Post Doctoral Researcher, Biology

Maynooth, Ireland
07 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department : Biology
Vacancy ID :  020661
Closing Date : 02-Apr-2023

The Role

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued.

We are seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher to work on a Science Foundation Ireland funded project in a mycotoxin and food security project, which is one of the national research priorities of Ireland. The successful candidate should be able to perform independent work and also should be a team player. The Postdoctoral Researcher will primarily work in the Fungal Genetics and Secondary Metabolism Laboratory, led by Associate Professor Özgür Bayram, within the Department of Biology, in collaboration with both internal (Associate Professor David Fitzpatrick (Bioinformatics) and Assistant Professor Rebecca Owens (Metabolomics)) and external (Associate Professor Chris Koon Ho Wong, University of Macau) research stakeholders in Ireland and Macau, respectively. The laboratory is interested in how chromatin regulatory protein complexes control fungal morphogenesis and production of fungal secondary metabolites, including potent mycotoxins, aflatoxins, which ultimately influence food security and safety. The proposed research project will focus on how KERS complex controls fungal morphology and mycotoxin production in model fungus Aspergillus nidulans and aflatoxin producer and plant pathogenic fungus Aspergillus flavus. This is an excellent opportunity for a post PhD researcher who wants to obtain multidisciplinary experience in a dynamic research environments and to develop as an independent researcher.

Post-Doctoral Researcher (2022) Salary Scale:  €42,033 p.a. (1 point with increment)

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

Closing Date: 23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday, 2nd April 2023.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified above. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Maynooth University is an equal opportunities employer

The position is subject to the Statutes of the University

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