Research Fellow School of Public Health

University College Cork
July 11, 2024
Offerd Salary:€62,698 - €68,318
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Research Fellow School of Public Health

2 Years, Fixed-Term, Whole-time Post

Position Summary

Applications are invited for the role of Research Fellow in the School of Public Health .

Chronic disease is responsible for most disease and deaths in Ireland, where it accounts for the use of 70% of health service resources. Consequently, the Irish health service has recently made significant strides to better manage chronic disease, with for instance, the introduction of the Integrated Care Programme that targets heart disease, respiratory conditions and diabetes. However, chronic diseases such as neurological, rheumatological and mental health conditions which are leading causes of death and disability are not currently supported under this programme. Senior decision makers in the Irish health service are now seeking to improve and expand care for these conditions in Ireland. However, the evidence to inform this decision making is sparse.

The aim of Future-Proof is to co-produce options for future models of care aimed at the management of neurological, rheumatological and mental health conditions in Ireland by:

i. examining prevalence and hospitalisation impacts of neurological, rheumatological and mental health conditions using systematic reviews or secondary data analysis, as appropriate

ii. examining evidence on effective models of care for the management of the prioritised conditions, and assess and describe the current models of care in Ireland and comparable countries

iii. co-producing options for future models of care aimed at their management through an integrated knowledge translation plan with knowledge users and PPI partners.

Project Title: What next? Priority setting and future-proofing for chronic condition prevention and management in Ireland: the Future-Proof study.

Post Duration: 2 Years

Salary: €62,698 - €68,318 p.a. (IUA Research Fellow Scale)

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

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Linda O'Keeffe, Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health 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 Thursday 11th July 2024.

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 : Linda O'Keeffe Contact Email : [email protected] Job ID : 077971 Contact Number : Close Date : 11-Jul-2024 12:00

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