Postdoctoral Researcher in Biochemistry and Cell Biology

University College Cork School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Post-Doctoral/Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology

3 Year, Fixed-term, Whole-time post

Please note that this position can be filled at Post-Doctoral or Senior Post-Doctoral level, depending on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Position summary

A Post-Doctoral/ Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher is sought to work on a project supported by the SFI on a 3 year contract starting from May 2023. The researcher will be responsible for working on the projects focusing on improvement of ribosome profiling technique, discovery and characterisation of novel human proteoforms and interrogation of gene expression changes that take place during cellular transformations such as programmed cell death and epithelial-mesenchymal transition.

The successful candidate is expected to have Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or related disciplines, ideally with experience in working in the fields of translational control and/or RNA Biology. The level of appointment is dependent on previous experience.

For more information on the Lab, please see:

Post Duration: 3 Years

Salary: Post-Doctoral Researcher: €41,207- €47,477 p.a. (IUA PD1 Salary Scale), Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher: €48,313- €51,617 p.a. (IUA PD2 Salary Scale)

Project Title: Characterisation of human mRNA decoding diversity

For an information package including further details of the post see

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Pavel Baranov, Professor of Biomolecular Informatics, Email:

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 24 March 2023.

No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

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Contact Person : Professor Pavel Baranov

Contact Email :

Job ID : 064411

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Close Date : 24-Mar-2023 12:00