Research Support Officer - 2 Positions, MaREI Centre, Environmental Research Institute

University College Cork


June 27, 2022


Research Support Officer - 2 Positions, MaREI Centre, Environmental Research Institute

1 year 6 months, Fixed-term, Whole-time Posts

Position summary

MaREI is a key research centre within UCC's Environmental Research Institute (ERI), which is an internationally recognised Institute for environmental research dedicated to the understanding and protection of our natural environment and to developing innovative technologies, tools and services to facilitate a transformation to a zero carbon and resource efficient society. The MaREI Centre is an SFI funded research centre headquartered in the ERI and includes 13 other Universities and Third Level Institutes from across Ireland, has 50 industrial partners and has accumulated research funding of approximately €60m. It combines the expertise of a wide range of research groups and industry partners, with the shared mission of solving the main scientific, technical and socio-economic challenges across the climate, energy and marine spaces. MaREI is also funded by SEAI, EI, EPA, ERDF, EU, HEA, Marine Institute, DCCAE and IRC, as well as through contributions from our industry partners. Researchers in the MaREI Centre have over 30 years of experience in conducting fundamental and applied research supported by competitively won national and international funding, and commercial contracts with government agencies and industry. MaREI's strengths lie in the multi- disciplinary nature of its research teams, allowing it to combine insights across areas such as MRE Technologies, Materials & Structures, Observations & Operations, Coastal & Marine Systems, Bioenergy, Energy Policy & Modelling and Renewable Energy Management.

UCC in conjunction with SEAI is seeking to recruit a Research Support Officer – Project Development Officer to work with the appointed Programme Manager on all aspects of the offshore renewable energy programme but primarily focusing on collaborative projects, communications and research support.

The Offshore Renewable Energy programme supports, promotes and enhances the development of the ocean energy sector within Ireland and, to facilitate this, applicants should note that the position will be based in the SEAI's office in Dublin. The programme is operated by SEAI in partnership with a number of relevant organisations including UCC, the Marine Institute and SmartBay Ireland. The programme is aligned to the actions set out in the Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan (OREDP) and the Climate Action Plan (CAP) and is funded by the Department of Communication, Climate Action and Environment.

Job Function: Support the Programme Manager on the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Programme in delivering key project management and communication requirements for EU, policy and research funding projects.

Project Title: AFLOWT (Accelerating market uptake of Floating Offshore Wind Technology)

Post Duration: 1 year 6 months

Salary: €45,000 p.a. (Personal Rate)

For an information package including further details of the post see https: //

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr. Jimmy Murphy, Senior Lecturer; Email: .

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https: // Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Monday, 27 June 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at https: // www. and initiatives at https: // www. and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.


Contact Person : Dr. Jimmy Murphy Contact Email : Job ID : 057831 Contact Number : Close Date : 27-Jun-2022 12:00

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