Post-Doctoral Researcher - Department of Biology

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued. The Post-Doctoral researcher will conduct research within the Molecular Immunology Laboratory of Prof. Paul Moynagh. The laboratory is interested in innate immune signalling and its relevance to inflammatory diseases. This programme of research, that is funded by Science Foundation Ireland, aims to explore, at the molecular and cellular levels, how novel proteins regulate ubiquitination pathways in innate immunity and how this relates to physiology and pathophysiology.

The research will combine state-of-the-art approaches in molecular biology and biochemistry. The physiological relevance of the novel proteins will be evaluated in mammalian cell systems. More information on the research efforts of Prof, Moynagh’s laboratory can be obtained from the following publications (Yang et al. (2014) Immunity 41:973-987; Yang et al (2013) Nature Immunology 14:927-936; Moynagh (2014) Nature Reviews Immunology 14:122-131).

Key Responsibilities Include:

• Developing the proposed research project in the Molecular Immunology Laboratory, which includes designing and conducting experiments, analysing results and taking initiatives for the development of the project;
• Close working with collaborating organisations
• Participating in the diverse tasks associated with the daily functioning of the laboratory;
• Discussing papers during the weekly journal clubs that are held in the laboratory;
• Presenting data in the laboratory group meetings;
• Compiling reports and manuscripts.