Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Civil Engineering

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
€39,522 - €51,035 per annum
20 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2 within Civil Engineering.

This research aims to systematically investigate existing binder mixes, the use of supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs), and the effects of combinations of additions (especially nanoclay) on the fresh rheological properties of a printable concrete mix in both early stages and long-term. The project will develop new strategies and design processes for improving concrete printing performance. The microstructure and durability investigations will describe the effect of porosity will be used to evaluate the printed concrete and the expected influence of these strains on the long-term service life of printed concrete. A comprehensive work programme is planned and will support international research efforts to develop low carbon printed concretes.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to lead and undertake a detailed testing programme that characterises the fresh and hardened properties of 3D printed concrete. They will build on previous research in this field and make use of advanced characterisation tools such as CT scanning.

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.

Postdoctoral Researcher 2017 Level I Salary Scale: €39,522 - €45,610 per annum or

Postdoctoral Researcher 2017 Level II Salary Scale: €46,906 - €51,035 per annum

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

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 18th October 2022.

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.

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