22/05/2020

Masters by Research (MEngSc) Studentship - Investigation of current profiling methods for Irish and Welsh wave and tidal energy technologies


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University College Cork
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    19/06/2020 17:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Ireland › Cork

Position Summary

The Research Masters Studentship is part of the wider Selkie project, which is a Wales/Ireland Interreg funded project. The MaREI Research Centre in University College Cork (UCC) and Swansea University are the two main collaboration beneficiary partners in the consortium as well as industry partners from Ireland and Wales.

MaREI Centre Background

MaREI is a key research centre within UCC’s Environmental Research Institute (ERI), which is an internationally recognised Institute for environmental research dedicated to the understanding and protection of our natural environment and to developing innovative technologies, tools and services to facilitate a transformation to a zero carbon and resource efficient society. The MaREI Centre is an SFI funded research centre headquartered in the ERI in UCC. The MaREI Centre includes eleven other Universities and Third Level Institutes, has 50 industrial partners and has research funding of approximately €55m. It combines the expertise of a wide range of research groups and industry partners, with the shared mission of solving the main scientific, technical and socio-economic challenges across the marine and renewable energy spaces. MaREI is also funded by SEAI, EI, EPA, ERDF, EU, HEA, Marine Institute, DCCAE and IRCSET IRC, as well as through contributions from our industry partners. Researchers in the MaREI Centre have over 30 years of experience in conducting fundamental and applied research supported by competitively won national and international funding, and commercial contracts with government agencies and industry. MaREI’s strengths lie in the multi-disciplinary nature of its research teams and its links with the School of Engineering in UCC, allowing it to combine insights across areas such as MRE Technologies, Materials & Structures, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Observations & Operations, Coastal & Marine Systems, Bioenergy, Energy Policy & Modelling, and Renewable Energy Management.

SELKIE Background

Selkie is an Ireland-Wales INTERREG operation funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government. Ireland-Wales INTERREG operations are administered by Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO).

Selkie is a 3.5-year project that commenced in June 2019 and has six partners with UCC coordinating the project and leading in a number of work packages.

The aims of the Selkie project are:

  1. Establish a cross-border network of Ocean Energy SMEs and supply chain companies;
  2. Conduct industry-academic collaborative R&D projects;
  3. Transfer R&D knowledge to wave and tidal industry/SME stakeholders, thereby advancing the technology sector as whole;
  4. Assist Irish and Welsh SMEs to progress along the path to commercialisation.

For further details on this studentship please refer to: https://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies/research/full-details-1213488-en.html

Selection process

Please send:

  1. Short cover letter describing your motivation for applying for the position and how your experience and expertise match the research topic and
  2. CV

to Ms Grainne Lynch, at grainne.lynch@ucc.ie , on or before the closing date 19th June 2020.

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