|Research fellow – Business Development Lead Coordinator – Applied Polymer Technologies
|Contract Type||Specific Purpose Contract – Expected Minimum Duration 2 Years|
|Location||Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest – Athlone Campus
This post will primarily be based at the location specified above, but from time to time may
require attendance at any of the TU campuses.
|Reporting to||Applied Polymer Technologies Manager or designate|
|Expected Start Date||01 November 2023|
|Competition Type||Open to all suitably qualified members of the public.
A panel may be formed from this competition.
Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) is Ireland’s third technological university and home to 15,000 students and a staff complement of approximately 2,000, full-time and part-time, across seven campuses in Athlone, Limerick, Thurles, Clonmel, and Ennis.
Established on October 1, 2021, TUS has a strong regional focus and is a key driver of development and investment across the Midlands and Midwest. The new networked university, linked by the River Shannon, borders on almost half of Ireland’s 26 counties and will provide unprecedented levels of access to higher education.
We are committed to developing a contemporary and vibrant technological university – a higher education TU that reflects the educational and economic needs of our region and the communities we serve. The new technological university will connect knowledge creation with industry partnerships to grow and support collaboration. The technological university will be the home of academic leaders, knowledge creators and cutting-edge researchers who will positively affect people’s lives now and in the future.
PRISM Research Institute
The PRISM (Polymers, Recycling, Industrial, Sustainability and Manufacturing) Research Institute, is an interdisciplinary research and innovation institute based in the Athlone campus of TUS. The PRISM Research Institute has a core focus on polymers, sustainability, drug delivery technologies, thermoplastic composites, product design, additive manufacturing, construction, renewable materials and biomedical polymers in addition to providing contract and bespoke testing for industrial partners. PRISM enables TUS to build on the Athlone Campus core competencies in polymer science and engineering and provides a significant focus for industry-academic collaborations in the Midlands Region and nationally. PRISM (formerly MRI) houses APT, Ireland’s Enterprise Ireland-funded Technology Gateway for polymer processing. Formally established in 2012, APT is continually ranked in the top two performing technology gateways in the country.
Applied Polymer Technologies
APT (Applied Polymer Technologies) Technology Gateway is co-financed by the Government of Ireland and the European Union through the ERDF Southern, Eastern & Midland Regional Programme 2021-27. APT was created to focus on the Irish plastics sector with particular emphasis on multiple technology themes. The mission of the APT Ireland Gateway is “to support the development of innovative, high-value polymer and plastics products, which will increase the global competitiveness of Irish-based plastics and polymer companies, increase export opportunities and ultimately lead to increased revenues and employment across key industry sectors including Sustainability, Packaging, MedTech and Greentech”.
Polymer technology is a growing industry in Ireland with the number of companies rising to 230 who boast an annual turnover of €2.1 billion. This has driven strong jobs growth of 7.7% in the past couple of years with 7,000 now working across Ireland with major hubs in Athlone, Limerick, Galway, Sligo, Dublin, Cork and Waterford. The high-tech polymer industry is a driver of innovation in the MedTech, ICT, biopharma, agri-food and automotive sectors. As well as being an industry of regional significance, the polymer sector is making a global impact with 77% of sales exported worth €1.62 billion annually.
|The Role||This role will be in a core position to ensure a steady stream of existing and potentially new clients to APT’s Centre for Industrial Services and Design. The Business Development Lead will be working as part of a wider APT team to oversee the implementation and completion of all projects within APT and introduce new Business Development strategies and tracking systems.|
|Hours||37 hours per week excluding rest breaks|
|Annual Leave||27 days per annum.|
|Salary||Level 3 SFI salary scale currently €60,412 – €65,828
The starting pay on appointment is dependent on funding availability and experience.
The rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy.
For further information and informal enquiries about the position, please contact Dr Noel Gately, APT Centre Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Human Resources Department at email@example.com
The successful candidate will benefit from:
In addition to the minimum qualifications, it may be necessary to introduce further shortlisting criteria. Therefore, candidates may be shortlisted based on qualifications and suitable experience, based on details given on the application form.
We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race, or membership of the traveller community.
Only on-line e-recruitment application forms will be accepted.
TUS staff who wish to apply must apply via the ESS system.
TUS is an equal opportunities employer, working towards creating and sustaining an inclusive environment which promotes equality, embraces diversity and is committed to work-life balance policies for all.
Canvassing will disqualify.
The Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway Programme is co-financed by the Government of Ireland and the European Union through the ERDF Southern, Eastern & Midland Regional Programme 2021-27 and the Northern & Western Regional Programme 2021-27.
|Personal Data||All personal data provided will be handled in accordance with the Data Protection Policy and Privacy Statements.
Caractéristiques de l'emploi
|Catégorie emploi||Enseignement et recherche scientifique|