Research Assistant in Cancer Research
University College Cork

Research Assistant, Cancer Research @ UCC

15 Month, Fixed-Term, Whole-time Post

Position summary

Applications are invited from highly motivated and suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, Research Assistant to help develop and lead a research project “Women’s Cancer Survivorship: Supporting and Innovating for Change”, funded by the Irish Cancer Society. The project is a collaboration with the Enhancing Cancer Awareness and Survivorship Programmes (ECASP) at the School of Nursing at University College Cork; regional Cancer Support Services; Irish Cancer Society Services, amongst others. This multi-disciplinary nurse-led project will have impact and engagement across the hospital system, community services and international survivorship efforts (Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, USA). The goal is to implement a complex intervention which will evaluate the impact on important symptoms experienced by women impacted by effects of cancer treatment. These are outlined in the National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026. This is a key position and the Research Assistant will be required to perform his/her responsibilities within the scope of the project and institutional guidelines. The Research Assistant will work under the supervision of Professor Roisin Connolly (medical oncologist) and colleagues with expertise in survivorship, breast and gynaecologic experts.

Project Title: Women’s Cancer Survivorship: Supporting and Innovating for Change

Post Duration: 15 Months

Salary: €22,609- €35,218 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

For an information package including further details of the post see

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Prof. Roisin Connolly, Cancer Research @ UCC, Email Address:

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 Thursday, 20th August 2020.

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

Contact Person : Prof. Roisin Connolly

Contact Email :

Job ID : 041273

Contact Number : 

Close Date : 20-Aug-2020 12:00

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