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Senior Researcher


Location: Dublin - Ireland
Salary: €39,000 to €44,000 or £33,346.95 to £37,622.20 (converted salary*) depending on experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th September 2021
Closes: 18th October 2021

TASC is looking to hire someone with experience in social and public policy research and who is interested in further developing TASC’s work on social inclusion. If you are someone with a background in high-quality research, knowledge of the Irish policy landscape, an active interest in working to tackle social injustice and inequality, this might be the right opportunity for you.

Full time (5 days/week) fixed-term contract of 1-year starting January 2022,  subject to funding may be extended.

The primary role of Senior Researcher is to lead the Social Inclusion stream of TASC’s work and to more specifically support the work of TASC in the area of health.

Key Areas of Responsibility:


  • Deliver high-quality research outcomes and the development of written reports for public dissemination.
  • Provide short policy analysis/briefing papers as needed.
  • Conduct rigorous research methods – including qualitative (such as interviews and focus groups), quantitative data analysis, extant literature reviews and other related research activities.
  • Provide on-going support for TASC funding applications and organisational development as required.
  • Develop on-going strategies for project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Assist with the wider work of TASC in order to meet the strategic goals of the organisation.

Project management

  • In conjunction with the rest of the TASC team, work on developing, delivering and expanding TASC’s work on social inclusion – and in particular health inequalities in Ireland.
  • Facilitate meetings, public forums and events (digital and in-person).
  • Work in collaboration with relevant stakeholders – including statutory bodies, funders, community and voluntary organisations, and front line service providers.
  • Have responsibility for day to day management of research projects and funding applications as appropriate.


  • Phd or DPhil in the social sciences, health, economics, community development, human rights and/or other related disciplines
  • Expertise in both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including sensitivity and appreciation for diversity


  • Specialised knowledge of health systems and inequality in Ireland
  • Experience in project management or post doctoral research
  • Experience with EU policy

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Passion for addressing inequality in Ireland and demonstrated commitment to TASC’s organisational ethos and mission
  • Experience in writing reports and use of other tools for social analysis purposes
  • Proficient in MS packages e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Fluent English

Key competencies:

  • The successful candidate will conduct themselves with integrity and will treat people with empathy, politeness, and kindness.
  • The successful candidate will encourage colleagues and value collaboration and teamwork that shares in success and learns from shortcomings.
  • The successful candidate will not fear making mistakes, being wrong or coming up short.
  • The successful candidate will have the ability to understand and appreciate issues from a wide range of perspectives and adapt their own thinking and approach based on this understanding

Expected hours of work:

This is a full-time post (5 days/week).


The salary for this is between €39,000 and 44,000, depending on experience.


Please send your CV with a 1-page cover letter to by Monday, 18th October by 5pm.

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