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Vacancies for posts with the INTERREG VA CHITIN Project


The Health & Social Care Research & Development Division of the Public Health Agency (HSC R&D Division) seeks to recruit highly motivated individuals with appropriate qualifications, knowledge, experience and skills to work as a Programme Manager, Support Manager and Administrator (3 fixed term posts) to support the Cross-Border Healthcare Intervention Trials in Ireland Network (CHITIN) Project. This project is funded through an award of €8.8 million managed by the Special EU Programmes Body and made to HSC R&D Division and Health Research Board. This award is made through the INTERREG VA Programme and the total includes match-funding of 15% provided by the Departments of Health in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Ten Healthcare Intervention Trials (HITs) will be funded as part of the CHITIN project.

The Special EU Programmes Body is a North/South Implementation body sponsored by the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in Ireland. It is responsible for managing two EU Structural Funds Programmes, PEACE IV and INTERREG VA, which are designed to enhance cross-border cooperation, promote reconciliation and create a more peaceful and prosperous society. Delivery of the CHITIN project, which will involve the selection, funding and management of ten Healthcare Intervention Trials, will be in partnership with the Health Research Board (HRB) in Dublin, and is aligned to both the HSC Research & Development Strategy 2016-2025 – Research for Better Health & Social Care, and the HRB Strategy 2016-2020; Research.Evidence.Action.

The post holders will act in support of the Assistant Director (AD) of HSC R&D Division, in terms of both scientific and administrative input to ensure the proper management of the various Healthcare Intervention Trials (HITs) supported through the INTERREG VA CHITIN award. 

The closing date for receipt of applications for all three posts is Friday 28 July 2017 at 4.00pm.

For more details, including a job descriptions, and to apply, see the following link to the HSC Recruit website: and if you have any other queries regarding these posts please contact Dr Julie McCarroll in HSC R&D Division on telephone: 028 9536 3490.