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UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2, School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, Spatial Dynamics Lab, Up until 28 February 2023



Applications are invited for a Temporary Up until 28 February 2023 post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2 within School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, Spatial Dynamics Lab

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and talented individuals for a 14-month post–doctorate research position as part of a European Research Council funded project – TechEvo (Technology Evolution in Regional Economies). The position is available from 3 January 2022 in the area of Scientometrics, quantitative research on science-technology knowledge networks, innovation studies more broadly. Prior experience with the analysis of scientific publication and/or patent data, machine learning techniques for text-analysis, and skills pertaining to the development and management of large-scale research databases are essential requirements. A background in spatial econometrics and modelling, as well as network analysis in the context of innovation studies are desirable skills, but not mandatory.

The objective of the TechEvo project is to investigate how specific regional knowledge capabilities influence the evolution of local science and technology trajectories and thus shape geographies of economic prosperity. Focusing on the evolution of scientific and technical knowledge and set in an evolutionary framework the investigation aims to provide ground-breaking insights into how innovative individuals and entities are embedded in social and cognitive local and non-local networks, and how regional technology trajectories are shaped. TechEvo will provide a wealth of indicators, models and tools that will assist firms and policy makers in place-based investment decisions and deliver a science and technology policy evaluation tool capable of assessing impact.

The successful applicant will be working directly with TechEvo’s principal investigator, Prof. Dieter F. Kogler and a number of international collaborators. Short-term visits to European higher education institutes and research organizations in order to carry out collaborative and in situ data and modelling work might be necessary over the duration of the contract. The post-doctorate research position will primarily be based at University College Dublin (IE) as a part of Prof. Kogler’s research group in the Spatial Dynamics Lab.

This is an advanced research focused role, building on your prior experience as a post-doctoral fellow, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.

The primary purpose of the role is to develop new or advanced research skills and competences, on the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications and scholarly dissemination, the development of funding proposals, and the supervision and mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

Salary Range: PD1 Salary Range: €39,131 - €45,158 per annum Or PD2 Salary Range: Salary: €46,442 - €50,530 per annum
Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 3rd December 2021
Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (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: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/.


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