Applications are invited for a temporary post of Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within School of Biology and Environmental Science
BioCrop is an Irish Department of Agriculture-funded project that will develop novel biological inputs for crop production systems. Working as part of the team, and in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin, this position is focused on the testing and characterisation of several previously identified fungal and bacterial microorganisms that reside endophytically in cereals and may be of agricultural importance due to their abilities to offset various biotic and abiotic stresses. We have identified a fungus with the potential to control a variety of barley diseases. We now want to determine the potential of this fungus to control net blotch disease of a barley population, determining (a) the impact of plant genotype on biocontrol efficacy and (b) generating data for GWAS analysis by assessing the impact of the biocontrol fungus on netblotch on a barley diversity population. The successful candidate will join an active and international research team .
This is an advanced research focused role, building on your prior experience as a post-doctoral fellow, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.
The primary purpose of the role is to develop new or advanced research skills and competences, on the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications and scholarly dissemination, the development of funding proposals, and the supervision and mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching
Fixed salary: €42,782 per annum
Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on the 20th of December 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.
The PD1 position is intended for early stage researchers, either just after completion of a PhD or for someone entering a new area for the first time. If you have already completed your PD1 stage in UCD or will soon complete a PD1, or you are an external applicant whose total Postdoctoral experience, inclusive of the duration of the advertised post, would exceed 4 years, you should not apply and should refer to PD2 posts instead.
Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/