Research Assistant, School of Medicine

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£25,271.42 - £27,049.70 per annum
14 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Oct 2023
Contract Type

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Research Assistant within UCD School of Medicine.

Emerging infectious diseases will be a challenge for healthcare, society, and the economy for the next decades. One arm of the immune system remembers microbes, but destruction takes several days. Hence, the other arm called innate immunity is the first line of defence that attacks any invader. Our goal is boosting innate defence systems in lungs and gut during the acute early phase of infection by triggering prolonged activation of protective enzymes.

Reactive oxygen species are protective in infectious disease but can be detrimental in inflammatory disease and cancer. We are creating mouse models that reflect various tissue-specific over- and underproduction of oxidative/nitrosative species and assess in which conditions the host derives a benefit in order to translate these insights into new therapeutic strategies. Additional approaches is target centred drug development using high throughput screening platforms via an international collaboration, and proteomics to understand the targeted network in mammalian cells.

The position will provide wet-lab laboratory support for several of these projects and includes general laboratory management.

Research Assistant Salary Range: €29,275 - €31,335 per annum* (pro rata if part time)

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

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 12th of October 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: