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Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1, School of Computer Science

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£36,932.10 - £39,123.88 per annum
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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

FutureNeuro launched in 2017 as the SFI Research Centre for Chronic and Rare Neurological Disorders with the ambition to be a world-leading research centre that transforms the patient journey and clinical practice. Phase 1 created an environment for excellence that delivered research breakthroughs, development of people, improved patient outcomes and contributed significantly to the Irish economy and research ecosystem. Phase 2 builds on this success through an integrated programme informed and designed by multi-stakeholder input. It will deliver diagnostic supports, innovative treatments and digital solutions that meet the significant unmet needs of people living with neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders and the health professionals who care for them. We have unique multi-disciplinary teams and shared technologies and infrastructures in neuroscience, clinical neurology and psychiatry, genetics and `omics, artificial intelligence/data science, preclinical models, materials science and digital health.

Epilepsy is a global health burden with adverse social, economic, and psychological impacts on people with epilepsy. It is characterized by a persistent propensity to experience spontaneous epileptic seizures, resulting in diverse neurobiological, cognitive, and psychosocial consequences. Electroencephalogram (EEG) is an important clinical tool for diagnosing epilepsy and identifying seizures. However, the manual annotation of seizures in EEG recordings is time-consuming and prone to low inter-observer reproducibility. To address this challenge, systems for automated seizure detection have emerged as a powerful tools offering enhanced throughput and reliability in identifying and quantifying seizures in humans and animal models of epilepsy.

This project aims to develop automatic seizure detection, classification and quantification methods in EEGs from both human and animal models of epilepsy.

We are now actively recruiting a postdoctoral researcher with digital signal processing and machine learning, including deep learning, expertise to join the teams of Assoc. Prof. Catherine Mooney in the UCD School of Computer Science for 12 months.

This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator. The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

Salary Range - €42,783 - €45,322 per annum

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

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on the 1st of March 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 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:


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