National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway)

Postdoctoral Researcher in Developmental Biology

NUI Galway

Galway, Ireland

Postdoctoral Researcher in Developmental Biology
Centre for Chromosome Biology, School of Natural Sciences
National University of Ireland, Galway
Ref. No. NUIG 142-19

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Centre for Chromosome Biology, Discipline of Biochemistry, School of Natural Sciences at National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is co-funded by Wellcome, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), and Health Research Board (HRB), and is available from 1st October 2019, or shortly thereafter, for a three-year (36 months) period. Information about the lab can be found at

Job Description:

The successful candidate will conduct research on the molecular/cellular mechanisms that control whole body regeneration in the cnidarian Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus. She or he will be the lead postdoctoral researcher responsible for the day-to-day coordination and management of the study, including performing wet-lab experiments and providing supervision to undergraduate and postgraduate researchers. The postdoc will present her or his data in international meetings and peer-reviewed journals, and also apply for funding to external agencies.

Main Duties:

• Perform the principal aspects of the laboratory work associated with the project
• Provide intellectual input into the research
• Supervise junior undergraduate and postgraduate researchers in the lab
• Disseminate the project’s outputs through presentations at international conferences and peer-reviewed journal publications
• Carry out other appropriate and relevant duties under the direction of the Principal Investigator

Essential Qualifications and requirements:

• PhD in developmental biology, cell biology, biochemistry, or related area
• Evidence of excellent communication and organizational skills

Desirable Criteria:

• Experience in cell and developmental biology methods: CRISPR/Cas9, in situ hybridization, immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy, single cell transcriptomics
• Experience in bioinformatics
• Strong publication record as first/senior author in peer-reviewed journals
• Success in securing external funding
• High motivation for research

Salary: €37,223 – €41,828 per annum.
Start date: The position is available from October 2019

Continuing Professional Development/Training: Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.

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Further information about the Centre for Chromosome Biology is available at

To Apply:
Applicants should send a covering letter, detailed CV and the names and addresses of at least two referees via e-mail (in Word or PDF format only) to: Applicants must put Ref. No. NUIG 142-19 in the subject line of the e-mail application. For informal enquiries, contact Prof Uri Frank:

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Friday, August 30th 2019.

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.
All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment


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Postdoctoral Researcher in Developmental Biology