Dublin-based Life Science Recruitment, which is a specialist scientific and healthcare recruitment company, has launched academicjobs.ie, aimed at university graduates.
The free online recruitment resource for universities and academic institutions is part of the recruitment company’s ongoing promotion of research, development and education in Ireland.
Academicjobs.ie will allow universities and research institutions to post non-commercial academic jobs and research studentships for free, addressing the current gap in the Irish market for such a free resource. Advertisers can create an institutional profile and post unlimited jobs, as well as manage applications and feedback through an associated content management system.
The website is designed for graduates searching for MSc or PhD studentships from multiple disciplines, as well as post-doctoral fellowships, lectureships and other academic appointments.
"We are offering this service pro bono as part of our policy of fostering research and development in Ireland and giving job seekers usable and accessible online recruitment resources," said Eamonn O’Raghallaigh from Life Science Recruitment.
Life Science Recruitment, which focuses on the integration of Web 2.0 and internet technologies into mainstream recruitment practices, has conducted research showing that job seekers want to see more niche websites dealing in their specific professional area combined with market knowledge and expertise by the recruiter.
The company’s development of a "strategic online presence” comprises more than 20 industry-specific websites and a Web 2.0 footprint composed of a number of blogs, combined with a presence on Facebook, Twitter and other social media resources.
The company is in the final stage of developing a similar UK portfolio, with the objective of the setting up a UK office in the summer of 2011.