Careers at NIBRT

The multi-award winning National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) is a global centre of excellence for training and research in bioprocessing. NIBRT offers a variety of careers in the areas of research, training and contract research.

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Our Values at NIBRT

Collaboration

Innovation

Respect

Client Focus 

Learning Organisation

Excellence

Safety

Developing Our People

If you’re looking for new challenges in your career then as part of our team, you’ll have the scope to really develop and see your contribution make an impact.

Digital Learning

Tuition Reimbursement

Time Off

Life, Work & Family

Development Programs 

Work Experience

Health & Wellbeing

Other Benefits

A Day In The Life of a NIBRT employee

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Stephen McCann
What is a typical day in the life like for a NIBRT team member? 

As a technician in NIBRT, my day-to-day activities are varied and engaging. No day is the same in NIBRT. There is always work to be found with many projects available to dip into.

The work covers all areas of the biopharmaceutical industry. In one day, I can set-up a stainless-steel bioreactor, run a clean-in-place cycle on a chromatography column, and troubleshoot problems with a restricted access barrier system. This is not to mention preparing reagents for the operation of analytical equipment like a spectrophotometer or UPLC machine.

The range of equipment I operate and maintain covers a large range. In the area of upstream alone, I have worked on old autoclavable bioreactors to more state-of-the-art wave bag bioreactors for cell and gene therapy. New pieces of equipment are bought regularly and afford me a great opportunity to engage with equipment at different levels. We have recently got a new in-line dilution skid which I have performed an SAT on, along with the development of its operating parameters and its use.

This work allows me to challenge myself on a day-to-day basis alongside working with a team that is always striving for better. Your voice matters in the training team in NIBRT, with a large degree of autonomy granted for you to get your work done in a manner that best befits the team and its goals. This has led to me being very happy in my current role and looking forward to what the future has to offer for NIBRT.

Adam Bergin
What is a typical day in the life like for a NIBRT team member? 

There is never a “typical” work day in my role as a PhD student. This is what I like most about what I do; I am always trying to think of unique experiments as part of my research. I have been in NIBRT for three years, and I can honestly say that my experience so far have been a pleasure. My colleagues in the CTG lab are always supportive of my goals and advise me on the best course of action. I enjoy a balance of conducting wet lab work in NIBRT, but also availing of the facilities that are available to me as a UCD student. Everything I need is at my doorstep.

My project requires me to perform bench scale cell culture work, with the ultimate goal of monitoring cell viability in bioreactors using novel analytical technologies. I have access to modern and well-maintained equipment that allows my research to flourish. The research team in NIBRT is a tight-knit group, which is particularly useful during my PhD studies as I have access to a wealth of knowledge and experience. There are frequent seminars and spotlight sessions within NIBRT to keep us up to date on our newest findings.

Ultimately the experiments I perform allow me the opportunity to speak at conferences and publish articles. So far during my time in NIBRT, I have travelled to the United States and Denmark to speak at globally recognizes society meetings. Now that my four years are coming to a close, I look forward to concluding my lab work and submitting my final thesis. I would recommend NIBRT wholeheartedly to anybody who has the opportunity to join our team.

Adam

Current Career Opportunities

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NIBRT has received the "HR Excellence in Research" designation, identifying NIBRT as a provider of a high standard working environment for researchers.

This award recognises NIBRT’s equitable recruitment and appraisal procedures and its commitment to implement the principles of 40 Principles of Charter and Code 2005 Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (the Charter and Code).

In attaining this recognition, NIBRT will contribute to the ability of the national research environment and the European Research Area (ERA) to attract researchers.

The Charter and Code aim to provide equal rights and obligations for researchers in Europe through the implementation of principles governing recruitment, ethical and professional aspects of work, working conditions, and career development for researchers.

The NIBRT HRS4R Action plan identified a number of key areas for change and further development. You can review all of the documentation below;

HR Staff Survey Action Plan

HRS4R Survey Questionnaire Survey Results

NIBRT Staff Survey