The post holder will be responsible for co-ordinating and supporting the diverse activities of
the Irish Cancer Society Collaborative Cancer Research Centre, BREAST-PREDICT, and will provide support to the Director and Management Board in carrying out their duties. BREAST-PREDICT is the first Irish Cancer Society Collaborative Cancer Research Centre. A key measure of success of this Collaborative Cancer Research Centre, is the generation of high-impact research outputs, and the ability to leverage large scale additional funding. To that end, the post holder will develop communication and outreach initiatives within the BREAST-PREDICT centre, in order to promote key outputs emerging from the Centre to a variety of audiences. Importantly, he/she will be involved in managing the Centre budget and implementing a sustainability strategy for the Centre, to secure its future beyond the current October 2018 time-frame.
The post holder will also be responsible for supporting the activities of the Director of the Conway Institute, in the day-to-day business of the Institute, and ensuring its future as a centre of research excellence nationally & internationally.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
In relation to BREAST-PREDICT:
Prepare scientific and financial annual reports
Organise project-level meetings.
Provide support to subcommittees as needed.
Maintain a dedicated website.
Liaise with the UCD Research Office and participating institutions.
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Manage and facilitate internal/external communications.
Co-ordinate external communications through the relevant channels, including
social media, website, newsletters and press releases of major findings.
Organise regular seminars and workshops.
Co-ordinate outreach activities aimed at highlighting ongoing developments in
breast cancer personalised medicine to promote public awareness and patient
Monitor the research activities of groups, track metrics and promote collaboration.
Oversee research budgeting and financial planning for the Centre.
Engage actively with external stakeholders & funding agencies to leverage additional
large scale funding for The Centre.
Develop and implement a sustainability & feasibility strategy to ensure the future of
the BREAST-PREDICT centre.
In relation to the Conway Institute:
Work closely with the Conway Director in the development of strategic research
initiatives and in monitoring performance
Engage actively in initiatives to successfully attract research funding and aid in the
bid of additional large-scale grants or Horizon 2020/industrial funding.
Work closely with the Conway communications team to promote and market the
Conway as a world-class research Institution.
Manage additional grants or projects as may be reasonably requested
Engage in appropriate training programmes.
Maintain the highest professional standards.
Undertake other such duties as may be reasonably requested, commensurate with
the nature and grade of the post.
2-3 years experience in biomedical or life sciences research
Previous experience in managing research projects
Excellent written communication skills – experience in writing publications and
successful grant proposals would be advantageous
Good administrative and interpersonal skills, excellent attention to detail required
Excellent oral communication skills, with the ability to present scientific ideas to a
variety of audiences
Proficient in Microsoft Office, and generally computer-literate
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Experience in managing budgets and preparing financial and scientific reports
Excellent written communication skills – experience in driving successful grant
proposals to completion.
Good administrative, organisational and time management skills.
Experience in managing budgets and preparing financial and scientific reports.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator and Endnote, and generally
MSc or PhD qualification would be an advantage
Knowledge in the area of breast cancer research
Previous experience in website design and maintenance
Experience in organising conferences and workshops
Knowledge in the area of IP and commercialisation of research outputs
Salary: €34,000 – €39,000 per annum
Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience
Closing Date: 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) 12th January 2018
Please apply via the UCD website at https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/ Position Ref 009949