Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1, UCD School of Computer Science Temporary, 24 month post
Posted : 20 May 2021
Closes : 9 June 2021
Location : UCD

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD School of Computer Science.

Description: What is the role of migration in the dynamics of cultural development as
regards gender, ethnicity, and demography? To answer this question, the EU-funded
VICTEUR project will work with the SFI-funded Insight Centre for Data Analytics at
UCD to explore large-scale historical text corpora from a computational perspective.
This will allow us to study intra-European migration during the 19th century through
the ‘macroscope’ of machine learning and the ‘microscope’ of literary scholarship.
The successful candidate for this role will work on developing new computational
methods that use text mining and natural language processing to extract insights and
trends from large collections of historical texts provided by the British Library.

Applicants should have a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline, with a
proven track record of research and publications in the areas of text mining and/or
natural language processing. Excellent programming skills are essential. Ideally the
candidate will also have some past experience of working with researchers from other

Duration: 24-month temporary post
Salary: €38,631 – €44,658 per annum (dependent on qualifications and experience)

Mandatory Criteria:
A PhD in Computer Science or another relevant technical discipline.
Research expertise in text mining and/or natural language processing.
A demonstrated commitment to research and publications.
An understanding of the requirements for a successful research project.
Excellent communication skills (oral, written, presentation etc).
Excellent organisational and administrative skills including a proven ability to work to
An awareness of equality, diversity, and inclusion agenda.

Desirable Criteria:
Evidence of prior research activity.
Experience of collaborating with researchers from other disciplines.
Experience in setting own research agenda.
Programming experience working with the Python Data Science Stack.


Apply via Job Reference 013298 by 17:00
(Irish time) on 9th June 2021.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Derek Greene

This role has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme Grant agreement No. 884951.