IT Officer, National Virus Reference Laboratory

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
20 May 2022
End of advertisement period
02 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a IT Officer within National Virus Reference Laboratory / UCD.

The National Virus Reference Laboratory (NVRL) plays an important role in the Irish Health Services as the principal diagnostic and reference service for clinicians investigating virus infections. The laboratory offers approximately 170 tests for the diagnosis of at least 45 different pathogens and the current workload involves performing in excess of 900,000 tests per annum. The NVRL is also accredited by the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) to undertake testing as detailed in the Schedule bearing the Registration Number 326MT, in compliance with the International Standard ISO/IEC 15189:2012 3rd Edition Medical laboratories - Requirements for quality and competence. The diagnostic function of the laboratory is controlled through the Laboratory Information System (LIS) namely CliniSys WinPath/Enterprise. This system is key to the successful operation of the NVRL as the LIS is interfaced to a wide range of analysers utilised to test patient samples. The system is also utilised to issue hardcopy and electronic patient reports, invoicing data and clinical notification to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre and public health. Other software systems operating in the laboratory include the QMS (Q-Pulse), QC package (BioRad) and support ticket system (osTicket). The selected candidate will be primarily responsible for:

  • Database administration including CliniSys WinPath/Enterprise, Medibridge, HealthLinks
  • Laboratory Network administration
  • Provision of computer hardware and software support for NVRL staff

95 Programmer I\2010 (0145\X) Salary: € 51,392 - € 61,775 per annum

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on the 2 June 2022. Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.