Post-Doctoral Researcher (Immunology) - Department of Biology

Friday, March 16, 2018

Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoctoral research scientist position in the field of immunology in the department of Biology, Maynooth University, Ireland. The successful applicant will be joining the research group led by Dr Marion Butler, and the research aims to explore immune signalling pathways that are deregulated in Multiple Sclerosis at the molecular level. The position has been funded by the Health Research Board and is available immediately.

The ideal candidate will have:

• The candidate must have a strong signalling background. Candidates with a background in immunology and/or biochemistry with a strong signalling interest are encouraged to apply.
• The candidate must have excellent molecular biology technical abilities in techniques including Real-Time PCR, ELISAs, transfection, Western blots and endogenous immunoprecipitations. Cloning experience will be an advantage.
• Be able to work independently, have strong technical problem solving skills, and is expected to supervise 4th year undergraduate students in the lab and to provide technical guidance to other junior lab members including newly recruited PhD students.
• The person must be well organised in both lab work plans and data management, be able to critically analyse results and show initiative in designing next stage experiments.
• The person is expected to meet project time-lines and to help manage the efficient running of the lab together with the supervisor and research assistant.