UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 17 Jan 2022

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science.

This project will identify suitable approaches to transforming forests that are managed using the clearfell silvicultural system to continuous cover forestry (CCF). It will determine the consequences of CCF transformation for timber production (quality and quantity), biodiversity, resilience, and carbon sequestration. It will estimate the forest area in Ireland that is suitable for transformation to CCF and the drivers and barriers to CCF adoption. It will evaluate and calibrate existing growth models for use in modelling growth in CCF stands.

This ambitious collaborative research project which is supported by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is coordinated by University College Dublin and draws upon expertise in Maynooth University and the national agricultural and food development authority (Teagasc). 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.

Fixed Salary: € 39,131 per annum

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on the 17th of January 2022.

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.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/ .


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