Post Doctoral Researcher

Maynooth University

The FamilyGenomics research group led by Dr Lorna Lopez, in collaboration with behavioural neuroscientist Professor Andrew Coogan at Maynooth University invite applications for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher on our “Ambient-BD” research project, due to commence in November 2023.

The purpose of Ambient-BD is to investigate the role of variability in long-term circadian rhythms in the trajectory of disease in people with bipolar disorder.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and ambitious postdoctoral scientist to join our research team to manage studies to develop novel methods for assessment of circadian rhythms. The successful candidate will work with us on cutting-edge research projects that focus on understanding how changes in the variability of circadian rhythms relate to human health and disease.

The postdoctoral researcher will find ample opportunities to collaborate via our membership of circadian research collaborations in the UK, https://www.circadianmentalhealth.org/.  They will be given support to develop their independent research career, including help with fellowship applications, building collaborations and research placements in other research groups.

This position is embedded in a collaboration across genetics, data science, chronobiology and psychiatry and the successful candidate will become a part of a large team of lived-experience advisors, patient advocates, PIs, postdocs, PhD students and research assistants working together to drive the field of chronopsychiatry forwards.

Salary

Postdoctoral Researcher (2023): €42,783 – €43,371 p.a. (2 points with increment)

Appointments will be made in accordance with public sector pay provisions.

Closing Date:

23:30hrs (local Irish time) on 23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday, 05th November 2023.

Please apply with your CV and a Cover letter that includes a brief summary of the following:

•         your research interests;

•         a proposal for how your previous experience will fit with the aims of “Ambient and passive collection of sleep and circadian rhythm data in bipolar disorder to understand symptom trajectories and clinical outcomes (AMBIENT-BD)”

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified above. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Maynooth University is an equal opportunities employer

The position is subject to the Statutes of the University

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