Post-doc Research Fellow, School of Chemistry

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
€39,522 - €41,940 per annum
29 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

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

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position as a part of the SFI funded project DNA detection within a confined nanospace. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team that are committed to the use of electrochemical techniques for the investigation of chemistry within confined spaces such as nanopores and the development of new biosensing technologies of relevance to food safety in Ireland.

For this project, the successful candidate will be expected to take a leading role in the development of a glass nanopore based sensor for the detection of DNA indicative of the presence of potentially harmful food-borne pathogens. To this end, you will develop new surface modification chemistries for attaching nucleic acids to the surfaces of glass nanopores, and subsequently perform electrochemical measurements on the DNA-modified nanopores with the goal of food pathogen DNA detection and identification. The project provides an exciting opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary team working at the electrochemistry and microbiology interface, and the precise pathogens to the detected, as well as the selection of the sample matrices in which the detection technology will be demonstrated, is to be carried out in conjunction with the UCD Centre for Food Safety.

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.

In addition to the Principal Duties and Responsibilities listed below, the successful candidate will also carry out the following duties specific to this project: Liaise with colleagues in the UCD Centre for Food Safety* as appropriate.

  • Preparation of reports and technical documents for funding bodies.
  • Assistance in preparing proposals to national and international funders for continuation and progression of the project.

Salary range: €39,522 - €41,940 per annum

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

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 20th July 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: