Work closely with the HOLISTICS Principal Investigator, Wireless Sensor Network Head of Group and senior staff members to deliver the following:
Project and budget management of large multi-partner multi-year research projects.
Establishment of detailed project plans and targets/deliverables/milestones
Ensure adequate resourcing and resource allocation for Wearable systems projects
Preparation and management of project budgets
Continuous monitoring of progress against plans
Arrangement of regular project review meetings
Communication on progress to stakeholders via reports and meetings
Partner engagement, including existing and new partner companies
Support the development of work plans and contract agreements with partner companies in collaboration with
Business Development Group.
Coordinate and manage key project events such as conferences, industry workshops and information days
Help the HOLISTICS PI Identify parallel project opportunities for wearable smart systems, explore funding sources and work with the Group Head to prepare / submit proposals.
Coordinate technology transfer of IP generated so that it delivers the best economic outcome for Ireland through:
Working with the HOLISTICS industry partners, UCC Technology Transfer Office (TTO) and stakeholders to identify and protect IP that emerges from the projects
Working with the TTO to exploit licensing opportunities where appropriate
Tracking direct economic benefits as a result of IP transfer to partner companies
Ensure compliance with Quality Management and Health & Safety standards.
Additional duties as may be reasonably required within the scope and level of the post.
Degree in a science, engineering or related discipline
Minimum of 5 years experience in industry driven projects
Minimum of 5 years experience in R&D programme management, project management and/or product development
Experience of managing project budgets valued at over 0.5M
Experience of business development and/or R&D contract negotiation
Experience in one or more of the following: strategic planning, R&D innovation
Postgraduate qualification in science, engineering or business
Experience of project managing multiple partner (academic and industry) R&D projects
Demonstrated ability in leading high performing technical teams with successful outcomes
Strong communication skills, including report writing and presentation skills.
Project Management accreditation, certification or equivalent
Experience in technology road mapping
Customer Relationship Management
Experience of drafting national and international research proposals
Experience in Intellectual Property (IP) management, Technology Transfer and exploitation