Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher, MaREI Centre, Environmental Research Institute

Post Title: Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher, MaREI Centre, Environmental Research Institute

Post Project: REACHOUT

Post Duration: 36 Months

Salary Scale: €47,264 – €50,029 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

Close Date : 24-Sep-2021 12:00


About The Role

We are seeking a Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher with significant experience in climate change adaptation, stakeholder engagement and climate services. The candidate will undertake research focussed on the Horizon 2020 project REACHOUT (Resilience in Europe Through Activating City Hubs Reaching Out To Users with Triple-A Climate Adaptation Tools). The primary objective of REACHOUT is to bridge the ‘last mile’ in climate service delivery to better support European cities in building resilience to climate change. To achieve this, REACHOUT adopts a transdisciplinary and co-creation approach to build on existing climate services and achievements across Europe and to address the challenges in employing climate services in decision making. The role will involve supporting the development, delivery, evaluation and upscaling of fit-for-purpose climate services for adaptation decision-making across 7 European City Hubs.
The successful candidate will join the SFI MaREI Centre for Energy, Climate and the Marine and will be based in UCC’s new purpose built, Beaufort Building which is in the Lower Cork Harbour area.

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 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.

UCC work policy

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Additional Information

For an information package including further details of the post see  
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr. Barry O Dwyer, Tel: + 353 (0) 86-1679840; Email: ei.ccu@reywdo.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, 24 September 2021. 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.