012997 Post-Doctoral Researcher 1

UCD School of Earth Sciences, Temporary 24 months post

The Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG) is a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded centre established in 2015. It brings together a team of researchers representing the full geosciences spectrum with a clear focus on the economic impact of the wider geosciences sector. iCRAG aims to transform applied geosciences research in Ireland by focussing resources into thematic areas and by requiring that research outputs are systematically embedded into industry to maximise impact.

We wish to appoint a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the field of low-temperature Geochemistry with a particular focus on bio-based induced carbonate precipitation in unconsolidated deposits (soils, sand and gravels). The successful candidate will work on the project "Multi-scale Investigation of Bio-Based Mineral Precipitation in Carbonate Bearing Granular Soils and Construction Related Waste". This project is funded under the SFI/NSF US-Ireland Centre to Centre scheme in partnership with the Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG), and the Energy Efficient Materials Research Center (EEM) in Queen's University Belfast.

The project aims to extend the domain of microbially induced carbonate precipitation (MICP) and enzyme induced carbonate precipitation (EICP) as ground improvement technologies to carbonate-bearing materials. Both MICP and EICP will be investigated on these deposits as sustainable alternatives to cement based technologies. More specifically, this post will involve: (i) conducting a literature review / evaluation of existing data to summarise existing state of knowledge regarding the implementation of EICP and MICP, (ii) assisting in the design of a series of large scale MICP/EICP tank tests on carbonate bearing deposits, (iii) conducting an associated geochemical monitoring programme, (iv) establishing laboratory scale carbonate precipitation experiments designed to simulate field conditions.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

UCD is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone is afforded equality of opportunity. To that end the university adheres to a range of equality, diversity and inclusion policies. We encourage applicants to consult those policies here https://www.ucd.ie/equality/ . We welcome applications from everyone, including those who identify with any of the protected characteristics that are set out in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

Fixed Salary: €38,632 per annum

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 5 March 2021

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.

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