UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or Level 2  within UCD School of Computer Science

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
12 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
01 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or Level 2, UCD School of Computer Science, Fixed-term post until 1 September 2023 (initially)

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

COTHROM is an Irish Research Council (IRC) funded inter-disciplinary project, which focusses on making predictions about the impact of policy decisions on migrants.

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 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.

PD1 Fixed salary: €39,131 per annum

PD2  Fixed salary: €39,131 per annum

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on the 1st of February 2022.

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.

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

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