Applications are invited for the SFI funded Post-Doctoral Researcher to join the MaREI Centre in University College Cork (UCC), based at Environmental Research Institute, Ellen Hutchins Building, Lee Road, Cork. The Post-Doctoral researcher will work on SFI funded research project focusing on conversion of anaerobic digestate into carbon-based materials for multi-faceted application.
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 13 other Universities and Third Level Institutes from across Ireland, has 82 industrial partners and has accumulated 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.
Circular Economy, Energy, and Environmental Systems (CEEES) Group
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Civil, Environmental or Energy Engineering or similar disciplines; experience in environment and bioenergy is very important. The candidate should have in-depth knowledge of wastewater treatment processes, commissioning of anaerobic bioreactors including high-rate anaerobic bioreactors, anaerobic digestion, biochar production, characterization, and their application. The candidate should have of published work in peer review international journals of repute. Knowledge of anaerobic digestion, biochar application in energy and water systems would be an added advantage.
Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 25 August 2023.
No late applications will be accepted.