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Researcher Building Energy Modelling – Maternity Leave Cover

COH-1 Researcher Building Energy Modelling – Maternity Leave Cover - IERC

Contract Type: Full Time / Specified Purpose

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC), hosted at Tyndall National Institute (TNI) is recruiting for the role of a post-doctoral researcher in the area of Building Energy Modelling. The role is part of the capacity building activities for the IERC and the successful candidate will report to the Senior Researcher for Building Energy Modelling activities. 

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) core research team is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative research group, who conduct specific pieces of research to meet the needs of industry.

IERC researchers are expected to participate in fully collaborative projects, particularly where special expertise can make a direct contribution and generally for quality control purposes. IERC researchers are expected to have both academic and industry experience, together with a sound understanding of the wider energy landscape beyond their area of expertise. All researchers will be expected to initiate and contribute to writing of proposals for European and other external funding streams.

This post is a full-time, specified purpose position from date of appointment. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the specification and proposal development for research projects conducted by IERC core research teams
  • Participate in and support the work with industry partners on a project
  • Develop as a thought leader and proactively generate research initiatives and ideas.
  • Provide positive critical analysis for such potential innovation opportunities with a view to solution-oriented outcomes
  • Participate in and contribute to grant proposal writing for EU and other funding streams
  • To engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the research group
  • To carry out administrative work to support the programme of research as necessary
  • Participate in Education and Public Engagement activities, as required.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the Tyndall Quality Management system.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the required Health and Safety standards.
  • Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

Essential Criteria

  • A PhD qualification, or relevant research experience with proven track record of publications
  • At least 1 years’ research experience with measureable outcomes in at least two of the following building energy modelling areas:
    • Building thermal simulation
    • Whole-building energy models (e.g. EnergyPlus, etc)
    • Building energy system models (HVAC plant, hydronic networks, etc through Dymola or similar)
  • Demonstrated capability of working within a project team to achieve results
  • Ability for unsupervised learning of new and complex software packages
  • A demonstrated commitment to personal growth and development

Desirable Criteria

  • Detailed practical experience and reasonable working knowledge of at least one of the following:
    • Building information modelling
    • Interior daylighting models
  • Excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills
  • Highly self-motivated and able to demonstrate initiative
  • Evidence of leading research projects and teams to successful completion
  • Experience of working collaboratively with industry
  • Experience working in EU-funded projects
  • It is strongly desirable that candidates are able to demonstrate an ability to develop bespoke models for specific tasks as may become necessary during the course of research projects.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Carlos Ochoa at

Further information on the Department is available at

Appointment may be made on the IUA Researcher Scale €37,873 - €45,041.  Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

Application Instructions

Step 1 - Click here to download the Application form and indicate the Job Reference COH-1

Step 2 - Return the completed Application form, together with your CV and motivation letter to  Handwritten forms will not be accepted.

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

The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector

At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies

Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.