Post Doctoral Researcher, Law

Maynooth, Ireland
14 Dec 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Jan 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department : Law    

Closing Date : 20-Jan-2020

Due to recent success in competitive EU Horizon 2020 funding, we are seeking post-doctoral researcher to join our cross-disciplinary SHAPES project team. The project titled SHAPES (Smart and Healthy Ageing for People Empowered by supportive Systems) is a large-scale demonstrator project concerned with the development and piloting of a platform for assisting the ageing population to remain living in their chosen community with a good quality of life and meaningful social participation. The consortium combines thirty-six partners with competences in health, human factors, social sciences, IT development, robotics, healthcare provision, service provision, and advocacy (including representatives of citizens with disabilities). Working across 14 European countries, with well-established research teams, and with funding of 21m Euro, SHAPES offers a challenging and supportive environment at the leading edge of research and innovation in the area of smart and health ageing.

We are looking to appoint a candidate that conducts legal research within Work Package 8 in order to assess the regulatory frameworks facilitating pan-European smart healthy ageing, and contributes to legal research related to other work packages. We are looking for a candidate with excellent knowledge of European Union (EU) law, and in particular of EU health law, cross-border healthcare and freedom to provide services within the EU internal market. Experience of working in H2020 research projects or in other interdisciplinary projects is desirable. The successful candidate may also be asked to contribute to the teaching activities within the department corresponding to their own interests, knowledge, and experience.

This post will be for 24 months, with an anticipated commencement month of July, 2020.

Post-Doctoral Researcher (Level 1): €37,874 per annum

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:

23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Monday, 20th January 2020.

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.