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Trinity College's AMBER Centre Announces 350 jobs

TCD research centre for advanced materials and bio-engineering to create 350 jobs over next 6 years.

Trinity College's AMBER Centre Announces 350 jobs

AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Advanced Materials and Bio-Engineering, which is based in Trinity College Dublin, has announced plans for 350 new research positions. The new research positions announcement comes as the centre launches into its second phase (2019-2025), which is supported by a €40 million government investment. The new research positions are set to be created and filled over the next 6 years.

The AMBER centre has been instrumental in creating opportunities within the STEM sector in Ireland; during its first phase the centre created 14,279 jobs nationwide in areas such as biomedicine, pharmaceuticals, energy and ICT. The government funding for the centre's second phase of development will allow AMBER to build on its work in the ICT, MedTech, manufacturing technologies, and energy sectors of the economy. The research positions will address projected knowledge gaps and will develop research clusters in areas which are likely to be significant to the Irish economy in the future.

The AMBER Centre is home to world-class researchers and the new research positions will likely draw in more top talent from around the globe. Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, noted AMBER's role in developing Ireland as a world leader in research. Professor Mark Ferguson, Director General of Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific to the Government of Ireland remarked on the phenomenal success that the AMBER centre has seen and is confident that AMBER will continue to "create new business opportunities for the future". Ruairí Quinn, Chair of AMBER, added that the that the phase two funding will allow Ireland to become to continue to "become one of the world's leading materials science centres."

See Careers at AMBER HERE (see vacancies at the bottom left of the page)
To learn more about the different career areas within STEM, visit out STEM sector page HERE.

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