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Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is the Irish government's major competitive funder of scientific and engineering research. SFl's mission is to progress Ireland's society and economy by supporting the best scientific and engineering research while building an awareness of the role, impact and opportunities science creates. SFI is a key implementing agency for the Government Strategy "Innovation 2020" which aims to position Ireland as a global leader in scientific and engineering research, discovery and innovation.

Reporting to the Director General and as a member of the SFI Executive Committee, the Director of Industry Programmes will have responsibility for developing and implementing SFl's strategy with respect to competitive funding programmes involving significant industry collaboration and co-funding eg. SFI research centres, partnerships, industry fellowships.

Managing a high-performing team, the position holder will have wide responsibility for leading the implementation and monitoring of programmes, and the development of key external relations including collaborations with large and small, multinational and indigenous companies.

Applicants will have a proven track record of senior management preferably in industry with an entrepreneurial mind-set to be able to develop and implement visionary, effective programmes.

An excellent communicator and influencer, the appointee will have a PhD or equivalent qualification in an area underpinning ICT, telecoms, engineering, energy or biotechnology combined with well-honed organisational development, stakeholder management and people management skills.


Candidates are invited to email a comprehensive curriculum vitae together with a cover letter, explaining how they meet the requirements of the role to


AES International, 11 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, D02P962, Ireland. Ph: +3531 5549 249

SFI values diversity in its workforce and welcomes a broad range of applications.

As a company dedicated to building trust in every relationship throughout its organisation, SFI is delighted to announce that we have been officially recognised as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland in 2018, based on the findings of a robust employee survey and a thorough assessment of our policies and practices by the Great Place to Work Institute. SFI was recognised as the 27th Best Small Workplace in Ireland 2018.

SFI's culture is innovative, highly motivated, and dynamic. We employ people from science, business, technology, and academic backgrounds who can help strengthen an outstanding Irish research environment.  Applications are invited from all disciplines but must have a minimum of a PhD. Please send your CV to for the attention of Holly Anderson, Human Resources Department.  Please also continue to visit our website regularly for an up-to-date list of our career opportunities.