Weekly update


Post Doctoral Researcher in Migrant Health, UL: International evidence shows that minority ethnic groups have poorer health and more difficulties accessing healthcare than majority ethnic groups. The overall purpose of this post is to conduct quantitative research for a Health Research Board funded project on ethnic minority health in Ireland to address these gaps. It is anticipated the successful candidate will be funded for the first 22 months of the project. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 14th October 2016. Applications must be completed online before 12 noon, Irish Standard Time on the closing date. Further information is available here.

Project Manager: The Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, UCL are looking for an outstanding Project Manager with a proven track record who is interested in working on this challenging and exciting new project funded by the Wellcome Trust. This is an opportunity to play a central role in a large multi-disciplinary, multi-centre research programme which aims to transform the study of human behaviour and its application to changing behaviour to improve health. The role will suit someone with energy, confidence and excellent organisational skills. Candidates with an interest in research and behaviour change are particularly welcomed. The closing date for applications is October 8th 2016. For further information click here.

Senior Research Associate in Behaviour Change:  This high-level post within the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, UCL, will lead the development of a Behaviour Change Intervention Ontology containing taxonomies of intervention techniques, usage by the target population, mechanisms of action, target behaviours, populations and settings. The post-holder will provide the behavioural science input into the development of a computational model of the Ontology coupled with a learning and reasoning system able to populate the ontology with future research outputs. S/he will also work with the research team developing a user interface for interaction with the computerised Ontology. The closing date for applications is September 30th 2016. For further information click here.

Mixed Methods Workshop: Delivered by The University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education: This is an online course for researchers which critically discusses mixed methods approaches to social science analysis.While including a strong conceptual and theoretical component, the course aims to be very practical. It analyses the key advantages and challenges of mixed methods research by critically discussing a series of examples of mixed methods research “in action” at different social science departments at the University of Oxford. Further information is available here.

SPHeRE Network 3rd Annual Conference: SUPPORTING SOLUTIONS: Connecting Research, Policy & Practice, RCSI, Thursday, 12th January, 2017. The SPHeRE Network Annual Conference creates a space for dialogue between all stakeholders in the field of Population and Health Services Research throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland and showcases existing studies of interest to Irish policymakers and practitioners. For more information on the 2017 SPHeRE Conference click here and to submit an abstract click here.

Emerging Investigators Award in Health (EIA) 2017: The HRB have just launched the new Emerging Investigators Award in Health (EIA) 2017. An overview of the call is available here. The aim of the EIA scheme is to create a strong cohort of new and talented independent investigators by facilitating and supporting the transition of individuals from mid-stage researchers to independent and self-direct health researchers in the Republic of Ireland.  Applicants will be required to complete information regarding their CV, a personal declaration; their contribution to scientific knowledge to date; and address other questions re eligibility on the HRB online Grant E-Management System (GEMS). Deadline for submission of proposals to the HRB: 1pm on Thursday December 8th 2016.

Career Development Award (CDA) 2016 Programme: SFI have recently launched the Career Development Award (CDA) 2016 Programme. CDAs support excellent investigators still in the earlier stages of their research career who are already in an independent academic position and who obtain their salary from the organisation with which they are employed. The award provides an opportunity to extend activities by allowing research teams to be built or expanded. Further details on the CDA Programme can be found here. The deadline for submission of proposals is 22nd March 2017 at 1pm.

Paris week of international scientitifc young talents: The French Embassy is launching a call for applications for the “Week of International Scientific Young Talents” organised in Paris from January 29 to February 3, 2017. The “Week of International Scientific Young Talents” is a mobility program proposed by Universcience Paris, with two venues in Paris, Cité des sciences et de l’industrie and the Palais de la découverte.  The program is open to young people in the scientific field from all around the world, who must be under 28 years old. The French embassy in Ireland is looking for Irish applicants (PhDs, post-docs or young researchers). The applicant selected by the Embassy will be invited, along with about 40 young people, to a week of activities, meetings and exchanges with stakeholders in the scientific community in Paris, and in the two  museums of Universcience, from January 29 to February 3, 2017. Further information and an application form is available here.