Job Vacancy – Research Support Officer – SATURN, JONAS & ECOSTRUCTURE

2 Years, Fixed-Term, Whole-time Post
Position summary
Applications are invited for a Research Support Officer to join the MaREI Centre.
MaREI is a key research centre within UCC’s Environmental Research Institute (ERI), which is an internationally recognised Institute for environmental research dedicated to the understanding and protection of our natural environment and to developing innovative technologies, tools and services to facilitate a transformation to a zero carbon and resource efficient society.
The MaREI Centre is an SFI funded research centre headquartered in the ERI and includes 13 other Universities and Third Level Institutes from across Ireland, has 50 industrial partners and has accumulated research funding of approximately €60m. It combines the expertise of a wide range of research groups and industry partners, with the shared mission of solving the main scientific, technical and socio-economic challenges across the climate, energy and marine spaces. 
MaREI is also funded by SEAI, EI, EPA, ERDF, EU, HEA, Marine Institute, DCCAE and IRC, as well as through contributions from our industry partners. Researchers in the MaREI Centre have over 30 years of experience in conducting fundamental and applied research supported by competitively won national and international funding, and commercial contracts with government agencies and industry. MaREI’s strengths lie in the multi-disciplinary nature of its research teams, allowing it to combine insights across areas such as MRE Technologies, Materials & Structures, Observations & Operations, Coastal & Marine Systems, Bioenergy, Energy Policy & Modelling and Renewable Energy Management
The successful candidate will join the Marine Governance Group within the Centre and work within a multidisciplinary research team that focuses on societal impact, science communication, outreach and stakeholder engagement. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and implementation of creative and engaging project science communication strategies with a strong focus on visual science communication and including the day to day management of associated project deliverables. The candidate will provide essential graphic design work, administrative, and technical support to three EU-funded research projects that focus on aspects of underwater noise and ecoengineering in coastal and marine environments, and other projects as they arise. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering all aspects of the projects’ dissemination and communication strategies, including the design and publishing of content and graphics in a wide variety of mediums across multiple channels, using effective science communication, visual graphic design, and stakeholder engagement principles.
Supplementary Information on the Department/Research Centre and the post is available here 
Post Duration: 2 Years
Salary: €37,000 p.a. (Personal Rate)
For an information package including further details of the post see here 
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Kathrin Kopke at ei.ccu@ekpok.k
Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal. Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to ei.ccu@tnemtiurcer, quoting the job-title and project name.
Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 16 July 2021. No late applications will be accepted.
Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.
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