Recruiting an ESR for PROTECT

Castlebridge is recruiting for a funded research position as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, PROTECT – ‘Protecting Personal Data Amidst Big Data Innovation’ Training Network.

This role is aimed at people who are Early Stage Researchers who want to develop their research careers with a strong industry focus in an interdisciplinary context in the area of Data Protection and Ethical Information Management. The role is open to anyone meeting the ESR criteria who has not lived in Ireland for more than twelve (12) months in the past three (3) years (this does not include short visits for vacations or periods of time spent in Ireland as part of an application procedure for refugee status).

Successful applicants will be employed by Castlebridge as Trainee Consultants for the duration of the funded programme (currently 27.5 months) while they conduct their PhD research and work on the defined research objectives of the ESR engagement in PROTECT. This means that you get the experience of working in a fast moving advisory and training services company at the front-line of data protection, data governance, and data ethics, working with organisations as diverse as early stage start-ups to government agencies. All this while pursuing a PhD working on defined deliverables under the PROTECT network’s work plan.

Working at Castlebridge

Castlebridge works with clients across a range of industries in Ireland, the UK, and internationally. Our team culture is informal but driven. We bring passion and insight to our client engagements. Every day is a learning day in a “Connected Working” organisation culture that promotes self-management and self-directed learning alongside coaching and skills development to help you excel. Every day we hit the ground running, developing our knowledge, delivering for clients, supporting each other as a team while making sure we hold each other to account for delivery and quality in our engagements.

The successful candidate will join our consulting practice and will work with our senior consultants on client engagements that will help inform and develop insights in to your research interests.

About Trinity College Dublin

Trinity is Ireland’s premier university, with a proud tradition of excellence stretching back to its foundation in 1592.  The oldest university in Ireland, and one of the oldest in Europe, today, Trinity is at the intersection of the past and the future and is ideally positioned as a major university in the European Union.  Students at Trinity benefit from a unique educational experience across a range of disciplines in our three faculties – Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Engineering, Mathematics and Science; and Health Sciences. The pursuit of excellence through research and scholarship is at the heart of a Trinity education, and our researchers have an outstanding publication record  and  strong record  of grant success

Apply Now

Candidates can apply by email to or by filling out the form below.

Postal applications can be accepted where email or online applications might discriminate against the applicant’s circumstances. Please email for details of where to send postal applications.

Application Requirements

You must provide a CV, a covering letter, a completed Application form, and up to three (3) pieces of work evidencing academic achievement. Failure to submit any of these will result in your application not being considered.

Closing Date for Applications

Applications will not be accepted after 17:00 (5pm) Irish Summer Time (GMT+1) on the 23rd of July 2021. No late applications will be accepted.

Data Protection Notice

The Data Protection Notice for this recruitment activity can be found here.


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