Post-doctoral Research Fellow, School of Civil Engineering

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£36,284.67 - £38,476.44 per annum
23 May 2023
End of advertisement period
22 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within the UCD School of Civil Engineering.

Resilience assessment aims to enhance a system capability to handle disruptions with minimal loss of functionality, and in the face of the large future uncertainties it will play a key in societal development and performance. From a resilience perspective, infrastructure systems play a fundamental role in the extent of the impacts from hazards. Energy, ICT, water supply and transportation networks, are particularly vulnerable to climate change. Disruptions in these have a significant potential to disrupt societal systems, and at the end of the societal chain, bring significant harm to communities.

The CAPABLE project will develop a framework and support digital tool for decisions that enhances resilience through a capability-based assessment of the community functionality in disruptions. Capability-based approaches are founded on the idea that there is a "capability to function, i.e., what a person can do or can be" rather than the assumption that there is an equal potential of fulfilment in the society and are of high interest to solve the identified need for resilience informed decisions centred on people.

Salary: 42,033 - 44,572 per annum.

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

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 5th June 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.

The PD1 position is intended for early stage researchers, either just after completion of a PhD or for someone entering a new area for the first time. If you have already completed your PD1 stage in UCD or will soon complete a PD1, or you are an external applicant whose total Postdoctoral experience, inclusive of the duration of the advertised post, would exceed 4 years, you should not apply and should refer to PD2 posts instead.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: