UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1


Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the UCD School of Medicine. This is a temporary post.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work under the supervision of Prof Jonathan Bond, UCD Brendan Mc Gonnell Professor of Paediatric Molecular Haemato-oncology. This research project is funded by the National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC), Crumlin, and is part of a new long-term collaboration between Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin (OLCHC) and Systems Biology Ireland, UCD School of Medicine that will aim to use systems biology analysis to improve the treatment of paediatric leukaemias. These diseases frequently have mutations in genes that encode epigenetic regulators, and this project will focus on the investigation of the mechanisms by which these alterations affect normal haematopoietic gene expression and treatment response.

The post-holder should have experience in standard molecular biological techniques such as cell culture, PCR, Western blotting, etc. He/she should ideally have specialist knowledge and experience of epigenetics, normal haematopoiesis and/or acute leukaemia or other related blood disorders.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 11th April 2019

Job Description:

Title:UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level1
Location:UCD School of Medicine (Systems Biology Ireland)
Salary:€37,223 - €39,529 per annum
Contract:24 months
Reporting to:Prof Jonathan Bond

Key Duties and Responsibilities may include:

  • 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 group, School and Institute.
  • Carry out administrative work associated with your programme of research.



  • PhD in a biological subject or a related discipline.
  • Experience in basic molecular biological techniques, such as cell culture, PCR, Western blotting, immunoprecipitation, etc.
  • Specialist knowledge in at least one of haematopoiesis, acute leukaemia (or other related haematological malignancies), genetics or epigenetics.
  • 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.


  • Experience in analysis of genomic data.
  • Experience in epigenetic analysis, such as chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) and ChIP sequencing.
  • Experience in proteomics.
  • A good basic understanding of the biology of haematopoiesis, acute leukaemia and epigenetics.
  • Experience in setting own research agenda

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