Postdoc Research Fellow, UCD School of Chem & Bioprocess Eng

28 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
18 Aug 2021
University College Dublin
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a 23 month post of a Post doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or Level 2 within UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering.

The LICORICE team in the Schools of Chemistry and Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering in UCD have devised highly innovative solution to recycle waste battery products into a novel material that is then transformed into fresh lithium cobalt oxide (LCO) and an equivalent process for NMC batteries also.

This patent pending process results in lower energy consumption and a fast turnaround compared to current industry standards. We will work with industry and academics to make Ireland's first fully green battery, showing that electric vehicle production can be environmentally sound. This aims to lead to cheaper batteries for electric vehicles, lower carbon emissions and relieve conditions for communities involved in mining the raw materials.

The advertised position is for a lead project engineer to design, build, test and simulate key unit operations and devise and demonstrate a scalable plant architecture at lab scale for this novel process route for battery recycling.

This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator. The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

UCD is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone is afforded equality of opportunity. To that end the university adheres to a range of equality, diversity and inclusion policies. We encourage applicants to consult those policies here We welcome applications from everyone, including those who identify with any of the protected characteristics that are set out in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

Salary: €38,631 - €44,658 per annum for Level 1 post or €45,942 - €50,030 per annum for Level 2 post

Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 18 August 2021

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 offers a comprehensive Research Careers Framework in line with the Advisory Science Council Report 'Towards a Framework for Researcher Careers'. This model provides a structured and supportive Career and Skills Development system designed to ensure that Post-docs in UCD are able to plan their careers and prepare for future opportunities in academia, industry or the public sector. For more information, please click here

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

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