A good marketing plan is essential if you want a shot at hiring top research talent, says Maurice P. Boland, acting vice president for research at the University College Dublin. One of the most important parts of the plan starts with internal university work: building infrastructure, and lobbying nationally for funding. "It comes down to how well the applicant perceives the program they are going into, and ... the infrastructure, and how well the applicant sees the leadership from the top," Boland says.

<p>Maurice P. Boland</p>

Courtesy of Maurice P. Boland

To that end, the university's new president has set out an ambitious plan that makes life science research a high priority over the next five to 10 years. The university recently completed a new veterinary school and is building new facilities for its medical school. "There has been tremendous development taking place in terms of infrastructure, which makes it...

Interested in reading more?

Magaizne Cover

Become a Member of

Receive full access to digital editions of The Scientist, as well as TS Digest, feature stories, more than 35 years of archives, and much more!
Already a member?