Research Assistant at Beaufort in University College Cork (UCC), Ireland
Job Posted: 27 Jan 2015
Closing Date for Applications: 27 Feb 2015
School: Environmental Research Institute
College: College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: €19,665 – €29,637 Research Assistant Salary Scale
Applications are invited for the post of Research Assistant to join Beaufort in University College Cork (UCC), based on the Naval Base, Haulbowline, Ireland. Beaufort is a key research centre within UCC’s Environmental Research Institute (ERI) and has over 20 years of experience in conducting fundamental and applied research supported by competitively won national and international funding, and commercial contracts with government agencies and industry. Research and consultancy in Beaufort is undertaken by staff with a range of specialist backgrounds, all of whom work collaboratively in a project-focussed environment where inter-disciplinarity is encouraged and fostered. The successful candidate will join the Applied Earth Observation and GIS Group and contribute to research activities that focus on different aspects of EO data research, processing, and communicating research outputs. Knowledge and understanding of Earth Observation data, EO data processing, and its maritime applications (at national and internationals) are essential qualities for this position. Science communications experience and preparation of material for peer-review would also be advantageous.
Post Duration: 12 months (initially)
This title will apply to a person of appropriate qualifications e.g., BSc or an MSc, employed on a contract for the purpose of assisting in the performance of research in the University. A Research Assistant will usually work under the direction of one or more Principal Investigator’s/Senior Researchers within a dedicated laboratory on one or more research projects.
Key duties and responsibilities:
- To critically evaluate, process, analyse, and apply maritime satellite-derived Earth Observation datasets.
- To coordinate and implement communications strategies within a multi-national collaborative initiative.
- To support the implementation of Stakeholder engagement and consultation activities.
- To work under the direction of the Principal Investigator/Project Leader.
- To provide assistance in conducting research activities, including planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating research studies within the overall scope of a research project.
- To coordinate and perform a variety of independent and team activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and some interpretation of information/results.
- To undertake tasks which may include recording results and preparing technical reports including conclusions and recommendations.
- To coordinate the development of forms, questionnaires and the application of qualitative and quantitative research techniques; write procedures manuals for data collection and coding.
- To present information on research progress and outcomes to others responsible for the research project.
- To provide guidance as required to any support staff and/or research students assisting with the research project, as agreed with the Principal Investigator/Grant holder.
- Ideally to contribute to the publication of findings.
- To confer with the Principal Investigator in developing plans for research projects and to discuss the interpretation of results and the preparation of manuscripts for publication.
- To perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
- Experience in processing and applying Earth Observation datasets in a maritime context.
- Experience in event organisation and management.
- Experience in development and application of web-based communications tools
- A graduate qualification in a field of discipline relevant to the area of investigation i.e. BSc or MSc.
- Some research experience is desirable.
- Good report writing and presentation skills
- Previous laboratory experience and practices are desired.
- Good analytical skills and computer skills.
- An ability to work independently to a tight schedule.
- Capability of working effectively within a team to achieve results.
- Evidence of excellent organisational and communication skills.
- High levels of initiative are encouraged.
For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:
Name: Grainne Lynch
Title: Executive Assistant, Beaufort
Email Address: email@example.com
Telephone: +353 (0)21 470 3100
Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Grainne Lynch, firstname.lastname@example.org, +353 (0)21 470 3100, on or before the closing date February 27th, 2015.
Supplementary Information on the Department/Research Centre and the post is available at the following URL: http://beaufort.ucc.ie