Senior Research Coordinator
University College Cork

Senior Research Co-ordinator, Health Innovation Hub Ireland

Specific Purpose Whole Time Appointment to June 30th 2026

The Senior Research Co-ordinator will have the responsibility for managing the UCC- based Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) Programme, including operations, facilities, finance, information management and reporting, with particular focus on delivering KPIs and Metrics for the UCC unit. The HIHI Senior Research Co-ordinator will play a pivotal role in managing, supporting and delivering projects within the HIHI portfolio and in particular will work closely with the Munster Technological University HIHI team to deliver on Cork based HIHI projects. S/He will also support the wider HIHI partnership (in Dublin, and Galway).

HIHI projects require working with companies or individuals to assess and test their products in a clinical location, assessing new ideas or concepts for commercial potential and developing and delivering the HIHI education agenda in collaboration with HIHI partners at Munster Technological University, University of Galway and Trinity College Dublin. The HIHI Senior Research Co-ordinator will be required to engage externally with third parties across the spectrum of healthcare, businesses and government, ensuring the objectives and goals of HIHI are delivered.
The Senior Research Co-ordinator will lead HIHI’s engagement with large multinationals, external enterprise and funding entities, to drive collaboration and income generation, particularly through EU and non-exchequer funding.

The Senior Research Co-ordinator will support the Director of Health Innovation Hub Ireland to achieve the agreed strategic and administrative goals of HIHI. S/He will provide high level coordination to HIHI projects to maximise outputs and synergies and will ensure the work within the centre meets good practice, ethics and data protection standards. The Senior Research Coordinator will oversee the day-to-day operations of the UCC HIHI office, infrastructure and equipment, and is responsible for implementing the UCC Health and Safety protocols within the office.

The Senior Research Coordinator will have 5+ years of experience in the management of multi-disciplinary healthcare projects, have expertise in product development, commercialisation and implementation of solutions in a healthcare location and evidence of academic teaching/programme development.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Tanya Mulcahy, Director Health Innovation Hub Ireland Email: .

Further information on Health innovation Hub Ireland is available on

Salary: €75,000 p.a.

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.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on December 15th 2022. 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.

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at and initiatives at and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.


Contact Person : Dr Tanya Mulcahy

Contact Email :

Job ID : 062011

Contact Number :

Close Date : 15-Dec-2022 12:00

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