Post-Doctoral Researcher

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    University College Cork
    Environmental science
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    01/02/2019 17:00 - Europe/London
    Ireland › Cork

Position Summary

Applications are invited for the post of post-doctoral researcher in Marine and Coastal Resilience to join the MaREI Centre in University College Cork (UCC), based at Environmental Research Institute’s Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy.  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 in UCC.  The MaREI Centre includes 7 other Universities and Third Level Institutes, has 50 industrial partners and has research funding of approximately €55m.  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 marine and renewable energy spaces.  MaREI is also funded by SEAI, EI, EPA, ERDF, EU, HEA, Marine Institute, DCCAE and IRCSET 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.

We are seeking an enthusiastic early stage researcher who has experience of the impacts of change on coastal and marine communities on a nationally funding Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) project to understand the drivers that determine resilience for coastal communities in ireland. The anticipated outcome of the project will be to deliver a set of integrated and coherent roadmaps to (1) Local Authorities and (2) Coastal Communities to facilitate a transition to increased resilience to a changing climate across ireland. The project is for a duration of two years and this position would be for 12 months in the first instance with potential for extension thereafter.

Post duration: 12 months

Salary: €37,221 - €44,266 (IUA Salary Scale)

Project title: Achieving Resilience in the Marine and Coastal Environment

For full particulars on this post please refer to: https://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies/research/full-details-936843-en.html

Additional comments

For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Name: Dr Martin LeTissier    

Email Address: m.letissier@ucc.ie

Telephone: +353 21 4864308

To Apply:

Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Annette O’Sullivan, Administrator, Annette.osullivan@ucc.ie, +353 21 4864300 on or before the closing date of 1st February 2019.

Supplementary Information on the Department/Research Centre and the post is available at the following URL:  www.marei.ie

Offer Requirements



  • Must hold a phd qualification in a relevant subject (geomorphology, coastal management, environmental science).
  • Understanding of resilience, preferably in a marine or coastal context.
  • Practical experience of stakeholder engagement.
  • Experience of organising stakeholder workshops and effectively capturing and communicating outcomes through reports, presentations and social media.
  • Appropriate research experience.
  • Appropriate technical competence and accomplishment.
  • A capability of working within a project team to achieve results.
  • Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
  • A commitment to gaining practical experience working on a research project.
  • Ability to work well within a team.
  • Please note that Garda vetting and international police clearance check may form part of the selection process. 

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EURAXESS offer ID: 371694


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