Post-Doctoral Researcher (Internet of Things) - ENABLE / School of Business

Maynooth, Kildare (IE)
19 Apr 2018
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19 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

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 - Internet of Things (IoT) Ethics for the Maynooth University School of Business / ENABLE research centre.

Enable is an SFI funded research centre which in collaboration with industry partners and via citizen engagement is addressing the challenges that currently limit the potential benefits of IoT for communities. This involves a focus on enabling smarter buildings, more efficient transportation/ mobility, better handling of environmental issues, stronger data privacy, and enhanced cyber and infrastructure security.

Principal Duties

The research centre supports all the cities in Ireland in their development of technology-enabled services. Cities are continuously implementing pilots to address specific problems relating to the environment, safety, transport, spaces, culture, energy, amongst others. The researcher will embed themselves into the project teams of a number of these implementations and study the implementation from an ethical perspective to include:

• Privacy: e.g. personal data

• Transparency: e.g. planning decisions

• Behaviours: citizen behaviour

The Post-Doctoral researcher will work for Enable at the School of Business, Maynooth University in a team of Post-Doctoral researchers and PhD students under the supervision of Professor Brian Donnellan. The team’s research focuses on technology adoption with study currently underway on:

• Living labs business models

• Urban data portal business models

• Smart district co-creation

• Urban digital strategy development

• Smart City governance

• Sensor-as-a-service

• Autonomous vehicle / technology adoption

• Robotic-human interface

• Ethic in practice

The environment is highly supportive. While each researcher works with a specific industrial partner to an agreed set of research deliverables, synergies between the various strands of research are used for everyone’s benefit. Researchers also enjoy an environment where their own personal development is encouraged and supported.

The research team is integrated with the University’s business school providing a balance between practical and academic support and mentorship. The research team is co-located with the Innovation Value Institute (IVI), a Technology Centre focusing on IT management.