Post Doctoral Researcher for Developing Policy and Systems Recommendations

Maynooth, Ireland
€37,233 - €39,529 per annum (3 points)
04 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
01 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

We are seeking a Post-doctoral researcher with strong research skills to work as part of an international multidisciplinary team on developing policy and systems recommendations for assistive technology provision in Malawi. The successful candidate will be the Project Manager.

The project is entitled APPLICABLE - Assistive Product List Implementation Creating Enablement of inclusive SDGs. People with disabilities are among the most marginalised in lower-income contexts; experiencing stigma and barriers to participation and realization of rights. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call on us to 'leave no one behind'. Assistive technology is critical for achievement of the SDGs in an inclusive and equitable manner. The World Health Assembly (WHA) 2018 called for countries to develop assistive technology policies and systems to facilitate improved provision of assistive technology. This project will undertake Rapid Assistive Technology Assessment (RATA), through a stratified population sample survey. Results will inform action research with government, civil society and United Nations stakeholders, to identify barriers and facilitators for the development and implementation of policy and systems to ensure enactment of the Priority Assistive Product List (APL) (for which the Irish Government was a sponsor) (WHA, 2016). The research will be conducted over 3 years in Malawi, building on existing strong research and policy links. The project is funded by the Irish Research Council with a partner in Malawi. This post will be based at Maynooth University.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to several aspects of the project, including on-going work on capacity building, and there is scope to allow them to further development of their own research interests.

Post-Doctoral Researcher Salary Scale: €37,233 - €39,529 per annum (3 points)

Appointment will be made in accordance with the Department of Finance pay guidelines.

*New entrants to the public sector will be appointed on the first point of the above scale.

Closing Date:

23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Wednesday, 1 May 2019.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Maynooth University is an equal opportunities employer.

The position is subject to the Statutes of the University