Vacancy – EU Funding Co-ordinator

Job Title: Senior Research Co-ordinator (EU Funding Co-ordinator)
Post Duration: 3 years
Salary: €68,000 p.a. (Personal Rate)
Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday, 14 April 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

Position Summary

Building on a significant track record in securing EU Funding and early large-scale success in Horizon Europe funding, applications are invited for the new post of EU Funding Co-ordinator to join the MaREI Centre in University College Cork (UCC), based at the Environmental Research Institute (ERI), Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy Co Cork, Ireland.

This coordination role will report directly to the Operations Manager Jeremy Gault and work closely with the MaREI Centre Management Team, Principal Investigators, Project Managers and Project Partners on all matters relating to the financial management, budgeting, financial reporting and funding administration of the Centre’s significant EU research portfolio.

As such, candidates should have a proven track record of working in the EU funding arena and of actively contributing to the development of research proposals and subsequently providing a leadership role in working with consortia to utilise their funding correctly and deliver awarded projects. This coordination role carries significant responsibility and requires the ability, and requisite knowledge, to work on a wide range of EU Funding Programmes simultaneously. As well as working in teams to develop and lead EU projects, the successful candidate would be responsible for ensuring that all proposals and projects comply with specific programme eligibility criteria and are in line with UCC policies, structures and management reporting systems. Applicants should, therefore, meet all of the essential criteria as listed below to demonstrate that they have extensive relevant experience and proven ability to manage and prioritise a varied workload within a dynamic team environment.


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.
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Jeremy Gault, Beaufort Operations Manager, Email: ei.ccu@tluag.j.  Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to ei.ccu@tnemtiurcer, quoting the job-title and project name