Research Associate in Innovation and Creativity for SMEs (Part-time)
Enterprise Research Centre,
College of Engineering & Informatics
Ref. No. NUIG 208-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (50%) fixed term position as a Research Associate in Innovation and Creativity for SMEs with the Enterprise Research Centre in the College of Engineering & Informatics at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
This position is funded by the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships Initiative and is available from 1 January 2019 to contract end date of 31 October 2020.

Job Description:
The successful candidate will work closely with the Principal Investigator to conduct research in the area of Innovation and Creativity for the INCREMENTA (Innovation and Creativity Mentality Advancement in SMEs) project. She/he will also be responsible for coordinating the project deliverables and schedules.

Conduct research in the area of Innovation and Creativity Management
Develop an Innovation Management Toolkit for SMEs
Liaise with cross cultural team members
Co-ordinate project deliverables, schedules, and reports
Prepare financial and technical reports
Disseminate research output via journal publication, conference papers, training events
Assist in the preparation of further research proposals

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:
• Minimum of 2.1 Bachelors or Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Management, Sociology, Psychology or similar
• Excellent organisational skills
• Demonstrated understanding of digital marketing

Desirable Requirements:
• PhD in Industrial Engineering, Management, Sociology, Psychology or similar
• Experience in innovation or creativity practices, tools and techniques
• Knowledge of SME requirements
• Experience in inter –cultural communication
• Experience in training and development
• Excellent written and verbal skills
• Effective communication skills

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: €39,530 to €48,206 per annum, pro rata for part-time posts

Start date: Position is available from 1st January, 2019

Continuing Professional Development/Training:
Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

For information on moving to Ireland please see

Further information about the Enterprise Research Centre is available at

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Kathryn Cormican (

To Apply:
Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr. Kathryn Cormican (

Please put reference number NUIG-208-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, Friday 7th December 2018

Interviews are planned to be held on Tuesday 18th December 2018

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment