AgriChemWhey - An integrated biorefinery for the conversion of dairy side streams to high value bio-based chemicals.

School of Biosystems and Food Engineering

This PhD project will focus on developing a consequential life cycle assessment model for the biorefinery products and their value chains, while enabling LCA to be used at design, implementation and testing phases of the overall project. There will be a specifica focus on interacting with industry partners during all of these stages of the projet to best understand the value chain and for on-site data collection.

Excellent scientific, organisational and project-management skills, a commitment to research, excellent problem solving skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team and excellent interpersonal and communications skills will all be necessary.

Stipend: €16,000 per annum €16,000 per annum  (+ contribution of fees up to €6,900 per annum)

PhD Duration: 4 years

Informal requests for further details can be made to Dr Fionnuala Murphy and Professional Nicholas Holden.

Closing Date: 9th March 2018

To apply: please send your CV and cover letter detailing motication and career plan applications by email to Fionnuala Murphy for the attention of Dr Fionnuala Murphy and Professor Nicholas M Holden.