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Wednesday 22nd February: DIAS General Interest Seminar – ‘Recent Trends in the Philosophy of Science’

Title: Recent Trends in the Philosophy of Science

Speaker: Dr Finnur Dellsén (University College Dublin)

Abstract: Many working scientists are familiar with Karl Popper’s vision of science as the concerted effort to falsify extent theories and replace them with new theories that make bold predictions about unobserved events. Popper’s ideas have been less influential among philosophers of science, due to a number of arguably devastating problems with his underlying approach. This talk will survey some of the more influential criticisms of Popper, and go on to discuss two other influential ways of thinking about science, viz. Thomas Kuhn’s idea of ‘paradigms’ as the basic unit of real scientific change, and the ‘Bayesian’ idea of scientific confirmation as grounded in subjective probability-assignments.

Time: Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 4.00pm.

Place: Lecture Room, School of Theoretical Physics, DIAS, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4.

School of Celtic Studies : Dindṡenchas Érenn conference Friday 31st March & Saturday 1st April

The Dindṡenchas Érenn conference will now take place on Friday 31st March and Saturday 1st April, a week later than previously advertised.

Programme and Registration details are available here.

 

Creditors Clerk

Creditors Clerk vacancy

Closing Date for Applications: 10 February 2017

Description of role: Responsible for accounts payable within the organisation. Duties include processing invoices, weekly payment runs and completing RCT / PSWT returns. Other responsibilities include the issuing of book sales invoices, keeping accurate inventory records and managing the book stores area. Creditors ledger experience, strong communication and interpersonal skills required together with good computer skills.  A proficient level of excel is required. A working knowledge of Dynamics will be an advantage.

Salary:  Clerical Officer scale, €21,878 – €37,341 (New Entrants, PPC scale). For persons entering the Public Sector for the first time, the starting pay will be at the minimum of the scale (i.e. €21,878p.a.)

Additional Information:  Send Letter of application and C.V. to: Registrar’s Office, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4 or by e-mail to: finjob@admin.dias.ie.

Particulars of the Post

Bergin Fellowship vacancy – School of Celtic Studies

BERGIN FELLOWSHIP

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies wishes to appoint in 2017 a promising early-stage researcher to a five-year Bergin Fellowship in the School of Celtic Studies. The post will be available from 1 June.

Candidates should hold the degree of PhD and should have a record of outstanding research experience in an area of Celtic Studies relevant to the work of the School. Intending candidates who wish to discuss the vacancy may contact the Director of the School of Celtic Studies.

Applicants must submit a short letter of application, together with an academic CV, a research proposal (no more than 4 pages), and the contact details of three academic referees (who have agreed to act) to the Registrar’s Office, DIAS, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4, Ireland, to arrive before 17 February 2017. Electronic applications should be sent to  registrarsoffice@admin.dias.ie.

Further Information

Conditions attaching to the post

COMHALTACHT UÍ AIMHIRGÍN

Is mian le hInstitiúid Ard-Léinn Bhaile Átha Cliath taighdeoir ardchumasach atá i dtús a réime agus a bhfuil geallúint faoi/fúithi a cheapadh i 2017 faoi scéim Comhaltachtaí Uí Aimhirgín i Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh. Beidh an post ar fáil 1 Meitheamh.

Is cóir d’iarrthóirí an chéim PhD a bheith bainte amach acu, agus taithí d’ardcháilíocht a bheith acu i mbun taighde ar ghné den Léann Ceilteach a bhaineann le raon saothair na Scoile. Is féidir le hiarrthóirí ar mian leo an folúntas a phlé teagmháil a dhéanamh le Stiúrthóir na Scoile.

Chun cur isteach is cóir litir iarratais a sheoladh maraon le CV acadúil, moladh i gcomhair tionscnaimh thaighde (gan dul thar 4 lch), agus ainmneacha agus seoltaí ag baint le triúr moltóirí (atá sásta feidhmiú), go dtí An Cláraitheoir, Institiúid Ard-Léinn Bhaile Átha Cliath, 10 Bóthar Burlington, Baile Átha Cliath 4, le bheith istigh faoi 17 Feabhra 2017. Seoltar iarratais leictreonacha chun registrarsoffice@admin.dias.ie.

Eolas Breise

Vacancy: O’Donovan Scholarship

The School of Celtic Studies is able to offer one scholarship from August 2017.

Applying

A CV, including an outline of the research which the applicant proposes to undertake (maximum of 1000 words), should be sent to:

Ms Eibhlín Ní Dhonncha,
School Administrator,
School of Celtic Studies,
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies,
10 Burlington Road,
Dublin 4,
IRELAND.
email: eibhlin@celt.dias.ie

To be returned not later than 17 February 2017.

The applicant should also ensure that references from at least two referees are sent to the School Administrator by the above date.
The date at which the applicant wishes the scholarship to commence and proposed length of tenure should be indicated. The normal tenure is three years.

Candidates should have completed, or be close to completing, their PhD. The stipend is €25,000 for candidates with a PhD.

Vacancy: Bergin Fellowship

BERGIN FELLOWSHIP – SCHOOL OF CELTIC STUDIES

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies wishes to appoint in 2017 a promising early-stage researcher to a five-year Bergin Fellowship in the School of Celtic Studies. The post will be available from 1 June.

Candidates should hold the degree of PhD and should have a record of outstanding research experience in an area of Celtic Studies relevant to the work of the School. Intending candidates who wish to discuss the vacancy may contact the Director of the School of Celtic Studies.

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is an independent statutory research body established in 1940. Through its three constituent Schools it pursues fundamental research in Celtic Studies, Theoretical Physics and Cosmic Physics. The DIAS is funded by and reports directly to the Department of Education and Skills.

Aims

The aims of the Bergin Fellowship Scheme are twofold. Firstly, to make available to promising researchers near the start of their career a small number of relatively well-resourced medium-term positions in a world-class research environment from which to develop their academic careers. Secondly, to stimulate the research programme of the School of Celtic Studies with periodic infusions of new people and ideas.
The name of the Fellowship honours Professor Osborn J. Bergin, first director of the School of Celtic Studies, and one of the outstanding Irish scholars of his generation.

Eligibility

Candidates should hold the degree of PhD (or equivalent) and should have relevant research experience.

Selection Criteria

The award of DIAS Fellowships is based solely on the following criteria:

    • The candidate’s research record and promise.
    • The quality of the research proposal submitted.
    • The contribution of the proposed research to the overall research interests of the School.

Research Support Facilities

Fellows will have full access to the School’s research infrastructure and facilities. Fellows will be eligible to receive support for travel for research purposes when funds allow.

Duties

Fellows are required to devote themselves to research in consultation with the Director of the School and to participate fully in the life of the School. Fellows will be required to submit a progress report every twelve months to the Director of the School detailing the work undertaken during that period and giving an outline of work for the following year. They should be present to attend School lectures and seminars and contribute to its publishing programme. At a date no later than their third year fellows will be required to conduct a seminar series on a topic connected with their research, in accordance with the established practice of the School. They may be requested to cooperate in the preparation of funding proposals, and to collaborate in School projects.

Conditions of Appointment

Fellows will be appointed on the basis of a fixed-term contract of up to five years. Employment for the first year will be on a probationary basis. The salary scale attaching to the position is: €50,855, €52,748,€54,743, €56,640 (Personal Pension Contribution Scale),
€48,312, €50,111, €52,006, €53,808 (Standard Scale).
Starting salary will be at the minimum point.

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit a standard academic CV together with a research proposal (no more than 4 pages) and the contact details of three academic referees to the Registrar’s Office, DIAS, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4, Ireland, to arrive before 17 February 2017. Electronic applications should be sent to registrarsoffice@admin.dias.ie.

Short Term Research Assistant

DIAS is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant on a short term contract to work on an inter-disciplinary research project entitled “When Experts Disagree” funded by the Irish Research Council (see http://wexd.eu), The RA will assist the Project PIs in running the project and engage in related research activities including personal research where this complements and enhances the overall project.

The person appointed must have good organisational and communication skills. The position is available from 1 February and will run until the end of the project, currently foreseen for September 2017. The salary is €25,712 per annum inclusive of employer PRSI and pension contributions and the standard Irish public sector employment regulations apply.

Applications, to include an academic CV, a statement of interest, and the names of two referees, should be submitted by e-mail before 25 January 2017 to eflood@cp.dias.ie with the subject “Application for RA position”.

DIAS is an equal opportunities employer.

Astronomy and Astrophysics: Vacancies

Astronomy and Astrophysics: Vacancies

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is offering 3 postdoctoral fellowships to work on the development of optical/near infrared microwave kinetic inductance detectors (MKIDs) for use in astronomy.  The project, which will be in an entirely new group, is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and is in collaboration with the University of Oxford, the Space Research Organization of the Netherlands (SRON), Trinity College Dublin (CRANN) and Maynooth University.

The fellows will work on different aspects of the project including the design and fabrication of the detectors, as well as a new multiplex readout system using modified SKA technology. These fellowships are available for 4 years beginning in early to mid-2017 (the precise starting date is negotiable). Remuneration is based on SFI team member budget scales and starting salary will depend on experience.

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, publication list, and a brief statement of research interests by December 1st, 2016. They should also arrange for three letters of reference to be provided separately by the same date. Applicants should have a PhD in physics, computer science, astronomy, or a closely related field. They should also have strong programming skills. DIAS will provide funds for publications, travel, etc., and each fellow is expected to act as a mentor to an assigned PhD student.

DIAS is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications, and submission enquiries should be sent to Ms Eileen Flood, (eflood@cp.dias.ie). Detailed enquiries regarding the project can be made to Prof Tom Ray (tr@cp.dias.ie).

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