2 PhD position: Developing Economic Solutions for On-farm Anaerobic Digestion 324 views

The College of Science, Engineering and Food Science at University College Cork (UCC) is inviting applications for two PhD positions in Developing Economic Solutions for On-farm Anaerobic Digestion.

About the project:
  • The aim of the project is to find the most efficient biomethane production scenarios, most importantly that are cost-effective, in transitioning to a low carbon economy.
  • The PhD research project will look into opportunities for enhancing on-farm digestion efficiency; increasing biomethane conversion; optimising the logistics of on farm anaerobic digestion and techno-economic analysis of the most favourable pathways.
  • The PhD student will work under the supervision of the MaREI Bioenergy and Biofuels Research Group (Prof Jerry Murphy, Dr David Wall, Dr Richen Lin and Dr Richard O’Shea).
  • The work is funded by through the Science Foundation Ireland MaREI centre for Climate, Energy and Marine. The positions will be based in the Environmental Research Institute (ERI), which is a flagship institute in University College Cork (UCC).


  • Applicant must hold minimum first-class honours degree (or equivalent) in engineering or a similar discipline
  • Applicant must demonstrate a record of peer-reviewed journal publications (not essential though).
  • Laboratory experiences and technical competence and accomplishment
  • Capability of working within a project team to achieve results and good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must show evidence of English proficiency (e.g. IELTS minimum 6.5, individual sections 6.0).

Remuneration: €18,500 stipend per annum.

Duration: 3 years

Starting date: no later than 1st April 2020

How to Apply:

Apply by sending email to Dr. David Wall at david.wall@ucc.ie with CV and one-page perspective on greening agriculture through anaerobic digestion.

—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University College Cork (UCC)
Country Ireland
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Energy, Civil Engineering, Biotechnology
Fellowship amount €18,500 stipend per annum
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 20 Dec 2019

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