Research Fellow: Data Engineering and Data Spaces
Posted : 27 January 2022
Closes : 8 February 2022
Location : NUI Galway

Research Fellow: Data Engineering and Data Spaces

Insight Centre for Data Analytics

NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG RES 003-22

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

The research fellow will be expected to perform a leading role in research and development in the area of data engineering, data spaces, data platforms and event processing supporting an established group of researchers and PhD students with expertise in data and knowledge engineering, data analytics and large scale data processing, 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 successful candidates will be expected to perform a leading role in research, supervision, and research management. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Driving a dedicated research agenda on data engineering and data spaces within the Centre.
  • Developing new directions of research leading to peer-reviewed publications in top conferences and journals
  • Contributing to obtaining new research grants
  • Contributing to the management of the team and the supervision of junior researchers
  • Leading project management, reporting and team management for specific projects


The successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Collaborate extensively with projects that pursue data engineering and data space-related research
  • Establish collaborations with industry on data engineering and data space-related projects
  • Acquire additional funding for the group and the institution
  • Contribute actively to on-going initiatives within the College of Science and Engineering
  • Participate as a member of the team in a collegial way, assisting in the definition and realisation of the scientific goals and vision of the institute.
  • Become an active member of the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics.
  • Contribute to standardisation and dissemination activities
  • Support technology transfer into the community and businesses through demonstrators, international co-operations, and on-site education programmes (for companies)
  • Support the Centre leadership with administrative and institute development tasks.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in computer science or related fields
  • Proven record of accomplishment of research performance, including publications in top-ranked conferences and journals
  • Experience in managing projects and teams and demonstrated ability to work on basic and applied research problems
  • Experience in successfully preparing/writing grant proposals and participating in collaborative research projects

Desirable Requirements:

  • Expertise in the areas of data engineering and data space, including data platforms, artificial intelligence, knowledge graphs or event processing, and/or in their applications to relevant domains
  • Experience in working in a complex research environment, within small and large teams, and working with companies in relevant domains
  • Experience in implementing and demonstrating research results through highly functioning research prototypes
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation and scientific writing skills, and a sense of passion and ambition in addressing research challenges

Salary:  €56,369 to €61,423 per annum  (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available from March 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.

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

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Further information about the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics is available at

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 RES 003-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5 pm on Tuesday 8th February 2022.

Interviews are planned to be held on 16th February 2022.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 related restrictions interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

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