Recruiting Researchers

Effective recruitment and selection procedures are vital in attracting and retaining high quality research staff. By ensuring the best person for the job is recruited, open, transparent and merit-based recruitment of researchers (OTM-R) improves the effectiveness of national research systems, guarantees equality, especially for under-represented groups, and boosts trans and international co-operation. This in turn promotes optimal circulation of scientific knowledge. At NUI Galway we recruit based on OTM and competency based recruitment. 

Commitment to this principle of appointment on merit reflects the University's Policy on Equal Opportunities (http://www.nuigalway.ie/equalityanddiversity/policies-procedures/).

Research posts are funded by external funding grants and agencies and are usually on a fixed term contract basis.  The University recognises the need for research units to be in a position to recruit research staff in as expedient manner as possible while adhering to best practice methods of recruitment and selection and in compliance with legislation.  HR will assist and advise staff of Research Units/Schools/Colleges in managing the recruitment of research staff.  All offers of employment at NUI Galway must be processed by the HR office.

It is university policy to advertise all research vacancies except in the case of:

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Salary scale from 1st April 2019 applicable for all new posts*

* Note: for renewals, PI may choose to align with the appropriate point on scale, budget permitting

Title/RolePoint On ScaleGross Salary To Employee
Research Assistant Point 1 €22,110
Point 2 €23,064
Point 3 €24,106
Point 4 €24,800
Point 5 €25,513
Point 6 €26,246
Point 7 €26,621
Point 8 €27,390
Point 9 €28,181
Point 10 €28,995
Point 11 €29,836
Point 12 €30,396
Point 13 €31,251
Point 14 €32,136
Point 15 €32,729
Point 16 €33,657
Point 17 €34,612
   
Postdoctoral Researcher / Research Associate Point 1 €37,223
Point 2 €37,757
Point 3 €39,530
Point 4 €40,662
Point 5 €41,828
Point 6 €43,030
Point 7 €44,267
Point 8 €45,541
Point 9 €46,853
Point 10 €48,208
   
Research Fellow Point 1 €53,776
Point 2 €55,335
Point 3 €56,942
Point 4 €58,597
Point 5 €65,424
Point 6 €67,323
Point 7 €68,230
Point 8 €70,201

 

Contact Us

Ann Kyne
Business Partner, Research
Tel: 091 493756
Email:
 
Fiona Treacy
Research Recruitment
Tel: 091 495437
Email:
 
Kathryn Kozarits
Research Recruitment
Tel: 091-495002
Email:
 
 
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