Post-doctoral Research Fellow, School of Information and Communication Studies

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
€39,522 - €45,610 per annum or €46,906 - €51,035 per annum.
21 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
26 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 2 within UCD School of Information and Communication Studies.

VIGILANT is a 36 month, €4m project with 17 partners that will equip European Police Authorities with advanced technologies from academia to detect and analyse misinformation and disinformation that leads to criminal activities. The project was the winning submission to the Horizon Europe topic HORIZON-CL3-2021-FCT-01-03 Disinformation and fake news are combated and trust in the digital world is raised.

This role will suit an early career Post-Doctoral Researcher whose work is at the intersection of technology and social science. It is an `all-rounder' position that would be ideal for someone who is interested in design and technology, who has good interpersonal skills, and who wants to work with leading experts in each of these areas on a variety of tasks. The successful candidate will conduct research into methods and technologies to combat misinformation and assist in the design, development and evaluation of VIGILANT.

This is an academic research 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: 

  • Assist in the delivery of co-design workshops with clients and partners to define functional and non-functional requirements 
  • Assist in the development of prototype designs 
  • Evaluate solutions created by the development teams Assist in the development of training material and assist in the delivery of training.

Post Doc Level 1 or Post Doc Level 2 Salary Range: ) €39,522 - €45,610 per annum or €46,906 - €51,035 per annum.

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

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 26th of October 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: