UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1, UCD School of Earth Sciences, Fixed
term post: 01 September 2021 to 30 September 2022
Applications are invited for a Fixed term post: 01 September 2021 to 30
September 2022 post of a Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within
UCD School of Earth Sciences
This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme
of research supported by research training and development under the
supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.
The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and
competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic
publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate
students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led
The objective of the research in this post-doctoral role is to constrain the
3D structural, stratigraphic and geochemical framework of the Maarmorilik
zinc-lead mining district in western Greenland. The work will include economic
resource outline modelling, integrative 3D geological structure and horizon
modelling, spatial data analysis and assessment of geochemical data,
structural analysis, an analysis of timing relationships, and how these relate
to mineralisation in 3D.
This collaborative research project is funded by industry, and the research is
part of the research programme of the Irish Centre for Research in Applied
Geosciences (iCRAG). iCRAG brings together a team of researchers
representing the full geosciences spectrum with a clear focus on the economic
impact of the wider geosciences sector. iCRAG is funded by Science Foundation
Ireland (SFI) and co funded under the European Regional Development Fund
together with industry partners. The Centre is administered in UCD and
represents a collaboration between UCD, TCD, NUIG, UCC, DIAS, Teagasc and
NUIM, and a variety of domestic and international industry partners.
In addition to the Principal Duties and Responsibilities listed below, the
successful candidate will also carry out the following duties specific to this
Conduct research on surface and subsurface data from the Maarmorilik zinc-
lead district in western Greenland under the supervision of Dr Koen
Torremans and John Güven.
Perform state of the art 3D analysis and modelling of the orebodies and
the structural and stratigraphic framework of the Maarmorilik district and
Black Angel Mine.
Improve our understanding of the complex geological structure and tectono-
stratigraphic framework in the district as it developed through time, and
how this macroscale framework relates to formation, deformation, and
mobilisation of the ore and orebodies.
Develop an integrated 3D model of the structural-stratigraphic-geochemical
framework at Black Angel Mine and the Maarmorilik district.
Collaborate closely on the research with industry and a national
Salary: €38,631 - €41,025 per annum
Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and
Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 27 July 2021
Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any
applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs
(Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled
automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.
UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by
Recruitment Agencies will be returned.