UCD Post - Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1

University College Dublin - Health & Agriculture Science

Veterinary Medicine University College Dublin


Mycobacterium bovis, the causative agent of bovine tuberculosis (TB), is a close relative of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of TB in humans. While much is known about how M. tuberculosis causes disease in humans, there is a significant knowledge gap in our understanding of the virulence strategies used by M.bovis to cause infection and disease in cattle. In this project, funded by the BBSRC, we will directly address this knowledge gap in bovine TB host-pathogen interaction with the overarching aim to identify M.bovis specific virulence adaptations.

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.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Vacancy website: www.ucd.ie/hr/jobvacancies

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

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies - Any CVs submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

UCD is an equal opportunities employer

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