UCD Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Level 1), UCD School of Psychology (Temporary)

September 28 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

We are seeking a UCD Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Level 1) to work on an exciting new project (funded by the The Waterloo Foundation) to investigate the role of sleep and family factors on the development of attention in children at a higher risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) under the supervision of Dr Michelle Downes and Dr Jessica Bramham.

ADHD is a developmental disorder characterised by persistent inattention and/or hyperactivity that can interfere with a child's social functioning and academic and affects approximately 5% of children ADHD is a heritable disorder and although there has been some emphasis on the influence of family function, sleep behaviour, and parental ADHD in the treatment of a child's ADHD, little is know about how these factors influence the development of foundational attention skills and ADHD symptomatology in young children. We aim to investigate these variables in the young children of families with and without children at a higher risk of ADHD using actigraphy, behavioural and eye-tracking measures of early attention control.

See Job Description for more details.

Salary: €36,489 per annum.

Closing Date: 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) Friday 13th October 2017.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CVs submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Job Vacancies website: http://www.ucd.ie/hr/jobvacancies.


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