Principal Investigator

Ref: 5135

National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (‘NIBRT’)

Dublin, Ireland

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Role Managed by:

Dr Urvashi Ramphul

Senior Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6280

f: +44 (0) 20 7340 6201


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 28/06/2021

The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (‘NIBRT’) is a global centre of excellence, headquartered in Dublin, that provides training and research solutions to the global biopharmaceutical manufacturing sector. Established with IDA Ireland and opened in 2011, NIBRT partners with Higher Education Institutes to provide training and research infrastructure facilitates not previously available in Ireland. NIBRT arose from an innovative collaboration between University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University and the Institute of Technology, Sligo, with core funding by the Government of Ireland through Ireland’s inward investment agency, IDA Ireland. NIBRT’s 6,500 M² facility has over 80 employees currently and houses fully operational pilot plants for biologics manufacturing training to industry and education, as well as multiple research laboratories focussed on biopharmaceuticals manufacturing research.

The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) invites applications for the position of Principal Investigator (PI) with a specific focus on cell and gene therapy products, vaccines and other emerging molecular entities, to create, mentor, and lead a highly competitive team within the Research function of the Institute. In line with our facility and research remit expansion plans, the focus of the appointment will be the further development and expansion of NIBRT’s research activities in biopharmaceutical manufacturing and ATMPs.

The successful candidate will have an excellent record in research and development, including high quality publications or similar outputs, a proven track record of attracting significant grant funding, and experience with postgraduate supervision. The successful applicant will have a proven ability to effectively lead, mentor and manage a high performing research team, possess excellent communications skills, and be willing to contribute to the further development of the wider activities of NIBRT. 

NIBRT will be supported in this appointment process by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. For further details, including job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please see quoting reference 5135. For informal inquiries please contact Dr Urvashi Ramphul at or +44 (0) 20 7340 6200. The deadline for applications is noon BST on Monday 28th June 2021.

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