Post-Doctoral Researcher at College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences University College Cork, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Ireland

Post-Doctoral Researcher

 

Job Posted: 24 May 2019
Closing Date for Applications: 14 Jun 2019
School: School of Applied Social Studies
College: College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Contract Type: Fixed Term Part-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: €37,221- €44,266 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale, pro rata 0.8 FTE)


Position Summary

Applications are invited for the position of Post-Doctoral Researcher in the School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork. This is a part-time position at 0.8FTE. The appointee will work on the evaluation of thematic areas related to housing estate regeneration, factors influencing quality of life in social housing, and identification of effective responses to homelessness. The appointee will work as part of a research team based in the School of Applied Social Studies which comprises of Dr Siobhan O’Sullivan, Mr Joe Finnerty and Prof. Cathal O’Connell. As well as working as part of a team the successful appointee will be expected to demonstrate a capacity to work on their own initiative, will have an excellent knowledge of research methods, housing and homeless policy, and have the skills set to work with partners drawn from the local authority, NGO and community sectors.

Post Duration: 12 months

Salary: €37,221 - €44,266 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale, pro rata 0.8 FTE)

Project: Housing & Regeneration Evaluation

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

This title 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. 

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 Investigator/Project Leader.
  • To engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigator, 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 Investigator.
  • 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 carry out additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.
  • To contribute to costing research grant proposals and assist in the financial management of a research project.

CRITERIA

  • A PhD qualification.
  • Appropriate research experience.
  • Appropriate technical competence and accomplishment.
  • A capability of working within a project team to achieve results.
  • Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
  • A commitment to gaining practical experience working on a research project.
  • Ability to work well within a team.
  • Please note that Garda vetting and international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Name: Dr Siobhan O’Sullivan and Prof Cathal O’Connell

Title: Lecturer / Head of School

Email Address: siobhan.osull@ucc.ie /c.oconnell@ucc.ie

 

To Apply:

Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Dr Siobhan O’Sullivan, School of Applied Social Studies siobhan.osull@ucc.ie on or before the closing date of Friday 14th June 2019.


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