A post-doctoral position is available in the Department of Physiology & Medical Physics, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Dublin, Ireland) to conduct studies on the role of microRNAs and other non-coding RNA in epilepsy. The project will explore the transcriptional control, function and targets of microRNAs in the brain using cell models and experimental and human tissue toward identifying those with effects on seizures and other pathophysiological processes relevant to epilepsy.
We seek candidates who are highly motivated, passionate and innovative and who thrive in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment. Applicants should have a PhD in biochemistry or molecular biology and be skilled with routine biochemical, molecular and pharmacological techniques such as cloning and PCR, microscopy and human/mouse genetics. A background in neuroscience and prior experience with microRNA studies or other forms of non-coding RNA is highly preferable. Excellent written and oral communication skills are also preferable.
Recent publications by the group: Nat Med 18:1087-94 (2012); Brain 138:616-631 (2015)
Appointment: The post is available immediately for up to three years. Salary is based on experience. Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV along with a brief cover letter and names of two referees to via our online application – by clicking the apply button on http://www.rcsi.ie/careers