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Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 2, Spatial Dynamics Lab

Employer
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (UCD)
Location
Dublin, Leinster (IE)
Salary
£43,628.27 - £47,448.12 per annum
Closing date
5 Jan 2024

Job Details

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 2 within the Spatial Dynamics Lab.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and talented individuals for a post-doctorate research position which will contribute to research project on moments of stress during active travel. The position will start on 1 January 2024.

Are you data scientist with an interest in using wearable sensor technologies to monitor stresses experienced by commuter cyclists in urban environments?

If you are please read on as this is a great opportunity to join an interdisciplinary team that is attempting to improve the urban cycling experience for adults and children.

"Transforming how we travel", i.e. a modal shift to sustainable transport, is one of six vital high impact sectors listed in the Irish government's Climate Action Plan 2023. A modal shift to increase cycling, which is a form of active and sustainable travel, is important not just for the green transition, but also for the health, sustainability and liveability of urban and rural communities in Ireland. However, to support more cycling journeys, suitable cycling infrastructure is necessary. This is especially important for school routes, as research suggests that cycling to school may lead to a lifelong behaviour routine. One of the major factors determining a modal shift to cycling is perceived road safety. However, the perceived safety of specific cycling infrastructure is often unknown. Recent advances in wearable technologies allow a number of physiological biomarkers of stress to be measured continuously. These biomarkers can be used to identify moments of stress, which can be correlated to the location and surroundings of an individual during a cycling trip. The aim of the SHIFT project is to measure moments of stress in cyclists to provide insights on the impact of cycling infrastructure and traffic on perceived road safety.

This is an advanced research focused role, building on your prior experience as a post-doctoral fellow, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.

The primary purpose of the role is to develop new or advanced research skills and competences, on the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications and scholarly dissemination, the development of funding proposals, and the supervision and mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

Salary: €50,540 - €54,965per annum

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

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on the 5th of January 2024.

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 PD2 post is intended for researchers that have completed PD1. As with the PD1, if you have already completed your PD2 stage in UCD or will soon complete a PD2, or your total Postdoctoral experience, inclusive of the duration of the advertised post, would exceed 6 years, you should not apply and should refer to Research Fellow posts instead.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/

 

 

 

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UCD is Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 37,000 students drawn from 152 countries, including over 4,500 students based at locations outside of Ireland. 
 
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Telephone
+(353)17167777
Location
BELFIELD
DUBLIN 4
Ireland

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