Mon. May 10th, 2021

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Cleaner Production Promotion Unit, Environmental Research Institute and School of Engineering and Architecture

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12 Month, Fixed-Term, Whole-time Post

Position summary

ACCEPT (Active Communities and Energy Prosumers for the Energy Transition) is a €7.5m multinational research project funded under the Horizon 2020 programme. It aims to develop and deliver a digital toolbox that allows energy communities to offer innovative digital services and access revenue streams that can financially support their functions and secure their sustainability and effectiveness.

The Cleaner Production Promotion Unit is a multi-disciplinary research centre based in UCC’s School of Engineering and Architecture and Environmental Research Institute. Operating at the intersection of the social sciences with science and engineering, the unit conducts engaged research, focused on the theme of society, sustainability and energy. Its interdisciplinary team comprises researchers from diverse backgrounds including human geography, political science, sociology, environmental science and engineering. The group has a substantial portfolio of research projects funded under both national and EU funding schemes. More information can be found on https://cppu.ucc.ie/.

The successful candidate will work with the existing team conducting engaged research primarily within the ACCEPT project – this will include contributing to the design and setting up of ‘living labs’; characterising consumer behaviour on energy; analysing governance and socio-political contexts; and mapping community stakeholders. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated researcher to join an established research group working on the human and societal dimensions of the energy transition.

Project Title: ACCEPT

Post Duration: 12 Months

Salary: €38,630 – €45,942 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

For an information package including further details of the post see https://ore.ucc.ie/.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Niall Dunphy, Director, Cleaner Production Promotion Unit; Email: n.dunphy@ucc.ie.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https://ore.ucc.ie/). Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to recruitment@ucc.ie, quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday, 1 April 2021. No late applications will be accepted.

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