Research Assistant, School of Irish, Celtic Studies & Folklore

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£25271.42 - £33802.85 per annum Pro Rata
13 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
10 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Part Time

Applications are invited for the above post of part-time research assistant in the UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore.

The successful candidate will work under the direction of Dr Fangzhe Qiu (Principal Investigator) on the research project `Fluid texts and scholars' digests: (re)production of law in medieval Ireland (FLEXI)' (2023-2028)

Job Details

The successful candidate will help digitising and pre-processing early Irish legal texts and adding data to the linked database of legal digests. The appointee will also help collecting scholarly literature and organising events. Applicants for this post should hold a postgraduate qualification, or be currently pursuing such a degree, in Early Irish or Celtic Studies. They should be willing to learn about digital humanities while working for the project.

About the project

FLEXI is funded by the ERC Starting Grant. This project examines the four sets of late medieval Irish legal florilegia called `digests', and aims to find out how law texts were (re)produced, studied, and transmitted in medieval Ireland. FLEXI traces and measures the sources used in these digests quantitatively, using linked data model and network analysis to reveal their text reuse patterns. It also looks for possible influences from other legal traditions on the compilatory principles of the digests, and tests and develops software for automated detection of parallel texts (text reuse) for early Irish texts.

Salary Range: 29,275 - 39,158 Pro Rata 0.50FTE per annum

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

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 10th April 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: