Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
€39,522 - €40,083 per annum
04 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
25 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within Veterinary Medicine

The VistaMilk Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre represents a unique collaboration between Agri-Food and information communications technology research institutes and leading Irish/multinational food and ICT companies.

The research programme for the centre will develop new electronic monitoring and actuation technologies to transform an already world-class dairy sector into a global leader in sustainable Agri-Tech. This Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 post is funded by the VistaMilk Research Centre ( Lameness is one of the major production diseases affecting dairy cattle, resulting in reduced animal welfare, farm profitability and sustainability. One of the most important factors in the control of lameness and improving animal welfare is the prompt detection and treatment of cases.

This post-doctoral research role will utilise machine leaning methods to develop an automated system for the detection of animals that require farmer/vet intervention for the treatment of lameness.

Working in collaboration with UCD School of Veterinary Medicine, UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics and Teagasc Moorepark, the successful applicant will work on an existing dataset of accelerometery data, video capture of animals during a lameness scoring process and thermal image data, along with detailed veterinary examination records of the feet of 500 dairy cows.

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: €39,522 - €40,083 per annum

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

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 25th August 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: