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012054 - UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or Level 2, School of Agriculture and Food Science (36 months)



Applications are invited for a 36 months post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or Level 2 within School of Agriculture and Food Science

FNS-Cloud is a H2020 project which aims to overcome fragmentation problems by integrating existing Food, Nutrition and Food Security (FNS) data, which is essential for high-end, pan-European FNS research, addressing diet, health, and consumer behaviours as well as on sustainable agriculture and the bio-economy. FNS-Cloud aims to develop frameworks to facilitate: 1) analyses of regional and country-specific differences in diet including nutrition, 2) improved understanding agricultural differences within Europe; and 3) understanding of consumer choices and, ultimately, personal and public health in the future.

As a partner and WP Leader in FNS-Cloud University College Dublin are seeking a post-doctoral candidate to join a research team focusing on collation, organisation and analysis of Food, Diet and Daily-Life data. The specific research programme will focus on the development of food/nutrient data mapping and merging strategies as well as further development of existing web based dietary intake tools (Foodbook24). In addition to the scientific duties, the successful candidate will work closely with the lead UCD PI, Prof. Eileen Gibney, in the management of the overall work package and associated deliverables, supporting the lead researcher in the management of the team and work undertaken.

This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.

The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

The candidate should have experience with management and analysis of food/diet/daily-life data, and a keen interest in novel dietary intake assessment tools.

Salary Range: €37,874 - €43,782 per annum.
Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 13th December 2019

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.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.


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