Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 2 within UCD School of Business.
This position is part of a 4-year Horizon Europe funded project called Blue4All.
All EU Member States are committed to legally protect 30% of Europe's sea and land areas by 2023 according to the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030. In the Irish context, about 8% of the maritime area is currently covered, which means that an increase of 22% of Marine Protection Areas (MPA) over the 7 years will have to come into place. The implementation process of the national MPA process form a living lab for the Blue4all project. One of the main challenges in marine conservation, is the social acceptability of MPA delineation, design, management and enforcement. Part of this challenge owes to the top-down approach regarding MPAs. BLUE4ALL aims to align a bottom-up approach towards MPAs with the stakeholders at the "steering wheel", with a top-down approach focusing on regulatory expectations as defined by the EU Biodiversity Strategy and national initiatives.
We are looking for an Post-Doctoral Research fellow who is responsible for research on the stakeholder co-creation of MPAs. This role particularly focuses on designing, creating and testing tools for good governance and social acceptance of MPAs, which will feed into research on the benefits provided by the ecosystem services and sustainable business and financing models. It is expected that primary data will be collected, analysed and written up for academic publication. The role also requires close collaboration within the same Work Packages and contribute to data integration across the wider project.
This is an advanced academic research role, building on your prior experience as a post-doctoral fellow, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.
The primary purpose of the role is to develop new or advanced research skills and competences, on the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications and scholarly dissemination, the development of funding proposals, and the supervision and mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.
Salary: Postdoctoral Researcher 2017 Level Ii €49,790 - €54,153
Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 5th 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 PD2 post is intended for researchers that have completed PD1. As with the PD1, if you have already completed your PD2 stage in UCD or will soon complete a PD2, or your total Postdoctoral experience, inclusive of the duration of the advertised post, would exceed 6 years, you should not apply and should refer to Research Fellow posts instead.
Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/