Research Support Officer
University College Cork Business School

Research Support Officer Administration - Project Manager, Cork University Business School

Fixed-term, Whole-time Post

Position summary

FINTECHNEXT is a multi-million-euro, four-year collaborative research programme between University College Cork and Fexco, supported by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) under the Strategic Partnership Programme. SFI is an exemplar funding agency which funds research of the highest international quality. SFI invests in academic researchers and research teams who are most likely to generate new knowledge, leading edge technologies and competitive enterprises.

FINTECHNEXT’s objective is to undertake collaborative research focussed on technological innovation in financial services that will have significant impact on the economy and society through:

  • Advancing scientific knowledge through creation and discovery and
  • Facilitating the development of highly innovative new products and services for commercialisation.

Therefore, The FEXCO/UCC partnership will research next generation technologies in the financial services sector, towards delivering a FinTech toolset that both (1) informs excellence in science and (2) drives commercialisation efforts.

This partnership will undertake scientifically excellent research primarily in information systems, finance and computer science. The output from the new high impact research will be:

  • Multiple scientific outputs in world leading journals, enabling knowledge dissemination and
  • Development of highly innovative IP for commercialisation and having societal impact.
  • The successful candidate will be working with four internationally renowned Professors from Cork University Business School and the Boole Centre for Research in Informatics (Professor Philip O’Reilly, Professor Mark Hutchinson, Professor John Morrison and Professor Joe Feller) and a team of multi-disciplinary researchers.

About Fexco

Fexco is Ireland’s most successful multinational financial and business solutions provider, with operations in 29 countries worldwide. Founded and headquartered in Killorglin, Ireland in 1981, Fexco employs more than 2,300 people across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America, Latin America and Australasia. Fexco serves some of the world’s biggest brands across multiple industries through a wide range of innovative products and services, including Dynamic Currency Conversion, Bank to Bank Transfers, Retail FX, Managed Business Solutions and Tax Free Retail Services, processing more than US$14 billion in transactions annually.

The successful candidate will be located within the FINTECHNEXT research team located in Fexco, Killorglin, Co. Kerry.

Post Duration: until 31st December 2021

Salary: €54,717 p.a. (Personal Rate)

Project Title: FINTECHNEXT: Next Generation Financial Services Technology

For an information package including further details of the post see

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor Philip O’Reilly, 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, 17th July 2020. 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.

Contact Person : Professor Philip O'Reilly

Contact Email :

Job ID : 040871

Contact Number : 

Close Date : 17-Jul-2020 12:00

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