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Research Assistant, Cancer Clinical Research, School of Medicine

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£25,918.86 - £30,583.82 per annum
Closing date
11 Mar 2024

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Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Research Assistant - Cancer Clinical Research within UCD School of Medicine

The UCD Cancer Trials Cluster is a collaborative initiative of UCD School of Medicine, the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, St Vincent's University Hospital, and the Cancer Clinical Research Trust. It aims to be internationally distinguished Cancer Trials Cluster that measurably enhances the health of cancer patients through high quality innovative clinical trial research.

In furtherance of this aim, the UCD Cancer Trials Cluster is seeking an experienced Research Assistant to join its Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

The post holder will ensure the integrity and quality of the UCD clinical trials are maintained and conducted in accordance with local and national regulations such as NREC, HPRA and MMCTAG and the Clinical Trials Research Unit SOP's and procedures.

The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team who engage mainly with nursing and data team to support clinical research within the CTRU and the Cancer Trials Cluster more broadly. Within the remit of this post, the successful individual will support the nursing staff for administrative, laboratory and miscellaneous functions in the unit. The individual will be expected to work under the direction of the Principal Investigator in areas such as lab samples processing, assisting for screening clinic lists, managing couriers and vendors, and supporting data management.

Funding for the UCD Cancer Trials Cluster comes from UCD, SVUH, MMUH, as well as the Health Research Board. This post is funded through UCD's co-investment contribution.

Research Assistant Salary Range: €30,025 - €35,429

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

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 11.03.2024

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:

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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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