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Teagasc Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 - Food BioSciences (Ref: PD1/CH/AT/1018)

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Basic Function of the post:
The specific emphasis of this study is to assess the impact of mineral extracts on CHO (Chinese Hamster Ovary) and mitochondrial health (both qualitative and quantitative improvements). In addition, the use of pelagic by-product collagen/gelatine and gelatine hydrolysates as support matrices will be assessed along with the potential health benefits of these products on CHO cells, primary human cells (endothelial cells) and human adult prohenitor cells, studying mitochondrial/metabolic health in these cell types.

Duties & Responsibilities specific to this project:
• Draft a literature review concerning by-product utilisation and potential of marine ingredients to impact on cell health.
• Extract and characterise source materials, extracts and novel products.
• Perform cell culture assays in line with the project objectives.
• Evaluate potential applications of mineral and gelatine extracts and products and identify market opportunities and limitations for these products.
• Work in conjunction with the PI on a report at the end of the project.
• Present research results in written and oral form.

Person Specification

• PhD in Microbiology, Immunology, Food, Food Engineering, Microbiology, Chemistry or a related discipline.
• Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years’ post-PhD.

• Experience in chemistry.
• Experience in setting own research agenda.

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 Vitaes 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, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to no later than 12 noon on Thursday 15th November 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

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

Status: Researcher
Location: Ashtown, IRELAND
Remuneration: Starting from 37222 Euro/year
Advert Published: 26 Oct 2018
Expiry date: 15 Nov 2018
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