Current Vacancies

Last Updated: 24th January 2020

Director, HSE National Genetic and Genomic Medicine Network UCD / TCD Full Professor of Genetic and Genomic Medicine

Director, HSE National Genetic and Genomic Medicine Network, UCD / TCD Full Professor of Genetic and Genomic Medicine, School of Medicine (Permanent)

Post Doctoral Research Fellow PD2 (Digital Transformation in Health)

Applications are invited for a temporary fixed-term 48 months post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 2 within UCD School of Medicine

This role arises from a grant from Horizon 2020: H2020-SC1-DTH-2018-2020 (Digital transformation in Health and Care). The VALUECARE (value-based methodology for integrated care supported by ICT) consortium consists of 17 partners from 8 EU countries.

Healthy ageing along with independent living have become key challenges for Europe as countries are experiencing growth in the number of older persons in their population. The aim of VALUECARE is to deliver efficient outcome-based integrated (health and social) care to older people facing cognitive impairment, frailty and multiple chronic health conditions in order to improve their quality of life (and of their families) as well as the sustainability of the health and social care systems in Europe.

The project's multidisciplinary consortium includes stakeholders from the whole supply chain of the digital health and social care environment in order to maximize its chances of success.

This role is to lead the pilot in Cork and Kerry.

In addition to the Principal Duties and Responsibilities listed in the Job Description, the Ideal Candidate will have essential extensive hands-on experience in the following areas;

  • Performing systematic reviews (for example systematic reviews, rapid reviews, scoping reviews, realist reviews)
  • Qualitative and quantitative research techniques, including co-design, data collection and analysis.
  • Must be able to demonstrate strong initiative and independent thinking and also be able to work within a highly collaborative team to support/train other team members as appropriate

Salary: €45, 041 - €47,673 per annum
Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 22nd January 2020

Post Doctoral Research Fellow PD1 (UCD Charles Institute)

UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1, UCD School of Medicine/Charles Institute of Dermatology (Temporary 36, Months)

PhD Position | Fetal Programming of Childhood Cardiometabolic Health & Obesity

PhD Research Position in Fetal Programming of Childhood Cardiometabolic Health and Obesity: ROLO PreTeen Study 

Location: The National Maternity Hospital, University College Dublin.


A full-time researcher is required to participate in a multi-disciplinary research study examining fetal origins of childhood cardiometabolic health and obesity at UCD Perinatal Research Centre. The research programme is based at The National Maternity Hospital and University College Dublin. 

The successful candidate would register for a three year fulltime PhD programme at UCD.

The research will be supervised by Prof. Fionnuala McAuliffe, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, and principal investigator for the research programme.


  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition/science/public health or related field
  • Clinical experience in a healthcare setting
  • Experience in pregnancy and childhood research and recruitment, nutritional assessment techniques, and sample collection and handling is desirable


Informal enquiries to Ms Anna Delahunt at The National Maternity Hospital

Formal application to include a 300 worded covering letter and CV to Prof. Fionnuala McAuliffe and to Ms Stephanie Begley, University College Dublin, National Maternity Hospital, Holles St., Dublin 2 (, stephanie 

Closing date for applications is February 28th 2020.

About UCD Perinatal Research Centre

UCD Perinatal Research Centre, based at the National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, coordinates national and international collaborative research in maternal health and its impact on maternal and infant outcomes. Led by Centre Director Professor Fionnuala McAuliffe, UCD Perinatal Research Centre is internationally recognised for its research in maternal and fetal health, diabetes and nutrition in pregnancy, and impact of maternal health on long-term health of Mum and infant.

The Centre comprises researchers with backgrounds ranging from clinical obstetrics, paediatrics, nutrition, exercise physiology, behaviour and marketing, public health to health economics. The research is funded by grants from Health Research Board Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland, the European Union, and the National Maternity Hospital Medical Fund.  

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Post Doctoral Research Fellow PD1 (Prof Ulla Knaus Group)

Post Doctoral Research Fellow PD1 (Prof Ulla Knaus Group)

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

Our research focus is on understanding protective mechanisms of the intestinal mucosal barrier, and how compromised responses damage the host, and alter immune responses and host-microbiota communication. This project will investigate gastrointestinal inflammation in genetically modified mouse models with emphasis on alteration of the chemical environment in the intestine. Understanding gut physiology on a mechanistic level by using genetic and drug-induced changes will be the hallmark of the project. Methods will include studying epithelial and immune cell responses and their interaction with indigenous or altered microbiota in vivo and ex vivo. Close connections to clinicians will permit bed-to-bench assessment. Multi-facetted in vivo methods as well as high resolution imaging, flow cytometry, and analytical/enzymatic/microbiological methods will be used in the project.

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.

In addition to the Principal Duties and Responsibilities listed below, the successful candidate will also carry out the following duties specific to this project:

  • Training and supervision of students when required
  • General shared laboratory duties

PD1 Salary Scale: €37,874 - €41,373 per annum
Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 5th February 2020

Research Assistant (Prof Walter Cullen, GP Research)

Applications are invited for a temporary, fixed-term 12 months post of a Research Assistant within UCD School of Medicine.

This post is to support

i. the further establishment of General Practice Research Group at UCD School of Medicine
ii. the successful enactment of its component projects, specifically those focusing on developing integrated models of care and improving physical health in people with mental health problems.

Salary: €22,496 - €29,502 per annum.
Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 28th January 2020

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • To ensure the successful enactment, completion and dissemination of research projects, including
    recruitment, data collection, analysis, report writing, communications, dissemination
  • To support students undertaking graduate research projects
  • To support research activity by medical students, interns and trainees
  • To collaborate effectively with other team members
  • To assist with drafting funding applications, study protocols, ethics applications, practice recruitment, data collection / analysis and manuscript preparation
  • To facilitate optimum internal communications.


Programme Manager (General Practice)

012180 - Programme Manager, UCD School of Medicine (Permanent)

Applications are invited for a permanent post of a Programme Manager within School of Medicine

The post holder will ensure the delivery of a highly flexible, responsive and effective service to all stakeholders associated with the subject area of General Practice within the UCD School of Medicine. This post provides an opportunity to be involved in exciting developments in UCD's provision of taught programmes and to make a positive impact on student experience.

This individual will report to the Director and/or his/her nominee and will be a key contributor to the delivery of a highly flexible, responsive and effective service to students, staff and other key stakeholders in a busy and dynamic environment.

The Programme Manager will typically be responsible for managing dedicated programme activity.

The post holder will be required to contribute to the development and operation of the programme, of its student facing operations and of its governance, processes and procedures. The post holder will also be required to develop and enhance internal and external communications and foster collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders in a professional and approachable manner.

The post involves working in collaboration with relevant stakeholders within the School and the wider College if appropriate to ensure the programme is effectively supported. Crucial to the success of the programme delivery will be proactive, timely and accurate communication with all internal and external stakeholders.

The key areas of responsibility for the Programme Team involve planning and provision of: timely communication to and engagement with continuing, incoming and current students through various channels; curriculum and programme support; programme governance and assessment support; coordination of academic and pastoral support for students; promotion of academic programmes: student applications; registration and orientation support; internal programme communication; provision of management information relating to programmes.

The post will operate flexibly in an exciting and evolving environment. The post holder will engage in a range of duties and responsibilities as outlined below to support the successful implementation and operation of the academic and student supports service delivery model of the new School Office Team.

95 Administrative Officer Ii_2010 Salary Scale: €42,564 - €54,647 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 6th February 2020

Project Coordinator (UCD Clinical Research Centre)

Project Coordinator, UCD School of Medicine (Temporary fixed term, 24 months)

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. 

University appointments are made by open competition and are advertised on the following site

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