Energy Research Engineer

Oct 21, 2020
End of advertisement period
Nov 20, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Energy Research Engineer within UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering

This project aims to address two of the world's major energy problems at once, namely the storage of renewable energy in order to make it available upon demand, and the capture of carbon dioxide from industrial flue gas emissions. As illustrated in Figure 1, the thermodynamic cycle which will be developed, constructed, operated and tested by the successful application as part of this job, takes both the flue gases from industrial fossil fuel burning plants and fluctuating energy supplies from renewable energy sources (such as wind farms or solar energy plants) and provides two highly valuable outputs. The first of these is a stable energy supply to the grid, while the second of these is CO2 which has been stripped from the flue gas emissions.

This post has been funded to support the potential commercialisation activities of this cycle. The objective of this 15 month engagement is therefore to continue work on the design of this system, to establish models of its operation, and to ultimately construct and operate the pilot plant demonstrating the potential to bring this system to commercial development.

The successful applicant will be the main researcher on this project on a day to day basis, and will focus upon aspects of:

  • System design
  • First principles and advanced model development
  • Pilot plant construction and operation
  • Results dissemination

A mechanical or chemical engineer is sought whose PhD and previous employment experience demonstrates an ability to carry out advanced modelling work and experimental system construction/operation.

Salary: €45,000 per annum

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 20th November 2020

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.