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 email@example.com with CV and one-page perspective on greening agriculture through anaerobic digestion.
|Organization||University College Cork (UCC)|
|Subject areas||Energy, Civil Engineering, Biotechnology|
|Fellowship amount||€18,500 stipend per annum|
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||20 Dec 2019|