University College Cork

University College Cork

Research Support Officer, Department of Digital Humanities


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Research Support Officer, Department of Digital Humanities

42 Months, fixed-term, whole-time post

Position Summary

The CASCADE project is looking to appoint a Research Support Officer to help run its international doctoral training network. CASCADE will recruit and fund 10 PhD candidates to pursue doctorates in innovative methods for identifying, analysing, and interrogating how meaning is expressed in text and language in diverse contexts. CASCADE is a partnership between University College Cork, the University of Sheffield, KU Leuven, the University of Helsinki, and Saarland University.

CASCADE has been awarded over €2,800,000 in funding, comprising €2,192,270 from the HORIZON-MCSA Doctoral Network scheme and £615,451 from UK Research and Innovation (URKI).

The Research Support Officer will fulfil the role of network manager, working closely with academic collaborators and relevant research support teams across five European universities, reporting directly to James O'Sullivan, University College Cork, where the successful candidate will be based.

The position involves managing the implementation and delivery of a large network of interconnected PhD projects on behalf of the consortium, including the organisation of meetings, international conferences and workshops, oversight of the network's work plans for research and publishing, budgeting, liaison with international partners (in academia and industry), ensuring alignment with grant authority and other appropriate policies, and preparing reports for consortium members and the funder.

The successful candidates will be a dynamic, engaging individual with experience of project managing similar research training networks or large, complex projects that have multiple research streams, stakeholders and deliverables. They will have an understanding of the higher education sector, experience of financial management including budgeting, superb communication skills, excellent analytical skills, and a successful track record of supporting and motivating diverse and complex research teams. Previous experience managing an EU-funded doctoral network is highly desirable, but not essential. A background in arts, humanities or social science research would be an advantage, but is also non-essential.

Project Title: CASCADE

Post Duration: 42 Months 0.7 FTE

Salary: €41,206 p.a (Personal Rate)

For an information package including further details of the post see https: //

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to James O'Sullivan, Senior Lecturer, Department of Digital Humanities, Email: [email protected]

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 and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday, 29th January 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.

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.


Contact Person : James O'Sullivan Contact Email : [email protected] Job ID : 074611 Contact Number : Close Date : 29-Feb-2024 12:00

Job details


Research Support Officer, Department of Digital Humanities


University College Cork




February 08, 2024

Application deadline

February 29, 2024

Job type



Arts and Culture,Computer Science,Business and Economics,Literature

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