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BiOrbic Research Funding Officer, School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£43,162.12 - £47,478.34 per annum
Closing date
19 Dec 2023

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Applications are invited for a temporary full-time or part-time post of a BiOrbic Research Funding Officer within UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science.

Reference no - 016715

BiOrbic SFI Bioeconomy Research Centre is seeking a Research Funding Officer to assist with National funding calls and philanthropic engagement.

As Research Funding Officer you will have responsibility for supporting BiOrbic's researchers to apply for and successfully secure exchequer funding. Specifically, you will identify opportunities and coordinate national funding bids. Particular emphasis will be placed on SFI Challenge funding calls, Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund and large national funding grants of strategic importance to the centre. In addition, the Research Programme Officer will support researchers to seek philanthropic funding including developing, managing and implementing a research funding strategy dedicated to supporting philanthropic engagement.

The Centre has ambitious funding targets, and this will be a key focus of the role. The Research Programme Officer will work under the direction of the Research Funding Manager, to ensure all key performance indicators and cost share targets are met. This role will require active engagement in national and international networks and programmes.

You will also support delivery of the Centres research programme through coordination of the Centre's data management activities as well as research integrity and established open science protocols.

BiOrbic is Ireland's national bioeconomy research centre performing challenge-based research, including both blue skies and industry focused research to build and support the development of Ireland's bioeconomy. BiOrbic is an SFI Research Centre bringing together a team of researchers from across Ireland and across a range of disciplines including biotechnology, systems and synthetic biology, chemistry, chemical and bioprocess engineering, agri-food, agriculture, animal and human nutrition, marine, business and social sciences.

Salary range: €50,000 - €55,000 per annum (pro-rata - if part-time)

Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 19th December 2023

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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