The Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) is supported under the SFI-HRB-Wellcome Biomedical Research Partnership, with matched funding from UCD. The fund exists to facilitate UCD researchers to overcome systemic barriers to career and network development within the University and beyond. The award will enable UCD investigators to optimize delivery of research outputs in areas of prioritized focus and enhance competitiveness for future funding from external agencies including the EU and the Wellcome Trust.
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. Investigator’s 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.
The post will also provide support recipients of the ISSF Mid-Career Stimulus and Diversification and Clinical Primer Schemes. The purpose of the Mid-Career Stimulus and Diversification Scheme is to support excellent midcareer researchers within whom were previously highly productive but whose activity has been impeded by radical post-recession changes in Irish research funding or has been lost as a result of extended leave, or indeed a combination of the two. This scheme enables academics to shape the academic field as a result of re-engaging with cutting-edge research. The Clinical Primer Scheme will allow successful earl-stage candidates an opportunity to work in a research environment, generating significant research outcomes that can be leveraged to pursue extramural funding. The scheme is intended to provide a launch pad for larger-scale continuation projects.
The role of the research project manager will be to enable these early to mid-stage researchers identify and secure extramural funding and/or high impact publications.
Further details here: Job Description DCRC
Application deadline: Friday 25th August at 5pm.