Research work-flow coordinator, Chemistry

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
22 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
13 Dec 2021
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Research work-flow coordinator, within Chemistry. The Centre for BioNano Interactions (CBNI) is a leading European Centre for BioNano Interaction science, and draws together specialists from international Universities, institutes, and companies. The centre is a multi-disciplinary platform for nano engineered biology, nano therapeutics, nano diagnostics, and nano safety and is currently pioneering many of the new techniques and key developments in the arena. Within the research team young researchers are typically challenged at the frontier of research, combining diverse techniques from different areas of science, and are often trying to solve important problems that have not previously been successfully addressed. These may have current relevance to society that may need rapid translation into a useful outcome for society to benefit. Therefore, while excellence in research is key for the young researcher, for the Centre the immediate practical importance of the outcomes can mean that attention to detail in capturing, storing, checking large amounts of data becomes of critical importance. Extensive data sets are typically cross checked and independently verified by several researchers, and then subjected to detailed analysis within the administrative team. As the large amounts of data being generated are condensed into summary reports or publications by the researchers, it is necessary that the workflow between large data to summary reports be supported and monitored in detail by the administration team. The purpose is to facilitate key stakeholders researchers (from international scientific research, medical research and development, and sometimes commercial partners) easy access to trustable and verifiable data, so that the society can rapidly take up and translate the research. While the data does not typically involve formal regulatory approval in the first instance it has elements of that requirement. The Centre requires a work-flow coordinator who will interface between the administration and the operational scientific level in the laboratory, reporting to, and providing direct administrative support to the Director. While the successful candidate will be an experienced scientist, this is not a research-position, but it will be laboratory facing. The requirement is for exceptionally sound scientific, technical and organizational skills, a capacity to interface with early career researchers, who have the skills to do the research, but are new to the requirements for higher levels of data quality and data integrity. It could be an advantage if candidates have extensive laboratory experience in high throughout laboratory scenarios, such as DNA and RNA sequencing, advanced proteomics, imaging or others, and are now seeking to focus more in data management, than on the laboratory work. It will be of benefit if the candidate has an experienced authoritative technical and administrative voice, with the capacity to interact well with a wide variety of people from different cultural, business and scientific backgrounds. This is a very visible role within an extremely busy and challenging environment requiring a self-starter with a strong dynamic and optimistic perspective, and a capacity to complete tasks in a timely manner. Excellent inter-personal skills are essential. The CALIN project is part-funded by the ERDF through the Ireland Wales Programme 2014-2020. Salary Range: €35,000 - €50,000 per annum Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience. Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on the 13th of December 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.

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