Post-Doctoral/Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher, UCC
Posted : 5 April 2023
Closes : 21 April 2023
Location : University College Cork

Fixed-term, Whole-time Post

Please note that this position can be filled at Post-Doctoral or Senior Post-Doctoral level, depending on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Position Summary

Applications are invited for the post of Post-Doctoral or Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher to join the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, based at the School of Computer Science & IT, University College Cork, Ireland. We are seeking to fill a Post-Doctoral position, making an appointment up to the level of Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher depending on the career stage of the successful applicant. The position holder will work in the Horizon Europe funded project An AI On-Demand Platform to Support Research Excellence in Europe (AI4Europe).

The Post-Doctoral or Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher will support the UCC PI to execute several activities including communication and dissemination activities and the administration of the project. The Post-Doctoral or Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher will be responsible for leading Work Packages and ensuring timely completion of high-quality project deliverables. The post holder will be responsible from managing the day-to-day activities of specific tasks across the project and providing updates and key information to the UCC PI.

About Insight

The Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics ( is an SFI funded Research Centre that brings together researchers from University College Dublin, NUI Galway, University College Cork, and Dublin City University, as well as other partner institutions, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), University of Limerick (UL), Maynooth University (MU) and Tyndall National Institute. It creates a critical mass of more than 400 researchers from Ireland’s leading ICT clusters to carry out research on a new generation of data analytics technologies in several key application domain areas, such as Health and Human Performance, Smart Communities, Internet of Things, Enterprise and Services and Sustainability and Operations.

About AI4Europe

Europe is implementing an AI strategy that seeks to create a research environment characterised by scientific excellence and consistent with the fundamental ethical values of its citizens. Part of this strategy foresees the consolidation of ongoing research activities through the creation and maintenance of an AI on-demand platform that will act as a community resource for the research community, facilitating experimentation, knowledge sharing and the development of state-of-the-art solutions and technologies. AI4Europe builds on the work of AI4EU and multiple supporting projects (ICT-48/ICT-49), creating an open, impartial, and collaborative platform, built by the European research community according to their needs. Equipped with the necessary hardware, the platform will offer interoperable services, data, and tools from several related communities and provide solutions to facilitate research productivity, reproducibility, and collaboration. The project will establish and support mechanisms to foster exchange between academia and industry and ensure the platform reaches out to and engages with the next generation of researchers and those in widening countries. The project will develop and implement a business model that will ensure the long-term technical and financial structures providing sustainability for the platform beyond the lifetime of the project. AI4Europe will support the community to create a tool that will help position Europe as the place where the very best AI research is conducted.

Post Duration: until 31/12/2025

Salary: Post-Doctoral Researcher: €42,031- €48,427 p.a. (IUA PD1 Salary Scale), Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher: €49,790 – €54,154 p.a. (IUA PD2 Salary Scale)

Project Title: AI4Europe

For an information package including further details of the post see

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor Barry O’Sullivan, Insight Centre, School of Computer Science & IT, Tel: + 353 (0)21 4205951 Email:

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 21 April 2023. No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

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Job ID : 065891
Closing Date : 21-Apr-2023