Please note the application closing date has been extended to Wednesday 21st February 2024. Late applications will not be accepted.
Please note the below is a shortened version of the full job specification. For more details on DCU, the ADAPT Centre, … please refer to the full Job Description document, which can be downloaded by clicking on the ‘Download full job spec’ button above.
For more instructions on how to apply via the DCU job portal, please refer to the ‘Application Procedure’ below.
The ADAPT Centre seeks to appoint a Post-Doctoral Researcher to work on a project involving the creation and utilisation of tools that utilise machine-readable semantics and LLMs to assist with policy documentation, discovery, and enforcement workflows. This project is a collaboration between ADAPT and an industry partner, and the Researcher will be mainly based in the ADAPT Centre within Dublin City University. The Researcher will work on a project involving developing a Machine-readable Data Policy Specification based on standards (RDF, ODRL), exploring its use to represent data policy workflows (e.g. under GDPR), explore the use of LLMs to assist in generating structured information, and to develop tools and techniques for policy enforcement (e.g. ensure workflows align with data processing agreements).
The open position corresponds to the work on one or more of the following topics:
1. Developing a machine-readable policy specification
2. Exploring potential of LLMs to assist with using the policy in documentation
3. Developing a policy enforcement tool to apply the developed specification
Applicants should have a PhD in Computer Science or equivalent. In addition, it is desirable that the candidate has experience in:
Knowledge and Experience
Candidates will be assessed on the following competencies:
The postholder will be required to undertake the following essential compliance training: Orientation, Health & Safety, Data Protection (GDPR) and all Cybersecurity Awareness Training. Other training may need to be undertaken when required.
IUA Postdoctoral Researcher Salary Scale – Point 1 €42,783 – Point 7 €50,540.00
Appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and in line with current Government pay policy.
Wednesday 21st February 2024
For more information on the ADAPT Centre and School of Computing, please visit:
DCU School of Computing: https://www.dcu.ie/computing/
Please submit your application through the DCU Vacancies portal, which can be found here: https://www.dcu.ie/hr/vacancies-employment-opportunities-human-resources
In case you are applying as a DCU internal applicant, you must opt for the ‘Internal Vacancies’ CoreHR portal and log in using your DCU credentials. For all external applicants, please click on the ‘External Vacancies’ tile. In the ‘Search by Job Reference’ box, please enter the following job ID: 002429
Under the Job Details page, you can then scroll down to download the ‘Job Description’ document (also available for download via the ‘Download full job spec’ button at the top of this page) and Application Form. You can apply via the orange ‘Apply now’ button. You will be asked to upload the following as part of the recruitment process:
1) Curriculum Vitae
2) Cover Letter
3) Completed application form (blank forms can be downloaded from the CoreHR listing).
Please note, if all items are not uploaded, the application will be deemed incomplete, and will not be processed.
For any further questions in relation to this role, please contact Dr. Harshvardhan Pandit, ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University ([email protected]).
For any questions or issues relating to the application process (e.g. requesting more information on the application procedure, issues accessing DCU CoreHR, …), please contact the DCU Applications team ([email protected]) or Robin O’Driscoll ([email protected]).
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In line with the Employment Equality Acts 1998 – 2015, the University is committed to equality of treatment for all those who engage with its recruitment, selection and appointment processes.
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Equality and Diversity (ADAPT)
ADAPT is committed to achieving better diversity and gender representation at all levels of the organisation, across leadership, academic, operations, research staff and studentship levels. ADAPT is committed to the continued development of employment policies, procedures and practices that promote gender equality. On that basis, we encourage and welcome talented people from all backgrounds to join ADAPT.