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PhD studentship on Bioeconomy

                Beacon: Bioeconomy Research Centre
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<br>4 Year PhD Studentship
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<br>€18,500 Per Annum + €5,500 fee contribution per annum
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<br>“Social Acceptance of the Bioeconomy”
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<br>Advancing a bio-based economy requires that policymakers are aware of citizen
<br>attitudes, perceptions and understanding of the bioeconomy; what the
<br>bioeconomy/bio-based economy means to people; their acceptance and concerns
<br>about risks arising from a shift to a bio-based economy; and how people would
<br>consider a bio-based economy as a future vision for developing the rural
<br>economy.
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<br>PhD Research Study: “Societal understanding of the bioeconomy”
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<br>The PhD study will primarily employ quantitative methods and includes the
<br>analysis of a large-scale attitudinal survey. This will contribute to gaining
<br>a better understanding of the factors influencing citizen acceptance/rejection
<br>of biologically-based advances in technology, and assist the development of a
<br>coherent policy framework that can support the advancement of the bioeconomy
<br>in Ireland and internationally.
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<br>Requirements
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<br>Applicants should have a good honours degree. A Masters in an appropriate
<br>discipline (e.g. Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Environmental Policy,
<br>Business or related Social Science background) is desirable. The successful
<br>candidate should be highly self-motivated, have a strong research capability
<br>for data analysis, and be prepared to undertake fieldwork using a range of
<br>data collection techniques.
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<br>Fellowship Award
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<br>This four year SFI PhD Fellowship forms part of a joint research project
<br>between the Earth Institute in UCD and the Department of Agrifood Business and
<br>Spatial Analysis, Teagasc. The Fellowship comprises an annual stipend of
<br>€18,500 and a €5,500 fee contribution per annum, and is tenable for 4
<br>years.
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<br>Further Information is available from:
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<br>Dr Eoin O’Neill, UCD Earth Institute, UCD Planning & Environmental Policy,
<br>Richview, Belfield, Dublin 4
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<br>Phone: +353(0) 1 716 2674                                email:
<br>eoin.oneill@ucd.ie
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<br>Dr Maeve Henchion, Dept. of Agrifood Business and Spatial Analysis, Teagasc,
<br>Ashtown, Dublin 15
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<br>Phone: +353 (0)1 8059515                                  email:
<br>maeve.henchion@teagasc.ie
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<br>Applications
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<br>Interested candidates are requested to submit an electronic copy of their CV
<br>and a letter of interest simultaneously to Dr. Eoin O’Neill and Prof. Maeve
<br>Henchion by 5pm Friday 24th January 2029.   Interviews will be held with
<br>potential candidates shortly thereafter.
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<br>BEACON: Bioeconomy Research Centre
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<br>BEACON is a newly established Science Foundation Ireland Research centre that
<br>will perform both blue skies and industry focused research to advance the
<br>development of a Bioeconomy in Ireland. It brings together a team of
<br>researchers from across a range of disciplines including inter alia
<br>biotechnology, systems and synthetic biology, chemistry, and agriculture,
<br>food, marine and social sciences. BEACON is funded by Science Foundation
<br>Ireland (SFI) and industry partners. The centre represents a collaboration
<br>between University College Dublin, Teagasc, Trinity College Dublin, National
<br>University of Ireland, Galway and University of Limerick and a variety of
<br>domestic and international industry partners.
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