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Teagasc Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 (PD1) - Food for Health (Ref: PD1/D4T/MPK/0217)

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This position will be available for a researcher with expertise in neuro-endocrinology, molecular biology, physiology and/or related discipline. The researcher, who will be working as part of a team, is expected to elucidate the mechanisms in the hypothalamus regulating tissue growth that are sensitive to dietary energy content and composition.

Duties & Responsibilities specific to this project:
• Perform murine studies to assess the impact of energy excess and dietary protein composition on genes of interest
• Measure gene expression in tissues
• Measure protein levels in tissues and plasma
• Use transgenic models and/or gene knockdown approaches to elucidate the functionality of genes of interest
• Liaise and engage with team members in Teagasc and the University of Aberdeen, UK
• Interpret research findings and take an active role in the dissemination process by preparing reports and manuscripts, presenting data in international conferences and by engaging in education and outreach initiatives.

Person Specification

PhD in Neuroscience, Physiology, Molecular Biology or related field
Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years’ post-PhD

• Experience in undertaking murine studies
• Experience in transcriptomics, and data analysis and interpretation
Further Information for Candidates

Candidates can access a Fellowship Programme Application form for this post on the Teagasc website at

Teagasc do not accept Curriculum Vitae’s as an application for a position. In order to apply for a post the relevant application form must be completed in order to be considered.

Completed application forms should be TYPED and saved in PDF format and submitted by email to no later than 12 midnight on 24th March, 2017.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify. The details contained above are subject to change without notice.

Status: Researcher
Location: Cork, IRELAND
Remuneration: Starting from 33975 Euro/year
Advert Published: 24 Feb 2017
Expiry date: 26 Mar 2017
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