Research Assistant - University College Dublin, School of Medicine


University College Dublin, Dublin
Closing date: 
22 June 2018
Paul McLoughlin

This is an exciting opportunity to join a research group investigating the mechanisms that lead to chronic lung diseases and the development of novel treatments, including advances in lung transplant. Lung diseases are now one of the commonest causes of death and disability worldwide and are increasing in incidence. Lung transplantation is a treatment option in some situations although the availability of this is limited by a worldwide shortage of donor organs. The Research Assistant will join a group of scientists and clinical researchers based in the UCD Conway Institute and will provide support to a number of laboratory activities including cell culture, in vivo models of lung disease, transgenic and knockout mice, isolated perfused murine and porcine lung preparations and specimen analysis such as immunostaining and immunoblotting, real time PCR, and genotyping. The project offers an excellent opportunity to train in the use of these techniques and will suit those with an ambition to continue in biomedical research. This research is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and H2020 awards. Applications can be made via the external applicants link on the UCD online application system. Please note the job reference code is 010452.