Technical Officer, UCD National Virus Reference Laboratory

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£38066.38 - £50304.87 per annum
16 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2022
Contract Type
Part Time

Applications are invited for a 1 Year Temporary Part-Time (0.6fte) Post of a Technical Officer within National Virus Reference Laboratory.

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 120 tests for the diagnosis of at least 45 different pathogens and the current workload involves performing, 970,000 tests per annum. The laboratory provides a 24/7 clinical and technical on call service to deal with urgent testing requirements and to support the National Transplant Programme. The NVRL is accredited by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a National Laboratory for Poliovirus, Influenza, Measles and Rubella.

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 main purpose of the post is to perform diagnostic investigations of patient samples from established procedures and ensure a rapid turnaround of laboratory test results to the NVRL service user. This is a part-time position for 3 days a week.

95 Technical Officer (2013) Salary Scale: 42,127- 55,671 per annum pro rata

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

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 30th November 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.