Post-Doctoral Researcher/Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher, APC Microbiome Ireland

University College Cork


September 23, 2022


Post-Doctoral Researcher/Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher, APC Microbiome Ireland

2 Years, Fixed-term, Whole-time Post

Please note that this position can be filled at Post-Doctoral or Senior Post- Doctoral level, depending on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Position Summary

APC Microbiome Ireland (formerly Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre) was formed in 2003 with funding from Science Foundation Ireland and in conjunction with key industry partners, it represents a seamless collaboration between UCC, Teagasc and CIT. 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 2,500 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, from 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/ Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher in the microbiome-brain-gut axis spoke led by Prof. John F. Cryan, with APC Microbiome Ireland, which addresses the communication between the brain and the gut, and how it can be influenced by the gastrointestinal microbiome. The program is highly interdisciplinary, utilising molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, and brain circuit determination coupled with immunological, metabolomic & microbiome analysis. The successful candidate would be expected to support a range of observational and interventional studies looking at host-microbe dialogue along the brain-gut axis including, but not limited to, diet and exercise, with EEG analysis as a readout, as well as be capable of conducting independent research themselves. The candidate will be expected to contribute to, collate, and submit, grant applications. Ideally, they will be experienced in the application of good clinical practice to the design, conduct, performance, monitoring, auditing, recording, analyses, and reporting of data from studies with human participants.

Project Title: To elucidate the role of microbiota-gut-brain signalling in healthy humans

Post Duration: 2 Years

Salary: Post-Doctoral Researcher: € 39,522- €45,609 p.a. (IUA PD1 Salary Scale), Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher: €46,906 - €51,035 p.a. (IUA PD2 Salary Scale)

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

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to John F. Cryan, Professor, Dept Anatomy & Neuroscience and VPRI, Tel: + 353 (0) 214205476; Email:

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

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 23 September 2022. 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 : Professor John F. Cryan Contact Email : Job ID : 060251 Contact Number : Close Date : 23-Sep-2022 12:00

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