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Postdoctoral Researcher / Research Assistant Photocatalysis

2015-03-15 10:02:04

Job posted by Dublin City University (06/03/2015 11.17)

Postdoctoral Researcher / Research Assistant Photocatalysis

The National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR) is is a large, multidisciplinary research unit based in state-of-the-art facilities situated on the campus of Dublin City University. Arising from success in recent proposals we are now seeking application for the following research position in DCU. 

A highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher is sought to contribute to an SFI funded TIDA programme developing a flow through device for water remediation based on polyoxometalate-polymer films. 

Due to the specialist nature of this research position a candidate at Research Assistant level would also be considered who meets the relevant criteria for the post. Please note there is only one post available.


Reporting to his/her Principal Investigator the Postdoctoral Researcher will:

• Conduct a specified programme of research on the development of nanostructured hybrid polymer-polyoxometalate thin films for photocatalytic remediation of waste.
• Build and characterise a prototype photoelectrochemical reactor for waste water treatment under solar irradiation.
• Deliver research outputs and key deliverables according to the programme schedule and to provide input into reports as required according to project management schedules. 
• Attend and present results at project technical progress meetings.
• Liaise with both internal and external stakeholders including industry/ collaborators.
• Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research at international conferences and publish research outputs in high impact international journals. 
• Contribute to student training and supervision.
• Assist in identifying and developing future research and funding initiatives. 

Informal enquiries to: 
Professor Tia Keyes, School of Chemical Sciences, DCU, Dublin 9, Ireland
E-mail: Phone: +353 (0)1 7008185

Please do not send applications to this email address, instead apply as described below

Application Procedure
Application forms are available from the DCU Current Vacancies (open Competitions) website at and also from the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9. Tel: +353 (0) 1 7005149. 

Applications should be submitted by email to or by Fax: +353 (0)1 7005500 or by post to the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9.Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9. Tel: +353 1 700 5149; Fax: +353 1 700 5500 Email: 

Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer

Nr of positions available : 1

Research Fields

Chemistry - Other

Career Stage

Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc) 

Research Profiles

First Stage Researcher (R1) 

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Required Education Level
Degree Field Chemistry
Degree Field Chemistry
Degree Primary Degree or equivalent
Degree PhD or equivalent