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Dementia Trials Ireland is looking to hire a Research Assistant to join the team and work on cutting edge dementia clinical trials. 

The post holder will be part of a multidisciplinary research team, based at St James’ Hospital in Dublin, working on studies related to interventions (drug and non-drug interventions) for Alzheimer disease and other forms of dementia, as part of the Clinical Trials’ Network, ‘Dementia Trials Ireland’ (DTI). DTI studies use different methods including imaging, biomarkers, and neuropsychological methods to assess healthy volunteers, carers, and people with lived experience of dementia. The post holder will gain experience with applied dementia research in the form of supporting aspects of observational research and clinical trials’ methodology for people with or at risk of dementia.

The current study portfolio is a combination of investigator-led and industry-sponsored studies.

The post, primarily based in St. James’s Hospital, will support the different trials and studies within the DTI portfolio, principally by engaging in neuropsychological testing, outcome rating and data collection/entry in accordance with trial protocol, ethics, and governance requirements. Additional trial duties, quality checks and research-related activities will be overseen, as required, by the DTI Network Manager and/or Trial Coordinator. In execution of role requirements, the successful candidate will interface with the DTI network leads, network management / trial coordination team, the clinical team at St James’ Hospital’s Memory Clinic, as well members of the Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at St James’ Hospital, who support DTI trials.

Please click here for the full job description and instructions on how to apply. 

Closing date: 5pm Friday, 18 August 2023

Lara Gibney
Author: Lara Gibney