Current Vacancies

Last Updated: 9th July 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:

Special Lecturer / Clinical Tutor in Medicine (Mullingar)

Applications are invited for a 12 months post of a Special Lecturer / Clinical Tutor in General Medicine within UCD School of Medicine & Mullingar Hospital

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. In some instances, Clinical Tutors may also act as module coordinator in the formal University programme management structures.

A number of Clinical Tutors are also actively involved in our biomedical, clinical or medical education research working with a specific Principal Investigator and may be undertaking a higher research degree (e.g. MD, MCh, MAO, MSc or PhD). These individuals are responsible for undertaking research experiments or data reviews and disseminating their findings through publication as a thesis, in academic journals or at scientific meetings.

All Clinical Tutors are part of a vibrant community of academic staff who pass on their clinical experience and expertise to the next generation of medical professionals. The School provides academic support and training such that the Tutors themselves develop their own educational expertise and leadership.

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 (local Irish time) on 12th July 2019.

Senior Executive Assistant (Maternity Leave Cover)

Applications are invited for a Senior Administrator - Admin Support Team post within UCD School of Medicine.

The School of Medicine requires an Administration Support Team who will report into the Administration Support Team Lead. A key priority of this team will be to provide dynamic and flexible administration support to the School.

The Administration Support Team will provide high level day-to-day administrative expertise to the School, supporting the seamless delivery of academic and student supports in an effective and professional manner. This includes the delivery of a highly flexible, responsive and effective service to students, schools, staff and other key stakeholders to support the collective efforts of the School.

The post will operate in an exciting and evolving environment. The appointee will engage in a range of duties and responsibilities to support the successful implementation and operation of the academic and student support service of the new School Team including the new USM when implemented in the University.

Each member of the Administrative Support Team will have a primary area of focus e.g. Marketing & Communications, Research Support, Programme Support, Committee Support, VP Support and will have a dotted reporting line to a nominee within their primary area of focus.

The Administration Support Team will operate as a team and each member will be expected to carry out admin activities outside the remit of their primary area of focus. This sense of teamwork and collegiality will support a flexible and collaborative environment, enhance the ability to provide cross-coverage for their team members, manage peaks and troughs in workload and facilitate increased sharing of expertise within the team.

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 July 2019.

Research Grant Support Officer

Applications are invited for a 12 months post of a Research Grant Support Officer within UCD School of Medicine (Systems Biology Ireland)

Based in SBI, the post-holder will work with the in-situ Grants Manager on guiding researchers in SBI (and where possible, UCD Conway Institute and UCD Charles Institute) through the complexities of proposal preparation including drafting of management, implementation and impact sections as well as budget development and multi-partner communication coordination. There will be a specific focus on supporting early to mid-career level researchers in proposal development and submission.

Systems Biology Ireland established in 2009 under the Science Foundation Ireland Centres for Science, Technology & Engineering programme, is fast becoming one of Europe's leading centres for excellence in systems biology research. The interdisciplinary nature of systems biology holds the promise of significant advances in science beyond the boundaries of individual disciplines. SBI focuses on elucidating basic principles of the design and function of biological signal transduction networks with the aim to design new therapeutic approaches to cancer, degenerative and inflammatory diseases based on a systems level, mechanistic understanding of biomolecular networks.

Salary Range: €35,000 - €45,000 per annum. 
Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

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

Translational Data Coordinator / Research Assistant

Applications are invited for a 12 months (part time) post of a Translational Data Coordinator-Research Assistant within UCD School of Medicine.

Personalised cancer therapy is dependent on accurate and informative prognostic and predictive tests to determine patient outcome in both the absence and presence of therapy, respectively. The primary aim of OPTi-PREDICT is to fast-track the validation of clinical decision support systems (DSS) for breast and prostate cancer, in both the prognostic and predictive settings. For early-stage breast cancer, we will develop the OncoMasTR DSS, to support the stratification of newly diagnosed patients into low and high-risk categories, informing treatment choice. For early-stage prostate cancer patients, we will develop the Pro-RISK CAL DSS, which will use a panel of serum-based biomarkers to determine the risk of having indolent or aggressive disease, and inform the need for radical treatment. Together with collaborators, we will also develop subject-specific computational models for both breast and prostate cancer, which will integrate clinical and biological data on each patient, to delineate complex relationships between biomarkers and clinical response. For high-risk early-stage breast cancer, PrediCare-EarlyBC will determine the most suitable chemotherapy protocol for individual patients. For Prostate Cancer PrediCare-Prostate will predict the individual response to therapy. Ultimately, the goal is to progress these DSS towards clinical implementation, improving survival rates and quality of life for these patients, by assigning the most appropriate treatment.

Central to the delivery of these objectives is the collection and management of high quality clinical data. The main role of this position is to perform Data Management tasks on assigned studies specifically iPROSPECT and BreastPredict. They will report to a sub-management group consisting of Professor Watson, Professor Gallagher and Dr Murphy, Cancer Trials Ireland. The successful applicant will be based at Cancer Trials Ireland and work across the OPTi-PREDICT team in UCD.

Salary: €22,109 - €32,728 per annum (pro rata) 
Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 12th July 2019. 

UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow PD1

Applications are invited for a 24 months post of a Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD School of Medicine.

Food for Health Ireland (FHI) is a centre for functional food development funded by Enterprise Ireland and members of the Irish Food Industry. FHI combines expertise from a number of national institutes including University College Dublin, Teagasc and others. 
This post-doctoral position will be located at University College Dublin.

A post-doctoral candidate is sought to join a research team focusing on the “development of dairy fermentates with proven health benefits” work package within FHI. The research will focus on genome sequence analysis of lead candidate strains and metagenomic analysis of data from ex vivo gut model assays and human intervention studies.

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 Range: €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 9th July 2019.

Public Engagement in Research Officer

Applications are invited for a 4 months, part time 0.5 FTE post of a Public Engagement in Research Officer within UCD School of Medicine.

Applications are invited for the position of Public Engagement Officer to support the development and implementation of education and public engagement (EPE) activities in Systems Biology Ireland, and UCD Conway Institute.

The Public Engagement Officer will play a key role in enhancing the Research Institutes international reputation and communicating the impacts arising from on-going research. The successful candidate will work closely with Institute management, the research community and, where applicable, external partners, to understand how these ambitions can be realised in each area. The successful candidate will lend support to existing initiatives including:

  • The Amgen Biotech Experience programme, which focuses on professional development for secondary school teachers; enabling them to (a) keep pace with scientific advances and technologies and (b) to introduce their students to the latest scientific discoveries.

Strong EPE programmes are required for competitive submissions to national and international funding calls. Important elements of the proposed role include, design and implementation of EPE initiatives, seeking and securing appropriate funding to support initiatives, development and implementation of evaluation plans for activities within this space.

The Public Engagement Officer will need to have excellent interpersonal skills, be highly motivated, self-driven, and have proven ability to act on his/her own initiative. He/she will need to have experience in cultivating and managing effective stakeholder relationships. Applicants should have proven project management skills; be capable of managing a diverse workload and have the ability to deliver high quality work to tight deadlines. Excellent communication, administrative and organisational skills are necessary. The role will require travel to deliver training nationally.

Salary: €40,000 pro rata per annum.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 19th July 2019


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

This page is not intended to replace the University's primary recruitment channel which is managed by UCD HR.

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.

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