Applications are invited for a Senior Post-Doctoral research position in the MaREI Centre in University College Cork (UCC), based at Environmental Research Institute’s (ERI) Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy. MaREI is the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine, coordinated by UCC’s 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, as well as 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 national agencies, 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 a number of thematic areas including Coastal and Marine Systems (see www.marei.ie for more information)
The researcher would be expected to work across a number of climate change projects currently underway within the MaREI Centre at University College Cork. Primarily this would involve leading research on the REACHOUT and TALX2 projects. The REACHOUT project is a European Commission funded project, focussing on advancing user-oriented climate services to support the implementation of the Green Deal, while the TALX 2 project is an EPA funded project, focussing on the creation and advancement of transboundary place-based climate adaptation partnerships on the island of Ireland. This position offers the opportunity for an ambitious climate and social scientist with proven expertise in climate adaptation/resilience and climate service co-development, to join this exciting partnership and make a meaningful contribution to the delivery of these projects.
Will have a background of working with a wide range of partners on climate adaptation, including local communities and local authorities, and proven expertise in the organisation and facilitation of workshops designed to encourage partnership working. The successful candidate should also have excellent geospatial and GIS skills, experience in producing peer-reviewed outputs, proven team-working skills as well as the ability to pro-actively drive the project’s work. They will need to provide leadership and show initiative within a dynamic team environment to ensure the successful development and implementation of project objectives. Candidates should also have experience of working on large scale international projects and of delivering high quality outputs in collaboration with other researchers, technical experts and local/national government bodies.