Research Support Officer
University College Cork

Research Support Officer-Clinical, National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre

2 Years, Fixed-term, Whole-time Post

Position summary

The National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC) provides the Irish maternity services with a facility to undertake in-depth reviews of their own medical practices, through monitoring maternity outcomes and regular audit. The overall objective of the Centre is to collaborate with the maternity services to translate clinical audit data and epidemiological evidence into improved care for families in Ireland. The Centre conducts a number of national clinical audits on an annual basis, as well as investigating pertinent research topics in maternal and perinatal health. As part of its work, the NPEC collaborates with midwives, obstetricians, academics, neonatologists, administrators and patients from around the country. The NPEC is based in the UCC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Cork University Maternity Hospital.

The appointee will support in the management and co-ordination of various clinical audits and to support the research project/area in the NPEC.

Post Duration: 2 years

Salary: €50,912 - €60,190 p.a. (CNMII Scale)

Project Title: National clinical audit on severe morbidity and perinatal mortality

For an information package including further details of the post see

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Edel Manning, Project Manager, Perinatal Mortality and Severe Maternal Morbidity Audits, NPEC , Tel: + 353 (0) 21 4205042; Email:

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

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday, 27 May 2021. 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.

Contact Person : Edel Manning

Contact Email :

Job ID : 045691

Contact Number :

Close Date : 27-May-2021 12:00

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