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EU Research Project Manager, Biosystems and Food Eng

£39709.15 - £44888.61 per annum + pro rata
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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Applications are invited for a temporary post of a EU Research Project Manager within UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering.

The successful candidate will report to the Lead PI (Dr Ronald Halim) at UCD. Dr. Halim is a Funded Investigator in the SFI Research Centre, BiOrbic. The project manager will join the BiOrbic Operations team and be a member of the UCD Algae Group. BiOrbic is a Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre performing both blue skies and industry-focused research to build and support the development of Ireland's bioeconomy. The UCD Algae Group specialises in the development of novel science and technology in microalgae for integration in circular bioeconomy. Information about BiOrbic and UCD Algae group can be found in link 1 and link 2 respectively.

The successful candidate will assist Dr. Halim with all aspects of financial planning, administration, and management/coordination of SusAlgaeFuel. The Project Manager will be a key member of the management team and support the partners in adhering to the work-plan, its tasks, deliverables, and milestones over the four years of the programme. The postholder will be responsible for the on time financial and written reporting to the European Commission (EC) , event organisation, act as a contact point for the other EU partners, manage the project budget, and liaise with the EC.

Salary range: €46,000 - €52,000 per annum pro rata @ 0.5FTE
Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 12:00 noon (local Irish time) on 5th of June 2024.
Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 12:00 noon (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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