Thank you for your interest in working with The Heartbeat Trust. Please see below for further details.

We are currently recruiting for the roles below:

Heartbeat Trust Fellowships in Clinical Research for Pharmacists

The Heartbeat Trust currently has two vacancies for ‘Pharmacist Clinical Research Fellow’. This role will involve working a part of a multidisciplinary team in the implementation and oversight of cardiovascular and heart failure prevention research. Ongoing research includes investigator-led clinical trials building on the St Vincents Screening TO Prevent Heart Failure (STOP-HF) programme, which has recently been incorporated into North Amercan clinical guidelines. The Pharmacist Clinical Research Fellow will report to the Director of Clinical Trials and the Research Director (both pharmacists) at the Heartbeat Trust.

The role will be ideal for someone with at least two years postgraduate experience in a patient-facing role and who has an interest in developing expertise and a career in clinical and/or practice research. Structured training Clinical Trials and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) will be provided and will prepare the candidates for the many and varied careers in clinical research.

Strong preference will be given to candidates interested in pursuing a masters or doctoral degree by research. Support for clinical research at the Trust includes data-management, statistical, basic science, medical, nursing and cardiac-physiologist expertise. Remuneration for successful candidates will be commensurate with experience and will reflect HSE pharmacist payscales. For candidates interested in pursuing a postgraduate degree, it will be possible to structure the Fellowship comprising a studentship (stipend) with university postgradiate fees.

This is an exciting time to join the team and a great opportunity to make a difference to our patients and research.

Closing date: 11th May 2018. To apply, please send CV and covering letter quoting the “Fellowship in Clinical Research for Pharmacists” addressed to CV Prof. Mark Ledwidge, Heartbeat Trust, 3 Crofton Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin or at


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Data Analyst – The Heartbeat Trust

Job Details

The Heartbeat Trust is Ireland’s leading national heart failure charity. Our goal is to lead the way in the prevention and treatment of Heart Failure as well as discover and develop new therapies for this complex and varied condition.

The principal activities of the Heartbeat Trust are as follows

  • Increase public awareness of heart failure;
  • Support an early warning and prevention programme for people diagnosed with heart failure and those at risk of developing heart failure;
  • Help severe heart failure patients live longer and better with fewer visits to hospital;
  • Help vulnerable heart failure patients manage their condition in the community and in their homes by providing specialist services to these patients in the community thereby reducing A&E visits and unnecessary hospital stays by 40%;
  • Build unique collaborations between hospitals, community care, healthcare professionals and patients for the benefit and ease of patients and their carers;
  • Carry out translational research into heart failure prevention, causes and care in the Conway Institute, University College Dublin;
  • Develop infrastructure for patients, care providers, researchers, healthcare funders and healthcare technology companies to collaborate and personalise cardiovascular care maximising benefits, reducing risks and prioritising cardiovascular disease prevention.

The Heartbeat Trust is governed by a Board of Directors, the members of which are voluntary and drawn from a wide range of backgrounds including medicine, research, healthcare management, business and the law. The Board’s role is defined by Irish law and its Articles of Association. Working with the General Manager, they regulate the affairs of the Trust and agree policy direction for the organisation.

Our patient services are provided via our Heart Failure Unit located in St. Michael’s and St. Vincent’s Hospitals. St. Michael’s is also home to our STOP-HF service aimed at prevention and early detection of heart failure and cardiovascular disease.

In addition, we work closely with our GP/Family Doctor colleagues and provide an innovative online “Virtual Consultation” service to help fast track patients who need specialist assessment.

The Heartbeat Trust currently has a vacancy for a Data Analyst and/or statisitican. This role will involve working a part of a multidisciplinary team in the development of cardiovascular and heart failure research. This is an exciting time to join the team as the importance of healthcare data and analytics continues to grow and the team expands. This is a high visibility role within the team and a great opportunity to make a difference to our patients and research.

Closing date: 13th May 2018

To apply, please send CV to


Database Management

  • Extract information from the SQL database using queries.
  • Manipulation in PHP, R, Python or similar scripting languages.
  • Collate data in appropriate form in data files for use in statistical software packages.
  • Ensure data quality is controlled and maintained.
  • Having ongoing responsibility for the database within the hospital, ensuring the system meets operational, management and clinical audit requirements.
  • Use database to produce periodically clinical audits.
  • Ensure that all users strictly adhere to data protection protocols.
  • Provide ongoing training for staff on data management.
  • Ensure that retrospective data is extracted form patient medical records and is complete and accurate when entered onto the clinical information system.

Statistical Analytics

  • A broad knowledge base in applied statistics including
  • Data screening and sample size estimation.
  • Use parametric and non-parametric statistics in univariate and multivariate models.
  • Generalised linear modelling and decision trees.
  • Survival analysis.
  • Visualisation of results.
  • Extensive knowledge of at least one Statistical Software environment such as R, SPSS, SAS, Stata.



  • A postgraduate qualification in statistics, biostatistics or related discipline with a large applied statistics component.
  • More than 2 years’ experience working in applied research.
  • Excellent skills in the application of multivariate statistical models.
  • Excellent communication, verbal and written skills.
  • Experienced user of statistical software: R, SPSS, SAS or Stata.
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Office (Access/Excel/PowerPoint/Word).
  • Ability to handle medium-size data sets.
  • SQL querying and data manipulation using PHP/R/Python/Django or similar.


  • Experience of working closely with a range of members in health and academic bodies engaged in data analysis and research.
  • HTML, Django, JavaScript.
  • Experience in manuscript writing.
  • Evidence of independent statistical/medical/numerical research.

Clinical Research Nurse (Cardiology)

(Full-time, part-time and job-sharing arrangements will be considered; Fixed term contract)

Position Summary: We are seeking to recruit a cardiology nurse as part of our Clinical
Research Unit in St. Michael’s Hospital, Dun Laoghaire. This position will involve clinical care of patients across the spectrum of heart failure as part of a multidisciplinary team and will also focus on research and health services delivery. The candidate should be able to work as part of a team, demonstrate good organisation/planning skills and excellent written, verbal communication skills. Research projects include investigator led, academic and industry sponsored studies in the cardiology therapeutic area.
Responsibilities will include:
– Work within the standard operating procedures and research protocols in accordance with GCP
– Drive on-going clinical research projects through participant recruitment and follow-up, identifying problems early and regular feedback with Principal Investigator and research team
– Ensure all assigned studies are completed to the highest standards in accordance with ICH-GCP, HPRA/EU Directive requirements
– Clinical management of patients in the heart failure unit (outside of the clinical trial setting).
Job requirements:
– Registered with The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
– Minimum of one year post registration experience in the cardiology therapeutic area
– Proven clinical skills such as venepuncture, IV, life support training
– Excellent oral and written communication skills – responsibility for data integrity and management
– Excellent organisational and problem solving skills
– Ability to work independently, self-directed but also work well within a multidisciplinary team under supervision and direction
– Interpersonal skills required to integrate as part of a diverse research team and ability to relate to a broad spectrum of research participants
– Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office, email etc.
– Experience in clinical trials of medicinal products
– Certificate in Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP)
Employer: The Heartbeat Trust, 3 Crofton Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
Location: The STOP-HF Unit and Heart Failure Unit, St. Michael’s Hospital (part of the SVUH
Healthcare Group), Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

Work hours: 39 hours per week, between 08.00 and 18.00, Monday to Friday. Part-time and job sharing arrangements will be considered.
Salary: Commensurate with the individual’s experience and qualifications
Closing date for application: 13th May 2018
Applications, CV and enquiries to: