Dear Colleagues and Friends:


Please share this call for applications with your colleagues, friends and 


We have 3 Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions available at the Spatial 
Dynamics Lab 
 , University College Dublin (12 to 24 months).  All 3 positions are suitable 
for economic geographers with a strong background in quantitative methods 
applied to the fields of regional economics and innovation studies.  Prior 
knowledge of evolutionary economic geography theories and methods are essential 
requirements.  Prior experience with advanced relational large-scale and 
complex socio-economic datasets, Social Network Analysis techniques, and with 
the analysis of scientific publication and/or patent data are desirable assets. 
 For a detailed description of each position along with further details on how 
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The successful applicants will be working directly with the ERC TechEvo & SFI 
SciTechSpace principal investigator Prof. Dieter F. Kogler and a number of 
international collaborators. Short-term visits to partner institutes and 
research organizations in order to carry out collaborative and in situ data and 
modelling work might be necessary over the duration of the contract. The 
post-doctorate research position will primarily be based at University College 
Dublin (IE) as a part of Prof. Kogler's research group in the Spatial Dynamics 


Post Doc Level 1 Salary Scale: €37,874 - €43,782 per annum




Post Doc Level 2 Salary Scale: € 45,041 - €49,049 per annum


Appointments on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and 


Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 3rd January 2020.


Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any 
applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local 
Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by 
the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.  Prior to application, 
further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from 
the Work at UCD website:;;sdata=F2561yVn2w5Oxd11qQ8oahcnf0n0C5y3T3mBeSUGZFE%3D&amp;reserved=0


European Research Council (ERC) – Technology Evolution in Regional Economies 
 ) Project:


The objective of the TechEvo project (2017-2022) is to investigate how specific 
regional knowledge capabilities influence the evolution of local science and 
technology trajectories and thus shape geographies of economic prosperity. 
Focusing on the evolution of scientific and technical knowledge and set in an 
evolutionary framework the investigation aims to provide ground-breaking 
insights into how innovative individuals and entities are embedded in social 
and cognitive local and non-local networks, and how regional technology 
trajectories are shaped. TechEvo will provide a wealth of indicators, models 
and tools that will assist firms and policy makers in place-based investment 
decisions and deliver a science and technology policy evaluation tool capable 
of assessing impact.


Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) – Science-Technology Space (SciTechSpace) 


The creation and accumulation of scientific and technical knowledge are 
processes at the heart of technological change and economic growth. A 
significant literature has contributed to aggregate measures of knowledge 
production, but the underlying processes that explain how advanced knowledge is 
generated in the first place, and subsequently translated into novel products 
and processes of economic value, remains unexplored. The “Science-Technology 
Space” (SciTechSpace) project (2018-2022) will undertake an evolutionary 
analysis that will establish the link between scientific knowledge production 
and technological progress. Of particular interest are knowledge recombination 
activities at the intersection of science and technology domains. The overall 
objective of the project is to develop 1) an analysis tool capable of 
identifying gaps and opportunities for technology evolution and scientific 
advancement at the micro- and meso-scale, relevant for public and private 
entities, and 2) a science and technology policy evaluation appraisal tool 
capable of assessing impact and forecasting.



Dieter F. Kogler  PhD

Associate Professor | ERC Grant Holder – TechEvo

Director, Spatial Dynamics Lab |  

School of Architecture, Planning & Env. Policy, University College Dublin

Mobile: +353.87.095.6821 | Skype: dfkogler | Twitter:  


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