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Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Economics

A position is available for a Post-Doctoral Researcher to work on new high impact project in the School of Economics at University College Cork. The successful applicant will work with a team of researchers under the direction of the Principal Investigator to better understand the ways in which community engagement in wind energy can be improved and operationalised through combined measures focussed on public participation in decision-making, direct investment and co-ownership in wind farm projects by the public and enhancing current practice by wind farm developers in establishing community benefits schemes. The project involves a unique partnership between leading researchers in these fields and a major wind energy developer, Coillte. The project is funded by the Sustainable Energy Association Ireland.

The Post-Doctoral Researcher will work within the research team on:

  • Researching and reporting on existing literature and best practice cases from other jurisdictions to identify best practice for community engagement processes in renewables.
  • To develop proposals and novel frameworks for optimum community engagement in Ireland given the socio-economic context.
  • To evaluate current financial structures being used in wind farms in Ireland to engage community groups.
  • To engage and meet with key stakeholders groups, the research community, local communities, developers and other research partners.
  • To design instrumentation for interviews, surveys and focus groups conducted during the course of this project.
  • To engage with stakeholders in the Irish financial community to see what innovative forms of low cost/tax efficient structures could be made available to Irish community groups.
  • Researching, designing and reporting on innovative effective community benefit schemes to promote community engagement.
  • Meeting and reporting to a steering group and SEAI steering committee.
  • To draft and publish papers on this project with the research team.
  • Engaging in dissemination activities in Ireland and internationally.
  • The post will involve some travel to meetings and conferences.

Expected Skill Set

An enthusiastic, motivated person with a high level of initiative, capable of working independently and within a team. The candidate should have fluent English and excellent communication, organization, planning and interpersonal skills. Ideally, the candidate will have experience and an understanding of meaningful and effective tools for engaging communities in the adoption of renewable energy sources, particularly wind energy. An understanding of climate finance and a good grounding in data analysis, statistics and/or econometric analysis and previous experience with Stata or similar econometric software would be desirable.

Post Duration: 20 months

Salary: €38,630 - €45,942 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

Project Title: Community Engagement in Wind Energy: Innovative Approaches to achieving a social license (Co-wind)

For an information package including further details of the post see the University College Cork vacancy portal.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr. Bernadette Power, College Lecturer, Department of Economics, University College Cork, Cork. Email:

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal. Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 11th December 2020. No late applications will be accepted.

Systems Administrator

CUBS wishes to appoint an experienced Systems Administrator to the CUBS Tech Ops team. The team support staff and students across 5 academic departments in the Business School and 4,000 students.

CUBS has a significant on premise computing estate comprising approximately 600 Windows client PC’s, servicing both staff and students which is managed via Active Directory on a Windows Server platform along with Microsoft Azure files & SharePoint cloud storage solutions. The successful candidate will find the TechOps group to be a dynamic and exciting team in which to work.

The role will be anchored in the Department of Business Information Systems which accounts for nearly 25% of students in CUBS and is critical to maintaining IT infrastructure and supporting staff to work and teach remotely and to support teaching via on online learning. The role is also responsible for installation and maintenance of all PC software and supporting classes, labs and project work and general supervision of all IT activities across the school, for working closely with IT services and ensuring appropriate usage of IT facilitates and adherence with UCC policy and procedures. Additionally, BIS has significant and highly specialised IT support requirements for delivery of software programming environments associated with key programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see the University College Cork vacancy portal. The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Mr. Ivan Morrissey, Email: Further information on CUBS is available on the CUBS website

Appointment may be made on the Admin V Salary Scale: €43,252 - €53,301 (Scale B) / €41,186 - €50,732 (Scale A)
Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal. Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title.

The following is provided as an indicative timeline for the recruitment activity for this post:

Closing Date: Thursday,17th December 2020 (No late applications accepted)
Shortlisting: Thursday 7th January 2021
Candidate Assessment: Friday 29th January 2021

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday 17th December 2020.

No late applications will be accepted.