Senior Programme Manager

£67770.75 - £72288.80 per annum
20 May 2020
End of advertisement period
19 Jun 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Senior Programme Manager within UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

The I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre 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 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 and over the course of its first phase 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.

Reporting to the Centre Manager, the Senior Programme Manager (SPM) will be responsible for the coordination and effective monitoring of the Centre's research programme. The successful candidate will play an important role in maintaining a macro overview of the Centre's research activities and will work to ensure close collaboration between the different strands of the programme. The SPM will ensure that there is coordination between the different research activities and between the different research partners such that the Centre is delivering on its ambitious research agenda. Working closely with the Centre Director and Centre Manager, the SPM will work to ensure the integration of the Centre, acting as a coordinator for centre researchers across all I-Form institutions and will organise events and activities to bring this cohort together on regular occasions. The SPM will also be responsible for organising outward facing events such as industry partner days and conferences.

Due to their intimate knowledge of the research progress across the Centre, the SPM will be responsible for assisting the Centre Executive in identifying opportunities for Research Impact. These opportunities will include the identification of IP, licencing and start-up opportunities as well as societal benefits arising from I-Form programmes. The SPM will also have a role in sourcing relevant policy, impact and market information in supporting the development and submission of large scale, strategically important funding proposals.

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.

Salary Scale : €75,000 - €80,000 per annum
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guideline

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 10th June 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.