Research Support Officer

September 12 2017
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Position Summary

Background: The APC Microbiome Institute (APC) was formed in 2003 with funding from Science Foundation Ireland and in conjunction with key industry partners. It represents a seamless collaboration between UCC, Teagasc, Moorepark and CIT. It is widely recognised that the gut microbiota plays an important role in human health and has become one of the most dynamic, complex and exciting areas of research in both food and pharmaceutical arenas. Over the last decade the APC has established itself as one of the leading global centres in gut microbiota research. The APC has made several landmark discoveries and has published over 1600 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, generating many journal covers and associated editorials. The APC comprises over 300 individuals, from the scientific PI's (APC Faculty), the management team, and a dedicated group of postdoctoral fellows, research assistants and postgraduate students.

Description of Role: A person is required to manage the Q-TOF/LC-MS platform based in the LC-MS Suite in the Food Science Complex, and to carry out sample analyses and method development. The role is to perform various analyses across multiple disciplines and liaise with researchers in the APC Microbiome institute as well as other UCC research groups, ensuring that maximum potential of the Q-TOF is achieved.

Required Qualifications/Experience: The candidate(s) will have a B.Sc. or M.Sc. or higher in a relevant scientific discipline and have significant knowledge and experience of working with Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry (Q-TOF). Previous experience and knowledge of proteomics and metabolomics analyses and data handling would be very advantageous. The candidate will be highly self-motivated and have the ability to work both independently, and as part of a team.

Project: Q-TOF Platform

Post Duration: 2 Years

Salary: €39,000 p.a. (Personal Rate)

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