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33 research positions offered with iCRAG’s new geoscience PhD program

iCRAG is recruiting budding researchers across the country for its Geoscience for Sustainability PhD program.

iCRAG, Science Foundation Ireland’s research center for applied geosciences, becomes recruitment for 33 new PhD positions as part of the geoscience for sustainability PhD programme.

The research positions will be located at University College Dublin, NUI Galway, University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin and Maynooth University.

All PhD positions are advertised in July and August. Successful candidates will start their training no later than January 1, 2023.

The new program is part of iCRAG’s strategy to create a talent pipeline of young researchers in multiple areas of sustainability and geoscience research – such as climate science, soil science, energy transition, marine science, sustainable infrastructure, environmental sciences and social sciences.

iCRAG Director Prof Murray Hitzman said the new program is “strategically central to iCRAG’s goal of creating solutions for a sustainable society”.

“The 33 PhD researchers will join our large team of multidisciplinary researchers working at the interface of geoscience research.”

The deputy director of iCRAG and head of the environmental geosciences PhD program, Dr Jean O’Dwyer, added that the 33 researchers would “address some of the biggest problems facing society and the planet”. She said the program is “an exciting opportunity” for budding researchers to get involved in a rapidly evolving field.

In February last year, iCRAG received €28.2 million in funding as part of the government’s investment in five Science Foundation Ireland centers across the country. The total investment in all five centers amounted to €193 million.

Hosted by University College Dublin, researchers at iCRAG aim to form the “base of our green future” and discover how we continue to extract what we need from the Earth without destroying it.

More information about the PhD positions at iCRAG can be found at his website.

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