Post doc Research Fellow Lvl 2, UCD School of Medicine

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Apr 16, 2021
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May 14, 2021
University College Dublin
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a 12 months post of a Post doctoral Research Fellow Level 2 within UCD School of Medicine

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine is both an inter- and multi-disciplinary field that applies fundamental engineering principles in human biology to develop cutting-edge technologies to help improve human healthcare. The Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM) section of Anatomy at the UCD School of Medicine, and associated with the UCD Centre for Biomedical Engineering, is committed to the development of next-generation technologies for the treatment of disease and to restore the structural and functional properties of damaged or degenerated living tissues.

The Tissue Engineering Research Group (headed by Dr. Tom Flanagan) within the School of Medicine focusses on the development of next-generation implants by combining nanotechnology and tissue engineering methods, with a focus on living, cardiovascular devices for the treatment of both paediatric and adult populations, in addition to in vitro models of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Applications are invited for a 12-month fixed-term contract position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow who will work on the above project funded by the National Children's Research Centre (NCRC). This study is highly inter-disciplinary, involving clinical co-PIs - Dr. Damien Kenny (Children's Health Ireland (CHI), Crumlin) & Prof. Massimo Caputo (University of Bristol), and collaborators Dr. Eoin O'Cearbhaill (School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering), Prof. James Jones, Prof. Wenxin Wang & Dr. Albert Smolenski (all School of Medicine). The study aims to develop and test a novel, biodegradable, off-the-shelf stented valve device for minimally-invasive transcatheter applications that promotes tissue regeneration resulting in a living, tissue-engineered valve amenable to growth in infant patients. The post-holder should have knowledge of biomedical device design and expertise in mammalian cell culture.

This is an advanced academic research 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 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.

Salary: €45,942 per annum
Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 14 May 2021

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 offers a comprehensive Research Careers Framework in line with the Advisory Science Council Report 'Towards a Framework for Researcher Careers'. This model provides a structured and supportive Career and Skills Development system designed to ensure that Post-docs in UCD are able to plan their careers and prepare for future opportunities in academia, industry or the public sector. For more information, please click here

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.