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

Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Research Assistant Positions on Neuronal Stress and Neuroprotection at NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist and a full-time fixed term position as a Research Assistant on a collaborative project with the Neuronal Stress and Neuroprotection research group and the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (Cúram) at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

These positions are funded by Enterprise Ireland and are available from 1st June 2015 for 2 years.

For more information, please find below attached Calls for Applications:

NUIG 009-15 Medicine NFB RA_22March2015

NUIG 010-15 PDR Medicine NFB_22March2015

Two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Behavioural Neurophysiology, TCIN, Dublin

Two Postdoctoral Fellowships available immediately in behavioural neurophysiology.
Available from the 1st of March on a Science Foundation Ireland PI grant of a max 4 yrs duration.
We are a well-funded group with excellent research facilities.
Please contact Shane O’Mara:

Shane O’Mara
Professor of Experimental Brain Research

Institute of Neuroscience
Trinity College
Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone +353 1 896 8447