Researcher, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC)

Researcher, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC)

The Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) ( is a research centre developing new therapies for lifelong debilitating gastrointestinal diseases, such as inflammatory bowel diseases and irritable bowel syndrome. The APC is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and headquartered in University College Cork, Ireland.

Research Assistant
A Research Assistant position is available for initially one year in the area of transcriptomics of specific micro organisms of the gut microbiota. The candidate will have a degree in microbiology, molecular biology or genetics (or a relevant subject). Experience in so-called ‘omics’ technologies would be highly beneficial, especially in micro array-based techniques such as transcriptome analysis and comparative genome hybridisations (RNA/DNA extraction, reverse transcription, labelling, hybridisation to DNA-microarrays and downstream analysis). The successful candidate will become a member of a vibrant team that explores and exploits several probiotic bacteria and will also assist in facilitating cross-centre transcriptomics activities through training of staff and students and technical support. The salary range for this position will be between €24,000 to €32,000 per annum depending on experience.

Please provide before the deadline of Wednesday, October 17th, 2007.

1) A letter of introduction stating why you consider yourself suitable for the position.

2) Your CV, including contact details and e-mail addresses for two people willing to provide a reference letter.

Queries regarding and applications for this post should be directed to:

Dr. Douwe van sinderen (, Department of Microbiology, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork, Ireland.

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