Post Doctoral Researcher, Biology
Vacancy ID: 007021
Closing Date: 27-Sep-2020
Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued.
Applications are sought for position of Post-doctoral Researcher to conduct research within the Allergy, Inflammation & Remodelling Research (AIRR) Laboratory of Dr. Joanne Masterson. The successful candidate will join a programme of research investigating novel mechanisms of disease exploring the intersection of mucosal immunobiology and epithelial developmental biology, specifically related to epithelial cellular reprogramming within inflammatory microenvironments and tissue regeneration.
This post is funded by the financial support of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). Research in the AIRR lab aims to explore mechanisms of disease combining molecular, cellular and whole organism approaches, bridging our knowledge of developmental and environmental signals that may regulate epithelial progenitor cell status, morphogenetic programming and function, and how these processes relate to pathophysiology in allergic diseases, for example the emerging chronic esophageal disease Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE).
The research will combine state-of-the-art approaches in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, transcriptomics, immune signalling, mouse models and patient specimens with the aim of defining novel therapeutic targets.
More information on the research efforts of Dr. Masterson’s laboratory can be obtained from the following publications (Masterson et al. (2019) Journal of Clinical Investigation; Nguyen et al. (2018) Mucosal Immunology 11(2):415-426; Nguyen et al. (2018) 143(2):669-680.e12; Journal of Allergy Clinical Immunology McNamee et al. (2016) Allergy 72(8):1232-1242; Masterson et al. (2014) Gut 63(1):43-53).
Post-Doctoral Researcher salary scale: €37,874 per annum
Appointment will be made in accordance with the Department of Finance pay guidelines.
Closing Date: 23:30 hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday, 27th September 2020.
Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified above. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.
Late applications will not be accepted.
Maynooth University is an equal opportunities employer
The position is subject to the Statutes of the University