Appointment of Chairperson and STEM member of The Irish Research Council

The Minister of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science invites applications to fill one Chairperson and one Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Ordinary Member position on the Irish Research Council. 


The Chairperson will: 

• Engage effectively with a range of stakeholders, including Minister(s), senior departmental and agency officials, senior representatives of international bodies and funding agencies, and researchers of varying disciplines and career stages.

• Be a strategic thinker and possess the ability to both influence the development of policy and operate within the current policy framework.


Essential Criteria:

Candidates must demonstrate evidence of experience at an appropriately senior level in the following:

• A high profile and strong reputation in international research demonstrated by extensive experience at a senior level in undertaking and/or directing research and previous engagement with research policy or strategy development in an institutional, national or international context.

• Experience in a leadership role in your career to date, preferably in an institutional context.


STEM Ordinary Member Position:

Applications are invited from applicants from the STEM Community who possess a demonstrable interest in the work of the Irish Research Council.


Essential Criteria:

Candidates must demonstrate evidence of experience at an appropriately senior level in a large complex organisation of the following:

• A track record in winning competitive research funding nationally and/or internationally reflecting the stage of their career, or the attainment of awards reflecting their achievements.

• Experience supervising PhD students and ideally also in mentoring post doc fellows.

• Experience co-ordinating funded research projects.


Desirable Criteria:

• Experience of engagement with enterprise, government and/or social and cultural organisations.

• Previous experience as a member of a Board.


Closing Date:  15:00 on Friday 4th February 2022



2210407_Irish Research Council Info Booklet Final.pdf