Research Support Officer

Maynooth (IE)
31 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Maynooth University
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Maynooth University (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) is the fastest growing university in Ireland with over 10,000 students and outstanding research and scholarship in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. The university is now entering a new and exciting phase of its development, with a new strategic plan centred on further enhancing our academic programmes, providing a distinctive student experience of the highest quality, focusing our research activities on a small number of priority themes, and further internationalising the university. To support this development, the university is seeking to recruit outstanding academics, with a strong track record of research and teaching, to the following position:

Research Development Office
Research Support Officers x2

The Research Development Office (RDO) provides an important administrative support to the Research Community at Maynooth University. It is the main office responsible for implementing the research strategy as outlined in the Maynooth University Strategic Plan.

The RDO’s remit includes: assistance  to faculty in locating  and securing  funding for research; management of the Research Information System (RIS); development and implementation of research- related policies; provision of research-related information, communications / publicity; coordination of institutional bids for large-scale funding; coordination of University Research Ethics Committees; development and promotion of research culture and other miscellaneous research-related activities and projects.

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued.  

We are seeking to recruit a professional with experience of research grant proposal administration, research administration, communications or research development. Potential candidates may have gained their experience in government, industry or third level education sectors. The candidate will support pre-and post-award functions relating to externally funded research in particular the National agencies and Horizon 2020. The successful candidate will assist members of the academic community to source external funding opportunities, facilitate the preparation of proposals and the negotiation and management of contracts. In addition, we are seeking one candidate with skills suitable to promoting research to a wider audience and working with academics in developing their dissemination and outreach skills. It is expected that this candidate will work closely with the Communication’s Office in developing a Maynooth University Strategy for increasing research profile.

For further details including full comprehensive job description please see the Maynooth University vacancies page at: