Research Fellow Level 1 or 2 - Spatial Econometrics and Policy Evaluation

Applications are invited for a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2 - Spatial Econometrics and Policy Evaluation post within UCD Spatial Dynamics Lab.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and talented individuals for a 24-month post–doctorate research position as part of a Science Foundation Ireland funded project – SciTechSpace (Science-Technology Space). The position is available from 1 February 2020 in the area of quantitative research on science-technology knowledge networks, innovation studies, and policy evaluation and impact analysis more generally. Prior experience with the application of advanced (spatial) econometrics analysis methods to large-scale and complex datasets, and a background in Social Network Analysis are essential requirements. Expertise with policy evaluation and impact analysis techniques, and evolutionary economic theory are further desirable assets.

The creation and accumulation of scientific and technical knowledge are processes at the heart of technological change and economic growth. A significant literature has contributed to aggregate measures of knowledge production, but the underlying processes that explain how advanced knowledge is generated in the first place, and subsequently translated into novel products and processes of economic value, remains unexplored. The “Science-Technology Space” (SciTechSpace) project will undertake an evolutionary analysis that will establish the link between scientific knowledge production and technological progress. Of particular interest are knowledge recombination activities at the intersection of science and technology domains. The overall objective of the project is to develop 1) an analysis tool capable of identifying gaps and opportunities for technology evolution and scientific advancement at the micro- and meso-scale, relevant for public and private entities, and 2) a science and technology policy evaluation appraisal tool capable of assessing impact and forecasting.

The successful applicant will be working directly with SciTechSpace's principal investigator, Prof. Dieter F. Kogler and a number of international collaborators. Short-term visits to European higher education institutes and research organizations in order to carry out collaborative and in situ data and modelling work might be necessary over the duration of the contract. The post-doctorate research position will primarily be based at University College Dublin (IE) as a part of Prof. Kogler's research group in the Spatial Dynamics Lab.

Post Doc Level 1 Salary Scale: €37,874 - €43,782 per annum


Post Doc Level 2 Salary Scale: €45,041 - €49,049 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 3rd January 2020.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Spatial Econometrics and Policy Evaluation SFI SciTechSpace PostDoc L1 - UCD Spatial Dynamics Lab.pdf PDF|300kb Spatial Econometrics and Policy Evaluation SFI SciTechSpace PostDoc L2 - UCD Spatial Dynamics Lab.pdf PDF|300kb