Postdoc Research Fellow Lvl1 or Lvl2, UCD School of Medicine

£34907.36 - £42708.22 per annum
26 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
05 Nov 2021
University College Dublin
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a 3 year post of a Post doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or Level 2 within UCD School of Medicine.

University College Dublin is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position to work on a collaborative research project in Precision Oncology Ireland (a Science Foundation Ireland Strategic Partnership Programme).

The project is in collaboration with Children's Health Ireland (CHI) and will be supervised by Prof. Jonathan Bond (Systems Biology Ireland, UCD). The aim of the project is to use high-throughput approaches to uncover molecular vulnerabilities in high-risk childhood blood cancers. Promising therapeutic strategies will be tested both in vitro and in vivo in murine leukaemia models as part of the Precision Oncology Ireland research programme. 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.

Precision Oncology Ireland (POI; is a consortium of 5 Irish Universities, 6 Irish Charities, and 7 companies aiming to develop new diagnostics and therapeutics for the personalised treatment of cancer.

The consortium is part-funded by Science Foundation Ireland under their Strategic Partnership Programme. The shared vision is to combine cutting-edge genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and imaging technologies integrated through computational analysis and modelling to generate molecular profiles that allow us to better understand cancer pathogenesis, progression and response to therapies. Bringing together experimental and computational advances combined through data integration is a key competitive advantage of the POI consortium. The results will be better diagnostics, personalised cancer therapies, and acceleration of cancer drug discovery and development. 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 genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, 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 (UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology and 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.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

UCD is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone is afforded equality of opportunity. To that end the university adheres to a range of equality, diversity and inclusion policies. We encourage applicants to consult those policies here We welcome applications from everyone, including those who identify with any of the protected characteristics that are set out in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

POST DOC LEVEL 1 Salary scale: €38,631- €44,658 per annum or POST DOC LEVEL 2 Salary range: €45,942 - €47,264 per annum

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

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 05 November 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 offers a comprehensive Research Careers Framework in line with the Advisory Science Council Report 'Towards a Framework for Researcher Careers'. This model provides a structured and supportive Career and Skills Development system designed to ensure that Post-docs in UCD are able to plan their careers and prepare for future opportunities in academia, industry or the public sector. For more information, please click here

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.