RCSI/UPMC Concussion Research Fellowship

Established in honour of the late US Ambassador to Ireland, Dan Rooney, and made possible by his family's ongoing support for sports medicine and concussion advancement, this two-year fellowship is the result of a unique partnership between RCSI, UPMC Ireland and UPMC Concussion Network partners in Ireland.

The Concussion Research Fellow will be responsible for the development and implementation of a sport-related concussion (SRC) research programme in Ireland with RCSI, based on initial training and mentoring in concussion clinical research methods and development of clinical research outputs through UPMC.

Tenure: 24 months


  • Six-month secondment to UPMC Rooney Sports Medicine Complex in Pittsburgh, USA
  • 18 months in Ireland based between UPMC hospitals and RCSI, Dublin
  • Frequent visits to UPMC Concussion Network partner clinics in Cork, Galway, Dublin, Kilkenny, Mayo, and Belfast

Reporting to: Dr Michael Collins and Dr Anthony Kontos (UPMC) and accountable to Dr Helen French and Louise Keating (RCSI)

Salary: Dependent on level of experience and based on the most current IUA Researcher Salary Scales

Proposed start date: 1 September 1 2021 (starting in UPMC Pittsburgh)

Further details are available on the UPMC website.

Please send a letter of application along with an up-to-date CV to Natalie Moore, HR Business Partner, UPMC Whitfield Hospital, Cork Road, Waterford, or by email to mooren11@upmc.ie.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Monday, 24 May 2021.