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Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2, School of Medicine

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£37,903.25 - £47,169.30 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2 within School of Medicine - until 31st October 2025

Reference no - 017292

Applications are invited for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher to join a multi-disciplinary group lead by Prof Joe Gallagher, University College Dublin and collaborating with Queen's University Belfast, University of Galway, Mzuzu University and the Malawian Ministry of Health. The overarching goal of this study is the identification and assessment of BIomarkers TO Predict pneumonia (BIOTOPE), in a low middle income setting, Malawi, Africa.

The successful candidate will be part of a research group comprising clinicians, computer scientists, research scientists, technical staff and postgraduate research students investigating and assessing the role of biomarkers in the identification of bacterial and viral pneumonia and the development of point of care tests for these conditions. The position is based in the Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research (UCD) and will involve the establishment, maintenance, and analysis of a clinical biobank for Pneumonia. The successful candidate will be proficient in the handling and analysis of clinical samples, including DNA, RNA and protein extractions and will have experience in laboratory techniques such as immunoassays (ELISA) and PCR.

The post holder will be self-motivated, technically competent and capable of working independently. They will have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work closely with others as part of a team, while taking personal responsibility for assigned tasks. The successful applicant will also be required to provide support to a number of different projects and will liaise with project partners and contribute to the preparation of manuscripts, presentations, ethics and grant applications.

This is an advanced academic research 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.

Post Doc Level 1 Salary Range: €43,908 - €50,302 per annum

Post Doc Level 2 Salary Range: €51,677 - €54,642 per annum

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

Closing date: 12:00 noon (local Irish time) on the 23rd of May 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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