Senior Manager - Research Grants
iCRAG, the SFI Research Centre for Applied Geosciences is currently seeking a Senior Manager - Research Grants to help iCRAG deliver on its leveraged funding goals. iCRAG brings together a team of researchers representing the full geosciences spectrum from earth system (and climate) change to natural resources (water, raw materials, energy). Our research stretches from basic to applied with a clear focus on economic and societal impact. iCRAG is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund together with industry partners. The Centre is administered in UCD and represents a collaboration between UCD, TCD, NUIG, UCC, DIAS, Teagasc, GSI and MU, in addition to a variety of domestic and international industry partners.
Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer, the iCRAG Senior Manager - Research Grants will work closely with iCRAG management and iCRAG researchers and will be responsible for developing, managing and supporting iCRAG’s programme for leveraging funding from a broad range of sources. The successful candidate will have the responsibility for leading and managing cross-institutional research development with a significant focus on non-exchequer, non-commercial and philanthropic funding with a 6-year funding target of €18.5 million. The successful applicant will also be responsible for identifying opportunities and managing the submission of proposals for a wide variety of funding calls at both a national and particularly international level with a focus on Horizon Europe. The Senior Manager-Research Grants will have valuable insights and experience in EU proposals, award management and administration and this role requires an established track record in project and grant management. A key role of the Senior Manager-Research Grants will be to facilitate and support iCRAG researchers across the various institutions of the Centre in the development of competitive applications for international and national research funding. Knowledge of the comprehensive suite of funding schemes proposed for Horizon Europe and across the national funding landscape, excellent grant writing, communication and project management skills are a central requirement for the role.
Job description: Senior Manager- Research Grants
Salary range: 70,000 - 90,000 euro
Closing date: Extended to 23 April 2021
iCRAG Business Development Manager
iCRAG is now in its 2nd phase and is working to achieve a very ambitious set of industry cost-share Key Performance Indicator (KPI) targets. The Business Development Manager will play a central role in the development and implementation of the Centre’s business development strategy, with a particular focus on sustainability, and the expansion of activities in support of renewable energy and the green transition, raw materials, mineral exploration and the circular economy, geohazards and geotechnical engineering, transport and water resources, and evolving the business plan to support the expanding iCRAG investigator base and national footprint of 150+ academic investigators and eight institutional partners.
They will work with existing industry partners to identify opportunities to maintain and expand existing funding and will help identify and attract new industry partners to help fund iCRAG’s research activities. The role will also involve working closely with state agencies such as the Industrial Development Authority (IDA), Enterprise Ireland (EI), Geoscience Ireland (GI) (and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) where appropriate) to identify and attract companies to collaborate with the Centre. A critical element of the role will be liaison with iCRAG researchers to develop a deep understanding of on-going research programmes across the Centre, leading to the capability to communicate the iCRAG value proposition to external stakeholders and partners including new and non-traditional funders of geoscience research as diverse for instance as the IT and insurance industries. They will also play a key role in the coordination efforts around any industry facing events and meetings organised by the Centre. iCRAG’s Business Development Manager will also assist in the establishment of the Centre’s IP Sub-Committee, including coordination of key IP decisions, working with the Technology Transfer Officers of the Centre’s institutional partners to ensure maximum impact from the commercialisation of the Centre’s research results.
Job description: iCRAG Business Development Manager
Salary range: 55,000 - 73,700 euro
Closing date: Extended to 30 April 2021