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We are recruiting a research assistant in education and public engagement

Cell EXPLORERS ( is recruiting to fill the Reseach assistant in Education and public engagement post RES-008-21

The successful candidate will integrate the Informal Science Education research team based in Biochemistry at NUI Galway and made up of Dr Muriel Grenon (Principal investigator and Director of Cell EXPLORERS), and Cell EXPLORERS national coordinator Dr Sarah Carroll. The research assistant will be involved in the running and evaluation of the Cell EXPLORERS National expansion project with the national coordinator.

S/he will assist the national coordinator to manage and organise all national partner teams set up, training, the logistics of delivering materials and equipment, and perform data collection. An important part of the project is the measurement of the success of national expansion of the programme and the impact of participation on volunteers of all teams. The research assistant will help to collect and enter data from programme’s evaluation instruments and will support the coordinator with analysing results and in generating reports. The successful candidate will also be integrated into the NUI Galway Cell EXPLORERS team and be involved in the delivery and coordination of its educational outreach activities and its team of volunteers.

Salary: €23,061 - €30,243 per annum (pro-rata for this shorter contract) public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply

Start date: Position is available from 13th of April 2021

Application deadline: 9th of March 2021, 5pm

Interviews are planned to be held on 26th if March 2021

To apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr Muriel Grenon ( In your cover letter outline the evidence that you are suitable for the post, specifically referring to the list of essential and desirable criteria.

Please put reference number RES-008-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

More information are available here or on the NUI Galway Job webpage

RES-008-21 Research assistant public engagement post - March 9th deadline
Apply to RES-008-21 Research assistant post

Informal enquiries concerning the post are welcome and can be made to Dr Muriel Grenon (

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