Thursday 21 December 2023

Job Oppertunity - Data Scientist SPEAR Project

Data Scientist Position – SPEAR Project

Research Assistant B – Up to 12 Months

The SPEAR project is currently hiring a Data Science / Research Assistant position as part of our Enterprise Ireland funded commercialisation project. This project is expected to run until the end of 2024 with the hope of subsequently developing a spin-out company. 

Job Description

The research assistant will join our dynamic team for a fixed-term period, contributing to the development of innovative solutions in supply chain technology. Responsibilities include:

Utilising cutting-edge data mining and search methods to develop advanced software solutions.

Engaging in projects involving retrieval augmented generation, automated agents, and open-source Large Language Models (LLMs).

Building effective software architectures using open-source Python frameworks and cloud services.

Principal Accountabilities

Report to the Technical Lead of Project Spear.

Contribute to software design and development.

Implement and test new features, adhering to best coding practices.

Ensure the quality and performance of applications through testing and maintenance.

Present findings and progress in regular updates.

Contribute to the overall activities of the team as required.

Manage and prioritise your time effectively to meet project deliverables.

Knowledge and Experience

Currently pursuing or recently completed a degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field with a focus on software development or related. (essential)

Experience in data science / data engineering (essential)

Familiarity with open-source frameworks and Python. (preferred)

Experience or strong interest in cloud services. (preferred)

Effective communication skills, both written and verbal. (essential)

Skills and Abilities

Strong problem-solving skills and an engineering mindset.

Ability to work both collaboratively and on your own.

Eagerness to learn and adapt in a fast-paced start-up atmosphere.


Please apply directly to project PI Robert Ross on or before the 5th of January at 5pm with an up to date CV and cover letter.  

Monday 25 September 2023

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Thursday 21 September 2023

Job Opportunity - Research Assistant Position at SideTeams (Full-time/Part-time)

Job Opportunity - Research Assistant Position at SideTeams (Full-time/Part-time)

Are you passionate about using machine learning to drive innovation and transformation? SideTeams, a leading networking, matchmaking, and collaboration platform provider, is excited to offer a unique job opportunity for a Research Assistant with a focus on predictive analytics.

Position Title: Research Assistant - Predictive Analytics


At SideTeams, we are committed to optimizing our platform's capabilities through cutting-edge technology. We are embarking on a groundbreaking project, led by Dr. Luis Miralles and other IT experts working in Sideteams, which can be executed either full-time or part-time. The project's duration is flexible, ranging from three months to six months, depending on your availability. This project aims to develop predictive algorithms that leverage machine learning to enhance user experiences and empower organizations within our platform.

What is SideTeams?

SideTeams is a dynamic social network and ecosystem designed for tech startups, co-founded by Cormac Finn and Daniel Carley. Recognizing the challenges faced by aspiring entrepreneurs who wish to test their ideas while maintaining their day jobs, SideTeams offers a solution where both existing and budding entrepreneurs can connect for mutual benefit. 

Key Responsibilities:

As a Research Assistant at SideTeams, you will play a pivotal role in:

  • Predictive Collaboration: Working closely with Dr. Luis Miralles, you will help develop and implement machine learning models to accurately forecast user collaboration patterns, innovation opportunities, and engagement trends within the SideTeams platform.
  • Autonomous Matchmaking: Collaborating with the team to create intelligent algorithms that autonomously match organizations with the most relevant Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), fostering innovation and problem-solving.
  • Enhanced Team Efficiency: Assisting in leveraging AI/ML to automate the organization and storage of key information from team discussions, providing summaries, reminders, and recommended actions to team members.
  • Continuous Learning: Supporting the development of a system that acts as an intelligent team member, retaining knowledge, and supporting teams even as team members change.


We are seeking candidates who possess:

  • Strong expertise in machine learning, predictive analytics, and data modeling.
  • Proficiency in AI/ML software and models relevant to the application.
  • Experience in enhancing user recommendations through analysis of user data and interactions.
  • An understanding of data security and encryption, especially in handling sensitive or proprietary data.
  • Experience in working with Python.
  • Independent and motivated goal-oriented person.


This Research Assistant position offers a competitive salary of approximately €29,750 per year for full-time employment. If you choose to work part-time (around 20 hours per week), the project duration will extend to approximately six months, and you will be compensated at half of the full-time salary rate.


How to Apply:

If you are excited about the prospect of shaping the future of collaboration and matchmaking through machine learning and prefer either full-time or part-time employment.

Please submit your CV to Dr. Luis Miralles at with the subject: “Application to Research Assistant Position at SideTeams (Full-time/Part-time)” 


Join us in our mission to unlock the full potential of organizations and individuals through optimized engagement, visibility, and connectivity.

This is a good opportunity to be part of a dynamic team dedicated to pushing the boundaries of innovation and technology.

Tuesday 19 September 2023

For TU060 students only - No Data Visualisation this week

 There is no Data Visualisation class this week as Dr. Cathy Ennis is away at a conference. This class will take place at a later time in the semester.

TU Dublin Careers Centre: Get Career-Ready

 TU Dublin Careers Centre is holding a half-day Get Career-Ready programme to set you up for success on Monday, 25 September 2023.


Over the next few months, are you...

  • Applying for graduate roles, graduate programmes, placements or summer internships?
  • Working on your CV, or LinkedIn profile or brushing up on your interview skills?
  • Going to Careers Fairs, events, or networking with employers?
  • Thinking about further study or setting up your own business?
  • Researching options abroad or wondering ‘what’s next?’…


If you are, it’s time to get career-ready, and we are here to help!


Take some time out and kick-start your career.  All students welcome. Drop in at any time to suit your timetable!


All information is available on

Event online and on campus

Monday 11 September 2023

12 Month Post as Full Stack Developer - National College of Ireland

 Hi folks, 

I have a contact who is involved in a project in the National College of Ireland on speech therapy. They are currently looking for a 'Full Stack Developer'. This might suit people just finishing off the ASD stream for example. 

Details, application from etc, accessible here:


Job Oppertunity - Data Scientist SPEAR Project

Data Scientist Position – SPEAR Project Research Assistant B – Up to 12 Months The SPEAR project is currently hiring a Data Science / Resear...