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Post Doc Level 2 UCD School of Business

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a **UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 2 within UCD School of Business.

Ensuring the supply in renewable energy needed to achieve these goals will require a sharp increase in production, and a more responsible use of critical raw materials. Whilst recycling can provide an increasing portion of critical raw minerals, recycling alone cannot meet the projected demand. It implies that further mining will be required if the EU is to meet its climate goals.

Securing the ethical provision of metals might imply the sourcing of raw materials from inside the EU where suitable environmental, social and political regulations could be implemented. However, mineral projects face complex challenges in the EU.

These challenges include the technical (for example, we need a precise knowledge of the whereabouts of subsurface mineral deposits on the continent), the environmental (for example, we need to develop the least invasive forms of exploration to minimise impacts to the environment) and the social (for example, there is a lack of social acceptance of mineral exploration across Europe). The overall purpose of the VECTOR project is to explore these challenges. For this post we seek a PostDoctoral Research Fellow to look at the social challenges and specifically aim to understand public perceptions of the need for Critical Raw materials and the social acceptance of the exploration and extraction process.
The consortium of 18 partners aims to understand the origin, connections and complexities of the challenges and consequently to develop solutions that may be used to address them. A major objective is to include all stakeholders, including the often overlooked and underestimated general public, in a dialogue about the sourcing of critical raw materials within Europe. The project partners will investigate potential solutions that incorporate all the perspectives, address environmental concerns, and solve technical challenges resulting in pathways towards a sustainable, responsible mineral exploration in Europe, which can serve as a reference for the rest of the world.

This is an advanced academic research role, building on your prior experience as a post-doctoral fellow, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.

The primary purpose of the role is to develop new or advanced research skills and competences, on the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications and scholarly dissemination, the development of funding proposals, and the supervision and mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

Salary: €46,906 - €51,035 per annum
Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 2nd of November 2022.

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: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/.

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