Friday, July 2 10:00-11:00

This talk will:

  1. help researchers navigate the best job portal, offering jobs in research (
  2. help researchers living in Ireland, find the best advice on career and funding opportunities

If you are a non-EEA researcher in Ireland, EURAXESS Ireland can help you to understand how the visa and the work permit system works in Ireland and how to qualify for the Fast-Track Work Permit Scheme (Hosting Agreement) for scientific researchers in Ireland. Benefits of this scheme are for example: Free of charge fast track recruitment of non-EEA qualified experts, quicker visa processing time, immediate family reunification, and many more

EURAXESS is a platform for researchers, entrepreneurs, universities and businesses to interact with each other. Packed with practical information, EURAXESS provides support on mobility issues, links to job and career development opportunities for researchers and entrepreneurs, allows universities and businesses to find the right talent, and connects people, projects and funding.

The Fast Track Work Permit Scheme (known as Hosting Agreement) for scientific researchers in Ireland enables universities and research-active enterprises to recruit highly qualified researchers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Benefits of the scheme for companies and prospective employees include the following: Free of charge fast track recruitment of non-EEA qualified experts, quicker visa processing time, immediate family reunification, and many more. The Hosting Agreement System is managed on behalf of the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science by EURAXESS Ireland. EURAXESS Ireland offers free, professional immigration advice on all matters related to the employment of researchers, helps you to recruit the best international experts, search for funding or Researchers & Entrepreneur partnership through the EURAXESS website.


Dr Magdalena Wislocka – Head of EURAXESS Ireland at Irish Universities Association Magda has been managing the Fast Track Work Permit for Non-EU R&D (Hosting Agreement) Scheme since its introduction in 2007 in Ireland. She is also responsible for responding to helpdesk queries at the EURAXESS office based in the IUA. Magda has been particularly successful in building links and collaboration with various key institutions in Ireland such as the Office of Science & Technology and the Work Permit Section in the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, and the Irish Naturalisation Immigration Service in particular. Magda spoke at numerous international conferences in Ireland and abroad. She has participated in various European Commission funded projects focusing on researchers’ mobility and EURAXESS services to researchers in European academic and industrial institutions. She is currently involved in a consultation process with the EC dedicated to transforming EURAXESS into the new “ERA Talent Platform”.

Magda‘s academic background is in plant ecology. She is lecturing part-time at DCU, and she holds a diploma in Irish Immigration Law and Practice

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