Post doc opportunities at University College Cork

2 Fixed-Term, Full-time Postdoctoral Positions : Position Summary – The research associated with these two postdoctoral positions is aimed at investigating various aspects of the molecular biology and functional genomics of bifidobacteria as a model human gut commensal. In particular, aspects of dietary and host-derived carbohydrate metabolism of bifidobacteria and microbe-host interactions are of interest. The ideal candidate for this post will have undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, biotechnology or a related biological science discipline and/or possess advance 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 with animal (murine) models is desirable. Experience, expertise and skills should be supported by a corresponding publication track record or other means of knowledge transfer. The successful applicants will be expected to integrate in the bifidobacterial research group of Prof Douwe van Sinderen (, and become part of the APC research community (for more info see Post Duration: 2 Years Salary: €38,630 – €45,942 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale) Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Prof. Douwe van Sinderen, Email: Applications must be submitted online before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 3 September 2021via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( using reference number 047673. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER 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.