Post doc Research Fellow Level 1, UCD Geary Institute

£34907.36 - £40353.42 per annum
20 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
03 Aug 2021
University College Dublin
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a 18 month (full time or part time) post of a Post doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy.

This is a research-orientated role, where you will be engaged in the further development of the platform at UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy (GI).

The UCD Geary Institute is a centre of excellence for policy-relevant, theoretically-informed, empirically-grounded research. The main disciplines at Geary include: Demography, Economics, Education, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Public health, Social Policy and Sociology.

The GI is striving to increase visibility of its thematic research areas, particularly among the policy community. As part of this process, GI, having acquired the domain name in 2019 has further developed the platform, providing and disseminating evidence to inform policy making and debate, and incorporating it within the UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy.

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.

In addition to the Principal Duties and Responsibilities listed below, the successful candidate will also carry out the following duties specific to this project: 

  • Conduct research on Irish public policy issues and synthesise findings in accessible format - research policy papers, digests, etc
  • Conduct literature and database searches and interpret and present the findings of the literature searches as appropriate 
  • Develop and maintain an accessible Public Policy register of documentation and materials
  • Establish and maintain an archive of public policy research material
  • Develop and maintain collaborative links with academics within and beyond the University for the purpose of developing research funding and collaborative opportunities.
  • Identify opportunities to work on interdisciplinary research projects and engage with colleagues across the campus to pursue these opportunities.
  • Support if required, the development of proposals for research funding.

IMP. NOTE: Applicants are asked to outline in the covering letter of their application, any preference they may have towards a temporary full-time or part-time appointment.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

UCD is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone is afforded equality of opportunity. To that end the university adheres to a range of equality, diversity and inclusion policies. We encourage applicants to consult those policies here We welcome applications from everyone, including those who identify with any of the protected characteristics that are set out in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

Salary range: €38,631 - €44,658 per annum pro-rata [Equal to €23,178 - €26,794 per annum, for a part-time (0.6fte) appointment]

Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 03 August 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 offers a comprehensive Research Careers Framework in line with the Advisory Science Council Report 'Towards a Framework for Researcher Careers'. This model provides a structured and supportive Career and Skills Development system designed to ensure that Post-docs in UCD are able to plan their careers and prepare for future opportunities in academia, industry or the public sector. For more information, please click here

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

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