Mon. Sep 27th, 2021

Post-Doctoral Researcher, MaREI Centre, Environmental Research Institute and School of Engineering and Architecture

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Post-Doctoral Researcher, MaREI Centre, Environmental Research Institute and School of Engineering and Architecture
13 Month, Fixed-Term, Whole-time Post  
Position summary  
SafeWAVE is an international collaborative project working to overcome non-technological barriers to marine renewable energy. This EMFF funded project aims to develop strategies focused on: environmental research demonstration; consenting and planning; and education and public engagement.   The successful candidate will be involved in developing and demonstrating a framework for education and public engagement (EPE) of marine renewable energy, working in conjunction with coastal communities in France, Ireland, Portugal and Spain. The appointee will be work in the context of the Cleaner Production Promotion Unit, a multi-disciplinary group conducting engaged research on the theme of society, sustainability and energy.

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.   The Post-Doctoral Researcher will be based in the MaREI Centre.  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   Project.

Title: SafeWAVE   
Post Duration: 13 Months   Salary: €38,630 – €45,942 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)  
For an information package including further details of the post see    
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Niall Dunphy, Director, Cleaner Production Promotion Unit; Email:    
Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (
Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, 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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September 2021