Research Assistant Post author By Seamus Coffey Post date November 21, 2014 UCC have a fixed-term position for a project on Cluster Mapping. Details here. Categories In Uncategorized 3 Comments on Research Assistant ← 2015 Annual Irish Economic Association Conference → Post Programme Surveillance 3 replies on “Research Assistant” Barely above minimum wage for someone with a Masters or PhD. Nice. Seriously. How do these people sleep at night? For an entry-level job which is likely to have an on-the-job training content, the pay may not be all that bad. The real killer may be the short duration (11 months). It is very likely that if the successful candidate turns out to be brilliant, that UCC would not offer him/her a new contract, as this would be seen to give rise to a possible claim for job-permanency. So to avoid this UCC (or rather its HR minions) will insist on no re-hires. And all this largely stems from EU directives which purport to increase job security! Comments are closed.