Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for two full-time, fixed-term positions as Postdoctoral Researchers with the Insight and Confirm SFI Research Centres hosted at the Data Science Institute in the National University of Ireland Galway.
The successful candidates will work in the area of the Semantic Web, ontologies, interoperability, data acquisition, data federation, data processing, machine learning, data analytics, and decision making with applied use cases in industry. The candidates will have an opportunity to work closely with our third-level and industry partners to pursue goal-oriented research.
These two positions are funded by Science Foundation Ireland, and are available from the 1st September 2022 for one year.
The successful candidates will be working with a team of around 10 researchers working closely with our third-level and industry partners on a range of topics including data semantics, data interoperability, data processing and acquisition, machine/deep learning, real-time data analytics, and decision support systems – ultimately aiming to design and develop cutting-edge technologies, algorithms, and system solutions for industry and society.
Professor John Breslin is a Principal Investigator with the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics. The Confirm SFI Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing’s activities at NUI Galway are also led by Professor John Breslin (Principal Investigator).
The successful candidates will:
- Conduct research in the area of the Semantic Web, ontologies, data science/engineering, and AI for developing, testing and benchmarking various proposed solutions.
- Support the Principal Investigator in the design and development of the specific research programme to attract research funding.
- Liaise with third-level and industry partners to accomplish project deliverables and milestones.
- Build proof-of-concept demonstrators showcasing research outcomes and deploy these solutions in real industrial settings.
- Disseminate research results and activities through papers, tutorials where appropriate.
- Engage in the wider research/scholarly activities of the Data Science Institute at NUI Galway.
- Co-supervise and support PhD students.
- Engage in or assist with teaching activities when appropriate.
- PhD in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline
- Demonstrated publication record
- Knowledge of the broad area of the Semantic Web, ontologies, data science and data engineering
- Strong programming skills in Java and/or at least one other programming language (C, C++, Python, Scala)
- Ability to work in a team-based environment developing state-of-the-art software solutions on time and to specification
- Motivated and proactive attitude, willing to take ownership and initiative in all work assignments
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
- Excellent communication skills, verbal and written (English)
- Proposal writing experience
- Experience in working on data analytics for industry
- Knowledge of open source and distributed solutions and architectures for big data
- Hands on experience of working on cloud infrastructures and micro-services
- General understanding of machine learning techniques and state-of-the art tools
- Experience of designing data visualisation tools, e.g., mashups
- Experience engaging in research collaborations with industry
Salary: €39,522 to €51,036 per annum.
Start date: Positions are available from 1st October 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.
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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 www.insight-centre.org
Confirm is the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing. Confirm benefits from expertise across nine core research performing organisations in Ireland and 16 international collaborations. Confirm has 42 industry partners across the MNC and SME sectors including Johnson & Johnson, VMware, and many others. The selected candidate will have a good opportunity to work with academia as well as closely collaborate with industry partners. Further information about the Confirm SFI Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing is available at www.confirm.ie.
Galway is located on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, ‘between’ Europe and the US, making it an ideal hub for national, European and international research. Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor John Breslin.
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 Professor John Breslin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please put reference number NUIG RES 175-22 in subject line of e-mail application.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 19th August 2022
Interviews are planned to be held on 26th August 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
‘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 www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.’