ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity College Cork
RESEARCH FIELDMedical sciencesPsychological sciences
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE05/07/2019 17:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONIreland › Cork
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK19.5
The Health Research Board has funded a five-year research programme: Individual and Area Level Determinants of Self-Harm and Suicide in Ireland: Enhancing Prediction, Risk Assessment and Management of Self-Harm by Health Services. The key objectives of the research programme are:
- To examine predictive factors associated with risk of repeated self-harm and suicide among people with a history of multiple self-harm acts and those engaging in highly lethal self-harm acts;
- Develop, implement and assess the effectiveness of an enhanced self-harm assessment and intervention programme for self-harm nurses and mental health professionals in general hospitals;
- Identify regional patterns of self-harm and suicide clustering over time.
The research programme includes 5 interrelated work packages focusing on strategic priorities in population health and health services research (PH/HSR) in Ireland and internationally:
- WP1: Examination of predictive factors associated with short- and long-term risk of repetition of self-harm and suicide among high risk groups
- WP2: Examination of predictive factors associated with repeated self-harm and suicide among high risk groups: a prospective in-depth interview study
- WP3: Development of a Self-Harm Assessment and Management for General Hospitals (SAMAGH)
- WP4: Implementation and evaluation of the Self-Harm Assessment and Management Programme in hospital settings: a cluster randomised trial
- WP5: Develop and implement an Observatory for early identification of suicide and self-harm clustering
The Principal Investigator for the five-year research programme is Professor Ella Arensman, School of Public Health, UCC, and Chief Scientist, National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF). For this research programme, UCC wishes to recruit a part-time (2.5 days per week) Post-Doctoral Researcher with expertise in the area of research into suicide, self-harm or a related mental health area.
Post Duration: 2,5 years
Salary: €37,221 - €44,266 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale, Pro rata 0.5 FTE)
Project: Individual and Area Level Determinants of Self-Harm and Suicide in Ireland: Enhancing Prediction, Risk Assessment and Management of Self-Harm by Health Services.
For full particulars on this post please refer to: https://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies/research/full-details-1029841-en.html
For informal enquiries on the post candidates should contact:
Name: Professor Ella Arensman
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 00 353 21 4205550 / 4205584
Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Ms Karen Mulcahy, Research Administrator, email@example.com, on or before the closing date 5th July 2019 .
- A PhD qualification in a mental health or health related topic
- Experience of conducting research in a multi-disciplinary team
- A demonstrated ability in coordinating research and project management
- Experience of conducting interviews in relation to sensitive topics
- Excellent communication, organisation, interpersonal and presentation skills
- Excellent skills in data management and data analysis
- Experience in providing skills training in mental health
- Experience of writing reports and peer review papers
- Experience in providing (co-)supervision
- Experience in writing research grant applications as lead or co-applicant
- Capability of working within a project team to achieve results
- Capacity to work on one’s own initiative, to multi-task and to meet deadlines
- Experience of conducting randomised controlled trials is desirable
- Appropriate technical competence and accomplishment
- A commitment to gaining practical experience working on a research project
- Ability to work well within a team
- Please note that Garda vetting and international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.
EURAXESS offer ID: 417213
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