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Pharmacy Career Opportunities


Education & Research                     

CUH is a teaching hospital affiliated to University College Cork. There is a strong commitment to research and education within the hospital. Pharmacists are also involved in practice-based audit, in the education of undergraduates (in medicine, nursing and pharmacy), in ongoing nurse and medical education and in various other educational initiatives. A number of staff have undertaken further education including MScs and diplomas in Clinical Pharmacy, certificates in purchase and clinical technician diplomas. These have been supported by the department and by CUH.

A shared post with UCC Dept of Clinical Pharmacy has facilitated the development of the pharmacist-led anticoagulation clinic at CUH and also a number of summer student research projects and MSc projects within CUH. This has contributed to the development of audit and research within the dept.



Qualified Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Technicians:

Permanent vacancies are advertised via the National press and recruited via the HSE National Recruitment Service, Manorhamilton.

We occasionally employ staff on a specified purpose basis. If you are a pharmacist registered entitled to be registered with the Irish Pharmaceutical Society or a qualified pharmaceutical technician, and interested in working in this busy teaching hospital, please send a copy of your Curriculum Vitae for consideration should a vacancy arise.

Intern Pharmacist applicants:

CUH currently employs an Intern Pharmacists. The preregistration Pharmacist programme runs for a period of 12 months from September to September of the following year. Candidates apply via the CAASP system and interviews are conducted in early March.  

Trainee Pharmaceutical Technicians:

CUH has occasional training places for the practical training element of approved Pharmaceutical Technician courses. The training offered all aspects of hospital pharmacy services. If you are interested in applying to work in Cork University Hospital for your practical work experience please send your Curriculum Vitae to Deirdre Lynch.


Work Experience

The Pharmacy Department accommodates work experience requests from Pharmacy students – third and fourth year only. We cannot accommodate work experience requests from second level or transition year students.

There are a limited number of students that can be accommodated at any one time. If you wish to apply for work experience please forward your Curriculum Vitae to:

Deirdre Lynch,

Pharmacy Department,

Cork University Hospital,