Senior Research Fellow

University College Cork - MaREI Centre

Position Summary:

The MaREI Centre is a key research centre within UCC’s Environmental Research Institute (ERI) and has over 30 years of experience in conducting fundamental and applied research supported by competitively won national and international funding, and commercial contracts with government agencies and industry.

The Centre is home to the Lir National Ocean Test Facility (NOTF) which comprises state of the art test tanks and an extensive electrical laboratory housing a low voltage microgrid and power take off test rigs to support maritime industries including Marine Renewable Energy. The Centre has been very successful at attracting EU Horizon 2020 funding and most recently has been awarded the contract to co-ordinate a three-year, €3m Project (Toaide) to design, develop and test a highly reliable electrical generation system suitable for tidal energy applications using the NOTF.

As a result of this ongoing success, we have an exciting opportunity for a senior electrical engineer to join MaREI and lead a team of five engineers to deliver EU H2020 Toaide project in addition to other ongoing national and EU projects. The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership and direction to the team and to ensure that projects goals and outputs are met. This is a challenging role and requires substantial experience of managing EU projects, the ability to produce high quality outputs including peer reviewed publications to deadline and to identify and secure additional funding to perpetuate and grow the team.

IUA Salary Scale

Salary: €63,125 – €65,032 (IUA Salary Scale)

Post Duration: 3 years (subject to review after 12 months)

For full particulars on this post please refer to:

For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Name: Donal Murray/Sara Armstrong

Email Address:

Phone: 021-4864352/021-4864351

To Apply:

Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Grainne Lynch,, +353 (0) 21 4864316, on or before the closing date 9th December 2016.

Supplementary Information on the Department/Research Centre and the post is available at the following URL:

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