Current Vacancies

Last Updated: 11th August 2017

Dean of Medicine & Head of School

University has commenced the formal recruitment process for our next Dean of Medicine and Head of School to succeed Prof Murray whose term of office concludes at the end of the 2017/2018 academic year. 

The University advertisement is currently live on the UCD Human Resources website with a closing date Friday 15th September 2017.

As you know this is a key leadership appointment both for the School and for the University.  The Dean/Head of School is responsible for the strategic and executive leadership of the School.

We would appreciate if you could bring this exciting opportunity to the attention of relevant contacts and colleagues.  Please note that this represents a permanent senior academic appointment although the appointment to the post of Dean/Head of School will be for a 5 year period with the possibility of renewal in certain circumstances. 

Informal enquiries can be made to the College Principal, Prof Cecily Kelleher via

Professor of Microbial Diseases

We are seeking to appoint a Professor of Microbial Diseases who will provide academic and clinical leadership in the area of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases clinical services. 

The UCD School of Medicine has an international reputation in infections disease research with particular expertise in molecular characterisation of bacterial and viral infection. It is home to the National Virus Reference Laboratory, which has provided a national diagnostic service for over forty years, and to the UCD Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases.

The UCD School of Medicine is Ireland's leading research-intensive medical school and its clinical partner, St Vincent's University Hospital is a national heathcare leader within Ireland's largest acute hospital group, Ireland East Hospital Group.

This is a permanent senior leadership role with substantial clinical and academic commitments.

Closing Date: 17:00 (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 29 September 2017.

Emergency Medical Science Course Director (Temporary)

Applications are invited for a temporary, 6-month post as Emergency Medical Science Course Director with the UCD School of Medicine based at the Centre for Emergency Medical Science (CEMS).

Note: A secondment arrangement to the post may be negotiated, in certain circumstances. A part-time arrangement may be negotiated, to facilitate an applicant’s continued clinical commitments.

CEMS has an extensive research programme dealing with many aspects of pre-hospital emergency care and holds research grants from a range of agencies. The MERIT Project is a major national research and development initiative established to build collaboration between the ambulance services and general practice in dealing with emergencies in the community.

The principal roles of this post include the delivery and development of educational programmes within the field and the completion of relevant research.

See Job Description for further details.

95 Lecturer/Assistant Professor (above the bar) Salary Scale: €51,807 - €79,194 per annum

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17.00hrs (GMT) on Friday, 25 August 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

UCD Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or Level 2

We are seeking an outstanding academic researcher with a background in protein biochemistry, transciptomics (e.g. RNA-Seq), cell signalling and mass spectrometry. This exceptional individual will take the lead in developing work packages directed to investigate the molecular mechanisms underpinning suppression of inflammatory signaling in hypercapnia. The researcher will be flexible, self-motivated, organised and willing to drive research output and standards in a developing laboratory. The researcher will be a team-player and help to mentor junior lab members. The successful candidate will become part of a leading laboratory in the emerging field of hypercapnia research. A dynamic, proactive and team-orientated approach, coupled with a high degree of professionalism, is essential for this post.

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

Salary: PD1 - €34,975 - €42,181 per annum; PD2 - €39,155 - €42,630 per annum
Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience

See Job Description for further details.

Closing Date: 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) Friday 1st September 2017.

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.

Research Nurse (Specified Purpose, Maternity Leave Cover)

Applications are invited for a Specified Purpose, Maternity Leave Cover role as Research Nurse.

The Research Nurse will support research trials based in St Vincent’s University Hospital and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (and other clinical sites as required.)

The UCD Clinical Research Centre (UCD CRC) is an academic-led, patient-focused facility for clinical translational research based at both the Mater Misericordiae and St Vincent's University Hospitals. It operates under a single integrated governance structure within the UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science. In addition to supporting a large portfolio of investigator- and industry-led clinical research projects, the UCD CRC is also a leader in the delivery of clinical research training. The UCD CRC is the focal point for engagement with industry (pharmaceutical companies, CRO's, regulatory authorities) and has growing national and international collaborations.

Note: Specified Purpose, Maternity Cover appointment (Estimated duration: 6-9 months)

Salary non-Scale €49,000 per annum

Closing date: 17.00hrs (GMT) on Wednesday, 23 August 2017.

Research Project Manager

The Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) is supported under the SFI-HRB-Wellcome Biomedical Research Partnership, with matched funding from UCD. The fund exists to facilitate UCD researchers to overcome systemic barriers to career and network development within the University and beyond. The award will enable UCD investigators to optimize delivery of research outputs in areas of prioritized focus and enhance competitiveness for future funding from external agencies including the EU and the Wellcome Trust.

The appointee to this post will provide administrative support to ongoing research activities and strategic planning initiatives at the UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre (DCRC) enabling DCRC strategy development in line with the institutional Personalised & Translational Medicine theme. The DCRC comprises a multidisciplinary research group with expertise in molecular cell biology, genetics, bioinformatics, pharmacology, human nutrition, systems biology, chemical pathology and clinical medicine. Investigator’s and research activity are based at the UCD Conway Institute, St Vincent’s University Hospital and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. DCRC researchers work closely with funding agencies and international collaborators in academia and industry.

Salary: €42,000 - €48,000 per annum
Appointment on the above salary range will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

Closing Date: 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) Friday 18th August 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.

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