Research Assistant

Tyndall National Institute
February 12, 2024
Offerd Salary:€ 30,025
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PCM-15 Research Assistant

Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term

A Research Assistant - Technical will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator/Project Leader and perform a variety of technical duties involved in conducting laboratory tests, experiments and determinations in support of the research project(s), programme, centre or institute.

Key Responsibilities

  • To work under the direction of the Principal Investigator or his/her nominee.
  • To perform a variety of technical duties involved in supporting the research project(s) or programme including design and development of test circuits, electronic circuit testing, and reporting of results.
  • To work with the principal investigator to review work assignments and to develop plans to support the research /area.
  • To maintain lab books and lab reports.
  • Collection of data, research and record maintenance.
  • To make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular equipment as required.
  • To order and maintain lab equipment and to provide the general essential laboratory services of the unit, i.e. these include but are not limited to the cleaning and maintenance of glass ware, research equipment and laboratory space as directed by the Principal Investigator or his/her nominee.
  • To determine and set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment required for specific tests relevant to the research project(s) or programme, as required.
  • To prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions relevant to the research project, as required.
  • To maintain a sufficient inventory of materials, supplies and equipment.
  • To demonstrate practical procedures, as required.
  • Participate in Education and Public Engagement activities, as required.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the Tyndall Quality Management system.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the required Health and Safety standards.
  • Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.
  • The list of duties detailed above is not intended to be exclusive or restrictive and may be adjusted dependent on the area of research.

    Essential Criteria

  • A graduate qualification in a field of discipline relevant to the area of investigation i.e. BSc or MSc.
  • Undergraduate experience in laboratory practices and electronics equipment including multimeters, power supplies and oscilloscopes.
  • Demonstrated ability to use standard lab equipment and techniques.
  • Ability to maintain records and excellent computer skills.
  • Desirable Criteria

  • Evidence of entrepreneurial experience
  • Evidence of creative skills/creativity
  • Demonstrated commitment to research.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well within a team.
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills, including a proven ability to work to deadlines.
  • Tyndall National institute has a proactive entrepreneurial culture and we welcome applications from candidates who possess entrepreneurial and creative skills/experience, including the creation of technology start-ups.

    Informal enquiries concerning these positions can be made to Padraig Cantillon-Murphy [email protected]

    Appointment will be made on the Research Assistant IUA scale € 30,025- € 39,908 per annum. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

    Closing date of applications is 12th February, 2024


    Please make sure to attach an up to date CV/Resume AND a brief motivation letter outlining how you meet the ‘Essential Criteria' for this role.

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    Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

    At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies.

    Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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