EPA Funded Research Masters Studentships

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EPA Funded Research Masters Studentships
Applications are invited for a number of 18 month Research Masters Studentships, funded by the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the STRIVE Programme. The successful candidates will
join an exciting, collaborative research project, which aims to improve the resource efficiency
(energy, chemical, water) of Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTP). This project involves
collaboration between the School of Mechanical Engineering in Dublin City University (DCU) and the
School of Civil Engineering in NUI Galway (NUIG).
The EPA project is broken down into a number of relevant thematic areas;
 Research Project 1
o Benchmark the resource efficiency of the WWTP using Life-Cycle Analysis (LCA).
 Research Project 2
o Test, optimise and demonstrate resource efficiency improvements.
The two students will be based on DCU. Benefits will include a studentship of €16,000 per annum.
The DCU student fees will be paid in addition to the studentship.
Applicants should have a good degree (H2.1 or better) in mechanical, environmental, mechatronic,
civil engineering, or a related discipline, and have a strong interest in the environment and water
treatment. The successful candidates will have excellent report writing, analytical and problem
solving skills. This is a collaborative project involving a number of stakeholders and therefore
excellent team-working and interpersonal skills are essential. The successful candidates will be highly
motivated, self-starters. Preference will be given to candidates with good knowledge, and where
relevant, experience in some of the following areas, Life-Cycle Assessment, process control and
optimisation, and wastewater engineering.
If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity further, please send a detailed CV with the name
and contact details of at least two referees to [email protected] Informal enquiries can be
addressed to Dr. Lorna Fitzsimons (T: +353 1 700 7716). The closing date for Research Projects 1 and
2 is the 19th July 2013.
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