University College Cork

University College Cork

Post-Doctoral Researcher, APC Microbiome Ireland/School Of Microbiology



Post-Doctoral Researcher, APC Microbiome Ireland/School Of Microbiology

12 Months, Fixed-Term, Whole-Time Post

Position Summary

APC Microbiome Ireland (formerly Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre) was formed in 2003 with funding from Science Foundation Ireland and in conjunction with key industry partners, it represents a seamless collaboration between UCC, Teagasc Moorepark. It is widely recognised that the gut microbiota plays an important role in human health and has become one of the most dynamic, complex and exciting areas of research in both food and pharmaceutical arenas. Over the last two decades APC Microbiome Ireland has established itself as one of the leading global centres in gut microbiota research. APC Microbiome Ireland has made several landmark discoveries and has published over 3500 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, generating many journal covers and associated editorials. APC Microbiome Ireland collaborates with over 20 industry partners and employs over 300 individuals, from the scientific PI's funded by the partner Institutions, the management team, and a dedicated group of research scientists, research assistants and postgraduate students.

We now seek to employ a Postdoctoral researcher to perform microbial genomics, bioinformatics, and wet-lab work. The appointee will participate in a project that features collaborations with microbiologists, immunologists and cell biologists to investigate the mechanisms whereby microbes interact with the microbiome and promote health.

They will be joined by a research assistant and take on the leadership role within this project, directing and performing assays and taking responsibility for reporting directly to the industry partner on project progress and developments.

UCC is an accredited research organisation and as such can form hosting agreements with third country nationals (and non-EEA nationals) for the purpose of conducting research in the University.

Project Title: Industry-funded project on gut health and the microbiome.

Post Duration: 12 Months

Salary: €43,908 - €50,302 p.a. IUA Post-Doctoral Research Scale (PD1)

For an information package including further details of the post see https: //

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Colin Hill, Prof, APC Microbiome Ireland, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 4901373; Email: [email protected]

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https: // Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to [email protected], quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 24th of May, 2024.

No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at https: // www. and initiatives at https: // www. and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.


Contact Person : Professor Colin Hill Contact Email : [email protected] Job ID : 077171 Contact Number : Close Date : 24-May-2024 12:00

Job details


Post-Doctoral Researcher, APC Microbiome Ireland/School Of Microbiology


University College Cork




May 11, 2024

Application deadline

May 24, 2024

Job type



Biology,Chemistry,Computer Science,Medicine,Physics

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