Post-Doctoral Researcher/Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher – Energy Policy and Modelling Group

Applications are invited for the post of Post-Doctoral/Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Energy Policy & Modelling Group to join the MaREI Centre in University College Cork (UCC), based at the Environmental Research Institute, Lee Rd, Cork.
This position can be filled at either post-doctoral or senior post-doctoral level, depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
This position will support multiple projects across the MaREI Energy Policy & Modelling Group, including the SFI funded CHIMERA Project.
Role of the Post-Doctoral/Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher
The Post-Doctoral/Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher will explore global deep decarbonisation using scenario analysis with MaREI’s global TIMES energy systems model. This is a significant opportunity to contribute to global research on integrated assessment modelling and to inform global climate policy decisions, with a focus on the evolution of global energy system pathways. The candidate should possess a doctorate in engineering or equivalent, with postgraduate experience in energy systems modelling, and scenario analysis at national and global levels, preferably with the TIMES Modelling Framework. The candidate should have a working knowledge of the global energy system, climate system, macroeconomic systems, the role of energy in economic production, and UNFCCC policy frameworks.
Project Title: Investigating deep decarbonisation pathways using global energy systems modelling
Post Duration: 2 Years
Salary: Post-Doctoral Researcher: €39,130 – €46,442 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale), Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher: €47,764 – €50,530 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)
For an information package including further details of the post see
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor Brian Ó Gallachóir, Director, MaREI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine, Energy Policy & Modelling, UCC, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 490 3037; Email: ei.ccu@riohcallago.b.
Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to ei.ccu@tnemtiurcer, quoting the job-title and project name.
Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 7 January 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

About MaREI

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 50 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’s Energy Policy and Modelling Group (EPMG) in UCC has been engaged in energy policy and energy modelling research for 20 years. The results of this research have been published in journal papers, conference proceedings and reports and have directly informed the development of national energy and climate mitigation policy. The focus of research in the Energy Policy and Modelling Group is on integrated energy systems modelling comprising i) sectoral energy demand and efficiency, ii) integrated electricity, gas and water modelling and iii) full energy systems modelling. EPMG is led by Prof. Brian Ó Gallachóir, Chair of the Executive Committee of the IEA Technology Collaboration Programme on energy systems modelling (IEA-ETSAP).


Contact Person: Professor Brian Ó Gallachóir

Contact Email: ei.ccu@riohcallago.b

Close Date: 07-Jan-2022 12:00

Job ID: 052511