Job Alert!

It occurred to me that there might be among the readers of this blog people interested in a job opportunity just announced at the Hamilton Institute at Maynooth University, which exists to promote interdisciplinary research spanning applied mathematics, computer science, engineering, and statistics. Applicants from any of those areas are welcome.

There is a lot more detail including instructions on how to apply here. The deadline is at the end of September 2020.

6 Responses to “Job Alert!”

  1. Phillip Helbig Says:

    “Professor A (Post 1995): €117,915 – €151,475 p.a. (6 points)
    Professor B (Post 1995): €86,118 – €114,236 p.a. (6 points)”

    That is presumably gross yearly pay. How much, if any, of that would one have to pay into a pension fund? To obtain comprehensive health insurance? What does a house with, say, 300 square metres of living space cost?

    How does the salary compare with UK salaries?

    • telescoper Says:

      You can find out about the Single Public Service Pension scheme here.
      There is a public health service funded out of taxation but if you want to pay for private health insurance it will cost roughly €500 to €2000 a year.
      House prices vary depending on where you want to live. 300m2 is pretty large: around here a 4-5 bedroom family house will cost around €400K to buy but you can pay much more for posher houses.
      Professor B salaries are similar to standard UK professor range. Professor A is higher, and seem even higher because the £ is low.

      • Phillip Helbig Says:

        Interestingly, 68 (for those born after 1960) is probably the highest pension age in Europe. Many countries have moved from 65 to 67. (In France, there are riots in the streets because the government wants to raise the standard pension age from 60, while for a significant number of people it is only 55, and then they wonder why France isn’t as productive as Germany.)

      • Phillip Helbig Says:

        “You can find out about the Single Public Service Pension scheme here.”

        Seems rather complicated. I didn’t find an executive summary. When I paid in while in the UK, the summary was “for each year you pay in, you get 1/80 of your salary when you retire”, i.e. work 40 years and your pension is half your salary. (I’m not sure which salary, how it is adjusted for inflation, etc.)

        In Ireland, it seems that you pay about 6% in and get about half that as a lump sum and about 4% as a monthly pension. But somehow that seems way too little.

      • Phillip Helbig Says:

        “There is a public health service funded out of taxation”

        Is that roughly comparable to the NHS in the UK?

      • telescoper Says:

        Roughly but it’s not entirely free. You need to pay a nominal fee to see a GP (~€40) but if you are then referred to a hospital that is free.

        About 37% of the population qualify for a medical card which gives them everything free.

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