Current Vacancies

Last Updated: 15th March 2017

Special Lecturers/Clinical Tutors

Within the UCD School of Medicine, a cohort of approximately 50 registrars, specialist registrars or senior registrars form a vital frontline academic resource to support our clinical training of medical students. These ‘Special Lecturer/Clinical Tutors’ play a major role in identifying key teaching moments for our students who are attached to clinical teams as part of their experiential learning.

The Clinical Tutor instruct and supervise students during their clinical attachment, provide lectures and tutorials as part of the formal clinical curriculum and assist with the preparation of clinical examinations. They provide academic advice and career mentoring to students and ensure that the clinical rotation supports the learning objective of the relevant module.

Our tutors join each of our professorial academic units across our clinical training network. Some undertake MD, MCh, MAO or PhD research projects with our leading clinical and medical education research investigators. In some instances, Clinical Tutors may also act as module coordinator in the formal University programme management structures.

Appointments can be made on a 1, 2 or 3 year basis to suit the career progression of the non-consultant hospital doctor in training. Full and part scholarships for higher degrees are available in some instances.

The School welcomes expressions of interests from across all clinical specialities. We anticipate opening specific competitions for a number of vacancies in January 2016 with a view to commencing in July 2016. Vacancies currently exist in the subject area of Psychiatry across a number of clinical sites.

For further information please contact

Post-Doctoral Fellow (PD1) (Prof Paul McLoughlin Group)

UCD Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1, UCD School of Medicine (Temporary)

The successful applicant will join an active SFI funded research group exploring the mechanistic role of lung selective regulatory mechanisms in the development of lung diseases.

These pathways have recently been identified by our group

  • Murphy et al, Am J Path 2016, PMID: 26765958.
  • Cahill et al Circulation. 2012, 21;125:920-30 PMID: 22247494.
  • Costello et al, Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2010, 42:517-23. PMID 19574532.

Approaches used include in vivo inducible and conditional knockout mouse models, advanced imaging techniques, quantitative stereology and cell and molecular techniques. In addition to the principal duties and responsibilities listed below:

  • Conducting research into the mechanisms underlying hypoxic lung disease.
  • Laboratory work in cell culture, and in vivo mouse models of hypoxic lung disease.

Salary: €33,975 - €41,181 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

Closing Date: 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) 3rd April 2017


About the Research Group

More information about Prof McLoughlin's research can be found here.

Job Description

Post Doctoral Fellow (Prof P McLoughlin Group)

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications. UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CVs submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned. - Job Ref: 009087

PhD Studentships in Reproductive Medicine

Two four year PhD studentship are available at the UCD School of Medicine, UCD Health Sciences Centre. The successful applicants will work on a project aimed to establish new methods to accurately predict bull fertility with or without semen sorting. The project will analyse the behaviour of bovine spermatozoa in the female genital tract and characterize sperm-oviduct interaction by using live cell imaging and probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE). The project includes travelling and gaining additional experience in labs in Germany. These posts are part of a collaborative project between Prof. Dr. Sabine Koelle (UCD) and Dr. Stephen Butler (Teagasc, Moorepark) and are funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine through the Research Stimulus Fund. 

The successful candidates will have a research focused role, where he/she will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator. The PhD student will engage in the reporting and dissemination of the results of the research as directed by the Principal Investigator including presentation at national and international meetings and publication in peer-reviewed academic publications.

Selection Criteria

  • Applicants must have a degree in a relevant life sciences discipline (upper second class honours or higher grade) and have a keen interest in male reproduction, especially in working with spermatozoa.
  • Applicants should have extraordinary engagement, excellent communication skills (oral and written) and good organisational skills including an ability to work to deadlines.
  • Previous experience in research is highly desirable.


Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV including the names of two academic referees and a personal statement outlining their interests and reasons for applying to: Email:

Formal queries relating to research content are to be directed to: Email:

Closing Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017 

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Physiology Medical Traineeship Programme

UCD School of Medicine Physiology Medical Traineeship Programme recruitment process for 2017 / 2018 has now commenced and is seeking suitable individuals interested in undertaking a graduate research degree.

The one year (or possible extension for the duration of research degree) full-time scholarship programme is available to EU students only offers an €18,000 tax free stipend along with payment of 75% of EU student fees covered. Successful candidates will undertake a graduate research degree programme and gain experience teaching in small groups along with adding to their research portfolio. Strong academic skills and competency in Physiology are desirable as part of the selection criteria, along with clinical training and proficient communication skills.

Successful applicants will also gain valuable skills and experience teaching physiology to undergraduate medicine and science students.

Selection Criteria

  • Good working knowledge of Biology/Physiology
  • BSc (2.1 or higher desirable)
  • Proven communication skills

Applications for September 2017/18 Academic Year  

For more information on this programme please contact:
Steven Masterton
Course Administrator
T: +353 1 716 6634                                                        

NOTE: Extended Closing Date: Friday 31st March 2017 (5pm)


How To Apply

For further information on these and other UCD positions, please see UCD HR website.  Applications via UCD HR website unless otherwise advised.


Posts listed here are only those vacancies which have been notified to the School Office. This may not reflect the totality of positions available across the School, its associated research institutes and affiliated clinical partners.  All University appointments are advertised on the following site.  This page is not intended to replace the University's primary recruitment channel which is managed by UCD HR.

Submission of Vacancy Posts

School Staff and staff of associated institutions can submit details of their vacancy for consideration using this web form.  Please allow sufficient notice in advance of closing date.  The School reserves the right to decline or not accept a submission without having to give a specific reason.