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Current and Upcoming Vacancies at MACSI - April 2022

Post Doctoral Researcher in Time-to-Event/Reliability Modelling

Applications are invited for the following position: Postdoctoral Researcher in Time to Event/Reliablity Modelling – Specific Purpose Contract

Salary Scale: €39,132 - €50,529 p.a. pro rata

The University of Limerick wishes to appoint a Post Doctoral Researcher to develop our research programme in time-to-event and reliability modelling, to enable our manufacturing vision and to transform and grow our manufacturing research base. The successful candidate will be based at the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI), Ireland’s largest applied and industrial mathematics group. MACSI works closely with scientists and industrial companies across a wide variety of sectors with the aim of fostering new collaborative research, in particular on problems that arise in industry through the application of cutting-edge mathematical and statistical modelling techniques.

The position will be funded by the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre in smart manufacturing, Confirm (www.confirm.ie). Confirm was launched in 2017 and includes 9 academic partner institutions (UL, LIT, UCC, CIT, NUIG, AIT, IT Tralee, NUI Maynooth and Tyndall National Institute) and over 40 industrial partners. Confirm focuses on manufacturing research at a systems level, where we take data from discrete production processes using bespoke sensors, use manufacturing data analytics to extract relevant data to drive predictive models and algorithms of production in order to make smart decisions to be fed back to the machine controllers and robots, all implemented through secure ICT software loops linking the systems. This research programme focuses on developing data analytics aspects to achieve this overall mission. 

Confirm has a dual research focus – it carries out an industry-targeted research programme in collaboration with industry partners, in addition to a fundamental research programme that underpins future developments in manufacturing systems. This project will align with the fundamental research programme of confirm.

The successful candidate will develop novel reliability models that are more flexible than current commonly used approaches such as log-linear regression. These models will yield insights in relation to variations in lifetimes/process durations, underlying failure mechanisms, and experimental settings that improve estimation performance.

Informal enquiries regarding this post may be directed to:
Dr Kevin Burke,
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Limerick
Email: Kevin.Burke@ul.ie

The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday, 21st April 2022. and applications must be completed online before 12 noon, Irish Standard Time on the closing date.

Please note your application must include:

  • A letter of introduction indicating how you meet the criteria outlined in the Job description.
  • A completed online Application Form (separate application forms must be submitted for each post applied for).

For more information please visit: ul.ie/hrvacancies (ID: 050808)