Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 3-year fixed term contract position as Research Associate in the new Centre for Health Evaluation, Methodology Research and Evidence Synthesis (CHEMRES) in NUI Galway.
The position is full-time and is available from 1st January 2019.
These are exciting and challenging times for clinical trials. The number and variety of treatments continues to grow, increasing pressures on researchers to determine how these compare to current treatments, while rising costs and regulation can make trials expensive and complex. However, as pressure on resources grows, there is more demand for reliable and robust evidence on the benefits, harms and costs of health care, so that people can make informed choices. This backdrop means that we need high quality research to ensure that the right trials are done, in the right ways and reported fairly and clearly.
CHEMRES is based within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at NUI Galway and is host to the HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network, Evidence Synthesis Ireland and Cochrane Ireland. Together, these initiatives play a vital role in building capacity in trial methodology and in evidence synthesis on the island of Ireland. This is achieved through a focus on three high-level activities (i) support (ii) training and education and (iii) research and innovation.
The successful candidate will be required to take an active role in all aspects of specific research projects within Professor Devane’s programme of research, which has a focus on randomised trials, systematic reviews and meta analyses focussed largely, but not exclusively, within maternity care. Successful candidate will therefore need to have clinical credibility in maternity care settings.
In addition to the practical research aspects such as data collection, site visits etc., the successful candidate will be involved in developing research proposals, writing reports, bidding for further funding and writing papers as appropriate. 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, research skills, project management and will need to be able to engage successfully with clinical colleagues.
The successful applicant will have opportunities to lead significant projects and to publish within these areas. He/she will be highly motivated, passionate about developing high quality clinical research, self-motivated with strong attention to detail and quality.
- Clinical credibility in maternity care such as, but not limited to, midwifery, obstetric or other clinical maternity care experience of not less than 3 years;
- Demonstrable experience in randomised trials;
- Demonstrable experience in evidence syntheses ;
- Evidence of track record of peer review, competitive grant writing;
- 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 (€39,530 - €48,260 per annum)
Start date: 1st January 2019.
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 Professor Declan Devane at email@example.com
NB: Gárda clearance is a requirement for this post.
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: Ms. Sheena Connolly, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please put reference number 194-18 in subject line of e-mail application.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 23rd November 2018.