Post-doctoral/Senior Post-doctoral Researcher - Spatial Ability in STEM Education

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    Technological University Dublin
    Educational sciencesResearch methodology
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    12/11/2020 19:00 - Europe/London
    Ireland › Dublin 7


Applications are invited for the following Post in the Technological University Dublin:

Post: Post-doctoral/Senior Post-doctoral Researcher - Spatial Ability in STEM Education (Fixed-Term Specified Purpose contract, up to 5 years) (Fixed-Term Specified Purpose contract, up to 5 years) (Reference: 165a/2020)

Location: Currently located in TU Dublin Grangegorman Campus, Dublin 7.

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

Salary: The post will be remunerated on;

Point (01) of the Post-doctoral Researcher salary scale i.e. €41,025 gross per annum or Point (01) of the Senior Post-doctoral Researcher salary scale i.e. €45,942 gross per annum.

Closing Date: 12th November 2020 at 5.00 p.m. (Irish time). Late applications will not be accepted.

It is anticipated that interviews for this post will take place on the December 16, 2020. The interview assessment will be approx. 60 minutes in length and will include a presentation of 10 minutes duration. The topic of this presentation will be as follows:

“Making STEM education and careers more attractive to young people and girls in particular – is the solution to improve their 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 SellSTEM. With support from the Principal Investigator (PI) and supervisors in the consortium, the candidate will contribute to the research work, 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 hoped that the successful candidate can take up this position and be available to work as close to the beginning of the project as possible.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Manage and conduct a specific programme of research and scholarship under the leadership of the PI
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Organise and attend meetings of the Project Management Committee, and ensure that any recommendations made by it are addressed.
  • Help organise network training events, summer schools, conferences and visits by the external advisory board.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

A Senior Post-doctoral Researcher is also required to:

  • 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.

More Information

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

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