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Job Vacancy: Postdoctoral Researcher in Historical Geography

One of the projects on which we collaborate, Irish Record Linkage, 1864-1913, is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher in Historical Geography, to be based at the University of Limerick on the supervision of Dr. Ciara Breathnach.

This project is an IRC Co-PI Interdisciplinary Research Project Grants Scheme 2013

The project will provide an innovative demonstrator for the re-use of Public Sector Information, applying linked data technologies to birth, death and marriage records, more commonly known as vital registration (VR/PSI) data (1864-1913) to reconstitute families and create longitudinal health histories. The project will create a Knowledge Platform entitled Irish Record Linkage (IRL) to enhance the research potential of individual level metadata, using best practice in Digital Archiving to facilitate the application of Linked Data technologies, and ingest content into the Digital Repository of Ireland for long term accessibility and preservation.

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in history or a cognate discipline.
  • Strong publication record in a relevant area e.g. publications in the field of historical geography, historical demography and/or historical lifecycles studies.
  • Experience of Research Projects, proposal writing and reporting
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills

For application information and a full job spec, please see: