Postdoctoral Researcher – Physiology
Ref. No. NUIG RES 238-22
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in molecular biology of ageing within Physiology, CMNHS at the University of Galway.
This position is funded by Irish Research Council and is available from 09.01.2023 – 29.09.2023.
The successful candidate will be part of an IRC-funded research project: fit-miRs as potential therapeutics for muscle wasting during ageing and disease. This position is designed for research into microRNA mimics and inhibitors to ameliorate muscle wasting during ageing, cachexia and ALS.
The successful candidate will have day to day responsibility for the performance of all duties associated with their research project, in recording, interpretation and validation of experimental data, and in dissemination of project results and outcomes.
The post holder will ensure research programme requirements in terms of documentation of the project activities, milestones and major key deliverables are implemented and adhered to. The post holder will assist in the preparation of periodic scientific reports for this project, maintain confidentiality of background IP, foreground IP and research results, liaise with the members of the group, industry partners and TTO office on the identification of and patent protection of intellectual property generated in the work programme.
The successful candidate will also represent the research activities of the microRNA research group as required at local, national and international events (including talks, panel discussions and meetings with funding agencies, industry representatives.
- A degree in molecular physiology or related discipline
- Applicants must have a PhD in Physiology or Molecular Biology with relevant experience and an understanding of pre-clinical studies
- Proven track record in a research environment and previous experience in the field of muscle wasting and/or microRNAs
- Proven experience in analysis of muscle in vitro and in vivo
- Evidence of experience in working with model organisms
- Experience of working with primary cell cultures
- Evidence of proficiency in molecular biology techniques
- Understanding of the field of muscle wasting and microRNAs
- Evidence of publications in related peer review journals
- Extensive knowledge of statistical software for data analysis
- Experience in supervision and mentoring of undergraduate and postgraduate students
- Problem solving experience in a research laboratory environment.
- Experience of participation in successful inter-disciplinary research programmes.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to assess and organise resources
- Team worker, highly motivated, supportive of junior colleagues within the group
- Knowledge of pre-clinical methodology
- Knowledge of RNA chemistry
- Evidence of report writing and presentation skills.
- Team player with good organisational skills.
- Good initiative and flexibility
- High level of IT skills: proficiency in the full Microsoft Office package and use of the flow cytometry software tools
Salary: €39,523.00 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply
Start date: Position is available from 09.01.2023
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Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 28th September 2022
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