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Full Professor of Data Science for Weather and Climate, School of Mathematics and Statistics

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£115,922.24 - £146,552.67 per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Applications are invited for a permanent post of a Full Professor of Data Science for Weather and Climate within UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics at University College Dublin is seeking to appoint a permanent Full Professor of Data Science for Weather and Climate. This is a permanent post arising from a funding award of €5M over 5 years from Met ireann with the possibility of further funding of €5M after 5 years. This funding will support the hiring of a research team, the creation of a PhD cohort-training programme and the establishment of a Data Science for Weather and Climate Research Centre. It will also provide funding for travel, equipment and other research support. The successful candidate will be expected to allocate the majority of their time in the delivery of the research programme, a third of which is expected to be closely working with Met ireann.

95 Full Professor\2010 Salary Scale: €134,287 - €169,770 per annum.

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines

Closing date: 12:00hrs (local Irish time) on 1st May 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.

Note: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow link below: Contract.pdf


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