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Postdoctoral Research Fellow level 1 or 2

University College Dublin

  • Dublin
  • 30000 - 40000
  • Temporary full-time
  • Updated 20/02/2013
  • Colette O'Hea
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2


A 23 month postdoctoral position, funded by the Health Research Board, Ireland, is available in the area of prion diseases in University College Dublin. Prion diseases are generally associated with the accumulation in the brain of an abnormal partially protease resistant isoform (PrPSc) of the normal endogenous prion protein (PrPC). Links between prion diseases and Alzheimer’s disease are emerging. This project will be examining an avenue to help in the control of the spread of disorders associated with the infectious prion. The project will involve a range of techniques, molecular, biochemical, cell culture techniques and bioassay. The successful applicant must have in-vitro and in-vivo experience and be skilled in molecular biology techniques and must possess a PhD. The project will be based in University College Dublin, Ireland and will run in collaboration with the University of Kentucky, USA and The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh.

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.

• PhD
• In-vivo and in-vitro experience
• Molecular biology experience
• 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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