Post-Doctoral Researcher, MaREI Centre, Environmental Research Institute

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MaREI is a key research centre within UCC’s Environmental Research Institute (ERI) which is an internationally recognised Institute for environmental research dedicated to the understanding and protection of our natural environment and to developing innovative technologies, tools and services to facilitate a transformation to a zero carbon and resource efficient society.

The MaREI Centre is an SFI funded research centre headquartered in the ERI and includes 12 other Universities and Third Level Institutes from across Ireland, has 50 industrial partners and has research funding of approximately €60m. It combines the expertise of a wide range of research groups and industry partners, with the shared mission of solving the main scientific, technical and socio-economic challenges across the climate, energy and marine spaces. MaREI is also funded by SEAI, EI, EPA, ERDF, EU, HEA, Marine Institute, DCCAE and IRC, as well as through contributions from our industry partners.

Researchers in the MaREI Centre have over 30 years of experience in conducting fundamental and applied research supported by competitively won national and international funding, and commercial contracts with government agencies and industry. MaREI’s strengths lie in the multi-disciplinary nature of its research teams, allowing it to combine insights across areas such as MRE Technologies, Materials & Structures, Observations & Operations, Coastal & Marine Systems, Bioenergy, Energy Policy & Modelling and Renewable Energy Management.

Project background

The Interreg EERES4WATER is developing more sustainable and efficient technologies to optimize the energy management of the water cycle in the Atlantic area. It will enhance the institutional, technical and social framework to promote the direct use of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency in the water cycle by influencing related policies and introduction of new processes and technologies. These improvements will bring the Atlantic Area to the forefront of strategies, policies and utilization of RES and energy efficiency as well as sustainability.

The EERES4WATER project started in April 2019 with the aim of optimizing the energy management of the water cycle in the Atlantic Region (Spain, Portugal, Ireland, France and the United Kingdom). The project examines more sustainable technologies for water management systems, such as wave-driven desalination, solar photons for wastewater treatment by photocatalysis, floating solar platforms for water pumping, PV power supply in desalination plants and energy recovery using microturbines. These are fundamental of resource efficiency for the Energy-Water nexus.

Role description

MaREI wishes to recruit a Post-Doctoral Researcher with an electrical/electronic background to fulfil MaREIs role in this project:

• Selection of technology for testing

• Procurement of required equipment and instrumentation

• Integration of power output into microgrid

• Testing, analysis and technical reporting

• Attending meetings and reporting progress

• Contribute to publication process during project including drafting and editing manuscripts


Post Duration: 2 years

Salary: €38,630 – €45,942 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

Project Title: EERES4WATER

For an information package including further details of the post see Job ID: 042593.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr. Jimmy Murphy, MaREI, ERI, Ringaskiddy, Cork , Tel: + 353 (0) 21 4864300; Email:

Application Instructions: .

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday, 3rd December 2020. No late applications will be accepted.


Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector. provides information about postgraduate courses and study in Ireland. We list virtually every postgraduate course in Ireland in Ireland, so you can search for the course of your choice.


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