Postdoctoral Researcher in Public Health

University College Cork

Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Public Health

39 Month, Fixed-term, Whole-time Post

Position summary

The SCOPE project is a Health Research Board funded international multidisciplinary project to develop a standardised outcome measurement set for evaluation infant-feeding interventions to prevent childhood obesity. The project builds on the previously developed core outcome set for infant feeding interventions to prevent childhood obesity by determining how best we should measure the most important outcomes in this area.

The candidate will be expected to conduct high-level research related to the project, including leading systematic reviews of outcome measurement instruments and measurement properties, and stakeholder engagement and consensus processes. The candidate will work with other members of an internationally recognised research team and will lead and contribute to peer-reviewed publications and project dissemination. There are also opportunities to undertake training and upskilling in methodologies relevant to the project, and to apply for further funding related to the project. Time commitment and working arrangements for this project are flexible and can be discussed and agreed with the Principal Investigator.

Project Title: A Standardised Approach to Measuring Infant Feeding Outcomes to Prevent Childhood Obesity (SCOPE)

Post Duration: 39 months

Salary: €41,207 - €47,477 p.a. (IUA PD1 Salary Scale)

For an information package including further details of the post see

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Karen Matvienko-Sikar, School of Public Health, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 4205530; 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 Friday, 7 April 2023. No late applications will be accepted.

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Contact Person : Dr Karen Matvienko-Sikar

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Job ID : 065191

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Close Date : 07-Apr-2023 12:00