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Post Doctoral Researcher (Chemistry/Coatings) (Fix

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  • Dublin City Centre / Dublin North / Dublin South
  • Not disclosed
  • Contract
  • Updated 18/01/2013
  • Nicola Lancaster
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Post: Post Doctoral Researcher (Chemistry/Coatings) (Fixed Purpose) - Ref: NA/340/12 Please complete the online application form which can be


Post: Post Doctoral Researcher (Chemistry/Coatings)
(Fixed Purpose) - Ref: NA/340/12

Please complete the online application form which can be found by clicking "click here to apply" below. You will receive an acknowledgement by email immediately after submitting the application. Interested applicants must attach a CV and fully complete the online application form as incomplete forms will not be accepted. It is not sufficient to state "See CV" on the form.

Latest day for receipt of applications in our online recruitment system is
18th January 2012

Late applications will not be accepted.

If you require additional information on this vacancy, please contact
Dr Brendan Duffy, Research Scientist 01 4027964,

Please note, should you have any queries in relation to the submission of your application, support is available at telephone 01 402 3433, Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 17.00.

You are also advised that you can only submit one application per competition. Should you have any issues with your submission, please contact us.

Nature of the Post:

The Centre for Research in Engineering and Surface Technology (CREST) Department is seeking to recruit a Post Doctoral Researcher to develop and apply paint coating formulations exploiting stratifying technology. The experienced researcher appointed will have expertise in analytical chemistry techniques to work on this fixed purpose project in CREST. The successful candidate must have excellent communications skills and will be expected to engage with industrial clients and funding bodies. The successful candidate must be capable of developing a research strategy and working under their own initiative.

The Role:

This is a fixed term specified purpose appointment which will run for a period of 5 years or until funding ceases, whichever is the earlier.

The provisions of the Dublin Institute of Technology Act, 1992 to 2006 and any subsequent Acts replacing or amending these Acts and any orders and regulations made under these Acts will apply.


Duties will include:

• Assist the Principal Investigator in managing the Lazarus project by developing and characterising paint coatings with functionalised additives.
• It is expected that the successful candidate will be focussed on commercialising the project deliverables.

DIT welcome applications from candidates who do not have a current or previous employment relationship with the Institute and who meet the following requirement:


• An Honours Degree from an approved degree awarding institutions or equivalent in an appropriate discipline;
• Experience of research in a third level institute and/or experience of working as part of a coatings research team and/or coating formulation experience and/or experience in chemical characterisation of coatings (spectroscopy, chromatography and microscopy)
• Evidence of a research profile and publication record within the requisite subject area.
• Knowledge of research techniques and methodologies.
• Commitment to high quality research.

• Postgraduate qualification in Chemistry or Materials Science
• Must be capable of working under own initiative and interacting with industrial partners/clients
• Record of having secured independent, competitive research funding
• Experience of research supervision
• Effective written and verbal communication skills with ability to present complex information effectively to a range of audiences
• Knowledge transfer skills.
• Proficient in using spreadsheets and graphical packages
• Commitment to high quality research

This post is aligned to the Post Doctoral Researcher Salary Scale:

€37,750 per annum (pro rata)
€33,975 per annum (pro rata) (10% reduction in the pay of new entrants to the public service contained in the National Recovery Plan applies)

Starting pay will be at the minimum of the scale. Remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy.

Hours of work:

A 37 hour week is in operation. Having regard to the nature of the work, attendance outside these hours may be required from time to time. Starting and finishing times to be agreed with the Project Director.


A probationary period of 1 year from the date the individual commences work will apply. The appointee will be advised on his/her performance during the period. At the end of probationary period the appointee may be confirmed in his/her appointment, continued on probation for a further period or at any time during the probationary period the appointment may be terminated.

Annual leave:

22 days per year pro rata excluding any concession days that may be granted at Christmas and Easter. Annual leave to be taken within the duration of the contract and as agreed between the Project Director and the individual. Payment for annual leave and public holidays will be made in accordance with the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997. Pro rata holiday entitlements will apply to part-time contracts and contracts of less than twelve month’s duration. Holiday entitlement is earned against time worked.

Sick Leave:

Sick leave entitlement will be in line with the Dublin Institute of Technology’s policy for research staff. Pro.....

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