Post-Doctoral Researcher - Living Labs

Limerick (County), Munster (IE)
09 Jul 2018
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08 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Maynooth University
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The Maynooth University (National University of Ireland Maynooth) is the fastest growing university in Ireland with approximately 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:

Post-Doctoral Researcher
(Living Labs – Limerick based)
(24 Month Contract)

The postdoctoral researcher will support the implementation and management, in conjunction with Dell EMC of an urban IT platform with Limerick City & County Council, studying the use and performance of the platform.

Urban platforms offer three benefits:

  1. They are a focal point for city authorities to exploit data generated by IT enabled city services in a range of areas including transport, the environment and culture. Often these services are based on the internet-of-things whereby multiple sensors and devices are connected, enabling the collection and exchange of data. Analytics of data generated in such systems leads to efficiencies and improved services
  2. They allow service providers co-create with the city, and prototype in a living environment, solutions to city problems.
  3. They are a mechanism to provide access to data generated by the city for commercial use (open data)

The researcher will support the implementation by studying and proving guidance on:

  • Urban platform functionality
  • Urban platforms as an enabler to city service co-creation
  • Data governance as it pertains to urban platform operations
  • City competencies and structures to manage urban platforms
  • Business models from the perspectives of the platform supplier (platform BM), the city and third party users.

For further details including full comprehensive job description please see the Maynooth University vacancies page at: