Senior Research Co-ordinator (Research Grant Co-ordinator), Environmental Research Institute

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    University College Cork
    Environmental science
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    24/09/2021 12:00 - Europe/London
    Ireland › Cork


5 Years, Fixed-Term, Whole-time Post

Position Summary


The Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at University College Cork is an internationally recognised Institute for environmental and sustainability research dedicated to the understanding and protection of our natural environment and to developing innovative technologies, tools and services to facilitate a transformation to a zero carbon and resource efficient society. The Institute brings together over 400 environmental researchers from across science, engineering, business and humanities to address complex environmental challenges in a multi-disciplinary approach. The ERI incorporates a number of environmental research centres including the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine(MaREI), Aquaculture and Fisheries Development Centre, Centre for Cleaner Production and Promotion,Centre for Research on Atmospheric Chemistry ), Centre for Law and Environment, and the UN GEMS Water Capacity Development Centre.

The Environmental Research Institute wishes to recruit a Research Grant Co-ordinator. The appointee will work with the ERI Director, ERI Manager and the wider Institute management team with a reporting line to the ERI Manager. The ERI Research Grant Co-ordinator will have responsibility for leading the development, and implementation, of ERI strategy for national, EU and international research grant acquisition.  The person will establish and deliver an effective and efficient research funding support service to Institute PIs working with the relevant UCC Offices. The appointee will coordinate, write, review and submit grant proposals on behalf of the Institute, its research centres and PIs. The appointee will work with ERI PIs and Centres to acquire research funding to support strong, internationally leading multidisciplinary research themes. The creation of excellent research proposals from multi-disciplinary research teams, gathering and distribution of research funding intelligence, and building strong international research partnerships are key components of this role.

The role will involve close teamwork with members of the management and administration teams within the ERI and its constituent centres (including MaREI). Given the nature of the role, travel will be required both nationally and internationally.  The person will be based at the ERI Lee Road Building, but will be required to work across UCC campus and the ERI Beaufort Building, Ringaskiddy.

Role Summary

The purpose of the ERI Research Grant Co-ordinator role is to implement the 2018-2022 ERI strategy to significantly increase national, EU, and international grant funding acquisition and to contribute to the development of the subsequent strategy to ensure the Institute’s continued success. Working with UCC’s Research Support Services, the  Research Grant Co-ordinator, will support the Institute, its PIs and research centres in reaching targets relating to acquisition of research funding. The appointee will manage existing and new research funding awards and will monitor and evaluate funding application success rates.  The Research Grant Co-ordinator will have responsibility for informing Institute PIs and centres of funding opportunities pertinent to their research area. The identification of successful teams and consortia within the areas of expertise and competencies of the Institute is a key requirement for the role.  The candidate will support the ERI Management team in establishing strong national and international collaborations in ERI target research areas and identify opportunities for building external relationships and collaboration. The candidate will also ensure the implementation of existing international bi-lateral research initiatives with external partners in order to identify and realise mutually benefit global funding opportunities.

Post Duration: 5 Years

Salary: €62,688 p.a. (Personal Rate)

For an information package including further details of the post see https://ore.ucc.ie/. Job ID: 049772.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Paul Bolger, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 4901933; Email: p.bolger@ucc.ie .

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Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https://ore.ucc.ie/). Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to recruitment@ucc.ie, quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 24 September 2021. No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated.  As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff.  We encourage applicants to consult our policies at https://www.ucc.ie/en/edi/policies/ and initiatives at https://www.ucc.ie/en/edi/implementation/ and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.


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