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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2

University College Dublin

  • Dublin
  • 30000 - 40000
  • Temporary full-time
  • Updated 14/12/2012
  • Gosia Wojnicka
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2


Postdoctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2

School of Biology and Environmental Science

UCD Ref: 005512

Ageing is the gradual and irreversible breakdown of living systems associated with the advancement of time, which leads to an increase in vulnerability and eventual mortality. It is considered as one of the most familiar but least well-understood processes in biology, with hundreds of theories developed about ‘why’ and ‘how’ we age. Despite recent advances in ageing research, the intrinsic complexity of the ageing process has prevented a full understanding of this process, therefore, ageing remains a grand challenge in contemporary biology.  The new ERC funded research team, of which the PD1 will be a part of, will tackle this challenge by uncovering the molecular mechanisms of halted ageing in a unique model system, the bats. We will couple state of the art-field biology with cutting-edge next generation comparative genomic and transcriptomic studies to address this challenge.

In addition to the Principal Duties and Responsibilities, the successful applicant will also:

• Create the algorithms and pipelines needed to identify and download the vast amount of ageing related genomic data across mammals
• Analyse these data using an evolutionary, phylogenetics and network approach
• Oversee and generatre de novo trancriptomic assembly and analyses of population level transcriptomes from a bat
• Integrate all molecular data generated to uncover the causal mechanisms of halted ageing in bats.
• Publish papers routinely
• Disseminate results at international conferences

Closing Date: 11th December 2012

• UCD is an Equal Opportunities Employer
• Applications must be submitted through Applications submitted by email will be returned.
• Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified.

Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 11:30pm GMT on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Ref: 005512
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