Postdoctoral Fellow (Cancer Microbiome), RCSI, Ireland

Postdoc in Ireland

Postdoctoral Fellow (Cancer Microbiome): About Our 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. RCSI’s research strategy aims to 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.

Postdoctoral Fellow (Cancer Microbiome and Single Cell Research)

Department: Physiology & Medical Physics

Reporting to: Jochen Prehn

Location: 123 St Stephens Green

Contract/Duration: 24 Months (1FTE)

Remuneration: IUA Postdoctoral researcher Level 1 point 2

Closing Date: Tuesday April 2nd, 2024

Summary of Post We will build a Single-Cell Atlas of Fusobacterium Infection and the Cellular Signalling Response in the different cell types of the tumour microenvironment infected with Fusobacterium (cancer cells, fibroblasts, immune cells, endothelial cells). Hyperplexed immunofluorescence imaging will be performed in colorectal cancer tissues using the Cell DIVE platform in Prof Prehn’s laboratory.

Duties of the Post
Conduct individual and/or collaborative research
Engage in dissemination of research results
Carry out administration/management associated with research
Promote translational research through interaction
Assist with supervision of graduate students and staff
Compliance with statutory legislation, RCSI rules, and safety
Training and development programs as required
Represent the Department and RCSI’s best interests
Other duties as required

Qualifications – (Essential) The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Pathology, or similar, ideally in Cancer Biology. Experience in microbiome research or multiplexing is advantageous. Very good writing and communication skills are essential.

Knowledge & Experience – (Essential) Excellent cell culturing, molecular biology, and gene editing skills are essential. Strong research and scientific writing skills. Ability to work successfully with colleagues and stakeholders.

Knowledge & Experience – (Desirable) Experience with microscopy, spatial omics, or multiplexing is helpful. Bioinformatic skills are desirable.

Desirable Attributes Include:

  • Strong research skills and a proven track record in publication.
  • Understanding of Colorectal Cancer and/or microbiome research.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Experience with quantitative research methodologies.

How to Apply: Please apply online through the RCSI careers portal on the closing date with your CV and cover letter.

Informal Enquiries: Can be directed to Prof Jochen Prehn ( Please note CVs are not accepted directly.

Last Date for Apply: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024

Employee Benefits: RCSI ensures you thrive by offering benefits in areas including time away, finance, community, health, and well-being, and insuring your financial future. Some additional benefits include:

Minimum of 20 days annual leave, plus an additional 6.5 Privilege days
Flexible/hybrid working options for colleagues across many roles
Additional leave options incl. paid maternity leave, paternity/parental leave, study leave
7% Employer pension contribution
Onsite gym €10 per/mth incl. classes and PT sessions
Childcare support 20% discount at Giraffe
Free eye test and annual flu vaccination
TaxSaver commuter tickets and Bike to Work schemes
A site sustainability team focusing on environmental initiatives; Green Campus Initiative
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion forums, and network groups
Employee assistance programme with Spectrum Life
Learning and Development training programmes incl. LinkedIn Learning for career progression
Discounted services incl. GP visits, 10% off dental, staff parking, mobile tariffs, Group Scheme discount on numerous brands
Sports and social club incl. yoga, Pilates, fitness classes, Zumba, running club, social evenings, Summer BBQ
Ticket Draws for events including; Rugby, Taste of Dublin, Dublin Horse Show, theatre, music & comedy events



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