PhD position, Biomass supply chain planning and Life Cycle Assessment
The successful candidate will join a 4-year research project funded by the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).
This PhD project will focus on the novel integration of spatial optimisation methods, supply chain planning and Life Cycle Assessment methods to assess the environmental impacts of current agri-waste use scenarios and emerging valorisation pathways.
- The ideal candidate will have an excellent degree in a quantitative science-based discipline such as agriculture science, biosystems engineering, environmental science. Some knowledge or experience of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Life Cycle Assessment would be helpful.
- Excellent scientific, organisational and project management skills, a commitment to research, excellent problem-solving skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team and excellent interpersonal and communications skills will all be necessary.
- High level of competence in English language. Applicants who have not passed English as a subject in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination must provide evidence of equivalent competence in English language through their school leaving examination or matriculation examination or by achieving the minimum standard in the IELTS English language test. An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version of the IELTS is required.
The PhD position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland. It consists of stipend: €18,500 per annum and contribution to the University fees of up to €5,500 per annum