Public Engagement in Research Officer, UCD School of Medicine (12 months, 1.0 FTE with the possibility of extension)
HR Reference No. 012009
Applications are invited for the position of Public Engagement in Research Officer to support the development and implementation of education and public engagement (EPE) activities in Systems Biology Ireland, and UCD Conway Institute.
The Public Engagement in Research 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. The successful candidate will lend support to existing initiatives including:
The Amgen Biotech Experience programme, which focuses on professional development for secondary school teachers; enabling them to (a) keep pace with scientific advances and technologies and (b) to introduce their students to the latest scientific discoveries.
The UCD Welcome ISSF award, an aspect of which focuses on developing a formalised approach to public & patient involvement (PPI) in research within UCD in order to enable the development of policy and process change within the University to ensure public engagement is recognised and supported.
The Public Engagement in Research Officer will need to have excellent interpersonal skills, be highly motivated, self-driven, and have proven ability to act on his/her own initiative. He/she will need to have experience in cultivating and managing effective stakeholder relationships. Applicants should have proven project management skills; be capable of managing a diverse workload and have the ability to deliver high quality work to tight deadlines. Excellent communication, administrative and organisational skills are necessary. The role will require some travel to deliver training and events.
Salary: €40,000 per annum.
Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 9th December 2019