Postdoctoral Researcher - ARDEN
School of Physics, College of Science and Engineering, NUI Galway
Ref. No. NUIG RES 180-21
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the School of Physics at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
This position is funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) - 2018 National Energy Research, Development & Demonstration Funding Programme and is available from October 2021 for one year.
ARDEN is a new research project which will measure indoor air quality, ventilation and thermal comfort in domestic dwellings participating in the SEAI Deep Energy Renovations pilot programme. This project will be led by researchers at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact that retrofitting domestic dwellings to a higher energy efficient standard has on indoor air quality and thermal comfort. The project will investigate changes in air quality and energy use in the dwelling before and after the energy retrofit.
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Job Description and Duties:
The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and executing field surveys to collect indoor air pollutant, occupant comfort and building ventilation data in domestic dwellings participating in SEAIs Deep energy Retrofit pilot programme.
The specific duties of the post holder will be;
Salary: €38,631 to €44,659 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).
Start date: Position is available from earliest possible start date in October 2021
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Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Marie Coggins
NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post (as appropriate to Child Protection Policy)
Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr Marie Coggins ()
Please put reference number NUIG RES 180-21 in subject line of e-mail application.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Tuesday, September 28th, 2021
Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed
NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.
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National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.