Research Assistant, School of Biology

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£25934.51 per annum
31 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
21 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Temporary 34 month post of a Research Assistant within UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science.

Unlike many other plants, Cannabis sativa (hemp) produces male and female individuals. It is established that sex determination is genetic, but the exact molecular pathways involved remain elusive. In this project, you will work as part of a team focussed on identifying sex determining genes in Cannabis. This is an exciting opportunity to join an enthusiastic team dedicated to using crop biology and genetics to tackle global societal challenges (PI: Dr Rainer Melzer)

Your specific roles include: 

  • Plant cultivation and phenotyping
  • Laboratory work: DNA and RNA isolation
  • Support with lab management and organization

To learn more about our group see:

Fixed salary: 28,701 per annum

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 21st February 2023.

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: