The INFANT Research Centre is now accepting applications for a Research Support Officer – in4kids Network Manager. In4kids is a national paediatric clinical research network funded by Health Research Board (HRB). In4kids is a key component of, and the National Hub for, the Conect4children network.  Conect4children, (collaborative network for European clinical trials for children – c4c) is a pan-European network that aims to build capacity for the management of multinational paediatric clinical trials across Europe whilst ensuring the voices of children, young people and their families are heard.

The In4kids Network Manager will be responsible for the management of the Network across Ireland, including supporting the Executive Management Committee Function and liaising with collaborators. The network manager will assess feasibility study queries and enable an international platform for Irish research that supports a range of studies, investigator led and industry, that will benefit children in Ireland.
Supporting the In4kids and c4c Network communication platforms also forms part of this role.
The Network manager is responsible for day-to-day coordination of the network, study contracts, reporting and network budget management and also has responsibility for growing the Network Membership.
The Network Manager role will focus on network sustainability by enhancing the reputation of Ireland as an ideal location to do paediatric clinical trials. This will be achieved by collaborating with international networks to leverage funding and develop an extensive portfolio of clinical trials that are funded through industry, exchequer and non-exchequer sources and philanthropy.
  • Post Duration: 1 Year
  • Salary: €59,000
  • Project Title:  in4kids Project

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Prof Geraldine Boylan; Email:

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (
  • Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday 22 March 2024 (Deadline extended)
  • 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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