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Research Fellowship at University College Dublin

Research Fellowship at University College Dublin

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Application call for Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at University College Dublin  School of Computer Science. The successful candidate will work on the development and implementation of machine learning techniques to improve sustainable crop production and management techniques, thereby optimizing crop production efficiency. The position has a fixed salary of €35,324 per annum.


Specifically; the project will use a variety of machine learning and advanced data analytic techniques to extract new knowledge and information. This knowledge will be used for decision-making, process production optimization, resource planning, and more importantly; it will be used to build an intelligent integrated crop model, which will underpin the advice offered by a suite of intelligent advisory tools. The candidate will track research program activities and report to the Principal Investigator and liaise with other work packages leaders and teams.

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 competencies, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching. The successful candidate will work in a dynamic research environment and will also work collaboratively in a team of researchers and PhD students, actively contributing to exciting and cutting-edge multi-disciplinary research.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct a specified programme of research and scholarship under the supervision and direction of your Principal Investigator.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by your Principal Investigator, your School or Institute, or the University. Similarly, engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which you are engaged as directed by and with the support of and under the supervision of your Principal Investigator.
  • Engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of your research group, School and Institute.
  • Mentor and assist, as appropriate and as directed, the research graduate students in your group, School and Institute.
  • Furthermore, carry out administrative work associated with your programme of research.

Mandatory Requirements

Candidates must have the following requirements for this Research Fellowship at University College Dublin

  • PhD in Computer Science with more focus on data science, machine learning and software engineering.
  • At least 2 years experience of designing and implementing Machine Learning techniques.
  • Competent programming skills (e.g., Java, Python, C).
  • Experience in working with large and/or heterogeneous datasets as well as demonstrated commitment to research and publications
  • An understanding of the operational requirements for a successful research project
  • Evidence of research activity (publications, conference presentations, awards); and future scholarly output (working papers, research proposals, and ability to outline a research project.
  • Excellent Communication Skills (Oral, Written, Presentation etc). Similarly, excellent Organisational and Administrative skills including a proven ability to work to deadlines.
  • Pro-active self-starter with the ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Furthermore, candidates must demonstrate an awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion agenda.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline24 August,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerUniversity College Dublin



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