Postdoctoral Researcher in Biological Sciences
University College Cork

Post-Doctoral Researcher, APC Microbiome Ireland

12 Months, Fixed-term, Whole-time Post

Position summary

As evidenced by a growing body of literature, the gut microbiome plays an important role in inflammatory bowel diseases. However, the large microbiome datasets collected from patients with these multifactorial and heterogenous diseases require innovative study designs and state-of-the methodology, including next-generation sequencing, metagenomics, multivariate statistics and machine learning. Our lab has accumulated several large published and unpublished microbiome datasets from various body sites, including longitudinally collected samples. The successful candidate will disentangle relevant microbe-disease associations and predict relapse-predicting microbial profiles.

The appointee will be part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists and will work in the School of Microbiology, Teagasc and the APC Microbiome Ireland, with frequent meetings with international and industry partners. A collaborative, analytical and methodological mindset is therefore essential.

UCC is an accredited research organisation and as such can form hosting agreements with third country nationals (and non-EEA nationals) for the purpose of conducting research in the University.

Post Duration: 12 months

Salary: €39,522 - €45,609 p.a. (IUA PD1 Salary Scale)

Project Title: The role of the microbiome in inflammatory bowel disease

For an information package including further details of the post see

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor Marcus Claesson,, 021-4901390.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday, 1 September 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at and initiatives at and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.


Contact Person : Professor Marcus Claesson

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Job ID : 058831

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Close Date : 01-Sep-2022 12:00

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