Project Officer

  • €47589
  • Contract
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 1 month ago

Our client in Dublin is looking for a Project Officer. The successful individual needs to have a background in administration of research e.g. be supporting a research ethics committee, a research office in a university, coordinate a very large study, be research administrator in a charity, or ideally working in a funding environment.  

Key responsibilities of the post:

The Project Officer will have a varied portfolio with a primary focus on supporting clinical trials. The appointee will work across a number of established and new schemes including funding for clinical trials, funding for clinical trials infrastructures and networks, the project grants scheme, and will work on implementation of the gender equality policy.


Schemes will include:

  • Definitive Intervention and Feasibility Awards
  • A new call for Clinical Trial Networks
  • A new call for Clinical Research Facilities
  • Investigator-Led Projects

Requirements: (Skills, knowledge & experience)

The Project Officer 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.


Formal requirements include:

  • A PhD in a relevant area such as clinical research, life sciences; OR a Master’s degree with at least three year’s appropriate research / professional experience. Experience in relation to clinical trials is highly desirable.
  • 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 and health services environment


Competencies include:

  • Excellent planning and organising abilities
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Ability 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

This is an excellent opportunity for an 11 month contract and to gain experience with a well-known Research company in Dublin.

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Anne Marie O'Connor