Research Vacancies

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Job Posted: 06 Sep 2017
Closing Date for Applications: 29 Sep 2017
School: Cork University Business School, Business Information Systems
College: College of Business and Law
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: €36,488-€43,394 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

Position Summary

The Technology-Enabled Organizational Transparency and Openness project (TOTO) was established in October 2012. The project’s output to date includes dissemination of 20 research publications, co-organizing of 18 international research events, and co-editing a special issue of the Journal of Information Technology. In December 2014, the TOTO project also played a key role in the formation of AIS SIGOPEN (Association of Information Systems Special Interest Group on Open Research and Practice), which was awarded Outstanding SIG designation by the AIS in both 2015 and 2016. TOTO is hosted by Business Information Systems in the Cork University Business School, University College Cork.

TOTO engages in two major streams of activity: (1) conducting empirical research on open phenomena, and (2) supporting the international openness research community through events, journal special issues, and the activities of SIGOPEN.

For the next three years (Q4 2017 to Q4 2020), TOTO’s empirical work will focus on investigating the business models, organizational forms, and ecosystems, that enable individuals, organizations, and communities to sustainably create and capture value through legal, technological, socio-cultural, and organizational openness.

The successful candidate will work within a team including the principal investigators, associate investigators, and post-graduate students, and will play a major role in designing and executing this research agenda within a range of related domains (e.g. open software/hardware/content/design; open innovation and co-creation; open science and education; sharing/collaborative/peer economy; etc.).

Project work will also involve collaboration and knowledge exchange with several allied research groups in the USA, Europe, and Australia, and coordination roles in international research events. The project has a strong ethos of mentorship and professional development and an ambitious publication agenda, and will provide the successful candidate with a collegial and supportive environment to establish themselves and their careers within the wider Information Systems community.

Post duration: 36 months

Salary: €36,488-€43,394 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

Project title: Technology-Enabled Organizational Transparency and Openness (TOTO)

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

This title will apply to newly qualified Post-Doctoral Researchers and will be considered as a period of training as the researcher will have dual goals in terms of the research project and their own career development. The researcher will be mentored by a Principal Investigator (PI). It is expected that a researcher would spend not more than 3 years at the Post Doctoral level, subject to the term of the project and would then be eligible to compete for a Senior Post Doctoral post advertised by the University.

The primary focus of the Postdoctoral Researcher will be research however a particular emphasis during this stage should include;

  • To conduct a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator/Project Leader.
  • To engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigator, School or College in order to develop research skills and competencies.
  • To gain experience in grant writing.
  • To engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which they are engaged, as directed by, with the support of and under the supervision of a Principal Investigator.
  • To become familiar with the publication process.
  • To acquire generic and transferable skills (including project management, business skills and postgraduate mentoring/supervision).
  • To engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the research group, School or College.
  • To interact closely with postgraduate research students who are studying for a Masters or a PhD and possibly have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research in conjunction with an academic supervisor.
  • To carry out administrative work to support the programme of research.
  • To carry out additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.
  • To contribute to costing research grant proposals and assist in the financial management of a research project.

CRITERIA

  • A PhD qualification in Information Systems, or a closely related discipline.
  • Appropriate research experience, with priority given to candidates with prior experience in the project’s focus areas or closely related areas.
  • Appropriate technical competence and accomplishment, including strong research design and research methods capabilities.
  • A capability of working within a project team to achieve results.
  • Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
  • A commitment to gaining practical experience working on a research project.
  • Ability to work well within a team and to interact with external teams and stakeholders.
  • Please note that Garda vetting and international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Name: Prof Joseph Feller

Title: Bank of Ireland Professor of Business Information Systems

Email Address: jfeller@ucc.ie

Telephone: +353 21 490 3337

To Apply:

Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Prof Joseph Feller, jfeller@ucc.ie, +353 21 490 3337 on or before the closing date 29th September 2017.

Supplementary Information on the Department/Research Centre and the post is available at the following URL: http://toto.ucc.ie/



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