Post Date : 15-Sep-2022 Close Date : 29-Sep-2022
Title : Research Assistant - FutureNeuro
Department : Physiology & Medical Physics and the FutureNeuro Research
Tenure : Specified Purpose Contract, full time for up 12 months with the
potential to extend
Location : 123 St Stephen Green, Dublin, Ireland
Reporting to : Professor David Henshall
Salary : Research Assistant Scale, Point dependent on experience
FutureNeuro is a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre focused on
developing new technologies and solutions for the treatment, diagnosis and
monitoring of chronic and rare neurological diseases. Based at RCSI,
FutureNeuro is a collaborative research partnership operating between academic
partners at Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, NUI Galway,
University College Dublin, University College Cork and Waterford Institute of
technology, clinicians and industry. The research activities of the Centre
span molecular and cell biology, preclinical models, pharmacology, imaging,
behaviour and clinical studies.
The FutureNeuro Research Assistant will assist with animal welfare and
maintenance requirements of Professor David Henshall's research group and
liaise with relevant staff to support the management of shared animal
Assisting with FutureNeuro animal-based activities, specifically: Genetically-
altered mouse colony management and maintenance checks, minor non-surgical
research procedures, cage cleaning, and genotyping.
Carrying out animal work in compliance with HPRA, EPA and RCSI Ethics
policies and regulations.
Assisting in the coordination of security and maintenance arrangements for
the animal research facilities.
Supporting carrying out necessary risk assessments.
Liaising with relevant personnel (MRTF, BRF, Physiology Dept).
At time will be required to work flexible hours in line with research
A BSc or MSc qualification in a relevant discipline
Please apply online no later than 5pm on the closing date with your CV and
Covering Letter. Informal Enquiries can be directed to Prof. David Henshall at
20 days annual leave, plus an additional 6.5 Privilege days
Flexible working arrangements (hybrid options)
Additional leave options including paid maternity leave, paid paternity
leave, parental leave
Auto enrolment to pension scheme for all employees
Onsite gym €10 per month
Discounted services, including GP visits and staff parking
Free eye test at the National Optometry Centre
Taxsaver commuter tickets and Bike to Work schemes
Learning and Development training programmes for career progression
Sports and social club incl. yoga, pilates, fitness classes, Zumba, tag
rugby, running club, social evenings, Summer BBQ
Ticket Draws for events including; Leinster Rugby, Taste of Dublin, Dublin
Horse Show, various sports, theatre, music & comedy events.