INFANT Research Centre is now accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher on a part time basis to work on COVICAT project which is supported by the North-South HEA programme. The researcher will be responsible for data management and data analysis of data on COVID-19 infection and vaccine in pregnancy in Ireland and Europe. Strong management and quantitative skills are required for the project. Expertise in time-series methods would be an advantage.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in Epidemiology, Public Health or a PhD in another related field but with strong quantitative skills.

Research Assistants with at least 3-4 years’ experience in quantitative research may also apply for this post.

Post Duration: 12 months

Salary: Post-Doctoral Researcher€42,031 – €48,427 p.a. (IUA PD1 Salary Scale), pro rata 0.6 FTE,  Research Assistant: €29,275 – €39,158 p.a. (IUA RA Salary Scale), pro rata 0.6 FTE

Project Title: COVICAT: COVID-19 infection and vaccination in pregnancy: An ecological study to assess congenital anomalies

For an information package including further details of the post see: 

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Ali Khashan, INFANT Research Centre, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 420 5565; 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 July 27th 2023.

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.

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