The Data Science Institute (DSI) at the National University of Ireland invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Fellow. This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and Industry partner(s) and to contract end date of 31st July 2020.

Role and Responsibilities:
  • Conduct a programme of research in the broad field of data analytics with a particular emphasis on development of large-scale distributed data processing and data analytics.
  • Support in the attraction of industry funding.
  • Provide support and advice to PhD students working on similar topics.
  • Support the Principal Investigators (PIs) in overseeing software and system development for various projects in the area of large-scale distributed data processing and data analytics approaches.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of the Insight centres research and industry partners, with a particular focus developing in the area of distributed data processing and analysis architectures.
  • Participate in Insight Centre activities, including industry showcases, annual reviews and industry and agency visits to the Insight labs.
  • Support with presentation and documentation of demonstrator systems for industry sponsors.
  • Other tasks relevant to successfully implementing the assigned research/industry programme.
  • Carry out administrative work associated with the programme of research as necessary


  • Significant experience in at least 3 of: Scala, R, Java, Python.
  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript scripting language including React.js, d3.js.
  • Experience working with UNIX, Linux, VMWare, OSX or Windows operating systems.
  • Database management skills: MySQL, MongoDb, SQL.
  • Experience of developing machine learning, especially deep-learning based applications.
  • Considerable experience working with large distributed datasets within the following frameworks: Apache Spark, Apache Flink, Apache Kafka
  • Experience in one or more machine learning frameworks, such as Scikit-Learn, Tensorflow, Theano, Keras, Prophet etc.
  • Experience of modern development environments and practices for large scale industry projects.
  • Excellent written and oral proficiency in English
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to prioritise workload and work to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a team and to take responsibility to contribute to the overall success of the team.

How to Apply:

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 Marc Mellotte ( Quote reference number NUIG133-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization National University of Ireland (NUI)
Country Ireland
Fellowship Level Technical position
Subject areas Data Science
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 02 August 2019

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