In vivo and in vitro Post-Doctoral / Senior Post-Doctoral Researchers

Located in Cork, Ireland, the APC Microbiome Institute ( was formed in 2003 with funding from Science Foundation Ireland and in conjunction with key industry partners. Over the last decade the APC Microbiome Institute has established itself as one of the leading global centres in gut microbiota research. It is widely recognised that the gut microbiota 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. The APC Microbiome Institute has made several landmark discoveries and has published over 1000 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, generating many journal covers and associated editorials.

We are currently looking to recruit a number of post-doctoral and senior post-doctoral researchers with a strong publication record in a relevant scientific discipline (eg. Neuroscience, Neuropharmacology, Neuroimmunology, Neuroendocrinology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology), preferably with significant experience in rodent behavioural models, as well as an in vitro research assistant and preclinical research technician. Researchers with in vitro experience with mammalian cell culture, cell-based assays and G-protein coupled receptors or experience with molecular biology, molecular cloning and lentiviral-based transfection technology are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must be self-motivated with a proven ability to conduct independent research to a very high level.

The concept that the gut microbiome can influence brain & behaviour is a paradigm shift in neuroscience research ( The Brain-Gut-Microbiota Axis team in the APC Microbiome Institute is led by Prof. John Cryan and Prof. Ted Dinan. We are now seeking to recruit talented, ambitious, self-motivated researchers to investigate the influence of the gastrointestinal microbiota on brain and behaviour and to determine the mechanisms involved. The aim is to use state of the art neurobiological techniques to relate changes in behavioural phenotype, as a consequence of gastrointestinal microbiota intervention strategies, with changes in immune, stress, neuroendocrine and neurotransmitter systems. (see Cryan and Dinan Nat Rev Neuro 2012; Borre et al Trends Mol Med 2014). The program is highly interdisciplinary, utilizing behaviour, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology, electrophysiology and brain circuit determination coupled with metabolomics & microbiome analysis.

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Job Information Closing date: 2015-09-30 Contract length: 2 Years (with potential for extension)

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