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AbbVie Newman Fellowship in Dermatology

  • Application Deadline
    Deadline:
    08 November 2019
    (application date has expired)
  • Job Salary
    The position comes with a generous stipend of €35,000 p.a. and is tenable for two years.
  • Website
  • Contact Name
    Contact:
    Professor Desmond Tobin


As part of its programme to provide postdoctoral research opportunities for scholars of proven academic excellence, University College Dublin is pleased to announce the AbbVie Newman Fellowship in Dermatology. This Newman Fellowship is established with the generous support of AbbVie.

The Newman Fellow will be based in the UCD School of Medicine and the UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology. The UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology is the first academic institute devoted to dermatology in Ireland. The Institute’s vision is to become a world leader in dermatology research and education, which will lead to improved patient care through the discovery of new treatments and therapies.

This project aims to look at the systemic and local (hair follicle-associated) inflammatory environment in severe cutaneous immune-mediated inflammatory disease -Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Systemic inflammation is a recognized feature of this disease. The current project (led by consultant dermatologist Prof. Brian Kirby in St Vincent's University Hospital Dept of Dermatology) and Prof. Des Tobin (human skin/hair follicle scientist) will examine both the body-wide inflammation status of patients with HS and assess skin-specific inflammation that targets the hair follicle - the origin site of the disease. This project is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with experience and expertise in auto-inflammatory immunology.

Applications are invited from candidates who hold a doctoral degree in a biological sciences or biomedical sciences subject and have experience in associated research methodology including mammalian (preferably human) cell and tissue culture and immunological assays. Applicants should have a strong capability in immunobiology/cell biology. The successful applicant will have published in high impact journals (commensurate with their level of research experience) and will show an interest in skin and dermatological sciences/cutaneous immunobiology. Candidates should hold a high honours degree and a PhD (or a PhD pending or equivalent) in a relevant discipline and should be able to demonstrate a track record in their career to date.

The AbbVie Newman Fellowship in Dermatology comes with a generous stipend of €35k p.a. and is tenable for two years.

How to Apply - Please follow the link to the UCD website (click Graduate Research Scholarships) to obtain the application forms and note the following:

A completed Newman Fellowship Application Form and a copy of your CV consisting of one electronic copy (with all required documents contained in one PDF file) and two copies of the Newman Fellowship Referee Form should be sent to: [email protected] with ‘Newman Fellowship in Dermatology’ in the subject line.

Should you choose to send applications by post, please ensure sufficient time for receipt of applications before the closing date:

Please post to:
Elizabeth Crean
REFERENCE: Newman Fellowship in Dermatology
UCD Graduate Studies
Room 0.14, Tierney Building
UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland


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