December 2015 | Nollaig 2015

Exciting Opportunity in Gynae-Oncology

Fri, 11 December 15 11:53

The UCD School of Medicine has announced the first of a number of planned clinical professorial appointments with the advertisement of the position of Professor of Gynae-Oncology / Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist.  Based at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and with clinical sessions also at the National Maternity Hospital and St Vincent’s University Hospital, this new position is expected to provide national leadership in gynaecological cancer care and clinical leadership within Ireland’s largest hospital group.

As the first national academic chair in gynaecological oncology, the postholder will join Ireland’s strongest obstetrics and gynaecology group across the country’s largest hospital group, the Ireland East Hospital Group.  With clinical sessions at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (10.5 hours per week), the National Maternity Hospital (6 hours per week) and St Vincent’s University Hospital, the appointee will be expected to provide specialist clinical input into the National Cancer Control Programme at the national centre for gynaecological cancer surgery.  The full time academic appointment at the UCD School of Medicine will enable the appointee develop an internationally competitive research group and provide expert instruction to medical students during their clinical attachments within obstetrics and gynaecology.

The School’s Director of Strategic Development, Mr Paul Harkin noted

We are keen to appoint a clinician scientist with a strong track record of clinical, translational or fundamental biomedical research in a field of gynaecology and gynae-oncology.  The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader and a collaborative team player.  We have constructed this post carefully across our major gynaecology and gynaecological surgery centres to help integrate our academic activities and provide Irish women with the highest standards of clinical care.

The candidate will join an already strong obstetrics and gynaecology group based at two maternity hospitals and at the country’s two leading acute hospitals. Clinical service at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital is delivered by consultant gynaecologists Dr William Boyd, Dr Thomas Walsh and Dr Peter Boylan. Professor Michael Turner leads the UCD Centre for Reproductive Health at the Coombe Women’s & Infants’ Hospital and leads the national clinical programme in obstetrics and gynaecology.  Professor Fionnuala McAuliffe, UCD Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology leads a maternal and fetal health research group at the National Maternity Hospital, having taken over last year from Professor Colm O’Herlihy, Emeritus UCD Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.  Under Prof O’Herlihy’s direction, the UCD School of Medicine has trained a large proportion of the country’s obstetricians.  From next month each of the three Dublin maternity hospitals will be led by UCD graduates in Dr Rhona Mahony (NMH), Dr Sharon Sheehan (Coombe) and Professor Fergal Malone (Rotunda).  The National Maternity Hospital, one of Europe’s busiest maternity hospitals is planning to move to the St Vincent’s University Hospital campus in the coming years and as such the appointee will have her/his clinical commitments split within the Ireland East Hospital Group.

Join Ireland's vibrant academic community at the UCD School of Medicine and the country's clinical leaders in modern healthcare. Build your academic profile in a research-intensive University, translate your research findings into improvements in patient care, and teach the next generation to do the same.

This post is the first of a number of professorial position which the School expects to fill during the 2015/2016 Academic Year.