Post-Doctoral Researcher, Environmental Research Institute and MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine

University College Cork
July 18, 2024
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Post-Doctoral Researcher, Environmental Research Institute and MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine

16 Months, Fixed-Term, Whole-Time Post

Position Summary

Applications are invited for the role of Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Environmental Research Institute and MaREI Centre.

Institute background:

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 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 background:

This project will integrate a set of software tools for optimising life cycle operations and costs within the wind, wave and tidal energy sectors. It will build on the existing individual software tools that have already been developed in Matlab and excel through various research projects, expanding these to be able to address future user needs.

The candidate would consolidate existing in-house tools, developing a single, centralized logistics and financial modelling tool for the whole lifecycle of an offshore renewable

technology farm and can consider wind, wave and tidal technologies. This would include a user-friendly input/output GUI. The project will then migrate the model to a more accessibly computer language e.g. python to help make the code more usable in the long term.

Once we have a centralised tool and migrated it, we then wish to extend the tool to undertake a number of upcoming projects relevant to the MaREI objectives. Development will also follow our long-term model development plan, created over the years as user needs became apparent. This project would also provide a solid base for advancing and extending the range of use of the tools to match government/industry evolving requirements such that they can be used for strategic assessments and for consultancy work.

Ideally candidates would have experience in software development and an understanding of the offshore renewable energy sector.

Project Title: Integration and development of software tools for LCoE and offshore logistics assessment.

Post Duration: 16 Months

Salary : €44,347-€50,805 p.a. (IUA PD1 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 Fiona Devoy McAuliffe, Research Fellow, ERI, MaREI Centre, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 486 4300; Email: [email protected]

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 [email protected], quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday, 18th July 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. ucc.ie/en/edi/policies/ and initiatives at https: // www. ucc.ie/en/edi/implementation/ and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

Contact Person : Fiona Devoy McAuliffe Contact Email : [email protected] Job ID : 078351 Contact Number : + 353 (0) 21 486 4300 Close Date : 18-Jul-2024 12:00

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