Job offer in Ireland UCD Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Level 2 at University College Dublin

Applications are invited for a UCD Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Level 2 within the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems. This is a temporary post.

Co-Lead is a 5-year HRB funded programme that is researching the impact of a new model of leadership (collective leadership) on team performance and on healthcare safety. 

Recent concerns about quality and patient safety in healthcare raises issues about the leadership and management of our health services. This research programme draws from emerging theories on collective leadership (collective leadership is not the role of a formal leader, but the interaction of team members to lead the team by sharing in leadership responsibilities). In contrast to traditional approaches that focus development on the individual as leader, the approach in this programme of work will be on developing the team as a dynamic leadership entity. This represents a radical shift from current practice.

The programme is designing and implementing collective leadership interventions for teams at different levels within the hospital groups and testing the impact of these interventions on staff performance and patient safety. The overall aim is to support quality and safety cultures through the development of a new model of healthcare leadership that is associated with effective team performance. The programme has partnered with the Ireland East Hospital Group, the Health Services Executive and The King’s Fund, UK to deliver on this ambitious research and development agenda.

Salary: €43,828 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Job Vacancies website:

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CVs submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

UCD is an equal opportunities employer.