Post Doctoral Researcher, Centre for Ocean Energy Research

Maynooth, Ireland
€44,266 per annum (1 point)
18 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued.

Due to the continued expansion of the Centre for Ocean Energy Research, we are seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher and a Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher for a major Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) project entitled “Development of the next generation of controllers for wave energy devices”. The project has a total team count of 7 dedicated researchers, covering hydrodynamic modelling, system identification and control design. The focus of the current postdoctoral positions is on real-time control of wave-energy converters. To date, the project has developed a range of identification, control, estimation and forcecasting techniques for wave energy systems (see The current phase of the project now focuses on further refining these techniques and evaluating them in a real-time environment and in wave tank tests, with a variety of wave energy devices.

The project exists within a wider COER group of 16 researchers and have a range of international academic and industrial collaborators, including Prof. Alain Clement (EC Nantes), Prof. Frederic Dias (UCD), Prof. Alessandro Astolfi (Imperial College), Prof. Marta Molinas (NTNU), Corpower Ocean AB (Sweden), CalWave (USA) and the Wave Energy Corporation of America (US).

Post-Doctoral Researcher Salary Scale: €37,222 per annum (1 point)

Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher Salary Scale: €44,266 per annum (1 point)

Appointment will be made in accordance with the Department of Finance pay guidelines.

*New entrants to the public sector will be appointed on the first point of the relevant scale.

Closing Date:

23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Wednesday, 31st July 2019.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Maynooth University is an equal opportunities employer.

The position is subject to the Statutes of the University.