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Our multi-disciplinary project is seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Researcher.


This is a collaborative project with researchers in University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and practitioners in Coillte, with funding from the Department of Agriculture. The project will use Natural Capital Accounting approaches to co-develop tools for sustainable forestry management decision making. This is an academic research role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.


The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer- reviewed academic publications, development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop skills in research-led teaching.


The successful candidate will also carry out the following duties specific to this project:
Develop a Bayesian Belief Network (BBN) to model the delivery of ecosystem services from selected forest sites and the effects of different management scenarios on ecosystem service delivery. The BBN will be incorporated into a decision support tool in collaboration with researchers in Trinity College Dublin.


This position is available for 2 years, with an anticipated start date of March 6th, 2023.

Annual gross salary €41,209 - €43,699 per annum, depending on experience

Application Process
Visit UCD Portal - Search for "External Jobs", "Research", "Biology and Environmental Sciences", Job Ref 015630

Informal enquiries should be made to Mary Kelly-Quinn via email to

Applications should include:
1. A curriculum vitae (including the names of two referees, one of which must be an
academic referee).
2. A cover letter (maximum 1,000 words) outlining the applicant’s research interests and

why they are suitable for this project.


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