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Research Assistant, School of Medicine

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£25,918.86 - £28,468.87 per annum
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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12 months

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

This role arises from a grant from the UCD Foundation for the INSPIRE-NRH Project- Innovative, Specific People Initiated Research Evaluations - NRH

Healthcare delivery is increasingly based on healthcare teams, with an emphasis on coordination among providers from different disciplines. Good team functioning is associated with improved patient outcomes, heightened staff satisfaction, and reduced burnout. Studies have shown superior clinical outcomes in patients with a range of disorders treated by units with interdisciplinary teams (IDT) working patterns compared with other settings. Studies have also found that the quality of teamwork in healthcare is related to patient mortality in hospitals and poor team working can be caused by lots of things, with major change events as one factor. There can be no bigger change than a move to a new hospital. Established in 1961 the NRH has moved to its new building and provides the most up-to-date services for its patients. This presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to investigate team dynamics (roles & responsibilities of participants in working groups), relationships within and between teams (interdisciplinary) and decision-making practices of senior management teams to enhance team effectiveness.

A Learning Healthcare System is defined, by the Institute of Medicine (IoM), as a system in which, "science, informatics, incentives, and culture are aligned for continuous improvement and innovation, with best practices seamlessly embedded in the delivery process and new knowledge captured as an integral by-product of them delivery experience." Learning Healthcare Systems can take many forms, but each follows a similar cycle of assembling, analysing and interpreting data, followed by feeding it back into practice and creating a change.

Research Assistant Salary Range: €30,025 - €32,979 per annum

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

Closing date: 12:00 noon (local Irish time) on the 24th of April 2024.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 12:00 noon (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
  • Administrative
  • Buildings and Services
  • 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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