Post-doctoral Research Fellow, School of Geography

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£44107.91 per annum
23 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Applications are invited for a 32 month post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 2 within UCD School of Geography.

This post is to support the Cities and Communities strand of the NexSys project. The key objective of this project is to help decision makers design policies that supports citizens to reduce their carbon and environmental footprint through individual and social innovations. The proposed research will use geospatial big data mining and modelling techniques to identify urban neighbourhoods with distinct energy profiles; this will develop machine learning and AI algorithms to be applied to a wide range of pervasive datasets (regulatory, private, satellite, sensors, etc.) and models.

NexSys - "Next Generation Energy Systems" The decarbonisation of the Energy System will play a vital role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and help mitigate the impacts of Climate Change. The technical and societal challenges inherent in decarbonisation are set to be enduring challenges of the mid-21st century and ones that will require a whole of society approach, encompassing academia, industry, government, and citizens.

NexSys is a newly established All Island SFI Strategic Partnership Programme focussed upon the transition to a net zero carbon energy system. It is a unique partnership bringing together a multidisciplinary research team, industry, and policy makers to tackle fundamental research questions to be addressed as part of the transition to net Zero. Hosted by UCD Energy Institute, NexSys brings together academics from nine institutions across the Island of Ireland (UCD, TCD, DCU, ESRI, Maynooth University, UCC, NUI Galway, Ulster University and Queen's University Belfast) to work together to meet the unprecedented scale and complexity of the challenges associated with the energy transition.

This is an advanced academic research 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.

Fixed salary: 48,813 per annum

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

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 15th February 2023.

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: