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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland: Research Assistant Position Available

Date Posted: 10 Jan 2011
Start Date: 6 Jan 2011
Closing Date: 31 Jan 2011

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position funded by a Technology Innovation Development Award from Science Foundation of Ireland. This 1 year project involves the analysis of molecular mechanisms by which nuclear bile acid receptors regulate intestinal epithelial fluid and electrolyte transport. Specifically, this project aims to develop a nuclear receptor (FXR) as a new approach to treat common intestinal disorders, such as inflammatory bowel diseases, irritable bowel syndrome and infectious diseases. The project is being carried out in collaboration with researchers from Trinity College Dublin and techniques will include cell and molecular biology approaches, electrophysiology, and confocal microscopy. Candidates should have a Masters or Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences and a strong interest in cellular and molecular physiology. Experience in molecular and cell imaging techniques are desirable, but not essential.

The research will be conducted in the Royal College of Surgeons, Molecular Medicine Laboratories, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

For further inquiries please contact Dr Stephen Keely (skeely@rcsi.ie).


Last Updated: 10 Jan 2011