Current Vacancies

Last Updated: 31st August 2020

012733 Research Assistant (UCD Charles Institute)

Applications are invited to apply for a Research Assistant position  in  the Tobin Lab  (Full-Time, 24 Months)to work on Skin Sciences Technology Development: 

The UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology has ongoing research programmes investigating the biology of skin and its appendages in health and disease. This project's primary aim is to engage in current and incoming projects with industry and other partners, in addition to home-grown technology development.You will conduct specified laboratory research experiments and analysis of results, with training and supervision by research scientists in Prof. Desmond Tobin's group.

The position would be suitable for anyone who has a BSc in a biological science discipline or greater, with experience in skin research desirable.

 

Salary: €23,061 - €30,243 per annum (Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience).

How to apply: Go to https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/ & search for  012733

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 20th November 2020  Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified

For Informal Inquiries Only:  Please contact Desmond Tobin <desmond.tobin@ucd.ie>  

CMAP Infrastructure Manager, SBI / UCD School of Medicine / UCD Conway Institute (Temporary, 12 Months)

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a CMAP Infrastructure Manager within Systems Biology Ireland, UCD School of Medicine & UCD Conway Institute.

CMAP (Comprehensive Molecular Analysis Platform) is an advanced proteomics platform that was successfully funded by SFI under an Irish national competitive call for strategic scientific infrastructure.
https://www.sfi.ie/research-news/news/25-million-six-projects/. The infrastructure is located in laboratories shared by the UCD Conway Institute and Systems Biology Ireland. The platform comprises a suite of liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LCMS) platforms: two instruments acquired under the call (Brucker TIMS-ToF) as well as two high mass accuracy/resolution instruments (Thermo Q Exactive).

The position involves managing the CMAP platform as part of a Core Facility, and overseeing research funded activities for Conway Institute users, Systems Biology Ireland, and the Cagney Laboratory. We seek a highly experienced proteomics expert with very strong management scientific skills. Initially, the Infrastructure Manager will be responsible for installing the new instruments and establishing experimental workflows. Onwards from this, the manager will be responsible for the daily activities of the Facility, including technical oversight, interaction with facility users, and planning and execution of experiments and funded clinical analysis programmes as required.

Fixed salary: €78.000 per annum

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 1 September 2020.

Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning for Biomedicine

Applications are invited for a temporary post within UCD School of Medicine (SoM) / Systems Biology Ireland (SBI).

Modern biomedicine becomes increasingly data driven. This position embraces this development to create a post at the intersection of computer science, biomedicine and systems biology. UCD has a strong track record in interdisciplinary research and has built an environment that promotes such interactions to advance new fields of research that are timely, innovative, and impactful. Towards this aim the UCD School of Medicine and Systems Biology Ireland have created a position for an ambitious investigator who will build a cutting-edge research programme that develops and applies Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) approaches to biomedical problems including personalised and precision medicine (PPM). PPM is an EU as well as a UCD strategic priority, in addition to its importance to industry in drug development. The implementation of PPM requires seamless interactions between advanced computer science and medicine with systems biology providing the translational conveyor belt. This post will sit at these interfaces and is expected to leverage a highly interdisciplinary, vibrant environment to work with clinicians, biologists, mathematicians and computational colleagues to build a strong research programme in AI/ML for biomedicine.

Salary: €53,773 - €84,544 per annum
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 4th September 2020.

Project Administrator (UCD Centre for Arthritis Research)

Applications are invited for a temporary part time post of a Project Administrator within UCD School of Medicine & Medical Sciences

Provide administrative support for the UCD Centre for Arthritis Research, achieving key deliverables:

  • Support grant applications to funding agencies
  • Arrange meetings and events, including weekly Centre meetings and monthly seminars
  • Support members of team, including orientation and induction of new personnel and students
  • Promote the group and its research outputs on social media & website

Salary range: €20,000 - €25,000 per annum pro-rata
(Equal to €10,000 - €12,500 per annum for a part-time position – operating at 20hrs per week)

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

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 3rd September 2020.

Special Lecturer / Clinical Tutor (Medicine, St Vincent's University Hospital)

Applications are invited for a specified purpose post of a Special Lecturer/Clinical Tutor in Medicine within UCD School of Medicine & St. Vincent's University Hospital

These 'Special Lecturer/Clinical Tutors' play a major role in identifying key teaching moments for our students who are attached to clinical teams as part of their experiential learning. The Clinical Tutor instruct and supervise students during their clinical attachment, provide lectures and tutorials as part of the formal clinical curriculum and assist with the preparation of clinical examinations. They provide academic advice and career mentoring to students and ensure that the clinical rotation supports the learning objective of the relevant module. In some instances, Clinical Tutors may also act as module coordinator in the formal University programme management structures.

A number of Clinical Tutors are also actively involved in our biomedical, clinical or medical education research working with a specific Principal Investigator and may be undertaking a higher research degree (e.g. MD, MCh, MAO, MSc or PhD). These individuals are responsible for undertaking research experiments or data reviews and disseminating their findings through publication as a thesis, in academic journals or at scientific meetings.

All Clinical Tutors are part of a vibrant community of academic staff who pass on their clinical experience and expertise to the next generation of medical professionals. The School provides academic support and training such that the Tutors themselves develop their own educational expertise and leadership.

Special Lec/Clinical Tutor_2010 Salary Scale: €56,850 - €66,946 per annum
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 8th September 2020

Research Assistant (Prof G Wilson Group)

Applications are invited for a 1.5-years post of a UCD Research Assistant within UCD School of Medicine. The research investigates Parkinson's disease (PD), the pathogenesis of which involves dominantly-inherited genetic causes. The most frequent locus of mutation is the leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) and genetic errors or variations within the LRRK2 gene result in enhanced formation of abnormal protein, α-synuclein Presently, no treatments are able to stop the progression of PD and the symptomatic therapy affects only the motor deficits. To develop disease-modifying treatment and to address motor and cognitive symptoms we combine gene therapy and optogenetics in rodent models of PD. The project aims to access the progression of memory impairment compared to the motor symptoms, explore the effect of RNA-based gene therapy on the memory formation and spatial navigation and establish whether septal optogenetic stimulation will induce memory augmentation. The applicant will gain lab management skills, exposure to cutting-edge neuroscience research, diverse methodological experience and opportunity to apply for PhD position in 1 year.

Salary range: €22,609 - €29,650 per annum
Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 21 September 2020.

Special Lecturer / Clinical Tutor (Paediatric Medicine, Temple St & Crumlin)

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Special Lecturer/Clinical Tutor in Paediatric Medicine within UCD School of Medicine & CHI (Temple Street & Crumlin)

These 'Special Lecturer/Clinical Tutors' play a major role in identifying key teaching moments for our students who are attached to clinical teams as part of their experiential learning. The Clinical Tutor instruct and supervise students during their clinical attachment, provide lectures and tutorials as part of the formal clinical curriculum and assist with the preparation of clinical examinations. They provide academic advice and career mentoring to students and ensure that the clinical rotation supports the learning objective of the relevant module. In some instances, Clinical Tutors may also act as module coordinator in the formal University programme management structures.

A number of Clinical Tutors are also actively involved in our biomedical, clinical or medical education research working with a specific Principal Investigator and may be undertaking a higher research degree (e.g. MD, MCh, MAO, MSc or PhD). These individuals are responsible for undertaking research experiments or data reviews and disseminating their findings through publication as a thesis, in academic journals or at scientific meetings.

All Clinical Tutors are part of a vibrant community of academic staff who pass on their clinical experience and expertise to the next generation of medical professionals. The School provides academic support and training such that the Tutors themselves develop their own educational expertise and leadership.

Special Lec/Clinical Tutor_2010 Salary Scale: €56,850 - €66,946 per annum
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 4th September 2020

Post-Doctoral Fellow PD1 (Dr Madeline Murphy Group)

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD School of Medicine.

The aim of this research is to develop sensors using UCD patented technology for future point of care diagnostic test (POCT) deployment. Sensors designed for current strains of Influenza A, Influenza B and SARS-COV2 using computational modelling will be tested and optimised. The sensors will be produced using high-yield protein production in bacterial and/or mammalian systems. Purified prototype sensors will be tested by immunoassay for possible commercial utilization.

This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.

The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

Salary: €37,874 - €43,782 per annum
Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 9th September 2020.

Post-Doctoral Fellow PD1 (Dr Marian Tsanov Group)

Applications are invited for a 1-year post of a UCD Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD School of Medicine. The research investigates Parkinson's disease (PD), the pathogenesis of which involves dominantlyinherited genetic causes. The most frequent locus of mutation is the leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) and genetic errors or variations within the LRRK2 gene result in enhanced formation of abnormal protein, αsynuclein Presently, no treatments are able to stop the progression of PD and the symptomatic therapy affects only the motor deficits. To develop disease-modifying treatment and to address motor and cognitive symptoms we combine gene therapy and optogenetics in rodent models of PD. The project aims to access the progression of memory impairment compared to the motor symptoms, explore the effect of RNA-based gene therapy on the memory formation and spatial navigation and establish whether septal optogenetic stimulation will induce memory augmentation.

This is an academic research role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.

The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

Salary: € 37,874 - €40,221 per annum
Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 17 September 2020

Post-Doctoral Fellow PD1 (UCD Clinical Research Centre)

The identification of markers of end organ damage and their validation is a central research theme at the UCD Clinical Research Centre. We now seek a highly motivated Postdoctoral scientist to join our multidisciplinary team who are focused on maximising the clinical utility of organ damage biomarkers through our translational research approach. The successful applicant will join a team who will molecularly profile samples from patients with organ damage to identify, characterise and validate their utility.

This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.

The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

Salary range: €37,874 - €43,782 per annum (PD1)
Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 8th September 2020


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