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Research Assistant (Part-time)

Dublin Institute of Technology..

  • Dublin City Centre
  • Not disclosed
  • Contract
  • Updated 21/11/2012
  • Linda Wosser
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Please complete the online application form which can be found by clicking "click here to apply" below. You will receive an acknowledgement by email immediately after s


Please complete the online application form which can be found by clicking "click here to apply" below. You will receive an acknowledgement by email immediately after submitting the application. Interested applicants must attach a CV and fully complete the online application form as incomplete forms will not be accepted.  It is not sufficient to state "See CV" on the form. 

Latest day for receipt of applications in our online recruitment system is
21st November 2012

Late applications will not be accepted.

If you require additional information on this vacancy, please contact
Prof Steve Jerrams on 01 4027919,

Please note, should you have any queries in relation to the submission of your application, support is available at telephone 01 402 3447, Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 17.00. 

You are also advised that you can only submit one application per competition.  Should you have any issues with your submission, please contact us.

Nature of the Post:

The Centre for Elastomer Research seeks a Research Assistant to work equally on two projects within its research remit. The first project requires surveys to be carried out amongst health service patients and practitioners and the second requires working with representatives of public bodies in the Irish transport industries. Knowledge of DIT and Higher Education research procedures is advantageous. The work will entail the organisation of interviews, case studies, meetings and events, all of which must be carried out in strict compliance with DIT’s ethical procedures for research. The successful applicant will be an experienced communicator who is used to working in small teams and delivering results to clearly defined criteria and deadlines.

The Role:

This is a 3 month fixed term part time post which will run from the date of employment until then end of the fixed term or earlier if the funding comes to an end.

The provisions of the Dublin Institute of Technology Act, 1992 to 2006 and any subsequent Acts replacing or amending these Acts and any orders and regulations made under these Acts will apply.


Duties will include:

• Workshop organisation,
• Carrying out surveys
• Organisation of interviews,
• Conducting case studies,
• Arranging meetings and events,


DIT welcome applications from candidates who do not have a current or previous employment relationship with the Institute and who meet the following requirement:


• An appropriate hons degree (e.g. Events Management, Statistical Analysis) or masters in Research Methods.
• The individual must be proficient in the use of Word and Excel.
• Evidence of ability to analyse and write up data;
• Working knowledge of research techniques.


• The applicant must have worked in a third level institution, have experience of i) organising events and ii) liaising with project partners and/or external bodies and iii) coordinating group activities.
• The individual must be reliable, flexible and adept at working with disparate partners.
• Highly developed communication skills; ability to create and maintain data files; an ability to work under pressure and resolve impediments to progressing projects.
• Ability to present complex information effectively to a range of audiences;
• Effective written and verbal communication skills;
• Experience working in a research environment;
• Experience of multi-disciplinary working;
• Ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team;
• Commitment to high quality research ;


This post is aligned to the Research Assistant Salary Scale:

€21,850 per annum (pro rata)
€19,665per annum (pro rata) (10% reduction in the pay of new entrants to the public service contained in the National Recovery Plan applies)

Starting pay will be at the minimum of the scale.  Remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy. 

Hours of work:

A 20 hour week is in operation. Having regard to the nature of the work, attendance outside these hours may be required from time to time.  Starting and finishing times to be agreed with the Project Director. 


A probationary period of 1 month from the date the individual commences work will apply.  The appointee will be advised on his/her performance during the period. At the end of probationary period the appointee may be confirmed in his/her appointment, continued on probation for a further period or at any time d.....

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