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Postdoctoral Research Fellow level 1 or 2

University College Dublin

  • Dublin
  • 35000 - 45000
  • Temporary full-time
  • Updated 14/02/2013
  • Colette O'Hea
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow level 1 or 2


Mycobacterium abscessus has emerged as the most dangerous of the rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM) causing a pseudo-tuberculous lung disease.  Patients with cystic fibrosis are particularly susceptible to M. abscessus infection where its intrinsic and acquired resistance to commonly used antibiotics limits the chemotherapeutic options.

Our project aims to identify the host transcriptional response to infection by both smooth and rough M. abscessus morphotypes with the goal of determining diagnostic signatures of disease progression within the host. An additional aim is the development of a novel chemical proteomics approach for a global and dynamic view of the M. abscessus host-pathogen interactome. The successful candidate will be required to set up reproducible infections of macrophages with M. abscessus for the purposes of generating material for the RNA.seq & proteomics analyses.

 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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