Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Environmental Noise

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Application details:

Start date: Immediately

Closing date: Open – immediate start required

The School of Engineering at Trinity College ranks in the top 1% of global rankings for citations of published research work. The school has a long history of engagement in European research, in particular environmental noise problems. This post will be hosted within the Fluids, Vibration & Acoustics (FVA) from the School of Engineering. The FVA group has been conducting research for over 30 years on modelling and analysis of flow/structure interaction including aero-acoustics, vibro-acoustics and environmental acoustics.

Job description

It has been just over 20 years since the European Commission adopted The Green Paper on Future Noise Policy in 1996. This was the first comprehensive step towards the development of an EU-wide noise policy to ensure that individuals would not be exposed to noise levels which might endanger their health and quality of life. Recognising growing evidence for public health concerns, the EU passed Directive 2002/49/EC - the Environmental Noise Directive (END) - to establish a framework for environmental noise planning and mitigation. Ireland’s approach to estimating population exposure has, like many other EU nations, suffered from a lack of guidance provide by the Commission. In response, the Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has funded the NoiseADAPT project to identify Ireland’s adaptation needs for transitioning to the CNOSSOS-EU standardised noise modelling approach as well as the standardised approach for population exposure estimation.

This position will provide the opportunity to play a key role in the delivery of the NoiseADAPT objectives. The applicant will be expected to lead the scientific and technical work packages involved in the project as well as lead interactions with the EPA. The key research outputs will be presented at international conferences and reported in high impact journals. Additionally, the applicant will have the opportunity to form national guidance documents and become a leader in Ireland’s transition to meeting the requirements of the END.

Find out more:


  • Proven track record in scientific work and a relevant PhD degree.
  • Commitment and active participation in the group's activities in environmental acoustics
  • Writing scientific papers jointly with the other members in the group.


The post is funded by the NoiseADAPT project for a fixed-term of 2 years. Salary will be placed on the Irish University Association’s Post-Doctorate Researcher salary scales between point 2 and point 7 dependent on experience.


Please apply directly to Professor Henry Rice ( including the following attachments:

Application letter.

Curriculum Vitae.

Course transcripts of Doctoral degree with grades and Certificate of Doctoral degree.

List of publications with the most significant publications highlighted.

References with names and contact details.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled but we will start reviewing candidates immediately.


For additional information, please contact

Henry Rice, Professor, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

+353 1896 1996

John Kennedy, Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

+353 1 896 4252

The Trinity Centre for Gender Equality and Leadership (TCGEL) was established in 2017 to deliver the University's strategic objectives to advance gender equality. Trinity College was among the first Irish applicants to receive the Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

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