Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
€39,522 - €45,610 per annum
05 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
26 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

Food for Health Ireland (FHI; is a centre for functional food development funded by Enterprise Ireland and members of the Irish Food Industry. FHI combines expertise from a number of national institutes including University College Dublin, Teagasc and others.

This post-doctoral position will be located at University College Dublin.

A post-doctoral candidate is sought to join a research team focusing on nutrition and health solutions within FHI. The research will involve conducting human studies to examine the effect of a novel nutrition supplement on immune and gut health. One aspect of the project will focus specifically on mother and infant nutrition and health. The intervention outcome measures will include gut microbiota profiles, blood biomarkers (e.g. lipids, hormones, cytokines), epigenetic profiles, breast milk biomarkers (e.g. hormones, cytokines, SIgA), metabolomic profiles and others.

The successful candidate will be involved in a number of human studies, subsequent laboratory and statistical analysis, and writing of scientific publications. As well as the scientific duties, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to management aspects of the project, supporting the lead researcher in the management of the team and work undertaken.

This is an academic research 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:

  • Conduct and manage human intervention studies
  • Conduct and manage laboratory analysis

PD 1 Salary Scale: €39,522 - €45,610 per annum

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

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 26th August 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:

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