Post Doctoral Researcher, Hamilton Institute

Maynooth, Ireland
€44,266 - €48,205 per annum (4 points)
11 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
18 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Department : Hamilton Institute    

Closing Date : 18-Aug-2019

Maynooth University are seeking recruit an outstanding scientist at post-doctoral level to work in Professor Andrew Parnell's research group as part of the new European Union funded project INNOVAR. INNOVAR aims to deliver new, integrated, user-friendly systems to augment and improve the efficacy and accuracy of European crop variety testing and on-farm decision-making. A key aspect of INNOVAR is the use of new machine learning and statistical tools to analyse large volumes of newly combined disparate data. INNOVAR is a collaboration between 22 different partners across Europe.

The candidate is expected to develop new statistical and machine learning techniques to deal with large genomic data sets of irregular type. This may include Bayesian methods, multivariate responses, missingness mechanisms, longitudinal, and mixed effects type models. A key part of the role will be to travel and liaise with other groups in Europe who are collecting and analysing data in this area.

Post-Doctoral Researcher Salary Scale: €37,223 - €43,029 per annum (6 points) 
Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher Salary Scale: €44,266 - €48,205 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 above scale.

Closing Date:

23:30 hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday, 18 August 2019

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. 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