UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or Level 2

27 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2021
University College Dublin
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or Level 2 within UCD School of Civil Engineering.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic candidates for a 24-month Postdoctoral research position as a part of the Horizon 2020 project PRECINCT (Preparedness and Resilience Enforcement for Critical INfrastructure Cascading Cyberphysical Threats and effects with focus on district or regional protection) ( EU Critical Infrastructures (CIs) are increasingly at risk from cyber-physical attacks and natural hazards. Research and emerging solutions focus on the protection of individual CIs, however, the interrelationships between CIs has become more complex for example in smart cities and managing the impacts of cascading effects and enabling rapid recovery is becoming more pertinent and highly challenging.

As part of the PRECINCT project, we are leading a work package that will develop a serious gaming approach to critical infrastructure protection. Other project partners have existing (and separate) serious gaming and digital twin platforms. Part of your role will be to develop software/database management to link physical vulnerability (from physical artefacts) to the Digital Twin, but also develop and create the look and feel of the gaming interface.

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: - Plan, coordinate and implement research in line with the PRECINCT project research objectives. - Conduct individual and collaborative research, liaise across the project consortium and analyse research findings. - Prepare progress reports on research for funding body - Preparation and completion of key project deliverables and journal/ conference publications - Engage with the various stakeholders and work package leaders and contributors involved in PRECINCT - Support if required, the development of proposals for research funding - Deliver teaching/ tutoring duties on certain modules in the School of Civil Engineering

PD1 Salary: €38,631 - €44,658 per annum P2 Salary: €45,942 - €50,030 per annum

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

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on the 18th October 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.