Senior Post Doctoral Researcher, Biology

Maynooth, Ireland
29 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
22 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department : Biology
Vacancy ID : 025101
Closing Date : 22-Oct-2023

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to lead a research project focused on soil microbiome impacts on crop stress tolerance.  

Under PI Conor Meade, in the Biology Department, and Co-PI Gerry Lacey at the Dept. of Electronic Engineering, Maynooth University, the appointed researcher will be responsible for the establishment and management of a crop/ soil growth array, involving microbiome analysis and automated sensor analysis of plant health.  

Required skills for the position include soil microbiome metabarcoding, ideally with recent published work, as well as recent research experience in plant ecophysiology, ideally including direct measurement of leaf photosystem performance. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of research leadership and independence, and a demonstrated ability to deliver and publish research findings from their previous work.   

The post will be based at the Molecular Ecology Laboratory and the new Sustainable Agriculture Research Facility on the grounds of the MU Campus.  

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. To support career skills progression for the appointed candidate, opportunities for undergraduate teaching and student supervision will be made available.  


Senior Postdoctoral Researcher: €49,790 p.a. (1 point, with increment) Postdoctoral Researcher: €42,033 - €48,427 (6 points)  

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

Closing Date:   23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday 22nd October 2023.

Please note all applications must be made via our Online Recruitment Portal at the following link:  

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