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Post doctoral Research Fellow Lvl 1 or 2, School of Medicine

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£37,903.25 - £45,864.07 per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Post doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2 within School of Medicine

This Post-doctoral level 1 or 2 position is based in UCD Centre for Experimental Pathogen Host Research CEPHR. UCD CEPHR is dedicated to clinical and translational research in Infection Diseases and host pathogen interactions. This facility hosts an immunology suite, a molecular virology laboratory, Containment level 2 and 3 laboratories and a biobanking facility.

This project is funded by the Health Research Board HRB as part of the MONKEYVAX international collaborative trial, with international, multi centre, observational cohort of individuals who meet the indications for IMVANEX vaccination. This vaccine was authorised in Europe by the European Medicines Agency EMA in 2013 for an active immunisation indication against smallpox. Since 22 July 2022, Imvanex is also authorised for the use in prevention of Mpox virus infection in Europe by the EMA under exceptional circumstances. In Ireland this study will be conducted through the HRB Infectious Diseases Clinical Trial Network Ireland ID-CTNI.

Post Doc Level 1 Salary Range: €43.908 - €50,302


Post Doc Level 2 Salary Range: €51,677 - €53,130

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

Closing date: 12:00 noon (local Irish time) on 6th of June 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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