Current Vacancies

Last Updated: 10th May 2019

Associate Professor in Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging

Applications are invited for a Associate Professor in Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging post within UCD School of Medicine.

Applications are invited for an Associate Professor position in Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging within the UCD School of Medicine. Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging in the UCD School of Medicine is the national centre for undergraduate Radiography education and also offers a range of taught graduate courses and CPD offerings. 

The post will mainly involve teaching and support of the graduate entry radiography degree programme curriculum and the provision of high quality scholarship and contribution to the delivery and assessment. Applicant must hold a primary qualification in Radiography and be eligible to register on the Radiographers Register, CORU. Evidence of postgraduate education relevant to recognised areas of diagnostic imaging sub-specialities is desirable, in addition to a demonstration of enthusiasm for research. 

95 Associate Professor Salary Scale: €68,663 - €95,916 per annum.
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 31st May 2019.

Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging

Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging, UCD School of Medicine (2 x Temporary 5 year - fixed term)
Applications are invited for a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging post within UCD School of Medicine.

Applications are invited for two, five-year (fixed term contract) college lecturer / assistant professor positions in Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging within the UCD School of Medicine. Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging in the UCD School of Medicine is the national centre for undergraduate Radiography education and also offers a range of taught graduate courses and CPD offerings. 

The successful applicants will contribute and add support to the teaching and learning of undergraduate, graduate entry, and postgraduate Radiography, together with CPD initiatives. The post will mainly involve teaching and support of the academic curricula and the provision of high-quality scholarship and contribution to the delivery and assessment, inclusive of clinical competency assessments. 

95 Lecturer/Asst Professor Above the Bar Salary Scale: €52,848 - €83,090 per annum.
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 31st May 2019.

Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Clinical Research

Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Clinical Research, UCD School of Medicine (5 Years)

Applications are invited for a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Clinical Research post within UCD School of Medicine.

University College Dublin is a large and diverse university whose origin dates back to 1854. There are over 20,000 students based in eleven Faculties. The University strives to achieve the highest standards in the advancement of knowledge through research and scholarly publications. It communicates that knowledge to successive generations of students through excellence in teaching. The University also makes an active contribution to the interests and development of the wider community - regional, national and international. 

The university is situated on a large modern campus about 4km to the south of the centre of Dublin. Further information on the University is available via the internet at www.ucd.ie.

95 Lecturer/Asst Professor Above the Bar Salary Scale: €52,848 –€83,090 per annum.
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines 


Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 23rd May 2019.

Special Lecturer Recruitment - 2019

The UCD School of Medicine invites applications for a range of non-consultant hospital doctor positions at registrar, specialist registrar and senior registrar equivalent level within a number of medical and surgical specialties across our clinical training network.  These positions will commence 9th July 2019.

Appointees will join a vibrant community of clinical tutors who play a major clinical teaching role within our Medicine and Radiography degree programmes with an opportunity to become involved in various research projects.  A range of full-time and part-time positions are available with academic attachments across our affiliated hospitals.  Some time commitment to the School on the University campus is also possible.

Appointments will be made for a one year period initially with a possibility of re-appointment for a further three years.  Appointments will be made at the next appropriate point on the NCHD equivalent salary scale to allow clinical seniority to be maintained during the period of appointment with the University.

The School particularly welcomes applications from candidates who are interested in undertaking higher degrees (MSc, MD or PhD) in clinical research or medical education research during their appointment.  A number of degree scholarships will be available to high calibre candidates.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Job Vacancies website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/.

Special Lecturer / Clinical Tutor in Surgery

Special Lecturer / Clinical Tutor in Surgery, UCD School of Medicine & St Vincent’s University Hospital (Temporary 12 Months)

The UCD School of Medicine invites applications for a range of non-consultant hospital doctor positions at registrar, specialist registrar and senior registrar equivalent level within a number of medical and surgical specialties across our clinical training network. This role will be open until filled.

Appointees will join a vibrant 50-strong community of clinical tutors who play a major clinical teaching role within our Medicine and Radiography degree programmes with an opportunity to become involved in various research projects. A range of full-time and part-time positions are available with academic attachments across our affiliated hospitals. Some time commitment to the School on the University campus is also possible.

Appointments will be made for a one year period initially with a possibility of re-appointment for a further three years. Appointments will be made at the next appropriate point on the NCHD equivalent salary scale to allow clinical seniority to be maintained during the period of appointment with the University. 

Special Lecturer/Clinical Tutor_2010 Salary Scale: €55,872 - €65,794 per annum
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17.00hrs (Irish Local Time) on 7th May 2019

Special Lecturer/Clinical Tutor (Midlands Regional Hospital, Mullingar)

The UCD School of Medicine invites applications for a range of non-consultant hospital doctor positions at registrar, specialist registrar and senior registrar equivalent level within a number of medical and surgical specialties across our clinical training network. This role will be open until filled.

Appointees will join a vibrant 50-strong community of clinical tutors who play a major clinical teaching role within our Medicine and Radiography degree programmes with an opportunity to become involved in various research projects. A range of full-time and part-time positions are available with academic attachments across our affiliated hospitals. Some time commitment to the School on the University campus is also possible.

Appointments will be made for a one year period initially with a possibility of re-appointment for a further three years. Appointments will be made at the next appropriate point on the NCHD equivalent salary scale to allow clinical seniority to be maintained during the period of appointment with the University. 

Special Lecturer/Clinical Tutor_2010 Salary Scale: €55,872 - €65,794 per annum
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17.00hrs (Irish Local Time) on 15th May 2019.

Sanofi Newman Fellowship in Haematology

Sanofi Newman Fellowship in Haematology

As part of its programme to provide postdoctoral research opportunities for scholars of proven academic excellence, University College Dublin is pleased to announce the Sanofi Newman Fellowship in Haematology. The appointment of a Newman Fellow in Haematology is established with the generous support of Sanofi. The Newman Fellow is expected to contribute to the development and continuation of an active research programme to examine the effect of obesity on risk of hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism. 

The Fellow will be based in the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science and the Catherine McAuley Centre in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. 

Applications are invited from candidates who hold a doctoral degree and have experience in research methodology. Applicants should have a strong interest in venous thrombosis, haematology, and coagulation. The successful applicant will have already published in high impact journals and will show an interest in addressing important clinical issues using research methodology.

The Sanofi Newman Fellowship comes with a generous stipend and is tenable for two years.

Informal enquiries regarding this Fellowship may be directed to Associate Professor Patricia Maguire, UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science (patricia.maguire@ucd.ie)

A completed Newman Fellowship Application Form, a copy of your CV and 2 Newman Fellowship Referee Form should be returned to:

Elizabeth Crean

REFERENCE: Newman Fellowship UCD Graduate Studies

Room 0.14, Tierney Building

UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Or by email to: graduatestudies@ucd.ie

ucd.ie/graduatestudies

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 8 May 2019.

UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow PD1 (Dermatology, SVUH)

Applications are invited for a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 post within UCD School of Medicine.

This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.
The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

Based at the Education and Research Centre at St Vincent’s University Hospital, the Research Fellow will support dermatology research studies based in St Vincent’s University Hospital (and other clinical sites as required). The primary focus will involve characterisation of the involvement of immune system components in different dermatologic diseases, such as hidradenitis suppurativa and psoriasis.

PD1 Salary Scale: €37,223 - €43,029 per annum.
Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 16th May 2019.

UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow PD1 (Proteomics)

Applications are invited for a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 post within UCD School of Medicine. 

The aim of this project is to establish a novel high-throughput assay to measure HDL-associated proteins to distinguish between metabolically healthy and metabolically unhealthy obese individuals. We have established that HDL-associated proteins are significantly altered in obese patients relative to lean controls and furthermore there are significant differences in protein patterns between obese individuals with and without the metabolic syndrome. This project will build upon this work to develop a high-throughput assay to isolate HDL from serum and in parallel develop a multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) assay with Prof. Stephen Pennington’s research group that will have the capacity to measure ~100 HDL-associated proteins in one sample. This project seeks to recruit an innovative basic scientist with a background in Biochemistry/pharmacology or related discipline who ideally would have a background in proteomics/big-data set analysis.

Post Doc Level 1 Fixed Salary: €37,223 per annum 

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 16th May 2019.

UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow PD1 (GI Inflammatory Diseases)

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 post within UCD School of Medicine.

Gastrointestinal inflammatory diseases are on the rise worldwide. A combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental influences predisposes individuals to gut inflammation. Our laboratory translates personalized medicine discoveries to preclinical models of disease, elucidates molecular mechanisms and develops therapeutic solutions. We focus on reactive oxygen species as signal transmitters of host and microbial responses, and on their role in gut physiology, host defence, barrier protection and tissue restitution. This project will be part of our overall program by addressing the chemical environment of the gut and how it can be modified for host recovery and protection.

This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.

The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

Salary Scale: €37,223 - €37,757 per annum. 
Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 17th May 2019.

UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow PD2 (Re-Emerging Epidemics)

Applications are invited for a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 2 post within UCD School of Medicine. 

Platform for European Preparedness against (Re-) emerging Epidemics
The global health threat posed by infections with epidemic potential grows ever greater. Europe has amongst the best healthcare systems in the world. Yet, despite years of global preparations for a potentially devastating influenza pandemic or the next SARS-like outbreak our clinical research response to severe infectious disease outbreaks is delayed isolated and fragmented. Recent epidemics have shown that important pathogenesis and clinical management data mostly came from sites that were already undertaking related clinical studies or from established national or regional research networks. As a result, clinical research in response to severe infectious disease outbreaks has relatively little to no impact on improving patient outcomes and developing high-quality evidence to inform clinical management strategies.

Post Doc Level 2 Salary Scale: €44,266 - €45,450 per annum.
Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience. 

Closing date: 13:00hrs (local Irish time) on 17th May 2019.

Snr Cardiology Research Nurse

Snr Cardiology Research Nurse, UCD School of Medicine (2.5 Years – 20 Hours per week)

Applications are invited for a Snr Cardiology Research Nurse post within UCD School of Medicine

We are seeking to recruit a cardiology nurse working within the HF units. This position will involve being part of a multidisciplinary team providing clinical care to patients across the spectrum of heart failure in addition to the development of an eHealth product “Abby” enabling self-care of chronic HF including self-prescription of medication. It is a multi-faceted role that also allows for active participation in investigator-led research studies in the cardiology therapeutic area.

Salary: €49,472 per annum

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 24th May 2019

Research Study Coordinator (UCD Centre for Arthritis Research)

Applications are invited for a Research Study Coordinator (0.5 FTE) post within UCD School of Medicine.

Based in the UCD Centre for Arthritis Research (http://www.ucd.ie/car/), the study coordinator will support the work of two national initiatives:

Rheumatoid Arthritis Biologics Registry of Ireland (RABRI). Patients with RA starting biological based treatments are being recruited with the aims of studying both long-term efficacy and side-effects. Currently 10 hospitals are participating.

Arthritis Research Coalition (ARC). This is a national initiative, funded by Arthritis Ireland, to develop cohort of patients with common rheumatic diseases that will be supported translational research. It will involve recruitment across the national CRC network including the Children’s Hospital.

The postholder will work closely with the research nurses at each site and the nurse coordinator.

Salary Scale: €21,674 - €32,404 pro rata.
Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 6th June 2019.

Research Assistant

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant post within UCD School of Medicine.

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is one of the key weight-loss (bariatric) surgery interventions used to treat obesity. RYGB decreases appetite, caloric intake, glycemia, and body weight, all of which are maintained long-term. It is controversial whether, after RYGB, patients choose to eat less high fat and sugary foods in favour of lower energy dense alternatives. 

Our objective is to test the hypothesis that RYGB in humans alters feeding patterns and causes shifts in food selection from high-fat (HF) and high-glycemic index (HGI) items to low-fat (LF) and low-glycemic index (LGI) items and determine whether this involves changes in gut peptide hormone responses and the immunometabolic milieu. 

To assist with the realisation of the above detailed experimental aims, we are seeking to employ a suitably qualified research assistant with significant experience of the following;
1) Arranging and running clinical trial study visits
2) Extensive experience of ELISA analyses
3) Experience of laboratory research work in the field of metabolic control in obesity and diabetes 

Research Assistant Salary Scale: €22,109 - €29,835 per annum.
Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience. 

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 16th May 2019.

Senior Clinical Research Nurse (Part Time)

Applications are invited for a Senior Clinical Research Nurse (Part-time 50%) post within UCD School of Medicine/St. Vincent’s University Hospital.

This is an exciting HRB-funded translational project aiming to identify the detailed pathophysiological pathways involved in intermittent hypoxia-mediated adipose tissue dysfunction and to test novel treatment strategies targeting this response. The successful applicant will play a major role in this project providing nursing expertise/support in a randomized controlled trial investigating a novel treatment strategy in obstructive sleep apnoea. 


Fixed Salary: €49,472per annum.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 30th May 2019.

PhD Opportunity in Comparative Oncology

A 4-year PhD position is available within Professor McCann’s group in the UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science UCD, in the area of Comparative Oncology, a core aspect of One Health.  Our lab’s research theme is focused on chemoresistance mechanisms in Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC). Specifically, biological nanoparticles called exosomes and their role in linking chemoresistance in TNBC with tumour recurrence and the setting up of premetastatic niches. Cancer in the domestic cat occurs spontaneously and in the case of feline mammary adenocarcinomas (FMAs), displays a clinical presentation and pathophysiology comparable to human TNBC, affording a unique potential to acquire novel information that is more relevant to human disease than induced cancer in rodent models.

 

You will have an opportunity to become involved in the “Patient Voice in Cancer Research Committee” [PVCRC] PPI public engagement and outreach initiative in UCD founded by Professor McCann during your PhD.  

 

Project Outline:

A “Comparative Oncology” approach to monitoring triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) treatment response and disease progression. The applicant will investigate the resistance mechanisms involved in TNBC to multiple chemotherapeutic regimes with an emphasis on the exosomal population’s role in both human TNBC and feline TNBC like FMAs patient cohorts. The successful applicant will develop an exosome-based blood test for women with a diagnosis of TNBC that will accurately predict the likelihood of the development and location of a secondary cancer, ahead of it being detectable on an image or scan. Using tissue obtained from naturally occurring feline TNBC like FMAs in collaboration with veterinary oncologists in Spain we aim to use comparative oncology to further study the exosomal chemoresistance phenomenon.

 

Minimum Educational requirement and eligibility:

Honours Bachelor’s degree in biomedical science, biotechnology, medicine or veterinary medicine. Demonstration of excellent standards of academic achievement (2.1 or first-class honours degree) a requirement. Candidates selected will have good communications necessary for inter-disciplinary research, a general interest in the topic of "One Health" and commitment to academic excellence.

 

Supervisor/s:

Professor Amanda McCann PhD. UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, School of Medicine, UCD

Dr. Pamela Kelly, Assistant Professor Veterinary Pathology, UCD. BSc, MVB, FRCPath, DipECVP, MRCVS.

 

Closing Date:

Please register your interest via amanda.mccann@ucd.ie and pamela.kelly@ucd.ie with your CV (max 2 pages) and expression of interest/cover letter (max 250 words) no later than 5pm Friday 31st May 2019.

Following Shortlisting Interviews expected to take place during June.

Senior Executive Assistant (SVUH)

Applications are invited for a Senior Executive Assistant – St. Vincent’s University Hospital post within UCD School of Medicine.

Based in St. Vincent’s University Hospital , the Senior Executive Assistant will provide administrative support to the subject of Psychiatry to UEM and GEM Students including Mater Misericordiae Hospital and all normal operational functions of the UCD School of Medicine and associated sections ensuring at all times, the delivery of a flexible, responsive and effective service to staff, students and the general public. The postholder will play a major part in the implementation of every aspect of the Psychiatry UEM/GEM Programme. The postholder maybe assigned by the Head of School (or Nominee) to support specific projects in relation to the Psychiatry Programme and support all Senior Academic Staff in the subject of Psychiatry on all related sites.

95 Senior Executive Assistant Salary Scale: €37,576 – €46,364 per annum.
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 16th May 2019.

Executive Assistant (Eccles Team)

Executive Assistant (Eccles Team, Mater Hospital), UCD School of Medicine (Specified Purpose Contract – Circa 18 Months)
Applications are invited for an Executive Assistant (Eccles Team, Mater Hospital) post within UCD School of Medicine

Based in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, the post holder will provide receptionist duties to a busy building, as well as wide-ranging administrative support for all activities carried out by the UCD School of Medicine. This role is part of a team that support the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School of Medicine. The initial assignment of this role is to the reception function in the Mater, however the individual may be assigned to support to the wider administrative team as required.

95 Executive Assistant_2013 Salary Scale: €24,395 - €39,114 per annum.
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines 

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 9th May 2019

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