Title : Postdoctoral fellow
Department : Data Science Centre, School of Population Health
Tenure : Specified purpose contract for up to 36 months
Location : St Stephen's Green, Dublin
Reporting to : Professor Kathleen Bennett
Salary : Postdoctoral level 2a
Proposed Start Date : Jan 2023
The School of Population Health and School of Physiotherapy in collaboration with Beaumont Hospital are working together on a HRB Health Research Charities Ireland (HRCI) Breakthrough Cancer funding award involving a multidisciplinary team with academic, clinicians and patients and the public to deliver a programme of research to assess rehabilitation needs in those living with and beyond brain tumours in Ireland. The postdoctoral researcher will work collaboratively with academic, clinical care and PPI partners on this important project.
The successful candidate will lead research on the project ‘Surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, but now what? Exploring the rehabilitation needs of people with brain tumours in Ireland'.
The project involves a range of research methods, including qualitative and quantitative approaches. Brain tumours can shorten lifespan and cause neurological disability that profoundly impacts functional ability and quality of life. Rehabilitation can improve functional prognosis (motor and cognitive) and quality of life in people with brain tumours. However, research and experience consistently show that people with brain tumours do not get the opportunity to access rehabilitation.
The aim of this study is to understand the rehabilitation needs of people with brain tumours in Ireland.
This project has four interlinked Work packages:
The results will improve care by measuring the unmet need and providing a basis to prioritise the supports required and encourage healthcare providers and policy makers to adequately resource neuro-rehabilitation for people with brain tumours.
Please apply online no later than 5pm on the closing date with your CV and Covering Letter. Informal Enquiries can be directed to Kathleen Bennett email@example.com