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EU Research Development Officer

Dublin City University - Research and Innovation Support

Location: Dublin - Ireland
Salary: €50,302 to €68,025 or £42,815.30 to £57,900.50 (converted salary*)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th September 2021
Closes: 22nd October 2021


Dublin City University  is a young, ambitious and vibrant University, with a mission ‘to transform lives and societies through education, research, innovation and engagement’. Known as Ireland’s ‘University of Enterprise and Transformation’, it is committed to the development of talent, and the discovery and translation of knowledge that advances society and the economy. DCU is the Sunday Times Irish University of the Year 2021. 


The EU Research Development Officer will provide expert advice and guidance in the preparation of EU research funding applications, primarily in the Horizon Europe Programme. Through liaison with relevant colleagues the individual will deliver a strategy to help the University substantially increase its level of participation in EU Framework Programmes and will provide strategic support for developing EU research activity across the institution. This function is envisaged be a key support for the DCU strategy for the Horizon Europe Programme (2021-2027).

Duties and Responsibilities

Include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assisting individual researchers and research groups in assessing particular EU funding calls, providing specialist advice on the presentation and content of proposals (utilising knowledge of funder requirements and expectations) and guiding applicants in relation to EU research application procedures.
  • Designing and delivering EU training, briefings and information sessions to a wide variety of researchers and developing and maintaining good practice guides and templates to assist applicants in drafting proposals.
  • Sourcing, reviewing and disseminating published and unpublished information on EU research funding opportunities and maintaining specialist knowledge of current and future EU policies and strategy to inform University research planning.
  • Engaging with senior staff, on the basis of analysis and evaluation of individual Work Programmes and other EU funds, to set priorities for EU funding development.
  • Establishing and maintaining communications with the national EU network and other national groupings to increase knowledge of EU opportunities and to promote the University’s research strengths and interests.



  • A primary degree or equivalent
  • A minimum of three years’ relevant experience within a higher education, research funding or similar environment.
  • Detailed knowledge of current EU funding
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills


  • PhD degree
  • Proven track record in EU research support, proposal development, and grant writing
  • Experience in the initiation and development of multi-institutional and international collaborative research proposals

Closing Date: Friday 22nd of October 2021

For more information on DCU and benefits please visit: Why work at DCU?

Application Procedure:

Application forms are available from the DCU Current Vacancies website at

Applications should be submitted by e-mail with your completed application form to

Please clearly state the role that you are applying for in your application and email subject line: Job Ref #BC210905 European Research Development Officer.

Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer. 

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