Research Assistant – Streamair
Posted : 6 December 2022
Closes : 15 December 2022
Location : Galway

Research Assistant – Streamair

Data Science Institute

Ref. No. University of Galway 311-22

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant with the Data Science Institute (DSI) at the University of Galway. This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and Industry partner(s) and is available from Jan 2023 to contract end date of 31 Dec 2023.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will look to fully utilise cloud services to allow air quality evaluation scenario modelling and to make these model forecast predictions to be made available via a cloud-enabled visualisation.


  • Engage with CCAPs team in University of Galway to achieve research aims of the project.
  • Engage in administrative duties associated with the research programme
  • Support the development of proposals for research funding.
  • Contribute to work of Institute through activities such as student Open Days, Outreach activities & other promotion activities within the Institute/University as appropriate
  • Support the development of prototypes in order to facilitate research outputs from the project.
  • Disseminate research results and activities through technical papers, reports, tutorials and seminars where appropriate
  • Engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the Data Science Institute and the University of Galway
  • Co-supervise, mentor and support students in the University of Galway where appropriate
  • Engage in or assist with other teaching activities when appropriate

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Masters in software engineering, data science, or the equivalent in terms of significant industry expertise.
  • Software development experience in Python, Java & JavaScript
  • Motivated and proactive attitude, willing to take ownership and initiative in all work assignments
  • Excellent analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written (English)
  • Experience applying machine learning algorithms such as Tensorflow and Scikit-learn to structured datasets.
  • Ability to identify and fulfil the academic writing requirements for target publications

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge of atmospheric physics a distinct advantage.
  • Experience in developing in a cloud-based environment.
  • Experience of working in large EU/other research projects
  • Experience of website creation and maintenance, newsletters, social media dissemination techniques

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: Research Assistant €28,701 to €33,394 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 January 2023

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

The University of 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.’

Further information on research and working at University of Galway is available on Research at University of Galway

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Insight is the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre for Data Analytics. It is one of the largest data analytics centres in Europe. It seeks to derive value from Big Data and provides innovative technology solutions for industry and society by enabling better decision-making. It supports 450 researchers across the country in areas such as the Fundamentals of Data Science, Sensing and Actuation, Scaling Algorithms, Model Building, Multi Modal Analysis, Data Engineering and Governance, Decision Making and Trustworthy AI. More information on the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics is available at

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Andy Donald

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 Andy Donald:

Please put reference number University of Galway 311-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 15th December 2022

Optional: Interviews are planned to be held mid-December

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

The University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

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