Research Assistant - FutureNeuro

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


September 29, 2022


Post Date : 15-Sep-2022 Close Date : 29-Sep-2022

Title : Research Assistant - FutureNeuro

Department : Physiology & Medical Physics and the FutureNeuro Research Centre

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

Post Overview

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 facilities.

Assisting with FutureNeuro animal-based activities, specifically: Genetically- altered mouse colony management and maintenance checks, minor non-surgical research procedures, cage cleaning, and genotyping.

Specific Duties

  • 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 needs.
  • Qualifications

  • A BSc or MSc qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Application Process

    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

    Employee Benefits

  • 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.
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