Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued.
The National Centre for Geocomputation (NCG) invites applications for a part-time (0.4FTE) Research Assistant to join the “D8 Health + Environment Dashboard” project led by Dr Kevin Credit. The goal of this project is to create a community-focused, interactive, and open source spatial data dashboard to display and study the interactions between health and environmental features in the Dublin area, and in particular Dublin 8. This new knowledge will help inform local planning, decision-making, and investment in the neighbourhood.
Through a partnership with the Robert Emmet Community Development Project (RECDP) and other government, academic, and non-profit stakeholders, the project will accomplish this by first engaging with the public to understand the specific health and environment data needs of the community, then collecting and combining data on key metrics, and creating new data through citizen science projects where needed. These metrics will then be made available in a straightforward, easy-to-use, online spatial data platform that provides local area and neighbourhood-wide reports and maps.
The Research Assistant will assist with all aspects of the design and implementation of the spatial data dashboard and its data dependencies, including: the development of the dashboard itself, collaborating with various data stakeholders in the region, cataloguing and making various open-source data products available to download (in a centralised repository), the creation of a research poster or academic publication on the creation of the dashboard and analysis of the data outputs, and assisting in a final public engagement and dissemination symposium at the conclusion of the project.
This will include:
Appointments will be made in accordance with public sector pay provisions.
This can be reviewed or adjusted from time to time through national agreements.
Annual leave will be allocated on a pro-rata basis for part-time and temporary positions.
Non-EEA applicants are responsible for ensuring they can secure a visa to travel to Ireland. Any offer of employment is conditional on applicants securing the appropriate employment permissions.
Former Irish Public Service employees – Certain Restrictions on Eligibility
Eligibility of applicants formerly employed by an Irish Public Sector body, and who availed of an Irish Public Service Redundancy or Incentivised Retirement Scheme under the Schemes below, may be affected:
· Collective Agreement: Redundancy Payments to Public Servants
· Incentivised Scheme for Early Retirement (ISER)
· Department of Health and Children Circular (7/2010)
· Department of Environment, Community & Local Government (Circular Letter LG(P) 06/2013)
Applicants should ensure that they are eligible to be re-engaged in the Irish Public Service under the terms of such Schemes. Applicants should address queries with their former Irish Public Sector employer.
23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Friday, 3rd February 2023.
Please note all applications must be made via our Online Recruitment Portal at the following link:
Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified above. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.
Late applications will not be accepted.
Maynooth University is an equal opportunities employer
The position is subject to the Statutes of the University