Research Vacancies

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Job Posted: 27 Jun 2019
Closing Date for Applications: 26 Jul 2019
Department: Health Information Systems Research Centre (HISRC), Business Information Systems
School: Cork University Business School
College: College of Business and Law
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: €37,221 - €44,266 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

Position Summary

In collaboration with Public Health, Student Health and Applied Psychology, the Health Information Systems Research Centre is a partner in the MiUSE project. The aim of this project is to develop a personalised intervention to reduce the use and harms associated with recreational drug use.

As part of Phase 2, this Post-Doctoral Researcher will work with the HISRC project investigator on the development of a digital behavioural change intervention (DCBI) as part of the interdisciplinary MiUSE project. This Post-Doctoral Researcher will be responsible for pursuing a user-centred approach to the design, supporting the development of, and the evaluation of the digital health intervention. This researcher will be responsible for leading the Health Information Systems publication and dissemination strategy. They will also be responsible for investigating the commercial potential of the new mHealth solution.

Post Duration: 16 months

Salary: € 37,221- €44,266 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

Project: MiUSE – My Understanding Substance Experiences


Key Duties and Responsibilities

This title will apply to newly qualified Post-Doctoral Researchers and will be considered as a period of training as the researcher will have dual goals in terms of the research project and their own career development. The researcher will be mentored by a Co-Investigator. It is expected that a researcher would spend not more than 3 years at the Post-Doctoral level, subject to the term of the project and would then be eligible to compete for a Senior Post Doctoral post advertised by the University.

The primary focus of the Postdoctoral Researcher will be research however a particular emphasis during this stage should include;

  • To conduct a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator and the HISRC co-investigators.
  • To engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigator, School or College in order to develop research skills and competencies.
  • To gain experience in grant writing.
  • To engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which they are engaged, as directed by, with the support of and under the supervision of a Principal Investigator.
  • To become familiar with the publication process.
  • To acquire generic and transferable skills (including project management, business skills and postgraduate mentoring/supervision).
  • To engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the research group, School or College.
  • To interact closely with postgraduate research students who are studying for a Masters or a PhD and possibly have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research in conjunction with an academic supervisor.
  • To carry out administrative work to support the programme of research.
  • To carry out additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.
  • To contribute to costing research grant proposals and assist in the financial management of a research project.


  • A PhD qualification in Health Informatics/Health Information Systems.
  • Appropriate research experience.
  • Appropriate technical competence and accomplishment.
  • A capability of working within a project team to achieve results.
  • Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
  • A commitment to gaining practical experience working on a research project.
  • Ability to work well within a team.
  • Please note that Garda vetting and international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Name: Dr Ciara Heavin

Title: Co-Director, Health Information Systems Research Centre (HISRC), Business Information Systems

Email Address:

Telephone: 021 4903826


To Apply:

Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Dr Ciara Heavin,, 021 490 3826 on or before the closing date 26th July 2019.

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