Research Support Officer – Project Management

Project Title: SOS-ZEROPOL2030, SATURN, MarineSABRES, iNNO SED 
Post Duration: 3 years
Salary:  €45,000 (Personal Rate)
For an information package including further details of the post see  
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Grainne Lynch, MaREI Executive Assistant, Research Support Officer in MaREI Administration, Email Address: ei.ccu@hcnyl.enniarg.
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 Research Support Officer to join the MaREI centre, ERI, in University College Cork (UCC), 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 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 of 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 Coastal & Marine Science Communication, Stakeholder Engagement and Societal Impact (SCEI) Group within the MaREI centre and work within a multidisciplinary research team. The successful candidate will be responsible for research project management, and the development, management and implementation of the team’s science communication, dissemination, and exploitation strategies across multiple European funded research projects. The role places a strong emphasis on the day-to-day project management towards fulfilling research project deliverables with international project partners and working with the SCEI team on delivering project communication and dissemination outputs for international research projects. The role requires to manage science communication content for multiple project websites and associated social media outlets and the successful candidate need to provide a track record that shows relevant work experience within International Research Projects, relevant publications including report submissions to external bodies, editorial experience and working knowledge of research funding applications at national and international scale.
The successful candidate must be self-motivated and enthusiastic, have a qualification in project management, experience in science communications and working across research disciplines to maintain ongoing engagement with project partners and the ability to communicate complex scientific information to diverse stakeholder groups at local and international scale. 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. The candidate will work to ensure the research projects are aligned with university values and policies, and in compliance with EU horizon regulations and requirements.
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Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 29th March 2024.
No late applications will be accepted.