UCD Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Level 1

University College Dublin - UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences

UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

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A Postdoctoral Researcher position is available in molecular plant pathology, funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). The project will identify key proteins of the wheat pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici which manipulate plant immunity to cause disease. The project will involve both bioinformatic and molecular approaches. Z. tritici is the causal agent of Septoria tritici blotch (STB), the most devastating foliar disease of wheat in Europe and accounts for almost 70% of European fungicide usage every year.

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.

Salary: €34,975 - €35,974 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: 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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