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Co Centre Research Programme and Funding Manager, griculture, Food Science and Human Nutrition

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£47,007.87 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Co Centre Research Programme and Funding Manager within UCD Agriculture, Food Science and Human Nutrition.

The Co-Centre for Sustainable Food Systems encompasses a research programme of oriented basic and applied research in the areas of science, technology, engineering and social sciences across three jurisdictions - the Republic of Ireland (ROI), Northern Ireland (NI) and Great Britain (GB) - with the aim of directly assisting the development and competitiveness of industry, enterprise and employment across the Island of Ireland (IOI). In collaboration with four GB partners, the Co-Centre will build on the shared objectives of nine leading agri-food educational and research institutions on the IOI to develop a robust, resilient and sustainable food system that meets changing consumer demands. The Co-Centre for Sustainable Food Systems will build cooperation and consensus to develop an agri-food sector that underpins the all-Island economy. The Co-Centre will foster R&I to accelerate radical transitions towards a more environmentally and economically sustainable and transparent agri-food sector.

Reporting to the Co-Centre Manager, the Co-Centre Research Programme and Funding Manager will work closely with the Co-Centre Manager in supporting and managing the Co-Centre's research programme. In addition, the successful applicant will identify opportunities and manage the submission of proposals for funding calls at both a national and international level. They will have responsibility for developing and executing the Co-Centre research funding diversification strategy with a priority focus on non-exchequer, non-commercial (NENC) funding streams. The Research Programme and Funding Manager will sit on the Research Programme and Research & Industry Funding Sub-Committees and will report on targets, deliverables and will evaluate progress in line with the Co-Centre's funding objectives.

Salary: €54,455 per annum

Closing date: 12:00 noon (local Irish time) on 30th of May 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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