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Post-Doctoral Researcher, MaREI Centre, Environmental Research Institute

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University College Cork are inviting applications invited from suitably qualified candidates for a Post-Doctoral Researcher, MaREI Centre, Environmental Research Institute.

This is a research role working on a project funded by SFI under the Future Innovator Prize, Zero Emissions Challenge, titled ‘Electrofuels in a Circular Economy’ (EFACE). EFACE investigates the development of a Power to Gas facility, to introduce electrofuels in the form of hydrogen and methane to the Cork Lower Harbour, providing storage for electricity generated from wind turbines at times when demand for electricity is low. The proposed electrofuel system will be assessed in conjunction with other renewable technologies such as anaerobic digestion, and for further integration with existing wastewater treatment plant infrastructure, to enable a circular economy approach.

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 11 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.

Post Duration: 4 months

Salary: €38,630 – €45,922 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

Project Title: EFACE

For an information package including further details of the post see https://ore.ucc.ie/. Job ID: 042314.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr David Wall, Email: david.wall@ucc.ie .

Application Instructions:

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https://ore.ucc.ie/). Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to recruitment@ucc.ie, quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 6th November 2020. No late applications will be accepted.


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Gemma Creagh

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