Purpose of Position:

The Research Assistant role is an attractive opportunity for an innovative researcher to contribute to the SPuMoNI project.

Reporting to:

Principal Investigator

About the Role:

This is an attractive opportunity for an innovative researcher to contribute to the SPuMoNI project, based at the Cloud Competency Centre (School of Computing) of National College of Ireland - IFSC campus in the scenic Dublin Docklands. SPuMoNI is a research project funded by the European Commission through CHIST-ERA within the "Big data and process modelling for smart industry" strand. SPuMoNI involves five industrial and academic partners from four countries Italy, Ireland, Greece, and Spain.

The main aim of the post is to employ cloud infrastructure and cloud-related services, and distributed ledger technology to design, develop, and empirically evaluate a software framework/middleware for traceable and reproducible data modelling, quality assurance and analytics (e.g. identify behaviour patterns of data probability distributions over time, identify outliers, etc.).

Key Relationships:

  • Principal Investigators.
  • Head of Cloud Competency Centre.
  • Dean of School of Computing.
  • Vice Dean of Postgraduate Programmes and Research.
  • School of Computing staff.
  • Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and carry out a work programme aligned with the objectives of the SPuMoNI project.
  • Contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile of School of Computing and, in general, of National College of Ireland, including establishing a track record of high quality publications.
  • Attend and participate in suitable SPuMoNI activities at home and abroad in subject-related areas.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties that may be requested by the SPuMoNI Principal investigator and the Dean of School of Computing.
  • Engage proactively in writing research proposals for future funding.
  • Qualifications & Experience Required:
  • MSc in Computer Science/ Computing discipline, preferably by Research. PhD (or close to completion) will be a plus.
  • Evidence of publication record in high-impact peer-reviewed journals and selective conferences in cloud computing, high-performance computing, machine learning, and/or data analytics.
  • Strong coding skills in Python/Java/C/C++ and solid working knowledge and experience of Linux internals, blockchain, debugging and software engineering principles.
  • Possess self-motivation, attention to detail and the ability to thrive in an international team environment.
  • Develop productive working relationships with other members of staff at NCI.
  • Balance the pressures of research and administrative demands and competing deadlines within the project.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. 

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • MSc in Computer Science/ Computing discipline, preferably by Research. PhD (or close to completion) will be a plus.
  • Evidence of publication record in high-impact peer-reviewed journals and selective conferences in cloud computing, high-performance computing, machine learning, and/or data analytics.
  • Strong coding skills in Python/Java/C/C++ and solid working knowledge and experience of Linux internals, blockchain, debugging and software engineering principles.
  • Possess self-motivation, attention to detail and the ability to thrive in an international team environment.
  • Develop productive working relationships with other members of staff at NCI.
  • Balance the pressures of research and administrative demands and competing deadlines within the project.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Salary:

Contract: 18 Month Fixed Term Contract (to start on 1st of October 2020 or immediately thereafter).

Salary: €24,360-€33,000 per annum (Researcher Assistant Scale).

Annual Leave: 34 days pro rata

Application process:

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and CV in PDF format both, quoting reference number NCI0878 and job title to: recruitment-cdolan@ncirl.ieby 5pm on Thursday 27th August 2020. Interviews are expected to be conducted on 2nd and 3rd of September 2020. Successful candidate is expected to start on 1st of October 2020 or immediately thereafter).

Note:

The functions and responsibilities assigned are based on the current stated role and objectives of the College. These functions and responsibilities may alter in line with any change in the role and objectives of National College of Ireland. 

Equality and Diversity

National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer and is a Member of the Athena SWAN Charter. NCI is committed to serving our diverse community and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 

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In submitting a completed Curriculum Vitae and supporting documentation, candidates are declaring:  

That all the particulars furnished in their application are true and correct without omission and that they are aware of the qualifications and particulars for this position.  

That to the best of their knowledge that there is nothing in relation to their conduct, character or personal background of any nature that would adversely affect the position of trust in which they would be placed by virtue of this appointment.   

Their irrevocable consent to NCI making such enquiries as deemed necessary in respect of their suitability for the post in respect of which their application is made.   

Their acceptance and confirmation of the entitlement of NCI, as appropriate to, reject their application, or to terminate their employment (in the event of a contract of employment having been entered into on foot of this competition) if they have omitted to furnish NCI with any information relevant to their application or their continued employment or where they have made any false statement or misrepresentation relevant to this application or their continuing employment with the College.  

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NCI  Information Governance and Data Protection Officer,
National College of Ireland,
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