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UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 2, UCD School of Medicine UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research, 24 months



Applications are invited for a 2-year full-time SFI-funded Postdoctoral research position to conduct a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of Dr Dearbhaile Dooley at UCD School of Medicine and UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research. This project is in collaboration with Prof. Peter Ponsaerts at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) has a global incidence rate of ~180,000 cases per year. As there is no curative therapy currently available, there is a significant unmet clinical need for patients. Inflammation after SCI plays a major role in determining overall prognosis; therefore, immune-based interventions hold great therapeutic potential. However, it is now widely accepted that a more modulatory or fine-tuned approach is preferable over completely blocking the inflammatory response. By using both in vitro and in vivo techniques, the successful candidate will identify and validate key factors involved in driving immune cell activation states after SCI in order to investigate therapeutic potential after traumatic SCI. Candidates with in vivo research experience in the field of SCI are especially encouraged to apply.
Candidates will have excellent current knowledge of the literature in the field; maintain accurate and comprehensive experimental records with excellent attention to detail; assist in preparing presentations and reports as required; maintain laboratory equipment and facilities, and other duties associated with the research project, of an occasional nature, which may be assigned by the Principal Investigator, Dr Dearbhaile Dooley.

This is an advanced research focused role, building on your prior experience as a post-doctoral fellow, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator. The primary purpose of the role is to develop new or advanced research skills and competences, on the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications and scholarly dissemination, the development of funding proposals, and the supervision and mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
UCD is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone is afforded equality of opportunity. To that end the university adheres to a range of equality, diversity and inclusion policies. We encourage applicants to consult those policies here https://www.ucd.ie/equality/ . We welcome applications from everyone, including those who identify with any of the protected characteristics that are set out in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

Fixed Salary: €45,041 per annum

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 15 July 2020

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.


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