New Principal Investigator

Congratulations on securing funding for your research. If you are planning to hire research staff, note that the Researcher Development Framework is now in place in University of Limerick for all new post-doc hires. Please contact us at to arrange a meeting to assist you.

Recruitment process

Please see our Recruitment section for details.

Salary & Benefits in UL

Work authorisation

The HR Research team will support non EU employees in obtaining valid work authorisation (Hosting Agreements, Work Permits and Immigration stamps). When a new employee has been identified the HR Representative at Recruitment along with PI/Line Manager will work with HR Research to begin the work authorisation process in advance of commencement.

Benefits of the Hosting Agreement are detailed on Euraxess Ireland portal 

Employee responsibility: It is the responsibility of the employee to obtain the correct visa to enter Ireland. Please note if you are travelling to Ireland to commence a contract of employment you must get the appropriate visa, your embassy, consulate will assist should you have queries.

Details on countries requiring a visa and the visa process can be found at the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS)

When in Ireland you must register with local immigration office, at UL it is in Henry Street Garda Station, Limerick. Should you have any mobility queries please contact us at

Contract management

The HR research team will work with PI’s on the timely processing of paperwork supporting their researcher’s contracts. Any potential delays or no cost extensions can be discussed with HR Research to ensure the researcher’s employment is processed accordingly.

Please discuss any matters pertaining to contract and line management with the HR Research team at

You can access the Contract Management - Research Posts policy by following this link to the University of Limerick Policy Hub, the single authoritative source for the University’s Statutes and Policies. 

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