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Senior Research Recruitment

Senior Research Recruitment

The University recognises the need for Research Centres to be in a position to recruit senior research staff in as expeditious a manner as possible while adhering to best practice methods of recruitment and selection and in compliance with legislation. 

As holders of the HR Excellence in Research Award the University is formally acknowledged as adhering to the Charter and Code of the EC HR Strategy for Researchers.  Through open and transparent advertising and recruitment we contribute to the attractiveness of UCC's research infrastructure and to the attractiveness of the European Research Area and uphold the principles of the Charter and Code.

Please see UCC policy on Open Transparent and Merit Based Recruitment UCCOTMRPolicy2020

Link to Regulation on Appointment to Senior Research Roles

HR Research will assist and advise staff and PI's in Colleges, Research Centres, Institutes and Units in managing the recruitment of Senior Research Staff.



  1. PF4 signed by PI/and Head of School and/or Head of College/Head of Research Unit forwarded to HR Research PF4 Senior Research Roles
  2. Approval for post sought from Director of HR and Vice President for Research and Innovation by HR Research
  3. Candidate Information Pack (CIP) and Advert drafted by HR Business Manager (Research) and hiring Unit/PI
  4. Committee identified and contacted by local unit to agree to serve.
  5. Once agreement to serve confirmed - committee contacted by HR and CIP/Advert circulated for comment. 
  6. Job advertised on UCC website by HR Research.
  7. HR Research will then manage the recruitment of the post to completion.


For composition of the Selection Committee for Senior Research posts and any other queries please contact HR Business Manager - Research 



Department of Human Resources - HR Research

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