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Senior Data Scientist, School of Computer Science - CeADAR

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£55,247.52 - £64,743.19 per annum
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Job Type
Professional Services, IT Services
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Details

Applications are invited for a Fixed Term (until 31st December 2025) post of a Senior Data Scientist within UCD School of Computer Science - CeADAR.

CeADAR is seeking an experienced individual who has a demonstrated successful track record in data science in research industry settings (>6 years). Individuals in this role are expected to have proven experience applying artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computational statistics to specific problems, particularly in areas such as deep learning, reinforcement learning, time series modelling, natural language processing and explainable AI. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in contributing to the development of proof of concepts to allow companies and EU stakeholders to leverage the benefits of state-of-the-art AI algorithms.

We are very passionate about applying ML algorithms and have productised everything from classic supervised models to cutting-edge unsupervised clustering algorithms to novel applications of transformer neural networks. We test and measure the real customer impact of each model we deploy.

This is an opportunity to work on a number of diverse and exciting projects in the area of data science with real application to a variety of verticals in the industry sector both at national and EU level, including EU-funded Horizon Europe projects. The individual will be part of CeADAR's Innovation & Development Group, participating in projects demanding skills in applied data science for the development of AI and machine learning solutions.

Salary Range: €64,000 - €75,000 per annum

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

Closing date: 12:00 noon (local Irish time) on the 19th of June 2024.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 12:00 noon (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. 
Over the last decade UCD researchers have increased their annual number of papers in the international literature by 39% and have authored more than 34,000 papers in total. 56% of the papers were co-authored with researchers from more than 130 countries. These papers are cited by other researchers at a rate that is 73% above the world average.
Located within 4km's of Dublin city centre, the Belfield campus is a carefully landscaped, modern campus. Employees can avail of world class facilities and participate in a range of engagement activities.
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Imagine yourself in a workplace with a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for all staff and students. UCD is committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly.
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Visit the Work at UCD page to explore further benefits of working at UCD and to apply for a role.

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