Open positions

We operate an equal-opportunity policy as regards welcoming new people on board - if you are a quantitative-based scientist, who can work with Linux and are really curious about doing interesting and fun science, then please contact us!

You will have the opportunity to work on genuinely interesting and genuinely difficult scientific problems - these can be in astronomy or the astronomical sciences, or in any of the transferable application domains where we work also (remote sensing/earth observation, radiomics). The satisfaction will be from having completed an excellent body of scholarly work, but also in knowing that you’ll have learned skills that will serve you well when you go on from NUI Galway to better things.

Current open positions

Two fully funded PhD positions are being offered to this year’s incoming cohort of graduate trainees recently accepted by the Centre for Research Training in Genomics Data Sciences, one in the area of radiogenomics (in collaboration with Dr. Simon McDade at Queens University Belfast), and the other in characterising the genome of the Irish cuvie kelp (in collaboration with Dr. Stacy Kruger-Hadfield at the University of Birmingham Alabama). For further details on this programme, please check out the Centre for Research Training in Genomics Data Sciences website.

Several positions will shortly become available at Postdoctoral and Research Assistant level funded under the TAPAS project, which was winner of SFI’s Innovator Prize. Watch this space…

Applications for PhD and Postdoc positions

If you are interested in working as a PhD student or postdoc, please send me an email, letting us know what you’re interested in doing and attaching a recent CV.

Folks interested in pursuing a PhD should check out the University’s Hardiman Scheme for potential funding - I’d be more than happy to help prepare an application if you’re interested in working with us. The deadline is early February each year.

Funding opportunities also exist through the College of Science & Engineering Postgraduate Fellow programme. The Irish Research Council also operates the annual Government of Ireland PhD fellowship award scheme.

Potential postdoctoral fellows can also apply to the Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, or investigate possible funding through the European Commission’s Marie Curie Fellowship Programme.

Living and working in Galway

Galway is a fantastic little town which defeats all attempts to fully explain what it is that makes it such a terrific place to live and work in. Its widely known for the arts, for its music scene, and for its cosy, informal vibe which permeates the centre of town. It is a terrific place to eat well and enjoy a good evening out, as well as acting as a gateway to the Burren (across the bay in County Clare) and the amazing coastline and interior of Connemara. The University is a microcosm of the city itself, with a dynamic cultural scene and a diverse early stage researcher community.