Research Assistant / Post-Doc Researcher, Geography

Maynooth, Ireland
27 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department : Geography
Vacancy ID : 020021
Closing Date : 12-Feb-2023

The Role

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued.

The Department of Geography is seeking an excellent candidate to join our staff as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow Level 2a / Research Assistant. This person will join the team working on an SFI Discover award in conjunction with the European Space Education Resource Office Ireland – an outreach project with national scope entitled “Space, Surveyors and Students: STEM and the Sustainable Development Goals (5*S)”. This project focusses on developing methods for introducing students to Copernicus, spatial data and the UN SDGs and is a collaboration between Maynooth University, TU Dublin, Esri Ireland, the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and Ordnance Survey Ireland. The person appointed will have a proven remote sensing skillset and experience of working with Copernicus imagery appropriate to career stage. Candidates must demonstrate the capability for independent, problem focused thinking and be enthusiastic about showcasing space data such as Copernicus. The successful candidate will be expected to visit project partners and schools all around the country and therefore a full EU driving license and access to their own car will be of benefit.

Post-Doctoral Researcher (2022) Salary Scale:  €41,209 – €41,784 p.a. (2 points)

Research Assistant (2022) Salary Scale: €28,701 – €38,390 p.a. (13 points)

Appointments will be made in accordance with public sector pay provisions.

Closing Date: 23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday, 12th February 2023.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified above. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Maynooth University is an equal opportunities employer

The position is subject to the Statutes of the University

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