Postdoctoral Researcher in Microbiology
University College Cork

Post-Doctoral Researcher, APC Microbiome Ireland


Position summary

APC Microbiome Ireland was formed in 2003 with funding from Science Foundation Ireland and in conjunction with key industry partners. It represents a seamless collaboration between UCC, Teagasc, Moorepark and CIT. It is widely recognised that our microbiome (community of bacteria/viruses and fungi that live in and on our bodies) plays an important role in human health and has become one of the most dynamic, complex and exciting areas of research in both food and pharmaceutical arenas. Over the last decade the APC has established itself as one of the leading global centres in gut microbiota research. The APC has made several landmark discoveries and has published over 2,500 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, generating many journal covers and associated editorials. The APC comprises over 300 individuals, from the scientific PI’s (the APC Faculty) funded by the partner Institutions, the management team, and a dedicated group of research scientists, research assistants and postgraduate’s students.

Applications are now invited for the position of Post-Doctoral Researcher on the ‘Bifidobacterial Genomics and Bioinformatics’ project. The ideal candidate for this post will have a under- and/or postgraduate degree in bioinformatics and possess bioinformatics skills pertaining to ‘omics’ data, such as comparative genomics, metagenomics, transcriptomics and/or metabolomics, ideally in the context of gut microbiota or other complex microbial consortia. Experience, expertise and skills should ideally be supported by a corresponding publication track record or other means of knowledge transfer.

Post Duration: 2 years

Salary: €38,630 - €45,942 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

Project Title: Bifidobacterial Genomics and Bioinformatics

For an information package including further details of the post see

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor Douwe van Sinderen, Tel: + 353 (0)21 4901365; Email:

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, 18 February 2021. 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.

Contact Person : Professor Douwe van Sinderen

Contact Email :

Job ID : 043195

Contact Number :

Close Date : 18-Feb-2021 12:00

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