Research Officer, Research and Innovation

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
€44,354 - €56,860 per annum
19 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Specified Purpose Appointment Covering Career Break (Estimated duration: 6 months) of a Research Officer within UCD Research and Innovation.

The Research Officer will join the Research Programmes Team within the UCD Research and Innovation unit. The key objective for the Research Programmes team is to facilitate and support UCD researchers in the development of competitive applications for national and international PI led research funding.

The Research Officer will play a key role in providing high level specific professional support to the research community at the early stages of the research project lifecycle. This includes the provision of professional support to researchers in the identification of the research funding pipeline, applying for research funding, and ensuring that all UCD's research submissions are highly enhanced, competitive and effective in securing funding. This will involve working in partnership with Schools, Colleges and Institutes and other central support units to ensure that the needs of the researchers are being met in a timely and effective manner with regard to funded research activity at UCD.

In addition, the Research Officer will act as the primary point of contact with the relevant funding agencies in order to design highly effective supports.

Focus of work:

The primary focus will be ERC applications development and submissions, with an emphasis on directly supporting the tier 1 candidate assistance model, roll-out of local support development, internal and external strategic initiatives, and strategic ERC recruitment. In addition, they will support recruitment-focused funding programmes (e.g., SFI FRL & Research Professorships) and targeted advanced feeder funding programmes that align with ERC (e.g., IRC Laureate, SFI-Royal Society University Research Fellowships). The additional staff member will also ensure appropriate cover for the calls and associated activities throughout the annual ERC cycle (see section b below). b) The proposed areas of responsibility are (with new additional items to those currently covered by the RPO indicated with *)

95 Administrative Officer II (2010) 2013 Salary Scale: €44,354 - €56,860 per annum

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 3rd October 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.

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

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