Research Assistant Project Coordinator

Post: Research Assistant Project Coordinator
Contract Duration: 4 months part time
Department: Learnovate Centre, School of Computer Science and Statistics
Salary: Researcher Scale at a point commensurate with qualifications and experience
 Closing Date: 4th November 2016

Summary

Candidates are invited to apply for the position of Research Assistant Project Coordinator in the Learnovate Centre. The ideal candidate will have excellent facilitation, communication and influencing skills. A team player and self-motivated, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong team ethos and an ability to develop strong relationships with relevant stakeholders and the ability to ensure their needs are met.

The successful candidate will work on applied educational technology research projects

Principal Duties:

  • Working with a multi-disciplinary team to facilitate the defining, scoping and execution of research based demonstrators, prototypes and desk-based projects
  • Creating and managing schedules, resources and budget
  • Working with the Programme Manager to prioritise and maximise resource and time usage across multiple projects
  • Working with industry partners to provide detailed specifications and requirements
  • Creation and maintenance of project documentation and processes in line with best practice
  • Communicating project progress, information and outputs

Key Requirements:

  • Min 1 years’ experience in project coordination, team facilitation, or relevant research activities
  • Experience in working as a consultant with internal and external customers
  • Proven stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven facilitation, collaboration and influencing skills
  • Ability to operate with high flexibility in a constantly evolving team environment
  • Proven ability to prioritise own workload and work to exacting deadlines
  • Strong team player
  • Experience in using standard project coordination tools including commercial offerings, MS Project, Excel etc

Desirable:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Education, Psychology or related discipline
  • Experience in applied learning technology research
  • Experience working in a research driven working environment
  • A sound knowledge of software development and testing best practice
  • Experience in process improvement and change management
  • Strong working knowledge of project management practise such as Prince 2, PMBOK
  • A proven track record in software project delivery in EdTech / Software environment
  • Experience with Agile methodology

Background to the Post

The Learnovate Centre is an Enterprise Ireland/IDA funded centre of excellence in learning technologies. The centre brings together state of the art research from our academic partners (Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, National University of Ireland Galway, and Waterford Institute of Technology) with the real world business problems of our industry partners. Through focussing on the following four research themes the centre aims to develop innovative industry led eLearning solutions to benefit the Irish eLearning industry.

  • Social and informal learning
  • Mobile and collaborative learning
  • Immersive learning
  • Metrics and assessment

Department Summary

The School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin offers a high quality educational experience to undergraduate and postgraduate students along with exceptional research opportunities for professionals in the fields of computer science and statistics. The school is proud of its reputation as an innovative and energetic centre for study and research.

The research interests of the school are wide and varied, ranging from the theoretical to the practical. The schools researchers are at the cutting-edge of their disciplines, working on prestigious research projects with other professionals in their fields, and with access to significant public and private funding and industry support.

Trinity College Dublin

Founded in 1592, Trinity College Dublin is the oldest university in Ireland and one of the older universities of Western Europe. On today’s campus, state-of-the-art libraries, laboratories and IT facilities, stand alongside historic buildings on a city-centre 47-acre campus. Trinity College Dublin is currently ranked 43rd in the top world universities by the Times Higher Education Supplement Global University Rankings 2009 and 13th in Europe. Trinity College Dublin offers a unique educational experience across a range of disciplines in the arts, humanities, engineering, science and human, social and health sciences. As Ireland’s premier university, the pursuit of excellence through research and scholarship is at the heart of a Trinity education. TCD has an outstanding record of publications in high-impact journals, and a track record in winning research funding which is among the best in the country. TCD has developed significant international strength in its research in eight major themes which include globalisation; cancer; genetics; neuroscience; immunology and infection; communications and intelligent systems; nano and materials science as well as Irish culture and the creative arts. TCD aims to become the world reference point in at least one of these areas of research in the next 10 years

Application Procedure

Candidates are asked to submit a covering letter and a full CV to include the names and contact details of 3 referees (email addresses if possible) to:

Brenda McGuirk, Programme Manager,
Learnovate Centre,
School of Computer Science and Statistics,
Trinity College,
Dublin

Tel: +353-1-896- 4910

Email: brenda.mcguirk@learnovatecentre.org
Please also send a copy to: info@learnovatecentre.org