UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1

Apr 14, 2021
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Apr 28, 2021
University College Dublin
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Specified Purpose (maternity leave cover) post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science.

The UCD Institute of Food and Health is a major campus-wide initiative at University College Dublin to develop and conduct world class, multidisciplinary research into food and health. The Institute is unique in bringing together leading academics from all areas of food and health research. This post is for a research fellow within the Institute.

UCD in collaboration with other Irish universities have led the development of National Food Consumption databases in Ireland since 1996, within the Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance ( The National Adult Nutrition Survey (NANS) II is a collaborative FIRM funded project involving the establishment of a nationally representative database of food consumption in adults for the Republic of Ireland (ROI) to update 2008- data for this group, to be conducted in collaboration with University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology and Dublin Institute of Technology. The study will complement two recently developed nationally representative databases (National Children's Food Survey II 2018-2019, NANS, and National Preschool Nutrition Survey 2010-2011, NPNS) in addition to the ongoing National Teen's Food Survey II. This study will develop new knowledge to underpin public health policy and food safety and to inform new product development and product reformulation for Irish food companies in the context of life stage nutrition. This project will also provide new knowledge on compliance with healthy eating guidelines, obesity prevalence, determinants of food choice, relevant to national nutrition policy and obesity prevention, as well as new data to support for future food safety risk assessment.

The purpose of the post-doctoral research fellow role will be to deliver several specific research tasks within the NANS II project. She/he will act as project manager for UCD-led tasks with responsibility for project management and all aspects of analysis and reporting of the UCD-led tasks. In addition, he/she will be involved in the supervision and mentorship of PhD students and research assistants. The role will aid in the development of new or advanced research skills and competences, on the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications and scholarly dissemination, the development of funding proposals, along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.

The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

Salary: €38,631per annum.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 28th April 2021

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

  • UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.


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