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Post Doctoral Researcher in Gram-positive Protein Expression System: Ireland

This appointment is in a team focussed on the development of expression systems for the manufacture and production of bioactive molecules for therapeutic purposes. The person would be responsible for driving the molecular biological and protein chemistry aspects of the project, including development of a recombinant expressions systems, protein purification, and biochemical and biophysical protein characterisation.

In addition, duties will include team management and training of project personnel, development of IP strategy and long-term sustainability of the project.


  • Define research objectives and carry out substantive, original and significant research which supports research activity in the institute/department
  • Develop methods and techniques appropriate to the type of research pursued that add to the intellectual understanding of the field
  • Income Generation/Funding
  • Contribute to major research grant applications to support research projects
  • Attract through reputation sources of income as appropriate
  • Make a significant contribution to institute/department’s research income

Research Management

  • Organise and conduct meetings with research staff to clarify objectives, develop team work plans/timetables for research and support staff, communicate progress
  • Develop and implement quality assurance measures
  • Assist in training of research students
  • Write Up and Dissemination
  • Write up research work for publication
  • Contribute to patents/commercial application (as appropriate)


  • May act as co-supervisor or be a member of a supervision panel.

Policy & Standards

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the policy, practices and procedures, relevant to the role, provision of advice to junior colleagues on policy and standards, which may include broader university/sector/external sponsor or funder (e.g. Commercial Awareness, Research Ethics, Knowledge Transfer, Patents, Intellectual Property Rights, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities & Diversity)
  • Legal requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality data protection requirements

Essential Criteria

  • Primary degree in biochemistry or molecular biology
  • Doctoral degree (level 10NFQ) in biotechnology, molecular biology or protein chemistry
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the area of molecular biology or protein chemistry

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in recombinant protein expression
  • Experience in protein purification
  • Experience in protein characterisation tools, e.g. spectroscopy
  • Experience in genetic engineering
  • Experience in biophysics
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated team management and leadership skills
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