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05-01-2008, 07:44 PM
National University of Ireland, Galway

Applications are invited for the following post:
Lecturer (Above the Bar) in Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanics)

The department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering wishes to appoint a Lecturer (above the bar) to the above full-time permanent post. Since its establishment at NUI, Galway, in 1998, the Biomedical Engineering programme has experienced rapid expansion with respect to undergraduate student numbers, postgraduate research students, research funding, industry interaction and research funding from government agencies as well as industry. The undergraduate programme in Biomedical Engineering, which is internationally accredited, is interdisciplinary in scope with students taking courses in the Engineering and Informatics, Science, and Medical and Health Sciences Colleges.

While the post is a permanent University lectureship, the funding for the first five years is through an award to the University from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) under the SFI Engineering Professorships and Lectureships Programme, incorporating part funding from Medtronic CardioVascular and Stryker Instruments. Given that the post is funded through the SFI Engineering Professorships and Lectureships Programme, the appointee is eligible to apply for an SFI Investigator award and it is anticipated that an application for the Investigator award or other comparable significant grant will be made within 18 months of appointment.

NUI, Galway provides a fertile developmental environment for the new lecturer. A new EUR60 million engineering building is at an advanced design stage with a target completion date of 2010 and will house all engineering disciplines with excellent teaching and research facilities. The department is affiliated with the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES), which is located on campus. Additionally, the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) and the Network of Excellence in Functional Biomaterials (NFB), both linked to the departmental staff, have been established through major Science Foundation Ireland awards. Galway is the focus of the highest concentration of medical device companies in Europe including over 50% of the world's top 25 biomedical companies, which support approximately 10,000 jobs in manufacturing and research and development.

The appointee will be required to:
Develop an outstanding and funded research programme in one or more areas of interest such as computational and experimental biomechanics, tissue and cell mechanics, medical implant and device analysis and design.
Contribute to the teaching and continuing development of undergraduate courses, the supervision of postgraduate research students, and the development and delivery of graduate education programmes.
Source and attract research funding to support the strategic development and growth of the research programme.
Develop links with the major research institutes at NUI, Galway, established research groups worldwide and the medical technologies industry.
Develop the interaction with the sponsoring companies, Medtronic CardioVascular and Stryker Instruments, through research and teaching linkages, and through industry training programmes.

The successful applicant will:
Hold a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or in a related engineering discipline.
Have an appropriate publication record in Biomedical Engineering.
Have the capability to attract research funding.
Have experience in research project management.
Possess interpersonal skills commensurate with the need to communicate with students, colleagues, patients, funding agencies and researchers over a wide range of disciplines and interests.

EUR64,663 x 4 = EUR85,562 p.a. Lecturer (Above the Bar)
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday, June 13th, 2008 at 5.00 pm.

Information on the Department is available online at:

Information on the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science is available online at:

For an informal discussion please contact:
Professor Peter McHugh
Tel: +353-91-493152
E-Mail: peter.mchugh@nuigalway.ie

Further information on the above post is available from the Human Resources website: http://www.nuigalway.ie/vacancies
Human Resources Office, NUI Galway, Galway
Tel: 353 91 492151; Fax 353 91 494523
Email: hr@nuigalway.ie

Candidates should submit six hard copies of their application (i.e. cv, application form, covering letter), with names and addresses of at least three and not more than five referees to:

The Human Resources Office
National University of Ireland, Galway
Galway, Ireland.

Please note that applications by email or fax will be rejected.

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