Up To 19 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows (Experienced Researchers)

National University of Ireland, Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for up to 19 full-time fixed term positions as Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows in MedTrain, a new Industry-Academia Training, Career Development, and Mobility Fellowship Programme in Medical Device Research and Development at the SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), National University of Ireland, Galway. These positions are available for two years and are co-funded by the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND scheme.

A full list of MedTrain Investigators and detailed information about the MedTrain programme, incl. a guide for applicants is available at www.medtrain.eu.


The Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) is a national, SFI funded, €49.6m research centre that brings together researchers from NUI Galway, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, University of Limerick, University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin and Royal College of Surgeons Ireland.

MedTrain: The MedTrain programme is based on individual-driven mobility; meaning applicants are free to choose their research area (within the remit of CÚRAM), MedTrain supervisor and secondment organisation. Fellows will be based at one of four CÚRAM academic organisations: National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway), University College Cork (UCC), University College Dublin (UCD) or the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), with secondment to a non-academic research partner, located in any country of the world appropriate to further the research, training and career development needs of each fellow.

Job Description:

MedTrain offers prestigious two-year fellowships to eligible experienced researchers in the area of Medical Device Research and Development, including biomaterials, biomedical engineering, computational fluid dynamics, drug delivery, electronic engineering, glycosciences, interventional cardiology, marine biodiscovery, nanoelectronics, neural engineering, and translational research.

Essential Requirements:

MedTrain Fellowships are open to candidates of any nationality. In order to be eligible, applicants must at the time of recruitment (28 February 2018):

  • be in possession of a doctoral degree, or have at least four years full-time equivalent research experience.
  • not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to this date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken in to account.

Start date: Positions are available from Spring 2018

To Apply:

Candidates are required to develop a project proposal in collaboration with a CÚRAM Principal Investigator (from those listed on the MedTrain website www.medtrain.eu), and submit their proposal via the online application system, which can be accessed via the website. The system will remain open for applications until midnight (UTC) on the call

deadline 31 October 2017.

Following eligibility and ethics checking, proposals will be subject to international peer-review, after which a number of top ranking candidates will be invited to interview. Further details are available at www.medtrain.eu. For informal enquiries about this post, please contact the MedTrain programme manager medtrain@curamdevices.ie

Closing date for submission of applications is midnight on Tuesday 31st October 2017.

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.

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