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Institute of Technology Tralee

Scientific Project Manager

Institute of Technology Tralee

  • Kerry
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  • Fixed term contract
  • Updated 25/10/2017
  • Human Resources
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We are looking for a highly motivated, Scientific Project Manager to join the research team at Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre. The successful candidate will manage and contribute to the on-going research projects at Shannon ABC.


The post holder will support, advise and manage researchers currently engaged on industry focussed projects. It is essential that the post holder can take a research brief, develop a testing regimen based on this, and manage delivery of the project. The successful candidate will also contribute to smooth running of the laboratory to include laboratory management, coordination of activities and consumable ordering and act as a contact point for a number of postdoctoral scientists and research assistants. The post is initially offered on a 12-month basis with potential for extension. 

The post holder will work collaboratively with the Centre Manager, Scientific Co-ordinator and Principal Investigators to ensure continuity and successful management of the Shannon ABC and on-going projects.

Essential criteria

  • A minimum of an M.Sc. in a biological science discipline with at least 3 years post qualification experience
  • Significant tissue cell culture, cell biology and related assay expertise.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to design and deliver cell culture based projects

Desirable criteria

  • Ph.D. in a biological science discipline with at least 2 years post qualification experience
  • Experience in the development of cell culture models to support applied research
  • Experience in a range of cell culture models including, but not limited to, skin relevant and immunomodulatory models.
  • Knowledge or experience of measuring the biological impact of bioactive compounds
  • Supervisory or management experience
  • Industrial R&D collaboration experience
  • Experience in business development/industry engagement

The post holder will fulfil any additional duties as deemed necessary such as resource management, technical reporting, supervision of associated research staff and postgraduate student mentoring. 

Successful candidates must be able to start within one month of receipt of offer.


A salary scale will apply to this position, starting at €37,750 up to a maximum of €44,930 dependent upon experience.

Application Procedure

All application to be made online at


This post is located in the Shannon ABC laboratories at the Institute of Technology Tralee.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries ONLY may be addressed to:

Dr. Tim Yeomans , Shannon ABC Centre Manger  

Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 27th October 2017

 Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted


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