Research Assistant

University College Dublin - School of Agriculture & Food Science

Closing Date: 14th september 2017

Ref: 009572

Applications are invited for the post of Research Assistant in Crop Science in the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science. The appointee will be responsible for contributing to a project on fungal wheat pathogens funded as part of the DAFM funded Virtual Irish Centre for Crop Improvement (VICCI). The research will investigate wheat susceptibility to the fungal pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici using molecular approaches. Z. tritici causes one of the most devastating fungal diseases of wheat in Europe.

Duties will be as laid down by the Head of School or his/her nominee and shall include the provision of research support. The primary duties and responsibilities will involve molecular plant pathology.

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide highly skilled laboratory research support in Plant Pathology.
  • Work together with graduate students and post-doctoral fellows as part of a project team.
  • Assist in data collection and interpretation and the preparation of scientific articles for peer review.

Salary: €21,157 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Job Vacancies website: http://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 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) 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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