Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Fellow in Software Engineering (# of pos: 2)

Updated: 11 months ago
Location: Ireland,
Deadline: 08 Nov 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Fellow in Software Engineering

Dundalk Institute of Technology is a dynamic, world class Institute that has developed an international reputation in both basic and applied research through its Research Centres. The Regulated Software Research Centre is within the School of Informatics and Creative Arts.

The Researchers will work as part of a world-class research team within the Regulated Software Research Centre based in Dundalk Institute of Technology which is part of Lero – the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre.


The Postdoctoral Researcher in Software Development will work in a team of postdoctoral researchers and PhD students under the supervision of  Prof. Fergal McCaffery (DkIT). To date, the RSRC has achieved international acclaim in a range of areas related to medical device software development including security, interoperability, testing and standards. We are looking for new senior researchers to join the team to continue and develop this world-class research. We are particularly looking for people with a broad range of interests and experience in areas such as Software Engineering, AI, Security, Connected Health, Software Process, Blockchain and Medical Devices. The researcher will have the opportunity to consider new approaches, projects and problems in these areas to maintain and develop the RSRC’s international reputation for research excellence.

The researcher will work in close collaboration with PhD students and other postdoctoral researchers in the centre. They will be expected to support the junior members as they progress towards their PhDs. The successful researcher will be pro-active in their work and should be willing to expand into new areas and to develop new ideas and projects. A passion for research and an ability for creative thinking is paramount to this role. The researcher will be part of Lero and they will collaborate with other Lero researchers in DkIT and nationally.

Essential Criteria:

  • PhD in Software Development or related discipline;
  • Excellent publication record;
  • Proficiency in English with excellent communication skills;
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines;
  • A creative thinker and problem solver with a proven ability to work autonomously.

Desired Criteria:

  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Software Engineering, AI, Security, Connected Health, Software Process, Blockchain and Medical Devices;
  • Experience in writing successful funding applications.

Each post will initially be filled on a fixed term contract basis for a period of 13 months.

Salary: SFI Postdoctoral researcher scale point 2B/1 €45,041 to €59,622p.a. depending on experience.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon November 8th 2019

Please apply through the DkIT Website

Job Description

Postdoctoral Researcher in Software Engineering

Will include but will not be limited to the following:

  • Design and implement software engineering research to complement the agenda of the RSRC;
  • Develop software frameworks and/or applications that can be deployed within the frameworks developed by the RSRC and their industry partners;
  • Play an active role in the direction and development of the RSRC and contribute to the research objectives as laid out by the centre’s director;
  • Publish research papers in international journals and attend leading international conferences;
  • Strive towards research independence through writing funding proposals, both national and international;
  • Actively engage with industry partners;
  • Contribute to the development of project plans and reports for the Lero project;
  • Participate in and attend weekly centre meetings;
  • Ensure the timely delivery of all project deliverables;
  • Ensure that all deliverables are of high quality;
  • Assist RSRC members in relation to Software Engineering research;
  • Supervise Postgraduate students;
  • Transfer any technology developed to the Irish software industry;
  • Ensure the validity of technical requirements and outcomes of the project;
  • Collaborate with researchers from other Lero institutions;
  • Engage in international collaborations.

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