NUIG -210-19 -Research Associate, 0.2FTE, School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUI Galway

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    Medical sciencesOther
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    17/11/2019 17:00 - Europe/London
    Ireland › Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 1 year and 10 month fixed term contract position as Research Associate in the Health Research Board-Trials Methodology Network (HRB-TMRN) at the Centre for Health Evaluation, Methodology Research & Evidence Synthesis (CHEMRES) at the National University of Ireland, Galway.


The position is part-time 20% (0.2FTE) and is available immediately.


The research portfolio of the Centre for Health Evaluation, Methodology Research & Evidence Synthesis (CHEMRES) encompasses both the Health Research Board – Trials Methodology Research Network (HRB-TMRN), Evidence Synthesis Ireland and Cochrane Ireland. The research and infrastructural activities of these entities centre on advancing the foundations on which good healthcare decisions are made both nationally and internationally. This is achieved through both developing robust methodologies for randomised trials and also ensuring good quality evidence synthesis through capacity building and training. The centre has a dynamic team of researchers, academics, postgraduate students and programme managers.


Job Description:

The successful candidate will be required to take an active role in aspects of specific research projects within CHEMRES, specifically within the HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network. In addition to the practical research aspects such as data collection, the successful candidate will be involved in writing reports and papers and also developing key strategic relationships nationally and internationally. A key part of the role will be to plan, execute, and finalise projects according to strict deadlines. The successful applicant will need excellent knowledge of clinical research, possess excellent research skills, be experienced in project management and will need to be able to engage successfully with clinical colleagues.


The successful candidate will be highly motivated, passionate about developing high quality clinical research, self-motivated with strong attention to detail and quality.


Essential requirements:

  • An MSc in a health related subject or at least 2 years’ research experience in trial methodology and / or evidence synthesis
  • At least 3 years’ experience in research including research budget management
  • Demonstrable experience in randomised trials;
  • Evidence of track record of successful project management of complex research projects;
  • Excellent IT skills;
  • Flexibility in meeting project requirements and in working across multiple projects;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to include substantial experience in report writing;


Salary: Research Associate € 37,874 - €47,673 (pro-rata for this part-time post)


Start date: Earliest possible agreed date





Continuing Professional Development/Training:


Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.


Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway


Further information about the School of Nursing and Midwifery is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/nursingmidwifery/


Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Sandra Galvin, Sandra.galvin@nuigalway.ie


NB: Gárda clearance is a requirement for this post.

Work permit restrictions apply to this post.


To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, a CV (of a maximum of 5 pages including names of 2 referees), and the contact details of two referees should be sent, via e-mail (in PDF format only) to: Dr. Sandra Galvin, Sandra.galvin@nuigalway.ie


Please put reference number NUIG-210-19 in subject line of e-mail application.


Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 17th November 2019.


National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.


All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment.

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EURAXESS offer ID: 462109


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