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UCC Futures - Future Ageing and Brain Science

We are currently recruiting academic posts for UCC Futures - Future Ageing and Brain Science

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What is UCC Futures - Future Ageing and Brain Science

Ageing and brain disorders are among the greatest challenges of our time, requiring sustainable solutions to address the health, socioeconomic and cultural challenges and opportunities that face a growing and ageing global population. UCC Futures - Future Ageing and Brain Science is dedicated to advancing the understanding of brain disorders and of ageing, to promoting healthy ageing, and to improving diagnosis, prevention and treatment of age-related disorders.

Building upon UCC’s existing research excellence and infrastructure, UCC Futures - Future Ageing and Brain Science will advance the development of groundbreaking discoveries and technologies, responding to the challenges of brain disorders and diseases of ageing. We will partner with communities, healthcare and industry, in a focused collaborative research effort to improve outcomes and quality-of-life for all individuals and for our society.

UCC Futures – Future Ageing & Brain Science is committed to advancing transdisciplinary research and teaching, building upon our renowned expertise to tackle the growing challenges posed by brain disorders and age-related diseases. Our mission is to enhance healthy ageing, emphasising brain health promotion as a means to combat the leading causes of dependency and institutionalisation within our communities, both in Ireland and globally.

Applications Open

Applications are currently sought for a number of positions that support the ambitions of UCC Futures - Future Ageing and Brain Science.

These academic posts are a key part of the next phase of the UCC Futures recruitment programme. Building on UCC's existing significant expertise and capacity across the social sciences, this programme of recruitment will drive a creative, inclusive, and interdisciplinary approach to this area and provide transformative leadership that will further enhance UCC's outstanding research and research-informed teaching.

Applications are particularly welcome from those with a disruptive and transformative research focus.

Explore the posts below for more information on the posts and who to contact for informal enquiries for each.

About UCC

University College Cork (UCC) is an internationally renowned university where excellence in teaching and research is aligned with an inclusive and respectful environment, where all staff and students can flourish and thrive.

Founded in 1845, UCC is a comprehensive research-intensive institution comprising four academic Colleges, delivering a rich tradition of collaborative teaching, research and scholarship that has true global impact.

About UCC Futures

UCC Futures is an ambitious new programme of research prioritisation coupled with an innovative academic recruitment strategy across ten indicative areas of strategic importance that will build a foundation for economic, societal and cultural resilience and prosperity.

Our Vision

University College Cork (UCC) is committed to continually strengthening its research and academic excellence. UCC Futures enables a dynamic enhancement of research, support of innovation and translation of research to tangible solutions to address emerging societal needs and global grand challenges, to secure a better future for all.

UCC Futures is one of a number of measures that will support our society to thrive and to secure a sustainable future for all.

Professor John O'Halloran

President of UCC

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UCC Futures….will inspire, engage and enable our researchers to create the future.

Professor John F. Cryan

Vice-President, Research and Innovation, UCC

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Cork is ranked as one of Europe’s top eight ‘ideal cultural and creative cities’ by the European Commission

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Cork City is a gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way

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Cork is widely regarded as the food capital of Ireland with more than 350 artisan producers located throughout the City and County

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UCC Futures - Future Ageing and Brain Science