

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

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Noel Carroll (noel.carroll@nuigalway.ie)

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 Dr. Noel Carroll: noel.carroll@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES 178-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 24th September 2021  

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

‘NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment – see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.’


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Postdoctoral Researcher – Embedding Respect and Building Inclusion in NUI Galway,

Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time/part-time, specific purpose position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Whitaker Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by the NUI Galway Strategic Fund and is available from 1 December 2021 to contract end date of 30 November 2022.

Job Description:

We are looking for a highly-motivated and self-directed candidate to help us complete this exciting project to generate a detailed and evidence-based understanding of the role of respect at NUI Galway, and to devise an implementation framework for embedding values of respect across NUI Galway that is both based on international best practice and tailored to the university’s specific needs. Prior knowledge of the field is not required or expected, but experience of research with societal impact, related research approaches and relevant academic topics is an advantage. The project will also require excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build solid relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting a review of international best practice in the area of values-led leadership and developing respect as a core aspect of organisational culture. This review would encompass potential staff and student training interventions (e.g. cross cultural awareness, intercultural conversations, creating inclusive classrooms).  This review will develop a framework for measuring and developing a respect-based culture. The candidate will benchmark existing culture through the analysis of existing survey data and the collection of qualitative data from staff and students in order to benchmark the cultural status quo at NUI Galway in 2021, by developing a deeper understanding of the existing culture, its symbols and enablers, as well as the potential for change. The candidate will work with the team on the development of proposals for a Respect Charter and implementation guidelines for moving to a respect-led culture at NUI Galway. The work will also include promotion and dissemination of the research work, though the organisation of launch and concluding events.

Duties: What the successful candidate will do:

  • Search and analyse current literature search to generate a review of international research and practice in values-led leadership.
  • Analyse existing qualitative and quantitative data sets to benchmark the culture at NUIG.
  • Design and implement of qualitative data collection.
  • Plan and organise a launch conference.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the university to achieve project goals.
  • Work with other team members to plan project activities and set key milestones.
  • Prepare scientific reports and research articles.
  • Develop effective dissemination strategy.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • An awarded PhD in any business, law or related social science discipline.
  • Experience in data collection.
  • Experience in report writing.
  • A track record of independent published work (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles / book chapters; briefing papers)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Clear evidence of good inter-personal skills.
  • Evidence of capacity for self-directed work.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience of interdisciplinary research or working as part of a research team.
  • Experience of co-authoring academic work.
  • Experience running stakeholder workshops or otherwise engaging creatively with stakeholder groups.
  • A track record of attracting research funding.
  • Experience with values-led leadership, especially in public-sector organisations.

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: €38,632 to €43,410 per annum, pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts

Start date: Position is available from 1 December 2021

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment – see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

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 about the Whitaker Institute is available at http://whitakerinstitute.ie/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Rachel Hilliard rachel.hilliard@nuigalway.ie ) or Dr Shivaun Quinlivan shivaun.quinlivan@nuigalway.ie

 

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 Dr Rachel Hilliard rachel.hilliard@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG-RES-176-21in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 1 November 2021

Interviews are planned to be held on 18 November 2021

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 


 Postdoctoral Researcher in Stakeholder Mapping & Qualitative Research

Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbial Ecology Group, NUI Galway

NUIG-RES-159-21

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Stakeholder Mapping and Qualitative Research with the Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbial Ecology Group, at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by the EPA and is available from 1st October 2021 to contract end date of 30th September 2022

Information on project can be accessed at: https://www.nuigalway.ie/pier/

Job Description:

The successful applicant will join the multidisciplinary, EPA funded PIER (Public Impact of Exposure to Antimicrobial Resistance in recreational waters) project team which aims to improve the quality and access to recreational water. The successful candidate will build a recreational water stakeholder map capturing the barriers and enablers to improving recreational water quality. They will be required to recruit and engage with recreational water stakeholders from academic and non- academic backgrounds, organize, coordinate and co-facilitate a face to face or virtual model building workshop with recreational water stakeholders. Qualitative Systems Dynamic Modelling will be used to inform the development of the stakeholder map. The successful candidate will also work with the multidisciplinary PIER team to develop the most feasible and impactful strategic options to overcome barriers and maximize the enablers to improving recreational water. Central to the role will be responsibility for the project’s operational management, ensuring compliance with timelines, milestones, and processes. The successful candidate will act as the main line of communication between the stakeholders recruited to the workshop and the PIER project team. They will also be responsible for communication and dissemination of project findings and fulfilling reporting requirements.

Duties:

The post holder shall carry out research and other duties including:

  • Liaise and engage with academic and non-academic recreational water stakeholders
  • Support the analysis of a recreational water barrier and enabler survey
  • Organise and coordinate project meetings to support the stakeholder mapping workshop
  • Organise and co-facilitate a recreational water stakeholder mapping workshop
  • Collate and analyse the results of the stakeholder workshop
  • Communicate and disseminate project findings
  • Develop a systems dynamic map of the barriers and enablers to improving the quality of recreational waters.
  • Carry out all aspects of the systems dynamic modelling process
  • Assist with project management, project reporting and communication
  • Scope out additional funding opportunities
  • Other duties may be assigned by the Principal Investigator

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a minimum of a PhD in Marketing, Social Science, One Health, Environmental Science or a related Discipline
  • Expertise in facilitating and analyzing qualitative data
  • Experience in using qualitative model building
  • Significant experience in facilitating, analysing and reporting of qualitative research
  • Experience of developing stakeholder engagement strategies
  • Project management experience
  • Experience in coordinating and facilitating online/ face to face group workshops
  • Ability to undertake stakeholder analysis and mapping
  • Experience of engagement with stakeholders from multiple disciplines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to include peer-review publications and presentations to academic and non- academic audiences
  • Outreach and community engagement experience should be demonstrated in the application
  • Candidates should be highly motivated and passionate about improving recreational water quality.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Have experience of conducting qualitative modelling, in particular Systems Dynamic Modelling methodologies
  • Demonstrate marketing research knowledge and experience of conducting literature reviews
  • Have knowledge of recreational water quality issues in Ireland
  • Have quantitative data analysis skills
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and QSR NVivo software.
  • Experience of wide-scale behavioural and community change initiatives

Salary: €38,632 to €43,410 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available from 1st October 2021

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment – see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

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

Further information about Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbial Ecology Group is available at https://www.nuigalway.ie/medicine-nursing-and-health-sciences/medicine/disciplines/bacteriology/research/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Sinead Duane, sinead.duane@nuigalway.ie

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  Ms. Debbie Monroe: e-mail debbie.monroe@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES-159-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 24th September 2021 

Due to ongoing COVID-19 related restrictions, interviews may take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed 

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.