Postdoctoral Fellow/ Senior Postdoctoral Fellow

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
April 03, 2024
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Post Date : 13-Mar-2024 Close Date : 03-Apr-2024

Job Title : Postdoctoral Fellow /Senior Postdoctoral Fellow

Department : School of Population Health

Reporting to: Prof Ed Gregg

Location: RCSI St Stephen's Green

Contract/Duration: Specified-purpose contract (Four Years)

Remuneration: Junior Postdoctoral Fellow: SFI Team Member Scale Level 2A.1

Senior Postdoctoral Fellow: SFI Team Member Scale Level 2B Point 1

Closing Date: 3rd April 2024

The RCSI School of Population Health is looking to transform the way that population-level data and research platforms are deployed in Ireland to make key decisions for prevention and reduction of chronic disease burden. To this end, Converge: Centre for Chronic Disease and Population Health Research will attract, inspire and shape the careers of a new generation of leaders, scientists and practitioners engaged in the development of new integrated, population-level models, methodologies and interventions for complex, multimorbidity conditions.

Successful candidates will be appointed at the level of Junior Postdoctoral Fellow or Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, commensurate with their level of experience.


• Conceptualise and design new studies and investigations of the risk factors, trends and effective interventions for chronic diseases

• Assemble, collect or seek data access approval for the assembly of data sets for epidemiologic studies and natural experiments for chronic diseases

• Analyse epidemiologic, health systems and implementation data to identify modifiable risk factors and effective interventions for prevention and control of chronic conditions

• Develop novel methods and approaches for analysing epidemiologic and intervention effectiveness data

• Work with the principal investigator, members of the research team, colleagues and other stakeholders to ensure project deliverables are achieved

• Lead, co-author and prepare papers for peer-reviewed publications, reports/policy briefs and presentations to stakeholders

• Disseminate results of the research at scientific meetings and through other channels

• Prepare research ethics applications

• Assist with funding applications that might be considered for related projects

• Supervision of doctoral/postgraduate students


• PhD in population health sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, modelling or related discipline


• Demonstrable capacity for independent research, experience of research leadership

• Strong track record of peer-reviewed publications in journals of high quality/impact

• Excellent quantitative analysis skills in epidemiological/economic modelling, advanced methodologies, epidemiology or related area

• Ability to work independently and efficiently

• Excellent organisational, interpersonal, report writing and IT skills


• Content expertise in chronic disease care and prevention

• Experience of working in multidisciplinary and international research teams

• Experience in stakeholder engagement

• Project and team leadership, coordination and management skills SKILLS and COMPETENCIES

• Communication skills: proven ability to communicate complex ideas

• Project management skills: ability to ensure that project plans are communicated and that all timelines are met

• Self-starter with the ability to work effectively as part of a team; is cordial, tolerant and willing to help others; is cooperative and patient; shares work and information; establishes rapport, can influence and develop effective networks

• Conscientious: has a pro-active approach to work, anticipating and resolving problems in advance; has keen attention to detail, from anticipating and addressing issues in advance to understanding requests and delivering quality work with minimal errors

• Flexibility: can operate flexibly within a busy environment, can shift focus when required

• Motivated: displays a ‘can-do' attitude, be committed to the development of the Centre and demonstrates enthusiasm and passion for the role


• Junior Postdoctoral Fellow: Four years

• Senior Postdoctoral Fellow: Four years


• Junior Postdoctoral Fellow: SFI Team Member Scale Level 2A.1

• Senior Postdoctoral Fellow: SFI Team Member Scale Level 2B Point 1


Informal enquiries are invited in the first instance through Elaine Healy Research Manager, School of Population Health Email: [email protected]


Applicants should apply through the RCSI careers page, www. The closing date for applications is 5pm, 3 April 2024.

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