Post doctorate researcher in ADHD service evaluation (Deadline extended)

Updated: Jun 27, 2017

Recruitment : The ADHD Changing Lives Initiative proposes to tackle the challenges associated with the growing numbers of children aged 3-7 years who are at risk of an ADHD diagnosis.

ADHD Changing Lives Initiative is a project supported by the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programme Body (SEUPB).  The ADHD Changing Lives Initiative is a significant new partnership operating across both parts of Ireland and Western Scotland, which has received funding until May 2020 through the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, with matching funding from the Northern Ireland Executive, Irish and Scottish governments.

The ADHD Changing Lives Initiative proposes to tackle the challenges associated with the growing numbers of children aged 3-7 years who are at risk of an ADHD diagnosis, by raising awareness and providing behavioural training and support to parents and professionals, with the aim of significantly reducing the dependence on medical interventions among this group of children.  Developing stronger shared practice across different regions, and rigorously measuring its impact, will be key aspects of the initiative.  ADHD Changing Lives is being delivered across County Louth, Colin/West Belfast, and the Argyll & Bute region of Scotland. Partners in the initiative are Archways (lead partner), Dundalk Institute of Technology, Louth Leader Partnership, Colin Neighbourhood Partnership, and NHS Highland.

Job Purpose:  To undertake a process evaluation and an economic evaluation, primarily through the construction and analysis of decision analytic models, to examine the cost and cost effectiveness of a new early intervention service for families with a child with hyperkinetic disorder across the project sites in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.  The postdoctoral researcher will work closely with all partners and stakeholders.  The role will require engagement with stakeholders using a variety of media and will involve travel. 

Salary Scale:Post-Doctorate Researcher:  Level 2 Points 1- 10  €35,488 - €46,255

 It is expected that the successful candidate will be appointed on Level 2 of the IUA Contract Researcher salary scale, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Please note that all appointees will be placed on the relevant scale as awarded by the interview selection panel.   Candidates may be awarded incremental credits based upon experience and previous earning.  Candidates will be interviewed based on the information provided.  The qualifications for the appointment and conditions of service for the post are subject to the provisions of the Institutes of Technology Acts 1992-2006 and as amended.

Application forms, job descriptions and further details may be accessed on the DkIT on-line e-Recruitment system.

Applicants should attach a cover letter detailing their suitability for the relevant position.  They should also include an official copy of degrees (with official English translation if necessary) and any English language proficiency test results is applicable.  Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by 04th August 2017. This post will commence during the 3rd quarter of 2017 in a temporary full time capacity for 12 months and is renewable, subject to satisfactory completion of probation and continuation funding for a further 18 months.

Informal enquiries regarding this position can be directed to Dr Lucia Carragherat DkIT

No other form of application will be accepted. See also  and Information on other posts being recruited by this partnership in 2017 are available at, and

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 12 noon on 14th July 2017.  Late applications are not accepted.

Dundalk Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunities Employer.