MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships - Based from multiple locations in Ireland

Title : NeuroInsight Postdoctoral Fellowships
Company : Multiple Irish Institutes
Term : 2 year Fellowship
Type : Full Time
Location : Ireland - requires incoming / global mobility to take up post, see terms
Indicative Salary : EUR 42 - 49 K
Apply here : NeuroInsight Webpages
Closing date for submissions : 19th January 2022

Please email neuroinsight@rcsi.ie with any queries.

Job Details:
NeuroInsight is a MSCA- COFUND Action for Individual (Postdoc-level) Fellowships.

We are particularly seeking candidates with a doctoral background in areas including:

  • Data Analytics :
    • Decision Making; Multimodal Data Analysis; Data Engineering and Governance; Augmented Human and Wearables; Smart Enterprise for Health
  • Neurological Disorder:
    • Therapeutics; eHealth; genomics, bioinformatics and computational biology; preclinical disease phenotyping; clinical research and trials infrastructure

Interested? The first step is to visit our website, and contact a supervisor in your field to discuss a research concept and develop it into a proposal for a 2-year fellowship.

NeuroInsight represents a new postdoc career track, by developing advanced skills in data analytics, AI, machine and deep learning and applying them to the challenges of neurological conditions. We will facilitate high quality research, provide opportunities for fellows to interact with patient groups and datasets, and to develop unique capacity and flexibility for an independent career.

We have 15 positions of 24-months available to start in Summer 2022. Incoming or Global options are possible.

NeuroInsight operates at the intersection between two existing large scale, distributed programmes of research in Ireland: FutureNeuro, the SFI Centre for Chronic and Rare Neurological Disease, and Insight, the SFI Centre for Data Analytics. Fellows may be hosted by any Irish institute affiliated with these Centres.

Fellows will have access to the full range of FutureNeuro and Insight labs, infrastructure and neurological datasets. Fellowships must pursue one of four research challenge domains:

  • Ethnographics: How data from those with neurological disease are collected and shared for the development of precision medicine, including methods to capture such data
  • Advanced Analytics: Using patient data to predict important clinical events including response to therapies
  • Genomics: The analysis of ‘omic data from human and animal models to inform diagnosis and therapeutics
  • Patient Impact: Using insights from data to inform more effective and targeted healthcare provision

Benefits

Fixed award for salary

  • €42 700 – 48 600 base
  • €5,400 family allowance (where eligible)
    Research costs (consumables / travel etc), training and development programme

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must be Experienced Researchers at the call deadline
Definitions:

  • “Experienced Researcher” is an individual in possession of a doctoral degree (i.e. have successfully completed all the formal requirements to obtain a doctorate) or, if the applicant has does not have a doctoral degree, they should have at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience.
  • “Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience” is measured from the date when a researcher obtained a degree that would allow them to pursue a PhD, and is defined as the full-time duration of being active in research
  • ‘Active in research’ means being employed or holding a scholarship in research. Parental leave and unpaid leaves of absence will not be counted as periods of active engagement in research, even if a formal employment relationship exists during these periods. Publication activities, purely teaching positions or honorary association to a university will not be counted as being active in research

Applicants should meet the mobility criteria as follows:

  • Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to Jan 19th 2022
  • A relaxed criteria applies for career restart / career reintegration options; please review the call documentation.
  • Global fellowships are also offered, with mobility criteria applying to an outgoing phase; please review the call documentation.

Selection process

Via an open call for proposals, followed by expert evaluation and interview. See call documentation for evaluation process and criteria.

Applicants must contact a supervisor from the programme website for support prior to applying.

For assistance in matching with a supervisor, or any other aspect, please contact the programme manager: neuroinsight@rcsi.ie

Additional comments
Non-EU researchers can work in Ireland through the Hosting Agreement scheme, which enables them and their family to live, work and access Irish welfare systems. More info: Fast Track Work Permit for Non-EU R&D (Hosting Agreement Scheme) | EURAXESS Ireland

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