APC Microbiome Ireland is a trans-disciplinary research centre, with clinicians, clinician-scientists and basic scientists from diverse backgrounds working in teams, sharing ideas and resources.
Although focused upon the gastrointestinal bacterial community (the microbiota), the scale and scope of the work has become one of the fastest moving areas of biology.
The microbiota is not only a target for treatment and prevention of disease, it is a repository for functional food ingredients and even new drugs and is a source of novel biomarkers of disease risk.
The scientific organisation of the APC consists of a matrix of spokes’ or themes of intellectual pursuit which are supported by multiple horizontal or shared technology platforms.
This position is within APC’s Gut Phageomics Laboratory, consisting of up to 20 researchers investigating the role of the gut phageome in health and disease.
Role : The Researcher Assistant will work within the APC’s Gut Phageomics spoke, which is collaborating with a major multi-
national pharmaceutical company to explore the role of bacteriophages in shaping the human gut microbiome. He / she will be an active member of the bioinformatics team primarily analysing viral metagenomic as well as 16S data.
Qualifications / Experience : The ideal candidate will have a BSc or MSc and a proven track record of bioinformatic experience.
They should have a proficiency in analysing Illumina sequence data, familiarity with working with such data in the Linux terminal environment as well as statistical analysis of microbiome count data in the R programming language.
Experience with Bioconductor and / or Biopython would also be beneficial.
Post duration : 12 months
Salary : €21,674-€34,269 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)
Project : Gut Phageomics - Bioinformatic
This title will apply to a person of appropriate qualifications e.g., BSc or an MSc, employed on a contract for the purpose of assisting in the performance of research in the University.
A will usually work under the direction of one or more Principal Investigator’s / Senior Researchers within a dedicated laboratory on one or more research projects.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
write procedures manuals for data collection and coding.
For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact :
Name : Prof Colin Hill
Title : Professor of Microbial Food Safety, Principal Investigator-APC Microbiome Ireland
Telephone : +353 21 4901373