PMO-25 Education and Public Engagement Officer (IPIC)
Contract: Full Time/ Fixed Term
The Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC) at Tyndall National Institute seeks an imaginative and enthusiastic Education and Public Engagement (EPE) Officer. We are a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre that brings together over 200 researchers from the Tyndall National Institute, Cork Institute of Technology, Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork to develop new light enabled technologies. Our work focuses on developing the next generation of highly-compact and miniaturised photonics technologies in order to tackle some of society’s greatest challenges, including revolutionising the speed of data transfer for the continued growth of the internet, delivering new smart medical devices for improved patient outcome and developing instrumentation for point-of-care diagnostics and wearable devices.
Science and technology plays an increasingly important role in society, while Ireland has in recent years become a leader in numerous research fields. As a result it is important that the Irish public are fully informed and understand the role of science, feels that it has the appropriate level of engagement with the researchers and encourages young people to take science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects throughout their education and to pursue a career in STEM.
You will lead IPIC’s Education & Public Engagement programme, including the development and implementation of the programme strategy, with the core element being the delivery of a wide range of engaging, informative, and fun activities and events (physical and virtual) with IPIC researchers, to primary and secondary schools, third level organisations and the general public. This will require the development of close collaborations with Science Foundation Ireland, sister SFI centres and organisations with similar activities to develop a comprehensive nationwide programme. You will also support and lead the development and execution of funding proposals to sustain the activity into the future.
Reporting to the Centre Manager the key areas of responsibility are:
Appointment may be made on the Grade 5 Admin V Scale (B) €43,252 - €53,301 per annum. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.
Closing of applications is 13th November, 2020.
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