Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

UCD - University College Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

Ref. Number: 011128

Marine macroalgae are a major source of biologically active novel compounds with unique metabolic mechanisms. Ireland is renowned for its diversity of macroalgal species and macroalgal biomass, which is considered to be a dramatically underexploited resource. There are a number of bioactives in macroalgae. A significant observation, however, is that the bioactivity potency reported can vary with algal type and extraction methodology. The overall objective of this project is to validate the efficacy and identify the modes of action of macroalgal bioactives in the mammalian gastrointestinal tract, hence expanding the knowledge base required to commercialise products of benefit to animal and public health.

In addition to the Principal Duties and Responsibilities listed in the job description, the successful candidate will also be responsible for determining the antibacterial, bifidogenic, antioxidant, fermentibility and anti-inflammatory effects of the crude and pure extracts in-vitro.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct a specified programme of research and scholarship under the supervision and direction of your Principal Investigator;
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by your Principal Investigator, your School or Institute, or the University;
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which you are engaged as directed by and with the support of and under the supervision of your Principal Investigator;
  • Engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of your research group, School and Institute;
  • Mentor and assist, as appropriate and as directed, the research graduate students in your School and Institute;
  • Carry out administrative work associated with your programme of research.

Selection Criteria

Selection criteria outline the qualifications, skills, knowledge and/or experience that the successful candidate would need to demonstrate for successful discharge of the responsibilities of the post.

Applications will be assessed on the basis of how well candidates satisfy these criteria.

Mandatory

  • Research Fellows will be holders of a PhD with significant post-qualification research experience. They will have a track record of high-quality publications and/or innovation outputs, in accord with the norms of their discipline;
  • PhD in Agriculture/Veterinary/Molecular Biology/immunology areas;
  • Expertise in a range of relevant cell and molecular biology tools and techniques;
  • Substantial experience in nutrigenomics and molecular nutrition research using cell systems and animal models;
  • A demonstrated commitment to research and publications;
  • An understanding of the operational requirements for a successful research project;
  • Evidence of research activity (publications, conference presentations, awards) and future scholarly output (working papers, research proposals, and ability to outline a research project;
  • Excellent Communication Skills (Oral, Written , Presentation etc.);
  • Excellent Organisational and Administrative skills including a proven ability to work to deadlines.

Desirable

In addition, evidence of the following will significantly enhance an application

  • Experience with animal experimentation and relevant laboratory analyses;
  • Knowledge and skills of handling advance genomics tools including RNA sequencing and gene expression;
  • Significant statistical analyses;
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Ability to work on own initiative;
  • Experience in setting own research agenda.

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