REAMIT UCD Postdoctoral Researcher

College/Management Unit
UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering

Post Title & Subject Area (if relevant)

UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1


REAMIT - Improving Resource Efficiency of Agribusiness supply chains by Minimising waste using Big Data and Internet of Things sensors

Post Duration
Fixed term -Until 9th June 2022

Reports to
Dr Fionnuala Murphy

Position Summary
The REAMIT project will adapt and apply existing innovative digital technologies (Big Data and the Internet of Things) to food supply chains in NWE to reduce food waste. Through testing and adaptation, these technologies will be utilised to monitor and record food quality along the supply chain and signal potential food quality issues. Through analytics, owners of 'food to be at risk of becoming waste' will be supported with decision making tools (e.g. Apps) to make a choice on how to minimise food waste including redistribution to nearby consumers.

This Post doctoral Research Fellow role will focus on developing a real time life cycle assessment model based on the REAMIT integrated IoT sensor an d big data solutions. This research will develop amethodology to allow dynamic modelling of the supply chain, population of the life cycle inventory in real time, and impact assessment of the dynamic scenario s in tegrate the environmental dimension in the decision support algorithm developed in REAMIT. There will be a specific focus on interacting with industry partners during all stages of the project to best understand the supply chain s and for real
time data collection. In addition the successful candi date will carry out a comprehensive systematic review (mapping) of the technical and business landscape in the fresh produce food chain and will identify both the bottlenecks and potential solutions that can be used to drive future food quality
analysis technology developments.

This is a research focused 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.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
UCD is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone is afforded equality of opportunity. To that end the university adheres to a range of equality, diversity and inclusion policies. We encourage applicants to consult those policies here We welcome applications from everyone, including those who identify with any of the protected characteristics that are set out in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.


€37,874-€38,418 per annum

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

Principal Duties and Responsibilities 

• Conduct a specified programme of research and scholarship under the supervision and direction of your Principal Investigator.

• Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by your Principal Investigator, your School or Institute, or the University.

• Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which you are engaged as directed by and with the support of and under the supervision of your Principal Investigator.

• Engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of your research group, School and Institute.

• Mentor and assist, as appropriate and as directed, the research graduate students in your group, School and Institute.


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