Post-Doctoral Researcher – DRIFT-HDV
- To investigate the technical and infrastructural feasibility of electrification of Irish HDV fleet
- To carry out a cost-benefit analysis of electrification of Irish HDV fleet considering life-cycle of the technology
- To calculate potential economic and environmental (air quality and noise) impact and sustainability of impacts of electrification of Irish HDV fleet
This title will apply to newly qualified Post-Doctoral Researchers and will be considered as a period of training as the researcher will have dual goals in terms of the research project and their own career development. The researcher will be mentored by a Principal Investigator (PI). It is expected that a researcher would spend not more than 3 years at the Post Doctoral level, subject to the term of the project and would then be eligible to compete for a Senior Post Doctoral post advertised by the University.
The primary focus of the Postdoctoral Researcher will be research, however a particular emphasis during this stage should include:
- To conduct a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator / Project Leader.
- To investigate the potential of existing and projected HDV electrification technologies.
- To investigate the technical and infrastructural feasibility of electrification of Irish HDV fleet.
- To carry out a cost-benefit analysis of electrification of Irish HDV fleet considering life-cycle of the technology.
- To calculate potential economic and environmental (air quality and noise) impact and sustainability of impacts of electrification of Irish HDV fleet.
- To engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigators, School or College in order to develop research skills and competencies.
- To gain experience in grant writing.
- To engage in the dissemination of the results of the research with the support of and under the supervision of the Principal Investigators.
- To become familiar with the publication process.
- To acquire generic and transferable skills (including project management, business skills and postgraduate mentoring/supervision).
- To engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the research group, School or College.
- To interact closely with postgraduate research students who are studying for a Masters or a PhD and possibly have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research in conjunction with an academic supervisor.
- To carry out administrative work to support the programme of research.
- To carry out additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.
- To contribute to costing research grant proposals and assist in the financial management of a research project.
The successful candidate will be expected to have:
- A PhD qualification in energy, engineering, transport (or equivalent).
- Research experience with energy/transport sector decarbonisation, transport sector technologies especially electrification, freight sector modelling, life-cycle analysis.
- Appropriate technical competence and accomplishment.
- Capability of working within a project team to achieve results.
- Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
- A commitment to gaining practical experience working on a research project.
- Ability to work well within a team.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 19th August 2022.
CVs and handwritten forms will not be accepted.
Late applications will not be accepted.