Research Nurse for Clinical Studies - Half Time Position

Research Nurse for Clinical Studies - Half Time Position

A fixed-term, part-time appointment position is available for a Clinical Research Nurse to take part in a study of gut health in elderly subjects.  The appointee will be based in Cork University Hospital/St. Finbarr’s Hospital, and will work with elderly subjects enrolled in the study, under the guidance of a consultant geriatrician, to collect health data and biological specimens for clinical analysis. 

The appointee will work as part of a multi-centre team, including UCC, CUH and Teagasc Moorepark, and will liaise closely with analytical staff at all sites.  The study will use metagenomics and clinical analyses to examine microbiota-health relationships in elderly subjects.

A phlebotomy certificate will be required; experience of working with elderly subjects will be advantageous.

Please send

1.       A letter of introduction stating why you would be suitable for the position.

2.       Your CV, including contact details and e-mail addresses for two people willing to provide a reference letter.

Deadline for applications is Friday, May 16th, 2008 .

Only those candidates considered suitable for the post will be informed by return email. Candidates considered suitable for the post will be required to attend for interview (date and location to be announced).


Job description

Location:          Cork University Hospital & St. Finbarr’s Hospital

Job type:          Contract, part time, to include one full day

Salary: Clinical Nurse Manager Scale, point depending on experience


  • High Quality data collection in accordance to GCP/ICH   
  • Recruitment & Retention of eligible participants
  • Collection of clinical samples and liaison with analytical staff
  • Assist in the set–up of clinical studies
  • Good Computer skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a team
  • Experience in working with elderly patients would be an advantage
  • Cannulation/phlebotomy certification required

Please send covering letter and CV to Dr Paul O’Toole, Department of Microbiology, University College Cork.  Further information may be obtained from Dr. Paul O’Toole, (; 021 490 3997).

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