Post-Doctoral Researcher – Water Quality and Adult Health

Maynooth (IE)
21 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Maynooth University
Ollscoil Mhá Nuad

Maynooth University (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) is the fastest growing university in Ireland with over 10,000 students and outstanding research and scholarship in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. The university is now entering a new and exciting phase of its development, with a new strategic plan centred on further enhancing our academic programmes, providing a distinctive student experience of the highest quality, focusing our research activities on a small number of priority themes, and further internationalising the university. To support this development, the university is seeking to recruit outstanding academics, with a strong track record of research and teaching, to the following position:

National Centre for Geocomputation
Centre for Health Geoinformatics
Post-Doctoral Researcher – Water Quality and Adult Health

Since its inception in 2004 with the support of Science Foundation Ireland, the National Centre for Geocomputation (NCG) has become firmly established as a leading centre for research in the field of Geocomputation, applying computational methods to large spatial data sets from acquisition to analysis, modelling and visualisation. The Centre for Health Geoinformatics sits within the NCG, and is also supported by colleagues from the Department of Geography. Its primary goal is the production of a high quality research and evidence base to inform health decision-making.

The Role

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued. 

We are seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher to work on a Health Research Board funded project. The duration of the project is 18 months with an anticipated commencement date of the 1st April 2018. The successful candidate will play a critical role developing an historical water fluoridation database for Ireland, estimating potential individual exposure and assisting the PI (Prof Jan Rigby) in the generation of research outputs. 

The project is a collaborative partnership with the Dublin Dental University Hospital, the School of Public Health (UCC), The Irish Longitudinal Study of Ageing (TILDA, based at Trinity College Dublin) and the Department of Health.

Principal Duties

The successful candidate will work with Prof Jan Rigby and colleagues and play a major role in the water fluoridation and adult health collaborative project. S/he will be responsible for building an historical water fluoridation geographical information system using both digital and paper-based records of water quality testing. This will subsequently be used to generate measures of individual exposures to fluoridated water. The post holder will also engage with collaborators in the project and other stakeholders relating to data quality and interpretation. A Research Assistant will be employed on the project and the post holder will play a major role in coordinating the work flow. The successful candidate will also assist the PI and collaborators with disseminating the results of the research.

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