Post Doctoral Researcher, Innovation Value Institute

Maynooth, Ireland
Nov 24, 2020
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Dec 06, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: Innovation Value Institute - Ivi
Vacancy ID: 007961
Closing Date: 06-Dec-2020

The Role

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued. The post-doctoral researcher will study the emerging business models and ecosystems associated with data driven advanced manufacturing.

This role will lead efforts in the study of urban-based manufacturing, that is, flexible, responsive, data driven and service driven manufacturing ecosystems existing in urban settings. Such ecosystems are dependent on technical infrastructure and standards, and non-technical aspects, such as service skills, entrepreneurial supports and policy.

The Post-Doctoral Researcher fellow will work for CONFIRM in the Innovation Value Institute / Maynooth University School of Business, in a team of postdoctoral researchers and PhD students under the supervision of Prof Brian Donnellan. The team’s research focuses on economy and innovation-related issues relating to Internet of Things (IoT) in industrial (Industry 4.0) and city (Smart Cities) environments.

The team has studies underway in:

  • Living labs business models
  • Urban data portal business models
  • Smart district co-creation
  • Urban digital strategy development
  • Smart City governance
  • Smart city competitiveness
  • Autonomous vehicle / technology adoption

The environment is highly supportive. While each researcher works with a specific industrial partner to an agreed set of research deliverables, synergies between the various strands of research are used for everyone’s benefit. Researchers also enjoy an environment where their own personal development is encouraged and supported.


Post-Doctoral Researcher Level 1: €38,632 - €44,657 per annum (6 points)
Post-Doctoral Researcher Level 2: €45,942 - €50,029 per annum (4 points)

Appointment will be made in accordance with the Department of Finance pay guidelines.

*New entrants to the public sector will be appointed on the first point of the Postdoctoral Researcher pay scale.

Closing Date: 23:30 hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday 6th December 2020.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified above. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Maynooth University is an equal opportunities employer

The position is subject to the Statutes of the University