Current Vacancies

Fully funded Ph.D. Studentship (4 years)

HeatToPower: Life cycle assessment of new generation of sustainable thermoelectric materials and devices

This 4-year PhD studentship will focus on quantifying the environmental impacts of new generation of sustainable thermoelectric materials and device as part of the thematic area “HeatToPower.” The appointed candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary team with highly motivated organic, inorganic and physical chemists, physicists and engineers at its core.
The candidate will register with UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, working under the supervision of
Prof. Nicholas Holden and an appropriate research studies panel. The funding is €24,000 per year for 4 years.

The studentship will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed monthly, starting the first week of June 2022.

Click below for more information about the role and how to apply:

Temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 2 working on Farm Zero C

Farm Zero C is a collaboration between BiOrbic, Carbery, UCD, TCD and others to address the challenge of carbon neutral farming. The Farm Zero C solution compromises a combination of diverse climate mitigation strategies that when combined reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of farms, increase biodiversity, quantify the value of natural capital, decrease the farm’s operational cost, and increase the value of its products.

This Post-doctoral Research Fellow role will focus on developing a real-time life cycle assessment model based on the FarmZeroC farm data and mitigation strategies and conduct stakeholder engagement.  The candidate will register with UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering,

Based: Fellow can be based at UCD or at the FarmZeroC farm in Shinagh, West Cork.
Salary: €46,906 – €49,617 per annumAppointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience
Closing date:  UPDATE 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 4th July 2022
How to apply: Click the button below. 014568 is the reference code. Full job description available here.

Temporary post of a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Carbon and GHG accounting

This temporary position is within the UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering. It is a temporary position up until 31st March 2025.

This position is to strengthen the schools expertise in the area of carbon audit and management. The position will support the Human Capital Initiative project, Ireland’s Knowledge Centre for Carbon, Climate and Community Action, will develop teaching of carbon footprinting and GHG accounting and contribute to research in this area.

Based: UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering
Salary: €55,951 – €88,601 per annum. Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience
Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 13th July 2022
How to apply: Go through this link. Scroll down to “Search by Reference Number” and type 014642 as the reference code. Full job description available  through this link too.

Farm Zero C Farm Research Assistant

Applications are open for the temporary full-time (15 months) post of farm research assistant for Farm Zero C based at Shinagh farm, West Cork and liaising with BiOrbic headquartered at UCD and Carbery headquartered at Ballineen, West Cork.

Farm Zero C is a collaboration between BiOrbic, Carbery and others to develop a climate neutral dairy farm at scale. The project presents a holistic view of the farm to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the health and resilience of the farm by looking at natural capital and biodiversity. Working on pioneering projects like this Carbery are looking to safeguard their farmer suppliers’ future. The appointee will perform research and implement practices at farm level aimed at reducing environmental impact of farm activities so that the farm can achieve net zero emissions and increase biodiversity. For more information, click the  orange button below.

Based: Farm Zero C at Shinagh Farm, West Cork
Salary: €31,936 – €33,427 per annum. Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience
Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 10th July 2022
How to apply:  Please send cover letter and CV to Gavin Hunt, Farm Zero C Project Manager; Gavin.hunt@biorbic.com