University College Cork

University College Cork

Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher, MaREI/School of Engineering and Architecture



Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher, MaREI/School of Engineering and Architecture

9 months, Fixed-Term, Whole-time Post

Position Summary

The EirBlade project is looking for a Senior Post Doctoral researcher, the project is hosted in UCC by MAREI, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine. 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

The EirBLADE project will create a National REposItoRy of Decommissioned Wind Turbine BLADEs (WTBs) and link it directly to WTB reuse in civil engineering and other applications. The creation of EirBLADE will be a key step in enabling the repurposing of WTBs on a large scale, thereby advancing clean energy, by fully transforming waste into resources for the circular economy. EirBLADE is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI): National Challenge (Energy) Fund 2022 and is led by Munster Technological University with UCC and Cork County Council as partners. For further details see: https: //

Project Title: EirBlade

Post Duration: 9 months

Salary: €50,540 - €54,966, (IUA PD2 Scale)

For an information package including further details of the post see https: //

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Paul Leahy, School of Engineering & Architecture Tel: + 353 (0) 21 4902017; Email: [email protected]

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https: // Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to [email protected], quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday, 11th April 2024.

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.

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at https: // www. and initiatives at https: // www. and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.


Contact Person : Paul Leahy Contact Email : [email protected] Job ID : 076151 Contact Number : + 353 (0) 21 4902017 Close Date : 11-Apr-2024 12:00

Job details


Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher, MaREI/School of Engineering and Architecture


University College Cork




March 29, 2024

Application deadline

April 11, 2024

Job type



Agricultural Science,Architecture and Design,Engineering,Physics

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