Communications Officer, UCD Engineering

Jul 01, 2020
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Jul 17, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

012502 Communications Officer, UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Maximum Three years (to September 2023)

I-Form, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, was established by Science Foundation Ireland in late 2017 with a mission to shape the future of manufacturing through high-impact research into the application of digital technologies to materials processing. The Centre is applying developments in digital technologies to materials processing in order to improve understanding, modelling and control of the manufacturing process, thus increasing the competitiveness of Irish industry. I-Form brings together expertise in materials science, engineering, data analytics and cognitive computing. One of our key materials processing demonstrators is the area of Additive Manufacturing (or 3D printing), which has the potential to disrupt traditional manufacturing and create new and individualised products in areas such as medical devices, aerospace and pharmaceuticals. I-Form operates in close collaboration with a network of companies, as well as leading manufacturing research centres from around the globe. Over the course of its first phase, the Centre will recruit a multi-disciplinary team of over 100 PhD and Post-Doctoral researchers. The Centre is hosted in University College Dublin with partners and researchers based in Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin, Maynooth University, NUI Galway, IT Sligo and Waterford IT.

I-Form is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic Communications Officer to develop and implement the Centre's communications strategy, including the coordination of all communication, marketing and media activities for the Centre. Reporting to the Centre Manager, the successful applicant will work closely with the rest of the Operations team to support the successful delivery of the Centre's goals. The role offers an opportunity to shape key messaging for this young research centre, which is at the forefront of an exciting new technological wave in manufacturing.

I-Form is supported in part by a research grant from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund and by I-Form industry partners.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
UCD is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone is afforded equality of opportunity. To that end the university adheres to a range of equality, diversity and inclusion policies. We encourage applicants to consult those policies here . We welcome applications from everyone, including those who identify with any of the protected characteristics that are set out in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

Salary:€35,000 per annum

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 17th July 2020

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.