Research Assistant, Agriculture and Food Science

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£29,275 per annum
14 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
04 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Research Assistant (GIS Analyst) within UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science.

Applications are invited for a 12-Month Research Assistant (GIS Analyst) position as part of the HOLOS-IE project funded by the EU Commission Recovery and Resilience Facility under the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Future Digital Challenge Grant Number 22/NCF/FD/10947. It is comprised of an agricultural systems modeler, programmer, GIS specialist, and academics/researchers from other areas such as crop science, animal science, climatology, and forestry/agroforestry, and a non-academic societal impact champion.

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of an international, transdisciplinary team tackling a national digital challenge (PI: Dr. Ibrahim Khalil and Co-PI: Dr. Anca Jurcut). The activities of the Research Assistant will be to (i) Integrate weather, soil, and land use databases for the configuration of a combined mapping and link to the HOLOS-IE platform for data automation and coding. (ii) Assist in developing a digital platform (HOLOS-IE) to address land uses and management issues to achieve sustainable agricultural farming while reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) and environmental pollution, and (iv) synthesize databases, algorithms, response functions, and emissions factors (EFs) applicable for Ireland (and EU) where required.

It is anticipated that the role will commence in July 2023, or shortly thereafter.

Fixed salary: 29,275 per annum

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 04th 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: