Post Doctoral Researcher in Biology

Maynooth, Ireland
€37,222 per annum
02 May 2019
End of advertisement period
19 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Department : Biology    

Closing Date : 19-May-2019

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral research scientist position in the field of immunology in the department of Biology, Maynooth University, Ireland. The successful applicant will be joining the research group led by Dr Marion Butler, who currently has 2 PhD students in her lab. The research aims to explore immune signalling pathways that are deregulated in Multiple Sclerosis at the molecular level. Candidates with a background in immunology and/or biochemistry with a strong signalling interest are encouraged to apply.

The candidate must have strong molecular biology experience with technical capabilities in techniques including Real-Time PCR, ELISAs, transfection, Western blots, and co-immunoprecipitation. Cloning experience will be an advantage. First-author publications demonstrating these technical skill-sets will be an advantage.

Be able to work independently, have strong technical problem solving skills, and will gain experience in mentoring to both undergraduate students and PhD students in the lab. The person must be well organised in both lab work plans and data management, be able to critically analyse results and show initiative in designing next stage experiments. The person is expected to meet project time-lines and to help manage the efficient running of the lab together with the supervisor. This project is ambitious and requires a highly skilled researcher to deliver on the research objectives to publication.

Post-Doctoral Researcher Salary Scale: €37,222 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, 19th May 2019.

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.