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Research Assistant

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  • Adhere to nursing policies and procedures for Trinity College Dublin
  • Promote a safe clinical environment for participants with due regard to Health and Safety and Risk Management issues
  • Work within the standard operating procedures and research protocols associated with academic clinical research activities in accordance with Good Clinical Practice
  • Conduct detailed health assessments which adhere to standardised TILDA protocols
  • Conduct peer assessments as part of ongoing quality control procedures
  • Ensure that participants are fully informed of all relevant details pertaining to TILDA, particularly in relation to the health assessment
  • Function as an education resource, where appropriate, for participants
  • Provide nursing expertise and care to participants in the study
  • Ensure participant confidentiality and dignity is assured and maintained at all times during the study and adhere to all data protection regulations
  • Maintain up-to-date, accurate and complete clinical research documentation
  • Work with a multidisciplinary team within TILDA
  • Perform research and administrative duties as required, including filing research documentation, managing clinical consumables, updating expenses and data entry
  • Ensure prompt management of all study related correspondence
  • Carry out other duties as appropriate to the post as may be assigned from time to time by the Research Nurse Manager or Project Manager


  • Must have current registration as a general nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
  • Minimum of 2 years post registration experience
  • Availability to work on a shift basis
  • Demonstrated excellence in motivational, organisational, interpersonal, and clinical nursing skills
  •  Full driver’s licence and access to a car
  • Phlebotomy qualification and experience
  • Post graduate qualification in dementia or gerontology
  • Experience in clinical or translational “bench to bedside” research
  • Certificate in Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP)
  • Good IT skills including Microsoft Office, in particular excel
  • Good interpersonal skills required to integrate as part of a diverse research team and the ability to relate to a broad spectrum of research participants
  • Ability to effectively work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Self-motivated, showing strong leadership and initiative
  • Ability to communicate findings to specialists from other research disciplines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills – requires attention to detail and meticulous record keeping
  • Excellent organisational and problem solving skills

Hard Skills

  • Microsoft Office
  • Data Analytics
  • Windows operating system
  • Data entry
  • Document management
  • Advanced Excel Skills (queries, pivot tables, formulas, macros)
  • Competitor research
  • Cross-functional collaboration
  • Risk assessments
  • Advanced language knowledge
  • Advanced writing skills

Soft Skills

  • Communication
  • Problem-solver
  • Self-motivated
  • Organized
  • Attention to detail