Malta Council for Science and Technology

Research & Innovation Executive

  • Basis:  Full-Time
  • Closing Date:  15 Apr, 2024
  • Job Ref:  KMP-89792

Job Description

Jobsplus Permit Number: 307/24. Jobsplus Vacancy Number: 405028.

This is a compelling role for the right candidate, requiring active engagement in diverse research areas across academia, public entities and industry. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing Research and Innovation funding programmes, monitoring project deliverables and networking with local stakeholders. Whilst an in-depth knowledge of scientific areas is not required, scientific appreciation is essential for the effective administration of research programmes.


  • Promoting the Unit’s funding programmes and other initiatives across academic, public and private entities.
  • Developing and maintaining strong links with R&I entities, both local and foreign, to develop successful programmes and initiatives, as well as ensuring successful take-up.
  • Supporting and guiding applicants in the Unit’s existing / new R&I funding programmes.
  • Supporting beneficiaries in the monitoring of their project deliverables, financial spending and reporting to ensure compliance with their contractual obligations with MCST.
  • As a key team player, working with other colleagues at MCST, as well as with external beneficiaries, evaluators and suppliers, to deliver a support structure for the effective management of R&I programmes.
  • Supporting and/or managing niche initiatives and programmes associated with specific sectors.
  • Identifying performance metrics for the R&I programmes operated by the Unit and defining measures to understand programme performance.
  • Keeping abreast with the latest policy initiatives and providing feedback on policy documents as necessary.
  • Local and occasional foreign travel, to represent MCST and its initiatives, may be required.
  • Other duties as assigned by the R&I Director.
  • To perform other job-related duties as assigned. The above list is not exhaustive, and management may change or add tasks if and when required and according to the exigencies of MCST and its subsidiaries.


  • Master’s qualification at MQF Level 7 or higher in either Science, Engineering, IT, Business, Management, Finance, Administration or a comparable professional qualification recognised by MFHEA (MQRIC if applicable), and preferably one (1) year relevant work experience. Or;
  • Bachelor’s qualification at MQF Level 6 in either Science, Engineering, IT, Business, Management, Finance, or Administration or a comparable professional qualification recognised by MFHEA (MQRIC if applicable) and preferably three (3) years’ relevant work experience.

Working Conditions:
This position is on an indefinite basis with a starting salary of €28,936 per annum and a yearly increment subject to good working performance:

  • Career advancement opportunity.
  • Opportunity for external training sponsorship.
  • Free gym membership.
  • Parking facility.
  • Teambuilding activities.

How to Apply
Interested applicants are to email their Europass CV and a copy of their academic certificates via the apply button below by no later than COB Monday 15th April 2024. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be processed.

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  • Salary:  €28,936