Post-Doctoral Researcher – 2 positions
Closing Date for Applications: 18 Jan 2019
Two postdoctoral fellowships are available in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. These positions are funded by Science Foundation Ireland as part of a research programme on regulating cellular metabolism to promote healthy ageing, and are available for up to three years. One project will investigate a highly conserved Insulin-like growth factor-controlled pathway that is required for cell survival, mitochondrial turnover, and metabolic adaptations linked to mitochondrial dysfunction in ageing and cancer. The other project will investigate how IGF-1 and mitochondria-derived signals drive cancer progression and therapy resistance (see Lyons et al., J. Biol. Chem. Oct 2017 and Stanicka et al., Oncogene March 2018).
We are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researchers with demonstrated research achievement and who ultimately wish to pursue careers in either academia or Industry. The successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with a team of international researchers in Cork and with collaborating laboratories in the USA, Europe and Japan. The research will involve a wide range of biochemical, genetic and molecular cell biology approaches, including CRISPR-based cell and mouse models, protein structure-function analyses, and cell function and imaging technologies.
The School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology provides a supportive research and career development environment with University College Cork offering a suite of career development initiatives through the postdoc hub and the human resources department.
We are seeking candidates with a PhD and publications in the broad area of cell and molecular biology.
Full information on these positions is available from Human Resources.