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Co-Centre Research Communications, Impact & Engagement Lead, School of Agriculture and Food Science

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£21,9.22 - £47,4783.36 per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Applications are invited for a Fixed Term (up to 31st Dec 2028) post of a Co-Centre Research Communications, Impact & Engagement Lead within UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science.

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 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.

The Co-Centre for Sustainable Food Systems is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic Communications & Impact Officer who will develop and implement a range of activities to support and embed impact across the Co-Centre.

Fixed Salary Scale: €50,000 - €55,000 per annum.

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

Closing date: 12:00 noon (local Irish time) on the 26th 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:


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.
As Ireland's largest university, with its great strength and diversity of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland through the study of people, society, business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as through research and innovation. 
Over the last decade UCD researchers have increased their annual number of papers in the international literature by 39% and have authored more than 34,000 papers in total. 56% of the papers were co-authored with researchers from more than 130 countries. These papers are cited by other researchers at a rate that is 73% above the world average.
Located within 4km's of Dublin city centre, the Belfield campus is a carefully landscaped, modern campus. Employees can avail of world class facilities and participate in a range of engagement activities.
There is a diverse range of staff at UCD, with employment opportunities frequently presenting themselves in the following areas:

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  • Laboratory
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Imagine yourself in a workplace with a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for all staff and students. UCD is committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly.
Learn more about equality and diversity in UCD, including our new Dignity & Respect Support Service.
Visit the Work at UCD page to explore further benefits of working at UCD and to apply for a role.

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