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MSc: Dr Declan Patton - Management of venous leg ulcers

Two candidates are currently being sought for submission of an IRC grant application for a Masters by research in the management of venous leg ulcers.

Project description

The School of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI, is looking for two students with a BSc degree in a healthcare discipline to be part of two proposals that will be submitted for Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholar funding.

Both projects relate to the effective treatment of leg ulcers using new treatment methods. If successful the research will start in January 2018, last for one year and lead to the award of a Masters by Research.

The position is funded by the Irish Cancer Society BREAST-PREDICT Collaborative Research Centre.

  • Research theme: Population Health
  • Keyword: Leg ulcers

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following: 


  • An Honours Bachelor degree (First Class OR very good Upper Second Class degree) in a healthcare discipline

  • Strong interest in wound healing research

  • Good communication skills

  • Strong organisational and administrative skills

  • Ability to work on one’s own initiative as well as in a multidisciplinary, team environment

  • Willingness to undertake training and career development

  • English language requirements for candidates who do not speak English as their first language: an IELTS score of 6.5 or above

Application process

Please apply with an up-to-date CV, a 500-word statement outlining your interest in and suitability for the position to

  • Application deadline: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 at 9am.
  • Department: School of Nursing & Midwifery

  • Tenure: One year

  • Reporting to: Dr Declan Patton

  • Start date: January 2018