Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Earth and Ocean Sciences, The School of Natural Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
This position is funded by iCRAG (https://www.icrag-centre.org/) and is available from 16th December 2019 to contract end date 11th December, 2020.
This project aims to assess public perception of, and trust in, geoscience and geoscientists. Following completion of a wide-ranging literature review, the successful candidate will interview and survey various stakeholders to determine how the Irish public view geoscience and to identify and assess any issues of trust. Using this information, the researcher will facilitate the co-creation of an engagement strategy.
- · Complete extensive literature review of geoscience communication and public perceptions
- · Arrange meetings, interviews and surveys with various stakeholder around Ireland
- · Complete follow up meetings and analysis of results
- · Devise a public engagement strategy for geoscientists
- · Coordinate with project team and have regular team meetings with project team
PhD in geology
Published research papers (lead author)
Clean, full driving licence
Experience of presenting complex geological information to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
Experience of using novel science communication techniques
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
Self-motivated and well organised
Salary: €37,874 per annum/pro-rata
Start date: Position is available from 16th December 2019
Continuing Professional Development/Training:
Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.
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Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Tiernan Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr Tiernan Henry: email@example.com
Please put reference number NUIG 211-19 in subject line of e-mail application.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, 22nd November 2019
Interviews are planned to be held on Friday November 29th, 2019
We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.
All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment
National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.