Research Operations Director, UCD

12 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2022
University College Dublin
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Temporary post (Up until 31st December 2026) of a Research Operations Director within the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

The decarbonisation of the Energy System will play a vital role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and help mitigate the impacts of Climate Change. The technical and societal challenges inherent in decarbonisation are set to be enduring challenges of the mid-21st century and ones that will require a whole of society approach, encompassing academia, industry, government, and citizens.

NexSys is a newly established All Island SFI Strategic Partnership Programme focussed upon the transition to a net zero carbon energy system. It is a unique partnership bringing together a multidisciplinary research team, industry, and policy makers to tackle fundamental research questions to be addressed as part of the transition to net Zero. Hosted by UCD Energy Institute, NexSys brings together academics from nine institutions across the Island of Ireland (UCD, TCD, DCU, ESRI, Maynooth University, UCC, NUI Galway, Ulster University and Queen's University Belfast) to work together to meet the unprecedented scale and complexity of the challenges associated with the energy transition. Reporting to the Director of NexSys (Prof Andrew Keane), the Operations Director will manage all operational functions of the programme including finance, human resources, reporting, administration, and management.

This is a full-time role, where the Operations Director will form part of the NexSys Executive Management Group, working closely with the NexSys Principal Investigators (PIs) and the Development Director to ensure programmatic milestones are reached.

Salary Range: €85,000 - €103,000 per annum* *

Salary offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 28th January 2022

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. Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

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