Research Support Officer-Clinical (Quality Officer), INFANT Research Centre

Position Summary

2 Year, Fixed-Term, Whole-time Post

The INFANT Research Centre was established in 2013 and is dedicated to maternal and child health research. The overarching vision of INFANT is to advance maternal and child health translational research and to place Ireland to the forefront of this field. INFANT is hosted by University College Cork (UCC) and is focused on delivering scientific excellence and impact through a range of activities in academic, translational, and commercial areas. The INFANT team is a diverse group of clinicians and scientists who are supported by selected industry partners, international collaborators and business and regulatory advisors. The Centre is funded by a range of national and international funding agencies, EU, industry, and philanthropy. INFANT has a well-established Clinical Trials Platform which is underpinned by ISO 9001:2015 accredited Quality Management System.

INFANT leads the HRB Irish Network for Children’s Clinical Trials (in4kids) that supports researchers in Ireland to deliver high-quality clinical trials to improve children’s health.

INFANT is now accepting applications for a Research Support Officer-Clinical (Quality Officer). The Quality Officer will work with the INFANT Quality and Regulatory Manager, PIs, clinical staff, study teams, in4kids Clinical Trials Network, sponsors, and other stakeholders, on quality and regulatory affairs issues pertaining to maternal and child health research studies.

The Quality Officer will monitor the quality of studies at INFANT and across the in4kids clinical trials network. They will quality control applications to Research Ethics Committees and Regulatory Authorities, liaise with PI’s and project managers on ethics committees and regulatory authority queries and quality control annual updates to these bodies among other quality and regulatory responsibilities.

Project Title: INFANT Centre

Post Duration: 2 years

Salary: €50,000 p.a. (Personal Rate)

For an information package including further details of the post see This Link

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Prof Geraldine Boylan, Director INFANT Centre, Email:

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday 9 June 2023.

No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at and initiatives at and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.


Closing Date

09-Jun-2023 @ 12:00