Postdoctoral Researcher, MODCONS Challenge Faculty of Engineering job with NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY


Postdoctoral Researcher – MODCONS Challenge

Faculty of Engineering, NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG RES 155-22

Purposes are invited from suitably certified candidates for a full-time, fixed-term 12-month contract place as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Timber Engineering Analysis Group (TERG) on the Faculty of Engineering, Nationwide College of Eire Galway (NUI Galway).

The Modular Mass Timber Constructing for the Round Financial system (MODCONS) Challenge is funded by the Division of Agriculture, Meals and the Marine beneath the 2019 Aggressive Analysis Name (Challenge Ref: 2019R471) and is being carried out in partnership with Munster Technological College and 5 business companions.

Challenge Background:

The provision of uncooked supplies from Irish forests is predicted to double within the interval 2017-2035. This presents a chance to develop the round bioeconomy by utilising the elevated provide in novel sustainable mass timber constructing options. The venture goals to design, develop and check sustainable prefabricated modular models utilizing mass timber panels, maximising using Irish timber and optimising constructing efficiency for structural integrity, fireplace, acoustics and vibration, and future reconstruction and reuse. An extra goal is the life cycle evaluation and life cycle costing of the optimised system.

This analysis can be performed utilizing the gear, technical experience, workplace and analysis area inside the Faculty of Engineering at NUI Galway. The Alice Perry Engineering constructing homes state-of-the-art Structural Engineering services, testing laboratories, analysis area and pc suites.


  • Help the implementation of the venture programme in affiliation with the PI
  • Structural design, specification and testing of modular mass timber constructing options
  • Develop and implement an experimental testing programme
  • Life cycle evaluation and costing of optimised answer(s)
  • Contribute to supervision and mentoring of PhD college students
  • Coordinate and liaise with venture companions, business companions, colleagues and stakeholders
  • Preparation of venture experiences and analysis outputs for publication in worldwide peer reviewed journals and convention
  • Perform routine administrative duties related to the analysis venture to make sure that venture is accomplished on time and inside price range. These would possibly embrace organisation of venture conferences and documentation, danger evaluation of analysis actions.
  • Disseminate and publicise analysis findings of the venture, as outlined within the Data Switch plan (social media, business and faculty outreach actions, workshops, webinars, and so on).
  • Plan personal actions inside the framework of the agreed analysis programme.
  • Plan for using analysis assets, laboratories and workshops the place acceptable.
  • Help with venture proposals and grant purposes to exterior our bodies.
  • Construct inner and exterior contacts and take part in networks for the change of knowledge, and to kind relationships for future collaboration.

{Qualifications}/Abilities required:

Important standards:

  • PhD diploma in Structural or Civil Engineering (or associated self-discipline).
  • Expertise in Timber Engineering
  • Glorious communication expertise, demonstrated dedication to ship and publish outcomes, adaptability and the flexibility to work in a staff atmosphere and have interaction with business to realize venture outputs.
  • Demonstrable expertise of venture administration, together with organisation of assets
  • Capability and willingness to organise, handle and administer dissemination of the venture as and when required
  • Capability to contribute to broader administration and administrative processes.

Fascinating standards:

  • Expertise in experimental testing of structural assemblies or parts
  • Expertise in LCA, LCC and life-cycle stock evaluation
  • Experience in acoustic modelling and testing

Wage: 39,522 to 51,035 every year professional rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay coverage guidelines pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Begin date: 1st October 2022

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To Apply:

Candidates ought to ship a masking letter, detailed CV and the names and addresses of at the least three referees by way of e-mail (in Phrase or PDF format solely) to:

Candidates should put Ref. No. NUIG RES 155-22 within the topic line of the e-mail utility.

The cut-off date for receipt of purposes is 5 pm on 31st July 2022.

Attributable to ongoing COVID-19 associated restrictions interviews could must happen nearly and begin dates could have to be delayed

We reserve the appropriate to re-advertise or prolong the cut-off date for this submit.

Nationwide College of Eire, Galway is an equal alternatives employer.


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