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.

TITLE OF POST: Spectroscopic Instrumentation Scientist

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Director/General Manager of Bernal Institute or nominee

CONTRACT TYPE: Specific Purpose

SALARY SCALE: €37,874 – €49,048 p.a. pro rata (maximum starting salary €41,827 p.a. pro rata)

QUALIFICATIONS:

Doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in chemistry or physics or related discipline.

DESCRIPTION:

To support research activity and infrastructure in the Institute in the area of spectroscopy, including process analytical Raman, FTIR and solid state NMR techniques.

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TITLE OF POST: Post Doctoral Researcher in Bespoke Batteries for Manufacturing Processes

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Project Leader

CONTRACT TYPE: Specific Purpose

SALARY SCALE: €37,874 – €49,048 p.a. pro rata (maximum starting salary €37,874 p.a. pro rata)

QUALIFICATIONS:

Doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) chemistry, electrochemistry, materials science, physics or related area (completed or at final stages of completion i.e. Viva completed).

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

This position will involve development of bespoke lithium ion battery cell solutions for mobile robots (Mobots) with defined use cases to prove suitability. The position will be co-funded by the Science Foundation Ireland Confirm Research Centre and a multinational industry partner. The role will encompass materials and electrochemical battery research focused towards the development of   lithium ion batteries and their characterisation using a range of techniques such as XRD, SEM, TEM and their evaluation in half cells and full cells in a range of electrolytes including ionic liquids. The aim will be to design a new battery cell prototype specifically to address the needs for Mobots in a manufacturing process as specified by our industry partner. Specifically this will be to optimise the cell chemistry for the power management needs of the Mobot whether for opportunity charging, deep charging or inter shift battery replacement. The position will involve both applied research and a technology review of current battery technologies in this sector, establish datasets for existing Mobots and compare against the specific demands identified for industrial processes eg. charge time, mass loading, energy density requirements and type of charging protocol. Establish key requirements of bespoke technologies.

Candidates must have completed a PhD in a relevant area at the time of application.

The successful candidates will join a team of researchers under the supervision of Prof Kevin M Ryan at the Bernal Institute. Additional information on group research interests and recent publications on www.ifnano.com

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TITLE OF POST: Research Fellow in Powder Engineering

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Project Leader

CONTRACT TYPE: Specific Purpose

SALARY SCALE: €54,717 – €59,622 p.a. pro rata

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

A Research Fellow in the area of powder engineering is required for a specific purpose contract, which is initially funded until February 2021 with the possibility of extension. The position involves the modelling and optimisation of the continuous processing of particulate pharmaceutical and dairy products. The Research Fellow will provide day to day management and supervision of materials and powder processing research project within the Bernal Institute specifically investigating powder engineering modelling

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TITLE OF POST: Research Assistant in Pharmaceutical Processing

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Principal Investigator

CONTRACT TYPE: Specific Purpose

SALARY SCALE: €22,496 – €35,218 p.a. pro rata

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree (level 9NFQ) in chemical engineering, pharmaceutical technology or related discipline.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

A Research Assistant in the area of pharmaceutical processing is required for a specific purpose contract, which is initially funded until February 2021 with the possibility of extension. The position involves optimisation of the continuous processing of pharmaceutical products. The RA provide day-to-day support for a pharmaceutical processing research project within the Bernal Institute specifically focussing on powder engineering and materials characterisation.

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TITLE OF POST: PROCESS Project Manager 0.8 FTE

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: PROCESS Scientific Coordinator

CONTRACT TYPE: Specific Purpose

SALARY SCALE: €37,789 – 55,102 p.a. pro rata (maximum starting salary €45,482 p.a. pro rata)QUALIFICATIONS:

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The Project Manager (PM) will support the UL based academic coordinators leading the Horizon 2020 co-funded project “Engineering Solutions for the Process Industry” (PROCESS). The post holder will be located in UL and will be responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of the project.  The project is a post doctoral fellowship programme, and up to 26 post doctors will be employed over the course of the project. The PM will manage this process with support from the Scientific Coordinator.

While reporting directly to the PROCESS Scientific Coordinator, the PM will work in close collaboration with the Scientific Directors of the UL hosted centres also co-funding the project: Confirm, DPTC, SSPC and PMTC, as well as other members of their operations teams. UL will provide the PM with additional support through the Research Office and the Technology Transfer Office, who have extensive experience in disseminating EU programmes to international audiences.

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