iCRAG Engagement and Education Officer
The iCRAG Engagement and Education Officer is a key member of the Operations team who will design, implement and evaluate the Centre’s education programme and contribute to the Centre’s public engagement programme. Reporting to the iCRAG Manager, Communications and Engagement, the Engagement and Education Officer will work to promote awareness of iCRAG’s research and the importance of the geosciences to Ireland within all sectors of the education system, including primary, secondary, third and fourth levels, parents of school-going children and teachers, through both formal and informal education activities. The Engagement and Education Officer will develop and deliver public engagement activities through iCRAG’s diverse portfolio of public engagement activities. This position will be a key role in ensuring that iCRAG’s research informs public knowledge, debate and decision-making on geoscience-related issues.
Principal duties and responsibilities:
- Design, deliver and evaluate an ambitious, innovative, diverse and impactful programme of formal and informal education activities to advance the goals and vision of the Centre;
- Support iCRAG researchers in developing and delivering engaging, curriculum-facing educational content and public engagement activities;
- Coordinate the education activities of iCRAG across all partner institutions and across all aspects of the research programme. This includes responsibility for the measurement, evaluation and reporting of all iCRAG education activities;
- Work closely with the ‘Public Perception and Understanding’ research cluster to ensure that the Centre’s educational material and activities are informed by the latest research developments;
- Build relationships with members of the iCRAG research team, research partner organisations, education and geoscience-related state bodies, and other relevant entities that play a role in the areas of engagement and education;
- Stay abreast of educational and engagement developments in geosciences at a national and international level to identify emerging trends;
Salary Range: €40,000 - €52,000
Closing date: 17.00hrs (GMT) on 18 January 2019
Full job description (pdf): Engagement and Education Officer
To apply: visit https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/ and use HR reference number 011092.
Research Masters (MEngSc) in Engineering Geophysics at UCD
Project title: Development of a fibre-optic approach for offshore site investigation
Supervision team: Shane Donohue (UCD), Alastair Godfrey and Chris Minto (Optasense)
Project advisors: Mark Coughlan (iCRAG), Mike Long (UCD), David Gunn (BGS)
Project description: Typically, there is a lack of geotechnical information available to designers of offshore foundations for marine renewable structures, which often results in conservative designs. Over recent years, fibre-optic technologies have been used for an increasing array of applications. Distributed sensing of fibre optic cables, has been shown to enable continuous, real-time measurements along the entire length of a fibre optic cable. Unlike traditional sensors, distributed sensing does not rely upon individual sensors but utilises the full length of an optical fibre as a sensing element. This project proposes to develop a methodology using distributed acoustic sensing for rapidly acquiring offshore seismic data over considerable distances, at high resolution. More specifically, the project aims to (1) assess the sensitivity of fibre optic cables for surface wave seismic data acquisition, (2) develop an appropriate data acquisition methodology, and (3) test the fibre optic methodology at well characterised onshore and offshore sites. The project also will involve a period of training with our project partner, Optasense.
The deadline for applications is the 31st January 2019 at 17.00