U-Flyte Research Project Manager - National Centre for Geocomputation

Friday, March 9, 2018

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued. The U-Flyte management team now invites applications for an experienced Research Project Manager to join this exciting new aerial robotics research initiative. The Research Project Manager is responsible for ensuring that the project is managed professionally and efficiently, in accordance with Maynooth University policies, systems and guidelines, and in accordance with the requirements of the funding sources for the project.

The Project Manager will work with the Principal Investigator, Administration, Funded-Investigators, Industry Partners and Advisory Committee to develop, deliver, and evaluate the research project as set out in the work-plan. The Research Project Manager will provide leadership in all aspects of financial planning, legal, administration and management of the project, its affiliated research teams and in its relations with various partners. The successful candidate will be a key member of the management team and support U-Flyte in adhering to the research work-plan, its associated work packages, tasks, deliverables and milestones over the initial 48-month R&D programme. S/he will work closely with U-Flyte management and take a leadership role in; overseeing day-to-day R&D activities, coordinating U-Flyte research personnel and reviewing/updating the research work-plan. Responsibilities will include acting as the main contact point with U-Flyte partners, the management of the project budget, producing reports, liaising with funding body grant award personnel, supporting new funding proposal writing, organising, and participating in project review meetings and outreach activities.

The Research Project Manager must have the ability to work independently under minimal direction and on their own initiative. Occasionally the work will involve travel in the field and trips abroad to meet existing and potential partners, attend relevant conferences as well as collating/preparing material for research funding calls.