The Bryden Centre for Advanced Marine and Bio-Energy Research – a €9.7 million cross-border research centre for renewable energy projects – has been officially opened at Queen’s in January 2018.
Funded by the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the SEUPB (Special EU Programmes Body), the Bryden Centre will recruit 34 PhD students across the marine and bio-energy disciplines.
Match-funding for the project has been provided by the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland and the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation in Ireland.
This research includes the use of tidal power at Strangford Lough and the North Antrim Coast, ocean energy sites in Western Scotland, as well as the potential for wave and tidal power generation in Donegal.
The abundance of natural energy resources, value in organic waste and the opportunities for the circular economy in the inter-regional area have also driven the focus of the bio-energy research. The potential for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland to become leaders in marine renewable energy is vast.
This post is available until 31 December 2021 to manage the Marine Renewable Energy research projects within the Centre for Advanced Marine & Bio-Energy Research (Bryden Centre based at Queens), which for the first time, brings together a number of partners on a cross-border basis across Northern Ireland, Ireland and Western Scotland, who have the capacity to deliver high-quality research and so create a strong economic impact in the future in this region.
The role involves providing advice, assistance and supervision to PhD students and developing strong working relationships with industrial and academic partners working with Bryden Centre.
The successful candidate will bring to this role excellence in the presentation of conference papers as well as developed analytical and critical evaluation skills and methodologies projects. In return you will have the opportunity to be part of an initiative creating invaluable industry-relevant research into bio-energy and marine-based renewable energy sources.
Informal enquires may be directed to David Rooney (email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: +44 (0)28 9097 4050).
Anticipated interview date: Thursday 10 May 2018.
Starting salary: £32,548 per annum.
Closing date: Monday 30 April 2018.
For full criteria and to apply online, visit www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on HR@qub.ac.uk.
The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.
Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.