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Griffith Postdoctoral Positions

Three Griffith Postdoctoral Positions: Geomatics for Geoscience



Griffith Geoscience Research Awards

Grant Aided by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources


               Three Griffith Postdoctoral Positions: Geomatics for Geoscience


·          To be appointed to the Coastal & Marine Resources Centre (CMRC), University College Cork

·          Contract duration: three years each

·          Salary starts @ approximately 55k euros per annum (based on at least three years post doctoral level experience).


Background to host organisation and the Griffith Research Awards

The CMRC is a multidisciplinary research group in University College Cork (, whose primary objective is to make a significant contribution to the scientific understanding and management of coastal and marine environments ( The CMRC team have an established track record in the development and application of solutions for environmental decision making based on geomatics technology.

National research capacity is being stimulated in the field of geosciences by a €10 million national investment as part of the Griffith Geoscience Research Awards, which will run over the next seven years. As part of this process, which is facilitated nationally by the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI), three new postdoctoral positions will be implemented to expand research in the geomatics for geosciences field.


Collaboration with the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI)

This initiative will involve a high level of collaboration between the CMRC and the GSI.  The candidates will be encouraged to spend time in the GSI offices, Dublin, to become fully familiar with data management and the geosciences domain, and to develop relationships with relevant contacts. The amount of time spent in the GSI will be flexible and will depend on individual researcher and project needs  

The research will focus on web-enabled delivery and 4D visualisation of both terrestrial and marine geological datasets, including the Irish National Seabed Survey data. The work will also involve the building of a common data warehouse including metadata.




Objectives of the Project

1.      To facilitate open access to GSI data via web enabled services

2.      To achieve innovations in geoscience data management and delivery

3.      To build experience  within and collaboration between the GSI and CMRC

4.      To engage the interest of the Irish geoscience community by providing examples of the benefits of data sharing



The ideal candidates for these posts will have:


Postdoctoral Position 1: Data integration

-          A PhD in computer science or a related discipline

-          Experience with databases such as Oracle 9i/10g

-          Experience in the field of geological data modelling (e.g. Arc Geology, GeoSciML, etc.)

-          Experience in metadata standards (e.g. ISO 19115/19139)


Postdoctoral Position 2: Web data delivery and interoperability

-          A PhD in computer science or a related discipline

-          Experience in OpenGIS standards (e.g. WMS, WFS, WCS) and INSPIRE guidelines

-          Experience in metadata standards and metadata discovery

-          Experience in the field of Internet GIS servers (e.g. ArcIMS, UMN Mapserver)


Postdoctoral Position 3: 3D/4D web data visualisation

-          A PhD in computer science or a related discipline

-          Experience in 3D/4D modelling in the field of geological datasets.

-          Experience in Internet GIS, multi-layer and volumetric web visualisation.


Other desirable qualifications for all successful candidates include:

-          Programming/web development experience

-          Excellent team working and oral and written communication skills

-          Demonstration of leadership or project management skills

-          An interest in geosciences and the marine environment


Additional information

UCC is an equal opportunity employer.


Closing date for applications is Monday 21st January 2008. Please forward curriculum vitae, including a statement of research interests and experience as well as names and addresses of two referees, either electronically ( or by regular mail to:


Gráinne Lynch

Coastal & Marine Resources Centre,

Naval Base, Haulbowline,

Cobh ,

County Cork ,

Ireland .

Phone: 00 353 21 470 31 00

Fax: 00 353 21 470 31 32

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