HMRC - Research Posts & PhD Studentships Available


The Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre in partnership with the Marine Institute was successful in the recent competition for the prestigious Charles Parsons Energy Research Awards. These awards were established by the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources as an initiative to develop Irish research capacity in sustainable energy.

The Charles Parsons Energy Research Award to the H.M.R.C. will support world class research and development in the area of ocean energy utilisation. The appointments made through this award will supplement the team established with funding from the Marine Institute under the Blue Power Initiative and further build on the long experience of the Centre in ocean energy research. 

The four Charles Parsons Researcher appointments will cover a number of themes in the area of ocean energy research and development including :- Full Scale Device Testing and Modelling, Electrical Issues related to device characterisation and interconnection, Large Scale Device Deployment and Environmental Impact and Ocean Energy System Economics.

The candidates for the Charles Parsons Researcher positions should have demonstrated a high ability in research for a minimum of three years since the award of the Ph.D. They should have a portfolio of publications and a proven potential to lead a team in world class research.

Salary: €55,000 to €80,486 (with a 7 year contract, review after 3 years)

The three Ph.D. Studentships will be in the areas of wave and tidal energy device modelling, device response hydrodynamics, device array modelling, electrical system modelling and power take-off.  
The potential Ph.D. students should have a high honours primary degree in engineering or a cognate discipline.

Ph.D. Annual Stipend : €18,000 (plus fees, including full fees for non-EU students)


Applications are also invited for a one year appointment under the Blue Power Initiative in the area of wave climate modelling or tank testing. Salary negotiable depending upon experience.


Applications for all the above posts should be sent by way of CV including names and addresses of three referees and must be received by 23rd March 2007 to :

Dr. Tony Lewis,
Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre
University College Cork, Ireland
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