Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 at UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering
University College Dublin
Ireland

UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1, UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, 30 months


Applications are invited for a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 post within UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering.

 

Whey Permeate (WP) and De-lactosed Whey Permeate (DLP) are major side-streams of dairy processing and represent a key challenge for the dairy industry due to a lack of reliability in current disposal routes and represent a sustainability bottleneck for the expansion of milk production in Europe in the “post-milk-quota era”. AgriChemWhey will build a first-of-a-kind, industrial-scale biorefinery with integrated symbiotic industrial and agricultural value chains that will valorise over 25,000 tonnes (100% dry matter) per annum of excess WP and DLP to several added value products for growing global markets including lactic acid, polylactic acid, minerals for human nutrition and bio-based fertilisers. A Flagship plant, representing the first major industrial venture to convert residues from food processing, as second generation feedstocks, to value added bio-based products will be used to evaluate the techno-economic viability of the innovative WP/DLP-to-lactic acid biorefinery technology. AgriChemWhey will develop a blueprint for an economic sustainability concept and replication plans for other regions across Europe.


This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.


The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

 

Include if relevant:
In addition to the Principal Duties and Responsibilities listed below, the successful candidate will also carry out the following duties specific to this project:

 

Carry out administrative work for AgriChemWhey.

Complete a Social Life Cycle Assessment for the AgriChemWhey project

Coordinate preparation of Life Cycle Assessment report deliverable for AgriChemWhey

Coordinate preparation of Socio-Economic report deliverable for AgriChemWhey

Salary: €37,223 per annum.

 

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 21st August 2019.

 

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

 

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.


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