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MedTrain+ Marie Skłodowksa Curie Fellowship Programme

University of Galway - CÚRAM: Biomedical Sciences Building

Location: Galway - Ireland
Salary: €44,432 to €52,213 or £38,646.78 to £45,414.66 (converted salary*) - please see advert
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd January 2024
Closes: 26th February 2024
Job Ref: 305-23

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for 50 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellows (PFs) (two levels of experienced researchers) (25 positions available in Call 2) at CÚRAM, SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices. MedTrain+ is an advanced Industry-Academia Training, Career Development, and Mobility Fellowship Programme. Positions are available for 36 months full-time from August 2024 onwards.

The projects will encompass the broad area of Medical Device Research and Development, including Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Devices, MedTech AI, Machine Learning, Medical Imaging and Soft Robotics, Immuno Engineering and Education and Public Engagement (EPE) and Science Advocacy Programmes and Regulatory. The research proposals shall be focused on Neuroscience as an area for research except for Education and Public Engagement (EPE) and Science Advocacy Programmes and Regulatory.

For More details about MedTrain+:

curamdevices.ie/media/researchcentres/curam/files/305-23-Final-Advert-MedTrain-Call-2-V.4--Extension.pdf

curamdevices.ie/curam/research/eu-projects/medtrain/apply

Essential Criteria:

As per the MSCA definition: submission deadline (for 26th February 2024 at 23.59 UTC):

Level 1:

  • Be an experienced researcher. The appointed candidate will have a doctoral degree and 0-4 years of postdoctoral research experience in the relevant CÚRAM research areas or will have > 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience in the relevant CÚRAM research areas.
  • Comply with the MSCA mobility rule: have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to the submission deadline. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not considered. 
  • At least one research publication - author in a peer-reviewed publication.

Level 2:  

  • Be an experienced researcher. The appointed candidate will have a doctoral degree and > 4 years of postdoctoral research experience in the relevant CÚRAM research areas or will have > 8 years of full-time equivalent research experience in the relevant CÚRAM research areas.
  • Comply with the MSCA mobility rule: have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to the submission deadline. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not considered. 
  • At least three senior author research publications, evidence of any acquired funding, and evidence of engaging with the scientific community (e.g., conference presentation).

Gross Salary:

Remuneration is in line with EC rules for Marie Skłodowska- Curie COFUND grants

  • Level 1: €44,432 gross salary* per annum (excluding family allowance) or €51,256 gross salary* per annum (if conditions for family allowance are met)
  • Level 2: €52,213 gross salary* per annum (excluding family allowance) or €59,037 gross salary* per annum (if conditions for family allowance are met)

* Gross salary is inclusive of a mobility allowance of €7,200 annually payable as part of their gross salary which shall be fixed for 36 months during the fellowship period.

Salaries are subject to taxes and deductions e.g. deduction of PRSI (employee social security), and income taxes. For more information about tax entitlements, please go to www.revenue.ie

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