Job offer in Ireland Research Fellow (Post-Doctoral Level Researcher) at Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Post Status: Fixed-term Contract– Full-time for two years, commencing July 2019
Research Group / Department / School: Public Health & Primary Care, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
Location: Institute of Population Health, School of Medicine Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin Russel Centre, Tallaght Cross, D24 DH74
Reports to: Dr Catherine Darker (Principal Investigator)
Salary: Appointment will be made on the Irish University Association Salary Scales at a point in line with Government Pay Policy appointment will be made no higher than point [Level 2, Point 10] Hours of Work: Usual office hours of 9am – 5 pm
Closing Date: 12 Noon (Irish Standard Time), Tuesday 7th May 2019 It is anticipated that interviews will take place the week beginning 20th May 2019

Please note that Garda vetting will be sought in respect of individuals who come under consideration for a post.

Post Summary

Funding has been awarded from the National Clinical Strategy and Programmes Division for Mental Health, Health Service Executive, for a PhD studentship. The National Clinical Programmes in Mental Health were set up as a joint initiative between the HSE Clinical Strategy and Programmes Division (CSPD) and the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland in 2011. The primary aims of the Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) National Clinical Programme is to standardise quality evidence based practice, improve access and cost effectiveness by clinically led multidisciplinary teams in collaboration with services users and their families with a nationally consistent approach to improvement.

We are seeking a candidate to conduct research relating to a process evaluation of the implementation of a new model of care (MoC) relating to Early Intervention in Psychosis in three demonstration sites across Ireland.

The undertaking of this new MoC represents a complex intervention in a healthcare setting. Process evaluations of complex interventions provide vital information on how they work, as well as the conditions which shape and influence future outcomes. This information is critical to decision makers and service providers who wish to embed prevention and early interventions in usual care settings. The process evaluation framework will use the UK Medical Research Council relating to complex interventions.

The project will use both quantitative and qualitative methods. The Post Doctoral researcher will be involved in the collection, analyses and write up of both primary and secondary data.

We intend on submitting publications arising from the study to high impact peer-reviewed journals.

A team from Public Health and Primary Care at Trinity College Dublin will manage the project and supervise the project and the Post Doctoral researcher. The candidate will join the team and work full time on the study. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to develop strong research skills and expertise and to contribute to research in an applied setting.

The successful candidate will join the Institute of Population Health, Tallaght.

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