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Clinical Industry Liaison Officer (CILO) (Senior Research Co-Ordinator), HRB-National Clinical Trial Office, College of Medicine and Health



Clinical Industry Liaison Officer (CILO) (Senior Research Co-Ordinator), HRB-National Clinical Trial Office, College of Medicine and Health

Specific Purpose/Whole-time Post

UCC wishes to appoint an experienced professional to the role of Clinical Industry Liaison Officer (CILO)(Senior Research Co-Ordinator), reporting to the Director of the National Clinical Trials Office.

Role Description

HRB NCTO wishes to appoint a Clinical Industry Liaison Officer (CILO). The position is for a high-calibre, experienced candidate to lead on the delivery of the HRB NCTO's programme of MedTech support for organisations in Ireland. The successful candidate will have an established track record of supporting the practical and regulatory side of the clinical translation of emerging health technology innovation and working knowledge of the key regulatory organisations, national and international, in this space. They will work closely with local and national stakeholders to support the growth and ambition of Medical Device, Diagnostic and MedTech investigations and trials bringing about innovative approaches to improving human health and helping foster economic development in the sector.

The HRB NCTO CILO position is currently funded by Enterprise Ireland until May 2025 and a key focus for the post holder will be supporting renewal of the funding for the post after that time through demonstration of the success and impact of their work. In support of its national remit, the HRB NCTO operates through a largely remote working model although some travel to national clinical research units, client, company and EI meetings and other locations, local, national and international will be required as part of standard duties. The HRB NCTO CILO will report to the HRB NCTO Director. The employment and HR policies of UCC will apply to the employment of the successful candidate.

The Primary Duties for the CILO role include the following:

  • Provision of Education and Outreach services to researchers, start-ups and established companies in the Medical Device, MedTech and In Vitro Diagnostic sector
  • Advisory and signposting support to Irish researchers, start-up and established companies on regulatory requirements and supporting infrastructure for international market access in the Medical Technology sectors.
  • Working closely with other MedTech supporting research organisations and stakeholders such as the Health Innovation Hub Ireland and Enterprise Ireland, to drive a coordinated and comprehensive approach to supporting Health Innovation.
  • Provision of policy, regulatory and benchmarking advice to partner clinical research and state stakeholders.
  • Coordination of meetings and networking among MedTech representatives within the clinical partners and national stakeholders.
  • Generation of reports and documentation for Network meetings and in support of the requirements of the funder.
  • For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see https: // 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 Robert O'Connor, HRB NCTO Director, Email: [email protected];

    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 https: // www. and initiatives at https: // www. and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.

    Appointment may be made on the Personal Rate Salary: €78,000

    Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy at time of appointment.

    Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https: // Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to [email protected], quoting the job-title.

    Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday 11th April 2024.

    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 : Dr Robert O'Connor Contact Email : [email protected] Job ID : 076132 Contact Number : Close Date : 11-Apr-2024 12:00

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    Clinical Industry Liaison Officer (CILO) (Senior Research Co-Ordinator), HRB-National Clinical Trial Office, College of Medicine and Health


    University College Cork




    March 29, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 11, 2024

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