A study investigating community impacts on biofilm formation on bio-inspired textured materials. Studies will involve development of textured surfaces on materials deployed in the ocean energy or monitoring technologies. The study of biofilm community structure, attachment strength and hydrodynamic effects will inform the development of new materials for marine applications.

We are seeking an enthusiastic candidate with a BSc. in Engineering, Analytical Science, Chemistry, Applied Biology, Physics or equivalent and a keen interest in environmental monitoring and marine science to work as part of a multidisciplinary team on this ambitious project.


Interested applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae with cover letter explaining why you think you would be the best candidate for this research position. Applications should be sent to martha.caulfieldfreir@dcu.ie by June 30th 2019.

Informal queries:

Prof. Fiona Regan (fiona.regan@dcu.ie), DCU Water Institute

Stipend:              €16,000 per annum, tax free, plus university fees

Closing date:     June 30th 2019, or until position is filled.

The candidates will need to check their formal eligibility according to the DCU guidelines.


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