Job Posted: 01 May 2012
Closing Date for Applications: 31 May 2012
Department: Department of Microbiology/Department of Chemistry
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: €19,665- €29,637 per annum (subject to experience)
The Research Assistant will be involved in the design and synthesis of a library of small organic molecules, which will be later assessed for their ability to regulate biofilm formation in Cystic Fibrosis patients. The position would suit candidates who have experience in the synthesis of small organic molecules and their full characterisation by NMR, GC/HPLC, and mass spectrometry. A track record in a relevant research and development environment or in publishing papers in peer reviewed journals is desirable.
The post is available for 12 months and is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) under the Technology Innovation Development Feasibility (TIDA) initiative.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
This title will apply to a person of appropriate qualifications e.g., minimum BSc or an MSc in Chemistry or a related discipline, 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.
- 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,
- 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 required.
For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:
Name: Tim O'Sullivan
Email Address: Tim.OSullivan@ucc.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)21 4901655
Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Dr. Tim O'Sullivan, Tim.OSullivan@ucc.ie. on or before the closing date of 31st May 2012
Supplementary Information on the Department/Research Centre and the post is available at the following URL: http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/C019/timosullivan
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