University College Cork

University College Cork

Post-Doctoral Researcher X 2, Medical Education Unit



Post-Doctoral Researcher X 2, Medical Education Unit

30 months, Fixed-Term, Whole-time Post

Position Summary

The Medical Education Unit, School of Medicine UCC is recruiting three post- doctoral researchers to work on a Health Research Board funded project. The project is an interdisciplinary collaboration with partners in the health and higher education sectors across Ireland. The research will focus on educating and empowering healthcare professionals to mitigate and adapt to the planetary crisis in their daily practice. Individual studies will include literature reviews using a variety of methodologies, large-scale survey, interview/focus groups studies, co-design, consensus builing, implementation and evaluation studies. These posts are suitable for newly qualified PhDs in areas such as health professions' education, sustainability education, health services research, public health, psychology, sociology,etc. Training in specific methodologies will be provided as required and further opportunities for professional development will be provided by the UCC Post-doc Development Hub. The post-doctoral researchers will be part of a team of six full-time research staff (3 post-docs and 3 research assistants) and a part-time research administrator working on this project under the supervision of work package leads and PI Prof. Deirdre Bennett. Key duties and responsibilities are outlined below.

Information on the Medical Education Unit is available at https: // www.

Project Title: Educating Healthcare Professionals for Climate Resilient and Sustainable Healthcare Systems

Post Duration: 30 months

Salary: €43,908 - €50,302 p.a. (IUA PD1 Scale)

For an information package including further details of the post see https: //

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Prof. Deirdre Bennett, Medical Education Unit, Email: [email protected]

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https: // Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to [email protected], quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday, 23rd May 2024.

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.

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at https: // www. and initiatives at https: // www. and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.


Contact Person : Prof. Deirdre Bennett Contact Email : [email protected] Job ID : 077072 Contact Number : Close Date : 23-May-2024 12:00

Job details


Post-Doctoral Researcher X 2, Medical Education Unit


University College Cork




May 04, 2024

Application deadline

May 23, 2024

Job type



Medicine,Psychology,Social Science

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