Post-doctoral Research Fellow , School of Earth Science

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

Applications are invited for a Fixed term post until 31st May 2024 of aUCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or Level 2 within School of Earth Science.

The principal objective of this position is to provide the geochronological framework and relevant supplementary datasets behind many of the ongoing projects being undertaken at iCRAG. Specifically, there is a desire to apply Re-Os geochronology at the regional-scale to assist in definitively answering long-standing and fundamental questions about the genesis of mineral resources in major sediment-hosted ore systems.

Some of the current projects that require significant investment in geochronology include:

1) The Irish Orefield - Despite the high density of Zn-Pb mineralization in Ireland the spatial-temporal distribution of sulfide mineralization is not well understood. The only primary mineralization ages currently published are from the Lisheen and Silvermines deposits. Therefore, the successful candidate will build upon the existing database by targeting other ore deposits and prospects.

2) Kupferschiefer - Despite being the primary source of copper in Europe, there are few constraints on the timing of mineralization and therefore no consensus on mechanism of mineralization.

3) Central African Copperbelt (CACP)- The largest orefield of its kind in the world and the planet's primary source of cobalt, has an extremely complicated geologic history, leading to debates on when metals were introduced to the host sediments and if subsequent remobilization has occurred during subsequent tectonic events. The CACP also lacks many important chronostratigraphic constraints which can be addressed through Re-Os geochronology of organic-rich sediments found in the basin. Beyond the current projects the successful candidate will be encouraged to develop self-driven projects that align within the broader research objectives of iCRAG and University College Dublin.

Post Doctoral Researcher Level 1 Salary scale: €39,522 - €45,610 per annum

Post Doctoral Researcher Level 2 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 6th 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.

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