Post Doctoral Researcher in Health

Maynooth, Ireland
29 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking to recruit a Post-Doctoral Researcher to join a dynamic research team which is currently undertaking an exciting four-year, Irish Research Council (laureate) funded research programme focused on investigating the therapeutic efficacy and mechanisms of action of cellular therapy (mesenchymal stem cells) in severe asthma. The research programme is led by Dr. Karen English (Lecturer, Institute of Immunology and Department of Biology) and involves collaborators from Kings College London, Trinity College Dublin and Consultant Respiratory Physicians at Tallaght Hospital.

The laboratory is interested in elucidating the mechanisms of action mediated by immune modulatory cellular therapies and the translation of these therapies for treatment of patients with inflammatory disorders, including severe asthma. The research will combine novel pre-clinical models of severe asthma with state of the art approaches in in vivo imaging, molecular biology, cell biology and flow cytometry. The successful candidate will play an important role in driving this research programme.

This is an excellent opportunity for ambitious postdoctoral researcher aiming to gain multidisciplinary experience in a dynamic and collegial team-based environment.

Post-Doctoral Researcher Salary Scale: €36,488 per annum

Appointment will be made in accordance with the Department of Finance pay guidelines.

*New entrants to the public sector will be appointed on the first point of the above scale.

Closing Date:

23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday, 16th September 2018.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. 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