Chief Medical Scientist - Health Protection Surveillance Centre
The role of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) is to provide national leadership and scientific advice to reduce the harm from infectious diseases. Our role is to identify those infectious disease hazards that threaten our country and to assist in preparing, planning and responding to such threats
A vacancy has arisen for a Chief Medical Scientist to commence as soon as possible.
The Chief Medical Scientist will support the national infectious disease surveillance functions of the HSE by leading the application support functions of the existing surveillance information systems, including the national Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting system (CIDR) and playing a key role in the specification, design, development, testing, implementation and support of health protection surveillance information systems.
Duties and responsibilities :
- Provide expertise and senior level support on matters relating to laboratory information systems, technologies and testing processes
- Lead the application support functions of the HPSCs surveillance information systems, including the national Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting system (CIDR)
- Provide business and technical leadership to multidisciplinary stakeholders using CIDR to notify infectious diseases (including diagnostic laboratories, HSE Departments of Public Health and HSE HPSC teams
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Hold a recognised qualification as Medical scientist and CORU registration
(e) Possess one of the following NFQ Level 9 post graduate qualifications:
MSc Clinical Laboratory Science, Dublin Institute of Technology.
MSc Clinical Chemistry, University of Dublin, Trinity College.
MSc Biomedical Science, University of Ulster.
MSc Biomedical Science, Cork Institute of Technology / University
MSc Molecular Pathology, Dublin Institute of Technology / University of
Dublin, Trinity College.
(f) An equivalent qualification at minimum Level 9 validated by the Academy of
Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine (ACSLM).
(g) Have attained the Fellowship of the Academy of Clinical Science and
Laboratory Medicine awarded before July 2018.
(h) Have attained the Fellowship examination of the Institute of Biomedical Science
(Awarded prior to 1999).
(i) Possess at least seven years full time clinical experience (or an aggregate of
seven years full time clinical experience) as a medical scientist in a clinical
diagnostic laboratory since qualifying as a medical scientist, two years of which
were spent in a promotional post (e.g. Medical Scientist, Senior or Medical
(j) Demonstrate evidence of Continuous Professional Development.
(k) Candidates must have the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high
standard of suitability, management, leadership and professional ability) for the
proper discharge of the duties of the office.
For a full job spec, please contact Brian Murray on 01 482 5421 or email your c.v. to firstname.lastname@example.org