The Sexual Health Centre is now seeking an exceptional individual to join our team and work on the research, monitoring and evaluation of our Rapid HIV Testing Service. If you are an organised and inquisitive professional with strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills, this could be the ideal role for you.

You’ll be tasked with three work-packages focused on delivering expert knowledge on Rapid HIV testing to the community sector across Ireland.

This is a fixed term contract role for 12 weeks.

Responsibilities of your role will include:

  • To work under the direction of the Centre Manager and Executive Director.
  • To provide assistance in conducting research activities, including planning, organising, conducting and communicating research studies within the overall scope of a research project.
  • To coordinate and perform a variety of independent and team activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and interpretation of information/results.
  • To undertake tasks which may include recording results and preparing technical reports including conclusions and recommendations. To coordinate the development of forms, questionnaires and the application of qualitative and quantitative research techniques; write procedures manuals for data collection and coding.
  • To present information on research progress and outcomes to others responsible for the research project.
  • To provide guidance as required to any support staff and/or research students assisting with the research project, as agreed with the Executive Director.
  • Ideally to contribute to the publication of findings.
  • To confer with the Executive Director in developing plans for research projects and to discuss the interpretation of results and the preparation of manuscripts for publication.
  • To perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Education / Professional Qualifications:

  • A graduate qualification in a field of discipline relevant to the area of investigation i.e. BSc or MSc.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills
  • Capability of working effectively within a team to achieve results.
  • Evidence of excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • High levels of initiative are encouraged.


  • Some research experience is desirable.
  • An ability to work independently on a tight schedule.

Terms and Conditions

Salary: Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications

Contract: 12 weeks fixed term contract

Hours:  A 30-hour working week. Due to the nature of the post, evening or weekend work may sometimes be required.

Holidays: Holiday entitlement is 5 days pro-rata annual leave, plus public holidays.

The Researcher will report to the Centre Manager.

Please note: the position has been filled.

About the Sexual Health Centre

Originally founded in 1987, as Cork AIDS Alliance, to provide support to people living with HIV, the Sexual Health Centre is now a leading organisation supporting and promoting sexual health in Ireland. The Sexual Health Centre has an ambitious programme to support a society where (i) people are able to understand, acknowledge and express their sexuality, (ii) people are able to understand, acknowledge and respect the sexuality of others and (iii) fewer people experience STIs and crisis pregnancies.