Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Researcher Vacancies at UCD

See below for two research posts working with colleagues at UCD:

(i) Vacancy for Research Scientist in UCD; we are seeking a researcher to contribute to an Irish Research Council (Research for Policy & Society) funded project about understanding well-owners perceptions and awareness of flooding, and informing policy to increase preparedness to reduce the risks of infectious disease outbreaks. Masters or PhD with training/experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods required. Salary will reflect qualification and experience. Closing date for application May 3rd. Email for further information. Check out the postion at Job Ref : 009243

(ii) A postdoctoral research fellow in economics is sought to carry out research in energy technology adoption and the societal costs and benefits of a key future energy technology, residential ground source heat pumps (GSHPs), for the case of Ireland. The researcher will be part of the School of Economics in Belfield, UCD.The aim of the project is to carry out an economic assessment of the deployment of GSHPs in Ireland and develop an appropriate policy strategy. The objectives of the project are to:• Develop methodologies to model the potential uptake of GSHP in the residential sector;• Assess the market and economic value of scenarios of various shares of GSHPs;• Advance evidence-based policy recommendations on the development of geothermal energy as part of the renewable energy mix in Ireland. Salary: €34,975 - €42,181 per annum Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience. Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Job Vacancies website:

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