NUIG 201-18, Postdoctoral Researcher - Trinucleotide Repeat Expansions / Biochemistry
Centre for Chromosome Biology, School of Natural Sciences
NUI Galway

NUIG 201-18, Postdoctoral Researcher - Trinucleotide Repeat Expansions / Biochemistry Centre for Chromosome Biology, School of Natural Sciences NUI Galway

NUI Galway

Galway, Ireland

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (50%), fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Centre for Chromosome Biology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from 01 January 2019 to contract end date of 31 March 2020.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will investigate the molecular mechanisms that control expansions of DNA trinucleotide repeats.  S/He will work towards defining the regulation of human MutSβ by post-translational acetylation/deacetylation.  S/He will also contribute to project management and scientific communication, including funding applications.

 

Duties:

  • ·         Work independently on biochemical and molecular biology research on mechanisms of DNA trinucleotide repeat expansions
  • ·         Design and perform complex experiments and evaluate results
  • ·         Communicate outcomes, both verbally and written, to team members, supervisor, members of the Centre for Chromosome Biology, funding bodies and academic journals
  • ·         Assist the Principal Investigator with grant management, in preparing funding applications and in writing scientific manuscripts for publication
  • ·         Facilitate communications with industrial collaborators

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements: (i.e criteria for shortlisting)

  • PhD in Genetics, Biochemistry or a closely related discipline
  • Evidence of a strong background in biochemical, molecular biology and genetic techniques
  • Evidence of specific experience with genetic assays for trinucleotide repeat expansions
  • Experience with protein isolation and characterization
  • Evidence of experience and success in grant writing
  • Demonstrable experience in scientific writing

 

Desirable Requirements: (i.e criteria for shortlisting)

  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to work and think independently
  • Track record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience working with industrial partners

 

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €39,530per annum pro rata (50%)

 

Start date: Position is available from 01 January 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.  

 

Further information:

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Information on the Centre for Chromosome Biology can be found at:  www.chromosome.ie

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Robert Lahue at bob.lahue@nuigalway.ie

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Prof Robert Lahue at bob.lahue@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 201-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

  

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday 23rd November 2018.

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NUIG 201-18, Postdoctoral Researcher - Trinucleotide Repeat Expansions / Biochemistry Centre for Chromosome Biology, School of Natural Sciences NUI Galway