Research Fellow (PMTC) - Specific Purpose Contract

University of Limerick
October 11 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

TITLE OF POST: Research Fellow (PMTC)

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Project Leader

CONTRACT TYPE: Specific Purpose

SALARY SCALE: €52,716 - €57,442 p.a. (maximum starting salary €54,245 p.a.)

QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering in a topic related to computational fluid dynamics of multiphase flows




As part of a new Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnership in the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC), a research fellow is required for a 24 month specific purpose contract.


The successful applicant will join the PMTC team and perform CFD studies of cleaning processes for a project involving four key biopharmaceutical industry partners. Based on the simulation results, the research fellow will develop engineering models that will be used to understand current pharmaceutical cleaning processes, optimise the delivery of cleaning agents, and reduce cleaning changeover times. The project will provide opportunities for the research fellow to have a broad impact on cleaning practices in the pharmaceutical industry and obtain excellent industry exposure.


Through its extensive industry network, PMTC conducts innovative, high quality research in pharmaceutical manufacturing that has direct relevance to industry. The successful applicant will be expected to interact with other PMTC researchers and liaise with the industry stakeholders on a regular basis.

This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess

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