ADAPT is a Science Foundation Ireland funded National Research Centre for AI Driven Digital Content Technology. It brings leading academics and researchers from 8 Irish universities and industry partners together to deliver excellent science, engage the public, develop novel solutions for business across all sectors and enhance Ireland’s international reputation.
Smart Dublin is an initiative of the four Dublin Local Authorities to engage with smart technology providers, researchers and citizens to solve challenges and improve city life. It aims to position Dublin as a world leader in the development of new urban solutions, using open data, and with the city region as a test bed. Founded by the four Dublin Local Authorities, the goal is to future-proof the Dublin region by trialling and scaling innovative solutions to a wide range of local challenges. Established in 2019, Smart D8 is the fifth smart district operating under the Smart Dublin umbrella.
Smart D8 is a testbed for innovation, collaboration and engagement, located in Dublin 8. The initiative aims to explore new technologies and pilot innovative health and wellbeing solutions to improve quality of life; and to address challenges facing local communities in the area. With a number of Ireland’s leading hospitals, research institutes and a vibrant start-up community-based in the area, Dublin 8 is the ideal location for a Smart District focused on the health and wellbeing of citizens.
ADAPT is collaborating with Smart D8 to develop the Smart D8 district as a world-class ‘Smart Health and Community Well-being’ testbed that offers the opportunity for R&D with the ability to test products and services locally. Smart D8 applies a people-centric approach, with the engagement and active participation of the local community at its core.
The ADAPT Centre team will work with Smart D8 through Dublin City Council in a 2-year project to deliver objectives relating to the Smart D8 programme of work for 2022-2024 as part of a collaboration agreement.
This project seeks to recruit a researcher who will work as part of the Smart City team located in Dublin City Council to ensure the delivery of the Smart D8 project. The researcher will have regular engagement with ADAPT research experts, led by Prof. Aphra Kerr from Maynooth University, who will provide feedback and guidance on the research programme, outputs and impact.
The researcher will be expected to take a hands-on approach to deliver against the following distinct programme activity areas:
The successful candidate will coordinate the development of a vision for developing the Smart D8 district as a world-class ‘Smart Health and Community Well-being’ testbed that offers the opportunity for R&D with the ability to test products and services locally.
The successful candidate will work with partners to investigate the extent to which ‘smart’ technology can be used to help and support those in the Dublin 8 area who are living with short or long-term ill health. They will explore environmental factors like how air quality, access to green spaces, government services and amenities and the local economy can influence quality of life in an area. They will work with partners to investigate how digital applications, content and technology could be used to improve general population health and well-being.
The role is based in Dublin 8 and involves the post holder working outside of standard working hours to attend relevant community, industry or professional networking events. Some travel may be required from time to time
The successful candidate will support the research and programme goals of the ADAPT Centre and the Smart D8 programme. Main duties will include but are not limited to the following:
Please note all applications must be made via our Online Recruitment Portal at the following link: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/human-resources/vacancies
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.
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