Current Vacancies

UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1/Level 2 – working on the Farm Zero C Project

Applications are open for one Post-doctoral Research Fellow for the for Farm Zero C based at Shinagh farm, West Cork. There is one position open to be filled by either a Level 1 or Level 2 Research Fellow based on experience. The successful candidate can be either based at BiOrbic headquartered at UCD, or Farm Zero C 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 Post-doctoral Research  Fellow role will focus on developing a real-time life cycle assessment model based on the Farm Zero C farm data and mitigation strategies and will apply it to other green biorefinery projects such as LIFE farm4more.

For more information on the Level 1 application, click here
For more information on the
Level 2 application, click here

Based: Farm Zero C at Shinagh Farm, West Cork, or University  College Dublin, Belfield
Salary: Level 1: €39,522 – €45,610 per annum // Level 2: €46,906 – €49,617 per annum. Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience
Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 30th September 2022
How to apply: Apply via UCD: Click the link below which will bring you to the Work at UCD – Job Application System. Type in 015029 to be brought to the application

Funded PhD Positions in Microalgae Cell-Wall Analysis and Enzymatic Disruption
MicroLysis – Understanding the ultrastructure of microalgae cell walls to enable energy-efficient and non-degradative biomass fractionation (2x Scholarships Available)

Applications are open for two motivated and enthusiastic PhD candidates to work on an Irish Research Council project in microalgae cell-wall analysis and enzymatic disruption. MicroLysis aims to develop a low-cost enzymatic cell-disruption for the scalable fractionation of Chlorella and Nannochloropsis biomass. The project will first investigate the ultrastructure of microalgae cell walls before using these insights to design enzyme treatments that are specifically tailored to the wall structure.

For more information on the application, click here

Based: University College Dublin, Belfield
Salary: €18,500 (tax-free) per annum plus tuition fee contributions of €5,750 p.a.
Project Duration: 3 years
Expected project Commencement date:
November 2022 – January 2023
Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 4th October 2022
How to apply: To apply, please email full CV, a cover letter and copies of degree transcripts by the deadline to for the attention of Dr Ronald Halim. Please provide any relevant details on research/work experience and study motivation in your CV and cover letter. Please label your email as ‘Application for PhD MicroLysis project – Your Name’. In your CV, please provide contact details of two referees (we will not contact them without your permission). Informal queries on the project can be made to Dr Ronald Halim (