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  • Research Assistant at Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin

    JOB OPENING: Research Assistant

    The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Sports Surgery Clinic’s clinical service and research activity in biomechanics and motion analysis. This is a full-time position in the Sports Medicine department. Successful candidates may be eligible for PhD funding after 12 months, subject to eligibility criteria and interview.

    Sports Surgery Clinic is Ireland's leading private orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital. Our goal is to offer patients a single lifetime location for all their musculoskeletal requirements from initial diagnosis to return to normal daily activities and sport. The Sports Medicine department is at the forefront of clinical and applied research in the field of athletic groin pain and anterior cruciate ligament injury, and the 3D Biomechanics Laboratory sees over 1000 patients each year. The new SSC Sports Medicine, Biomechanics, Rehabilitation and Research Centre, which opened in 2017, has enabled us to expand and develop our capabilities.

    • Perform and oversee data collection, ensuring integrity, documentation and organization of collected data.
    • Process biomechanical data in preparation for further analysis.
    • Ensure a high quality of care toward every patient tested in the laboratory.
    • Undertake regular system checks on laboratory equipment.
    • Undertake basic research tasks as required and collaborate on research projects with other department staff.
    • Assist with the training of Biomechanics interns.
    • Continuously review procedures to identify improvement in our service.

    • Bachelor’s degree in sports science, kinesiology, biomedical engineering or a related scientific discipline.
    • Experience in biomechanical data capture.
    • Ability to work successfully in a team to achieve goals with a high level of attention to detail.
    • Research experience and practical understanding of research principles.
    • Analytic and decisive thinking with the ability to prioritize, adapt and manage time.
    • Strong organisational, interpersonal, verbal, and writing skills.
    • Working knowledge of universal precautions and safety guidelines.
    • Ability to handle confidential information.
    • Ability to represent the SSC in a mature and professional manner.
    • Commitment to translate the organization's vision and values into day-to-day activities, behaviours, and decisions.
    • Experience processing and/or analysing data in MATLAB (or another programming language) would be desirable but is not essential.
    • Applicants must have existing entitlement to work in the Republic of Ireland.

    Applicants must submit the following to Linda Murray (
    • Cover letter (max 2 pages)
    • Curriculum vitae (relevant educational background and work experience; names and contact details of two referees)

    Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. The application process and all associated communications will remain confidential.

    For further information please contact Dr Katherine Daniels:

    Closing date 11th May 2018. Immediate start required.