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Communications and Engagement Officer Vacancy

Published: Thursday, 15 April, 2021

The UCD Earth Institute is seeking a Communications and Engagement Officer to support the Institute's research community in enhancing the reach and societal impact of their work and in doing so help enhance the profile of the Institute, the University and environmental and sustainability research in general.

The UCD Earth Institute is the University's institute for environmental and sustainability research. The Institute has a membership of over 120 academics spanning 23 UCD Schools and has active links with a wide range of collaborators and stakeholders. It is home to state-of-the-art research laboratories in the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science and is a focal point for UCD's environmental research. It engages with researchers at all career stages and across disciplines including Biology, Business, English, Economics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Law, Computer Science, Geography, Agriculture, Archaeology, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Planning, Policy, Earth Sciences and many others. The Institute fosters interdisciplinary research within and beyond UCD through an active programme of events and activities designed to bring researchers together from these different disciplines, to start new conversations, spark new ideas and support new initiatives relating to research and education, policy and governance, innovation and enterprise, and engagement and society.

The Communications and Engagement Officer will be located in the UCD Science Centre and will provide practical support, tools and training to the Institute's research community to help them build relationships with relevant stakeholder groups, communicate their research findings and to maximise the impact of their work. The Communications and Engagement Officer will support a range of projects and platforms that look to facilitate citizen science, community and public engagement. The role will offer hands on support and work directly with researchers to build the external profile and engagement of research at the Institute.

For more details, please visit and search for the job reference number, 013208. All applications are due by 5 pm on May 5, 2021.