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Post-doctoral fellows: Connected Healthcare for Intellectual Disability

Assist ID has an announced a call which funds post-doctoral researchers.  This call will close on 30th September 2015.  Dr Ita Richardson, Principal Investigator within Lero - the Irish Software Research Centre ( and ARCH - Applied Research in Connected Health ( at the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, and Dr Owen Doody,  Lecturer, Dept of Nursing and Midwifery are teaming with an organisation in Limerick who provide Intellectual Disability Services.  They will work with a suitable candidate to develop a research proposal which meets the call requirements and the needs of the organisation.  They expect that this will be an action research project, during which the Intellectual Disability Healthcare pathway can be modified through the use of ICT and evaluated using both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Dr Richardson and Dr Doody are interested in hearing from post-doctoral researchers who fit the eligibility criteria below, and are interested in researching Connected Healthcare for Intellectual Disability.  Please contact them at and before 25th July, 2015.

Successful Fellows are expected to start in May 2016 and will be employed by the University of Limerick, which is one of the ROI universities participating in the DOCTRID Research Institute

Eligibility criteria for the incoming mobility programme:

1.      Fellows may be of any nationality but must be fluent in English (both written and spoken).

2.      Fellows must be Experienced Researchers: they shall, at the time of the relevant deadline for submission of proposals) be in possession of a
doctoral degree or have at least four years of fulltime equivalent research experience. Allowance is made for career breaks.

3.      Fellows must engage in international geographical mobility: at the time of the relevant deadline for submission of proposals, Experienced
Researchers shall not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the submission deadline. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

4.      The host organisation for the Incoming Mobility scheme is one of the ROI universities participating in the DOCTRID Research Institute.

Detailed Application Guidelines and other information are available at

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and
demonstration under grant agreement no PCOFUND-GA-2013-608728.