Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the fields of Engineering Geophysics or Geotechnical Engineering

We wish to appoint a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the fields of Engineering Geophysics or Geotechnical Engineering. 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 US-Ireland Centre to Centre scheme in partnership with the Centre for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG), and the Energy Efficient Materials Research Centre (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 soils. Both MICP and EICP will be investigated on these soils as sustainable alternatives to cement based technologies. The successful candidate will primarily use laboratory and field geophysical and/or geotechnical techniques to monitor the soil stabilisation process.

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:

  • to conduct a literature review / evaluation of existing data in the subject area,
  • to assist in the design of a series of large scale MICP/EICP tank tests on carbonate bearing soils,
  • to conduct an associated geotechnical and geophysical monitoring programme,
  • to process and analyse the resultant geophysical and geotechnical data.

Salary: €39,522 - €45,610 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 27th July 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:

posted: 28 July 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.