The ADAPT Centre is looking to employ a Research Assistant in Project Management to facilitate the direction, coordination and governance of the Marie-Curie Doctoral Network ‘LegumeLegacy’ research programme. This role will involve working closely with the Irish and international partners, and the project’s cohort of 11 doctoral students, to manage the delivery of the research and training programme. The Research Assistant in Project Management will monitor the research work packages and oversee the timely and successful delivery of the doctoral training programme and research activities within the project. This will include tracking the research and training activities and mapping them against the schedules and budgetary roadmaps, and the organisation of research and training events for the project participants. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a leading edge programme that combines statistics and agriculture, and is focused on developing solutions for improved sustainability of farm practices. The successful applicant will be working with a multi-disciplinary and international team of experienced researchers and newly hired doctoral candidates. The position will also have a portion of its time dedicated to other research and industry projects within ADAPT’s Design & Innovation Lab (dLab).
LegumeLegacy is a new Marie-Curie Doctoral Network project with full title: ‘LegumeLegacy – Optimising multiple benefits of grass, legume and herb mixtures in crop rotations: modelling mechanisms and legacy effects’. This project is led by its Principal Investigator Professor Caroline Brophy of TCD and the ADAPT Centre, and brings together 14 partner institutions from across Europe and one Canadian partner. The Doctoral Network will hire and train 11 doctoral researchers and will implement a research programme aimed at improving the sustainability of farming across Europe. The doctoral researchers will be located in Ireland and across the partner institutions. The partners and the doctoral researchers will meet for research and training events 2-3 times annually during the project. The expertise of the project partners spans many disciplines, including statistics, ecology, agronomy, plant breeding and animal nutrition.
Based in the ADAPT Centre in Trinity College and reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Research Assistant in Project Management will
To assist the selection process, candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae and a Cover Letter (1x A4 page) via this link: https://forms.gle/ix7oRUeYd3fbQn5F7.
In their application, applicants should clearly address their project management experience in working on complex projects with a number of work packages with diverse teams and goals.
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