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Research Project Manager (Rare Disease), School of Medicine

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£51,223.08 per annum
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Research Project Manager (Rare Disease) within UCD School of Medicine

Reference no - 016736

The Rare Disease Research Catalyst (RDCat) Consortium is a group of Irish-based healthcare workers, researchers and patients working together to:

  1. increase the influence of rare disease patients in RD research and policy
  2. increase Irish engagement with national and international networks including the Rare Disease Clinical Trial Network and ERNs
  3. build rare disease research activity and excellence in Ireland, enabling engagement with the upcoming European Rare Disease Partnership and
  4. open and extend communications within Ireland and with international stakeholders to further these aims.

These are the RDCat objectives:

  • Patient and Public Involvement: Increase patient participation, influence, diversity in rare disease research and research design at Irish and International level
  • Networking & Collaboration: Increase the number, activity, involvement and engagement of Irish researchers in local, national and international rare disease research collaborations and networks, including European reference networks
  • Research Excellence: Increase the amount and quality of rare disease research conducted in Ireland and with Irish contribution internationally
  • Impact through Communication: Increase the communication between local, national and international rare disease researchers in order to achieve the other objectives of the consortium

Fixed Salary: €59,338

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 8th of December 2023

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.

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

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


UCD is Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 37,000 students drawn from 152 countries, including over 4,500 students based at locations outside of Ireland. 
The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years; it is currently ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide.
As Ireland's largest university, with its great strength and diversity of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland through the study of people, society, business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as through research and innovation. 
Over the last decade UCD researchers have increased their annual number of papers in the international literature by 39% and have authored more than 34,000 papers in total. 56% of the papers were co-authored with researchers from more than 130 countries. These papers are cited by other researchers at a rate that is 73% above the world average.
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Imagine yourself in a workplace with a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for all staff and students. UCD is committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly.
Learn more about equality and diversity in UCD, including our new Dignity & Respect Support Service.
Visit the Work at UCD page to explore further benefits of working at UCD and to apply for a role.

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