M.Sc by research Food/Agriculture

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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology - Ireland

Department of Agriculture & Food

Science postgraduate opportunities at GMIT

The Research for alternative Culture Enterprises group (RACE) has two M.Sc research positions available for the following projects:

  • Extracting latent thermal energy from agricultural farm waste for use in culture enterprises and

  • Assessing heat availability from municipal garden compost and determination of possible applications

    The project duration is 23 months and the successful candidates will be required to register for a M.Sc. in the School of Science, GMIT.

    The practical element of the projects will be based in Mountbellow Agricultural College, while laboratory and office based work will be in GMIT's main Dublin road campus.

    Qualifications (Minimum & Desirable) and/or Required Experience:

  • The applicant must hold an honours degree in Environmental Science, Environment Resource Management, or a related discipline (2:2 or better).
  • Knowledge of agriculture waste management protocols and/or heat transfer technologies would be desirable.
  • A full driving license and own transport would also be an advantage, in addition to the ability to work in field and laboratory environments.
  • Good communication skills is essential, as is the desire to be involved in an extremely applied project.

    For further information please contact: brendan.allen [at] gmit.ie or phone +353 (0)91 742336

    phone: +353 (0)91 74 2759/2761

    Application forms are available on the GMIT website: M.Sc by research Food/Agriculture

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