Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Department: National Centre for Genetic Lung Disease,
Department of Medicine
Tenure: 24 months with possibility to extend.
Location: The Education and Research Centre, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland.
Reporting to: Professor Gerry McElvaney
Proposed Start Date: July-August 2017
The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) is a private, self-financing, not-for-profit medical and surgical college headquartered in Dublin (Ireland) with global reach through its overseas medical universities and health care centres in the Middle East, the Far East and Africa. Since its foundation in 1784, it has played a leadership role in Irish surgical and medical education. Currently, it operates the largest Medical School in Ireland and provides undergraduate education in Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, and Nursing. In addition to Surgery, it also provides postgraduate training and education in Radiology, Dentistry, Nursing & Midwifery, Sports and Exercise Medicine, Healthcare Management and Leadership, and has an Institute of Research.
RCSI recognises that excellence in research is critical to the quality of its educational activities, its credibility, and, overall, to its mission to enhance human health. Recently, RCSI has implemented a new research strategy that will build upon its strength in translational biomedical and clinical research to deliver transformational, high impact changes in health care. Targeting both Irish national and EU funding, along with increased collaboration with industry, is a major part of the RCSI research strategy. Forging increased collaboration between RCSI PIs and industry is of critical importance to achieving success in this area.
A new postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Professor Gerry McElvaney at the Irish Centre for Genetic Lung Disease, RCSI. Professor McElvaney’s translational research group studies pathogenic mechanisms of neutrophil driven chronic airways disease, with a specific focus on lung epithelial injury in heritable disorders.
The current research project will investigate the interplay between neutrophils and airway epithelial cells, with focus on pulmonary epithelial ion transport processes and liquid layer dynamics.
We are seeking an individual with experience in harvested, culturing and imaging of primary airway epithelial cells. Experience in electrolyte movements required for volume and pH is important.
The ideal candidate will have excellent analysis skills and a strong publication record. Preference will be given to individuals pursuing an academic career who have a strong desire to lead independent projects and publish as first author.
Please apply online no later than 5pm on Friday 23rd June, 2017, with your CV and Covering Letter
Informal Enquiries can be directed to: Professor Gerry McElvaney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Note: this Job Description may be subject to change to reflect the evolving requirements of the Department and RCSI in developing healthcare leaders who make a difference worldwide.
RCSI is an equal opportunities employer
Similar vacancies that arise in the next 6 months may be filled from the pool of applicants that apply for this position.