Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Environmental Research Institute via EURAXESS

University College Cork

Cork, , IE

0.8 FTE, 33 Month, Fixed-term, Part-time Post

Position summary

This is a key appointment in the binational BRAINWAVES project that brings together researchers from Aberystwyth University, University College Cork, and industry. The primary purpose of the research role is to develop technology underpinning the use of Lemnaceae for bioremediation.

BRAINWAVES is an Ireland – Wales funded, interdisciplinary project that is centred on the development of duckweed-systems for the sustainable remediation of farmyard, and related, waste. The project uses a circular economy approach to manage slurry and dirty water, developing duckweed technology to remediate these wastewaters, to generate economically valuable feed, and thus to enhance the competitiveness of the beef and dairy industries. This is an exciting research-area that directly address government and EU policies. The Post-Doctoral Researcher, will work closely with the Project Manager, a Research Assistant and the PI at UCC. The Post-Doctoral Researcher will also work closely with the co-PI and a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Aberystwyth. Apart from research and development, the Post-Doctoral Researcher will also contribute to public outreach, report writing and supervision of student research-projects.

A modest amount of travel, mostly between Cork and Aberystwyth is to be anticipated.

The duties of the successful candidate will include:

• Pro-actively working with the PI, the Post-Doctoral Researcher will drive a programme of research and development

• Liaising with counterparts at Aberystwyth University

• Recruiting of, and liaising with industrial stakeholders

• Developing PR material, and actively engaging in outreach activities

• Organisation of workshops and demonstration events

• Report writing and presentation delivery

Post Duration: 33 Months

Salary: €37,873 – €45,041 p.a. pro rata 0.8 FTE (IUA Salary Scale)

Project Title: Brainwaves

For an information package including further details of the post see Job ID: 040932. 

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor Marcel Jansen, School of BEES; Email: [email protected]





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