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PhD Studentship in Biochemistry

Closing date: September 1, 2018 (or as soon as a suitable candidate has been identified).

Job Posted: 01 Jun 2018
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: See advert for details

PhD Studentship in Biochemistry

A PhD position is available, funded by the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine as part of a 4-year research project on development of sensor-based microbial safety testing systems for the Irish meat industry. The project is a collaboration between the University College Cork, Teagasc Food Research Centre (Ashtown, Dublin), one Irish meat company and one technology company.

The PhD project will be for 4 years and will cover EU fees in addition to a personal stipend of €18,000 per annum plus research expenses. The researcher will be hosted in the Biophysics and Bioanalysis lab, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC. However, work envisages visits to the industrial and academic partners to perform experiments at their base.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The candidate is expected to be creative, self-motivated, and should fit an efficiently and friendly atmosphere within the Biophysics and Bioanalysis lab headed by Prof. Dmitri B. Papkovsky and the Packaging lab of Prof. Joe Kerry (Food Science and Nutrition, UCC) who will co-supervise this project. This position will offer great opportunities to become visible to the Irish food industry. Further information on the hosting lab and its research:

 

Essential Criteria

The successful candidate must have an MSc or BSc degree in biochemistry, microbiology, analytical chemistry, food science or related discipline. Experience in microbial testing (culture-based and molecular methods) of food and environmental samples, or in food microbial safety, sensors, material chemistry, spectroscopy, is an advantage.

The candidate must demonstrate high motivation, have an academic record of excellence, good writing and communication skills, initiative and ability to work within a multi-disciplinary project team to achieve results.

Stipend: €18,000 per annum + EU Fees. Non-EU candidates may apply but they will need to cover extra fees themselves.

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should send their applications with a covering letter with research statement, a CV and names of two academic references - to: Prof. Dmitri B. Papkovsky (d.papkovsky@ucc.ie), on or before the September 1, 2018. Early applications are encouraged.

Closing date: September 1, 2018 (or as soon as a suitable candidate has been identified).

 

University College Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer

 


PhD Studentship in Biochemistry and Biophotonics

Closing Date for Applications: 01 Aug 2018

Job Posted: 18 May 2018
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: See advert for details

PhD Studentship in Biochemistry and Biophotonics

Biophotonics is a collaborative research theme at the Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC) hosted by the Tyndall National Institute and the University College Cork and funded by the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). The PhD project is focused on designing a customized optoelectronic system based on a new CMOS camera chip with Fluorescence Lifetime IMaging (FLIM) capabilities. The system will be initially configured for imaging tissue oxygenation using phosphorescent probes emitting in the microsecond time range. Subsequently it will be extended with capabilities of working with short-lived fluors (nanosecond FLIM). Work will involve design and fabrication of key optoelectronic modules, system integration, software development and testing with simple models and live biological samples (cells, excised tissue, animal models). Basic prototype imager has already been assembled, but requires further development and optimization which will be conducted under this project.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The candidate is expected to be creative, self-motivated, and should fit an efficient and friendly atmosphere within the UCC Biophysics and Bioanalysis lab headed by Prof. Dmitri B. Papkovsky (http://www.ucc.ie/en/biochemistry/research/bioanalysis/papkovsky/) and the Biophotinics lab of Prof. Stefan Andersson-Engels (IPIC, Tyndall) who will co-supervise this project. This position will offer great opportunities for learning and to become internationally visible. The successful candidates will also contribute to building the Biophotonics research theme in the SFI-funded IPIC and working with external partners in academia and industry.

Essential Criteria

  • The successful candidate must have an MSc in one of the following disciplines: physics and optics, electrical, mechanical and biomedical engineering, image analysis and processing, programming, or related fields.
  • The candidate must demonstrate a high motivation; have an academic record of excellence, and good writing and communication skills.
  • Strong theoretical and experimental skills and documented ability in developing optical and imaging systems, handling biological samples are essential. Experience in system integration is desired.
  • Highly self-motivated and able to demonstrate initiative, work within a multi-disciplinary project team to achieve results. A commitment to personal development.

Stipend: €18,000 per annum + EU Fees. Non-EU candidates may apply but they will need to cover extra fees themselves.

 

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should send their applications with a covering letter, a CV and names of two academic references - to: Prof. Dmitri B. Papkovsky (d.papkovsky@ucc.ie), on or before July 31, 2018. Early applications are encouraged.

In your application include short answers (1/2-1 page each) to the following two questions: Question 1. Describe the principle of Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy. Question 2. Describe how phosphorescence based oxygen-sensitive probes work.

Closing date: August 1, 2018 (or as soon as a suitable candidate has been identified).

University College Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer


 

 

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