Post-Doc Researcher, Data Scientist

Maynooth, Ireland
15 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: Ncg – National Centre For Geocomputation
Vacancy ID: 007481
Closing Date: 01-Nov-2020

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. We are seeking an enthusiastic Post-Doctoral Researcher/Data Scientist to join an exciting new research project, SOil MOisture estimates from SATellite based Earth observations (SoMoSAT), for a period of 21 months. The research, which is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, is seeking to develop a novel data platform to ingest, analyse and fuse multi-thematic and multi-temporal earth observation data streams, including in situ data, using advanced machine learning techniques to derive high spatial resolution soil moisture estimates for Ireland. The successful candidate will be working as part of a project team, alongside Tim McCarthy and Rowan Fealy, and project partners in Teagasc, Reamonn Fealy, Lilian O’Sullivan and Per-Erik Mellander.


Post-Doctoral Researcher €38,632 per annum (1 point with incremental progression)
Technical Officer Scale: €39,383 per annum (1 point with incremental progression))

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 Technical Officer pay scale.