Current Vacancies

Last Updated: 29th June 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

Academic Senior registrar/ Clinical Tutor in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Immediate Vacancy

Part time of full time considered.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic NCHD with an interest in child and adolescent psychiatry to join our academic department at UCD and to work in a MDT child psychiatry team. The clinical component options include part time placement at Lucena Clinic CAMHS, SJOG or department of psychological medicine at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin. Areas of clinical opportunity and specialism include ADHD, Gender Identity Disorder, early infant psychiatry, eating disorders, and consultation liaison psychiatry.

This is a fixed term post for up to 12 months (June 29th, 2018) with a possibility of extension beyond this time. The academic component involves participation in an active research and teaching programme to undergraduates and postgraduates in child mental health and wellbeing. Further study will be encouraged.

Benefits: This post will facilitate an integrated training pathway for clinicians with an interest in research or further academic study within the area of child and adolescent psychiatry. It is in keeping with recommendations in the Buttimer Report (2006), designed to assist with graduate retention.

Flexibility: this post is available for up to 12 months on a full time or part time basis. Applicants must be in the early stages of higher specialist training.  All applications are subject to international peer review and shortlisted candidates are interviewed. Applicant for either the research or clinical component alone will be considered.

Requirements: The successful Candidate will have prior child psychiatry knowledge, good clinical skills, possess excellent interpersonal skills and have a flexible approach. Candidates fulfilling both positions need to be both a team player who enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary setting, and able to work independently. The research component would benefit from some prior research experience, but this is not essential. Good command of English and writing skills are required. Work visa, garda clearance, and registration with the IMC required.

Salary: dependent on prior experience and grade.

Application and further information: Contact Dept of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Prof Fiona McNicholas

Post Doctoral Fellow (PD1 or PD2) - Mass Spec & Arthritis

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small team developing a multiplexed protein assay using a combination of MRM based mass spectrometry and multiplexed immunoassay with a target of analytically and clinically evaluating the assay in a clinical diagnostic setting. When developed, the multiplexed protein assay is intended for use to support diagnosis of patents with Psoriatic arthritis and to predict patient's response to therapy. The post requires an individual who has a proactive approach with a high level of professionalism and ability to present the project to key external partners and project assessors. If a successful outcome is achieved, the project offers the opportunity for continued engagement in an existing academic/commercial/clinical role.


This appointment may be made at either Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or Level 2 depending on the relevant experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

See Job Description for more details.

Salary: PD1- €34,975 - €41,003 per annum; PD2 - €39,155 - €41,437 per annum.

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

Closing Date: 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) Monday 24th July 2017.

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.