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Research Assistant: Systems Biology Ireland


National University of Ireland, Galway


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed term contract position, immediately available and finishing on May 31st, 2014.

Systems Biology Ireland (SBI) is a joint initiative between National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) and University College Dublin (UCD).  Established in 2009 through a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Centres for Science, Technology & Engineering (CSET) programme grant, Systems Biology Ireland is the national centre for excellence in systems biology research.
To support the Systems Biology Ireland research programme, a research assisant in cell biology is being sought.  The research programme is primarily concerned with the biological characterisation and regulation of stem cells. This work will be carried out as part of the wider SBI research programme.


Essential Qualifications / Experience:
• B.Sc / M.Sc. in molecular / cell biology or equivalent
• Molecular biology: cloning, recombinant protein expression and purification.
• Immunoblotting, microscopy, monoclonal antibody experience. Fluorescence microscopy and experience with imaging software.
• Mammalian tissue culture
• Candidates must be computer literate.

Desirable Qualifications / Experience:
• PhD in molecular / cell biology or equivalent
• Experience in stem cell biology and culturing techniques
• Development / analysis of databases
• Student project supervision

Further Details

Salary: € 27,057 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Heinz Peter Nasheuer at heinz.nasheuer@nuigalway.ie.

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees can be submitted through the following website: http://ncbes.eurhost.net/vacancies.aspx. Applications must quote ref. no NUIG 75-12 in cover letter and all correspondence.

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing Date

14 September 2012