Irish Chapter of the Association for Information Systems


RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION, Lero Software Research Centre, NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed-term position as a Research Assistant with Lero at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available from February 2017 for 12 months.

Information on Lero group at NUI Galway –

JOB DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will work with the Lero group at NUI Galway and will perform a variety of duties across a number of research projects in areas such as open innovation, agile and lean methods, crowdsourcing, and design science. The post holder will report to Professor Kieran Conboy.

DUTIES: The research assistant will participate in research activities and undertaking tasks such as assisting in the development and submission of funding proposals, project documentation, literature review(s), data collection, evaluation, assisting with the organising of workshops/seminars and contributing to the dissemination of results.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Candidates should have completed a postgraduate degree in information systems, software engineering or another related field.

– Candidates should have a strong academic record, and good IT skills.
– Ideal candidates will be professional, highly motivated, and able to work effectively in a team environment, have an abundance of creativity, and have enthusiasm for research.
– Evidence of strong analytical skills, writing, and organisational abilities are important prerequisites.

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post.

SALARY: €21,850 to €32,930 per annum.
START DATE: The position is available from February 2017.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/TRAINING: Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. This role can also lead to opportunities for a subsequent academic research career with opportunities for PhD, postdoctoral and senior research fellow positions within the group.

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on For information on moving to Ireland please see

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Kieran Conboy

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 Gwen Ryan Please put reference number NUIG-151-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Monday 19th December 2016.

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