NUIG 127-17 CÚRAM MedTrain Fellowship Programme (2017) - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows

National University of Ireland Galway
August 21 2017
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Full Time
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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for up to 19 full-time fixed term positions as Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows in MedTrain, a new Industry-Academia Training, Career Development, and Mobility Fellowship Programme in Medical Device Research and Development at the SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), National University of Ireland, Galway. These positions are available for two years from Spring 2018, and are co-funded by the European Union's Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND scheme.


Organisation: The Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) is a national, SFI funded, €49.6m research centre that brings together researchers from NUI Galway, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, University of Limerick, University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin and Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. The prime objective for CÚRAM is to radically improve health outcomes for patients by developing innovative implantable ‘smart' medical devices to treat major unmet medical needs. Implants will be designed and manufactured to respond to the body's environment and to deliver therapeutic agents, such as drugs, exactly where needed. Cutting-edge science will develop devices using the very latest research from biomaterials, stem cells and drug delivery and the support of strong clinical collaborations, industry partners and hospital groups to enable rapid translation to the clinic.


MedTrain: Career Development and Mobility Fellowships in Medical Device Research and Development - A CÚRAM Industry-Academia Training Initiative. The MedTrain programme aims to enhance the creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative potential of experienced researchers, by providing opportunities for skills acquisition through advanced training, international and inter-sectoral mobility. The MedTrain programme is based on individual-driven mobility; meaning applicants are free to choose their research area (within the remit of CÚRAM), MedTrain supervisor and secondment organisation. Fellows will be based at one of four CÚRAM academic organisations: National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway), University College Cork (UCC), University College Dublin (UCD) or the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), with secondment to a non-academic research partner, located in any country of the world appropriate to further the research, training and career development needs of each fellow.


Job Description: MedTrain offers prestigious two-year fellowships to eligible experienced researchers in the area of Medical Device Research and Development, including biomaterials, biomedical engineering, computational fluid dynamics, drug delivery, electronic engineering, glycosciences, interventional cardiology, marine biodiscovery, nanoelectronics, neural engineering, and translational research. In order to apply, candidates are required to develop a project proposal in collaboration with a MedTrain Principal Investigator in the relevant field (full list of MedTrain Investigators and details on their areas of research available at This is a research and training focused role. The fellow will conduct a specified programme of research, developed in collaboration with a CÚRAM Principal Investigator (PI), supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of the PI. This will include secondment of up to 6 months to a non-academic research partner. Fellows are required to engage in MedTrain and CÚRAM training and public outreach activities.

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