Post: Learning Design Expert
Department: Learnovate Centre, School of Computer Science and Statistics
Salary: Researcher Scale at a point commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing Date: 19th October 2016



Candidates are invited to apply for the position of Learning Design Expert in the Learnovate Centre. This is a senior role, working in a multi-disciplinary team in a dynamic environment. Projects range across sectors and types including developing innovative next-generation learning technology demonstrators and consultative funded projects working directly with industry.

Principal Duties:

  • Leading the learning design/instructional design components of projects
  • Working with industry partners to provide detailed specifications and requirements
  • Designing evidence-based learning strategies and approaches
  • Creating relevant use cases
  • Creating learning models and supporting implementation
  • Conducting evaluations/trials to support research projects
  • Communicating and transforming project outputs for industry partners
  • Presenting/reviewing projects with industry partners
  • Preparing and writing research publications to support the work of the Learnovate Centre

Key Requirements:

  • At least 3 years industrial experience in Instructional Design/Learning Design
  • Qualification to at least Masters level in the field
  • Experience in informal, social, mobile and game-based learning
  • Track record of successful delivery of Ed Tech learning solutions
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Ability to demonstrate creative problem solving approach to project challenges
  • Proven ability to prioritise own workload and work to exacting deadlines
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong team player with a desire to succeed


  • Experience reporting to multiple stakeholders
  • Experience of conducting end user trials
  • Experience in designing technology-enhanced learning environments
  • Experience working in a research driven working environment

Background to the Post

The Learnovate Centre is an Enterprise Ireland/IDA funded centre of excellence in learning technologies. The centre brings together state of the art research from our academic partners (Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, National University of Ireland Galway, and Waterford Institute of Technology) with the real world business problems of our industry partners. Through focussing on the following four research themes the centre aims to develop innovative industry led eLearning solutions to benefit the Irish eLearning industry.

  • Social and informal learning
  • Mobile and collaborative learning
  • Immersive learning
  • Metrics and assessment

Department Summary

The School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin offers a high quality educational experience to undergraduate and postgraduate students along with exceptional research opportunities for professionals in the fields of computer science and statistics. The school is proud of its reputation as an innovative and energetic centre for study and research.

The research interests of the school are wide and varied, ranging from the theoretical to the practical. The schools researchers are at the cutting-edge of their disciplines, working on prestigious research projects with other professionals in their fields, and with access to significant public and private funding and industry support.

Trinity College Dublin

Founded in 1592, Trinity College Dublin is the oldest university in Ireland and one of the older universities of Western Europe. On today’s campus, state-of-the-art libraries, laboratories and IT facilities, stand alongside historic buildings on a city-centre 47-acre campus. Trinity College Dublin is currently ranked 43rd in the top world universities by the Times Higher Education Supplement Global University Rankings 2009 and 13th in Europe. Trinity College Dublin offers a unique educational experience across a range of disciplines in the arts, humanities, engineering, science and human, social and health sciences. As Ireland’s premier university, the pursuit of excellence through research and scholarship is at the heart of a Trinity education. TCD has an outstanding record of publications in high-impact journals, and a track record in winning research funding which is among the best in the country. TCD has developed significant international strength in its research in eight major themes which include globalisation; cancer; genetics; neuroscience; immunology and infection; communications and intelligent systems; nano and materials science as well as Irish culture and the creative arts. TCD aims to become the world reference point in at least one of these areas of research in the next 10 years

Application Procedure

Candidates are asked to submit a covering letter and a full CV to include the names and contact details of 3 referees (email addresses if possible) to:

Mirjam Neelen