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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Level 1

University College Dublin

  • Dublin
  • 30000 - 40000
  • Temporary full-time
  • Updated 30/01/2013
  • Gosia Wojnicka
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow level 1


The conversion of a syngas to the biodegradable polymer PHA requires an complex and detailed knowledge of the genetic, biochemical and physiology behaviour of the microorganism as well as an understanding of the demands such a process will place on bioprocessing capabilities.  The applicant will be expected to investigate this process at a molecular and cellular level In order to develop a technology for the conversion of syngas to the biodegradable polymer PHA.

The  successful candidate will be highly motivated, have extensive experience in microbiology, molecular biology and PHA accumulation by bacteria and will have a track record of publication and presentation of research in this field. This project will involve liaison with international academic and and industry collaborators, bench research and reporting. To this end, a self-starter and independant attitude, good inter-personal, written communication and networking skills are essential.

This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.
The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

• 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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