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Baxter Newman Fellowship in Nephrology


UCD Conway Institute


As part of its programme to provide postdoctoral research opportunities for scholars of proven academic excellence, University College Dublin invites applications for the following Newman Fellowship in Nephrology. The Fellowship is established with the generous support of Baxter Healthcare Limited.

Project title:  A Systems Biology Approach to the Identification of Kidney Carcinogens.
This project will build on the successful outcome of the EU CarcinoGenomics project to predict carcinogens. A novel human renal epithelial cell system will be used to predict carcinogens using high throughput cell biology (HCA). The work will involve mining of the genomic data generated in CarcinoGenomics plus generation of new data using cell biology, high content analysis and genomics/systems biology. The work will include collaboration with the Max Planck institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin. A complete project description is available from Professor Ryan or Dr. McMorrow.


Applications are invited from candidates who hold a PhD in Pharmacology or a relevant biological sciences subject, along with a number of years of experience in biomolecular and/or biomedical research.  Relevant scientific publications and practical experience in cell culture and bioinformatics would also be beneficial.

Further Details

The Baxter Newman Fellowship is tenable for two years with a generous stipend. The successful applicant will be based in the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science in the Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research.

Informal enquiries regarding this Fellowship may be directed to: Professor Michael P Ryan, UCD Conway Institute or Dr Tara McMorrow, UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science or Professor Alan Watson, St Vincent’s Hospital Dublin. 

To apply please submit the following forms, which are available at http://www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/coursefinder/researchprogrammes/scholarships/:
Newman Fellowship Application Form
Newman Fellowship Referee Form
CV and cover letter to:
Amy Smith, UCD Graduate Studies, Tierney Building Room 0.14, Belfield, Dublin 4

Closing Date

31 August 2013

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