BiOrbic Graduate Research and Training Coordinator, UCD

22 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
12 Aug 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

012546 BiOrbic Graduate Research and Training Coordinator, UCD School of Chemistry, Temporary 4 year post

BiOrbic is a Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre performing both blue skies and industry-focused research to build and support the development of Ireland's bioeconomy. It brings Ireland's leading researchers from across a range of disciplines including biotechnology, systems and synthetic biology, chemistry, chemical and bioprocess engineering, agri-food, agriculture, animal and human nutrition, marine and social sciences. The centre is a collaboration between University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Teagasc, National University of Ireland, Galway and University of Limerick and a variety of domestic and international industry partners, with Centre Operations located at UCD.

Applications are invited for the temporary post of Graduate Research and Training Coordinator within the BiOrbic Bioeconomy Research Centre. The successful candidate will work to ensure the smooth implementation of a training and skills development programme for the next generation of bioeconomy leaders. This role is student-facing and will involve a high level of support for the Centre's students who are funded by Science Foundation Ireland and other national and international funding agencies. The post holder and will coordinate BiOrbic's training activities for the Centre's 50+ graduate research students. This will include all administrative and training aspects of the Atoms to Products Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) programme. This new programme is funded by SFI and EPSRC and is forming a new generation of PhDs who are trained to embed sustainability into their work whilst having an understanding of the commercial needs of industry. The post holder will ensure smooth and effective implementation of this cutting-edge programme which is delivered in close collaboration with the University of Nottingham. The current CDT cohort is 5 PhD students, and 5 more students will be recruited to the programme annually for a total of 5 years.

The post is based at UCD with occasional travel required to other BiOrbic partners and to the University of Nottingham. BiOrbic supports flexible working and flexible arrangements can be discussed with the candidate.

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 range: €38,000 - €42,000 per annum
Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 12 August 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. Please apply via Work at UCD website.

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