[Humanist] 29.666 research assistant at Cork

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 666.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:12:45 +0000
        From: "Murphy, Orla" <o.murphy at ucc.ie>
        Subject: Research Assistant post at University College Cork, Ireland.

Dear Colleagues,

This post may suit a recent MA in DH student with a geography or archaeology background:

Position Summary.

A Research Assistant is required for 20 months to work on this interdisciplinary project linking the historical, biological and cultural context of the coastal communities of south west Ireland with the major marine environmental issues and priorities in modern times. The RA will design questionnaires and organise multiple stake holder and policy maker workshops with different user groups in coastal communities to understand the perceptions of key marine environmental issues and legislation and see how they map onto scientific priorities with a view to understanding the role heritage and culture has played in forging these views. In addition, the RA will be responsible for undertaking a comprehensive literature review of current marine environmental issues, legislation and priorities pre the organisation of the workshops. The RA will also be expected to work as part of the Lough Hyne Research Team on research and outreach events.

The RA should be a Marine Biology / Zoology / Environmental Biology graduate of at least 2.i BSc or higher (MSc) with experience of outreach organisation or community education events.

A full driving license is essential for this post and experience and qualifications in powerboat handling along with GIS and / or website design would be desirable.

Salary: €19,665

Project: Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures

Post Duration: 20 Months

Research Assistant

This title will apply to a person of appropriate qualifications e.g., BSc or an MSc, employed on a contract for the purpose of assisting in the performance of research in the University.  A Research Assistant will usually work under the direction of one or more Principal Investigator’s/Senior Researchers within a dedicated laboratory on one or more research projects.

Key duties and responsibilities

  *   To work under the direction of the Principal Investigator/Project Leader.
  *   To provide assistance in conducting research activities, including planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating research studies within the overall scope of a research project.
  *   To coordinate and perform a variety of independent and team activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and some interpretation of information/results.
  *   To undertake tasks which may include recording results and preparing technical reports including conclusions and recommendations.
  *   To coordinate the development of forms, questionnaires and the application of qualitative and quantitative research techniques; write procedures manuals for data collection and coding.
  *   To present information on research progress and outcomes to others responsible for the research project.
  *   To provide guidance as required to any support staff and/or research students assisting with the research project, as agreed with the Principal Investigator/Grant holder.
  *   Ideally to contribute to the publication of findings.
  *   To confer with the Principal Investigator in developing plans for research projects and to discuss the interpretation of results and the preparation of manuscripts for publication.
  *   To perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


  *   A graduate qualification in a field of discipline relevant to the area of investigation i.e. BSc (at least 2.i) or MSc.
  *   Some research experience is desirable.
  *   Good report writing and presentation skills
  *   Good analytical skills and computer skills.
  *   An ability to work independently to a tight schedule.
  *   Capability of working effectively within a team to achieve results.
  *   Evidence of excellent organisational and communication skills.
  *   High levels of initiative are encouraged.

To Apply:

Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Rob McAllen, Dr, R.McAllen at ucc.ie<mailto:R.McAllen at ucc.ie>, +353214904647, on or before the closing date 8.2.16.

Rob is at the ERI - the Environmental Research Institute at UCC.

Co-investigator is Prof Claire Connolly of the School of English, UCC.

Informal queries may be addressed to Dr McAllen.

Many thanks,

Orla Murphy
Digital Humanities
School of English
University College Cork

o.murphy at ucc.ie

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