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Research Engineer, School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£36,888.94 per annum
Closing date
5 Jan 2024

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Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Research engineer within UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering

The UCD Energy Institute is one of Irelands leading energy research institutes investigation all aspects of the energy transition. In collaboration with Gas networks Ireland the UCD Energy Institute is investigating the role of green hydrogen in Ireland energy future. GNI have established a Gas Network Innovation Centre in Brownsbarn AGI, Dublin as as part of this set up are investigating Hydrogen and Green gasses on Irelands Gas Netowk. The successful candidate will work as part of the research team in collaboration with Gas Networks Ireland investigating the inclusion of a blend of Hydrogen into distribution network.

  • The role involves pressure and leak Testing of equipment and devices commonly found on Ireland's Gas distribution network.
  • Investigation and testing d the effect of hydrogen and odorant in hydrogen blends on materials found in the Irish gas network.
  • Developing and testing models for standard leak estimation for gas networks contains hydrogen and hydrogen blends.
  • Reviewing and updating in service tightness criteria to qualify componends for installation for networks contain hydrogen blends

The project will include working with engineers from both UCD and GNI with test taking place in both locations.

Fixed salary: €42,733 Per annum

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on the 5th of January 2024.

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:


UCD is Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 37,000 students drawn from 152 countries, including over 4,500 students based at locations outside of Ireland. 
The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years; it is currently ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide.
As Ireland's largest university, with its great strength and diversity of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland through the study of people, society, business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as through research and innovation. 
Over the last decade UCD researchers have increased their annual number of papers in the international literature by 39% and have authored more than 34,000 papers in total. 56% of the papers were co-authored with researchers from more than 130 countries. These papers are cited by other researchers at a rate that is 73% above the world average.
Located within 4km's of Dublin city centre, the Belfield campus is a carefully landscaped, modern campus. Employees can avail of world class facilities and participate in a range of engagement activities.
There is a diverse range of staff at UCD, with employment opportunities frequently presenting themselves in the following areas:

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  • Technical 

Imagine yourself in a workplace with a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for all staff and students. UCD is committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly.
Learn more about equality and diversity in UCD, including our new Dignity & Respect Support Service.
Visit the Work at UCD page to explore further benefits of working at UCD and to apply for a role.

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