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.

Post Doctoral Researcher in Chemical Engineering                    Closing date: July 01, 2021

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Project Leader

CONTRACT TYPE: Specific Purpose

SALARY SCALE: €38,632 – €50,029 p.a. pro rata

WEBLINK TO SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT: https://www.ul.ie/scieng/schools-and-departments/school-natural-sciences/department-chemical-sciences

 WEBLINK TO RESEARCH CENTRE: https://dptc.ie/

WEBLINK TO PI’s RIS/RESEARCHGATE PROFILE: https://ulris3.ul.ie/live/!w_va_home.SHOW

QUALIFICATIONS:

 A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in chemical engineering or chemical process engineering.

 OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

 Undertake research and quantify the valorisation potential of sludge and fats oils and grease streams from dairy waste water. The research will identify the future regulatory directions and risks linked to sludge and FOG management & current state-of-the-art solutions, based on engagement with key actors and a detailed review of trends at national and EU level.

Further information is available here

Post Doctoral  Research Fellow in High Resolution Microscopy of Engineering Alloys                   Closing date: July 16, 2021

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Project Leader

CONTRACT TYPE: Specific Purpose

SALARY SCALE: €55,811 – €60,814  p.a. pro rata

WEBLINK TO SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT: www.ul.ie

WEBLINK TO PI’s RIS/RESEARCHGATE PROFILE: https://publons.com/researcher/2886410/noel-p-odowd/

 QUALIFICATIONS:

 A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in engineering, physics, or materials science.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The successful candidate will be part of a team working on the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded frontiers of the future project: Physically-based mOdelling of bainitiC and martensitiC steels for flExible and Sustainable power generation and diStribution (PrOCCESS). This project aims to develop multi-scale, physically based models of deformation and failure in bainitic/martensitic steels, providing explicit links between nano/micro-structure and mechanical behaviour of materials. The overall goal is for increased sustainability of engineering components through an improved understanding of material behaviour at the nano/micro-structural level, providing optimised nano/micro-structures and more accurate design and life prediction tools. An experienced research fellow (RF) with an in-depth knowledge of the composition and microstructural characteristics of metals and broad and deep expertise in imaging and characterising of metallic materials, is required. Expertise in imaging, including in-situ imaging, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS), is needed, to examine in-situ dislocation rearrangements, precipitate growth and phase transformations at high temperatures for martensitic and bainitic steels. Expertise in using double aberration corrected, monochromated TEM is also highly desirable—UL hosts an FEI Titan Themis TEM at the Bernal Institute, with unique in-situ high resolution imaging capabilities (< 80 pm). The full complement of Bernal equipment is available here. The successful candidate will have a PhD in engineering, physics or materials science and a minimum of five years’ experience post PhD in the areas of advanced microscopy with at least four publications in high impact journals in transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Ideally, the successful candidate will have experience in project management. The post holder will also be expected to assist the PI in the management of the project, industry liaison, supervision of PhD students and development of new research proposals.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in chemical engineering or chemical process engineering.

 OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

 Undertake research and quantify the valorisation potential of sludge and fats oils and grease streams from dairy waste water. The research will identify the future regulatory directions and risks linked to sludge and FOG management & current state-of-the-art solutions, based on engagement with key actors and a detailed review of trends at national and EU level.

Further information is available here