Admin Role in a Health Related Discipline

  • €46000
  • Contract
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

**13- Month Contact Available**

This positions offers a great opportunity to work in Ireland’s leading health research funder. You will gain valuable experience and insight into the full pre-award grant process, from development of a scheme through call launch, peer review, panel funding decisions and pre-contract negotiation.

The team of who you will be working along side allocates over €40 million per annum to projects, fellowships, networks and centres through a process of competition and peer review. They manage an awards portfolio of over 400 awards, with a value in excess of €250 million. You will be expected to support the work of this team as required and may therefore be assigned to different teams depending on need.

The duties for this role includes:

  • Agreeing dates, budgets, key actions and deadlines for initiatives.
  • Supporting the development of new initiatives
  • Acting as a point of contact for public reviewers
  • Delivering public reviewer training
  • Matching public reviewers to application
  • Extract feedback from all stakeholders of the public review process
  • Updating and Finalising documentations
  • Developing calls on the client’s online grant submission system
  • Generating frequently asked questions (FAQ’s)
  • Interaction with other national and international agencies on joint funding arrangements and new initiatives
  • Responding to all queries from applicants and host institutions
  • Co-ordinating eligibility checks for the grant applicants
  • Taking the lead role in identifying and securing appropriate peer reviewers (including training and mentoring of external support staff, where appropriate, and ensuring that the necessary performance is delivered)
  • Coordinating the selection committee members (and Chair) based on understanding of range of applications within a call and match with expert skills
  • Co-ordinating, attending and recording proceedings of committee meetings
  • Collating and editing feedback for applicants
  • Negotiating and revision of award budget, milestones, deliverables and any other special conditions for inclusion in contracts
  • Supporting activities such as grant workshops, launches and events
  • Contributing to the website, press releases, publications and other promotional activities.

Requirements: (Skills, knowledge & experience)

Formal requirements include:

  • A PhD in a relevant area such as health services research, social sciences, life sciences; OR a Master’s degree with at least three year’s appropriate research / professional experience
  • Knowledge of research management, governance, funding, evaluation and policy issues
  • High degree of computer literacy, including knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and experience of databases
  • Knowledge of national health research, and of the Irish academic, health services and health policyenvironment

Competencies include:

  • Excellent planning and organising abilities and attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadline and to effectively manage priorities
  • Problem analysis and resolution skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A high degree of self-motivation and professional integrity
  • An ability to effectively communicate the vision and values of the HRB
  • Ability to work well in a team and on own initiative

You will interact closely with the academic and healthcare research community and should therefore have a strong interest in and understanding of these environments. Research experience is essential but it is important to note that this is an administrative role and not a research role.

If interested, please apply today!!

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