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Post-Doctoral Researcher

Job Posted: 10 Mar 2017
Closing Date for Applications: 17 Mar 2017
School: School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
College: College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: €35,488 - €42,394 (IUA Scale)

Position Summary

Selenium is an essential trace element, whose dietary deficiency is associated with susceptibility to certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, infertility and viral infections. Selenium exerts its known biological effects by incorporation into selenoproteins as selenocysteine, the 21st amino acid. Since it has a higher reduction potential and lower pKa than cysteine, selenocysteine is an effective participant in redox reactions. The human genome encodes 25 selenoproteins, whose roles include antioxidation, thyroid hormone synthesis, calcium signal transduction and protein processing.

Incorporation of selenocysteine requires recoding of UGA stop codons within the mRNAs encoding selenoproteins. In eukaryotes, this recoding involves a 3’ UTR mRNA secondary structure termed the selenocysteine insertion sequence that recruits a set of dedicated translation factors. Despite this knowledge, understanding of molecular mechanism of UGA recoding in selenoproteins is limited. The project aims to  address this deficiency, using a range of molecular, biochemical and cellular techniques to dissect this recoding process. Increased understanding of selenocysteine insertion will lead not only to new therapies for the treatment of diseases associated with selenoprotein dysfunction, but will also pave the way for new genetic techniques to incorporate novel functionalities into engineered proteins.

This Science Foundation Ireland funded project will be hosted in the Recoding Laboratory of Professor John Atkins, a highly active research group within the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University College Cork (http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/D003/jatkins).

Post duration: 9 months

Salary: €35,488-€42,394

Project: Stop codon recoding in selenoproteins

Key Duties and Responsibilities

This title will apply to newly qualified Post-Doctoral Researchers and will be considered as a period of training as the researcher will have dual goals in terms of the research project and their own career development. The researcher will be mentored by a Principal Investigator (PI). It is expected that a researcher would spend not more than 3 years at the Post Doctoral level, subject to the term of the project and would then be eligible to compete for a Senior Post Doctoral post advertised by the University.

The primary focus of the Postdoctoral Researcher will be research however a particular emphasis during this stage should include;

  • To conduct a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator/Project Leader.
  • To engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigator, School or College in order to develop research skills and competencies.
  • To gain experience in grant writing.
  • To engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which they are engaged, as directed by, with the support of and under the supervision of a Principal Investigator.
  • To become familiar with the publication process.
  • To acquire generic and transferable skills (including project management, business skills and postgraduate mentoring/supervision).
  • To engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the research group, School or College.
  • To interact closely with postgraduate research students who are studying for a Masters or a PhD and possibly have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research in conjunction with an academic supervisor.
  • To carry out administrative work to support the programme of research.
  • To carry out additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.
  • To contribute to costing research grant proposals and assist in the financial management of a research project.

Criteria

  • A PhD qualification.
  • Appropriate research experience.
  • Appropriate technical competence and accomplishment.
  • A capability of working within a project team to achieve results.
  • Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
  • A commitment to gaining practical experience working on a research project.
  • Ability to work well within a team.
  • Please note that Garda vetting and international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Name: Professor John F. Atkins

Email Address: j.atkins@ucc.ie

Telephone: +353 21 4205420

To Apply

Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Professor John F. Atkins at j.atkins@ucc.ie on or before 17th March 2017.

Supplementary Information on the School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology/Research is available at the following URLs: http://www.ucc.ie/en/biochemistry/ and http://www.ucc.ie/en/biochemistry/research/translation/

 

University College Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer

PhD Positions in Cancer Biology

Job Posted: 02 Jun 2016
Closing Date for Applications: 30 Jun 2016
School: School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: Student stipend will be €18000 pa plus fees

The Cancer Biology Research Cluster anchored in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology hosted a structured PhD Scholars Programme in Cancer Biology for the last 8 years, where students chose their research topics from a range of areas in cancer biology cell signalling and translational control. Now, two studentships are available to highly motivated candidates who wish to pursue research in this area.

Projects are currently available in the broad area of cancer cell metabolism with focus on IGF signalling in mitochondrial function, kinase networks in cancer, and translational control with focus on functions of novel non-coding RNAs and their protein partners.

The School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology has a strong track record in PhD training and research, with all of our graduates subsequently employed in high level academic and biopharmaceutical research and development activity. Investigators in the Cancer Biology Cluster also have many research interactions with local and international research institutes, hospitals and industry and are located in the Biosciences Institute and the Western Gateway Building in UCC.

For information and recent publications see: http://www.ucc.ie/en/biochemistry/

We are seeking highly motivated candidates with a minimum 2.1H or equivalent, BSc or MSc in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or related fields.

Student stipend will be €18000 pa plus fees.

Closing Date: June 30th 2016.

To Apply:

Please direct informal enquiries, CV, personal statement, and names of references to:

Professor Rosemary O’Connor or Dr. Kellie Dean

Email: r.oconnor@ucc.ie or k.dean@ucc.ie

Phone: +353 (0)21 490 1312 or +353 (0)21 490 5421.

Research Support Officer

Job Posted: 24 May 2016
Closing Date for Applications: 31 May 2016
School: APC Microbiome Institute & School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
College: College of Medicine and Health
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: €30,500

Position Summary

Background to Research Environment: The APC Microbiome Institute was formed in 2003 with funding from Science Foundation Ireland and over the last decade the APC has established itself as one of the leading global centres in gut microbiota and gut inflammation research. The APC has made several landmark discoveries and has published over 1300 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, generating many journal covers and associated editorials. The scientific organisation of the APC consists of several integrated research themes or ‘Spokes’ which are supported by multiple shared core technology platforms. The APC has significant strengths in microbiology, mucosal immunology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) research, bioinformatics, pre-clinical and translational IBD research and is comprised of several multi-disciplinary teams investigating how the gut microbiome interacts with host systems to regulate human health and disease.

Dr Baranov’s laboratory at the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology focuses on development of bioinformatics resources for high throughput data analysis in the area of gene expression, in particular protein synthesis and consist of about 10 full time researchers.

Description of project and role: 

  • Perform daily duties as regards server configuration management
  • Inventory of Equipment; Hardware, Software, Services and redundancy Procedures
  • Provide system and network administration and support firewalls, network organisation, and be able to handle storage services, including fileserver-client issues
  • Write and maintain documentation for technical procedures
  • Improve on procedures/practices, as advancements in the field dictate
  • Become the primary administrator for outsourced services/accounts (e.g. web hosting) and assist in the procurement of in-house services via external vendors, if/when so desired
  • Assist with system backup and recovery services and system administration tools and processes, e.g. user administration, networking, file servers; familiarity with the LAMP stack, TCP/IP networking and supporting them in tandem
  • Provide support for bioinformatics tools and software pipelines and be involved in their further development and refinement

 

Systems Administrator (Unique Position ID: APC04)

Required Qualifications/Experience: Strong system administration and hardware experience including full stack up to OS virtualization is required. Good computer programming experience (Python, linux scripting). The appointee with will as an integral member of the APC Microbiome Institute and Dr. Baranov’s Team.

Salary: €30,500

Post Duration: 18 Months

Role Summary

This title will apply to a person of appropriate qualifications e.g., BSc, MSc or PhD employed on a contract for the purpose of supporting a research project, programme, centre or institute. A Research Support Officer will work under the direction of one or more Principal Investigator (s)/ Senior Researcher(s) within a dedicated laboratory on one or more research projects.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • To provide specific research skills to support the on-going development of the research team and to contribute to the transfer of knowledge in the specific research area.
  • To undertake research under the direction of a Principal Investigator or Head of Research Centre.
  • To provide support in a specific area of expertise, including the use, maintenance and management of research, including equipment.
  • To perform a variety of technical duties supporting the research project or programme, as required.
  • To draw up detailed technical specifications as required.
  • To support research project activities.
    ◾To oversee installation of equipment, where required.
  • To assist in setting up and maintenance of equipment, where required.
  • To assist PI’s and researchers in performing lab work, where required.
  • To coordinate lab activity to support the research area/project where required.
  • To develop contacts to acquire knowledge and understanding of the research project and research related work.
  • To facilitate collaboration by liaising with other research groups within UCC and externally including industry projects.
  • To develop and maintain a good working relationship with service departments in UCC.
  • To co-ordinate day-to-day work to support the research project.
  • To liaise with the Principal Investigator(s) and colleagues on matters relating to the research.
  • To develop knowledge and understanding of the research project and research related work.
  • To ensure compliance with Health and Safety procedures.
  • To perform other duties related to the work described herein.

The list of duties detailed above is not intended to be exclusive or restrictive and may be adjusted dependent on the area of research.

Criteria

  • Degree in computer science or bioinformatics or related fie.
  • Strong system administration and hardware experience including full stack up to OS virtualization is required.
  • Good computer programming experience (Python, linux scripting).
  • Knowledge of modern web development technologies will be considered an asset.
  • Proven experience of carrying out system administration tasks as outlined above.
  • Demonstrable achievements in delivering results.
  • Ability to interact with stakeholders from a range of disciplines.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills.
  • Capability of working effectively within a team to achieve results.
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • High level of initiative.

 

For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Name: Dr Marcus Claesson or Dr Pavel Baranov

Email Address: m.claesson@ucc.ie or p.baranov@ucc.ie

Telephone: +353 (0)21 490 3000

To Apply:

Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. with the contacts of at least two referees, quoting Unique Position ID:APC03 to apc.administrator@ucc.ie, +353 (0)21 490 1430 on or before the closing date 31 May 2016.

Supplementary Information on the Department/Research Centre and the post is available at the following URL: http://apc.ucc.ie

 

University College Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Post Doctoral Researcher

Job Posted: 22 Mar 2016
Closing Date for Applications: 20 Apr 2016
School: School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
College: College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: €33,975 - €42,394

Position Summary

Description of project and role
A Post-Doctoral Research Position is available for a highly motivated and innovative scientist to work in a team investigating lysosomal flux as a potential therapeutic target to prevent neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease. The position is funded by a Network of Centres of Excellence in Neurodegeneration (COEN): Pathfinder grant and is for a period of 2 years. The post-doctoral scientist will be based in the research teams of Dr. Cora O’Neill and Dr. Barry Boland in the COEN at UCC, funded by Science Foundation Ireland, and collaborate with a similar post-doctoral position based in the COEN at Cardiff University, in the research teams of Dr. Rebecca Sims / Prof Julie Williams and Dr. Emyr Lloyd-Evans, funded by the Medical Research Council UK. The goal of our multidisciplinary team is to develop novel disease-modifying therapeutic/diagnostic platforms with selective targeting of lysosomal flux defects, to combat AD pathogenesis, with a focus on the phosphatidyl-inositol/TRMPL1 system. The successful candidate will develop and use innovative cell and molecular approaches and Lysoflux cell platforms. These will be applied to brain tissue, primary neuronal cell culture and human cell models (iPSCs derived human neurons, enriched for Alzheimer’s genetic risk) towards the identification of lysosomal methods driving Alzheimer’s pathogenesis, and novel targets for therapeutic/diagnostic intervention. In this position the successful applicant is expected to make major scientific laboratory based contributions to the research goals of the COEN network, and will have the opportunity to develop multi-disciplinary collaboration with the Cardiff team.

Research Environment

The Cork Neuroscience Centre (http://www.ucc.ie/en/cns ) is a designated Centre of Excellence in Neurodegeneration (COEN). The multidisciplinary translational strengths of the CNS Centre in neurodegenerative disease research are recognised for their impact with excellence internationally. This stimulating research environment maximises collaborative approaches to accelerate discovery to improve the treatment and diagnosis of neurodegenerative disease, including specifically this innovative partnership with the COEN in the University of Cardiff, UK. The high level of experience of the UCC, and University of Cardiff teams in Alzheimer’s disease neuropathology, discovery of genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s, and lysosomal function in the brain and in Alzheimer’s disease, ensures a maximal research environment for successful execution of this project.

Required Qualification/Experience: Individuals with a PhD in Biochemistry/ Molecular Cell Biology /Neuroscience/Pharmacology and related disciplines with significant experience in cell and molecular biology, neuroscience and neurodegeneration are encouraged to apply.

Project: Therapeutic targeting of impaired lysosomal flux in Alzheimer’s disease

Salary: €33,975 - €42,394

Post Duration: 2 years

Key Duties and Responsibilities

This title will apply to newly qualified Post-Doctoral Researchers and will be considered as a period of training as the researcher will have dual goals in terms of the research project and their own career development. The researcher will be mentored by a Principal Investigator (PI). It is expected that a researcher would spend not more than 3 years at the Post Doctoral level, subject to the term of the project and would then be eligible to compete for a Senior Post Doctoral post advertised by the University.

The primary focus of the Postdoctoral Researcher will be research however a particular emphasis during this stage should include;

  • To conduct a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator/Project Leader.
  • To engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigator, School or College in order to develop research skills and competencies.
  • To gain experience in grant writing.
  • To engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which they are engaged, as directed by, with the support of and under the supervision of a Principal Investigator.
  • To become familiar with the publication process.
  • To acquire generic and transferable skills (including project management, business skills and postgraduate mentoring/supervision).
  • To engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the research group, School or College.
  • To interact closely with postgraduate research students who are studying for a Masters or a PhD and possibly have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research in conjunction with an academic supervisor.
  • To carry out administrative work to support the programme of research.
  • To carry out additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.
  • To contribute to costing research grant proposals and assist in the financial management of a research project.

Criteria

  • A PhD qualification, in Biochemistry; Molecular Cell Biology ; Neuroscience; Pharmacology or cognate disciplines.
  • Appropriate research experience preferably in neuroscience; cell and molecular biology and neurodegeneration
  • Appropriate technical competence and accomplishment; ideally in the area of cell and molecular biology; neuroscience; cell signalling; protein trafficking; primary neuronal cell culture.
  • A capability of working within a project team and in a highly collaborative research environment to achieve results.
  • Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
  • A commitment to gaining practical experience working on a research project.

For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Name: Dr. Cora O’Neill

Title: Senior Lecturer, Deputy Head School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Director Cork Neuroscience Centre

Email Address: c.oneill@ucc.ie

Telephone: 021-4901380

To Apply

Please submit a short cover letter quoting COEN post-doctoral position, your C.V., and the contacts of at least two referees to Olive Cosgrave, Executive Assistant, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University College Cork. Ireland
o.cosgrave@ucc.ie, +353 21 4901340 , on or before the closing date of 20th April 2016.

Supplementary Information on the Department/Research Centre and the post is available at the following URL: http://www.ucc.ie/en/cns/ and http://www.ucc.ie/en/biochemistry/

 

University College Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Research Assistant

Job Posted: 24 Nov 2015
Closing Date for Applications: 05 Dec 2015
School: School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
College: College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: €19,665 - €32,930

Position Summary

The successful candidate will join a group of enthusiastic researchers (LAPTI, http://lapti.ucc.ie) who study mechanisms of protein synthesis using next-generation sequencing platforms. The candidate will be involved in the development of RiboSeq.ORG resources.

Project: Development of computational resources for the analysis of Genome Wide Information on Protein Synthesis (GWIPS).
Post Duration: 12 months
Salary: €19,665 - €32,930

Role Summary

A Research Assistant will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator/Project Leader on the project “Development of computational resources for the analysis of Genome Wide Information on Protein Synthesis (GWIPS)”.

Research Assistant

This title will apply to a person of appropriate qualifications e.g., BSc or an MSc, employed on a contract for the purpose of assisting in the performance of research in the University. A Research Assistant will usually work under the direction of one or more Principal Investigator’s/Senior Researchers within a dedicated laboratory on one or more research projects.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • To work under the direction of the Principal Investigator/Project Leader.
  • To provide assistance in conducting research activities, including planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating research studies within the overall scope of a research project. 
  • To coordinate and perform a variety of independent and team activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and some interpretation of information/results.
  • To undertake tasks which may include recording results and preparing technical reports including conclusions and recommendations. To coordinate the development of forms, questionnaires and the application of qualitative and quantitative research techniques; write procedures manuals for data collection and coding.
  • To present information on research progress and outcomes to others responsible for the research project(s).
  • To provide guidance as required to any support staff and/or research students assisting with the research project, as agreed with the Principal Investigator/Grant holder.
  • Ideally to contribute to the publication of findings.
  • To confer with the Principal Investigator in developing plans for research projects and to discuss the interpretation of results and the preparation of manuscripts for publication. 
  • To perform a variety of technical duties involved in supporting the research project(s) or programme.
  • To perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
  • To carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

The list of duties detailed above is not intended to be exclusive or restrictive and may be adjusted dependent on the area of research.

Criteria

  • A graduate qualification (BSc or MSc) in Bioinformatics or a relevant field.
  • Experience with genome browsers and Galaxy platform. 
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Perl, Python, R or JavaScript.
  • Experience In developing web platforms, HTML/CSS
  • Some research experience is desirable
  • Good report writing and presentation skills
  • Previous laboratory experience and practices are desired.
  • Good analytical skills and computer skills.
  • An ability to work independently to a tight schedule.
  • Capability of working effectively within a team to achieve results.
  • Evidence of excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • High levels of initiative are encouraged.
  • Capability of working effectively within a team to achieve results.
  • Evidence of excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • High levels of initiative are encouraged.

 

For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Name: Dr Pasha Baranov

Email Address: workatlapti@gmail.com

Telephone: +353 21 4905419
 

To Apply:

Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. in text format to Dr Pasha Baranov, workatlapti@gmail.com, 021 4905419, on or before the closing date 05/12/2015. The short instructions on how to submit the application are available at http://lapti.ucc.ie/jobs.html

Supplementary Information on the Department/Research Centre and the post is available at the following URL: http://lapti.ucc.ie

 

 

University College Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Job Posted: 24 Sep 2015
Closing Date for Applications: 11 October 2015
School: School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
College: College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: €33,975 - €42,394 p.a.

Position Summary

Project title: Redefinition of a ‘stop codon’ to selenocysteine.

Genetic decoding is central to all known life. With a small number of exceptions the modest number of deviations from the standard genetic code occur in the decoding of specialized niches such as certain mitochondria. In these cases of reassignment, the new meaning pertains irrespective of codon location. However, site or mRNA specific redefinition does occur and enriches gene expression. Context-dependent redefinition is dynamic – it is in competition with the standard meaning. There are also several types of dynamic redefinition. One type involves a sense codon acquiring an additional meaning in addition to its standard one (StopGo). In another type UGA is redefined to specify the 21st amino acid selenocysteine (or UAG to specify pyrrolysine). A post-doctoral researcher is sought to work on a unique example of redefinition were the functional protein (selenocysteine P) can only be synthesised by ribosomes that redefine 10 UGA codons to selenocysteine.

A strong molecular biology background and familiarity with Ribosomal Profiling techniques would be a distinct advantage.


Post Duration: 12 months.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

This title will apply to newly qualified Post-Doctoral Researchers and will be considered as a period of training as the researcher will have dual goals in terms of the research project and their own career development. The researcher will be mentored by a Principal Investigator (PI). It is expected that a researcher would spend not more than 3 years at the Post Doctoral level, subject to the term of the project and would then be eligible to compete for a Senior Post Doctoral post advertised by the University.

The primary focus of the Postdoctoral Researcher will be research however a particular emphasis during this stage should include;

  • To conduct a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator/Project Leader.
  • To engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigator, School or College in order to develop research skills and competencies.
  • To gain experience in grant writing.
  • To engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which they are engaged, as directed by, with the support of and under the supervision of a Principal Investigator.
  • To become familiar with the publication process.
  • To acquire generic and transferable skills (including project management, business skills and postgraduate mentoring/supervision).
  • To engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the research group, School or College.
  • To interact closely with postgraduate research students who are studying for a Masters or a PhD and possibly have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research in conjunction with an academic supervisor.
  • To carry out administrative work to support the programme of research.
  • To carry out additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.
  • To contribute to costing research grant proposals and assist in the financial management of a research project.

 

Criteria

  • A PhD qualification.
  • Appropriate research experience.
  • Appropriate technical competence and accomplishment.
  • A capability of working within a project team to achieve results.
  • Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
  • A commitment to gaining practical experience working on a research project.
  • Ability to work well within a team.



For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Name: John Atkins
Title: Professor
Email Address: j.atkins.@ucc.ie
Telephone: 021 490 5420

To Apply:

Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Professor John Atkins, email Address: j.atkins@ucc.ie, on or before the closing date 11 October 2015.

Supplementary Information on the Department/Research Centre and the post is available at the following URL: http://www.ucc.ie/en/sefs/

Post Doctoral Researcher

Job Posted: 28 Aug 2015
Closing Date for Applications: 04 Sep 2015
School: School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
College: College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: €33,975 - €42,394 p.a.

Position Summary 

Project: SFI IGF Signalling Regulation

This position is based in the Cell Biology Laboratory in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology/BioSciences Institute. It is in a well-established research programme focused on the actions of the Insulin-like Growth Factor System in cancer and disorders of ageing. We are seeking a highly motivated researcher to study the mechanism of action of the PDLIM2 protein. PDLIM2 regulates the stability of key transcription factors and oncogenes in hemopoietic and epithelial cells and has key functions in cell fate and differentiation. The successful applicant will require expertise in cell signalling, in particular the protein ubiquitination/degradation pathways and will join a team of postdocs, PhD students and research assistant who collaborate with research teams in UCC and internationally.

Post Duration: 6-12 months

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

This title will apply to newly qualified Post-Doctoral Researchers and will be considered as a period of training as the researcher will have dual goals in terms of the research project and their own career development. The researcher will be mentored by a Principal Investigator (PI). It is expected that a researcher would spend not more than 3 years at the Post Doctoral level, subject to the term of the project and would then be eligible to compete for a Senior Post Doctoral post advertised by the University.

The primary focus of the Postdoctoral Researcher will be research however a particular emphasis during this stage should include;

  • To conduct a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator/Project Leader.
  • To contribute to coordination, implementation and sustainability of postgraduate training programmes (structed PhD and associaged MSc.)
  • To partcipate in research programmes.
  • To engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigator, School or College in order to develop research skills and competencies.
  • To gain experience in grant writing.
  • To engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which they are engaged, as directed by, with the support of and under the supervision of a Principal Investigator.
  • To become familiar with the publication process.
  • To acquire generic and transferable skills (including project management, business skills and postgraduate mentoring/supervision).
  • To engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the research group, School or College.
  • To interact closely with postgraduate research students who are studying for a Masters or a PhD and possibly have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research in conjunction with an academic supervisor.
  • To carry out administrative work to support the programme of research.
  • To carry out additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.
  • To contribute to costing research grant proposals and assist in the financial management of a research project.

 

Criteria

  • A PhD qualification and publications.
  • Appropriate research experience in cell signalling and protein degradation pathways.
  • Appropriate technical competence and accomplishment in cell and molecular biology.
  • A capability of working within a project team to achieve results.
  • Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
  • A commitment to gaining practical experience working on a research project.
  • Ability to work well within a team.

 

For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:
Name: Professor Rosemary O’Connor
Email Address: r.connor@ucc.ie
Telephone: 021 4901312

To Apply:

Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Prof. Rosemary O’Connor, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, BioSciences Institute, University College Cork, Ireland.  Email Address: r.oconnor@ucc.ie
Closing date: 4th September 2015.

Supplementary Information on the Department/Research Centre and the post is available at the following URL: http://www.ucc.ie/en/biochemistry/research/cancerbiology/oconnor/

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Job Posted: 14 Aug 2015
Closing Date for Applications: 01 Sep 2015
School: School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
College: College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: €33,975 - €42,394 p.a.

Position Summary

The successful candidate will join a group of enthusiastic researchers (LAPTI, http://lapti.ucc.ie ) who study mechanisms of protein synthesis using ribosome profiling technique. The candidate will be responsible for optimization/improvement of ribosome profiling protocol and its application to study translation control in mammalian cells. It is expected that the candidate will have experience working in protein synthesis, RNA biology and NGS.

Salary Scale: € 33,975 - € 42,394

Post Duration: 18 months

Key Duties and Responsibilities

This title will apply to newly qualified Post-Doctoral Researchers and will be considered as a period of training as the researcher will have dual goals in terms of the research project and their own career development. The researcher will be mentored by a Principal Investigator (PI). It is expected that a researcher would spend not more than 3 years at the Post Doctoral level, subject to the term of the project and would then be eligible to compete for a Senior Post Doctoral post advertised by the University.

The primary focus of the Postdoctoral Researcher will be research however a particular emphasis during this stage should include;

  • To conduct a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator/Project Leader.
  • To engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigator, School or College in order to develop research skills and competencies.
  • To gain experience in grant writing.
  • To engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which they are engaged, as directed by, with the support of and under the supervision of a Principal Investigator.
  • To become familiar with the publication process.
  • To acquire generic and transferable skills (including project management, business skills and postgraduate mentoring/supervision).
  • To engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the research group, School or College.
  • To interact closely with postgraduate research students who are studying for a Masters or a PhD and possibly have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research in conjunction with an academic supervisor.
  • To carry out administrative work to support the programme of research.
  • To carry out additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.
  • To contribute to costing research grant proposals and assist in the financial management of a research project.

Criteria

  • A PhD qualification in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology or related disciplines.
  • Appropriate research experience.
  • Appropriate technical competence and accomplishment.
  • A capability of working within a project team to achieve results.
  • Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
  • A commitment to gaining practical experience working on a research project.
  • Ability to work well within a team.

To Apply:

Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. in text format to Dr. Pasha Baranov, workatlapti@gmail.com, 021 4905419, on or before the closing date of 1st September 2015 at 5pm. The short instructions on how to submit the application are available at http://lapti.ucc.ie/jobs.html

Supplementary Information on the Department/Research Centre and the post is available at the following URL: http://lapti.ucc.ie

 

University College Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Research Assistant

Job Posted: 05 May 2015
Closing Date for Applications: 12 May 2015
School: School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: €19,665 - €29,637 p.a.(New Entrants)

Position Summary

Project: Development of wound healing therapies using recombinant proteins

The main objective of the research position is to assist in the development of wound healing therapies using recombinant proteins.

Post Duration: 7 months

 

Research Assistant

This title will apply to a person of appropriate qualifications e.g., BSc or MSc, employed on a contract for the purpose of assisting in the performance of research in the University.  A Research Assistant will usually work under the direction of one or more Principal Investigator’s/Senior Researchers within a dedicated laboratory on one or more research projects.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • To work under the direction of the Principal Investigator/Project Leader.
  • To provide assistance in conducting research activities, including planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating research studies within the overall scope of a research project.
  • To coordinate and perform a variety of independent and team activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and some interpretation of information/results.
  • To undertake tasks which may include recording results and preparing technical reports including conclusions and recommendations.
  • To coordinate the development of forms, questionnaires and the application of qualitative and quantitative research techniques; write procedures manuals for data collection and coding.
  • To present information on research progress and outcomes to others responsible for the research project.
  • To provide guidance as required to any support staff and/or research students assisting with the research project, as agreed with the Principal Investigator/Grant holder.
  • Ideally to contribute to the publication of findings.
  • To confer with the Principal Investigator in developing plans for research projects and to discuss the interpretation of results and the preparation of manuscripts for publication.
  • To perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

 

The list of duties detailed above is not intended to be exclusive or restrictive and may be adjusted dependent on the area of research.

 

Criteria

  • A graduate qualification in a field of discipline relevant to the area of investigation .e.g., BSc or MSc.
  • Research experience is essential in mammalian cell culture and gene expression analysis.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills.
  • Previous laboratory experience and practices are desired.
  • Good analytical skills and computer skills.
  • An ability to work independently to a tight schedule.
  • Capability of working effectively within a team to achieve results.
  • Evidence of excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • High levels of initiative are encouraged.

 

For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Name: Tom Moore

Title: Principal Investigator

Email Addresst.moore@ucc.ie

Telephone: +353 (0)21-4205554

 

To Apply:

Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Dr Tom Moore, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC, Email Address: t.moore@ucc.ie, on or before the closing date 12th May 2015.

Research Assistant

Job Posted: 30 Mar 2015
Closing Date for Applications: 20 Apr 2015
School: School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
College: College of Science Engineering and Food Science
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: €19,665 - €29,637 Research Assistant Salary Scale

Research Assistant

This title will apply to a person of appropriate qualifications e.g., BSc or an MSc, employed on a contract for the purpose of assisting in the performance of research in the University.  A Research Assistant will usually work under the direction of one or more Principal Investigator’s/Senior Researchers within a dedicated laboratory on one or more research projects.

The Research Assistant will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator/Project Leader and perform development of computational resources for the analysis of Genome Wide Information on Protein Synthesis (GWIPS).

The successful candidate will join a group of enthusiastic researchers (LAPTI, http://lapti.ucc.ie)   who study mechanisms of protein synthesis using next-generation sequencing platforms. The candidate will be involved in the development of RiboSeq.ORG resources.

Post Duration: 12 months

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • To work under the direction of the Principal Investigator/Project Leader.
  • To provide assistance in conducting research activities, including planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating research studies within the overall scope of a research project.
  • To coordinate and perform a variety of independent and team activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and some interpretation of information/results.
  • To undertake tasks which may include recording results and preparing technical reports including conclusions and recommendations. 
  • To coordinate the development of forms, questionnaires and the application of qualitative and quantitative research techniques; write procedures manuals for data collection and coding. 
  • To present information on research progress and outcomes to others responsible for the research project(s).
  • To provide guidance as required to any support staff and/or research students assisting with the research project, as agreed with the Principal Investigator/Grant holder.
  • Ideally to contribute to the publication of findings.
  • To confer with the Principal Investigator in developing plans for research projects and to discuss the interpretation of results and the preparation of manuscripts for publication. 
  • To perform a variety of technical duties involved in supporting the research project(s) or programme.
  • To perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
  • To carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post. 

Criteria

  • A graduate qualification (BSc or MSc) in Bioinformatics or a relevant field.
  • Experience with genome browsers and Galaxy platform. 
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Perl, Python, R or JavaScript.
  • Experience in developing web platforms, HTML/CSS
  • Good report writing and presentation skills
  • Good analytical skills and computer skills.
  • An ability to work independently to a tight schedule.
  • Capability of working effectively within a team to achieve results.
  • Evidence of excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • High levels of initiative are encouraged.

For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Name: Dr Pavel Baranov

Email Address: workatlapti@gmail.com  

 

To Apply:

Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. in text format to Dr Pasha Baranov, email address: workatlapti@gmail.com Telephone: +353 (0)21 4205419, on or before the closing date 20th April 2015. The short instructions on how to submit the application are available at http://lapti.ucc.ie/jobs.html

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Job Posted: 10 Dec 2014
Closing Date for Applications: 07 Feb 2015
School: School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
College: College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: €33,975 - €38,155 p.a. (New Entrants)

Position Summary

The position will be in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Western Gateway Building, UCC. The applicant is expected to be able to work independently in the general areas of molecular and cell biology. Experience in electroporation of tissues in animal models in vivo would be advantageous. 

Project: Irish Transgenic Network

Post Duration: 12 months

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

This title will apply to newly qualified Post-Doctoral Researchers and will be considered as a period of training as the researcher will have dual goals in terms of the research project and their own career development.  The researcher will be mentored by a Principal Investigator (PI).  It is expected that a researcher would spend not more than 3 years at the Post Doctoral level, subject to the term of the project and would then be eligible to compete for a Senior Post Doctoral post advertised by the University.

The primary focus of the Postdoctoral Researcher will be research however a particular emphasis during this stage should include;

  • To conduct a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator/Project Leader.
  • To engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigator, School or College in order to develop research skills and competencies.
  • To gain experience in grant writing.
  • To engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which they are engaged, as directed by, with the support of and under the supervision of a Principal Investigator.
  • To become familiar with the publication process.
  • To acquire generic and transferable skills (including project management, business skills and postgraduate mentoring/supervision).
  • To engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the research group, School or College.
  • To interact closely with postgraduate research students who are studying for a Masters or a PhD and possibly have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research in conjunction with an academic supervisor.
  • To carry out administrative work to support the programme of research.
  • To carry out additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.
  • To contribute to costing research grant proposals and assist in the financial management of a research project.

 

Criteria

  • A PhD qualification.
  • Appropriate research experience.
  • Appropriate technical competence and accomplishment.
  • A capability of working within a project team to achieve results.
  • Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
  • A commitment to gaining practical experience working on a research project.
  • Ability to work well within a team.

 

For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Name: Tom Moore

Title: Dr.

Email Address: t.moore@ucc.ie

Telephone: +353 (0)21 4205554

 

To Apply:

Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Tom Moore, Dr., Email Address: t.moore@ucc.ie , Telephone: +353(0)21 4205554, on or before the closing date 7th February 2015.

 

Job Posted: 21 Nov 2014
Closing Date for Applications: 28 Nov 2014
School: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
College: Science, Engineering and Food Science
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: IUA Research Assistant Scale: €19,6665 - €29,637 p.a.

Position Summary

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position in the Cell Biology Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry. This position is available immediately to participate in the delivery of well-established research projects in the area of cell signalling in cancer.  The successful candidate will work under the direction of the principal investigator to carry out investigations on the actions and regulation of key cellular protein complexes in the Insulin-like Growth Factor signalling pathway.  Experimental approaches to be applied will include cloning and expression of cDNAs, purification of recombinant proteins, culture and transfection of mammalian cell lines, western blotting/immunoprecipitation, and a range of cell function or protein assays.

The successful candidate is expected to have at minimum at BSc or MSc or equivalent qualification, to be enthusiastic about scientific enquiry, and have demonstrated competence in at least some of the experimental approaches outlined above. They will join a team that includes postdoctoral fellows and PhD students and visiting scientists in a stimulating environment that fosters excellent research, high quality publications, and opportunities for career development.               

Project Title: Cell Signalling in Cancer

Post Duration: Two years initially

Research Assistant

This title will apply to a person of appropriate qualifications e.g., BSc or an MSc, employed on a contract for the purpose of assisting in the performance of research in the University.  A Research Assistant will usually work under the direction of one or more Principal Investigator’s/Senior Researchers within a dedicated laboratory on one or more research projects.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • To work under the direction of the Principal Investigator.
  • To provide assistance in conducting research activities, including planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating research studies within the overall scope of a research project.
  • To coordinate and perform a variety of independent and team activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and some interpretation of information/results.
  • To undertake tasks which may include recording results and preparing technical reports including conclusions and recommendations. 
  • To coordinate the development of forms, questionnaires and the application of qualitative and quantitative research techniques; write procedures manuals for data collection and coding. 
  • To present information on research progress and outcomes to others responsible for the research project.
  • To provide guidance as required to any support staff and/or research students assisting with the research project, as agreed with the Principal Investigator/Grant holder.
  • Ideally to contribute to the publication of findings.
  • To confer with the Principal Investigator in developing plans for research projects and to discuss the interpretation of results and the preparation of manuscripts for publication. 
  • To perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

 

 

Criteria

  • A graduate qualification in a field of discipline relevant to the area of investigation i.e. BSc or MSc. 
  • Research experience is desirable.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills
  • Previous laboratory experience and practices are desired.
  • Good analytical skills and computer skills.
  • An ability to work independently to a tight schedule.
  • Capability of working effectively within a team to achieve results.
  • Evidence of excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • High levels of initiative are encouraged.

 

For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Name: Rosemary O’Connor

Title: Professor

Email Address: r.oconnor@ucc.ie

Telephone: +353 (0)21 490 1312

 

To Apply:

Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Professor Rosemary O’Connor,  Email Address: r.oconnor@ucc.ie; telephone no: +353 (0)21 490 1312, on or before the closing date of 28th November 2014.

Supplementary Information on the Department/Research Centre and the post is available at the following URL: http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/D003/roconnor

Job Posted: 12 Nov 2014
Closing Date for Applications: 05 Dec 2014
School: School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
College: College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: IUA Post-doctoral Researcher Scale €33,975 - €38,155

Position Summary

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Cell Biology Laboratory in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology/BioSciences Institute at University College Cork, Ireland.

The research is focused on the Insulin-like Growth Factor system, which has an essential function in normal survival and growth as well as in cancer progression and resistance to therapy. The project is focused on identification of IGF-1 Receptor regulatory proteins such as kinases, phosphatases, and adapter proteins that specifically modulate IGF signalling and contribute to metastasis in breast cancer.

For recent publications see: http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/D003/roconnor

We are seeking highly motivated applicants with a PhD in biochemistry, molecular cell biology or related areas and an excellent record of scientific achievement including publication. Some experience in cell signalling is desirable and the ability to write reports and research papers is essential. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and collaborative research team with excellent collaborator and facilities for research.

Project: IGF System in cancer progression and therapy resistance

Post Duration: 12 months

Key Duties and Responsibilities

This title will apply to newly qualified Post-Doctoral Researchers and will be considered as a period of training as the researcher will have dual goals in terms of the research project and their own career development.  The researcher will be mentored by the Principal Investigator (PI).  It is expected that a researcher would spend not more than 3 years at the Post Doctoral level, subject to the term of the project and would then be eligible to compete for a Senior Post Doctoral post advertised by the University.

The primary focus of the Postdoctoral Researcher at UCC will be research however a particular emphasis during this stage should include;

  • To conduct a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator/Project Leader.
  • To engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigator, School or College in order to develop research skills and competencies.
  • To gain experience in grant writing.
  • To engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which they are engaged, as directed by, with the support of and under the supervision of a Principal Investigator.
  • To become familiar with the publication process.
  • To acquire generic and transferable skills (including project management, business skills and postgraduate mentoring/supervision).
  • To engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the research group, School or College.
  • To interact closely with postgraduate research students who are studying for a Masters or a PhD and possibly have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research in conjunction with an academic supervisor.
  • To carry out administrative work to support the programme of research.
  • To carry out additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.
  • To contribute to costing research grant proposals and assist in the financial management of a research project.

Criteria

  • A PhD qualification.
  • Appropriate research experience in the area of cell biology and biochemistry.
  • A record of publication.
  • Evidence of appropriate technical competence and accomplishment.
  • A capability of working within a project team to achieve results.
  • Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
  • A commitment to gaining practical experience working on a research project.
  • Ability to work well within a team.

For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Name: Professor Rosemary O’Connor.

Telephone: +353 21 4901312

Email: r.oconnor@ucc.ie

To Apply:

Please submit a CV including research interests and names of references to Professor Rosemary O’Connor, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, BioSciences Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland on or before closing date of 5th December 2014.

Supplementary Information on the Department/Research Centre and the post is available at the following URL: http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/D003/roconnor

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Job Posted: 10 Oct 2014
Closing Date for Applications: 20 Oct 2014
School: Biochemistry & Cell Biology
College: Science, Engineering and Food Science
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: IUA Post-Doctoral Scale €33,975 – €38,155 p.a.

Position Summary

The Biophysics and Bioanalysis lab of the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher to support a project on development of a new technology of optical imaging of tissue oxygen. The main duties include independent research work on the topic, project and lab management, supervision of junior scientists, interactions with research partners at allied departments, reporting to PI and the funding agency. The candidate is required to have  strong background in cell biology, metabolism and tissue physiology,  hands-on experience in handling of model animals (rodents), preparation of live animal tissue, conducting live cell fluorescent imaging experiments   and complex physiological studies with tissue samples. Proper training according to the new ethical guidelines and legislation for animal work  are necessary , so as the vaccinations required for animal work. The person is anticipated to start in November  2014 and work for 9 months. 

Project: Advanced optical oxygen imaging platform for in vivo use

Post Duration: 9 months

Key Duties and Responsibilities

This title will apply to newly qualified Post-Doctoral Researchers and will be considered as a period of training as the researcher will have dual goals in terms of the research project and their own career development.  The researcher will be mentored by a Principal Investigator (PI).  It is expected that a researcher would spend not more than 3 years at the Post Doctoral level, subject to the term of the project and would then be eligible to compete for a Senior Post Doctoral post advertised by the University.

The primary focus of the Postdoctoral Researcher will be research however a particular emphasis during this stage should include;

  • To conduct a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator/Project Leader.
  • To engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigator, School or College in order to develop research skills and competencies.
  • To gain experience in grant writing.
  • To engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which they are engaged, as directed by, with the support of and under the supervision of a Principal Investigator.
  • To become familiar with the publication process.
  • To acquire generic and transferable skills (including project management, business skills and postgraduate mentoring/supervision).
  • To engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the research group, School or College.
  • To interact closely with postgraduate research students who are studying for a Masters or a PhD and possibly have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research in conjunction with an academic supervisor.
  • To carry out administrative work to support the programme of research.
  • To carry out additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.
  • To contribute to costing research grant proposals and assist in the financial management of a research project.

Criteria

  • A PhD qualification.
  • Appropriate research experience.
  • Appropriate technical competence and accomplishment.
  • A capability of working within a project team to achieve results.
  • Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
  • A commitment to gaining practical experience working on a research project.
  • Ability to work well within a team.

 

For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Name: Professor Dmitri B. Papkovsky

Title: Professor of Biochemistry

Email Address: d.papkovsky@ucc.ie

Telephone: +353-21-490-1698 

 

To Apply:

Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Prof. Dmitri Papkovsky, Email Address: d.papkovsky@ucc.ie, Telephone.: (021)490-1698, on or before the closing date October 20, 2014.

Supplementary Information on the Department/Research Centre and the post is available at the following URL: http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/D003/dpapkovsky

Research Assistant

Job Posted: 01 Oct 2014
Closing Date for Applications: 08 Oct 2014
School: School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
College: College of Science, Engineering & Food Science
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: €19,665 - €29,637 Research Assistant Salary Scale

Position Summary:

We are a small team focussed on alternative readings of the genetic code.  Strong molecular biology theory essential.  Prior bench experience desirable.

Research Assistant

This title will apply to a person of appropriate qualifications e.g., BSc or an MSc, employed on a contract for the purpose of assisting in the performance of research in the University.  A Research Assistant will usually work under the direction of one or more Principal Investigator’s/Senior Researchers within a dedicated laboratory on one or more research projects.

Project Title: Stop Codon Recoding in Selenoproteins

Post Duration: 12 months

Key duties and responsibilities

  • To work under the direction of the Principal Investigator/Project Leader.
  • To provide assistance in conducting research activities, including planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating research studies within the overall scope of a research project.
  • To coordinate and perform a variety of independent and team activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and some interpretation of information/results.
  • To undertake tasks which may include recording results and preparing technical reports including conclusions and recommendations.  To coordinate the development of forms, questionnaires and the application of qualitative and quantitative research techniques; write procedures manuals for data collection and coding. 
  • To present information on research progress and outcomes to others responsible for the research project.
  • To provide guidance as required to any support staff and/or research students assisting with the research project, as agreed with the Principal Investigator/Grant holder.
  • Ideally to contribute to the publication of findings.
  • To confer with the Principal Investigator in developing plans for research projects and to discuss the interpretation of results and the preparation of manuscripts for publication. 
  • To perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Criteria:

  • A graduate qualification in a field of discipline relevant to the area of investigation i.e. BSc or MSc. 
  • Some research experience is desirable.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills
  • Previous laboratory experience and practices are desired.
  • Good analytical skills and computer skills.
  • An ability to work independently to a tight schedule.
  • Capability of working effectively within a team to achieve results.
  • Evidence of excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • High levels of initiative are encouraged.

 

For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Name: John Atkins

Title: Professor

Email Address: j.atkins@ucc.ie

To Apply:

Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to John Atkins (j.atkins@ucc.ie), on or before 08 October 2014.

Supplementary Information on the School and the post is available at the following URL: http://www.ucc.ie/en/biochemistry/abouttheschool

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Job Posted: 22 Aug 2014
Closing Date for Applications: 29 Aug 2014
Department: Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre
School: School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
College: College of Science, Engineering and Food Science Food and Nutritional Sciences
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: €33,975- €38,155 p.a. (New Entrants)

Position Summary

Post-doctoral Position - Host-Microbe Interaction and Gut Inflammation

Applications are invited for an open post-doctoral researcher position in the Host-Microbe Interaction and Inflammation Group located in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology http://www.ucc.ie/en/biochemistry/, and the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre http://www.ucc.ie/research/apc/content/, University College Cork, Cork City, Ireland. 

Postdoctoral Researcher:

Required Qualifications/Experience: PhD in molecular and cellular immunology. Prior experience, in some or all of the following. The use and application of molecular and cell biology techniques (cell culture, genome-wide expression profiling, biased and/or genome-wide RNAi screens, qRT-PCR analysis, IF staining, WB and co-IPs, reporter assays, cytokine analysis) to investigate and identify cell survival, cell death, inflammatory and oncogenic signaling pathways. 

Background and Description of Role: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a multi-factorial disease in which environmental factors; the gut microflora and a susceptible genetic background interact, leading to imbalanced innate and adaptive immune responses driving inflammatory immunopathology of the intestine. This in turn is characterized by altered proliferation, increased inflammatory gene expression and apoptosis and reduced differentiation of intestinal epithelial cells (IECs). We, and others have shown that the inflammatory cytokines, IFN-γ and TNF-α, synergize to induce inflammatory gene expression

and cell death in intestinal epithelial cells (IECs). IFN-γ and TNF-α signal through the JAK/STAT1 and IKK/NF-κB pathways respectively and the mechanisms underpinning their synergistic effects are unknown. This under-looked synergism may explain immunopathology of the epithelium and the decrease in gut barrier function seen in IBD.  This biology is under-explored and is potentially a rich source of undiscovered druggable proteins, which could be targeted therapeutically to protect the gut epithelium and promote mucosal healing. The appointee will identify the molecular pathways underpinning cytokine synergism using RNAi perturbation screens in combination with multiple disease relevant cell-based phenotypic assays, high content screening and pre-clinical models of disease. This approach will generate a unique profile of 21 disease-relevant phenotypes for each RNAi perturbed gene screened. The appointee will also generate a drug target selectivity matrix using these unique phenotypic profiles to rationally select druggable targets for IBD based on key criteria. The project will involve the use of in vitro systems such as primary and immortalized intestinal epithelial cells, RNAi, high content screening (HCS) and analysis (HCA), RT-qPCR, ChIP-qPCR, immunoblotting, reporter assays and cytokine analysis to discover mechanisms involved in synergistic effects of IFN-γ and TNF-α. The ideal candidate will have some or all of the technical experience outlined above and will be expected to provide leadership and mentorship to post-graduates and undergraduates. In addition, the person will be expected to be proactive in grant writing and perform lab management activities.

Project: Identification of the Molecular Pathways that Mediate Cytokine Induced Immunopathology of the Gut Epithelium

Post duration: 3 years

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

This title will apply to newly qualified Post-Doctoral Researchers and will be considered as a period of training as the researcher will have dual goals in terms of the research project and their own career development.  The researcher will be mentored by a Principal Investigator (PI).  It is expected that a researcher would spend not more than 3 years at the Post Doctoral level, subject to the term of the project and would then be eligible to compete for a Senior Post Doctoral post advertised by the University.

The primary focus of the Postdoctoral Researcher will be research however a particular emphasis during this stage should include;

  • To conduct a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator/Project Leader.
  • To engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigator, School or College in order to develop research skills and competencies.
  • To gain experience in grant writing.
  • To engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which they are engaged, as directed by, with the support of and under the supervision of a Principal Investigator.
  • To become familiar with the publication process.
  • To acquire generic and transferable skills (including project management, business skills and postgraduate mentoring/supervision).
  • To engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the research group, School or College.
  • To interact closely with postgraduate research students who are studying for a Masters or a PhD and possibly have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research in conjunction with an academic supervisor.
  • To carry out administrative work to support the programme of research.
  • To carry out additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.
  • To contribute to costing research grant proposals and assist in the financial management of a research project.

The list of duties detailed above is not intended to be exclusive or restrictive and may be adjusted dependent on the area of research. 

 

Criteria

  • A PhD qualification.
  • Appropriate research experience.
  • Appropriate technical competence and accomplishment.
  • A capability of working within a project team to achieve results.
  • Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
  • A commitment to gaining practical experience working on a research project.
  • Ability to work well within a team.

 

For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Name: Dr. Ken Nally

Title: Lecturer and Funded Investigator

Email Address: k.nally@ucc.ie

Telephone: 021-4901302

 

Supplementary Information on the Department/Research Centre and the post is available at the following URL: http://www.ucc.ie/research/apc/content/index.html

 

To Apply:

Contact Details: Informal enquiries and/or Applications including a one page cover letter, the applicants CV and the names of at least two academic referees should be sent by email as a single pdf file to Dr. Ken Nally (k.nally@ucc.ie), Tel +353-21-4901302.  Applications must be received on or before the closing date Friday, 29th August, 2014.

Job Posted:31 Jul 2014
Closing Date for Applications: 30 Aug 2014
School: School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
College: College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
Contract Type: Fixed Term Part-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: € see description

Stop Codon Recoding in Selenoproteins

Selenium is an essential trace element, whose dietary deficiency is associated with susceptibility to certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, infertility and viral infections. Selenium exerts its known biological effects by incorporation into selenoproteins as selenocysteine, the 21st amino acid. Since it has a higher reduction potential and lower pKa than cysteine, selenocysteine is an effective participant in redox reactions. The human genome encodes 25 selenoproteins, whose roles include antioxidation, thyroid hormone synthesis, calcium signal transduction and protein processing.

Incorporation of selenocysteine requires recoding of UGA stop codons within the mRNAs encoding selenoproteins. In eukaryotes, this recoding involves a 3’ UTR mRNA secondary structure termed the selenocysteine insertion sequence that recruits a set of dedicated translation factors. Despite this knowledge, understanding of molecular mechanism of UGA recoding in selenoproteins is limited. The project aims to address this deficiency, using a range of molecular, biochemical and cellular techniques to dissect this recoding process. Increased understanding of selenocysteine insertion will lead not only to new therapies for the treatment of diseases associated with selenoprotein dysfunction, but will also pave the way for new genetic techniques to incorporate novel functionalities into engineered proteins.

This Science Foundation Ireland funded project will be hosted in the Recoding Laboratory of Prof. John Atkins, a highly active research group within the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University College Cork (http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/D003/jatkins). Suitable candidates for this project will possess a BSc in Biochemistry or an allied discipline of 2H1 standard or higher, will be highly motivated and industrious, and should have a keen interest in this area of research. Experience in molecular and biochemical techniques, particularly in analyses of protein-RNA interactions, will be beneficial although not essential.

Stipend: This studentship will supply an annual stipend of €18,000 plus full payment of tuition fees.

 

To Apply:

Applicants should send their CV, a covering letter and the names and contact details of two academic referees by email to Prof. John Atkins: j.atkins@ucc.ie. Selected candidates will be invited for interview in early September. Informal enquiries can be made via this email address.

Job Posted: 11 Jun 2014
Closing Date for Applications: 31 Aug 2014
School: School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
College: College of Science, Engineering & Food Science
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary:

Development of bionic sensor materials for metabolic imaging in regenerative medicine 

The Science Foundation Ireland funded four-year PhD studentship is available from the 01/09/2014 at the Laboratory of Biophysics and Bioanalysis under "Starting Investigator Research Grant" scheme led by Dr. Ruslan I. Dmitriev.

A four-year PhD studentship position is available from 1/09/2014, to work in the Biophysics and Bioanalysis lab on a project funded by the Science Foundation Ireland (SIRG scheme).

The research project is on the development of novel luminescent oxygen and pH sensitive probes based on self-assembling viral nanoparticles. The biosensors produced will be characterised by spectroscopic and biochemical methods, and evaluated in 2D and 3D cell and tissue models by live imaging techniques, particularly Phosphorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (PLIM). The project involves multi-disciplinary approaches, chemical and synthetic biology, spectroscopy, molecular and cell biology, bio-imaging.

Applicants are expected to attain first or upper second class honours BSc or MSc degree in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular and Cell Biology or related discipline. We are looking for highly motivated, hard-working candidates who are able to work in multi-disciplinary environment, learn new biochemical techniques and participate in team work. Previous experience or background in related techniques, biological models and studies is highly encouraged.

The Laboratory of Biophysics and Bioanalysis is an internationally recognised leader in optical oxygen sensing and imaging, hypoxia research, cell and cancer metabolism and bioanalytical chemistry. The team has strong record of research accomplishments and publications. See: http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/D003/dpapkovsky.

The successfull candidate will be registered and join a structured PhD programme at UCC (for more information click here). He/she will work under supervision of Dr. R.Dmitriev and Prof. D.Papkovsky in the Cavanagh Pharmacy Building on UCC campus.

Stipend. The studentship includes an annual stipend of €18,000 along with the full payment of annual tuition fees for European Union students. Note: the studentship does not cover full tuition for students from outside the EU. There will also be funding for international research visits and attendance at international conferences.

To Apply:

Application should include PDFs of: i) CV with details of undergraduate courses taken and marks obtained; ii) Cover Letter detailing relevant experience, competencies and motivation for applying; iii) names and contact details of two academic references.

Send by e-mail to:

Dr Ruslan I. Dmitriev
School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Cavanagh Pharmacy Building, UCC

Tel: +353-21-490-1699; Email: r.dmitriev@ucc.ie

Web: https://sites.google.com/site/enisseisk/mycv

 

For informal inqueries please contact: Dr. Ruslan I. Dmitriev (r.dmitriev@ucc.ie) or Prof. Dmitri B. Papkovsky (d.papkovsky@ucc.ie).

Lectureship in Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Job Posted: 11 Jul 2014
Closing Date for Applications: 22 Aug 2014
School: School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Academic
Salary: €31,821 - €51,270 / €62,353 - €76,942

The School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University College Cork, is seeking to appoint a lecturer to contribute to its research, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Applications are invited for the above 3 year full-time post.

Applicants must hold a doctoral qualification in Biochemistry, Cell Biology or a related area. The appointee will be required to contribute teaching to the BSc in Biochemistry and also to Biochemistry modules across a range of other undergraduate teaching programmes and to develop an independent research programme. Applicants should be able to demonstrate the capacity to complement and enhance existing research interests and themes within the School. Experience in new course development, outreach and in undergraduate and postgraduate International Education are particularly welcome. Finally, applicants must have excellent communication skills.

Salary Scale (new entrants 2011): €31,821 - €51,270 / €62,353 - €76,942

For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Professor David Sheehan, Head of the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC. Tel: +353 21 4905424, email: hosbcandcb@ucc.ie

For further information on UCC’s School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology see http://www.ucc.ie/en/biochemistry/

 

To Apply:

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 5pm on Friday, 22nd August 2014 emailing a completed application form to recruitment@ucc.ie

 

Download Application Form

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Additional Documentation: Memorandum re Lectureship Posts

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Postgraduate Positions in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology & Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, Cork City, Ireland

Applications are invited for 3 separate postgraduate studentship positions leading to a PhD in Biochemistry and Cell Biology in the Host-Microbe Interaction and Inflammation Group located in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork.

Currently, three research projects are available for prospective students.

PhD Position 1 (Ref No. 1E) – Identification of the Molecular Pathways that Mediate Cytokine Induced Immunopathology of the Gut Epithelium

Description: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a multi-factorial disease in which environmental factors; the gut microflora and a susceptible genetic background interact, leading to imbalanced innate and adaptive immune responses driving inflammatory immunopathology of the intestine. A hallmark of chronic IBD is a pathological change in homeostasis of the intestinal epithelium characterized by altered proliferation, increased inflammatory gene expression and apoptosis and reduced differentiation of intestinal epithelial cells (IECs).

A post-graduate position is available for a highly motivated and enthusiastic student interested in identifying the specific signalling, transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms through which two pivotal inflammatory cytokines - IFN-γ and TNF-α - synergise to induce inflammatory, anti-viral and apoptotic gene expression in the intestinal epithelium. The project will involve the use of in vitro systems such as primary and immortalized intestinal epithelial cells, RNAi, high content screening (HCS) and analysis (HCA), RT-qPCR, ChIP-qPCR, immunoblotting, reporter assays and cytokine analysis to discover mechanisms involved in synergistic effects of IFN-γ and TNF-α. In addition, the project will involve the use of inducible IEC conditional knockout mice to investigate and validate the role of a specific histone demethylase, previously identified by the group, in regulating homeostasis of the intestinal epithelium and intestinal inflammation.

Duration: 4 Years

Stipend: 18,000 per annum

Principal Investigator: Dr Ken Nally,

Application Deadline: 30th June 2014.

Requirements: Applicants should be critical and independent thinkers with a genuine interest in discovering fundamental mechanisms underpinning host-microbe interactions, immune regulation and chronic inflammatory diseases. Applicants must have a BSc. or/and M.Sc. (Grade 1H or 2H1) in Genetics/Biochemistry/Immunology/Microbiology/Biotechnology/Molecular Medicine, or related discipline. Research experience (summer and undergraduate research projects), in immunology, cell biology, cell signalling and/or molecular biology is desirable.

Contact Details: Informal enquiries and/or Applications including a one page cover letter, the applicants CV and the names of at least two academic referees should be sent by email as a single pdf file to Dr. Ken Nally (k.nally@ucc.ie), Tel +353-21-4901302.  

PhD Position 2 (Ref No. 4G) - Identification of the Molecular Mechanisms used by Commensal Bacteria to regulate Homeostasis of the Gut Epithelium

Description: There is a dynamic dialogue between the host gut epithelium, underlying mucosal immune cells and the gut microbiota, which plays a defining role in the balance between diet, health, and susceptibility to inflammatory diseases such as Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). While intestinal epithelial cells and mucosal immune cells in the gut sense commensal bacteria in a Pattern Recognition Receptor (PRR) dependent manner to promote epithelial barrier function, it is unclear how downstream signaling pathways induce proliferation and repair of the epithelium and elicit innate immune defense, while simultaneously avoiding an excessive inflammatory response. A post-graduate position is available for a highly motivated and enthusiastic student interested in identifying answers to these questions. The project will take a functional genomics approach using wild type and candidate isogenic gene knockout derivatives of a model bacterium - Bifidobacterium breve, which is an early colonizer of the human GI tract - in conjunction with wild type and PRR deficient conventional and germ free mice to identify, characterize and potentially target mechanisms involved. The student will identify the spatial, temporal and functional interaction of fluorescently labeled wild type and isogenic derivatives of Bifidobacterium breve with the intestinal epithelium and mucosal immune cells and will identify the microbe associate molecular patterns (MAMPs) and host PRRs and downstream signaling pathways required for its distinct effects on host physiology.

Duration: 4 Years

Stipend: 18,000 per annum

Principal Investigators: Dr Ken Nally, Professor Douwe Van Sinderen

Application Deadline: 30th June 2014

Requirements: Applicants should be critical and independent thinkers with a genuine interest in discovering fundamental mechanisms underpinning host-microbe interactions, immune regulation and chronic inflammatory diseases. Applicants must have a BSc. or/and M.Sc. (Grade 1H or 2H1) in Genetics/Biochemistry/Immunology/Microbiology/Biotechnology/Molecular Medicine, or related discipline. Research experience (summer and undergraduate research projects), in immunology, cell biology, cell signalling and/or molecular biology is desirable.

Contact Details: Informal enquiries and/or Applications including a one page cover letter, the applicants CV and the names of at least two academic referees should be sent by email as a single pdf file to Dr. Ken Nally (k.nally@ucc.ie), Tel +353-21-4901302.  

 

PhD Position 3 (Ref No. 4H) – Identification of the Molecular Mechanisms Underpinning the Immunoregulatory role of Toll-like Receptor 2 (TLR2) in Macrophages

Description: The final response of host immune cells such as phagocytes to bacteria depends on the integration of signals from multiple microbial patterns sensed by host pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) is located on the cell surface and in subcellular compartments in macrophages and in association with TLR1, TLR6 and co-receptors has the capacity to recognise a wide variety of microbial derived molecules (LTAs, PSA, PGN). We have discovered that commensal; probiotic and pathogenic bacteria may target a TLR2 regulatory pathway in innate immune cells to dampen the overall inflammatory response to whole bacteria. A post-graduate position, is available for a highly motivated and enthusiastic student interested in identifying the specific molecular mechanisms through which TLR2 exerts its anti-inflammatory effects and in establishing the relative importance of TLR2 as a regulatory TLR in the context of the response of colonic macrophages and other tissue macrophages to commensal and pathogenic bacteria. The project will involve the use of in vitro and in vivo systems such primary and immortalized wild type and TLR deficient macrophages, RNAi, overexpression studies/co-IPs, signalling pathway and gene expression analysis, conventional and germ-free wild type and TLR KO mice.

Duration: 4 Years

Stipend: 18,000 per annum

Principal Investigators: Dr Ken Nally, Professor Paul O’Toole

Application Deadline: 30th June 2014

Requirements: Applicants should be critical and independent thinkers with a genuine interest in discovering fundamental mechanisms underpinning host-microbe interactions, immune regulation and chronic inflammatory diseases. Applicants must have a BSc. or/and M.Sc. (Grade 1H or 2H1) in Genetics/Biochemistry/Immunology/Microbiology/Biotechnology/Molecular Medicine, or related discipline. Research experience (summer and undergraduate research projects), in immunology, cell biology, cell signalling and/or molecular biology is desirable.

Contact Details: Informal enquiries and/or Applications including a one page cover letter, the applicants CV and the names of at least two academic referees should be sent by email as a single pdf file to Dr. Ken Nally (k.nally@ucc.ie), Tel +353-21-4901302.  


Post-doctoral positions in Professor Tom Cotter laboratory

Applications for the posts of Senior Post-doctoral Researcher and a Post-Doctoral researcher are invited.

Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher

Job Posted: 21 May 2014
Closing Date for Applications: 11 Jun 2014
School: School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
College: College of Science, Engineering & Food Science
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: €43,643 - €46,255 p.a.

 

Position Summary

A Senior Post-Doctoral position is available to work in a team investigating the effects of neuroprotective compounds as potential therapies for degenerative conditions of the retina. The position is funded by a research grant from Science Foundation Ireland and is for a period of 4 years. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and experience of eye related research or drug delivery methodologies. The successful applicant will join a team working on degenerative conditions of the eye where there is a major unmet clinical need for new therapies.

Recent publications from the laboratory include :

 

Woolley JF, Stanicka J, Cotter TG. Recent advances in reactive oxygen species

measurement in biological systems. Trends Biochem Sci. 2013 Nov;38(11):556-65.

 

Groeger G, Doonan F, Cotter TG, Donovan M. Reactive oxygen species regulate

prosurvival ERK1/2 signaling and bFGF expression in gliosis within the retina.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.

 

Doonan F, O'Driscoll C, Kenna P, Cotter TG. Enhancing survival of

photoreceptor cells in vivo using the synthetic progestin Norgestrel. J

Neurochem. 2011 Sep;118(5):915-27.

 

Post Duration: up to 4 years

Project: Molecular strategies for neuroprotection in degenerative conditions of the eye

Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher

This is an advanced research training role, building on their prior experience as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in UCC or elsewhere, where you will conduct a specified programme of research and research training under the guidance of a Principal Investigator. The primary purpose of the role is to deliver research results and objectives, develop new or advanced research skills and competencies, the successful development of funding proposals and to interact in the supervision and mentorship of graduate students, in conjunction with an academic supervisor.

The Post-Doctoral/Senior Post-Doctoral phase has an expected duration up to a maximum of 6 years, subject to the term of the project, on a full-time or part-time basis. Movement to the grade of Senior Post-Doctoral researcher in the University will be by competing for an advertised post. External appointments made directly to Senior Post-Doctoral research positions must have previous post-doctoral experience of at least 3 years.

 

Key duties and responsibilities

  • To conduct and lead a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator/Project Leader.
  • To secure competitive research funding for research proposals
  • To engage in appropriate and professional development opportunities as required by your Principal Investigator, School or College.
  • To assume a role in the design as well as the execution of research, contributing significantly to the development of research proposals and funding successes.
  • To support the Principal Investigator and research group in the design and development of a research programme.
  • To engage in the dissemination of the results of the research, as directed by and with the support of and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator.
  • To engage in the wider research activities of the Research Group, School or College.
  • To interact closely with postgraduate research students who are studying for a Masters or a PhD and have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research in conjunction with the supervisor or supervision team.
  • To conduct administrative and management work associated with the research project.
  • To carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.
  • To engage in costing research grant proposals and take on financial management of projects.

Criteria

  • A PhD qualification.
  • Extensive competence and experience in a research area.
  • Experience of eye related research essential.
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Leadership potential.
  • Experience of applying for and securing funding.
 

For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Name: Professor Tom Cotter

Title Professor

Email Address: t.cotter@ucc.ie

Telephone: 021-4901321

 

To Apply:

Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Professor Thomas Cotter at t.cotter@ucc.ie before the closing date of 11th June 2014.

Supplementary Information on the Department/Research Centre and the post is available at the following http://www.ucc.ie/en/biochemistry/

 

 

University College Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Job Posted: 21 May 2014
Closing Date for Applications: 11 Jun 2014
School: School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
College: College of Science, Engineering & Food Science
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: €33,975 - 38,155 p.a. (New Entrants)

 

Position Summary

 

A Post-Doctoral Research position is available to work in a team investigating the effects of neuroprotective compounds as potential therapies for degenerative conditions of the retina. The position is funded by a research grant from Science Foundation Ireland and is for a period of 4 years. Individuals with a degree in Biochemistry plus a Ph.D. and experience of molecular biology techniques are encouraged to apply.

Recent publications from the laboratory include :

 

Woolley JF, Stanicka J, Cotter TG. Recent advances in reactive oxygen species

measurement in biological systems. Trends Biochem Sci. 2013 Nov;38(11):556-65.

 

Groeger G, Doonan F, Cotter TG, Donovan M. Reactive oxygen species regulate

prosurvival ERK1/2 signaling and bFGF expression in gliosis within the retina.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.

 

Doonan F, O'Driscoll C, Kenna P, Cotter TG. Enhancing survival of

photoreceptor cells in vivo using the synthetic progestin Norgestrel. J

Neurochem. 2011 Sep;118(5):915-27.

 

Post Duration: 4 years

Project: Molecular strategies for neuroprotection in degenerative conditions of the eye

Key Duties and Responsibilities

This title will apply to newly qualified Post-Doctoral Researchers and will be considered as a period of training as the researcher will have dual goals in terms of the research project and their own career development. The researcher will be mentored by a Principal Investigator (PI). It is expected that a researcher would spend not more than 3 years at the Post Doctoral level, subject to the term of the project and would then be eligible to compete for a Senior Post Doctoral post advertised by the University.

The primary focus of the Postdoctoral Researcher will be research however a particular emphasis during this stage should include:

  • To conduct a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator/Project Leader.
  • To engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigator, School or College in order to develop research skills and competencies.
  • To gain experience in grant writing.
  • To engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which they are engaged, as directed by, with the support of and under the supervision of a Principal Investigator.
  • To become familiar with the publication process.
  • To acquire generic and transferable skills (including project management, business skills and postgraduate mentoring/supervision).
  • To engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the research group, School or College.
  • To interact closely with postgraduate research students who are studying for a Masters or a PhD and possibly have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research in conjunction with an academic supervisor.
  • To carry out administrative work to support the programme of research.
  • To carry out additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.
  • To contribute to costing research grant proposals and assist in the financial management of a research project.

 

Criteria

  • A PhD qualification.
  • Appropriate research experience.
  • Appropriate technical competence and accomplishment.
  • A capability of working within a project team to achieve results.
  • Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
  • A commitment to gaining practical experience working on a research project.
  • Ability to work well within a team.

 

For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Name: Professor Tom Cotter

Title: Professor

Email Address: t.cotter@ucc.ie

Telephone: 021-4901321

 

To Apply:

Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Professor Tom Cotter, t.cotter@ucc.ie, 021-4901321, on or before the closing date of 11th June 2014.

Supplementary Information on the Department/Research Centre and the post is available at the following URL: http://www.ucc.ie/en/biochemistry/

University College Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer

 

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