Job Vacancy: National Cancer Registry of Ireland - Head of Research and Analysis

The Organisation

The National Cancer Registry is an essential part of Ireland’s efforts to successfully control cancer, reducing its impact on individuals, families and society.
The National Cancer Registry (“NCRI”) was established by the Minister for Health in 1991 by Statutory Instrument and is primarily funded by the 
Department of Health. It was set up to record information and provide independent insights on all cancer cases occurring in Ireland and has been collecting such data since 1994. The intervening years have seen major advances in cancer control in Ireland, with improvements in the diagnosis of cancer, effectiveness of treatment and reductions in the risk of developing some common cancers. Cancer research has been and will continue to be fundamental to these advances.

The main functions of the NCRI include identifying, collecting, classifying, recording, storing and analysing information relating to the incidence and prevalence of cancer and related tumours in Ireland; and promoting and facilitating the use of the data thus collected in approved research and in the planning and management of services.

The NCRI is seeking suitable applicants for the role of Head of Research and Analysis.

The Role

The role of Head of Research and Analysis is a key role within the NCRI and will be responsible for coordinating, managing, and delivering a high impact research and surveillance programme within the area of Cancer Epidemiology and consistent with the statutory and strategic aims of the organisation.
They will be responsible co-ordinating, developing and implementing the NCRI research strategy, help focus the research activities of the organisation and support growth of funded cancer epidemiology research at national and international levels. In addition, the role will develop a publication plan for the Research and Analysis Team and oversee all publications to ensure they adhere to ethical and professional standards.

The Person

The successful applicant will have experience in epidemiology, statistics, health services/health science research or a similar/related subject. They will also have proven research management skills and commitment to fostering and growing health/epidemiological research and surveillance – ensuring the work of the NCRI supports the work, needs and actions of key health policy and health community stakeholders.

The role will require a person who is self-motivated and adept at bringing people together around complex challenges. They will have experience of success in securing substantial grant funding, strong communications skills with experience in presenting at both national and international conferences and ability to problem solve.

Application and Further Information

For further information and to apply for this role visit
All enquiries relating to this role should be directed to the Executive Recruitment Team by email to or by telephone on +353 (1) 449 4400.

Mazars will be managing all aspects of this recruitment project on behalf of the NCRI, no enquiries or canvassing should be made directly to the NCRI

Deadline for applications: Monday 6th November 2023 at 12noon.

The NCRI is an equal opportunities employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality at all levels of the organisation.