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Vacancy: Executive Director, CONNECT Centre

Trinity College Dublin is inviting applications for the position of Executive Director of CONNECT. The Executive Director reports directly to the Director of CONNECT, and to the CONNECT Governance Board. The Executive Director is responsible for all operational matters including personnel, financial management, operations, intellectual property, managing relationships with funding agencies, industrial partners and internally within the University.

The Executive Director is also heavily involved in long-term strategic planning of the Centre, as well as having responsibility for Business Development. CONNECT is undergoing a period of growth, and is developing new areas of research collaboration with a range of industry partners in Ireland and internationally. The implementation of CONNECT’s business plan will be a key role for the Executive Director.

Deadline for applications: noon, Monday, 24 February 2020.

Job description and application details are available on Trinity College Dublin’s recruitment portal. Competition Type: Management & Administration; Department: Research Institutes – Fems (Comp: 034373)


CONNECT is the world leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications. CONNECT is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres Programme and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund. We engage with over 35 companies including large multinationals, SMEs and start-ups. CONNECT brings together world-class expertise from ten Irish academic institutes to create a one-stop-shop for telecommunications research, development and innovation.

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