Post-Doctoral Researcher/Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher – DOORS

 
For an information package including further details of the post see https://ore.ucc.ie/.  
 
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Gráinne Lynch, Research Support Officer, MaREI Centre, Environmental Research Institute, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 4864300; Email: grainne.lynch@ucc.ie 
 
Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https://ore.ucc.ie/). Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to recruitment@ucc.ie, quoting the job-title and project name.
 
Salary: Post-Doctoral Researcher: €39,522- €46,906 p.a., Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher: €48,242- €51,035 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)
 
Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 10 June 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

Post-Doctoral Researcher

The title of Post-Doctoral Research will apply to newly qualified Post-Doctoral Researchers and will be considered as a period of training as the researcher will have dual goals in terms of the research project and their own career development. The researcher will be mentored by a Principal Investigator (PI). It is expected that a researcher would spend not more than 3 years at the Post Doctoral level, subject to the term of the project and would then be eligible to compete for a Senior Post Doctoral post advertised by the University.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The primary focus of the Postdoctoral Researcher will be research however a particular emphasis during this stage should include;
  • To conduct a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigators/Project Leaders.
  • To engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigators, School or College in order to develop research skills and competencies.
  • To gain experience in grant writing.
  • To engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which they are engaged, as directed by, with the support of and under the supervision of a Principal Investigators.
  • To become familiar with the publication process.
  • To acquire generic and transferable skills (including project management, business skills and postgraduate mentoring/supervision).
  • To engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the research group, School or College.
  • To interact closely with postgraduate research students who are studying for a Masters or a PhD and possibly have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research in conjunction with an academic supervisor.
  • To carry out administrative work to support the programme of research. 
  • To contribute to costing research grant proposals and assist in the financial management of a research project.
  • To contribute to the development of a capacity building solution harnessing in-situ, model and satellite-derived data and tools to support Blue Economy opportunities in the Black Sea region.
  • To participate in stakeholder-led capacity building requirements from a data and IT system of systems , and guide development of regionally bespoke capacity building activities.
  • To support and implement a range of regionally bespoke scientific and community engagement and consultation activities, in support of capacity building, knowledge transfer and Blue Economy road-mapping.
  • To carry out additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post

Selection Criteria

  • A relevant PhD qualification – e.g. earth observation / remote sensing / GIS. 
  • Experience in applied marine research.
  • Good publication record.
  • Experience of working in a project environment, preferably EU funded. 
  • Demonstrable experience of stakeholder engagement.
  • Understanding of the data use and its application of the Blue Economy sector. 
  • Strong teamworking skills.
  • Excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
  • A commitment to gaining practical experience working on a research project

Salary: €39,522 p.a. – €46,906 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher

Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher is an advanced research training role, building on their prior experience as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in UCC or elsewhere, where you will conduct a specified programme of research and research training under the guidance of a Principal Investigator. The primary purpose of the role is to deliver research results and objectives, develop new or advanced research skills and competencies, the successful development of funding proposals and to interact in the supervision and mentorship of graduate students, in conjunction with an academic supervisor.

The Post-Doctoral/Senior Post-Doctoral phase has an expected duration up to a maximum of 6 years, subject to the term of the project, on a full-time or part-time basis. Movement to the grade of Senior Post-Doctoral researcher in the University will be by competing for an advertised post. External appointments made directly to Senior PostDoctoral research positions must have previous post-doctoral experience of at least 3 years.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • To conduct and lead a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator/Project Leader.
  • To secure competitive research funding for research proposals.
  • To engage in appropriate and professional development opportunities as required by your Principal Investigator, School or College.
  • To assume a role in the design as well as the execution of research, contributing significantly to the development of research proposals and funding successes.
  • To support the Principal Investigator and research group in the design and development of a research programme.
  • To engage in the dissemination of the results of the research, as directed by and with the support of and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator.
  • To engage in the wider research activities of the Research Group, School or College.
  • To interact closely with postgraduate research students who are studying for a Masters or a PhD and have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research in conjunction with the supervisor or supervision team.  To conduct administrative and management work associated with the research project.
  • To engage in costing research grant proposals and take on financial management of projects.
  • To devise a capacity building solution harnessing in-situ, model and satellitederived data and tools to support Blue Economy opportunities in the Black Sea region.
  • To devise stakeholder-led capacity building requirements from a data and IT system of systems , and guide development of regionally bespoke capacity building activities.
  • To support and implement a range of regionally bespoke scientific and community engagement and consultation activities, in support of capacity building, knowledge transfer and Blue Economy road-mapping.
  • To carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

Selection Criteria

  • A relevant PhD qualification – e.g. earth observation / remote sensing / GIS.
  • Extensive competence and experience in applied marine research.
  • Track record of publication (research reports and peer reviewed journal articles).
  • Experience in research dissemination through scientific papers, conference presentations, workshops and social media.
  • Demonstrable experience of working on EU funded projects.
  • Extensive experience in stakeholder engagement, and strategic roadmapping for inter-sectoral knowledge economies.
  • A comprehensive understanding of Europe’s data architectures, and their potential connection to the Blue Economy.
  • Extensive experience in developing EU funding proposals – from conception to delivery.
  • Experience of project management
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Leadership potential.
  • Experience of applying for and securing funding.

Salary: €48,242 p.a. – €51,035 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 10 June 2022.

CVs and handwritten forms will not be accepted.

Late applications will not be accepted.

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