Temporary Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid contract post, the indicative duration of which is 27 months, subject to contract. A panel may be formed from which future similar vacancies may be filled; such a panel will remain active for a maximum period of 12 months.
Basic Function of the Role:
This technologist will be involved in an APC Microbiome Ireland research project in collaboration with an industry partner and will work as part of a team focusing on probiotic cultivation, assessment and formulation. In addition the technologist will work on the development of live microbe-based product formulations, determination of gut microbiota composition and functional potential of the microbiome.
Experience in microbiology, molecular biology, analysis of gut microbiota composition and functional potential is relevant to the role.
Background to the Role:
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 and MTU (formerly CIT). 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 decade 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 2,500 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 PIís funded by the partner Institutions, the management team, and a dedicated group of research scientists, research assistants and postgraduate students.