Post-Doctoral Researcher/Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Public Health

University College Cork
December 01, 2023
Offerd Salary:€42,781 - €49,177
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Post-Doctoral Researcher/Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Public Health

2 Years, Fixed-term, Whole-time Post

Please note that this position can be filled at Post-Doctoral or Senior Post- Doctoral level, depending on qualification and experience of the successful candidate.

Position Summary

We are recruiting an enthusiastic Post-Doctoral Researcher / Senior Post- Doctoral Researcher to join our research team investigating the implementation of evidence-based interventions in healthcare settings.

About the project

The successful candidate will join the CUSTOMISE project (Comparing and Understanding Tailoring Methods for Implementation Strategies in Healthcare). CUSTOMISE is a large program of work investigating the process and impact of tailoring implementation strategies, the practice of adjusting strategies to suit local circumstances to enhance the likelihood of success. The research is funded by the Health Research Board Research Leader Award led by Dr Sheena McHugh at the School of Public Health.

About the role

Day-to-day activities include but are not limited to:

  • Contributing to a systematic review of the effectiveness of tailored interventions to improve professional practice.
  • Conducting a scoping review on the characteristics and process of tailoring in healthcare settings.
  • Coordinating participant recruitment for primary implementation research studies.
  • Collecting quantitative and qualitative data to evaluate tailoring activities in healthcare settings.
  • Performing data analyses, interpreting results, and presenting findings to diverse audiences.
  • Contributing to scientific manuscripts, reports, and presentations.
  • Identifying and pursuing opportunities for knowledge exchange and dissemination.
  • Leading or assisting with the planning and delivery of workshops, seminars, meetings, and webinars.
  • Contributing to the development of funding applications to address emergent research priorities.
  • What we offer

    This full-time post offers an exciting opportunity to join and shape the Health Implementation Research Hub, a growing team of implementation researchers at the School of Public Health. Through our international scientific advisory panel, you will interact regularly with leading experts in the field of implementation science and related disciplines. You will also work with our vibrant Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) panel. You will have the opportunity to undertake international training in advanced research methods and travel to scientific conferences and events to present research results. You will also be encouraged to develop your own research ideas and gain experience in grant writing.

    Skills and experience required

    Applicants should hold a PhD degree in health services research, health psychology, public health, or a related health-related discipline. Experience in implementation science, intervention development or evaluation is desirable. Experience conducting systematic reviews is also desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out research using a variety of survey and qualitative methods and so should be proficient in collecting and analysing qualitative and/or quantitative data.

    Experience engaging in collaborative research with stakeholder groups including health service users, health professionals and/or policy makers is also essential. The appointee will support research assistants and other junior members of the team. Candidates must demonstrate strong organizational, planning, oral and written communication skills, scientific writing, and project management skills. The successful applicant must be comfortable taking initiative and playing a key role completing several projects.

    Project Title: Centre for Understanding Tailored Methods of Implementation involving Stakeholders, Evidence, and skills Development (CUSTOMISED) for policy and practice

    Post Duration: 2 Years

    Salary: Post-Doctoral Researcher: €42,781 - €49,177 p.a. (IUA PD1 Salary Scale), Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher: €50,540 - €54,966 p.a. (IUA PD2 Salary Scale)

    For an information package including further details of the post see https: //

    Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Sheena McHugh, Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health,Tel: +353 (0) 21 420 5513; Email: [email protected].

    Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https: // Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to [email protected], quoting the job-title and project name.

    Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 1st December 2023.

    No late applications will be accepted.

    Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

    UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at https: // www. and initiatives at https: // www. and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.


    Contact Person : Dr Sheena McHugh Contact Email : [email protected] Job ID : 072352 Contact Number : Close Date : 01-Dec-2023 12:00

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