Irish Research Council - Career Zoo Symposium

The Irish Research Council will once again be holding its annual symposium at Career Zoo this September with hundreds of PhD and Postdoctoral candidates attending the event. Career Zoo is Ireland’s premier career event for researchers, graduates and professionals who are seeking career opportunities in Ireland and will take place at the Convention Centre Dublin on Saturday September 22nd.

Click on the following link to register for this exciting event:

A detailed agenda can be found here.

The agenda for Career Zoo can be found here.

How the Irish Research Council aims to nurture Ireland’s researchers - An interview with Dr. Eucharia Meehan, Director, Irish Research Council

Launching this event was Prof. David Lloyd, Chair, Irish Research Council (left) and Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (right).

Tweet Your Research!

To mark the attendance of Twitter at this event, we are asking all of our award holders to step up to the challenge of describing their research in less than 140 characters!  All submissions will be printed on the back of a 'Tweet-Shirt' which will be given to you at registration to wear during the event.  With so many companies and potential employers attending this event, what better way to promote you and your research? 

All submissions should be sent to before the 12th September - please put 'Tweet-Shirt' in the subject line and include your name, institution and discipline. 

A guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities

   Tell The World About Your Research

The Irish Research Council and Silicon Republic have teamed up to offer one early-stage researcher an exciting opportunity to spend a 3-week internship working at Ireland’s leading technology and innovation news site, Click here to for further information and entry guidelines.

Last year’s winner of the internship competition was Irina Pascu, who gives her account of her experience working as an intern with

Irina's winning video can be viewed below.

Watch this space! - National Digital Research Centre Competition

The Irish Research Council and NDRC (National Digital Research Centre) are joining forces to roll out the first national ‘Research Startup’ competition, to find the most promising Irish Research Council funded researchers, with great ideas for startups based on their research. The competition will launch on 22nd September with a call for applications. The best 15 applicants from across all research disciplines will then get the chance to take part in an NDRC programme over 6 weeks, to develop and move their ideas from labs and libraries to ‘lean startups’; from basic research to business models; from methods to products. Keep your eyes peeled from 22nd September for details on how to apply.”


The Irish Research Council will have a dedicated 'poster display' area in the main exhibition area within the Convention Centre.

We are pleased to offer awardees a valuable opportunity to showcase their research in this area for the event. This is an excellent opportunity to increase visibility with potential future employers in areas of both academia and enterprise.  The Council will accept one poster from each awardee (size A1, landscape) which summarises his/her research. The poster should be written/designed for a general audience, with a specific emphasis on selling your skills to an employer. The submission should be via email, before 14th September, to All posters will be displayed electronically in rotation on a digital display in the Convention Centre. Up to 50 posters will be chosen at the Council’s discretion for presentation in hardcopy, and the chosen awardees will be asked to print and deliver these on the morning of the event.

Career Advice Sessions

Sigmar Recruitment will be holding career advice sessions where award holders can avail of CV, interview and career advice.  Places will be limited so this service will be available on a 'first-come, first-served' basis. These sessions will be held between 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm.  There are a total of 24 30-minute slots available, the first 24 email requests received by will be confirmed.


 Accomodation details can be found here.

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