Post doctoral Research Fellow Level 1, UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy,
18 month, full time or part time post
Applications are invited for a 18 month (full time or part time) post of
a Post doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD Geary Institute for
This is a research-orientated role, where you will be engaged in the further
development of the Publicpolicy.ie platform at UCD Geary Institute for Public
Policy (GI). The UCD Geary Institute is a centre of excellence for policy-
relevant, theoretically-informed, empirically-grounded research. The main
disciplines at Geary include : Demography, Economics, Education, Law,
Political Science, Psychology, Public health, Social Policy and Sociology.
The GI is striving to increase visibility of its thematic research areas,
particularly among the policy community. As part of this process, GI, having
acquired the domain name publicpolicy.ie in 2019has further developed the
platform, providing and disseminating evidence to inform policy making and
debate, and incorporating it within the UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy.
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
In addition to the Principal Duties and Responsibilities listed below, the
successful candidate will also carry out the following duties specific to this
• Conduct research on Irish public policy issues and synthesise findings in
accessible format – research policy papers, digests, etc
• Conduct literature and database searches and interpret and present the
findings of the literature searches as appropriate
• Develop and maintain an accessible Public Policy register of documentation
• Establish and maintain an archive of public policy research material
• Develop and maintain collaborative links with academics within and beyond
the University for the purpose of developing research funding and
• Identify opportunities to work on interdisciplinary research projects and
engage with colleagues across the campus to pursue these opportunities.
• Support if required, the development of proposals for research funding.
IMP. NOTE: Applicants are asked to outline in the covering letter of their
application, any preference they may have towards a temporary full-time or
Salary range: €38,631 - €44,658 per annum pro-rata Equal to €23,178 -
€26,794 per annum, for a part-time (0.6fte) appointment
Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and
Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 03 August 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.