Post-Doctoral Researcher, APC Microbiome Ireland

University College Cork
July 12, 2024
Offerd Salary:€44,347 - €50,805
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Post-Doctoral Researcher, APC Microbiome Ireland

6 Months, Fixed-Term, Whole-Time Post

Position Summary

Applications are invited for the role of Post-Doctoral Researcher at APC Microbiome Ireland.

APC Microbiome Ireland (formerly Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre) was formed in 2003, funded by Science Foundation Ireland and in conjunction with key industry partners, it represents a seamless collaboration between UCC, Teagasc Moorepark. It is widely recognised that the gut microbiota plays an important role in human health and has become one of the most dynamic, complex and exciting areas of research in both food and pharmaceutical arenas. Over the last decade APC Microbiome Ireland has established itself as one of the leading global centres in gut microbiota research. APC Microbiome Ireland has made several landmark discoveries and has published over 3500 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, generating many journal covers and associated editorials. APC Microbiome Ireland collaborates with over 20 industry partners and employs over 300 individuals, with the scientific PI's funded by the partner Institutions, the management team, and a dedicated group of research scientists, research assistants and postgraduate students.

We are currently recruiting a Post-Doctoral Researcher to work within APC's Gut Microbiome group, training individual bacteria and bacterial communities to deliver functional benefits in the gut. This Researcher will work on reprograming the microbiome through generating and characterising the learning in bacteria in order to gain an understanding of the factors that influence this process. This Post-Doctoral Researcher should be passionate about microbiome research and have significant experience in this area. They should also be experienced with anaerobic microbiology, molecular biology and fermentation technology.

Project Title: Training the microbiome – Weston Family Foundation Project

Post Duration: 6 Months

Salary: €44,347 - €50,805 p.a, (IUA PD1 Salary Scale)

For an information package including further details of the post see https: //

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Colin Hill, Professor of Microbial Food Safety, Principal Investigator-APC Microbiome Ireland. Tel: + 353 (0) 21 490 1373. Email: [email protected]

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https: // Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to [email protected], quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 12th of July 2024

No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at https: // www. and initiatives at https: // www. and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.


Contact Person : Colin Hill Contact Email : [email protected] Job ID : 078291 Contact Number : + 353 (0) 21 490 1373 Close Date : 12-Jul-2024 12:00

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