017140 - UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1, UCD School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering

    Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering

    Reference no - 017140

    Energy Optimisation Solution (EPSILON) is a project funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Manufacturing.

    The project focuses on developing a data-driven solution to predict manufacturing energy consumption and renewable energy yields accurately. With energy being a critical resource for competitiveness, the project addresses the challenges posed by global energy crises and high costs, emphasizing the need for proactive energy management. By leveraging predictions and dynamic pricing, the solution guides organizations to optimize operations, reduce costs, maximize renewable energy usage, and minimize downtime risks associated with grid dependency. Additionally, the project facilitates reporting on CO2 savings, contributing to sustainability efforts.

    The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow is expected to have expertise in at least one of the following fields: mathematical modelling/optimization and machine learning.

    This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.

    The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

    In addition to the Principal Duties and Responsibilities listed below, the successful candidate will also carry out the following duties specific to this project:
    Perform data collection and interview stakeholders.
    Preparation of status reports/presentations for stakeholders.
    Liaising with project collaborators in industry and research organisations.
    Assisting in the identification and preparation of proposals for new funding opportunities related to the research project.
    Salary Range: €42,783 - €49,177 Per Annum (Pro-Rata if Part-Time @ 0.6FTE)
    Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

    Closing date: 12:00hrs (local Irish time) on the 3rd of April 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.

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

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