We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher with a background in the social sciences to work for one year on the YouGAMSI project, ‘Assessing the exposure of young people to gambling marketing through sport on the island of Ireland’.
The project is funded under the North-South Research Programme, a collaborative research scheme funded by the Government’s Shared Ireland Fund and administered by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) on behalf of the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.
The project is led by Professors Aphra Kerr and John O’Brennan from the Department of Sociology at Maynooth University, and by Dr. Paul Kitchin, from the School of Sport at Ulster University (Belfast).
The postdoc will conduct original research that 1) examines the content and methods used by media companies to market gambling through sport to young people on a range of digital and traditional media channels 2) Work with partner charities to develop and pilot educational resources and 3) Contribute with the research team to ongoing policy discussions on the island of Ireland in relation to gambling marketing.
The primary focus of the role is on conducting excellent research and on disseminating this research through academic journal articles, international conferences, policy contributions, and public events. There will be opportunities to develop new research projects in collaboration with other researchers and/or external parties.
The postdoc will be located with other postgraduate researchers and academic staff working on externally funded research projects in the Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute (MUSSI) at Maynooth University in Co. Kildare, Ireland.
Closing Date: 23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday, 16th July 2023.
Vacancy ID - 023061
Funding programme - https://hea.ie/policy/research-policy/north-south-research-programme/