Researcher in Pharmacology and Therapeutics

University College Cork Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

21 Month, Fixed-Term, Whole-time Post

Position summary

Over view of post and project

Applications are invited for a 21 month postdoctoral researcher position which is available from October 2020. This position is funded by a prestigious Emerging Investigator Award through Health Research Board Ireland. We welcome applications from highly motivated and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Researchers to join an exciting translational research programme aimed at characterising the metabolic, oxidative and inflammatory processes involved in Pre-eclampsia and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Pre-eclampsia and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus are common complications of pregnancy associated with an increased risk of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. Emerging data has shown that mitochondrial dysfunction may act as a common pathogenic link between pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes mellitus. The Postdoctoral Researcher will be hosted in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and will work closely together with Clinical collaborators in the Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Cork University Maternity Hospital.

Requirement of the applicant:
Applicants should hold a PhD in Immunology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry or related discipline and will ideally have previous experience in the area of metabolic disorders. Applicants should be proficient across a range of techniques including but not limited to flow cytometry, primary cell culture, cell signalling and Western blotting. A track record of first-author publications in peer reviewed journals is also essential. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have excellent communication skills, and be comfortable working in a collaborative clinical environment.

Project Title: COMRADES Study

Post Duration: 21 Months

Salary: €37,873 - €45,041 p.a.

For an information package including further details of the post see

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr. Dr. Cathal McCarthy, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Email Address:

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 Thursday,
28th August 2020.

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

Contact Person : Dr. Cathal McCarthy

Contact Email :

Job ID : 041275

Contact Number :

Close Date : 28-Aug-2020 12:00