Research Programme Manager

Tyndall National Institute
June 03, 2024
Offerd Salary:€68,554
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POB-59 Research Programme Manager

Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term

The Photonics Packaging and Systems Integration Group at the Tyndall Institute is recognised as a global leader in developing, prototyping and scaling to manufacturing advanced photonic and electronic packaging processes. This includes developing novel optical coupling, laser and electronic integration technologies. Among its many activities, the group hosts the European Photonics Packaging Pilot Line (PIXAPP) and the European Photonics Innovation Academy which is part of PhotonHub Europe. The group collaborates with multiple academic and industry partners worldwide, leading many large- scale projects involving multiple research partnerships.

To further grow and develop its research activities, the group invites applications for an exciting position as Research Programme Manager to manage all administrative, contractual and financial aspects of the group's research projects. This includes managing both large-scale publicly funded and private industry-funded projects. The position will involve directly supporting researchers in the group with the preparation of new project proposals and managing funded and ongoing projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing all funded projects, overseeing the coordination and submission of financial and budgetary information and management of reporting to funding agencies (e.g. European Commission, Enterprise Ireland, etc)
  • Lead group researchers regarding Tyndall's Financial Policy, Procedures and Systems in relation to expenditure on their grant-funded projects.
  • Champion group researchers in the preparation of competitive externally funded proposals, including liaising with funders, project partners and internal Finance and Legal Teams to prepare large-scale consortium proposals.
  • Encourage group researchers to prepare new industry project proposals and provide project management support for on-going industry funded projects.
  • Manage cash flow and projects spending to anticipate financial requirements through short term and long term or strategic planning in consultation with the Head of Group and Tyndall's Finance Team.
  • Manage, in collaboration with Tyndall's Finance Team, the preparation and submission of timely and accurate projects' financial data as required by funders.
  • Manage the Group's interaction with other internal Tyndall Departments (e.g. Human Resources, Legal, Procurement…)
  • Participate in education and public engagement activities, as required.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the Tyndall Quality Management system.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the required Health and Safety standards.
  • Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.
  • Essential Criteria

  • Postgraduate qualification in project management.
  • Typically 5 years' experience working within research finance.
  • Experience in championing the acquisition of large-scale EU-funded projects as consortium coordinator and partner.
  • Experience in managing financial and administrative aspects of EU-funded projects as consortium coordinator and partner.
  • Experience in providing direct mentoring to and support to research staff on financial and administrative matters.
  • Experience of developing and implementing contractual agreements ranging from industry to inter institutional agreements as they relate to finance, IP and overheads.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills to enable interpretation of data and data extraction from multiple financial data sources.
  • Experience of developing and delivering new strategic initiatives such as training programmes.
  • Experience working in a technology environment, either research or industry.
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills to ensure representation of the Group with funding agencies, brokerage events and consortium meetings.
  • Proven ability to work independently, as part of a team, and to interact with internal and external stakeholders from a range of disciplines.
  • Desirable Criteria

  • Evidence of creative skills/creativity
  • Experience in working within a photonics, electronics and semiconductor technologies environment.
  • Experience in funding diversification, including national and non-EU funding agencies.
  • Strong IT skills and experience of appropriate financial management systems and funding agencies reporting requirements and management tools.
  • Experience supporting complex industry projects with demanding timelines.
  • Experience preparing project statements of work, negotiating contracts and project costing.
  • Experience of public procurement policies and processes.
  • Demonstrates and supports a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Tyndall National institute has a proactive entrepreneurial culture and we welcome applications from candidates who possess entrepreneurial and creative skills/experience, including the creation of technology start-ups.

    Appointment may be made on the Grade 6A Admin II Scale (B). €68,554 - €86,838 per annum. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

    Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Peter O'Brien at [email protected]

    Closing date of applications is before 5pm (Irish Local Time) on Monday, 3rd June 2024.

    Application Instructions

    Please make sure to attach an up to date CV/Resume AND a brief motivation letter outlining how you meet the ‘Essential Criteria' for this role.

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    Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

    At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies.

    Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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