Senior Postdoctoral Position, Dept. Civil & Environmental Engineering

Senior Postdoctoral Position

Biofuels Research,
Sustainable Energy Research Group,
Environmental Research Group

Funded by The Environmental Protection Agency: Science, Technology, Research & Innovation for the Environment (STRIVE) Programme 2007 – 2013.
“Compressed biomethane generated from grass used as a transport fuel”.

This project requires a senior Post Doc for an 18 month period, to produce an academic report in collaboration with Teagasc (Agricultural Research Centre) on the potential for grass as a feedstock for biomethane production for use as a transport fuel. The role will concentrate on the production process and the logistics of distribution of the gaseous fuel. The project starts December 2007/January 2008.

The role carries an initial salary of €54,729/a; is based in the Environmental Research Institute ( under the supervision of Dr Jerry D Murphy ( The biofuels research team will comprise a principle investigator, a senior Post Doc, three PhD students and three masters students.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Engineering (or in the area of anaerobic digestion or biofuels), have published extensively in the area of anaerobic digestion/biofuels and will have suitable post doctorate experience of production of academic papers/reports.

Written applications including CV, list of publications, and details of three academic referees to Dr Jerry D Murphy, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland; email:, who will also be available for informal discussion.

Closing date:  Friday,  30 November 2007

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