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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:28 am    Post subject: Migration and Citizenship Research Initiative--Researcher Reply with quote

Full-time Researcher/Administrator

One-Year Fixed Term Contract, renewable for a second year
Start date: 1 September 2006

The Migration and Citizenship Research Initiative at UCD has received
funding for a two-year project on developing cross-sector research
collaborations and practices in the areas of immigration and=20
integration policy in Ireland.

The successful candidate will have (1) excellent administrative skills
essential for assisting overall project management and supporting
activities involved in conducting several small ?seed? research=20
projects addressing a variety of immigration-related topics, the=20
delivery of a series of public lectures and specialized training=20
workshops and (2) working knowledge of research practices and=20
basic research skills necessary for such activities as desk research,=20
report/grant writing and publication/website development, and
international research/policy networking in these areas and=20
(3) familiarity with the social/policy landscape of immigration=20
in the Irish context.

Candidates with relevant previous experience in academic, statutory=20
OR civil society sectors are welcome to apply.

We are seeking an individual who has fantastic organizational skills,
great initiative, an impressive ability to work independently and with
people from a variety of different sectors and communities, an
enthusiastic willingness to learn, who enjoys a diversity of
responsibilities and being part of a team.

This post will be demanding, however, the successful candidate=20
will not only be well supported by MCRI staff, but s/he will have=20
the opportunity to take advantage of numerous training and career=20
development activities, depending on the particularities of his/her=20
experience and career plans. This post is therefore ideal for an=20
individual who is interested in refining her/his existing skills or=20
making a transition to a new field or area of expertise.

Salary is in the range of ?30,000.

For further details regarding the project and qualifications for the=20
post, see www.ucd.ie/geary/research/mcri.html. For clarifications=20
regarding the particulars of the post, contact Dr Mary Gilmartin=20
(01-716 8417; mary.gilmartin@ucd.ie; School of Geography,=20
Planning & Environmental Policy, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4)

Interested individuals should send a CV, the names and contact=20
information for two references, and a covering letter detailing=20
her/his qualifications and suitability for the post to Dr Mary=20
Gilmartin by 5 July 2006. Interviews will be held mid-July.

Essential

* Excellent organizational and administrative skills/abilities in
activities planning and coordination, managing project records etc.
* Excellent written and communication skills
* Ability to work with people across different academic, policy, and
civil society sectors and in a team environment
* Ability to work independently, thoroughly and creatively, and=20
manage a diverse workload
* Ability and interest in developing project networks in Ireland and
Europe=20
* Working knowledge of social and policy landscapes and/or
research in relation to immigration in Ireland and Europe

Desirable

* Working knowledge of research practices and willingness and=20
capacity to undertake advanced training in areas of research methods=20
and evidence-based policy practices
* Experience of grant administration, grant-writing and other=20
research-related reports
* Advanced research experience or training in general policy or
immigration-related areas
* Interest in pursuing a career in an academic, statutory or civil
society field related to immigration or similar area
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