Postdoc Research Fellow - Microbiology

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


June 24, 2022


Post Date : 10-Jun-2022 Close Date : 24-Jun-2022

Title : Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Microbiology

Department : Molecular Microbiology Group, School of Dental Science, Trinity College Dublin and Department of Paediatrics, RCSI

Tenure : Specified purpose contract for up to 6 months

Location : Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

Reporting to : Prof Gary Moran, TCD and Prof Séamus Hussey, RCSI

Salary : PD1, point 1 €39,523 per annum

Proposed Start Date : 4/7/2022

About RCSI

RCSI recognises that excellence in research is critical to the quality of its educational activities, its credibility, and, overall, to its mission to enhance human health. Recently, RCSI has implemented a new research strategy that will build upon its strength in translational biomedical and clinical research to deliver transformational, high impact changes in health care. Targeting both Irish national and EU funding, along with increased collaboration with industry, is a major part of the RCSI research strategy. Forging increased collaboration between RCSI PIs and industry is of critical importance to achieving success in this area. RCSI is also committed to provide its researchers with the supports and developmental opportunities to enable them to continuously grow and support their overall career development.

Project details

The Oral Biosciences Laboratory in the Dublin Dental School & Hospital, Trinity College Dublin, houses several research groups with interests that cover a wide range of microbiological topics. The Molecular Microbiology Group is headed by Prof. Gary Moran.

The successful candidate here will work as part of an international clinical trial to analyse the oral microbiome in a cohort of children with Crohn disease following randomised dietary treatments. This will involve extracting and purifying DNA from oral swab samples and DNA sequence analysis using programmes in R studio (Dada2, Phyloseq) and preparing data for publication.

Specifically, the duties of the post are:

The successful candidate will have experience of general microbiological and molecular biology procedures including DNA extraction, purification and PCR. Experience with bioinformatics, especially in the analysis of microbiome data sets is desirable. The candidate will be expected to present their data regularly to Profs. Moran and Hussey and collaborators.

Application Process

Please apply online no later than 5pm on the closing date with your CV, Covering Letter and details for 2 referees.

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