Research Support Officer-Clinical (Psychologist), INFANT Research Centre

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: University College Cork, MUNSTER
Deadline: 20 Jan 2023

12 months, Fixed-term, Whole-time Post

Position summary

The INFANT Research Centre at University College Cork (UCC) is dedicated to maternal and child health research. The overarching vision of INFANT is to advance maternal and child health translational research and to place Ireland to the forefront of this field.  INFANT is focused on delivering scientific excellence and impact through a range of activities in academic, translational and commercial areas. The INFANT team is a diverse group of clinicians and scientists who are supported by selected industry partners, international collaborators and business and regulatory advisors. The Centre is funded by a range of national and international funding agencies, EU, industry and philanthropy.

INFANT Research Centre is now accepting applications for an enthusiastic and committed individual to work within the psychology team based here at INFANT Cork University Hospital, Cork Maternity Hospital. As a large maternal and child health research centre, our studies include pregnant women and children. The majority of our studies contain a neurodevelopmental follow up as early as birth to later childhood. The INFANT Centre are placing particular emphasis on defining the determinants of healthy growth and physical and neurological development in healthy term and preterm infants.

The ETHEREAL project is a multi-site project involving collaborators in a number of EU countries. These researchers will work together with the aim of studying the mental health of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Serial measurements of cognitive function, stress and mental health measures will be carried out with the aim of developing effective interventions for these children. This post will involve working across a multi-professional team, children with autism and their parents.

Post Duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension)

Salary: €37,000 p.a. (Personal Rate)

Project Title: ETHEREAL

For an information package including further details of the post see

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor Deirdre Murray, Professor of Paediatrics and Principal Investigator, Email: .

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 20 January 2023. No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated.  As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff.  We encourage applicants to consult our policies at and initiatives at and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.


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