Postdoctorate Position - Biofuels Research

Postdoctorate - Biofuels Research

Postdoctorate position in Biofuels research, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork with a particular emphasis on life cycle assessment of grass production for utilisation as a feedstock for biomethane production. 

Location:    Teagasc Johnstown Castle, Wexford, with close contact with Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork

Core Brief:

  • To conduct a Life Cycle Analysis of grass production in temperate oceanic Northern Europe;
  • To assess the carbon balance and the associated greenhouse gas emission associated with the production of grass as a feedstock for production of biogas;
  • To apply environmental impact assessments of land use options in Ireland in terms of carbon, nutrient and water efficiencies.
  • To produce the final report for the Environmental Protection Agency entitled “Compressed Biomethane Generated from Grass used as a Transport Fuel.”

Contract Start Date:      1 August 2008

Contract Completion:    31 December 2009

Contract Duration:        17 months

Salary:                           UCC Post Doctorate Entry Level, Level 1, Point 5, starting salary €47,769/a

Project Leaders:           Dr Jerry D Murphy, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork. Email:

and                                 Dr Rogier Shulte, Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Wexford. Email:

Application Process:     Detailed CV and letter of application sent to either of project leaders

Closing Date:                30 June 2008                  


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