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Communications Officer, I-Form Centre within School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£34,529.70 - £36,256.18 per annum
Closing date
11 Mar 2024

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Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Communications Officer, I-Form Centre within UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

I-Form, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, was established by Science Foundation Ireland with a mission to shape the future of manufacturing through high-impact research into the application of digital technologies to materials processing. The Centre is applying developments in digital technologies to materials processing in order to improve understanding, modelling and control of the manufacturing process, thus increasing the competitiveness of Irish industry. I-Form brings together expertise in materials science, engineering, data analytics and cognitive computing. One of our key materials processing demonstrators is the area of Additive Manufacturing (or 3D printing), which has the potential to disrupt traditional manufacturing and create new and individualised products in areas such as medical devices, aerospace and pharmaceuticals. I-Form operates in close collaboration with a network of companies, as well as leading manufacturing research centres from around the globe. I-Form has a multi-disciplinary team of over 100 PhD and Post-Doctoral researchers. The Centre is hosted in University College Dublin with partners and researchers based in Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin, Maynooth University, University of Galway, Atlantic Technological University, NIBRT and the South Eastern Technological University.

I-Form is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic Communications Officer to develop and implement the Centre's communications strategy, including the coordination of all communication and media activities for the Centre. Reporting to the Centre Manager, the successful applicant will work closely with the rest of the Operations team to support the successful delivery of the Centre's goals. The role offers an opportunity to shape key messaging for this the research centre, which is at the forefront of an exciting new technological wave in manufacturing.

I-Form is supported in part by a research grant from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) under Grant Number 21/RC/10295\P2.

Salary Range: €40,000 - €42,000 per annum.

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

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 11th March 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.

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


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