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Research Vacancies 5 PhD Scholarships

12 Apr 2022
Closing Date for Applications: Friday 29th April 2022

The School of Public Health and the National Suicide Research Foundation at University College Cork have initiated a new research training programme: Early Identification of Suicide and Self-Harm Risk and Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders: An Interdisciplinary Training, Research and Intervention Programme (MHAINTAIN), funded by the Health Research Board Ireland, led by an interdisciplinary team.

We are now recruiting five talented and enthusiastic PhD Scholars to start in September 2022 at our partner sites University College Cork and the National Suicide Research Foundation.

To find out more about these exciting PhD opportunities, please click HERE

Closing Date for Applications: 29 April 2022

School: School of Public Health and National Suicide Research Foundation

Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time

Job Type: Research

Salary: See advert for details


MHAINTAIN is a research training network addressing the need for doctoral training and career paths, to improve early identification and intervention of self-harm and suicide risk. The Vision of MHAINTAIN is to improve capacity building in the assessment of risk of suicide and self-harm and evidence-based interventions across patient focused research, health services research and population health research, facilitated by an interdisciplinary Consortium. The MHAINTAIN research training programme includes four Doctoral Projects, with positions for five PhD Scholars. MHAINTAIN will offer a representative range of research designs and methodological approaches.

MHAINTAIN will provide a stimulating environment for PhD scholars and will also facilitate postdoctoral career opportunities following completion of the PhD research. In addition to interdisciplinary research internships within UCC and the NSRF, the MHAINTAIN programme will also facilitate opportunities for PhD scholars to arrange external internships at AISRAP, Griffith University, Brisbane, the University of Melbourne, and the University of Massachusetts.

Eligibility Criteria & Application Process

We invite applications from individuals who hold an undergraduate degree in either Epidemiology, Public Health, Psychiatry, Medicine, Neuroscience, Psychology, Public Health, Clinical Trials, Mental Health, Global Mental Health. Other qualifications in disciplines related to listed research areas will also be considered.

MHAINTAIN Doctoral Projects

Further information on the MHAINTAIN Doctoral Projects can be found here: PhD Scholarships. It is strongly recommended to indicate the proposed Doctoral Project (applicants are requested to select one project). 

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If you would like to discuss any of the roles informally, please contact Professor Ella Arensman ( 

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