Postdoctoral Researcher in EU Law & Human Rights

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Ireland,
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Jul 2022

The Brexit Institute

The Brexit Institute is a research and policy centre established at DCU in 2017. The Institute is led by Prof. Federico Fabbrini, and has a team of full-time international researchers and affiliates staff from across the University working on both EU affairs generally and Brexit related issues specifically. The Brexit Institute organizes academic events and policy workshops, produces scientific publication and policy contributions and engages broadly with public and private bodies on a topic of great societal relevance. The Brexit Institute also runs a number of international projects, including the Jean Monnet Network BRIDGE (2019-2022) the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence REBUILD (2022-2025), both focusing on the future of European integration and funded under the Erasmus+ programme of the EU.  Moreover, the Institute is part of the Horizon Europe project REGROUP (2022-2025), which is a consortium led by the University of Groningen focusing on the resilience of the EU beyond the Covid-19 pandemic: specifically, DCU leads the REGROUP Work-package (WP) on Legal & Constitutional Issues.

Role profile

DCU intends to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher with expertise in the field of EU law and human rights, to work specifically in the framework of the Horizon Europe REGROUP project and produce research on the impact of Covid-19 on human rights and the rule of law. The selected candidate will work under the leadership and direction of Prof Federico Fabbrini and work and contribute to the development of the DCU Brexit Institute and its activities.

Minimum Criteria

Applicants must have a PhD in Law, specific expertise on human rights, and a minimum of 1 year’s relevant postdoctoral research experience. The successful candidate must be capable of working in a team and contributing to developing the research and policy agenda of the Centre.

In addition, it is desirable that the candidate has:

  • Research experience on Covid-19;
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary and non-academic stakeholders in European projects
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills;
  • Experience in grant writing

Salary Scale: Post-Doctoral researcher IUA scale – point 1 €39,523 per annum

Closing date:  1st July 2022

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

Professor Federico Fabbrini, Full Professor of Law at

Application Procedure:

Applications, including a CV and cover letter, should be submitted by e-mail to:   

Job ref: #RF1691 Post-Doc Horizon Europe Project REGROUP

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