09/02/2018

NUIG 033-18 Research Assistants (2) in Anaerobic Digestion


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    NUI Galway
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiological engineering
    EngineeringChemical engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    23/02/2018 17:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Ireland › Galway
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    39

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for two full-time, 24-month, fixed term positions as Research Assistants with Microbiology at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

The positions are funded by Science Foundation Ireland, through a Research Professorship Award to Professor Piet Lens, and the Irish Dairy Processing Technology Centre (www.dptc.ie), which aims to provide research and development support for the Irish Dairy Processing Sector. They are available from 1st March 2018 to contract end date of 28th February 2020.

Job Descriptions:

  1. Post A and B: The successful candidates will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of anaerobic wastewater treatment systems, and will work with industry partners on piloting NUI Galway prototypes at industrial sites. The posts will also support ongoing PhD and Postdoctoral bioreactor projects. The successful candidates will be expected to take responsibility for meeting appropriate milestones, timelines and deliverables as part of the overall work programme.

Duties:

  1. Post A and B: The postholders will operate and maintain anaerobic wastewater treatment systems, and will work with industry partners on piloting NUI Galway prototypes at industrial partner sites, to include management of reactor influents, effluents, gas analysis and routine maintenance of the systems. They will support ongoing PhD and Postdoctoral laboratory-scale bioreactor projects, through the assembly and operation of these systems. The successful candidates will be expected to prepare and deliver oral and written reports, and to attend and participate in meetings, as part of the overall work programme.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • An honours BSc degree or equivalent in Chemical or Biological Engineering or cognate subject.
  • Experience of analytical methods relevant to environmental biotechnology
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills
  • Full, clean driving license

Desirable Requirements:

  • Expertise of participation in, and delivery of, industry-led projects.
  • Knowledge or experience of anaerobic wastewater treatment systems at technical scale.
  • Experience of working in a process-based industrial setting
  • Knowledge of statistical tools for interpretation of bioprocess data

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: €21,850 - €32,930 per annum

Start date: Positions are available from March 1st 2018

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 Professor Vincent O’Flaherty Vincent.oflaherty@nuigalway.ie

Selection process

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: €21,850 - €32,930 per annum

Start date: Positions are available from March 1st 2018

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 Professor Vincent O’Flaherty Vincent.oflaherty@nuigalway.ie

To Apply:

Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV (Word or PDF format only) and the names and addresses of three referees via e-mail to Professor Vincent O’Flaherty Vincent.oflaherty@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG-033-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday, 23rd February, 2018.

 

Interviews are planned to be held week beginning 5th March, 2018

 

A panel may be formed for future, similar posts and the positions will remain open until filled.

 

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.

 

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • An honours BSc degree or equivalent in Chemical or Biological Engineering or cognate subject.
  • Experience of analytical methods relevant to environmental biotechnology
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills
  • Full, clean driving license

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Expertise of participation in, and delivery of, industry-led projects.
  • Knowledge or experience of anaerobic wastewater treatment systems at technical scale.
  • Experience of working in a process-based industrial setting
  • Knowledge of statistical tools for interpretation of bioprocess data

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NUI Galway
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Galway

EURAXESS offer ID: 279088