Dr. FitzGerald, a recent representative of Irish Neuroscientists on the Board of Directors of the Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience (IICN) and a principal investigator based at NUIG, has compiled a survey aimed at exploring the following topics:


  • Scope for closer collaboration between Irish neuroscientists and neurologists or other clinicians who work with individuals who suffer       from neurological disorders
  • Possible barriers to working more closely with neuroscientists
  • Potential for banking/sharing of body fluid and tissue samples and clinical data from Irish people suffering from all categories of neurological        disorders
  • Willingness on the part of neuroscientists to participate in applications to Irish/European/global calls for funding to support collaborative             translational research


A similar survey was circulated to members of the Irish Institute for Clinical Neuroscience (IICN) in May this year. The president of Neuroscience Ireland has approved circulation of this survey.  Answers to all questions will be considered confidential and information gathered will be reported, in the first instance, to the Council of Neuroscience Ireland.  Survey information may also be passed on to members of the IICN.

There are a total of 19 questions, which are mostly multiple choice type. The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.  Your views will be extremely important in gathering momentum for this initiative and we would appreciate your cooperation and input.  The questions can be found by clicking on the link below:

Thank you!

Click here to complete survey on clinical collaboration and national biobank for neurological disorders!

HRB Post-doctoral and PhD Fellowships, TCD

Applications are invited for one Postdoctoral Fellowship and two PhD Fellowships, funded in part by the Health Research Board, Ireland (HRB) and by industrial funding, to commence immediately.

The project will investigate the use of S1P1 receptors as drug targets in animal models of Alzheimer’s and Krabbe Disease. A range of behavioural and motor function tests will be used to study these effects. Candidates with expertise in animal behavioural studies
are highly encouraged to apply.

These projects will be supervised by Professor Kumlesh K. Dev (Drug Development, School
of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland).

Applications are welcome from motivated
candidates who possess a degree in Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Genetics or

Please contact Prof. Kumlesh K. Dev for further information (

For further information, please see: PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships_TCD_July2016

Pain Research Attractive Posts – Neurophysiology/Nociception/Biochemistry, ICNT, DCU

Pain Research Attractive Posts – Neurophysiology/Nociception/Biochemistry

Three research positions are available at the International Centre for Neurotherapeutics (ICNT), Dublin City University.

For academic qualifications and further information, please see the attached file:

Neurophysiologist, Biochemist, Nociception Specialist, ICNT, DCU – July 2016

Closing Date for Applications: 15th of July 2016

PhD Position, CSM / Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, RCSI

Dear Members,

Please find attached PhD position at the  Centre for Systems Medicine (CSM) and Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI, Dublin, Ireland)

Supervisors: Prof. Jochen Prehn and Dr. Niamh Connolly

Closing date: Applications should be received by July 31st, 2016.

EpimiRNA PhD Project Proposal

Kind regards,

Neuroscience Ireland

Application for IRC Post-doctoral Scheme to Work in the Area of Addiction with Dr. Whelan, School of Psychology, UCD

I am looking for applicants to the IRC’s post-doctoral scheme Broadly speaking, I am looking to conduct a project in the area of addiction, from a cognitive neuroscience perspective (using behavioural measures, EEG or MRI). My research homepage is: (my email address is on this page). I would particularly welcome someone from a non-psychology background (e.g., engineering or computer science) or someone with an animal background looking to move into human work.

Robert Whelan, PhD

Post-doctoral Position in Cork/Ireland


Post-Doctoral Researcher/Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher-Mechanisms Underlying Brain-Gut-Immune-Microbiome Signalling
The concept that the gut microbiome can influence brain & behaviour is a paradigm shift in neuroscience research ( The APC Microbiome Institute ( was formed in 2003 with funding from Science Foundation Ireland and in conjunction with key industry partners. Over the last decade the APC Microbiome Institute has established itself as one of the leading global centres in gut microbiota research.

The Brain-Gut-Microbiota Axis team in the APC Microbiome Institute is led by Prof. John Cryan and Prof. Ted Dinan. We are now seeking to recruit talented, ambitious, self-motivated researchers (Postdoctoral/Senior Postdoctoral levels) to investigate the influence of the gastrointestinal microbiota on brain and behaviour and to determine the mechanisms involved. The aim is to use state of the art neurobiological techniques to relate changes in behavioural phenotype, as a consequence of gastrointestinal microbiota intervention strategies, with changes in immune, stress, neuroendocrine and neurotransmitter systems. (see Cryan and Dinan Nat Rev Neuro 2012; Borre et al Trends Mol Med 2014). The program is highly interdisciplinary, utilizing behaviour, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology, electrophysiology and brain circuit determination coupled with metabolomics & microbiome analysis.

Qualifications/experience: The ideal candidate(s) will have a PhD and a strong publication record in a relevant scientific discipline (eg. Neuroscience, Neuroimmunology, Neuroendocrinology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology) and preferably with animal behavioural experience. Applicants for the post of Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher should have a PhD, 2-3 years research experience and proven ability to conduct independent research to a very high level.

Job Information

Closing date:
Employment start date:
Contract length:
2 Years (with potential for extension)
University College Cork
APC Microbiome Institute

Contact Information

John Cryan

John F. Cryan Ph.D.
Professor & Chair,
Dept Anatomy & Neuroscience,
Principal Investigator,
Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre,
University College Cork,
College Rd., Cork
Dept Anatomy & Neuroscience,
Principal Investigator,
Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre,

University College Cork,
College Rd., Cork

Two Research Assistant Posts in Neuroscience/Neuropharmacology – NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for two (2) fixed-term contract Research Assistant positions in Neuroscience/Neuropharmacology based at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Appointments will be made on a full-time fixed-term contract basis for four years subject to successful completion of probationary period. The successful candidates will work on a research programme that will employ an integrative, multidisciplinary, whole-systems neuroscience approach to elucidate the role of the brain’s opioid system in preclinical models of relevance to depression, anxiety, pain and autism.

For further information on applicant specifications, start date, salary and application process, please see attached advert:

NUIG 056-15 Research Assistants (2) – Final_16-5-2015