Research Assistant - 2 Positions, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, School of Clinical Therapies

University College Cork
December 01, 2023
Offerd Salary:€30,025 - €39,908
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Research Assistant - 2 Positions, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, School of Clinical Therapies

4 Years, Fixed-term, Full-time Posts

Position Summary

This position is to work as a Research Assistant (as a member of a team) on a programme of research led by Dr Pauline Frizelle, at UCC that will take place across 7 countries (Ireland, the UK, the US, Australia, Finland, Croatia, Austria).

The aim of this programme of research is to ensure that interventions to support language and communication deliver maximum benefit for children with or at risk for developmental language disorder (D)LD. To do this we aim to develop a set of internationally accepted reporting guidelines that will a) specify the intervention characteristics, participant characteristics and outcomes in children's oral language intervention studies b) reflect the perspectives of all relevant stakeholders c) enable translation of research into practice through comprehensive training d) maximise the potential for meta-analysis and international collaboration.

Our programme of research includes a multi-national core team of representatives from the key groups who will either use or be influenced by the final reporting guidance. We will conduct reviews of the literature (which present typologies of intervention characteristics in (D)LD and related disorders); carry out focus groups; and use systematic consensus methods such as e-Delphi, nominal group technique, and consensus development conferences.

Through the development and adoption of standard intervention reporting criteria, we aim to reduce research waste, and to overcome barriers for practitioners, services and policy-makers in applying intervention evidence to practice. International consensus on intervention reporting, which incorporates key elements of relevance across stakeholders, would capitalise on the growth in intervention studies to enable new methodologies of data pooling, meta-analyses and cross-study comparisons. Consequently, it would significantly accelerate progress in (D)LD intervention research and improve health; educational and economic outcomes for all those with or at risk for (D)LD (in Ireland and internationally) through more efficient and effective intervention approaches.

Further information can be found on the following website: https: // www.

Post Duration: 4 Years

Salary: €30,025 - €39,908 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

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

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to: Dr Pauline Frizelle, Senior Lecturer, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences Tel: + 353 (0) 87 8057394; 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 Pauline Frizelle Contact Email : [email protected] Job ID : 072531 Contact Number : Close Date : 01-Dec-2023 12:00

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