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Post-doc Research Fellow Lvl 1/2, School of Education

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£37,903.25 - £43,422.82 per annum
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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Academic Discipline
Education, Social Sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Research Fellowships, Postdocs
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2 within UCD School of Education.

The post offers an excellent research opportunity to a suitably qualified early-career post-doctoral researcher, who has the relevant experience that is required for this role. The appointee will be based at the School of Education, UCD, and will be supported by a collaborative team.

The role requires a Social Scientist who is committed to research that responds to the Sustainable Development Goals, especially with regard to gender equality and the education of women and girls. Accordingly, the successful applicant will have a demonstrable record of engagement with research relating to the education of women and girls, and they will be able to apply their knowledge to the project.

The successful applicant will be able to conduct excellent qualitative research. They will also have a good working knowledge of quantitative research methods. Applicants should therefore have completed advanced research training and must be able to demonstrate their skills in this regard.

Salary Range PD1: €43,908 - €50,302 Per Annum

Salary Range PD2: €51,677 - €56,202 Per Annum Per Annum

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

Closing date: 12:00 noon (local Irish time) on the 14th 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.

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.


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:


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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