Postdoctoral Researcher: Trustworthiness for AI and Data
Posted : 17 May 2022
Closes : 9 June 2022
Location : NUI Galway

Postdoctoral Researcher: Trustworthiness for AI and Data

Insight Centre for Data Analytics

Ref. No. NUIG RES 113-22

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term 24 month contract position as Postdoctoral Researcher with the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at the National University of Ireland Galway.

The Postdoctoral researcher post is funded through the Horizon Europe project “Adra-e” that has been granted by the European Union. This project is highly interdisciplinary as it supports the advancement of AI, Data and Robotics related industries and businesses in Europe on an unprecedented scale with a European approach that optimizes economic benefits combined with European and global standards of our civil society that include responsibility, participation, and ethical principles. The consortium comprises includes 15 European partners including academic partners such as INRIA, DFKI and University of Amsterdam, and global companies including Siemens and Atos.

The Postdoctoral researcher will be expected to perform a leading role in Adra-e within an established group of researchers and PhD students focusing on AI and Data analytics, as well as a long tradition of applying this expertise in various domains, including healthcare, education, sustainability, smart cities, privacy, and digital humanities.

Job Description:

The Postdoctoral researcher will be the lead researcher on the Adra-e to support trustworthy AI and Data technologies. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape the trustworthy AI and Data landscape within Europe, develop tools to support the understanding of the performance of trustworthy AI and Data technologies, and support stakeholder awareness and education. You will participate in cross-consortium meetings with academic and industry project partners and engage within external events with stakeholders in the European AI and Data Ecosystem.

The successful candidate will be based in the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway. The candidate will be supported in their professional development, be able to avail of a range of career level focussed training opportunities, have the potential to publish research findings in leading journals and international events.


The successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Develop and promote tools for labelling the quality and performance of trustworthy AI technologies and applications).
  • Curate and promote content for education and outreach that support the understanding of the effects and expectations of AI and data technologies and applications.
  • Establish collaborations with industry on trustworthy AI and data technologies and applications
  • Developing new directions of research leading to peer-reviewed publications in top conferences and journals
  • The project will involve international travel to consortium meetings and presentations of research at international conferences
  • Proactively identify opportunities for external funding sources and prepare grant proposals in collaboration with the PI.
  • Leading project management, reporting and team management for the project including the supervision of junior researchers

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

Regarding experience and qualifications, candidates must have:

  • a PhD in information systems, computer science, or related fields
  • a clear ability to conduct and publish excellent research in top-ranked conferences and journals
  • An understanding of state of the art in AI and Data Technologies

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in successfully preparing/writing grant proposals and participating in collaborative research projects
  • Strong experience in working or managing in a complex research environment, within small and large teams, co-located or distributed
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation and scientific writing skills, and a sense of passion and ambition in addressing research challenges

Salary:  €39,523 to €51,035 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available from July 1st 2022

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment – see for further information.

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Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Edward Curry

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Edward Curry:

Please put reference number NUIG-113-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5 pm on 9th June 2022.

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment