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FEM - Postdoc in Modelling of Bilayer Tableting for Pharma Applications

PiERG is now seeking applications for the role of Postdoc. The position will be a fixed term contract for a period of 12 months.

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Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1pm on 29 th November, 2022.

Duties and Responsibilities

PiERG is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated individual with an ability to work to a high technical standard with a proven track record in a relevant commercial research development or production environment while still contributing to the team environment (Principle Investigator and fellow Post- Docs). The successful applicant will be expected to collaborate with its partners, and will be required to contribute to project reports documenting development progress and achieved results.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience


• The post will require a PhD in Engineering or Science.

• Capability of working effectively within a team to achieve results and evidence of excellent

organisational and communication/presentation skills.

• Proficient in documentation, presentation and project management software.

• Keen desire to be innovative and help identify new strategies/technique to achieve goals.

The successful candidate will have the ability to apply their expertise to solve complex

problems using the data generated from the project.

• Capacity to work in a research team and to collaborate with international partners

• Fluent in spoken and written English.


• Modelling/simulation experience: e.g. Finite Element Analysis (FEM).

• Good understanding of powder/pharmaceutical processing, composite materials.

• Mechanical/Physiochemical characterisation techniques.

• Track record for applying/obraining funding from National, European or International sources.

Terms of Appointment

The position will be for a period of 12 months. The successful candidate would be expected to start as soon as possible after receiving an offer.


Remuneration will be on the researcher salary scale (€37,528 - €45,633) in line with experience.

The Interview Process

At interview the candidates will be assessed under a number of criteria (including but not limited to): 1. Relevanttechnicalexpertiseandexperience

2. Experienceworkingininternationalresearchprojects

3. Communicationskills

For an informal discussion about the position, please contact Dr Sandra Lenihan or Dr Alexander Krok at

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