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Research Assistant- ESRI Health Research Programme

Job/scheme locations: 
Dublin 2
Application deadline: 
2019-08-05
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Type of opportunity: 
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Starting salary - upper: 
31848
Number of vacancies: 
1
Degree subjects: 
Economics
Days' holiday: 
25

The Health Research Programme at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) is seeking to recruit a Research Assistant. 

The Institute

The Economic and Social Research Institute, founded in 1960, is located in Dublin’s South Docklands area. Its mission is to produce high quality research, relevant to Ireland’s economic and social development, with the aim of contributing to knowledge and informing policymaking and public debate. It has over 120 staff including economists, sociologists and other social scientists, in addition to support and technical staff.

gradireland Higher Education Awards

On Friday 23 November 2018, gradireland hosted our annual Higher Education Symposium & Awards at the Crowne Plaza Northwood Hotel in Santry, Dublin. This event, sponsored by the Higher Education Authority, AbbVie and PwC, was attended by over 200 higher education professionals and stakeholders, making it our biggest Symposium to-date. The Symposium was focused on discussing the future of Higher Education in Ireland, exploring current international best practice, Irish and international research findings and expert discussions. Following the Symposium, the winners of the Higher Education Awards were revealed at a gala ceremony.
This event, sponsored by the Higher Education Authority, AbbVie and PwC, was attended by over 200 higher education professionals and stakeholders, making it our biggest Symposium to-date.
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The symposium

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gradireland Higher Education Awards

Andrea Walsh

Andrea Walsh
Job title: 
Management
BA in Economics & Geography from NUI Galway
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"After graduating with BA in Economics & Geography from NUI Galway in 2013, I took an Economics & Business studies teaching post with the international schools of Choueifat in Sharjah, UAE in 2014. As the secondary teaching qualification process had become more tedious and expensive in Ireland, I was delighted to have the opportunity to teach before fully investing in a career in education.

Kevin Rabbitt

Kevin Rabbitt
Job title: 
HR administor
I graduated from Trinity College with a bachelor’s of science degree in pharmacy
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“I graduated from Trinity College with a bachelor’s of science degree in pharmacy and went on to get my master's degree in pharmacy from Royal College of Surgeons in 2011. I went to work as a community pharmacist for 3 years in Galway after completing my studies and then I had an inkling that I wanted to do something different while in my 20s. That’s when I was drawn to SABIS®.

GAMSAT Exam and Graduate Entry Medicine Programmes in Ireland Fact Sheet

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Check out this clear, concise fact sheet from Maynooth University on both the GAMSAT exam and Graduate Entry Medicine Programmes in Ireland. Download it here: GAMSAT exam and Graduate Entry Medicine Programmes in Ireland

Sorcha Ní Ghallachóir, Múinteoir Meánscoile

6 reasons why research could be right for you

The supports available from the Irish Research Council mean that a career in research is rewarding, stimulating and engaging. Many highly qualified researchers apply each year, which means that the application and selection process is highly competitive, but why couldn’t you be one of them? Here are some of the reasons why people choose a career in research.
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A career in research broadens your mind: The research community is collaborative by nature, and by meeting and communicating with other researchers, you can gain a better understanding of the holistic benefits of research. In one sense, doing research expands your vision as well as your content-based knowledge. You are constantly confronted with problems and hypotheses that challenge you to question your assumptions and to produce new outputs.

six reasons why research could be right for you

Getting your research career started with the Irish Research Council

The Irish Research council funds all areas of research, getting the right supports behind you as you embark on this career is vital.
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The Council have a varied range of funding programmes in place to ensure you get your career in research in the best possible fashion. The programmes are competitive and each has strict entry criteria. The work that the IRC fund is based on the excellence of the proposed research, so all funding proposals should be compiled with this in mind.

Getting started in research

Did you know? Recent Irish achievements in research

One of the objectives of the Irish Research Council (IRC) is to create a culture of world class research for the benefit of the country as a whole. Let’s take a look at some of the most impressive work done by Irish researchers in 2017, which ranges from the mapping of stars to development of treatments for Parkinson’s disease.
Sustaining and indeed growing Ireland’s investment in individual researchers with creative, cutting edge ideas will pay serious dividends
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  • An international team of scientists was led by Dr Eamonn O’Gorman, an astronomer at the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies, to produce the most detailed image of a star, other than our own Sun, to date.
  • Dr Aimee Stapleton, a researcher at the University of Limerick, discovered that electricity can be generated be applying pressure to the proteins found in both egg whites and tears.
Maria Velasco, Irish Research Council Scholar, 'The cerebellar network between neurons (red), astrocytes (yellow) and microglia (green) in a mouse organotypic slice culture'. Copyright Irish Research Council

How enterprise research programmes work with the Irish Research Council

The Irish Research Council offers two enterprise programmes specifically aimed at supporting the skills development of early stage researchers. Both programmes encourage exploration of a diverse range of possible career paths and cultivate independent thinking, while helping employers and other organisations access research talent.
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Both the Employment Based Postgraduate Programme (EBP) and the Enterprise Partnership Scheme (EPS) aim to provide early-stage researchers with both experience and financial backing, along with the cooperation and support of an organisation relevant to their field of research.

Irish Research Council Enterprise Programmes

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