31 CÚRAM MedTrain Fellowship Programme in Ireland, 2018

Application Deadline: September 26, 2018

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill up to 31 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. This position(s) is available for two years from 1st January 2019, and are co-funded by the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND scheme.

Degree Level: Fellowship to pursue research

Field: Medical Device Research & Development

Host Country: Ireland


€33,616-43,525 per annum; Remuneration is in line with EC rules for Marie SkłodowskaCurie COFUND grants (http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/index_en.htm). Please refer to the MedTrain Guide for Applicants available at www.medtrain.eu for details.

Number of Scholarships: 31

Job Description:

MedTrain offers prestigious two-year fellowships to eligible experienced researchers in the area of Medical Device Research and Development, including Research in Development of Roadmaps for Commercialization of Medical Devices, Functional Biomaterials and Developing Research Methodology in Measuring Impact of Biomedical Science Communication. 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.

Eligible Countries: International students


MedTrain Fellowships are open to candidates of any nationality. In order to be eligible, applicants must at the time of recruitment (14th December 2018): 

  • be in possession of a doctoral degree, or have at least four years full-time equivalent research experience. 
  • not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to this date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken in to account. The reference date for the time of recruitment corresponds to the end of the application process (following production of the final ranking list), when successful candidates will be notified of intent to offer a contract at one of the host institutes.


Candidates are required to develop a project proposal in collaboration with a CÚRAM Principal Investigator (from those listed on the MedTrain website www.medtrain.eu), and submit their proposal via the online application system, which can be accessed via the website. The system will remain open for applications until midnight (UTC) on the call deadline 26th September 2018.



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