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Research Project Manager


UCD Conway Institute


The appointee to this post will provide administrative support to ongoing research activities and strategic planning initiatives at the UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre (DCRC) enabling DCRC strategy development in line with the institutional Personalised & Translational Medicine theme. The DCRC comprises a multidisciplinary research group with expertise in molecular cell biology, genetics, bioinformatics, pharmacology, human nutrition, systems biology, chemical pathology and clinical medicine. Investigators and research activity are based at the UCD Conway Institute, St Vincent’s University Hospital and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. DCRC researchers work closely with funding agencies and international collaborators in academia and industry.



• Experience of internationally competitive biomedical research, preferably to PhD level
• Previous experience in managing collaborative research projects
• Excellent oral communication skills, with the ability to present scientific ideas to a variety of audiences.
• An appreciation of the Irish research environment and in particular an appreciation of the operational issues arising in collaborative research environments.
• Excellent written communication skills – experience in driving successful grant proposals to completion.
• Experience in organising and managing conferences and workshops
• Excellent administrative and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent organisational and time management skills.
• Experience in managing budgets and preparing financial and scientific reports.
• Flexibility and capacity to work to deadlines
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator and Endnote, and generally computerliterate.
• Knowledge in the area of IP and commercialisation of research outputs.
• Capacity to collaborate with scientists, funding agencies, clinicians and industry.


• Experience writing large-scale EU grant proposals

Further Details

Salary: €42,000 - €48,000 per annum. Appointment on the above salary range will be dependent on qualifications and experience.
Full job description and online application via https://www.ucd.ie/hr/jobvacancies/ using UCD HR ref. no. 009555
Informal enquiries only to: Prof. Catherine Godson, Director, Diabetes Complication Research Centre [E: catherine.godson@ucd.ie; T: 01 7166731]

Closing Date

25 August 2017

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