UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1, UCD

May 05, 2021
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May 19, 2021
University College Dublin
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a very dynamic post-doctoral scientist to work on a project funded by the Biostime Institute for Nutrition and Care - Geneva (BINC-Geneva), to examine the predictors of childhood dietary inflammation (determined by the dietary inflammatory index) and its' associations with childhood obesity. Recently we have reported novel maternal dietary inflammatory associations with offspring outcomes in the ALPHABET consortium of 7 European birth cohorts (Chen et al., BMC Medicine 2021 10.1186/s12916-021-01908-7 and PLOS Medicine 2021 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003491). The current project will expand on these findings.

The post-doctoral researcher will conduct multi-cohort individual participant data meta-analyses investigating associations between the childrens dietary inflammatory index (C-DII) scores and their weight status using existing data from the ALPHABET consortium, which represents the largest single repository of C-DII data globally.

In addition the relationship between potential predictors of the C-DII and risk of having a more pro-inflammatory childhood diet will be examined. Candidates should be highly self-motivated, enthusiastic, interact well within a research team and hold a PhD in a relevant discipline, such as Epidemiology or Life Sciences, (with a focus on life course or nutritional epidemiology and/or childhood obesity). The ideal candidate must have excellent research skills as evidenced by a strong publication track record, allied with exceptional mentorship, project management and interpersonal skills.

This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator. The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

Fixed Salary: €38,631 per annum

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 19 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.

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.

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