Weekly update



Post-doctoral researcher: The Epilepsy RCQPS project are currently recruiting for a post-doctoral researcher for a 10 month contract. This contract is ideally suited to scholars who recently completed a PhD and are waiting to take up another post-doc position. The Epilepsy RCQPS project is a nationwide project using ethnography and action research to both explore and advance patient/person-centredness in services and care for people with epilepsy and their families/carers. For this 10-month contract, the ideal candidate will  have relevant experience in qualitative research and good project management/project co-ordination skills.  It is hoped that the successful candidate will have the competence to undertake a thematic analysis of data already (interviews and ethnographic observations) collected for the project. For further information on this post contact Mary Fitzsimons, Epilepsy Lighthouse Programme Manager, RCSI.

Health Economist: The HRB-CICER are advertising for Health Economist in Dublin or Cork. The successful candidate will conduct systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness evidence and model cost-effectiveness and budget impact of health interventions and programmes to inform the development of National Clinical Guidelines. The candidate will be offered the opportunity to attain a doctorate degree through a sponsored programme. Closing Date: 5.00pm Monday 9 January 2017. Detailed job descriptions, application forms and information regarding these roles are available from www.sigmarrecruitment.com/hiqa.

Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control: 10 July to 4 August 2017. This four-week summer course provides specialised instruction in the principles and practice of cancer prevention and control. It focuses on concepts, issues, and applications related to this field. Participants will gain a broad-based perspective in terms of available resources, and scientific data. For an overview of course offerings, please see here. This course will take place at the National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, US. The National Cancer Institute provides this course free of charge for participants from Ireland. Successful applicants will have a return economy flight to the US, accommodation costs and a small per diem paid by the Health Research Board. This cost contribution is only available to course participants applying through the Health Research Board. For more information click here.

Molecular Prevention: 7 to 11 August 2017. This one-week course on molecular aspects of cancer prevention provides a strong background in molecular biology and genetics of cancer and an overview of basic laboratory approaches applied to cutting-edge research in the fields of molecular epidemiology, chemoprevention, biomarkers, and translational research. For the most recent course offerings, please see here . This course will also take place at the National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, US. The NCI will again provide this course free of charge for participants from Ireland who are successful in their application for funding. For more information on funding guidelines and application criteria click here.



Survivorship Research Scholarship Programme 2017: The Irish Cancer Society are calling for exceptional science, medical and allied healthcare graduates to apply to the Survivorship Research Scholarship Programme. This 4-year Programme provides funding to complete a PhD in cancer research and offers the opportunity to gain research experience at national and international Research Institutions. To apply, you need to choose a research area of specific interest and identify two suitable Supervisors to collaborate with on writing your application. More information and application guidelines can be found here.

SPHeRE Network Conference: Places are filling up fast! Don’t forget to register for the 2017 SPHeRE Network Conference: Supporting Solutions: Connecting Research, Policy and Practice which will take place in The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on January 12th, 2017. The registration fee is €50, with a special €25 rate for registered students. Places at the conference are strictly limited,  to register click here.

Webinar: A mixed methods way of thinking about and doing research: Dr Pat Bazeley will deliver the next QUESTS webinar, titled “A mixed methods way of thinking about and doing research”, on 30th January 2017 from 12-1pm (GMT). Dr Pat Bazeley has worked in community development, project consulting and in academic research development. She helps researchers to make sense of their data, working independently and as an Associate Professor at UNSW, Sydney. She has published extensively on strategies for qualitative and mixed methods analysis. Register for the webinar via this link. You can also watch the webinar in Class Room 3 (MY126), Áras Moyola, NUI Galway.

Irish Brain Council Conference 2017: The Irish Brain Council Conference 2017 is now taking bookings.The conference will take place on Tuesday 7th March, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Biomedical Sciences Building, Trinity College Dublin. The theme is “Brain research in Ireland: investing in all our futures”. For a list of confirmed speakers and to book, please click here.  Poster presentations are invited on basic, clinical and social research into brain conditions to feature at the Conference. Applicants should aim to submit abstracts no later than Friday 11th February  to brainresearchireland@gmail.com including contact details for the author.