The successful candidate for this role will work on projects that use machine learning to extract
insights from data generated from modern dairy farms including data from milking equipment,
sensors worn by cows, and other relevant data. There will be a strong focus on time series data from
sensors. There will also be an opportunity to mentor junior researchers and to take a leadership role
working with project collaborators. The successful candidate will have a strong research track record
in machine learning, demonstrated experience of applying machine learning techniques to build
practical solutions, an interest in the agri-food domain, and strong project management skills.
This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator. The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.
The VistaMilk SFI Research Centre is a unique collaboration between Agri-Food,
Information Communications Technology (ICT) research institutes, leading Irish/Multinational
Food, and ICT companies. It is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the
Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM). The centre is hosted by Teagasc,
in partnership with the Tyndall National Institute, the Telecommunications Software &
Systems Group (TSSG) at Waterford Institute of Technology, and the Insight Centre for Data
Analytics at University College Dublin.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
• Conduct a specified programme of research and scholarship under the supervision and direction of your Principal Investigator.
• Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by your Principal Investigator, your School or Institute, or the University.
• Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which you are engaged as directed by and with the support of and under the supervision of your Principal Investigator.
• Engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of your research group, School and Institute.
• Mentor and assist, as appropriate and as directed, the research graduate students in your group, School and Institute.
• Carry out administrative work associated with your programme of research.
· PhD in computer science, engineering, machine learning, or other related field
· Experience using machine learning to extract insights from data
· A demonstrated commitment to research and publications
· An understanding of the operational requirements for a successful research project
· Evidence of research activity (publications, conference presentations, awards) and future scholarly output (working papers, research proposals, and ability to outline a research project
· Excellent Communication Skills (Oral, Written , Presentation etc)
· Excellent Organisational and Administrative skills including a proven ability to work to deadlines.
The PD1 position is intended for early stage researchers, either just after completion of a PhD or for someone entering a new area for the first time. If you have already completed your PD1 stage in UCD or will soon complete a PD1, or you are an external applicant whose total Postdoctoral experience, inclusive of the duration of the advertised post, would exceed 4 years, you should not apply and should refer to PD2 posts instead.
The PD2 post is intended for researchers that have completed PD1. As with the PD1, if you have already completed your PD2 stage in UCD or will soon complete a PD2, or your total Postdoctoral experience, inclusive of the duration of the advertised post, would exceed 6 years, you should not apply and should refer to Research Fellow posts instead.
· Experience in setting own research agenda
· Highly motivated, demonstrated initiative, disciplined work ethic and ability to work within a multi-disciplinary project team to achieve results
· Have an academic record of excellence and good writing skills, evidenced by Journal/Conference/Workshop Publications
Salary: €38,631 – €50,030 per annum – Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience
Informal Enquiries ONLY to:
Name:Dr. Brian MacNamee
Telephone:+353 1 716 2315