Job offer in Ireland eFUTURES Network Manager at Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

The purpose of the eFutures Network Manager role is to engage with the vibrant community of university researchers in the area of electronics within the UK and maximise the impact of the technology. We are looking for a motivated individual with good organisational skills who can directly interact with the community and organise a variety of activities and events to encourage better interaction with industry and help publicise the UK’s excellent record in electronics research. This a part-time post (0.5 FTE) and is available for a maximum term of 48 months with a funding end date of 30 April 2023.

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science performs world class research across within the Queen’s Global Research Institute on Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT), the Pioneer Research Program on Intelligent Advanced Manufacturing Systems (iAMS), and a number of core disciplinary research themes. Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) research was ranked 5th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Honours Degree or equivalent in a related area

Proven relevant (demonstrable) experience in at least 3 out of the following:

  • Working in a strategic environment and contributing to development and delivery of strategic plans;
  • Developing of a network of stakeholders and facilitating collaboration and communication;
  • Influencing, persuading and negotiating with senior members of staff in, and across, complex organisational structures;
  • Supporting the delivery of collaborative projects and of project management in the HE sector;
  • Managing projects, people and resources;
  • Establishing, implementing and supporting complex systems and procedures;
  • Identifying new and innovative ways of promoting research collaboration.

Our five core values (Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence) have been developed by staff and students. They express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an international organisation.

Further information about the School can be found at

Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 27 August 2019

Closing date: Thursday 15 August 2019

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information or assistance contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability 

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.


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