Research Support Officer – Project Manager
Posted : 20 May 2022
Closes : 24 June 2022
Location : University College Cork

Research Support Officer-Administration (Project Manager), Insight Centre for Data Analytics
3 Years 6 Months, Fixed-Term, Whole-time Post

Position summary

Applications are invited for the post of Research Support Officer-Administration (Project Manager) to join the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, based at the School of Computer Science and Information Technology, University College Cork, Ireland. The position holder will work as project manager on the Horizon Europe project AI4Europe: An AI-on-demand platform to support Research Excellence in Europe (50%) and work on administrative and project support to the Director of Insight Centre for Data Analytics (50%).

The Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring that best practice project management, financial management and reporting procedures are adopted and all documents, reports and deliverables are of high quality, compliant with project objectives and aligned with contractual deliverables for the AI4Europe Project. The Project Manager will work closely with AI4Europe consortium partners and the EU Commission, as well as with project stakeholders across Europe. The Project Manager will manage the collection, collation, storage, and submission of AI4Europe reports, making sure that the reports are prepared on time and according to the guidelines of Horizon Europe and University College Cork financial processes and procedures. The Project Manager will also apply 0.5FTE of the role to administrative and project support to the Director of the Centre.

About Insight

The Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics ( is an SFI funded Research Centre that brings together researchers from University College Dublin, NUI Galway, University College Cork, and Dublin City University, as well as other partner institutions, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), University of Limerick (UL), Maynooth University (MU) and Tyndall National Institute. It creates a critical mass of more than 400 researchers from Ireland’s leading ICT clusters to carry out research on a new generation of data analytics technologies in a number of key application domain areas, such as Health and Human Performance, Smart Communities, Internet of Things, Enterprise and Services and Sustainability and Operations.

About AI4Europe

Europe is implementing an AI strategy that seeks to create a research environment characterised by scientific excellence and consistent with the fundamental ethical values of its citizens. Part of this strategy foresees the consolidation of ongoing research activities through the creation and maintenance of an AI on-demand platform that will act as a community resource for the research community, facilitating experimentation, knowledge sharing and the development of state-of-the-art solutions and technologies. AI4Europe builds on the work of AI4EU and multiple supporting projects (ICT-48/ICT-49), creating an open, impartial, and collaborative platform, built by the European research community according to their needs. Equipped with the necessary hardware, the platform will offer interoperable services, data, and tools from several related communities and provide solutions to facilitate research productivity, reproducibility, and collaboration. The project will establish and support mechanisms to foster exchange between academia and industry and ensure the platform reaches out to and engages with the next generation of researchers and those in widening countries. The project will develop and implement a business model that will ensure the long-term technical and financial structures providing sustainability for the platform beyond the lifetime of the project. AI4Europe will support the community to create a tool that will help position Europe as the place where the very best AI research is conducted.

Post Duration: 3 years 6 months

Salary: €45,722 p.a. (Personal Rate)

Project: AI4Europe

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence Professor Barry O’Sullivan, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 4205951; Email:

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 24 June 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at and initiatives at and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.


Contact Person: Professor Barry O’Sullivan
Contact Email:
Job ID : 056671