UCD Research Assistant

Dublin (IE)
03 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Part Time

012509 UCD Research Assistant, UCD School of Medicine/Charles Institute of Dermatology, 36 months (0.5FTE) - part time

The UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology has an ongoing research programme led by Prof. Des Tobin to investigate pigment cell (melanocyte) biology in health and disease, and the particular focus of this project will be on how human skin pigment cells become unstable to potential result in melanoma formation. In the midst of voluminous melanoma research data, this project takes a step back to reassess fundamental variability in the molecular stability of melanocytes in different human skin anatomic compartments (incl. skin epidermis and hair follicle). We also aim to identify pathways to induce apoptosis in pigment cells including neoplastic pigment cells (e.g., melanoma), by gaining much-needed new insights into how precursors of pigment cell neoplasms (incl. melanoma) become unstable. Specifically, this position aims to gain understanding of melanocyte to melanoma homeostasis in human skin, rather than in more commonplace rodent/fish melanoma models.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant for this project. You will conduct specified laboratory research experiments and analysis of results, with training and supervision by a full-time postdoctoral research also assigned to this project, in addition to other group members.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
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Salary: Full time €22,609 - €28,008 per annum (Pro Rata 0.5 FTE €11,594 - €14,363 per annum)

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 3rd August 2020

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.

Informal Enquiries ONLY to:
Prof Desmond Tobin
Professor of Dermatological Science
Email address:      

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