Postdoctoral Researcher

By 5th January 2018 No Comments

Job Title:  Postdoctoral Researcher (Ref. No. 019821)

Department: TSSG (www.tssg.org)

Commencement Date: Immediately

Minimum Qualification Required:PhD

Major Duties:

  • Possess research expertise in the areas of Virtualised Networks and Infrastructures and/or Software Defined Networking as well as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
  • Perform basic and applied research in line with the objectives and workplan of funded research projects, under direction from the project Principal Investigator(s);
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of research prototypes and demonstrators;
  • Contribute to the business case development of research outputs towards industry uptake;
  • Disseminate research results via publications in scientific conferences and journals;
  • Participate in the supervisory teams of postgraduate research students;
  • Work with the project Principal Investigator(s) and the WIT Technology Transfer Office to protect and exploit developed intellectual property;
  • Contribute to the development of research funding proposals;
  • Contribute to internal TSSG research dissemination, knowledge sharing and training activites;
  • Perform other tasks as set by the TSSG Research Unit Manager in order to progress the development of the unit.


Academic Qualifications:

Essential:       PhD


Essential:       Previous role as a researcher, or in academic environment

Desirable:       1 years work experience in a relevant area (SDN, NFV, AI, ML)

Specific Knowledge and Skills:

Essential:       Software Defined Networking or Future Internet concepts and platforms

Desirable:       Network function virtualisation concepts and research experience, Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning.

Specific Personal Qualities:

Desirable:       Leadership, team work, presentation skills

Closing Date of Advert: 16.00 on Wednesday, 10th January 2018

Application Procedure:

Applicants must submit a loose leaf CV and motivational letter via email to recruitment@wit.ie.  Any documents in excess of this requirement will be deleted. Please mark your application clearly with the appropriate reference number.

Please address to

Ms. Ruth Hennebry,

The Human Resource Office,

Waterford Institute of Technology,

Cork Road, Waterford. Tel: 051-845519, E-mail: recruitment@wit.ie

At a minimum candidates must demonstrate in their application that they possess all of the essential elements applicable in the person specification. The Institute will then decide to interview only those applicants who appear from the information available, to be the most suitable, in terms of experience, qualifications and other requirements of the post. Please note applications will be acknowledged within five working days of the competition closing. Candidates should keep a hard copy of the advert for their file as this will be needed for review should their application progress.

This post is subject to Garda Vetting.

WIT is an equal opportunities employer.