Following two centuries of internationally renowned scholarly activity on the Maynooth campus the National University of Ireland, Maynooth was established under the 1997 Universities Act as an autonomous member of the federal structure known as the National University of Ireland. With approximately 6,500 fulltime students and another 3,500 registered as part-time NUI Maynooth has 26 Academic Departments which are organized into three Faculties: Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy; Science and Engineering, and Social Sciences. Building on a tradition of scholarship and excellence in all aspects of its teaching and learning, and research activities, within the liberal arts and sciences tradition NUI Maynooth is committed to being a first class research-led centre of learning and academic discovery. It is located on a pleasant university campus in Ireland’s only university town 20km west of Dublin, and has recently undergone a major phase of expansion in research, teaching and service facilities. The spacious campus is laid out in its own extensive grounds in rural surroundings, and is divided between an older complex of fine nineteenth century buildings and a modern complex of teaching, research, accommodation, and support facilities.
Sustained funding success over fifteen years has meant that this Department, with its 18 research laboratories, is one of the best-equipped and resourced biological research units in Ireland. Among its main research strengths are: Bacterial Molecular Genetics, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Computational Biology, Ecology/Biological Control, Fungal Biotechnology, Genome Evolution, Immunodiagnostics, Immunology of Bacterial Infections, Immunology of Viral Infections, Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics, Medical Mycology, Molecular Biology of Plant Development, Molecular Parasitology, Mucosal Immunology, Muscle Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Neuromuscular Diseases, Nematode Molecular Genetics, Nematode Physiology and Behaviour, Organelle Genetics of Plants, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Genetic Manipulation, and Yeast Molecular Biology.
The Department of Biology and its associated research institutes have strong records in attracting competitive research funding from national and international agencies with ongoing research in 2010 being supported by grants totalling in excess of €15 million. Current research is supported by grants from Science Foundation Ireland, the Irish Health Research Board, the European Commission, Medical Charity, industry and other international sources.
A postdoctoral fellowship (1 year) is available in the Membrane Protein Laboratory in a project associated with type 2 diabetes and its treatment.
See: The Marie Curie Laboratory for Membrane Proteins for further details of group activities.
The work will be concerned with the development of an ex vivo model of insulin resistance, examination of the characteristics and components involved the process and the investigation of conditions and chemical agents which counteract the condition. The project is in association with the Diabetes Consortium involving groups at DCU, NUIM and RCSI.
The successful candidate will have a PhD degree or its equivalent and have experience in tissue culture techniques and biochemical assays.
Candidates who would like to discuss specific aspects of this position may contact Professor John Findlay; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Post-Doctorate Researcher*: €37,750 – 38,860 p.a.
*Appointments with no previous public sector experience will be placed on the 1st point of the salary scale.
The rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with government policy.
Applications should be made by sending the following information to email@example.com:
The completed application documents must be forwarded by email. Please ensure that you include the words ‘Postdoctoral Fellowship’ in the subject line, to arrive no later than 5pm, Friday, 25th May 2012.
No late applications will be accepted.
NUI Maynooth is an equal opportunities employer.
The position is subject to the Statutes of the University.