position in Lifelong learning at the Knowledge and Data Engineering Group (KDEG)
in the School of
Computer Science and Statistics,Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
An analysis of lifelong learning transitions of mobile learners: implications
and principles for the design of technologies to support and facilitate
lifelong learning transitions
This project will focus on analysing data from
technology usage to develop a set of lifelong learning transition metrics.
These metrics will in turn be used to inform the development of technologies
and applications that support transitions in lifelong learning.
Applying data analytics/grounded theory approaches
the researchers will endeavour to extract a set of learning transitions metrics
from data collected as lifelong learners conduct their normal daily activities.
Two or more sets of data from different cohorts of
participants would enrich and provide more validity to the findings. To this
end, it is envisaged that the Ericsson will share usage data of their employee.
- Excellent academic record
with Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Intelligent
Systems, Data Management, Data/Learning analytics, Web-services
technologies, or related area.
- Experience with learning
solution design and development of models, tools and applications. Solid
instructional design skills and strong interest in cutting-edge web
development and social technologies. Knowledge of user experience and
related pedagogical issues.
- Experience with data
analytics and qualitative research methodologies.
- Background in computer
science/Information systems with strong knowledge of educational technology,
interest in mobile, lifelong and informal learning.
- Fluent in English with very
good writing and communication skills. English language certification if
English is not your first language, the requirement being: IELTS: 7.0+,
TOEFL iBT: 100+, TOEFL pBT: 600+, CEF: C1+, or equivalent.
- Highly motivated to pursue a
career in science and ability to work in a team and independently.
to think strategically and systematically. Critical thinker with
demonstrated creative problem solving skills.
- Publication(s) in peer
Send a CV
and a cover letter with your motivation for applying for the position and what
you have to offer to
Prof. Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sánchez Macu.Arnedillo@scss.tcd.ie
no closing date for applications but the expected starting date is 1st April
2015. So, we will engage with applicants on an ongoing basis until a person is
information can be obtained from Prof. Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sánchez
Based on a full-time appointment the duration of
the appointment as a Marie Curie ITN ESR (Early Stage Research) fellow will be
for a maximum period of 2.5 years. The appointment will initially be for 12
months renewable for another 18 months depending on performance. The starting
date is expected to be 1st April 2015. A Personal Career Development Plan will
be drafted that includes the attendance of EDUWORKS courses and meetings.
The ESR is expected to fully engage in research to
complete the objectives of the project, publish on the developments and results
of the project on an ongoing basis with a minimum of two publications required
and assist in teaching and other research activities ongoing in the group.
The gross monthly salary will be according to the
salary scales for ESR in the host country. The collective employment agreement
(CAO) of Irish universities is
applicable. Besides the salary, the ESR will obtain a mobility allowance for
the duration of the contract under the Marie Curie ITN project.
institute: KDEG (Knowledge and Data Engineering Group) in the School of Computer Science and Statistics,
Trinity College Dublin
KDEG investigates the fundamental challenges and
practical applications of knowledge-driven systems. Its research combines
knowledge discovery, representation and reasoning with web-based data
management and intelligent systems engineering. This research is advanced
through application in a number of areas. For further information: http://kdeg.scss.tcd.ie
Founded in 1592, Trinity College Dublin is the
oldest university in Ireland and one of the older universities of Western
Europe. On today’s campus, state-of-the-art libraries, laboratories and IT
facilities, stand alongside historic buildings on a city-centre 47-acre campus.
Based in the heart of Dublin, TCD offers an exceptional working and social
environment that attracts students and researchers from around the world. TCD’s
research impact is currently ranked 44th in the World by the Times Higher
Education Ranking of World Universities and 10th in Europe by the Leiden
University Ranking of World Universities based on research performance. As
Ireland’s premier university, the pursuit of excellence through research and
scholarship is at the core of a Trinity education. TCD has an outstanding
record of publications in high-impact journals, and a track record in winning
research funding which is among the best in the country.