Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Dept Obstetrics & Gynaecology


‘Overactivity of poly(ADP) ribosylation and vascular dysfunction in pre-eclampsia’

A position for a postdoctoral scientist is available from 1 September 2007 for 3 years at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the Department of Physiology University College Cork Ireland and the Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre, University of Manchester, UK.The successful candidate will work on a Science Foundation Ireland-funded project investigating the role of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) activity in the mediation of vascular damage in pre-eclampsia.

The work outlined in this proposal will characterise the exact relationship between reactive oxygen damage and PARP activity in the vasculature of women with pre-eclampsia. The project will involve in vivo animal studies, isometric myography and immunohistochemistry and some previous experience of these techniques would be an advantage. Applicants must hold, or be about to obtain, a PhD in a relevant discipline and demonstrate evidence of a research publication record commensurate with career stage and experience.

The starting salary will be €38,870.

Further information can be obtained from our website

For informal discussion contact Dr Louise Kenny (

Application by way of detailed CV including the names and contact details of 2 academic referees should be submitted by email to Kathryn Neville, Developmental Manager, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cork University Maternity Hospital, Cork, Ireland, by 4pm , Friday, 13 July 2007.

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