Funded PhD fellowship in Environmental Sciences - inclusive of EU-fees
The Horizon Europe-funded IMPRESS project will develop innovative approaches to improve the sustainability of the marine and freshwater aquaculture industry, by valorising aquaculture processing waste and through the generation of new sustainable foods and value chains. A consortium of 14 European industries, institutes and universities, led by Teagasc, will work to improve circularity in the aquaculture industry by treating aquaculture processing waste as a new resource.
The group at University College Cork (UCC) will contribute to the overall mission of the IMPRESS project through the valorisation of aquaculture processing wastewater using duckweed species (Lemnaceae). Specifically, the PhD student will optimise the suitability of various aquaculture waste streams for duckweed growth, estimate capacity of duckweed bioreactors, and assess generated biomass value with the help of project partners. Development of novel growth technology will also be a key task. The student will work in an international environment and maintain close contact with strategic partners in the IMPRESS project.
The PhD student will be based at UCC, but a modest amount of travel, including research exchanges, are anticipated.
The Structured PhD position lasts for three years and students are required to complete a minimum of 15 credits, and a maximum of 30 credits, of taught postgraduate training modules during that time.
Applicants should have a good primary degree (First or Upper Second Class Honours), and preferably an M.Sc. in an appropriate discipline. Knowledge of Environmental Sciences, Plant Biology, and Water Chemistry are particularly important, together with good laboratory skills. The successful candidate should be highly self-motivated, independent, and a good communicator in English, in both oral and written format. The successful applicant may be required to demonstrate English Language Competency to UCC guidelines.
The successful candidate will be required to register for a three-year PhD degree programme at UCC. The Fellowship will start as soon as possible after 1st of October 2023 when the most suitable candidate is appointed.
The fellowship provides a stipend with EU university fees for up to 3 years. Non-EU students may be awarded a waiver of the difference between EU and non-EU fees, but need to be prepared to pay the difference if this waiver is not granted by the university.
For further information and to apply
Submit an electronic copy of Curriculum Vitae and a letter of interest Prof. Marcel AK Jansen (firstname.lastname@example.org). The application deadline is July 28, 2023.
|Post-Doctoral Researcher/Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences and Environmental Research Institute|
30 Months, Fixed-term, Whole-time Post
Please note that this position can be filled at Post-Doctoral or Senior Post-Doctoral level, depending on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
This is a key appointment in Horizon-Europe funded IMPRESS project that brings together researchers from 14 universities, research institutes and industries in a single innovative project. The primary objective of the project is to develop innovative approaches to improve the sustainability of the marine and freshwater aquaculture industry by valorising aquaculture processing waste and through the generation of new sustainable foods and value chains. The project will improve circularity in the aquaculture industry by treating aquaculture processing waste as a new resource.
UCC is an accredited research organisation and as such can form hosting agreements with third country nationals (and non-EEA nationals) for the purpose of conducting research in the University.
The purpose of the postdoctoral researcher/ senior postdoctoral researcher at University College Cork is to develop technology underpinning the use of Lemnaceae (duckweed) for bioremediation, with a strong emphasis on designing and constructing advanced duckweed incubators. Thus, the ideal candidate has strong expertise in engineering, plant-biology and water chemistry. This is an exciting research-area that directly address Irish government and EU policies. The (senior) postdoctoral researcher will work closely with the P.I. (Prof Jansen), and a PhD student, as well as with the wider duckweed-research group at UCC. The (senior) postdoctoral researcher will play a key role in liaising with project partners elsewhere in Ireland and Europe, as well as contributing to public outreach, report writing and supervision of student research-projects.
A modest amount of travel, mostly between IMPRESS partners, is to be anticipated.
The duties of the successful candidate will include:
Post Duration: 30 months
Salary: Post-Doctoral Researcher: €42,031 - €48,427 p.a. (IUA PD1 Salary Scale), Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher: €49,790 - €54,154 p.a. (IUA PD2 Salary Scale)
Project Title: IMPRESS
For an information package including further details of the post see https://ore.ucc.ie/.
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Prof Marcel Jansen, School of BEES; Email: email@example.com
Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( https://ore.ucc.ie/). Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting the job-title and project name.
Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday August 24th 2023.
No late applications will be accepted.
Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.
UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at https://www.ucc.ie/en/edi/policies/ and initiatives at https://www.ucc.ie/en/edi/implementation/ and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.
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|Contact Person :||Professor Marcel Jansen||Contact Email :||email@example.com|
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|Close Date :||24-Aug-2023 12:00|