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Post doc Research Fellow Lvl1, UCD Agriculture and Food Science

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    University College Dublin
    Agricultural sciencesOther
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    12/05/2021 11:47 - Europe/Brussels
    Ireland › Dublin


Applications are invited for a 2 year post of a Post doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

The role represents an exciting opportunity to work on a Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM) funded JPI project AMBROSIA "Microbiota-Inflammation-Brain axis in heart failure: new food, biomarkerS and AI Approach for the prevention of undeRnutrition in Older adults".
The role will involve researching new ingredients that will be incorporated in food for later clinical trials together with industry and academic partners. Special focus of this post will be the development and/or valorisation of protein/peptide ingredients from dairy and other agri-food side processing streams. The successful candidate will analyse the chemical composition of the ingredients, focusing mainly on amino acid composition, and will also determine the biological properties in vitro of these compounds and sequence the most active peptides. The utilisation of other side processing streams will also be relevant for this post and experience analysing a wide variety of compounds (phenolic compounds, polysaccharides) will be an advantage.

This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.

The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

In addition to the Principal Duties and Responsibilities listed below, the successful candidate will also carry out the following duties specific to this project:

  • Analysing and chemically characterising bioactive peptides from multiple products, as well as determining their biological properties in vitro.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

UCD is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone is afforded equality of opportunity. To that end the university adheres to a range of equality, diversity and inclusion policies. We encourage applicants to consult those policies here https://www.ucd.ie/equality/. We welcome applications from everyone, including those who identify with any of the protected characteristics that are set out in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

Salary: €38,631 per annum
Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 07 May 2021

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD offers a comprehensive Research Careers Framework in line with the Advisory Science Council Report 'Towards a Framework for Researcher Careers'. This model provides a structured and supportive Career and Skills Development system designed to ensure that Post-docs in UCD are able to plan their careers and prepare for future opportunities in academia, industry or the public sector. For more information, please click here

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

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Organic chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, PhD

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