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Research Integration Coordinator

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Research Integration Coordinator

POSTED:November 12, 2021
LOCATION:Dublin City University
CLOSES:November 24, 2021
Duration:3 years
Reports to:Head of Research Strategy & Integration
Salary:€49,679 - €59,583
Closing Date:November 24, 2021

Role Profile

The ADAPT Centre is now seeking to appoint a Research Integration Coordinator to lead project management and administration activities across multiple research projects. The successful candidate will have significant scientific expertise as well as project management and communications skills and experience. The central role of the Research Integration Coordinator is to facilitate efficient management, and integration of ADAPT research projects through the application of project management and communications strategies, in addition to their scientific expertise. While the successful candidate will primarily coordinate platform projects there may be opportunities to become involved Spokes and NENC projects as well as platform projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support ADAPT Principal Investigators and Funded Investigators in the delivery and execution of specific programme objectives, deliverables and milestones within platform research
  • Encourage collaboration and information sharing across the Centre via initiatives such as research seminars and focussed scientific
  • Communicate research impact, progress and issues to PIs, Centre Management and Operations
  • Act as a knowledge, information and communications conduit between and across platform research strands, operations team members and spokes/commercialisation team on research progress and
  • Constantly maintain awareness of activities across ADAPT to enhance organisational efficiency through dissemination of ideas/technology/expertise across
  • Provide regular updates on research progress to Principal Investigators and Centre Management, alerting them to emerging technical issues or timeline
  • Manage and direct team communication strategies and systems, both within and across projects and
  • Work closely with ADAPT operations
  • Provide coordination of all research programme meetings (at all levels from full team to individual researchers) and ensure that appropriate notes and decisions are
  • Assist in the organisation of plenary ‘scientific meetings’ across ADAPT research strands and support cross-strand collaborative research and
  • Provide regular project progress reporting to Centre Management and Directors providing a high- level view of research progress against deliverables and milestones and flagging potential or emerging issues in
  • Alert Pis/Fis and Centre Management team to resource allocation
  • Assist in managing the tracking/reporting of project/programme
  • Contribute to the preparation of governance/annual/quarterly and metrics reports for each project and

Qualifications and Experience Essential Criteria

  • Candidates must have a Primary Degree or equivalent (NFQ Level 7) in an appropriate area plus 3 years’ relevant experience including significant science experience as well as project management experience.

Desirable Criteria

  • In addition, the ideal candidate will have:
  • Significant project management skills and experience.
  • A postgraduate degree (a PhD degree in an area related to Language Technology and/or recognised project management credentials would be highly advantageous).
  • Experience in project management and reporting of collaborative research projects including complete project life cycle pre and post award.
  • Experience working in a similar role in large scale, interdisciplinary, multi partner collaborations.
  • Experience in project management in an RD&I environment

Informal Enquiries in relation to this role should be directed to: Professor Andy Way, Deputy Director, ADAPT. Phone + 353 (0)1 700 5074 Email:

Application Procedure

  • Application forms are available from the DCU Current Vacancies website at (external applicants)

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