Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Research
University College Cork School of Engineering and Architecture

Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher School of Engineering and Architecture / Marei Centre / Environmental Research Institute

36 Months, Fixed-Term, Whole-time Post

Position Summary

Applications are invited for a Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher to lead a groundbreaking Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funded project that seeks to achieve transformative and far-reaching impacts to address the contemporary polycrisis. Building on Dr Ian Hughes’ foundational leadership, and research with others across UCC and beyond, Deep Societal Innovation for Sustainability and Human Flourishing (DSIS) is an ambitious transdisciplinary project aligned with MaREI, the National Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine research and innovation, co-ordinated by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at University College Cork. The project seeks to understand, re-imagine, and transform our world. It asserts that many of the fundamental social institutions upon which societies rely, including politics, economics, technology, religion, gender and care, and education, are suboptimal for the realisation of human and planetary flourishing. The project aims to address the urgent need to reimagine these key social institutions and to inform policy levers so as support appropriate reconfiguration to better meet the challenges of our time. The project aims to make a seminal contribution to international research and policy on deep societal transformation by bringing together researchers from AHSS and STEM to co-create urgently needed narratives of rapid whole-of-society transformation, carried out in a partnership approach with policymakers and wider stakeholders.

This Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher position will be awarded to an individual who has previously secured their own independent, external research funding, or secured prestigious appointments, in an area of relevance to DSIS. The successful applicant will have a PhD, a track record of high-quality peer reviewed publications, and strong leadership potential, including as thought leader. Ideally they will have a developing international profile as a thought leader in transformation, experience in research and project management, and an established international network of stakeholders relevant to the DSIS project. The Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher will have strong supervisory skills, and will have mentoring duties with regard to two PhD students who will form the core of the DSIS team. They will work as part of a wider network of transdisciplinary researchers at University College Cork and beyond engaged in research on deep global cultural change.

Project Title: Deep Societal Innovation for Sustainability and Human Flourishing

Post Duration: 3 years

Salary: €51,677- €56,203 p.a. (IUA PD2 Salary Scale)

For an information package including further details of the post see

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Prof Edmond Byrne, Professor of Process and Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering and Architecture & MaREI/ERI, UCC, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 490 3094; Email: or to Prof Maggie O’Neill, Professor of Sociology & Criminology and ISS21/Collective Social Futures, UCC, 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, 9th August 2024.

No late applications will be accepted.

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.
UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at and initiatives at
and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.


Contact Person : Edmond Byrne

Contact Email :

Job ID : 077372

Contact Number : Tel: + 353 (0) 21 490 3094

Close Date : 09-Aug-2024 12:00

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