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Research Support Officer, Infant Centre

University CollegeCork€61,000 per yearTemporary

18 Month, Fixed-Term, Whole-time Post

Position summary

The INFANT Research Centre was established in 2013 and is dedicated to maternal and child health research. The overarching vision of INFANT is to advance maternal and child health translational research and to place Ireland to the forefront of this field. INFANT is hosted by University College Cork (UCC), co-located in CUH and CUMH and is focused on delivering scientific excellence and impact through a range of activities in academic, translational and commercial areas. The INFANT team is a diverse group of clinicians, scientists, engineers who are supported by selected industry partners, international collaborators and business and regulatory advisors. INFANT has over 100 staff, a funding portfolio of over €45M and collaborates with over 40 industry partners and over 50 international academic Institutions. The Centre is funded by a range of national and international funding agencies, EU, industry and philanthropy.

IPIC is one of Science Foundation Ireland’s twelve world-leading large-scale research centres, established to deliver economic impact for Ireland. Our mission is to deliver excellence in photonics research and advance & miniaturise photonics integration science in order to develop leading edge technologies and products, especially in the areas of Information Communications Technology (ICT) and Health. This includes:

  • Revolutionising the speed of data transfer for the continued growth of the internet
  • Delivering new smart medical devices for improved patient outcome
  • Developing highly compact instrumentation for point-of-care diagnostics and wearable devices

With a global photonics market worth over €350 billion and projected to reach over €600 billion by 2020, IPIC is focused on producing micro- and nanoscale optoelectronic systems tailored to the needs of our industry partners. IPIC’s world-class research team aims to deliver fully integrated solutions to companies, which will increase economic activity, drive job creation and develop technologies which will significantly improve all of our day to day lives. IPIC brings together a full research value chain through our integrated research team who has expertise spanning quantum dots and biophotonics; integrated photonic and microelectronic circuits; and fully packaged photonic systems. With researchers at the Tyndall National Institute, Cork Institute of Technology, Dublin City University, University College Cork and 20 industry partners we will continue to grow our research programme in order to develop the next generation of photonics devices which will benefit us all.

In a joint collaboration, INFANT and IPIC are now accepting applications for a Research Support Officer to lead the commercial development of the FetalSafe Project. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed term position as a Research Support Officer with expertise in commercializing technology and in high-tech start-ups, to work as the Commercial Lead on an Enterprise Ireland funded project at University College Cork, Ireland. This position is available from 1 August 2021 for 18 months.

The Commercial Lead and Technical Lead will collaborate intimately to achieve Project Outcomes.

Post Duration: 18 Months

Salary: €61,000 p.a. (Personal Rate)

Project: FetalSafe Project

For an information package including further details of the post see Job ID: 048291

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Fergus McCarthy INFANT Centre, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 4920609; Email:

The closing date for applications is Friday the 6th of August 2021

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