Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice.
The School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice is looking for a post-doctoral researcher to join the research project 'Democratic Governance of Funded Pensions” (DEEPEN) for a period of three years at 1.0 FTE. This position is made possible by a grant from the New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Cooperation in Europe (NORFACE) Network and the Irish Research Council. The project explores the democratic governance of capital-funded occupational pension schemes and investigates how governments, regulators and labor market actors govern funded pensions and whether participants are satisfied with pension fund performance. The project focuses on Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Ireland and Spain. The project combines quantitative analysis of survey data with comparative case studies based on elite and expert interviews and analysis of primary and secondary documents.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join the UCD-based research team led by Dr. Karen Anderson who is the overall coordinator of the project. The candidate will conduct case studies of selected occupational pension schemes in Ireland to investigate the decision-making processes that link welfare provisions to financial markets. S/he will also contribute to comparative research on the regulatory context of occupational pensions in the project countries and in so doing will have opportunities for additional professional development through interaction with the other multidisciplinary research teams based in Austria, the Netherlands and Spain.
This is an academic research role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.
The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.
In addition to the Principal Duties and Responsibilities listed below, the successful candidate will also carry out the following duties specific to this project:
Selection criteria outline the qualifications, skills, knowledge and/or experience that the successful candidate would need to demonstrate for successful discharge of the responsibilities of the post.
Applications will be assessed on the basis of how well candidates satisfy these criteria.