Postdoc Research Fellow Lvl 2, UCD School of Computer Science

£34907.36 per annum
06 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
27 Oct 2021
University College Dublin
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a fixed term post (until 1 September 2023) of a Post doctoral Research Fellow Level 2 within UCD School of Computer Science.

Understanding the impact of policy on various sub-groups, with different assumptions about their socio-economic and psychological characteristics is important to shape good policy decisions. While it is impossible to predict emergent effects due to a multitude of technological, social, economic factors, it is possible to create computational models that can yield information about social outcomes. Simulation of individuals' micro-characteristics can lead to macro-level insights. We propose to create one specifically for immigrants needing a work visa, since they lack representation in the legislative and government machinery.

The project will identify individual and community-level variables to monitor, so that some ethical and human rights guidelines can be operationalised. The simulation will test policy mechanisms against multiple populations of immigrants and check if the proposed mechanism(s) violate any ethical principles or lead to unnecessary bad outcomes for migrants. This is an advanced research focused role, building on your prior experience as a post-doctoral fellow, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.

The primary purpose of the role is to develop new or advanced research skills and competences, on the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications and scholarly dissemination, the development of funding proposals, and the supervision and 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: Setup Simulation and Data Pipeline Define Gender-specific Goals and Behaviours Simulate and Detect Emergence Analyse Gender-differences and Review Ethical Violations This is an inter-disciplinary project, and the post-doctoral fellow is expected to work in collaboration with researchers from the social sciences and be guided by their insights into relevant variables and ethical impact.

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.

Fixed Salary: €38,631 per annum

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 27 October 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

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