Research Support Officer – ECMWFTrain

Project Title: ECMWFTrain – Training and knowledge transfer – Training Events and Resources
Post Duration: 18 Months
Salary: €45,500 p.a. (Personal Rate) pro rata 0.6 FTE 
For an information package including further details of the post see  
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Rory Scarrott. Email: ei.ccu@ttorracs.r
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.

Position Summary

Applications are invited for a Part time Research Support Officer to join the MaREI centre, ERI, in University College Cork (UCC). The successful candidate will join the Applied Earth Observation and GIS group (associated with the SFI-MaREI Observation and Operations area) within the ERI MaREI centre and work within a multidisciplinary research team. They will be responsible for Service management, and the development, management and implementation of the team’s commitments to deliver training and online learning content for two Copernicus Services (the Copernicus Climate Change Service, and the Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service). The role places a strong emphasis on the day-to-day project management towards fulfilling service deliverables with international project partners, and working with the EO&GIS team to deliver in-person, online, and digital training content and activities.
The successful candidate must be self-motivated and enthusiastic, have a solid background in science, and have a qualification in project management. Experience in administering multi-partner International European Research Projects is essential, as is a demonstrated track record in teaching and learning, and. The role requires expertise in the administration of, financial management of, and reporting to E.U-level agencies and funding bodies. Working knowledge of research funding applications at national and international scale would be highly beneficial.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will oversee the delivery of project tasks, milestones, and deliverables, organise online and face-to-face meetings, and coordinate relations with international project partners and the Service’s funding body (the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasting). They will also be supporting the delivery of online and in-person learning events and content. The candidate will work to ensure the research projects are aligned with university values and policies, and in compliance with ECMWF regulations and requirements.


The successful candidate will be based at the Beaufort Building, Haulbowline Rd., Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, Ireland. 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.
Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Timeon Friday, 7th June 2024.
No late applications will be accepted.