Post-doctoral Research Fellow, School of Physics

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£36,283.81 per annum
21 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
05 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD School of Physics.

The research and development to be carried out has the potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions from the built environment whilst also reducing the use of fossil fuels in the heating and cooling of buildings - the net effect being a reduction in environmental/financial costs of temperature regulation on a national and global level as buildings are responsible for 40% of global Carbon emissions.

The transformative technology to be developed involves the integration of an orientation sensitive nanoparticle/nanorod system into a state-of-the-art glazing system. The embedded non-isotropic molecules within this layer can be dynamically aligned, with respect to the elevation/position of the sun, enabling control of the thermal radiation with reduced impact on the visible light transmission from other directions into the building.

The advertised position is part of the ongoing Science Foundation Ireland National Challenge and as such it is anticipated that this role is to support the initial phase of a potentially longer project.

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.

Fixed Salary: €42,032 per annum

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

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 5th of October 2023.

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.

The PD1 position is intended for early stage researchers, either just after completion of a PhD or for someone entering a new area for the first time. If you have already completed your PD1 stage in UCD or will soon complete a PD1, or you are an external applicant whose total Postdoctoral experience, inclusive of the duration of the advertised post, would exceed 4 years, you should not apply and should refer to PD2 posts instead

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

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