Post-Doctoral Researcher

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

Position Summary

Food for Health Ireland (FHI; is a multi-location, multi-disciplinary research centre supported by Enterprise Ireland and the Irish dairy industry. The objective is to develop new dairy-derived functional food ingredients and nutritional solutions related to infant development, metabolic function, malnutrition in the elderly, infection/immunity issues and healthy ageing. The metabolic health programme on appetite modulation is conducted by researchers at University College Cork.

Food for Health Ireland is seeking a suitably qualified senior research dietitian with a postgraduate research qualification at PhD level and significant experience in nutritional assessment using gold standard methods, dietary assessment and the conduct of randomised controlled trials in the treatment of malnutrition.

The overall objective of the project is to develop functional foods, medical foods or neutraceuticals that help to stimulate appetite in the malnourished elderly population. The successful candidate will be part of the appetite modulation team, which is staffed by personnel on the University College Cork campus. The candidate must have significant experience in both clinical dietetics and in the conduct randomised trials in the treatment of malnutrition. 

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Post duration: 8 months

Salary: €36,488-€43,394 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

Project: Appetite Modulation

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