17/05/2021
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

Post Doctoral Researcher in Open Source Software (2 positions) – Specific Purpose Contract

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Limerick
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer science
    Engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    04/06/2021 12:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Ireland › Limerick
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Other
  • JOB STATUS
    Other

OFFER DESCRIPTION

QUALIFICATIONS:

A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in Software Engineering, Computer Science or a similar closely related discipline (or alternatively, that evidence is supplied that all requirements for a PhD have been fulfilled and that the applicant is pending graduation).

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

In spite of the popularity of Open Source and tens of millions of developers working on millions of OSS projects across the globe, the specifics of OSS project governance and developer on boarding has remained mostly ad-hoc. The Post Doctoral Researcher appointed to this role will work on this research project to seek and establish a set of guidelines or best-practices for OSS project governance to help with the acquisition of new developers and the retention and promotion of existing contributors, and also ascertain how an interested developer would typically transition to become a core member in an OSS project. In terms of implementing the guidelines, the Post Doctoral Researcher will also investigate the possibility of developing a “bot” which could help in guiding newcomers and notifying project maintainers of any relevant updates.

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Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

  • Evidence of publications in appropriate conferences and journals.
  • Experience in Empirical Software Engineering research.
  • Evidence of familiarity with various machine learning techniques.
  • Experience in tool design.
  • Evidence of GitHub bot design knowledge.

Specific Requirements

  • A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in Software Engineering, Computer Science or a similar closely related discipline (or alternatively, that evidence is supplied that all requirements for a PhD have been fulfilled and that the applicant is pending graduation).
  • A minimum of 1 year’s post graduate experience in mining and analysing software projects/ecosystems and working with large archival datasets such as World of Code/Software Heritage.
  • Demonstrated experience in open source software.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
University of Limerick
Ireland
Limerick
Limerick
V94 T9PX
Limerick

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EURAXESS offer ID: 640985

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