The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation, and Science is seeking applications for the appointment of Ireland Co-Chair to the US-Ireland R&D Partnership Steering Group.
The key role of the Ireland Co-Chair is to give strategic drive and direction to the work of the Partnership with the support of this Department and InterTradeIreland which provides secretariat support to the Steering Group.
Within this role, a key aspect is appropriate and timely networking and building of relationships with key players of the Steering Group including, in particular, the Irish members, the Northern Ireland Co-Chair, and the US Co-Chair.
Members are required to devote as much time to duties of the Steering Group as is necessary for the proper and efficient discharge of their duties. A suitable figure with experience in international relationships, in particular the US dimension, and with an understanding and appreciation of the Irish research ecosystem and landscape would be required for the position.
Currently, the Steering Group meets once a year, typically in May, and the Co-Chairs meet once again in December, with the latter meeting taking place virtually. Though the annual Steering Group meetings are currently being held virtually, pre-COVID the Steering Group meeting would rotate between the US, Northern Ireland, and Ireland each year. The 2022 meeting will take place in Ireland, COVID-19 situation permitting.
How to apply
If you are interested in applying for Ireland Co-Chair to the US-Ireland R&D Partnership, complete the application form below. Submit the completed application form with a cover letter and CV by 3 pm on Tuesday, 19 April 2022, to USIRDPartnership@dfheris.gov.ie.
Please note to ensure fairness and equity of treatment, the department cannot accept applications beyond the specified deadline.
You will receive an acknowledgment on receipt of your application. If you do not receive an acknowledgment within 3 days of submitting your application, you should contact USIRDPartnership@dfheris.gov.ie .