Post-Doctoral Researcher (Assessing Arctic Observing System Maturity) - ICARUS / Department of Geography

Sunday, February 25, 2018

The Role 

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued.

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to contribute to the Horizon 2020 INTAROS project ( The INTAROS project brings together in excess of 40 European and Arctic domain institutions with the aim of improving the integration of and access to Arctic domain observations. The postholder shall work with Prof. Peter Thorne to undertake Maynooth University’s contribution to the INTAROS project.
Principal Duties 
Maynooth University are contributing to the work package on assessment of existing Arctic observing capabilities across the atmospheric, oceanic, terrestrial and cryospheric domains. The assessment of existing Arctic capabilities culminates in an assessment of measurement system maturity, which may yield recommendations for improvements. The appointee shall lead the production of this assessment liaising with contributing partners and networks. The post holder shall lead the production of the formal deliverable and a version suitable for submission to peer-review working with a broad range of international collaborators.

Maynooth University are also contributing to the community based monitoring work package. The post holder shall, in addition, contribute to this work package by instigating one or more web-based projects involving Arctic communities.
Administrative and other duties: 

  • Data synthesis and analysis
  • Report preparation
  • Liaison with contributing INTAROS project partners
  • Discussions with contributing observational networks
  • Attendance at relevant INTAROS meetings
  • Research and development of web-based services to facilitate community engagement 

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • A PhD in geography, climate change, meteorology, or a cognate discipline
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Quantitative analysis experience
  • Proven ability to work in international collaborative projects
  • Experience in web-based service provision
  • Previous experience of observational programs, ideally in an Arctic setting