The School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with the Tyndall National Institute in UCC is currently recruiting a MSC researcher to carry out research funded by Science Foundation Ireland, focused on Citizen Science approaches to monitoring drinking water in Ireland.
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The successful applicant for this MSc will work with and facilitate deployment of a number of these devices to schools and citizen science groups to evaluate performance and usage.
The applicant should have a (2.1-1st class honours degree (or an equivalent international degree) in chemistry, materials science, environmental science, physics or related discipline. Demonstrable education and public engagement (EPE) qualifications or experience would be an advantage, and the successful candidate would be expected to engage with and maintain relationships with a range of different stakeholders during the project.
- A materials, chemical or environmental sciences qualification to degree level.
- Previous research experience desirable.
- Appropriate technical competence and accomplishment desirable.
- A capability of working within a project team to achieve results.
- Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
- A commitment to gaining practical experience working on a research project.
- Ability to work well within a team.
- Please note that Garda vetting and international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.
Scholarship Duration and Reward
- Annual stipend of €18,000 per annum+ EU fees are covered by the grant. Non-EU candidates are welcome to apply but will have to cover extra fees themselves.
- The duration of the programme is 12 months
Method of Application
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