Associate Professor of Network Biomedicine

Wednesday, 16 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Professor of Network Biomedicine, UCD School of Medicine (SoM) / Systems Biology Ireland (SBI), Permanent

Modern biomedicine becomes increasingly data driven. This position embraces this development to create a post at the intersection of network biology, biomedicine and systems biology. UCD has a strong track record in interdisciplinary research and has built an environment that promotes such interactions to advance new fields of research that are timely, innovative, and impactful. Towards this aim the UCD School of Medicine has created a position for an ambitious investigator who will build a cutting-edge research programme that develops and applies modern network biology to biomedical problems. A particular focus of this post should be the integration of biomedical, biological and biochemical investigations across scales from single molecules to organisms using a combination of computational work and biological experimentation. While there is no prescribed disease focus these approaches should align with research themes in the SoM, especially SBI, and support the development of personalised and precision medicine (PPM) approaches. PPM is an EU as well as a UCD strategic priority, in addition to its importance to industry in drug development. The implementation of PPM requires seamless interactions between advanced computer science and medicine with systems biology providing the translational conveyor belt. This post will sit at these interfaces and is expected to leverage a highly interdisciplinary, vibrant environment to work with clinicians, biologists, mathematicians and computational colleagues to build a strong research programme and to contribute to educational efforts in these areas. We aim to appoint a candidate who can straddle multiple disciplines, has a clear vision for how network biology can advance biomedical research and takes leadership in building a world class research programme. The postholder is also expected to raise grant funding, participate in and lead strategic research initiatives, and participate in teaching and educational activities.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 30 September 2020

Salary: €69,865 - €97,595 per annum
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines

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.

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