Postdoctoral Researcher in Exploiting narrow-band UV-LEDs for Sustainable, Innovative, Technology-Enabled Cropping

University College Cork


Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

7 Month, Fixed-Term, Whole-time Post

Position Summary

Applications are invited for a position of Post-Doctoral Researcher within the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

UV-SINTEC is a Science Foundation Ireland multidisciplinary project investigating the use of novel LED technology, particularly in the UV spectrum, to aid in the understanding and optimisation of plant growth for sustainable cropping ( This post will provide an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified Post-Doctoral researcher to work in metabolite analysis of plants and to analyse effects of UV exposure on specific metabolites. The candidate will engage in the operation and management of an analytical HPLC facility, and measure responses of plant metabolites in relation to UV exposure. The position is based in the highly research-active School of BEES, at the UCC North Mall Campus.

Project Title: Exploiting narrow-band UV-LEDs for Sustainable, Innovative, Technology-Enabled Cropping (UV-SINTEC)

Post Duration: 7 Months

Salary: €39,522 - €45,609 p.a. (IUA PD1 Salary Scale)

For an information package including further details of the post see

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor Marcel Jansen, School of BEES; 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 Thursday, 13 October 2022. 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 : Professor Marcel Jansen

Contact Email :

Job ID : 060091

Contact Number :

Close Date : 13-Oct-2022 12:00

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