Research Assistant, School of Pharmacy
2 Years, Fixed-Term, Whole-time Post
Research Assistant position in Laboratory for smart drug delivery technologies at the School of Pharmacy, University College Cork, Ireland.
We are looking for an exceptionally enthusiastic, creative, and driven Research Assistant with a passion for interdisciplinary science and a desire to apply their unique talents to high-impact work aimed at improving human health, to a newly established laboratory at the School of Pharmacy at UCC. Research of Principal Investigator, Dr. Piotr S. Kowalski spans multiple disciplines and will allow candidates to develop skills in a variety of areas, including drug delivery, polymer synthesis, nanomaterials design, and gene therapy.
This position will support the project focusing on engineering RNA-based therapeutics for the treatment of sepsis funded by an Emerging Investigator Award for Health (Health Research Board). This project aims to explore the therapeutic potential of RNA molecules (such as short interfering RNAs and messenger RNAs) to treat and prevent multiple organ failure during sepsis. The successful candidate will work closely with a cross-disciplinary team of PhDs and collaborators comprised of immunologists, vascular biologists, and clinical scientists. Responsibilities will include formulation, characterization and in vivo testing of RNA nanoparticles, polymer synthesis, RNA synthesis, high throughput in vitro and in vivo screening of nanocarriers.
About Dr. Piotr S. Kowalski (PI): Dr. Kowalski is a biochemist by training with a passion for interdisciplinary biomedical research and entrepreneurship. He has completed his scientific training in five different countries, including Poland (Jagiellonian University), Netherlands (Groningen University), and USA (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Dr. Kowalski has 10 years of mentoring, teaching, and leadership experience both in academic and industrial settings. Dr. Kowalski’s current work resulted in over twenty published research articles, the invention of four patents on drug delivery technologies, and the creation of a Cambridge-based biotech startup.
About the University College Cork: UCC is a leading Irish university with an international reputation in innovation, and entrepreneurship. It is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide based on the quality of its research outputs and peer esteem indicators and was the first University to be named The Sunday Times University of the Year for two consecutive years (2016 and 2017). The university has almost 3,500 postgraduate students, across all the major academic disciplines, including 930 students undertaking Ph.D. degrees. UCC is the host and partner of leading Irish research centers, including APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre and Tyndall National Institute providing the access to state-of-the-art research expertise and core facilities. School of Pharmacy at UCC was ranked in the top 100 in the QS World Rankings by Subject in 2019. School of Pharmacy is a part of the College of Medicine and Health, a very interactive environment with multidisciplinary academic teams providing plenty of opportunities to network with world-class scientists and clinicians.
Project Title: Engineering RNA-based therapeutics for treatment of sepsis and sepsis induced multiple organ dysfunction syndrome
Post Duration: 2 years
Salary: €23,061 - €35,922 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)
For an information package including further details of the post see https://ore.ucc.ie/.
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Piotr Kowalski, PhD, School of Pharmacy, Email: email@example.com.
Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https://ore.ucc.ie/). Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting the job-title and project name.
Please include in your application a CV, with contact details to at least two referees, and a cover letter.
Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 30 July 2021. No late applications will be accepted.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER
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|Contact Person :||Dr. Piotr Kowalski||Contact Email :||email@example.com|
|Job ID :||046911|
|Close Date :||30-Jul-2021 12:00|