Research Support Officer – Visual Science Communication

Project Title: DANUBE4all, 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 with 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 Centre and work within a multidisciplinary research team that focuses on science communication, societal impact, stakeholder engagement and outreach for research projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of creative and engaging project science communication for internationally funded research projects in collaboration with project partners, with a specific focus on the development of visual science communication outputs. The successful candidate will play a lead role in the day-to-day management of science communication project deliverables, including project website development, research project branding, social media content development and content management. The role requires experience in graphic design, science communication and website development for research projects and a proven track record that shows associated work experience, including development of visual science communication outputs, online content development, report writing, production of educational and outreach resources for public dissemination.
The SCEI research projects are multidisciplinary and multi-institutional, and the successful candidate must be self-motivated and enthusiastic, with strong design and communication skills, and experience in working across disciplines to maintain ongoing engagement with project partners and communicate complex scientific information to diverse stakeholder groups at local and international scale.
Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 29th  March 2024.
No late applications will be accepted.
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