015800 -UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1, UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science / Earth Institute, Temporary 24 months

    Applications are invited temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science / Earth Institute.

    RecoBar is an European consortium funded by the EU through the SusCrop- ERA-NET programme. The project builds on a rich catalogue of barley germplasm, and uses a variety of approaches addressing the use of barley diversity in novel ways, building upon a solid foundation of genotypic, phenotypic and functional knowledge. RecoBar will expand our knowledge on barley Agrobiodiversity, improving barley adaptation to changing climates and promoting sustainable crop production.

    This post-doctoral research position will be based at University College Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland, and the appointed person will have to focus on the molecular characterization of the microbes associated with the rhizosphere of different genotypes of barley under a range of different environmental conditions. The post holder will also contribute to data management for generating knowledge in a form accessible to the land user. This researcher will play a major role in the consortium, connecting the various datasets collected by the research groups. There will be resources to travel and network with partners across Europe, including Spain, Italy, and Finland.

    The post–doctoral fellow will have excellent skills in molecular methods to profile microbial communities in soil and root using high throughput sequencing, especially amplicon sequencing of fungi and bacteria. They will have the bioinformatic skills to assemble sequencing data into ecological datasets and will have access to environmental and barley genotypic data to associate to the microbial data. Ideally, they will also have some background in plant phenotyping, either above or belowground (e.g. roots). The post–doctoral research fellow will be part of a team that will conduct field and glasshouse studies, and will have an opportunity to learn advanced modelling techniques in the field of network science. The fellow will also have the opportunity to collaborate with a number of project members across Europe, and independence.

    Salary range: €42,033 - €48,427 per annum
    Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

    Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 26th April 2023
    Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) 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.

    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.

    Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/

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