Senior Research Coordinator, School of Nursing and Midwifery

University College Cork
February 16, 2024
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Senior Research Coordinator, School of Nursing and Midwifery

Anticipated duration 4 Years, Specific Purpose Whole Time Post

Role Summary:

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is now seeking a dynamic candidate for the key position of Senior Research Coordinator to ensure the smooth and efficient day-to-day operations of the MaxSBF Project: (Maximise support for breastfeeding for sustainable population health and wellbeing: Integrated knowledge translation approach).

The Senior Research Coordinator will have responsibility for managing and implementing a research project that will positively influence a cultural shift towards valuing breastfeeding as the most scientific and nutritionally sound method of infant feeding in association with international and national research collaborators across multiple sites as part of a €2.5 million Health Research Board (HRB) funded project.

This ambitious 4-year project will be led by the School of Nursing and Midwifery UCC. The project involves a 5-pronged approach to tackle the current barriers to breastfeeding. It will involve the people who will ultimately benefit from the work such as, Mums, Dads, future parents, community organisations, health systems, health professionals and health educators and learners. The Senior Research Coordinator will work closely with the Leadership Team; the Programme Management Team and the Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) to contribute operational expertise in the application of effective Integrated Knowledge Translation (IKT) throughout. As a member of the Management Team, the Senior Research Coordinator will be expected to contribute to the development of a programme for maximising breastfeeding support research in the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

The Senior Research Coordinator will also play a key role in the implementation of MaxSBF reporting schedule, ensuring that the scope and timelines of the research programme and associated projects are on schedule, and that UCC complies fully with mandatory reporting requirements. The Senior Research Coordinator may be asked to support other aspects of work when relevant and the appointee will be expected to have a flexible approach in this regard. The ideal candidate will be proactive, enthusiastic, very organised and capable of managing a heavy and diverse workload. They will be able to work under pressure and be able to effectively manage many competing demands simultaneously.

Post Duration: Anticipated 4 Years

Salary: €62,688 p.a. (Personal Rate)

Project: Maximise support for breastfeeding for sustainable population health and wellbeing: Integrated knowledge translation approach

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

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor Patricia Leahy- Warren, Head of School, Email Address: [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, 16th February 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 : Professor Patricia Leahy-Warren Contact Email : [email protected] Job ID : 073731 Contact Number : Close Date : 16-Feb-2024 12:00

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