Position Title:
Member of WG1

Description of job and tasks involved

Provide dedicated research support to researchers within the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences at the University of Limerick. This involves scoping and investigating funding opportunities (National and EU), providing specialist support during the proposal development, review and submission process, facilitating internal and external research collaborations and support the education and training of developing researchers.


Experience with European research projects

H2020 – MSCA IF, COST, SC1 Health



The University of Limerick (UL) is an independent, internationally focused university with over 13,000 students and 1,400 staff. It is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. Its mission is to promote and advance learning and knowledge through teaching, research and scholarship in an environment which encourages innovation and upholds the principles of free enquiry and expression. As one of Irelands “youngest” universities, UL is recognised for its pioneering initiatives, which reinforce its reputation as one of the most progressive and innovative institutions. The success of this approach has been recognised, and UL has been awarded “University of the Year for 2015”, by the Sunday Times Good University guide. UL is committed to equality of opportunity and has signed the Athena Swan Charter for women in science and in 2015, it was one of the first Irish institutions, to receive the Bronze award in recognition of its effort and commitment to women in science.  

The UL research strategy is ambitious and focused on ground breaking research. Research at UL is renowned for its close alignment to real world problems and the university has an enviable reputation in fundamental research that can have real impact on society and the economy alike. This strong focus allowed UL to gain a five star rating for innovation and excellence from QS, the international ranking body. UL continuously strives for international excellence and about 40% of our researchers come from abroad. UL is hosting several European Research Council awards at all levels: Starter, Consolidator and Advanced. UL has been very successful in Marie Curie funding to date with several Initial Training Networks, Global Fellowships and a COFUND award of 71 fellowships beginning in 2017.

Curriculum Vitae

Education/Professional Career

2015- present:

Research Funding Officer, Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, UL


Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Limerick


University of Limerick - PhD in Food Science and Health


Research Assistant, University of Limerick

2008:Research Officer, Teagasc, Ashtown Food Research Centre
2007:Biochemist, Olympus Life Science Research Ireland
2007:University of Limerick - MSc. by research in Nutritional Biochemistry
2004:University of Limerick - BSc Industrial Biochemistry (First Class Honours)