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Postdoctoral Researcher – Patient Safety and Healthcare Innovation, School of Medicine (NUIG RES 074-21)

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    National University of Ireland, Galway
    Medical sciences
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    28/05/2021 17:00 - Europe/London
    Ireland › Galway


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Irish Centre or Applied Patient Safety and Simulations (ICAPSS) in the School of Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is available from 1st July for one year (12 months) period.


Job Description:

The purpose of this position is to support a range of patient safety and healthcare simulation research projects being carried out at ICAPSS. As such, the role will require research design, data collection, data analysis, writing up the findings, and supervising postgraduate students. The successful candidate will also evaluate the impact of the Spark Innovation Programme. This is an initiative for junior doctors to encourage them to develop and implement ideas on how to improve the health service.


The successful candidate will be responsible for: designing, implementing, and conducting research on patient safety and healthcare simulation, and; leading an evaluation of the impact of the Spark Innovation Programme to encourage healthcare innovation by junior doctors.

Qualifications/Skills required:


Essential Requirements:

  • PhD (or close to completion) in Psychology, or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience of quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Demonstrated experience of qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Evidence of research publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Evidence of excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Evidence of conducting Health Services Research


Desirable Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience in working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Previous experience in healthcare simulation research
  • Previous experience in evaluating programme effectiveness


Salary: €38,631 to €44,659 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).


Start date: Position is available from 1st July 2021


Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia. Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.



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Further information about the Irish Centre for Applied Patient Safety and Simulation is available at https://www.nuigalway.ie/icapss/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Paul O’Connor paul.oconnor@nuigalway.ie

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to patientsafety@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES-074-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday 28th May 2021


Interviews are planned to be held on 18th June 2021


All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency Based Recruitment


Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed


NUI Galway reserve the right to re advertise or extend the closing date for this post.


National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

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