Head of Research Services and Policy

Dublin, Leinster
On application
02 October 2020
22 October 2020
Position / level
Department Head, Professional
Contract Type
Full Time


The Department of Health's mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Ireland by delivering high quality health services and getting best value from health system resources.

The Head of Research Services and Policy reporting to the Assistant Secretary for R&D and Health Analytics plays a key role in providing internal research services and economic support to the whole Department to optimise evidence-informed decision making. The role also provides policy and strategic direction to the Minister and key stakeholders to ensure the development and implementation of a broad-based R&D roadmap for the health system

The successful candidates will have;

  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience at a senior management level, leading and managing research projects including experience in a research policy development role, whether in the public service, health service or in an academic setting;
  • Education to Master’s degree level in a relevant area with a significant research component;
  • Experience in commissioning and managing research and evaluation studies, which includes development of requests for tender, evaluation of proposals, preparation of contracts, management of externally-commissioned work to agreed standards, costs and timelines, and financial tracking of projects;
  • Strong working knowledge of international (global/European) and domestic R&D environment, systems, policies and legislation.

The closing date for receipt of application is 3pm, Thursday, 22nd October 2020.

For more information and how to apply, visit: http://bit.ly/Execjobs_Ad_HeadofRSP

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.

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