safefood Research Fellowship in Social Marketing
Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG 121-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a safefood Research Fellowship in Social Marketing with Marketing Discipline at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by safefood and is available from September 1st 2018 to contract end date of August 31st, 2021.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 5.00 pm on Thursday July 12th, 2018

Full details are available here.





PhD studentship

Technology and the Impact on the Future of Work

Lero Software Research Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway


Project Leader: Prof. Kieran Conboy

Project Description:

There is increasing discussion and debate regarding the impact of technology on the future of work. The ways in which digitalisation is re-shaping working conditions and the organisation of employment has captured the imagination of academics, policymakers, practitioners and wider media. This is particularly true in knowledge and technology-intensive organisations and industries.

Specifically, the research seeks to add to new knowledge concerning complex governance issues, power and social relations, the nature of work and its interface with emerging technologies. To complete the research, the student will have access to (i) senior executives, (ii) employees across different roles and levels who are affected by the technology, and (iii) other stakeholders across many multinational organisations in both the private and public sector. Example companies include key technology leaders such as Dell, Intel, Accenture, Deloitte, Google and Facebook. The research will adopt a mixed method approach to enable an in-depth exploration of these key issues.

The student will be join the team of Lero researchers at NUI Galway and will also collaborate with and get support from senior academics in UK universities with specific expertise in the areas described above. The position will also include a significant travel bursary to attend conferences and to spend extended periods of time working with international academic experts and industry participants.

The successful PhD candidate will investigate topics such as:

  • The ‘gig economy’ and platform-based working as a form of work organisation.
  • Business analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • The impact of contemporary working conditions in technology organisations e.g. flow, continuous development and agile.


Salary Scale: €23.5K (18K stipend + fees €5,500) per annum for 4 years

Closing date: July 31st, 2018


Applications should include:

(i) A statement of intent

(ii) A recent CV

(iii) An accompanying cover letter.


Please contact for further information