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Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or Level 2, School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£36,932.10 - £37,439.69 per annum
Closing date
16 Apr 2024

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Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or Level 2 within UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science.

High quality coastal and inland waters are critically important to the sustainability of many local communities. However, such waters are frequently subjected to pollution pressures which may introduce microbial and viral pathogens, antimicrobial resistance genes and chemical pollutant negatively affecting environmental and public health.

Acclimatize 2, funded by the Dublin Bay Bathing Water Task Force, will provide detailed analyses of the pollution pressures impacting water quality in Dublin Bay. This project follows the success of Acclimatize (, which identified the most important contributors to poor water quality in Dublin Bay and characterised antimicrobial resistance genes and microbial pathogens introduced by these pollution streams.

This post is for an enthusiastic Post-doctoral Researcher with an interest in water quality, antimicrobial resistance and pathogenic microorganisms. You should be experienced in molecular biology and its application to environmental research. The successful applicant will join a wider multidisciplinary research team engaged in a detailed study of catchments that influence water quality in Dublin Bay.

Salary range: €42,783 - €43371 per annum

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

*IMP. Note for Applicants: The salary points on offer for a single appointment at EITHER Postdoc Lvl1 OR Postdoc Lvl2 will be confined to the 'Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 salary range listed above.

Closing date: 12:00 noon (local Irish time) on 16th of April 2024.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 12:00 noon (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.

The PD2 post is intended for researchers that have completed PD1. As with the PD1, if you have already completed your PD2 stage in UCD or will soon complete a PD2, or your total Postdoctoral experience, inclusive of the duration of the advertised post, would exceed 6 years, you should not apply and should refer to Research Fellow posts instead.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:


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