Research Associate

Ref: 2021DR

Dublin, Ireland

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Role Managed by:

Karyn Malseed

Senior Project Manager

t: +353 1 905 3537


Primary Practice Group: Work for Perrett Laver

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Who we are

Perrett Laver is an Executive Search Firm and our mission is to serve sectors that benefit society by finding the strongest leaders to take on tomorrow’s challenges. Our diverse team incorporates over 120 employees from many different countries and backgrounds across our 11 global offices. We have practices in Higher Education, Schools, Arts and Culture, Not-for-Profit, Sport, Health and Research sectors.

We are a global market leader for educational and academic appointments working with institutions around the world ranging from the strongly research intensive to the solely teaching and learning focused. Perrett Laver has one of the largest Higher Education practices in the world, having assisted on the appointment of over 250 Presidents/Vice-Chancellors and on more than 2500 other senior positions in the world's universities.

We have been privileged to support senior appointments of a number of Irish Universities including Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork and Maynooth University and the team here operate across Europe working closely with Perrett Laver London and Amsterdam offices.  The Dublin office at Perrett Laver is one of the fastest growing offices in the Company and there will be scope for progression in this Research Associate role.

Research Associate

By combining the intellectual and analytical skills necessary to grasp complex briefs and the research skills to identify world-leading candidates for leadership roles, the Research Associate role is fundamental to our business. Flexible, rigorous and attracted to complexity, you will have the advocacy skills to engage world-class senior leaders on behalf of our varied client base.

You will work under your own initiative in a fast-paced environment to deliver consistently excellent results. Throughout your time at Perrett Laver, you will be part of a strong, global network of colleagues who inspire and encourage you as you develop in the role while making a real difference to our client institutions.

Person specification

As an organisation, our shared values unite us in our daily work and in our own team. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and welcome applications from all qualified individuals.


• Bachelor's degree;

• interest in the Higher Education sector;

• excellent verbal and written communication;

• sharp and rigorous analytical skills and attention to detail;

• tenacious, committed with strong personal values;

• strong inter-personal skills both over the phone and face-to-face.


• previous experience in a workplace;

• fluency in another language. 

Please apply via the link below (no agencies please).

Note: applications that do not include a COVER LETTER will not be considered.