Two full-time post-doctoral research positions: Designing, evaluating and implementing a pilot complex intervention in childhood obesity (Ireland)

Two full-time post-doctoral research positions: Designing, evaluating and implementing a pilot complex intervention in childhood obesity

We are currently advertising two full-time post-doctoral research positions (3 year duration) for our Health Research Board Inter-disciplinary Capacity Enhancement Award 2015 on Designing, evaluating and implementing a pilot complex intervention in childhood obesity.

  • 1 position based in the Health Behaviour Change Research Group, School of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • 1 position based in Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork

Appointment may be made at Post-Doctoral/Senior Post-Doctoral/Research Fellow level.

Salary:

  • €33,975 – €42,394 Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • €43,643 – €46,255 Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • €51,716 – €56,442 Research Fellow

The overall aim of this project is to develop and train future leaders in population health and health services research, by undertaking a team-based approach to the urgent problem of childhood obesity.

The research aims to develop, implement and evaluate a pilot complex intervention to promote optimal infant feeding practices and foster healthy dietary behaviours. In addition, the research will quantify the burden of childhood obesity in terms of physical, psychosocial and economic consequences.

The inter-disciplinary research team brings together expertise in population health, nutritional epidemiology, health services research, behavioural science, developmental psychology, health economics and implementation science to build capacity. The work is a collaboration between University College Cork, National University of Ireland Galway and Trinity College Dublin. The post-doctoral researchers will be mentored by senior faculty across the three institutions.

The successful candidates may have a background in health psychology, behaviour change, implementation science or evaluation research. In addition to salary, the position includes generous support for national and international training, international research placements and travel to conferences.

For more information: academicpositions.eu

Application procedure: Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Ms. Ber Madden, Bernadette.madden@ucc.ie, on or before the closing date 17th February, 2016. Interviews will take place at University College Cork on Friday, 4th March, 2016.

 

For informal enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Professor Patricia Kearney (for the UCC post)

Email Address: patricia.kearney@ucc.ie

And/or

Dr Molly Byrne (for the NUI Galway post)

Email Address: molly.byrne@nuigalway.ie