This title will apply to a person of appropriate qualifications e.g., BSc or an MSc, employed on a contract for the purpose of assisting in the performance of research in the University. A Research Assistant will usually work under the direction of one or more Principal Investigator’s/Senior Researchers within a dedicated laboratory on one or more research projects.
Key Duties And Responsibilities
- To work under the direction of the Principal Investigator/Project Leader.
- To provide assistance in conducting research activities, including planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating research studies within the overall scope of a research project.
- To coordinate and perform a variety of independent and team activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and some interpretation of information/results.
- To undertake tasks which may include recording results and preparing technical reports including conclusions and recommendations. To coordinate the development of forms, questionnaires and the application of qualitative and quantitative research techniques; write procedures manuals for data collection and coding.
- To stocktake and assess the potential of data (both spatial and non-spatial) from various sources, including datasets of a physical sciences nature, and or a more social/economic nature.
- To support co-design and co-development of training-of-trainers programmes as part of Capacity Building and Knowledge Transfer activities.
- To compile digital, and physical communications content in support of stakeholder engagement activities in the Black Sea region, and in the Climate Risk reduction arena.
- To facilitate and manage the implementation of science communication, stakeholder engagement, and coordination of events both nationally, and internationally.
- To present information on research progress and outcomes to others responsible for the research project.
- To provide guidance as required to any support staff and/or research students assisting with the research project, as agreed with the Principal Investigator/Grant holder.
- Ideally to contribute to the publication of findings.
- To confer with the Principal Investigator in developing plans for research projects and to discuss the interpretation of results and the preparation of manuscripts for publication.
- To perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
- A graduate qualification in a field of discipline relevant to the area of investigation i.e. BSc or MSc. in a marine/coastal-related discipline.
- Some research experience is desirable.
- Good report writing and presentation skills.
- Previous laboratory experience and practices are desired.
- Good analytical skills and computer skills using office, GIS and Programming software(s).
- A minimum of 1 year experience developing and applying GIS software(s) solutions.
- An ability to work independently to a tight schedule.
- Capability of working effectively within a team to achieve results.
- Evidence of excellent organisational and communication skills.
- Demonstrated capability to facilitate and implement national & international coordination activities.
- Developed administrative skills for planning and supporting stakeholder engagement, and capacity building implementation.
- Demonstrated experience in working with websites and the use of digital media platforms.
- Demonstrated experience in conducting online science communication/ knowledge transfer activities.
- High levels of initiative are encouraged.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 25 August 2023.
CVs and handwritten forms will not be accepted.
Late applications will not be accepted.