Senior Manager - Research Grants, UCD Earth Sciences

Apr 08, 2021
End of advertisement period
Apr 23, 2021
University College Dublin
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a temporary, specified purpose post of a Senior Manager - Research Grants within UCD School of Earth Sciences - iCRAG.

The world leading SFI Research Centre for Applied Geosciences (iCRAG) is currently seeking a Senior Manager-Research Grants to help iCRAG deliver on its leveraged funding goals. iCRAG brings together a team of researchers representing the full geosciences spectrum from earth system (and climate) change to natural resources (water, raw materials, energy). Our research stretches from basic to applied with a clear focus on economic and societal impact. iCRAG is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund together with industry partners. The Centre is administered in UCD and represents a collaboration between UCD, TCD, NUIG, UCC, DIAS, Teagasc, GSI and MU, in addition to a variety of domestic and international industry partners.

Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer, the iCRAG Senior Manager-Research Grants will work closely with iCRAG management and iCRAG researchers and will be responsible for developing, managing and supporting iCRAG's programme for leveraging funding from a broad range of sources. The successful candidate will have the responsibility for leading and managing cross-institutional research development with a significant focus on non-exchequer, non-commercial and philanthropic funding with a 6-year funding target of €18.5 million. The successful applicant will also be responsible for identifying opportunities and managing the submission of proposals for a wide variety of funding calls at both a national and particularly international level with a focus on Horizon Europe. The Senior Manager-Research Grants will have valuable insights and experience in EU proposals, award management and administration and this role requires an established track record in project and grant management. A key role of the Senior Manager-Research Grants will be to facilitate and support iCRAG researchers across the various institutions of the Centre in the development of competitive applications for international and national research funding. Knowledge of the comprehensive suite of funding schemes proposed for Horizon Europe and across the national funding landscape, excellent grant writing, communication and project management skills are a central requirement for the role.

The iCRAG Senior Manager - Research Grants may be asked to support other aspects of the iCRAG's work when relevant and the appointee will be expected to have a flexible approach in this regard.

Salary Range: €70,000 - €90,000 per annum
Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 23rd April 2021.

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.