Postdoctoral Researcher in Cloud Technology Readiness

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Vacancy Type: 
Postdoctoral

DCU Business School

Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce
Postdoctoral Researcher in Cloud Technology Readiness

Up to 8 Months Full Time Fixed Term Contract
The Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4) is a new Technology Centre funded by Enterprise Ireland and the IDA to develop new architectures, service models, security and business techniques that assist companies migrating and establishing their business on the Cloud in a secure and compliant manner. Dublin City University, University College Cork and Athlone Institute of Technology have been awarded the initial research phase of this Centre, which has the potential of further funding if successful. In collaboration with Enterprise Ireland, an Irish state body supporting research commercialization, the project will address the research and development needs of Irish companies in the Cloud Computing sector.
The Role
Based in Dublin City University, a Postdoctoral Research position now exists and will involve undertaking business research relating to cloud-technology readiness by Irish and International enterprise providers and consumers of cloud technologies. 
The postdoctoral researcher will work with Dr. Theo Lynn (DCU), Dr. Ciaran Mac An Bhaird (DCU), Professor Colm O’Gorman (DCU), Dr. Malcolm Brady (DCU), Dr. Tadhg Nagle (UCC) and other researchers based in the centre DCU, UCC and international institutions. The post-doctorate researcher will be based at the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce located at DCU Business School.
The researcher will be responsible for supporting two key quantitative research projects within the Centre. As such, they will play a central role in instrument design, data collection, analysis and report-writing.  The post may involve international travel.
Main Responsibilities 
The post holder duties will include the following; 

• To contribute to literature reviews and the development of the research design

• To collect and collate the research data 

• To analyse and support the interpretation of the research data

• To maintain accurate project records and project confidentiality 

• To write short briefing reports as directed by the Centre’s Project Manager

• To contribute to academic articles, conference papers and other publications 

• To engage and support other researchers working on projects affiliated to the Centre’s research programme 

Person Specification:
(A)  Knowledge and Qualifications 
Essential 

• A doctorate in a relevant discipline 

• Evidence of strong empirical research skills

• Knowledge of some of the relevant academic literature on cloud computing   

Desirable 

• Qualitative data analysis skills 

(B)  Skills and Competencies 
Essential 

• Experience of managing and conducting research

• Strong interpersonal skills 

• Team working skills 

• Report writing  

• Time management skills 

Desirable 

• Experience in industry-led research 

• Presentation skills 

• Academic article writing skills 

For further information please contact:  
Dr. Theo Lynn, DCU Business School Email:

,Tel: +353 (0)1 700 6873 
Salary:   €37,063 
Closing date:   4th May 2012
Application Procedure: Application forms are available from:  http://www4.dcu.ie/hr/vacancies/index.shtml and from Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9. Tel: +353 (0)1 700 5149 Fax: +353 (0)1 700 5500 E-mail:

  
Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer.