We’re Hiring – K-12 Pedagogy Specialist

Post: K-12 Pedagogy Specialist
Contract Duration: Specific purpose for length of Learnovate Project
Department: Learnovate Centre, School of Computer Science and Statistics
Salary: Researcher Scale at a point commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing Date: August 25th 2017

Summary

Candidates are invited to apply for the position of Specialist and Researcher, K-12 Pedagogy in the Learning Design Team at the Learnovate Centre. The function of the role is to provide support to Learnovate Centre projects focused on learners in the K-12/schools space. The work will be conducted in collaboration with a dynamic, multi-disciplinary research team with the aim of developing innovative next-generation learning technology which demonstrates real benefits for school age learners.

Principal Duties:

  • Taking ownership of, defining and developing the pedagogical strategy for K-12 research and innovation projects
  • Ongoing engagement with the Learnovate Schools Network, creating and maintaining relationships with the schools
  • Ensuring that research projects demonstrate real learning innovation through:
    • Defining and implementing a pedagogical strategy which is  appropriate  to the context of learners
    • Creating relevant use cases primarily focusing on K-12 school learning contexts
    • Providing pedagogical direction
  • Conducting evaluations/trials to support research projects
  • Communicating and transforming research outputs for industry partners
  • Presenting/reviewing research projects with industry partners
  • Preparing and writing -publications to support the work of the Learnovate Centre
  • Carrying out other pedagogical tasks which may be assigned

Key Requirements:

  • Qualification to PhD level in the field (or relevant industry experience)
  • Experience of classroom teaching at either Primary or Post-primary level
  • Experience with learning technology deployment and use in classroom setting
  • Experience of curriculum/ course design
  • Experience in assessment design (of and for learning)
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Proven ability to prioritise own workload and work to exacting deadlines
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong team player

Desirable:

  • Experience working in a research-driven working environment
  • Experience of conducting end user trials
  • Experience in designing technology-enhanced learning environments
  • Experience with Design Thinking, LEAN Start Up and/or Agile development

Background to the Post

The Learnovate Centre is an Enterprise Ireland/IDA funded centre of excellence in learning innovation. The centre brings together state of the art research with the real world business problems of our industry partners. The centre aims to develop innovative industry-led learning technology solutions to benefit the Irish EdTech industry.

Department Summary

The School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin offers a high quality educational experience to undergraduate and postgraduate students along with exceptional research opportunities for professionals in the fields of computer science and statistics. The school is proud of its reputation as an innovative and energetic centre for study and research.

The research interests of the school are wide and varied, ranging from the theoretical to the practical. The schools researchers are at the cutting-edge of their disciplines, working on prestigious research projects with other professionals in their fields, and with access to significant public and private funding and industry support.

Trinity College Dublin

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. Trinity College Dublin is currently ranked 43rd in the top world universities by the Times Higher Education Supplement Global University Rankings 2009 and 13th in Europe. Trinity College Dublin offers a unique educational experience across a range of disciplines in the arts, humanities, engineering, science and human, social and health sciences. As Ireland’s premier university, the pursuit of excellence through research and scholarship is at the heart 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. TCD has developed significant international strength in its research in eight major themes which include globalisation; cancer; genetics; neuroscience; immunology and infection; communications and intelligent systems; nano and materials science as well as Irish culture and the creative arts. TCD aims to become the world reference point in at least one of these areas of research in the next 10 years

Application Procedure

Candidates are asked to submit a covering letter and a full CV to include the names and contact details of 3 referees (email addresses if possible) to:

Owen White, Centre Director

Learnovate Centre, School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College, Dublin

Tel: +353-1-896- 4910

Email: owen.white@learnovatecentre.org

Please note: No expenses will be paid in travelling to interview.

We’re Hiring – Research Assistant Project Manager (Part-time)

Post: Research Assistant Project Manager
Contract Duration: 21 months (part time, 20 hours per week)
Department: Learnovate Centre, School of Computer Science and Statistics
Salary: Researcher Scale at a point commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing Date: Open until filled  No further applicants are being accepted

 

Summary

Candidates are invited to apply for the position of Research Assistant Project Manager (part-time) in the Learnovate Centre. The ideal candidate will have excellent facilitation, communication and influencing skills. A team player and self-motivated, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong team ethos and an ability to develop strong relationships with relevant stakeholders and the ability to ensure their needs are met.

The successful candidate will work on the DEVELOP project (http://www.develop-project.eu); an EC-funded Horizon 2020 project focussing on career development in large companies. This project will create a personalised learning environment for career development that will provide game-based assessment of transversal competencies and social capital to highlight learning opportunities for career development. The project aims to inform and guide employees towards realistic and attainable career development paths.

Principal Duties:

  • Working with a multi-disciplinary team to define, scope and execute demonstrators, prototypes and bespoke projects
  • Take responsibility for coordinating both external and internal planning and project reporting
  • Creating and managing schedules, resources and budget
  • Working with the Project Coordinator to prioritise and maximise resource and time usage
  • Working with international project partners to ensure close collaboration and the timely delivery of high quality deliverables
  • Creation and maintenance of project documentation and processes in line with best practice
  • Communicating project progress, information and outputs
  • Plan and organise multi-partner meetings in Ireland and throughout the EU
  • Maintain clear minutes and records
  • Liaise with college administrators to resolve issues in the areas of procurement, finance, contracts, and Human Resources.

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in project coordination, team facilitation, or relevant research activities
  • Experience in working with internal and external research/industry partners
  • Proven stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven facilitation, collaboration and influencing skills
  • Ability to operate with high flexibility in a constantly evolving team environment
  • Proven ability to prioritise own workload and work to exacting deadlines
  • Strong team player
  • Experience in using standard project coordination tools including commercial offerings, MS Project, Excel, etc.
  • Flexibility to task on new tasks to ensure the overall success of the research project

Desirable:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Education, Psychology or related discipline
  • Experience working on EU-funded research projects (H2020, FP7, FP6)
  • Experience in applied learning technology research
  • Experience working in a research driven working environment
  • Experience in process improvement and change management
  • Strong working knowledge of project management practise such as Prince 2, PMBOK
  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies

Note: This role may require occasional travel within the EU.

 

Background to the Post

The Learnovate Centre is an Enterprise Ireland/IDA funded centre of excellence in learning technologies. The centre brings together state of the art research from our academic partners (Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, National University of Ireland Galway, and Waterford Institute of Technology) with the real-world business problems of our industry partners. Through focussing on the following four research themes the centre aims to develop innovative industry led eLearning solutions to benefit the Irish eLearning industry.

  • Social and informal learning
  • Mobile and collaborative learning
  • Immersive learning
  • Metrics and assessment

Department Summary

The School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin offers a high quality educational experience to undergraduate and postgraduate students along with exceptional research opportunities for professionals in the fields of computer science and statistics. The school is proud of its reputation as an innovative and energetic centre for study and research.

The research interests of the school are wide and varied, ranging from the theoretical to the practical. The schools researchers are at the cutting-edge of their disciplines, working on prestigious research projects with other professionals in their fields, and with access to significant public and private funding and industry support.

Trinity College Dublin

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. Trinity College Dublin is currently ranked 43rd in the top world universities by the Times Higher Education Supplement Global University Rankings 2009 and 13th in Europe. Trinity College Dublin offers a unique educational experience across a range of disciplines in the arts, humanities, engineering, science and human, social and health sciences. As Ireland’s premier university, the pursuit of excellence through research and scholarship is at the heart 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. TCD has developed significant international strength in its research in eight major themes which include globalisation; cancer; genetics; neuroscience; immunology and infection; communications and intelligent systems; nano and materials science as well as Irish culture and the creative arts. TCD aims to become the world reference point in at least one of these areas of research in the next 10 years

 

Application Procedure

Candidates are asked to submit a covering letter and a full CV by email to:

Dr Neil Peirce
DEVELOP Project Coordinator

Email: neil.peirce@learnovatecentre.org
Tel: +353-1-896- 4910

Please note: No expenses will be paid in travelling to interview.

 

We’re Hiring – Front End Developer

Post: Front End Developer
Contract Duration: 4 month contract (Full-time)
Department: Learnovate Centre, School of Computer Science and Statistics
Salary: Researcher Scale at a point commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing Date: 20 March 2017

Summary

The Learnovate Centre is an industry-led research centre in educational technology. Our multi-disciplinary team works closely with our industry partners to deliver innovative learning technologies in the areas of mobile & collaborative learning, social & informal learning, immersive learning, and metrics & assessment.

We are looking for an experienced front end research developer to help us apply our cutting edge research in the development of innovative EdTech applications. We are looking for someone who will take on new challenges, and grow with our team.

Principal Duties:

  • Development of web applications as part of innovative industrial research projects
  • Research and integration of open-source and bespoke technology solutions
  • Working in a dynamic team with a willingness to take on new tasks and learn new skills
  • Working in especially close collaboration with the Pedagogy and UX team
  • Meeting and liaising with Industry Partners
  • Writing and management of technical reports

Key Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years front end software (web and/or app) development experience (essential)
  • Proven track record in development of user facing applications
  • Degree in relevant technical discipline (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, etc.) or equivalent industry experience
  • System development and integration experience with one or more of the following:- Web application development- Mobile development
  • Experience with technologies including:- Web development technologies including Loopback, AngularJS, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap- NoSQL style technologies such as MongoDB

    – RESTful APIs

    – Version control technologies such as Git, Gitlab, etc.

  • Excellent analytical and software design skills
  • Enthusiastic and structured approach to systems development and testing
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Fluent in English with excellent verbal and presentation skills
  • Excellent written skills, experience in technical writing an advantage
  • Proven ability to prioritise own workload and work to exacting deadlines
  • Flexible and adaptable in responding to stakeholder needs
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to be a team player who is able to take responsibility to contribute to the overall success of the multidisciplinary team
  • Desire to learn about new products, technologies and keep abreast of new product and technical developments
  • Work well in both a team environment and independently.

Desirable

It would be great if you have experience working with

  • Experience developing innovative educational technology solutions would be a significant advantage
  • Enthusiasm for the commercialisation of research.
  • Familiarity with agile development methodologies
  • Familiarity with cloud technologies such as Microsoft Azure

Background to the Post

The Learnovate Centre is an Enterprise Ireland/IDA funded centre of excellence in learning technologies. The centre brings together state of the art research from our academic partners (Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, National University of Ireland Galway, and Waterford Institute of Technology) with the real world business problems of our industry partners. Through focussing on the following four research themes the centre aims to develop innovative industry led eLearning solutions to benefit the Irish eLearning industry.

  • Social and informal learning
  • Mobile and collaborative learning
  • Immersive learning
  • Metrics and assessment

Department Summary

The School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin offers a high quality educational experience to undergraduate and postgraduate students along with exceptional research opportunities for professionals in the fields of computer science and statistics. The school is proud of its reputation as an innovative and energetic centre for study and research.

The research interests of the school are wide and varied, ranging from the theoretical to the practical. The schools researchers are at the cutting-edge of their disciplines, working on prestigious research projects with other professionals in their fields, and with access to significant public and private funding and industry support.

Trinity College Dublin

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. Trinity College Dublin is currently ranked 43rd in the top world universities by the Times Higher Education Supplement Global University Rankings 2009 and 13th in Europe. Trinity College Dublin offers a unique educational experience across a range of disciplines in the arts, humanities, engineering, science and human, social and health sciences. As Ireland’s premier university, the pursuit of excellence through research and scholarship is at the heart 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. TCD has developed significant international strength in its research in eight major themes which include globalisation; cancer; genetics; neuroscience; immunology and infection; communications and intelligent systems; nano and materials science as well as Irish culture and the creative arts. TCD aims to become the world reference point in at least one of these areas of research in the next 10 years

 

Application procedure:

Please send a cover letter and full CV to: deirdre.green@learnovatecentre.org

 

Research Software Developer – Full stack developer

Post: Research Software Developer/Full stack developer
Contract Duration: 20 month contract (Full-time)
Department: Learnovate Centre, School of Computer Science and Statistics
Salary: €32,930- €44,930 (depending on experience)
Closing Date: Open until filled This position has been filled

Summary

The Learnovate Centre is an industry-led research centre in educational technology. Our multi-disciplinary team works closely with our industry partners to deliver innovative learning technologies in the areas of mobile & collaborative learning, social & informal learning, immersive learning, and metrics & assessment.

We are looking for a research software developer to work on our innovative European research project DEVELOP (http://www.develop-project.eu). This role will involve building novel demonstrator systems to address research challenges in learning for career development. We are looking for someone who will take on new challenges, and grow with our team.

As a research software developer you will:

  • Build innovative web-based research demonstrators using frontend and backend technologies as well as web services
  • Work with international industry and research partners to integrate software components for personalisation, recommendation, social network analysis, and AI planning
  • Influence the technical design, and take ownership of the systems you’re developing. Be proud of what you work on, obsess about the quality of the work you produce
  • Use the right tools for the job, be that from existing experience or your willingness to learn new technologies
  • Participate actively in a multidisciplinary team to design, build, and deploy novel educational technology demonstrators. You will contribute to software development, user interface design, scalable system architectures, and efficient ways to deploy these new technologies

Requirements

We like to work with numerous frameworks and languages and you will need to be flexible to learn new technologies.

You will thrive in this role if:

  • You have a degree in Computer Science or a related discipline with 2+ years software development experience in an industry or research setting
  • You have a solid foundation in Java & JavaScript/TypeScript
  • You have a solid foundation in HTML, CSS, and AngularJS.
  • You have experience with SQL databases
  • You have worked with HTTP, JSON, and RESTful webservices
  • You have experience with deploying software in a Linux environment

Desirable

It would be great if you have experience working with:

  • MSc. or PhD level Computer Science research
  • Educational technology research and/or product development
  • Agile software development methodologies and software testing
  • Service Oriented Architectures and Web Service Integration
  • Cloud hosting providers (AWS, Google Compute Engine, Microsoft Azure)
  • Deploying software using Docker or similar containerisation technologies

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working conditions

Further Details

The Learnovate Centre is an EI/IDA funded technology centre hosted at Trinity College Dublin. Details about the centre and the university are available at: http://www.learnovatecentre.org and http://www.tcd.ie respectively.

Please Note: No expenses will be paid in travelling to interview. This role will involve occasional travel throughout the EU.

 

Application procedure:

Please send a cover letter and full CV to: neil.peirce@learnovatecentre.org

Applications should also be CC’d to: laura.fagan@learnovatecentre.org

 

 

Research Assistant Project Coordinator

Post: Research Assistant Project Coordinator
Contract Duration: 4 months part time
Department: Learnovate Centre, School of Computer Science and Statistics
Salary: Researcher Scale at a point commensurate with qualifications and experience
 Closing Date: 4th November 2016

Summary

Candidates are invited to apply for the position of Research Assistant Project Coordinator in the Learnovate Centre. The ideal candidate will have excellent facilitation, communication and influencing skills. A team player and self-motivated, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong team ethos and an ability to develop strong relationships with relevant stakeholders and the ability to ensure their needs are met.

The successful candidate will work on applied educational technology research projects

Principal Duties:

  • Working with a multi-disciplinary team to facilitate the defining, scoping and execution of research based demonstrators, prototypes and desk-based projects
  • Creating and managing schedules, resources and budget
  • Working with the Programme Manager to prioritise and maximise resource and time usage across multiple projects
  • Working with industry partners to provide detailed specifications and requirements
  • Creation and maintenance of project documentation and processes in line with best practice
  • Communicating project progress, information and outputs

Key Requirements:

  • Min 1 years’ experience in project coordination, team facilitation, or relevant research activities
  • Experience in working as a consultant with internal and external customers
  • Proven stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven facilitation, collaboration and influencing skills
  • Ability to operate with high flexibility in a constantly evolving team environment
  • Proven ability to prioritise own workload and work to exacting deadlines
  • Strong team player
  • Experience in using standard project coordination tools including commercial offerings, MS Project, Excel etc

Desirable:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Education, Psychology or related discipline
  • Experience in applied learning technology research
  • Experience working in a research driven working environment
  • A sound knowledge of software development and testing best practice
  • Experience in process improvement and change management
  • Strong working knowledge of project management practise such as Prince 2, PMBOK
  • A proven track record in software project delivery in EdTech / Software environment
  • Experience with Agile methodology

Background to the Post

The Learnovate Centre is an Enterprise Ireland/IDA funded centre of excellence in learning technologies. The centre brings together state of the art research from our academic partners (Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, National University of Ireland Galway, and Waterford Institute of Technology) with the real world business problems of our industry partners. Through focussing on the following four research themes the centre aims to develop innovative industry led eLearning solutions to benefit the Irish eLearning industry.

  • Social and informal learning
  • Mobile and collaborative learning
  • Immersive learning
  • Metrics and assessment

Department Summary

The School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin offers a high quality educational experience to undergraduate and postgraduate students along with exceptional research opportunities for professionals in the fields of computer science and statistics. The school is proud of its reputation as an innovative and energetic centre for study and research.

The research interests of the school are wide and varied, ranging from the theoretical to the practical. The schools researchers are at the cutting-edge of their disciplines, working on prestigious research projects with other professionals in their fields, and with access to significant public and private funding and industry support.

Trinity College Dublin

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. Trinity College Dublin is currently ranked 43rd in the top world universities by the Times Higher Education Supplement Global University Rankings 2009 and 13th in Europe. Trinity College Dublin offers a unique educational experience across a range of disciplines in the arts, humanities, engineering, science and human, social and health sciences. As Ireland’s premier university, the pursuit of excellence through research and scholarship is at the heart 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. TCD has developed significant international strength in its research in eight major themes which include globalisation; cancer; genetics; neuroscience; immunology and infection; communications and intelligent systems; nano and materials science as well as Irish culture and the creative arts. TCD aims to become the world reference point in at least one of these areas of research in the next 10 years

Application Procedure

Candidates are asked to submit a covering letter and a full CV to include the names and contact details of 3 referees (email addresses if possible) to:

Brenda McGuirk, Programme Manager,
Learnovate Centre,
School of Computer Science and Statistics,
Trinity College,
Dublin

Tel: +353-1-896- 4910

Email: brenda.mcguirk@learnovatecentre.org
Please also send a copy to: info@learnovatecentre.org