Research Assistant, School of Veterinary Medicine job with UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (UCD)

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Applications are invited for a Temporary post Until 31st December 2023 of a Research Assistant within UCD School of Veterinary Medicine.

Food for Health Ireland (FHI; is a center for functional food development funded by Enterprise Ireland and members of the Irish Food Industry. FHI combines expertise from a number of national institutes including University College Dublin, Teagasc and others. This post-doctoral position will be located at University College Dublin.

A Research Assistant is sought to join a research team focusing on nutrition and health solutions within FHI. The research will involve conducting human studies to examine the effect of a novel nutrition supplement on immune and gut health. One aspect of the project will focus specifically on mother and infant nutrition and health.

The intervention outcome measures will include gut microbiota profiles, blood biomarkers (eg lipids, hormones, cytokines), epigenetic profiles, breast milk biomarkers (eg hormones, cytokines, SigA), metabolomic profiles and others. The successful candidate will be involved in supporting the running of a human intervention study including conducting laboratory analysis of biological samples and subsequent data analysis.

Fixed salary: 27,380 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (Irish local time) on 9th November 2022.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be canceled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV’s submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.