Job Title: Cameron Scholars Programme: Postdoctoral Fellow
Department: School of Population Health, RCSI/Cameron Scholars' Programme
Reporting to: Dr Sarah Barry, Director of Academic Programmes, School of Population Health
Location: Beaux Lane House, Dublin
Contract/Duration: Specified purpose – up to 4-years
Remuneration: salary in line with IUA Research Salary scale up to a maximum of Level 2b, point 1, subject to experience
Closing Date: 20th November 2023, 5pm
Interviews: commencing the week of 4th December 2023
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About Our Research
RCSI recognises that excellence in education and research is critical to the quality of its activities, its credibility, and, overall, to its mission to enhance human health. In 2022, RCSI established the School of Population Health (SPH) with a mission to conduct multidisciplinary research that guides, shapes and monitors the crucial decisions in population health; to deliver comprehensive educational programmes that meet the workforce needs of today and the innovation needs of the future; and to participate in synergistic networks and collaborations that strengthen infrastructure, capacity and financing for education and research. The Cameron Scholars Programme is a strategic and prestigious initiative that supports the development and growth of the School of Population Health at RCSI. The Programme funds academic, technical and administrative posts to build and consolidate a comprehensive programme of education and research growth, with significant impact, nationally and internationally.
Summary of Post
RCSI is offering four Cameron Scholars Programme Postdoctoral Fellowships in population health lasting up to four years duration. These highly desirable postdoctoral roles offer successful applicants a structured career-building opportunity where they will deliver on significant research, education, and collaboration milestones in the dynamic environment of a growing School.
Cameron Postdoctoral Fellows will work directly with School of Population Health lecturers on designated research projects in, but not limited to; population health research related to women's health and marginalised groups, digital health and lifestyle intervention, influencing policy and practice in healthcare, epidemiological and economic modelling of chronic and neurological diseases. The candidates will be a key part of the Cameron team, charged with generating research funding and translating outputs for academic publications. The successful candidates will have access to the RCSI Health Professionals Education Centre (HPEC) Diploma, providing them with a post-graduate teaching qualification to build their scholarly CVs and prepare them for teaching on postgraduate programmes.
Along with career development in research, translation and collaboration, a core objective of the Cameron Postdoctoral Fellowship posts is to support population health education through curriculum development and delivery for RCSI's innovative programme in population health leadership. Successful applicants will actively contribute to the growth and profile of the School of Population Health through membership of at least one of its focus committees, and will work across School departments and activities as appropriate to a Postdoctoral Cameron Scholars Programme role.
Specifically, the duties of the post are:
Qualifications and Experience (Essential):
The successful candidate's core values and behaviours should demonstrate:
We are all too aware that imposter syndrome and the confidence gap can sometimes stop fantastic candidates putting themselves forward, so please do submit an application — we'd love to hear from you.
Please apply online through the RCSI careers portal on the closing date with your CV and cover letter.
Informal Enquiries can be directed to Cameron Scholars Manager Dr. Hilary Murray: [email protected] Please note we do not accept CVs directly.
Interview and presentation:
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a formal online competence-based interview and presentation. Interviews will be arranged for the week commencing December 4th 2023
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