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Research Nurse / Midwife, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£48,646.30 per annum
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

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Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Research Nurse/Midwife within UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

A baby is stillborn every 16 seconds, leading to heartbreak for more than two million families worldwide per year. Despite advances in care for babies after birth, progress towards reducing the number of stillbirths lags behind. Over 50 per cent of stillbirths are associated with a reduction in the baby's movements in the womb but there is currently no way to track a baby's movements at home. Our team has been awarded a multi-year contract as part of Wellcome Leap's In Utero program, in which we aim to validate the safety and performance of a novel wearable fetal movement monitoring system, to address the urgent need to enable monitoring of babies' movements in the womb at home, and dramatically reduce stillbirths globally.

We are recruiting a nurse/midwife for a 6-month full time research post in wearable sensors for stillbirth prevention with the potential for extension. The successful candidate will be based full time in the National Maternity Hospital. The successful candidate tasked with conducting research nurse/midwifery duties as part of the medical device clinical investigation including supporting recruitment, data collection and follow-up of participants. This role is an exciting opportunity to work within a highly motivated team and a dynamic environment, and to be involved in bringing advancements in pregnancy outcomes. The role offers opportunities for ongoing professional development and the successful candidate will be provided with training specific to their role. The research nurse/midwife will work directly with Prof Fionnuala McAuliffe and with Prof Niamh Nowlan, Principal Investigator of the Wellcome Leap project, and with members of the wider research team.

Fixed salary: €56,353 Per Annum

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on the 13th 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. 
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