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.

LOCATION: University of Limerick                                                                      Closing date: 12 midday January 22, 2021

REPORTS TO: Project Leader

CONTRACT TYPE: Specific Purpose

SALARY SCALE: €67,890 – €72,857 p.a. pro rata

QUALIFICATIONS:

 A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in mechanical engineering specifically focused on heat transfer and fluid mechanics.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

As part of a new research project at Stokes Labs in the Bernal Institute, a research fellow is required for a 13 month specific purpose contract.

The successful applicant will undertake work on this project to design, manufacture, experimentally characterise, numerically model, and work on the commercialisation of the 3D shaped two-phase heat transfer devices. Mass manufacturing techniques will guide the development of the technology as well as a detailed knowledge of the 5G telecoms market place in order to develop a successful MVP for this sector.

Through its extensive industry network, the Bernal Institute conducts innovative, high quality research that has direct relevance to industry. The successful applicant will be expected to interact with external companies in order to commercialise the technology.

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LOCATION: University of Limerick                                                                      Closing date: 12 midday January 29, 2021

REPORTS TO: Vice President Research, University of Limerick

CONTRACT TYPE: Specific Purpose

SALARY SCALE: €92,336 – €122,537 p.a. pro rata

Informal enquiries regarding the post may be directed to:
Prof Norelee Kennedy
Vice President for Research
University of Limerick
Email: vpresearch@ul.ie

Key Accountabilities

The DPTC CEO will:

  • Lead the overall strategic direction of the Centre and ensure the delivery of its vision and goals.
  • Be accountable for the operational and financial control, and efficiency and productivity of the Centre.
  • Provide leadership and expertise, ensuring that resources, procedures, and systems are robust and appropriate to meet the Centre’s objectives and business plan and in accordance with governance arrangements approved by the Centre Steering Committee.
  • Refine strategic plans and implement the operational plan, identify and develop new opportunities and drive the development of services.
  • Build relationships and communicate the vision agreed with the Centre Steering Committee, both within and outside the industry and act as the public face of the organization, liaising with industrial partners, with funding agencies, with regulatory authorities, with PIs (Principal Investigators) within the Centre and with academic collaborators to ensure active participation and engagement with the Centre.
  • Provide the Centre with the business and technology thought leadership needed to realise the goals of the center and ensuring that the right conditions are in place for the success of the Centre.
  • Engage with the Centre Steering Committee to agree the strategy for the Centre and proactively lead, in consultation with the research and industry partners, the setting, revision and prioritisation of the research agenda and the allocation of resources to ensure delivery of the Centre strategic outcomes.
  • Drive the development of the annual business plan for the Centre and submit it to the Centre Steering Committee for approval and annual review.
  • Develop the annual operating plan, for agreement by the Centre Steering Committee, and manage the performance of the Centre and the delivery of outputs against set milestones and metrics specified in the annual business plan, and draft the annual report.
  • Manage and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders and parties such as the hosting institution, the industry members as well as other industry partners and academic institutions, funders and collaborators.
  • Manage the Centre staff, to ensure the Centre has in place a high-performing team.
  • Travel to other research institutions and industrial partners within Ireland and abroad as necessary to successfully meet the objectives of the Centre.
  • Undertake other duties as requested by the Vice President Research at the University of Limerick.

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LOCATION: University of Limerick                                                                      Closing date: 12 midday February 02, 2021

REPORTS TO:

Director, Bernal Institute or Director Nominee

CONTRACT TYPE: Specific Purpose

SALARY SCALE:

€38,632 – €50,029 p.a. pro rata

Informal enquiries regarding the post may be directed to:
Mr Jon O’Halloran
General Manager
Bernal Institute
University of Limerick
Email: Jon.OHalloran@ul.ie

QUALIFICATIONS:

 A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in materials science/physics or a related discipline or demonstrably equivalent experience in a research environment.

 OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

To support research activity across a suite of instruments toward advanced characterisation of materials. The applicant will need to have experience in using and managing state of the art microscopy, spectroscopy, thermal characterisation including but not limited to instruments such as optical microscopy, XPS, SEM, TOF-SIMS, FTIR, DSC and XRD.

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