Research Assistant, University College Cork
Posted : 7 March 2023
Closes : 24 March 2023
Location : University College Cork

24 Month Fixed-Term, Whole-time Post

Position Summary

Applications are invited for the post of Research Assistant to join the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, based at the School of Computer Science & IT, University College Cork, Ireland. The position holder will work on the funded Erasmus + project ‘Understanding the Ethics and Regulation of Artificial Intelligence. A Competencies’ strategy for managers, professionals, and trainers’ (REGULAITE) and the Horizon Europe Funded project ‘Data Monetization, Interoperability, Trading & Exchange’ (DATAMITE).

The Research Assistant will support the UCC PI to execute several activities including communication and dissemination activities and the administration of the projects. The Research Assistant 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 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, University of Galway, University College Cork, and Dublin City University, as well as other partner institutions, Trinity College Dublin, University of Limerick, Maynooth University 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 a number of key application domain areas, such as Health and Human Performance, Smart Communities, Internet of Things, Enterprise and Services and Sustainability and Operations.


DATAMITE (Data Monetization, Interoperability, Trading & Exchange) is a Horizon Europe project funded under the call HORIZON-CL4-2022-DATA-01-04: Technologies and solutions for data trading, monetizing, exchange, and interoperability (AI, Data and Robotics Partnership) (IA). The project seeks to empower European companies by delivering a modular, open-source and multi-domain Framework to improve DATA Monetizing, Interoperability, Trading and Exchange, in the form of software modules, training, and business materials.
DATAMITE unleashes the monetization potential at two levels. At internal level, users will have tools to improve quality management of their data, the adherence to FAIR principles, and will be able to upskill on technical and business aspects thanks to the multiple open-source training materials the project will generate. Therefore, data will become trustable and more reliable also in other paradigms like AI. At external level, keeping users in control of their data will provide new sources of revenue and interaction with other stakeholders.

The project consists of a consortium of 27 partners from 13 countries, bringing together key actors of the Data Value Chain: Data Spaces technical and business stakeholders, multiple key communities (IDSA, Gaia-X, EUHUBS4DATA, AI4EUROPE, EOSC), key experts in Legal and SSH aspects to guarantee legal and societal compliance, and facilitators on open-source community building and standardisation activities to accelerate the transfer to the market.


REGULAITE (Understanding the Ethics and Regulation of Artificial Intelligence. A Competencies’ strategy for managers, professionals, and trainers) is an Erasmus+ project funded under the K2 Cooperation among organisations and institutions. The project aims to develop a competencies strategy in Continuous Vocational Training on ethics and regulation of Artificial Intelligence for those professional profiles that are most affected by the skills gap in this field.

The competencies strategy seeks to create a training programme with high-quality content, tailored to the level of knowledge of the user, to adapt to needs and training methodologies spread over Europe; to raise awareness on the ethical and regulatory aspects of AI to collect needs for the design of the training; and to create a framework of clear knowledge, skills, and competences for VET so to foster digital competencies.

Post Duration: 24 months

Salary: €28,701 – €38,390 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)


For an information package including further details of the post see

Informal inquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Gabriel Gonzalez Castane, 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, 24 March 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.

UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at and initiatives at and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.


Job ID: 065034
Closing Date: 24-Mar-2023 12:00