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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Level 1

University College Dublin

  • Dublin
  • 25000 - 35000
  • Temporary full-time
  • Updated 17/01/2013
  • Gosia Wojnicka
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Level 1


Cryptosporidium is an important cause of waterborne enteritis worldwide. Ireland has one of the highest reported incidence rates of cryptosporidiosis in Europe, with between 8.7 and 14.4 cases/ 100,000 of population annually since 2004 (Health Protection Surveillance Centre). Yet, there is no standard for Cryptosporidium in the Drinking Water Regulations and no national standard operating procedure for the monitoring of oocysts in water supplies. This EPA funded project aims to develop an accredited national Cryptosporidium monitoring laboratory, both for routine and outbreak situations. Established standardised and cutting-edge technologies will be evaluated in terms of their specificity, sensitivity and cost in a pilot study of water supplies on the EPA Remedial Action List. 

The work will mostly be carried out at the DAFM, Central Veterinary Research Laboratories, Backweston, Co Kildare

• PhD in Bioinformatics/Infection Biology or related discipline
• Demonstrated experience in PCR/bioinformatics
• A demonstrated commitment to research and publications
• An understanding of the operational requirements for a successful research project
• Evidence of research activity (publications, conference presentations, awards) and future scholarly output (working papers, research proposals, and ability to outline a research project.
• Excellent Communication Skills (Oral, Written , Presentation etc)
• Excellent Organisational and Administrative skills including a proven ability to work to deadlines
The PD1 position is intended for early stage researchers, either just after completion of a PhD or for someone entering a new area for the first time. If you have already completed your PD1 stage in UCD or will soon complete a PD1, or you are an external applicant whose total Postdoctoral experience, inclusive of the duration of the advertised post, would exceed 4 years, you should not apply and should refer to PD2 posts instead.

• 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 CVs submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

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