Research Nurse for Clinical Trials, Molecular Biology/Microbiology

Research Nurse for Clinical Trials, Molecular Biology / Microbiology

A position is available for a Clinical Research Nurse to take part in a study of gut health in elderly subjects. The appointee will work as part of a multi-centre team, including UCC, CUH and Teagasc Moorepark, that will use metagenomics and clinical analyses to examine microbiota-health relationships in elderly subjects. The appointee will be based in Cork University Hospital/St. Finbarr’s Hospital, and will liaise closely with analytical staff in UCC and Teagasc Moorepark. The appointee 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. A phlebotomy certificate will be required; experience of working with elderly subjects will be advantageous. This is a full-time fixed term contract appointment; a fixed-term part-time appointment may be considered.

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 referees.

3) Deadline for applications is January 25th 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. Finbarrs Hospital
Job type:Contract, full time
Salary: €51,579


  • Conduct Clinical Trials in accordance to GCP/ICH
  • High Quality data collection
  • Recruitment & Retention of eligible participants
  • Monitor and report adverse events
  • Knowledge of appropriate Study and medicinal Product
  • Collection of clinical samples and liaison with analytical staff
  • Experience in working with elderly patients would be an advantage
  • Cannulation/phlebotomy certification required
  • 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

Please send covering letter and CV to:Dr. Paul O’Toole, UCC (; 021 490 3997)
from whom further information may be obtained.


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