Research Assistant, Dementia Trials Ireland

Post Summary

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.


Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN) is Ireland’s only dedicated neuroscience research institute, one of Europe’s leading and among the world’s top 0.01% neuroscience institutes, based on the citations of its scientific publications (ISI Thomson Reuters, 2009). TCIN is a large-scale Trinity Research Institute (TRI) with 45 PIs and 200 researchers. Clinical assessment and patient -focused studies occur at the Memory Clinic, located within the Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, a state of the art clinical, research and teaching facility for older people located at St. James’s Hospital.

Application Procedure

Applications are required to be submitted as one e-mail with all the requested documents in PDF available HERE.
  • A cover letter explaining why this position interests you and what you will bring to it
  • Your curriculum vitae (maximum two A4 pages)
  • Your transcript or grades (from MSc/BSc/BA)
  • The names of three references with email addresses and phone numbers
Completed applications should be emailed (with the subject line DEMENTIA_RA) to:
Name: Dr Anne Marie Miller


Dublin, Ireland

Closing Date

5pm Friday, August 18th 2023