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Postdoctoral Researcher Emerging Technology Standardization

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Postdoctoral Researcher Emerging Technology Standardization

Level:Postdoctoral Researcher
POSTED:November 5, 2021
LOCATION:Dublin City University
CLOSES:November 12, 2021
Duration:2 Years
Reports to:Prof Ray Walshe
Salary:€39,132 - €41,525
Closing Date:November 12, 2021

Background & Role 2023 2023’s principal goal is to create a European Standardisation Ecosystem, by: a) launching & managing a robust and efficient facility with € 3,000,000 funding earmarked over 36 months & 10 Open Calls, the Fellowship Programme; b) empowering contributions from ICT standardisation experts letting their voices be heard, also in the Standardisation Observatory; c) pursuing the training of next generation of ICT standardisation experts, engaging with National Standards Associations & PPPs; d) ensuring hi-level steering of 2023 by means of an authoritative Expert Group (the EAG) who tap directly into the WGs & TCs of SDOs, tackling EU priorities, challenges & gaps; e) Creatingan engaging & influential Foresight Committee (the EUOS-FC) to keep momentum in policy discussions, in-synch with the MSP. 2023 builds on the success of the 2018-19 initiative, moving from the existing 700+ community, the grants platform & processes, the standards watch. Moreover, 2023 is proposed by a lean Consortium, coordinated by the same organisationsteering the precursory initiative –Trust-IT Srl (IT), an SME with over 15 years’ experience of managing complex EC-funded projects in ICT– including 2 experienced partners: Dublin City University (IE), a major player in SDO WGs & TCs and in educating future ICT Standards experts, & InterInnov (FR), an SME specialised in stakeholder engagement, with their agile methodology approach.

All Consortium Partners bring to the project their impressive international network in ICT standardisation. Principal outputs: The Fellowship Programme, with 10 Open Calls, 1000+ proposals received, 400+ funded Experts & 50+ External Evaluators; 5,000+ significant ICT Standards uploaded in the Observatory; 10 Webinars, 10 Workshops, 2 Standards Assemblies, 2

ICT Standards Impact Reports, a truly engaged, multi-stakeholder ICT Standardisation Community, well representing SMEs and Academia.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to his/her Principal Investigator the Postdoctoral Researcher will:

  • Contribute to reports and deliverables as required to ensure project deadlines are met
  • Conduct a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator
  • Assist in identifying and developing future research and funding initiatives
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which he/she is engaged with the support of and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator
  • Engage in appropriate training and development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigator, the School or Research Centre, or the University
  • Engage in teaching and teaching support as assigned by the Head of School under the direction of the Principal Investigator
  • Liaise with both internal and external stakeholders including industry and academic partners/collaborators
  • Carry out administrative work associated with the programme of research as necessary
  • Produce top-quality journal and conference publications, in collaboration with other project members.
  • Provide leadership in the development of the European Observatory for ICT Standards, its Technical Working Groups and its Standards Academy


Minimum Criteria

  • Applicants must have a PhD in Computer Science or related discipline. In addition, it is desirable that the candidate has experience in emerging technologies and standardization
  • A strong publication record of international peer-reviewed publication and presentation in top-tier conferences and
  • Excellent research skills withexperience in technology areas like AI/Data/IoT/5G/Cloud
  • (desired);
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal


For more information on DCU and benefits, please visit Why work at DCU?

Informal Enquiries in relation to this role should be directed to:

  • Asst Professor Ray Walshe.
  • The ADAPT Centre, School of Computing, Dublin City University.
  • Phone + 353 (0)1 7005597
  • Email:


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