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Researcher in Laser Technology Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for a 12 months fixed-term contract position at the National Centre for Laser Applications (NCLA) at NUI Galway. Suitable candidates will be required to support the development and implementation of applied research & commercialisation projects based on the application of laser technology for advanced manufacturing. Candidates should have a degree in laser related technology or a relevant discipline and a postgraduate degree is preferred. The person must have a proven track record of technical achievement and to have demonstrated a capability for performing research. Some experience of industrial process development and industry-based experience is desirable. Experience of research commercialisation and the use of laser and optical technologies for advanced manufacturing will be an advantage. See detailed Job Description below. Salary: €32,625 – €42,525 (commensurate with qualifications and experience) Start date: February 2009 This position offers candidates an opportunity to work in a challenging team environment and to develop new skills that are highly relevant to future manufacturing industry. Informal enquiries about this position may be made to Alan Conneely at; Tel: + 353 (0)91 49 3595 or via Email: email@example.com To Apply: Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter, CV and the names and email addresses of at least three and not more than five referees via e-mail to; firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to; Administrator, National Centre for Laser Applications, National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland. Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Thursday 8th January, 2009 For further information in relation to the NCLA please view: http://www.ncla.ie National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunity employer. Job Description Background The National Centre for Laser Applications (NCLA) is a leading applied research centre that conducts commercially relevant R&D in laser-based advanced manufacturing processes. NCLA Mission To create a technology centre of excellence in the field of laser materials processing that conducts internationally recognised research, commercialises proprietary research activity, and promotes technology transfer to industry. These objectives will be targeted by integrating fundamental research, with applied technology transfer activities, in an environment that is conducive to the creation of laser-based commercial enterprises. Job Description – Researcher in Laser Technology It is envisaged that the Researcher will be a person who: Can work on academic and industrial research projects to the highest standards. Has good hands-on technical ability and with a proven track record of technical achievements in most of the following areas: laser technology, industrial automation, optics, image processing/machine vision, electronics, and polymer processing. Experience of manufacturing processes. Will have experience of operating in a commercial or industrial environment. Can work on a number of projects simultaneously within tight deadlines. Is highly motivated. Has excellent communication skills. Has experience of good laboratory practice Has experience of working in or with industry. Has some “vision” for what they might offer the centre The duties of the Researcher in Laser Technology are as follows: Develop and work on laser–based applied research projects as directed by the Centre Manager Hands-on development of laser based processes Enhancement and Maintenance of NCLA equipment Development of procedures and quality systems Interact with industrial clients Assist in the development of laser workstations Assist in the provision of laser based research services to industry Contribute to the further development of the Centre based on the NCLA Development Strategy and Research Agenda.