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

The APC, in collaboration with industry, is aiming to investigate the microbiome in infants and address any deficits caused by birth mode or early feeding methods. The project will be very disciplinary, with expertise required from research nurses, microbiologists, behavioural scientists, preclinical and bioinformatics. This post is suitable as a first post doctoral position for a suitably qualified candidate. The successful candidate will be responsible for the “culturomics” of bacterial strains derived from the infant gut.

Essential Qualifications/Experience:

  • PhD and a publication record in a relevant scientific discipline (eg. Microbiology, Biotechnology, Microbial Genetics)

  • Experience with culturing of bacterial strains, and phenotypic/genomic characterisation of a wide diversity of bacteria, ideally including anaerobic bacteria.

  • Willingness to be involved in the APC's Education and Public Engagement programme/activities

Post duration: 14 months (with possibility of extenstion)

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

Project: MIMIC3

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