Postdoctoral researcher vaccancy is available for the project  “A conditional approach to probing ATR function“ at the Centre for Chromosome Biology, Biochemistry, School of Natural Sciences (NUIG-153-15)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-timefixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher within Centre for Chromosome Biology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Funding is from the Association for International Cancer Research and is available from 1stMarch 2016 to project end date 31st May 2017.

This postdoctoral position is available within the Genome Stability Laboratory ( a constituent laboratory of the Centre for Chromosome Biology ( at the National University of Ireland Galway. The successful applicant will utilise biochemical and genetic approaches to understand the function and mechanism of action of the ATR protein kinase during cellular proliferation. See Eykelenboom et al(Cell Reports 2013 5(4): 1095-1107) for a relevant, recent publication. Additionally, the successful applicant will develop projects to characterise the biological function and mechanism of action of newly identifying ATR interacting proteins.

The CCB is composed of 11 independent laboratories hosting over 50 researchers, while NUI Galway boasts an active, vibrant student life with over 17,000 students and postdoctoral researchers from around the world. Galway is a thriving cosmopolitan city on the Atlantic coast of Ireland (; )

Job Description: Tasks involved during the project –

Roles of the successful candidate:

Qualifications/Experience required:
  • Must have a PhD in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics or another cognate area of science
  • A successful track record in Biomedical research
  • Evidence of self-directed research capability
  • Advanced experience in characterising the biological function and mechanism of action of genes/proteins is essential
  • Advanced experience in basic molecular cell biology, including basic biochemistry and immunochemistry and molecular biology
  • Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Candidates should be highly motivated and passionate about their research
  • Candidates should have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.
  • The ideal candidate would have experience in the field of cell cycle regulation and/or genome stability and would be well placed to apply for independent personal fellowships.

Salary range: €37,750 – €40,003 per annum.

Start date: 1st March 2016

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Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made via e-mail to Professor Noel

How To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Professor Noel LOWNDES (email:

Note: It is essential to put reference number NUIG-153-15 in the subject line of e-mail applications.

Deadline: 5.00pm on Friday 29th January 2016.

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer


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