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Research Assistant, School of Medicine

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£25,918.86 - £34,450.28 per annum
Closing date
11 Mar 2024

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Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Research Assistant within UCD School of Medicine.

Applications are invited for the position of Research Assistant to join a multi-disciplinary group investigating chronic lung diseases, one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. These diseases represent a major unmet health need both in Ireland and internationally.

The successful applicant will be part of a research group comprising clinicians, research scientists, technical staff and postgraduate research students investigating chronic lungs diseases. The position is based in the Conway Research Institute and in St Vincent's University Hospital and involves working on both these sites in the collection of clinical samples, biobanking and the analysis of samples using cell culture, biochemical, molecular biology and advanced imaging approaches. The successful applicant will provide support to a number of different projects.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, technically competent and capable of working independently and have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills including the ability to work closely with others as part of a team, while taking personal responsibility for assigned tasks.

Training can be provided and the position offers the opportunity to obtain new techniques and skills that provide an excellent base for career progression in the Biomedical Sciences field in the future.

Research Assistant Salary Scale: €30,025 - €39,908 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 11th of March 2024.

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.
Located within 4km's of Dublin city centre, the Belfield campus is a carefully landscaped, modern campus. Employees can avail of world class facilities and participate in a range of engagement activities.
There is a diverse range of staff at UCD, with employment opportunities frequently presenting themselves in the following areas:

  • Academic
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  • IT Services
  • Laboratory
  • Library
  • Research
  • Technical 

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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