UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2

04 Aug 2021
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25 Aug 2021
University College Dublin
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2 within UCD School of Medicine.

Systems Biology Ireland (SBI, established in 2009, has successfully developed an integrated mathematical modelling and experimental research programme focusing on the design of new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to diseases, primarily cancer, based on a systems level, mechanistic understanding of cellular signal transduction networks.

To accomplish these goals, SBI uses mathematical and computational modelling approaches in combination with cutting edge experimental technologies in proteomics, genomics, advanced microscopy and flow cytometry as well as cell biology and molecular biology methods. SBI's expertise, particularly in the area of modelling in systems pharmacology and therapeutics, strategically position it at the crossroads between biology and medicine.

The purpose-built SBI facility sits in the space between the UCD Conway Institute and the Health Sciences Centre (School of Medicine). It is physically linked to both buildings, providing access to existing technology platforms, educational and conference facilities and ideally placed to train allied healthcare professionals.

The facility houses a multidisciplinary team of some 50 researchers including bioinformaticians, statisticians, computational scientists and modellers, engineers, biologists, biochemists and physicists. This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.

The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be based in SBI. He/she will work on a project funded through the Innovative Medicine Initiative project 3TR. This transdisciplinary project is performed by a multidisciplinary team of experts in all areas of medicine, basic sciences and bioinformatics from academic institutions and industry

This project is supervised by Dr Walter Kolch and Dr David Gómez focusing on the analysis and integration of clinical datasets for the modelling of different diseases. The data will be used to generate statistics and mechanistic models which can be used to predict disease trajectories. We are using a variety of computational modelling methods ranging from bioinformatics to AI/ML and ODEs.

The computational models will be used to integrate clinical and multiomics datasets to identify common and specific mechanism of disease across 7 different autoimmune diseases. This will contribute to answer the main aim of the 3TR consortium that is to identify the mechanisms of response and non-response to therapies both within disease entities and across diseases (further information can be found

PD1 Salary: €38,631 - €44,658 per annum PD2 Salary: 45,942 - € 48,626 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on the 25th of August 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.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

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

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