AquaTT Job Vacancy - Apply Now for Scientific Project Assistant Role

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Job Opening: Scientific Project Assistant

Are you a recent science graduate and looking for an entry-level project management role with great prospects? Are you an excellent communicator, well-organised, accurate, pro-active, diligent, dedicated and responsible? Do you have a can-do attitude? Then AquaTT is looking for you!

Position Title: Scientific Project Assistant
Type: Full-time six-month contract with potential for renewal. Position available immediately.
Location: Dublin city centre, Ireland

Application Deadline: 8 Sept 2017, 17.30 CET
Application Documents: A well-motivated application letter outlining why you are the perfect candidate and a CV addressing our essential criteria, including three references, should be addressed to David Murphy, AquaTT Manager and sent electronically to:

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With 25 years of experience, AquaTT has proven itself as an expert at managing European projects, with a strategic focus on knowledge management and transfer, dissemination and training. AquaTT operates extensively within the European scientific research arena and has demonstrated a track record in successfully pursuing, acquiring and managing a significant number of grants (across the FP7, H2020, Interreg and Lifelong Learning Programmes). This has enabled AquaTT to build a knowledge-based organisation with key networks among national and European stakeholders in the marine and other sectors.

AquaTT works with Europe’s top researchers for the entirety of each project’s life cycle, from project conception through to delivery, designing and carrying out projects that will have positive societal impact. AquaTT collaborates with over 250 institutions in more than 40 countries, operating in research domains such as Marine Science, Environment, Water, Health, Climate Change, Energy and Food. AquaTT’s policy has been to build an experienced and multidisciplinary team of experts from different backgrounds. Our team uses their collective expertise in scientific research, business, communications, training, teaching and industry to design and manage innovative activities tailored to the needs of each specific project.

The company has an inventive and collaborative nature, where employees are valued and inspired as well as rewarded for their ideas and contributions. AquaTT integrates and promotes strong values of trust, respect, transparency and fairness into the organisation’s practices. We believe that scientific research can enrich our lives and deliver a sustainable future for humanity. We use our skills to make a difference and help research benefit society.


This is an entry level position with excellent prospects for the right candidate. Recent graduates will be considered for the role.

The Project Assistant (PA) will join our existing team and contribute to the management and administration of AquaTT’s current portfolio of EU-funded projects. AquaTT’s roles in projects typically fall under the umbrella of knowledge management activities including dissemination, communication, education, stakeholder engagement and knowledge management and transfer.

The main duties of the post include:
• To contribute to the successful and efficient management of a portfolio of EU-funded projects, delivering AquaTT’s contractual obligations on time. This includes generating high quality deliverables, on-time reporting, writing press releases and promotional materials, content management of project websites and other social media channels, presenting at conferences, contributing to technical activities, budget management and monitoring, event management (including effective meeting contributions), etc.
• To support efficient and effective dissemination and communication of the activities and results of the assigned projects;
• To contribute to the effective management of knowledge from the assigned projects, ensuring maximum uptake and impact by potential end-users, ultimately demonstrating value creation.

A description of AquaTT’s project portfolio is available on the company website (


AquaTT is looking for a pro-active, diligent and dedicated individual, who must have suitable skills to carry out the duties described above, including strong soft skills such as excellent communication and time management.

If offered the position, the candidate must be able to start by the beginning of October 2017.

Essential Criteria
• EEA work authorisation;
• Educated to degree level in a scientific domain;
• Excellent written and spoken English;
• Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to communicate clearly, courteously, and professionally to both scientific and other stakeholders;
• A highly organised and efficient approach to managing responsibilities and effectively prioritising and executing tasks in a fast-paced environment;
• Committed to delivering on allocated tasks, with a high level of attention to detail;
• Good ability to work in a team and in multicultural environments;
• Good ability to demonstrate initiative;
• Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new information;
• Sound working knowledge of MS Office systems.

Desired Criteria
• Project management qualification and/or experience;
• Event management experience;
• Experience in information management and communication through electronic platforms;
• Personal interest in and enthusiasm for playing a role in creating a culture change to facilitate the increased uptake of scientific knowledge leading towards a more sustainable future for humanity.


• Overtime may be required to meet deadlines as part of the contract;
• National and international travel may be required;
• Training will be provided to supplement the successful candidate’s current skillset.


€25,534 gross / year (value of 6-month contract: €12,767 gross)


Download the job description here.