Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Gas Engineering

Dublin (IE)
€51,807 -€79,194 per annum
10 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
11 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Gas Engineering (Temporary Position)

Ref: 009227

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
UCD School of  Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering and UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Energy is a strategic institutional priority for UCD, manifest most obviously by the establishment of UCD’s Energy Institute, and the existence of Ireland’s longest established ME programme in Energy Systems Engineering, both of which are led by the UCD College of Engineering & Architecture. UCD intends to strengthen its capacity in this area by establishing an Assistant Professor/Lecturer position in Gas Engineering.

Energy systems have evolved over decades from individual energy devices and small sub- systems into a complex set of systems, both physical (e.g. electricity grids, gas networks, etc.), institutional (e.g. regulatory and economic) and at all scales (e.g. from individual buildings to continental scale). These systems are increasingly integrated physically (e.g. combined heat and power and electric vehicles), institutionally (e.g. gas/electricity markets) and across scales (e.g. demand side management in power grids). Energy Systems Integration (ESI) is focussed on the interfaces between these systems where there are new challenges and opportunities requiring research, demonstration and deployment to reap the commercial and societal benefits.

UCD’s Schools of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering and Mechanical & Materials Engineering are now seeking to build research capacity in this new and emerging area of ESI. The main responsibility of the person who will be appointed to this position will be to drive leading-edge research in Gas Systems and Gas Engineering, both within the ESIPP programme and in undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and teaching activities of relevance to the two Schools. The candidate should have a background in gas systems, with specific expertise in component technologies (e.g. separation/conversion/storage/fuel cells) and/or the gas network (transport and logistics).  A strong modelling background with an appreciation of economic issues is desirable. The discipline background is likely to be Mechanical or Chemical Engineering; however it is open to those with a background in mathematical/physical sciences.

Salary Scale   €51,807 -€79,194 per annum
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines

Closing Date: 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) 11th May 2017.

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 CVs submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned

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