Research Assistant, School of Public Health

University College Cork
November 24, 2023
Offerd Salary:€30,025 - €39,908
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Contract Type:9 Month, Fixed-Term
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Research Assistant, School of Public Health

9 Month, Fixed-Term, Whole-Time Post

Position Summary

We are seeking an enthusiastic, creative, and organised Research Assistant with strong communication skills to join the Health Implementation Research Hub at the School of Public Health in UCC. You will be responsible for carrying out knowledge translation activities to support the CUSTOMISE project under the direction of Dr Sheena McHugh.

About the project

In the CUSTOMISE project we are working with health professionals to design or select implementation strategies to support the delivery of effective interventions in the health service, taking into account their local circumstances. This process is known as tailoring implementation strategies. We are undertaking a series of activities to increase the translation of findings from this research project into policy and practice. This work is funded by a Health Research Board Knowledge Translation Award.

Your role

You will be responsible for organising a knowledge exchange seminar targeting researchers, health professionals, policy makers and service users. You will also be responsible for the development of a series of animated and real-world videos describing the field of implementation science and specifically the process of tailoring implementation strategies.

Day to day activities will include:

  • Working as part of a team to plan the knowledge exchange event.
  • Developing advertising and communication materials for the event
  • Organising registration and event set-up
  • Liaising with speakers and attendees
  • Designing and analysing pre and post event survey
  • Working with the research team and health service collaborators to develop video and animation content.
  • Liaising with experts in video production and graphic design to produce the material.
  • Identifying opportunities to share these outputs.
  • The ideal candidate will have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and have an ability to work on their own initiative. A postgraduate qualification in an academic discipline relevant to public health or health services research is essential (e.g., health, social sciences, public policy). Knowledge of health research methods is essential including survey and qualitative methods, experience in these methods is desirable. Experience organising events is also desirable. The candidate should be experienced in the use of IT applications, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. They will work as part of a research team in a flexible and dynamic working environment in the School of Public Health.

    Post Duration: 9 Months

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

    Project: Translating the tailoring process to improve the implementation of diabetes care

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

    Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Sheena McHugh>, , , Tel: + 353 (0) 21 ; Email: [email protected]

    Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https: // Please include names and contact details of three referees. 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, 24th November 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 : 072371 Contact Number : Close Date : 24-Nov-2023 12:00

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