Bernal Recruitment

The Bernal Institute creates an excellent doctoral training environment, and overall a conducive mentoring environment that attracts top class graduate students and postdocs to our research clusters.  We prioritise talent development to support our people to become national and global influencers in their field.

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TITLE OF POST: Instrumentation Scientist (Electron Microscopy)

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Director/General Manager Bernal Institute or nominee

CONTRACT TYPE: Specific Purpose          

SALARY SCALE: €37,223 – €48,205 p.a.


Doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) or equivalent in microscopy, chemistry, physics, engineering or equivalent experience in a research environment (equivalent 4 years fulltime research after primary degree).

At least 2 years’ experience in electron microscopy applied to materials characterisation.


To manage and develop the electron microscopy suite at the University of Limerick, to support research activity in the Institute in the area of materials characterisation and to carry out original and significant research in this area.

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TITLE OF POST: Senior Research Fellow in Dairy Processing

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Project Leader

CONTRACT TYPE: Specific Purpose          

SALARY SCALE: €65,414 – €70,200 p.a. 

  • A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in Food Engineering, Food Science, Dairy Science (or related discipline) on the processing of food products.

A Senior Research Fellow in the area of food process engineering is required for a specific purpose contract, which is initially funded until December 2019 with the possibility of extension. The position involves the optimisation of the continuous processing of dairy products.

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