Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2

27 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2 within UCD Centre for Experimental Pathogen Host Research, UCD School of Medicine

The Post-doctoral researcher will join Dr Virginie Gautier's research group established in the UCD-Centre for Experimental Pathogen Host Research (CEPHR) directed by Prof. Patrick Mallon in the UCD School of Medicine. Dr Gautier is an Associate Professor in Virology and leads a research programme focusing on the Host-Virus interface, HIV molecular pathogenesis, HIV Cure. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Gautier and her team promptly shifted their research focus and developed a dedicated interdisciplinary COVID-19 programme with critical research actions including SARS-CoV-2 molecular diagnostics, antiviral drug screening, NAbs characterisation, and PPE/surface validation.

This 14-month position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) as part of the Government of Ireland COVID-19 Rapid response scheme, with a starting date of 1st December 2020. The successful post-doctoral researcher will take part in our SARS-CoV-2 antiviral drug screening programme aiming at accelerating COVID-19 antiviral treatments with novel strategies specifically targeting the Virus-Host interface.

PD1 salary: €38,631 - €44,658 per annum
PD2 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 4th December 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.

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