Research Assistant, UCD School of Medicine

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
26 Feb 2021
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a temporary 18 months post of a Research Assistant within UCD School of Medicine.

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.

Salary: €23,061- €28,568 per annum
Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 26 March 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.

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