Post Doctoral Researcher, Biology

Maynooth, Ireland
27 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
07 Jul 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department: Biology
Vacancy ID: 016541
Closing Date: 07-Jul-2022

Applications are sought for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research within the Chronic Disease Immunology group of Dr. Mark Robinson. The successful candidate will join a programme of research investigating human liver-resident natural killer (NK) cells in collaboration with clinical hepatology centres based in Dublin and novel 3-D in vitro systems to model liver-specific cellular interactions. This research aims to define the function of liver-resident NK cells and how this cell population changes in the context of fatty liver disease, alcohol abuse and liver cirrhosis.

This post is funded by the financial support of the Health Research Board (HRB). Research in the Robinson Lab aims to explore tissue-resident NK cell function, the impact of NK cells on accelerated biological aging, and the role of the immune response in chronic human liver diseases. The research will combine state-of-the-art approaches in immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, transcriptomics, immune signalling, 3D cell culture and clinical patient-orientated research with the aim of defining novel diagnostic and therapeutic targets.

More information on the research efforts of the Robinson Lab can be obtained from the following website: 


Postdoctoral Researcher: €39,523 - €40,083 per annum (2 points)

Appointments will be made in accordance with public sector pay provisions.