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Post-doc Research Fellow Level 1, School of Civil Engineering

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£38,282.21 - £38,794.98 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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

This research seeks to investigate the challenges associated with 3D printing of concrete (3DCP). During printing, the fresh state challenges at the nozzle are a function of the need to control microcracks caused by material shrinkage, setting and hydration, the printing process (speed or excessive layer thickness), and the lack of fibre reinforcement. To solve the challenges this project will investigate the use of polypropylene fibres in conventional 3DCP mixes by varying fibre dosage and length. Tests will be performed to assess the performance of 3DCP mixes in the fresh state (rheology, slump, buildability, crack control) and hardened state (compressive and flexural strength). The optimized 3DCP mix with PP fibre will provide improved crack resistance, structural integrity, reduced material slumping, and design flexibility for creating complex and customized shapes. By addressing the challenges associated with material properties and performance, the project contributes to the advancement and adoption of 3D printing technology in construction, both in Ireland and globally.

Salary: €44,347 - € 44,941 per annum

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

Closing date: 12:00 noon (local Irish time) on 4th of July 2024.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 12:00 noon (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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