Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed term position as an Industry Research & Development Liaison with Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the proceeds of ICHEC’s Industry Engagement programme, and will be based in the ICHEC Dublin offices. The position is available from 1st June 2013 until contract end date of December 2015.
Job Description: This new position will play a major role in developing ICHEC’s programme of industry R&D engagement. This programme, started in 2010, saw ICHEC engage successfully with both MNCs and SMEs for the delivery of pre-competitive research collaborations and consultancy services. ICHEC’s engagement is mostly based around the application of novel computing solutions and platform technologies to the business and enterprise world and semi-state sector. ICHEC’s strength relies on a broad combination of expertise including:
The role of the Industry Research & Development Liaison will be to apply this unique combination of skills and knowledge to improve the competitiveness of Irish SMEs and MNCs, and thus make a significant contribution to economic development. More specifically, he/she will need to identify opportunities for engagement, approach prospective industry or semi-state partners and negotiate with them the terms of our engagement. ICHEC have traditionally assisted Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland client companies whenever invited to do so. The target is to generate €2.3m of revenues by December 2015.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have a track record in a research and development environment and a strong record in creative problem solving (for possible application of novel technologies to both industry and/or the public sector) is essential. Applicants must have a degree, and a post graduate degree in a relevant area such as science & engineering, mathematics or computer sciences, or equivalent professional experience. The ideal candidate would have experience in business development or technology transfer in a technological area. Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new products, and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills. Prior experience in business development or technology transfer in a technological area is also highly desirable. Experience of interacting with Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland would be an advantage; a good knowledge of their policy in relevant areas is equally desirable.
Salary Range: : €58,991- €77,489 per annum (public sector pay policy pertaining to new entrants will apply).
Starting Date: Positions is available from 1st June 2013.
Further information about ICHEC can be found at http://www.ichec.ie
For information on research at NUI Galway see Research at NUIG
To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent via email (in Word or PDF format only) to recruit or by post to Ms. Rose Lalor, ICHEC, the Tower, Trinity Technology Enterprise Campus, Dublin 2.Please put reference number NUIG-28-13 in subject line of e-mail application.
Please note that interviews will be held in Dublin
Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Monday 29th April 2013.
National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.
Please refer to the specific advertisement for application procedure. Generally, applicants should send a letter of application along with a full CV including the names of three referees.
Applications should be submitted by e-mail to .