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Snr. Post-doctoral Researcher, Sch. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Fixed-Term Specified Purpose Contract for up to 5 Years with Initial funding in place for 48 months) (Reference: 165/2020)

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    Technological university Dublin
    Educational sciencesResearch methodology
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    28/09/2020 17:00 - Europe/London
    Ireland › Dublin 7
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Applications are invited for the following Post in the Technological University Dublin:

Post: Snr. Post-doctoral Researcher, Sch. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Fixed-Term Specified Purpose Contract for up to 5 Years with Initial funding in place for 48 months) (Reference: 165/2020)

Location: Currently located in TU Dublin, Kevin Street Campus, Dublin 8.

Hours of Work: A 39 hour working week is in operation.

Salary: The post will be remunerated on;

Point (01) of the Senior Post-doctoral Researcher Salary Scale i.e. €45,041

Closing Date: Monday 28th September 2020 at 5.00 p.m. (Irish time). Late applications will not be accepted.

It is envisaged that the interview will take place on the Mid October 2020. The interview will assessment will be 45 minutes in length and will include a presentation of 5 minutes duration on the following topic:

“Making STEM education and careers more attractive to young people and girls in particular – is the solution to improve spatial ability?”

Application Details/Procedures:

For further information and to make an online application for the above post please visit http://www.tudublin.ie/vacancies



Technological University Dublin is an equal opportunities employer


Role Overview

The successful candidate for this position will be expected to take a leading role in the execution of this funded project. With support from the Principal Investigator (PI) and supervisors in the consortium, the candidate will ensure that all deliverables are achieved to a sufficient standard and in a timely manner, proactively support the progress of work packages, engage with ESRs as needed, proactively contribute to the communication and dissemination of the project outputs and sustain SellSTEM into the future by securing further funding opportunities. TU Dublin will coordinate the ‘SellSTEM’ MSCA ITN project worth €4.04M which will run for 48 months beginning Jan 1, 2021. It is important that the successful candidate can take up this position and be available to work starting on January 4th, 2021.

The work on this Research Programme is carried out by Postdoctoral Research Fellows and Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellows and is quasi-autonomous research activity. The mentoring Principal Investigator (PI) will advise the appointee on the conduct of their research which itself will be part of a research programme that the PI is responsible for. The intention is that during the employment of the appointee, they will avail of learning opportunities provided by TU Dublin and/or external agencies related to their particular research programme or research practice in general. At the completion of the Senior/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship period, the appointee will be expected to leave the University and continue their academic formation and development in a different research environment. At the completion of the mentored training period, the appointee should be in a position to take up employment as a fully autonomous researcher with another employer.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Manage and conduct a specific programme of research and scholarship under the leadership of the PI
  • Manage and coordinate mandatory reporting, including project deliverables, to the funding agency and ensure these are completed to a high standard and in a timely manner
  • Assist in the preparation of financial reporting to the funding agency in accordance with TU Dublin Financial Regulations and the conditions of the funding body
  • Organise and attend meetings of the Project Management Committee, and ensure that any recommendations made by it are addressed.
  • Organise network training events, summer schools, conferences and visits by the external advisory board.
  • Undertake research and produce research papers and articles on the SellSTEM research programme.
  • Disseminate the outcomes of this research through talks, conferences and peer-reviewed journals.
  • Communicate the outcomes of the research to various stakeholders including the public, policy makers and the teaching community
  • Represent the research team internally and externally as required.
  • Keep up to date with the state of the art in the SellSTEM research area and contribute to training seminars for ESRs at summer schools and network meetings.
  • Manage associate and other staff assigned to the programme.
  • Where appointed to do so by TU Dublin, supervise or co-supervise graduate research students with a lead supervisor.
  • Play an active role in innovation, knowledge and technology transfer activities.
  • Seek new areas of research and prepare and submit research bids and proposals that will sustain the SellSTEM research programme and CREATE into the future.
  • Participate fully in the wider research and scholarly activities of the CREATE Research Group, University, College and School.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigator and TU Dublin.
  • Teach on undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes for a maximum of 100 hours in one academic year.
  • Carry out any other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by the PI or Director of the College/School.
  • Comply with all TU Dublin policies and regulations, including those in relation to Research Ethics and Health and Safety.
  • Be proactive in the conduct of the research and be expected to use their own initiative,
  • Subject to experience, mentor Post-doctoral Researchers.
  • Proactively seek opportunities for further funding

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Technological university Dublin
Dublin 7
Park House, Grangegorman, 191 North Circular Road

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