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