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Research Assistant, Architecture, Planning & Env. Policy

£25918.86 - £34450.28 per annum
Closing date
27 Mar 2024

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Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Research Assistant within UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy.

About the Project:
The Bike Library project gives families the opportunity to borrow either an e-bike, cargo bike or foldable bike for a set period during the school term at no charge. This will allow them to experience using these bikes before having to decide to buy one; "try before you buy". The aim of the project is to encourage families to make a permanent modal shift to sustainable, active travel for their daily commutes. The project has deployed over 150 bikes in many schools around Dublin and collected a wide range of qualitative and quantitative data to assess the impacts of the pilot.

About the Role:
We are seeking a dedicated Research Assistant to join our team. This role is integral to the organization and facilitation of stakeholder, community, and co-creation workshops, and it contributes to our mission to bridge the gap between top-down policies and bottom-up community needs. The successful candidate will provide assistance to the project in areas such as data collation and analysis, working closely with other team members to ensure accurate and timely results. They will work as part of a supportive, collaborative, and dedicated team, engaging in meaningful dialogue with community members and stakeholders to align project goals with local needs. This post offers an exciting opportunity to further develop both qualitative and quantitative research skills, and it represents a chance to be involved in a transformative project that can have a lasting impact on sustainable community development.

Salary Range: €30,025 - €39,908 Per Annum Pro Rata @ 0.5FTE
Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 4th 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.


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



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. 
The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years; it is currently ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide.
As Ireland's largest university, with its great strength and diversity of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland through the study of people, society, business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as through research and innovation. 
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