The Department of Physiology & Medical Physics at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Dublin, Ireland) is seeking an excellent Post-Doctoral Researcher to carry out studies on the role of microRNAs in epilepsy. The goal of the project is to explore the transcriptional control, function and targets of microRNAs using cell models and experimental and human brain tissue toward identifying those with effects on seizures or other cell properties 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: Jimenez-Mateos et al. (2012) Nat Med 18(7):1087-94
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 Prof. David Henshall (firstname.lastname@example.org).