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Project Manager, Research Partnerships

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£57,292.54 - £66,948.77 per annum
Closing date
4 Mar 2024

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Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Project Manager, Research Partnerships in the UCD Research Administration unit.

We are seeking a to establish a new pilot role to support in developing and maintaining our external research partnerships. This new position entails coordinating and overseeing a portfolio of projects with a network of external entities, including universities, agencies, and industry partners. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing comprehensive project plans, establishing clear timelines, and managing budgets in collaboration with these partners, ensuring that all activities align with both our organisational objectives and the goals of our partners.

The Project Manager, Research Partnerships will manage communications, and closely monitor project progression and the fulfilment of agreed-upon deliverables. The role also demands proactive risk management and problem-solving to address any challenges that arise during collaborations. The ideal candidate will bring a combination of strong operational, communication, and leadership skills, underpinned by a solid understanding of project management practices. For the right candidate we are willing to consider full-time or part-time applications

95 Administrative Officer Ia\2013 (2010) Salary Scale: €66,369 - €77,555 per annum pro-rata

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

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 04.03.2024

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.


UCD is Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 37,000 students drawn from 152 countries, including over 4,500 students based at locations outside of Ireland. 
The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years; it is currently ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide.
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