Research Associate / Project Manager – REDDSTAR project

Research Associate / Project Manager – REDDSTAR project
Ref. No: NUIG-109-12
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time fixed term position as a
Research Associate / Project Manager with the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) at the
National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the European Union and is
available from February 1st 2013.
REMEDI is a Science Foundation Ireland-funded biomedical research centre with a primary goal of
studying stem cell biology and translating these findings to new regenerative therapies for human
disease. REMEDI is a partnership of scientists, clinicians, and engineers and it is housed at the
National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES) at NUI Galway.
REDDSTAR is an EU-funded project which will develop and test stromal cell therapy to treat for
diabetes mellitus. The objective is to control blood glucose while also addressing a range of
diabetic complications. The REDDSTAR consortium is a network of ten diabetes specialists,
regenerative medicine researchers, biotech industrialists and clinicians.
Job Description:
The successful candidate will be responsible for overall coordination, under the direction of the PI,
of the REDDSTAR project, including management of the NUI Galway part of the project. This will
include research, compiling and preparing project reports, ensuring project milestones and
deliverables are met, harmonising research protocols between partners and financial management
of the project. The post will also involve organising project meetings and liaising with relevant
offices both internal and external to NUI Galway.
The ideal candidate should have a degree in a relevant science area and proven project
management skills. A track record in managing large scale consortia in a research and
development environment and some financial management experience is essential. Applicants
must have good language and communication skills and work well as part of a team. A high degree
of computer literacy is also essential. A PhD in a related area and some experience of research
and management of European projects would be a distinct advantage.
Salary: €38,286 – €46,390 per annum, pro-rata for this part-time (50%) post. (Public sector pay
policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)
Start date: Position is available from February 1st 2013.
Further information about REDDSTAR is available at and REMEDI at
Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Timothy O’Brien
([email protected])
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. Cynthia Coleman ([email protected])
Please put reference number NUIG 109-12 in the subject line of your application.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Friday 4th January 2013.
National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.
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