PostDoc in International Trade

Dublin City University

Dublin City University ( is a research-intensive, globally-engaged, dynamic institution. As Ireland’s University of Enterprise, DCU is characterised by a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship and a track-record of effective engagement with the enterprise sector. Excellence in its education and research activities has led to its consistent position in the rankings of the world’s top young universities (e.g. QS top 50 Under 50).

DCU has a strong track record in attracting both Irish and European Union research funding under Horizon 2020, Marie Curie Actions and Erasmus.  We offer a dynamic and internationally-focused environment in which to advance your academic career.  

The Brexit Institute is a research and policy center established at DCU in summer 2017. The Institute is the first center to be ever created in a European University to focus on Brexit, and is designed to operate as a hub and magnet to explore the implications that Brexit – the United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union – produces on law, politics, business and society at large. The Institute is led by Federico Fabbrini (Professor of European Law) and brings together staff from across the University working on Brexit-related issues. It organizes academic events and policy workshops, producing scientific knowledge and engaging with the public at large on a topic of great societal relevance.


The Brexit Institute intends to appoint a new full-time Postdoctoral Fellow with expertise in international trade. It is envisaged that this appointment will commence in March 2018, or at the earliest afterwards. The initial contract will be for one year.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Undertaking academic research on Brexit, including by delivering scientific publications in this field;
  • Contributing the organization of academic and policy seminars and workshops;
  • Support the fund-raising activities of the Institute, including by applying for external research funding.
  • Contribute to the research programme under the supervision and direction of the Professor Federico Fabbrini.
  • Participate in the production of project related deliverables on time and in full.
  • Develop or contribute to research proposals in line with research programme in collaboration with the Principal Investigator.
  • Lead and collaborate in the production of dissemination material and results of the research (i.e. high-quality scientific publications, reports) in which he/she is engaged with the support of and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator.
  • Carry out administrative work associated with the programme of research as necessary.

Skills and Experience

Applicants for the position should be qualified to a post-graduate level and must have completed a doctoral degree in law, economics or political science. This call is targeted specifically to candidates with expertise in the field of international trade. Candidates with a strong publication track record, or with experience in the management of research projects, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Salary scale

Remuneration for the role will be €31,275 per annum.

Closing date: 9 February 2018

Informal inquiries

Prof. Federico Fabbrini, Professor of European Law, School of Law & Government

Application Procedure

Candidates need to submit their CV to Prof. Federico Fabbrini at by the closing date stating in the email subject line: Job Ref #752 Postdoc in International Trade – Brexit Institute.

Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer

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