IMR (Irish Manufacturing Research) is seeking a Senior Research Engineer to play a leading role in building and developing the organisation’s capability and research capacity to meet the growing needs of the centre and its industrial research partners in the area of Advanced Manufacturing. The latter includes technologies such as Additive Manufacturing/3D printing, Advanced Machining, Post Processing, and novel Component Design and Simulation.

The successful candidate must have demonstrated significant experience in applying advanced manufacturing solutions for industrial applications. The ideal candidate should also have wide experience applying novel manufacturing techniques within industrial or research environments either as a displacement process to traditional techniques or as a complementary process.

He/she will have the ability to apply technical knowledge to new environments and communicate this clearly to a diverse network with which he/she may not have been previously familiar with.

Additional skills and attributes will include:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be comfortable in any environment, from factory floor to board room.
  • Excellence in technical analysis of traditionally manufactured products, with an analytical mind to apply new technologies over existing products.
  • Excellence in writing, editing, communication and presentation skills.
  • Be creative and have ability to work on your own initiative, being able to interpret abstract concepts and demonstrate analytical capabilities to deliver solutions.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter, requiring little direction, able to thrive in a start-up environment and enjoy the challenge of building a business from scratch. He / She should also be highly customer-orientated, adaptable and efficient, and not afraid to take a hands-on approach. He/she will be results-orientated and go the extra mile to get the job done.

Purpose of the Job:

The objective of the Centre, which is funded by Enterprise Ireland and the IDA Ireland, is to undertake industry-focused applied research for the benefit of, and with direct relevance to, the Irish manufacturing industry. The objective of the role is to lead a significant multi partner project in the development and application of a new and novel manufacturing solution.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Management of multiple stakeholder requirements.
  • Delivery of project objectives.
  • Liaising with industry to drive adoption of novel manufacturing techniques.
  • Develop and manage project reports and coordinate stakeholder involvement.
  • Prepare and present project updates and output for dissemination.
  • Where necessary assist the team on new technology decisions.
  • Work closely with Academic, Government and Industry partners.
  • Promote and support safe work practices across the IMR lab environment.

Desired Skills and Experience


  • 5-10 years’ experience in delivering technical projects in an industrial manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated capability in managing multi-stakeholder projects.
  • Strong knowledge of injection moulding, and injection moulding industry in general.
  • General understanding of additive manufacturing techniques.
  • Familiarity with the process of validating injection moulding tools.
  • Good understanding of the material science of tool steels.
  • Familiar with mould design and simulation tools.
  • Strong experience in ‘Design of Experiments’ and associated statistical methodology as the basis for process characterisation.
  • Proven track record of delivering and disseminating high value process improvement projects.
  • BSc/BEng. in relevant engineering or scientific discipline.
  • Valid EU work permit.


  • MSc in relevant engineering or scientific discipline.
  • Certification in Project Management.
  • 6-Sigma application experience.

Salary & Benefits

This position will command a package consisting of basic salary (depending on experience), employer pension contribution and 5 weeks holidays.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday May 14th.  2021.


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