UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1

Expiring today

14 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
28 Sep 2021
University College Dublin
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD School of Computer Science. 

Background: This research project is a collaboration between the UCD School of Information and Communications Studies and the School of Computer Science. The project, led by Prof. Eugenia Siapera, is funded through the Irish Research Council COALESCE programme.

Project Description: The project focuses on health narratives hosted by the so called Alt-Tech social media platforms that have emerged as alternative versions of mainstream platforms. The project will collect and analyse publicly available data related to Covid-19 hosted on Parler, Bitchute and Telegram along with relevant data from YouTube and Twitter. This postdoc will be responsible for data gathering and the application of topic modelling to these data. The postdoc will be located in the School of Computer Science but will work closely with researchers in the School of Information and Communications Studies. 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 range: €38,631 - €41,025 per annum

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

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on the 28th of September 2021.

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

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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