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UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1

University College Dublin - UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science

Location: Dublin - Ireland
Salary: €37,874
£31,946.72 converted salary* per annum pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th January 2020
Closes: 24th January 2020
Job Ref: 012151

Applications are invited for a temporary 18 months part-time post of a 012151 - UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science 

This post is for an 18 month postdoctoral researcher to work on the UCD Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Funded project entitled:

“Parental perceptions regarding benefits of and barriers to physical activity in children with Spina Bifida: A clinical collaborative study with Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.”

  • Is there an association between parental perceptions about the benefits of and barriers to physical activity and children with Spina Bifida being overweight or obese?
  • How do these perceptions relate to their child’s actual PA levels, enjoyment of PA, and achievement of broader 24-hour movement behaviours?
  • How do parental perceptions about and child-level factors pertaining to PA relate to the child’s broader mental health?

These research questions will be answered through this multidisciplinary study combining expertise from sport and exercise science, paediatric psychiatry, physiotherapy, and clinical practice in neurodisability.

The primary role of the postdoctoral researcher will be to coordinate the day-to-day activities of the study, including: administration of project activities, and of the steering group committee, participant recruitment, data collection and management, and research dissemination.

This post is funded by the UCD Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund, which was financed jointly by University College Dublin and the Science Foundation Ireland, Health Research Board and Wellcome Trust Biomedical Research Partnership.

Salary: €37,874 per annum pro rata

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

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 24th January 2020

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 CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

UCD offers a comprehensive Research Careers Framework in line with the Advisory Science Council Report ‘Towards a Framework for Researcher Careers’. This model provides a structured and supportive Career and Skills Development system designed to ensure that Post-docs in UCD are able to plan their careers and prepare for future opportunities in academia, industry or the public sector. 

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

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