Postdoctoral Researcher in Biophysical Chemistry x2

Maynooth University, National University of Ireland Maynooth - Department of Chemistry

The Maynooth University (National University of Ireland Maynooth) is the fastest growing university in Ireland with approximately 10,000 students and outstanding research and scholarship in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. The university is now entering a new and exciting phase of its development, with a new strategic plan centred on further enhancing our academic programmes, providing a distinctive student experience of the highest quality, focusing our research activities on a small number of priority themes, and further internationalising the university. To support this development, the university is seeking to recruit outstanding academics, with a strong track record of research and teaching, to the following position:

18 Month Contract

The Department of Chemistry has 28 staff and offers several undergraduate degrees in a vibrant learning environment. It also offers postgraduate degrees at MSc and PhD level based on its research strengths in physical/analytical and synthetic chemistry.

The Role

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued.

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Researcher positions (18 month contracts) in the Soft Matter and Biophysical Chemistry research group in the Department of Chemistry at Maynooth University. The positions are available for immediate start and are supported by an Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnership. The project is based in the McManus research group and will investigate protein stability in high concentration liquid formulations. The project involves a number of pharmaceutical companies and academic collaborators in Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, the National Institute for Bioprocess Research and Training, and the University of Limerick.

Application Procedure

Please ensure that you USE THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE ‘PD_Chem’ in the subject line of your application email. This will clarify which role you are applying for.

Applications should be made by sending the following information as attachments to

  • A Curriculum Vitae, including all qualifications and experience, and a covering letter addressing your interest and suitability for the role;
  • The names, email addresses, correspondence addresses and telephone numbers of three referees whom the University may contact.

The completed application documents should be forwarded by email to arrive no later than midnight, Sunday, 30th October 2016. Late applications will not be accepted.

For further details including full comprehensive job description please see the Maynooth University vacancies page at:

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