Job offer in Ireland UCD Post – Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1/2 – University College Dublin

University College Dublin – College: Science, UCD School: Biomolecular and Biomedical Science

The Acclimatize project, partially funded by the EU Interreg Ireland Wales Programme 2014 – 2020, focuses on bathing water quality in Dublin Bay, which is critically important for public health and the sustainability of local communities. While it is recognised that Dublin Bay bathing waters are at risk, the reasons for failure, and subsequent remediation, are complex and are compounded by a poor understanding of the pollution streams that contribute to non-compliance. It is fully expected that climate change, in combination with changes to the fabric of an urban and suburban setting, will affect the amount, intensity and timing of precipitation, and this could therefore have significant impacts on future bathing water quality. Climate change may also impact bathing waters in different ways, depending on the origins of pollution. The lack of knowledge regarding contributing pollution streams remains therefore a significant barrier in predicting the specific effects of climate change. The lack of knowledge regarding contributing pollution streams remains therefore, a significant barrier in predicting the specific effects of climate change on a particular bathing water. In this context, the decision making regarding the climate proofing of regulatory frameworks and water infrastructure currently lacks a strong evidence base. The multidisciplinary Acclimatize project seeks to provide this evidence base for Dublin Bay.

This post is for an enthusiastic scientist with an interest in applied microbial ecological research. You will join an interdisciplinary team consisting of microbiologists, civil engineers and IT specialists, and combine exciting research of high academic standard with the application of research findings in the field. 

Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Vacancy website:

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00 pm 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 CVs submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

PD1 Salary: €33,975 – €37,063 per annum

PD2 Salary: €38,155 – €41,630 per annum

UCD is an equal opportunities employer