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Research Assistant, School of Medicine

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£25,918.86 - £29,247.52 per annum
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Approx 18 months

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

Reference no - 017206

Applications are invited for the position of Research Assistant (RA) to join a multi-disciplinary group lead by University College Dublin and collaborating with Queen's University Belfast, University of Galway, Mzuzu University and the Malawian Ministry of Health. The overarching goal of this study is to improve the management of childhood pneumonia. The candidate will be based in Ireland but travel may be required. The BIOTOPE 2 project is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and Irish Aid.

The successful applicant will be part of a research group comprising clinicians, computer scientists, research scientists, and postgraduate research students investigating and assessing the role of machine learning in the identification of severe pneumonia and blood based biomarkers in identifying bacterial infection as well as other global health issues. The position will involve establishing and maintaining cloud and server infrastructures (e.g. AWS EC2) and configuring, securing, and maintaining project data via various digital data collection tools (e.g. RedCap, DHIS2 etc). The successful candidate will also develop a public health dashboard for monitoring childhood pneumonia.

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, play an active research role in systems evaluation including protocol development, ethics applications, data collection and paper writing. A good track record of project management would be an advantage.

Research Assistant Salary Range: €30,025 - €33,881

Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon 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.
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