PDRA – Cellular and Sub Cellular Analysis at DIT/FOCAS

Postdoctoral Research Scientist position available in DIT/FOCAS

Applications are sought for the position of Research Scientist: Vibrational Spectroscopy for Cellular Analysis in the FOCAS Research Institute, DIT. The position is a 5 year specified purpose contract associated with a Science Foundation Ireland PI Award “Advancing Vibrational Spectroscopy for Cellular and Sub Cellular Analysis”, supervised by Prof Hugh J. Byrne. Funding is initially available for 42 months.

The project will extend the expertise of DIT in the applications of Vibrational Spectroscopy (Raman and Infrared) to the exploration of the underlying biochemical and metabolic changes associated with (nano) toxic and chemotherapeutic responses in vitro. It will explore improved in vitro models, spectral acquisition and data processing and analysis techniques.

The successful candidate is expected to have an excellent working knowledge and expertise in both Raman and Infrared spectroscopic techniques, with specific applications to in vitro cellular models. Experience of cell culture and cytometric techniques is also essential. Experience of spectral preprocessing and chemometric data mining techniques is also desirable. In addition to the technical workprogramme, the successful candidate will also be expected to assist in the supervision of postgraduate and undergraduate projects, as well as general laboratory management, and demonstratable prior experience is desirable. The post will support DIT’s engagement in the National BioPhotonics and Imaging Platform, the Integrated NanoScience Platform Ireland, as well as international networks such as CLIRSPEC and Raman4Clinics.

Further details from Hugh.Byrne@dit.ie

Deadline: 30 September 2014

Apply via: http://recruit.dit.ie and search for Recruitment Reference 003345


PDRA – Cellular and Sub Cellular Analysis at DIT/FOCAS