Post-Doctoral Researcher

University College Cork
October 10 2017
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Position Summary

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 our microbiome (community of bacteria/viruses and fungi that live in and on our bodies) 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 1700 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, generating many journal covers and associated editorials. The APC comprises over 300 individuals, from the scientific PI's (the APC Faculty) funded by the partner Institutions, the management team, and a dedicated group of research scientists, research assistants and postgraduate's students.

The Role: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position as part of an industry-supported project, which is aimed at assessing the beneficial activities of selected human-derived bifidobacteria. The research will involve microbiological, molecular biological/biochemical and immunological experiments, and the ideal candidate should have proven experience in each of these fields as demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate will be incorporated in a vibrant, interactive and high-performing research group, and is expected to have excellent reporting and communication skills to facilitate interactions with the commercial partner, and to become fully integrated in the research group.

Qualifications and Experience required: Candidates for the senior postdoctoral position should have a PhD in molecular biology, genetics, molecular microbiology or immunology, and should possess extensive and relevant laboratory experience in (most of) these fields, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications.

Post duration: 2 years

Salary: €21,459-€33,930 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

Project title: Nutribif

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