UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (UCD)

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Location
Dublin, Leinster (IE)
Salary
€39,522 - €51,035 per annum
Posted
01 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Jul 2022
Ref
014722
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2 within UCD School of Computer Science/CeADAR Centre for Applied AI

TRANSPIRE (Trained AI Platform for Regulation) combines human expertise with artificial intelligence to automatically monitor, interpret and demystify laws and regulations across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions. This then enables firms to assess risks, and deliver effective regulatory outcomes while protecting consumers. You will perform novel research on Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning for legal and regulatory texts. The key research focus of the project relates to analysis, classification and knowledge extraction for these texts in a transparent way. As such, a core priority will be a body of research on explainable and/or interpretable models for legal text analysis.

The project is funded under the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) and will be conducted in collaboration with two industry partners: Corlytics and Version 1. As such, a core feature of the project is to work closely with domain experts who will both inform the research and contribute domain expertise towards training the models. You will join the research team in CeADAR: Ireland's Centre for Applied AI. CeADAR's market-focussed agenda is developed in conjunction with its strong membership base of 90 MNCs and SMEs. CeADAR is based in UCD and is a collaboration between UCD and the Technological University Dublin. The cross-institutional team undertakes applied and translational research across a broad spectrum of data analytics and AI and works in close cooperation with the industry members of the Centre.

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.

Post Doc level 1: Salary: €39,522 - €45,610 per annum

Post Doc level 2: Salary €46,906 - €51,035 per annum

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

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 15th July 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: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/

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