Post-doctoral Research Fellow, School of Geography

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£36,284.67 - £41,804.24 per annum
26 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
10 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Full Time

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

Tackling transport and mobility challenges is critical to addressing the climate crisis, given that transport emissions accounted for more than 20% of sectoral emissions in Ireland in 2020. A recent OECD (2022) report noted that current policies which aim to decarbonise the system via private vehicle improvements are 'unlikely to lead to substantially different patterns of behaviour, rapid emissions reductions, and large well-being improvements'. A key challenge therefore is how to move beyond a focus on private, electric mobility to engage with more radical low-carbon alternatives to accelerate progress towards carbon emission reductions but also to actively enhance and sustain community wellbeing. The key objective here is to empower communities to adopt more sustainable modes of mobility by demonstrating how shared low-carbon transportation can plug the gap when high frequency public transport might not be available. This is a joint project between Prof Niamh Moore-Cherry (UCD), Prof Brian Caulfield (TCD, Civil Engineering) and Kieran Harrahill (TASC), funded by Science Foundation Ireland. The team will also include another postdoctoral researcher based at TCD

Salary Range: €42,033 - €48,427 per annum .

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

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

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