UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2, UCD

18 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2022
University College Dublin
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1/2 within UCD School of Medicine

University College Dublin (UCD) is seeking applications for the role of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for the IMI2 HIPPOCRATES project ( which is led Prof Oliver FitzGerald and Prof Stephen Pennington. The role, based in the Conway Institute for Biomedical and Biomolecular Research in UCD, will involve extensive collaboration with research centres throughout Europe and the UK.

HIPPOCRATES is an Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI2) funded academia-industry consortium coordinated by UCD. The consortium comprises 26 European partners including 4 pharmaceutical companies, who collaboratively will address 4 major unmet needs associated with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory disease that affects joints and other components of the musculoskeletal system, together with skin involvement, in an estimated 5-10 million individuals in the EU.

By investigating the disease mechanisms of PsA, this exciting project aims to improve diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients living with the PsA and in so-doing deliver more precise and personalised treatments for profound patient benefits.

The project, began in July 2021 and runs for a period of five years with a total budget of EUR 21 million provided by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI2), a Joint Undertaking of the European Union and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA). Of the total budget, 50% is contributed by EFPIA partners (Novartis [EFPIA lead], UCB [EFPIA Co-lead], Pfizer and BMS) and 50% by the EU.

Fixed Salary: €39,131 per annum

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 15th February 2022

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.

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