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Public Engagement & Involvement Officer


Systems Biology Ireland


Applications are invited for the temporary part-time position of Public Engagement & Involvement Officer to support the development and implementation of education, public engagement (EPE) and public & patient involvement (PPI) activities in Systems Biology Ireland, UCD Conway Institute and UCD Charles Institute, as well as within other health-related disciplines across the wider university community.

The Public Engagement & Involvement Officer will play a key role in enhancing the Research Institutes international reputation and communicating the impacts arising from on-going research. The successful candidate will work closely with Institute Management, the research community and where applicable, external partners, to understand how these ambitions can be realised in each area.



• Relevant third level qualification, preferably in the life sciences.
• Ability to manage a diverse workload and deliver high quality completed projects to tight deadlines
• Proven experience in establishing, developing a diverse range of effective partnerships
• Experience of working within a complex organisation either in an education or health research setting
• Ability to represent UCD credibly and effectively and develop key external relations
• Excellent organisational, financial and administrative skills
• Strong analytical skills and sound judgment
• Excellent oral and writing skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Proven track record in the successful collation and management of information, particularly using relevant information technology
• Proven track record in reporting and evaluating project performance
• Event management skills
• Full, clean driving licence


• Ideally 2+ years relevant experience
• Expertise and/or a postgraduate qualification in Science Education or Science Communication
• Knowledge and experience of the coordination of projects engaging the public, patients or young people
• Experience in proposal design and development
• Experience of Marketing, PR, Social Media Marketing & Management

Further Details

Salary: €40,000 per annum pro-rata (€24,000 per annum part-time). 
For full job description and to apply online, see UCD Job Vacancies using UCD HR ref. no. 009610
informal enquiries only to Elaine Quinn, Institute Manager (Communications & Education) & UCD Site Director, Amgen Biotech Experience [E: elaine.quinn@ucd.ie]


Closing Date

04 September 2017

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