Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Ireland,
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Oct 2023

Applications are invited for a Temporary post of a Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD  School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore. 

Applications are invited for the above post of postdoctoral researcher in the UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore. The successful candidate will work under the direction of Dr Fangzhe Qiu (Principal Investigator) on the research project ‘Fluid texts and scholars’ digests: (re)production of law in medieval Ireland (FLEXI)’ (2023-2028). 

About the project:

FLEXI is funded by the ERC Starting Grant. This project examines the four sets of late medieval Irish legal florilegia called ‘digests’, and aims to find out how law texts were (re)produced, studied, and transmitted in medieval Ireland. FLEXI traces and measures the sources used in these digests quantitatively, using linked data model and network analysis to reveal their text reuse patterns. It also looks for possible influences from other legal traditions on the compilatory principles of the digests, and tests and develops software for automated detection of parallel texts (text reuse) for early Irish texts. 

In addition to the Principal Duties and Responsibilities listed below, the successful candidate will carry out the following duties specific to this project:

  • Translating and analysing the ‘digests’ texts
  • Examing the texts for their legal contents and compilatory principles
  • Helping to design the linked database and network visualisation
  • Organising workshops and conferences
  • Producing research outputs such as publications, presentations and talks. 

This is an academic research role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator. 

The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching. 

Post Doc Level 1 Salary: €42,033 - €48,427 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience. 

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 3rd Of October 2023.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

The PD1 position is intended for early stage researchers, either just after completion of a PhD or for someone entering a new area for the first time. If you have already completed your PD1 stage in UCD or will soon complete a PD1, or you are an external applicant whose total Postdoctoral experience, inclusive of the duration of the advertised post, would exceed 4 years, you should not apply and should refer to PD2 posts instead. 

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website by clicking 'Apply' above.

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