Masters Studentship

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    University College Cork
    EngineeringCivil engineering
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    25/05/2018 17:00 - Europe/London
    Ireland › Cork



Project Title: Development of policies for widespread use of CNG and biomethane feed-in

Project Description: This work is part of the EU-funded Causeway project to construct a compressed natural gas (CNG)-fuelled transportation corridor along Ireland’s motorway network, and to enable use of biomethane for transportation. It will develop policy recommendations to enable and encourage high penetrations of CNG-fuelled transportation, and distributed biomethane feed-in to the gas grid. The objectives are to: (1) review work previously completed in these fields by GNI and other gas grid operators, (2) review ongoing and future works in these fields by GNI and other gas grid operators, and (3) provide an overview of how alternatives from other markets can be deployed by GNI in Ireland. The researcher will spend an average of 2 days per week at the GNI Gas Works Road site in Cork.

Principal Investigator: PI: Prof Jerry Murphy (UCC), Co-PI: Dr Rory Monaghan (NUI Galway)

Project Manager (Industry Party): Rodger O’Connor, Gas Networks Ireland

Milestones and Deliverables Definitions:

  • D1: CNG connections policy
  • D2: Biomethane connections policy
  • D3: CNG supply licence
  • D4: CNG siteworks charges
  • D5: Biomethane tariff
  • D6: Journal paper publication
  • D7: Conference paper presentation
  • D8: Quarterly progress reports for GNI
  • D9: Final report for GNI
  • D11: Masters thesis

For full particulars on this studentship please refer to: https://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies/research/full-details-859922-en.html

More Information

Additional comments

For informal enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Name: Prof Jerry D Murphy

Title: Chair in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Director SFI MaREI Centre

Email: jerry.murphy@ucc.ie

Phone: +353(0) 86 0554493

To Apply:

Please send a short cover letter, a one-page opinion piece on your perspective on green gas and a CV to Ms Tara Reddington (tara.reddington@ucc.ie) on or before the closing date 25th May 2018.

Offer Requirements



  • minimum first-class honours degree (or equivalent) in civil engineering or a similar discipline
  • technical competence and accomplishment
  • capability of working within a project team to achieve results
  • good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills

Work location(s)
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EURAXESS offer ID: 303441


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