We are hiring a new team including a postdoctoral researcher, research assistant and two PhD students as part of a new €1.3m project: Beyond biofuel: Advanced seaweed cultivation for marine biodiscovery and climate change mitigation at Trinity College. This multi-disciplinary project will test new methods for the cultivation of seaweed and develop new biomedical products while also quantifying the role of seaweed farming for mitigation of effects of climate change. The project is led by Nessa O’Connor (Zoology, Trinity College) and includes several collaborators including: Conor Buckley (Bioengineering, Trinity College); Trevor Hodkinson (Botany, Trinity College); Tasman Crowe (University College Dublin / BiOrbic); and Jerry Murphy (University College Cork/ MaREI).
We are now seeking applications from qualified candidates for a Post Doctoral Researcher at the School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin.
This Post Doctoral Researcher will be an active member of the Beyond biofuel project and have the opportunity to lead several of the key research objectives (e.g. designing and executing experiments that test the responses of cultivated seaweed to changing environmental conditions and associated biological interactions, modelling the potential for seaweed production and linking to climate change mitigation strategies). The Post Doctoral Researcher will work closely with the PI and extended research team in Trinity, UCC and UCD, in conjunction with a Steering Committee of experts and stakeholders. The post is based at Trinity College Dublin and involves field work in SW Ireland.