Junior/Senior Research Assistant Position

Post Summary: A research assistant position is now available in the Centre for Arthritis and Rheumatic diseases, Education Research Centre, St Vincent’s Rheumatology Hospital and Molecular Rheumatology, TCD. The main focus of the research is to investigate the key mechanisms involved in driving  early disease onset, disease pathotype and therapeutic response.

Standard Duties and Responsibilities of the Post

  • Ordering and e-procurement
  • Biobanking and data management
  • Sample processing and cell culture
  • Support current research team with experimental procedures
  • Coordination of studies with industry partners
  • Liaise with clinical colleagues regarding patient samples
  • Maintain laboratory stocks and equipment

Person Specification

  • Have an interest in research and work well in a multidisciplinary group.
  • Good organisational, communication and team working skills.
  • High levels of initiative and self-motivation are essential.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks with varying complexity levels.
  • Display self-motivation and have the capacity to manage their own time
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft word, Excel, Powerpoint, GraphPAD.
  • Experience in some wet-lab based skills is desirable (Cell processing, cell culture, protein analysis, histology)

Junior/Senior Research Assistant  salary  will depend on level of experience (30,000-45,000K) and the post will be for 2 years depending on experience.

Qualifications: A BsC, MsC or PhD in a Biological Science subject or related field practical skills are encouraged to apply.

Informal enquiries to Prof Ursula Fearon,, Molecular Rheumatology, TCD

How to Apply: The candidate should apply directly to along with a detailed CV 

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 15th Jan 2022

Further information on the group can be found at and

Further Information for Applicants

Post Title:Junior/Senior Research Assistant Position in  the Centre for Arthritis and Rheumatic diseases, SVUH, UCD and Molecular Rheumatology, TCD
Post Status:Specific Purpose Contract – Full-time (2 years)
Research Group/ Department / School:EULAR Centre for Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases, St Vincent’s University Hospital UCD and Molecular Rheumatology TCD.
Reports to:Principal Investigator: Professor Douglas Veale and Prof Ursula Fearon
Salary:Salary Range -Junior/Senior Research assistant 30,000-45,000K  depending on experience.
Hours of Work:40 hours per week
Closing Date:12 Noon (GMT), Jan 15th 2022

Post Doctoral Research Postions Available in our Molecular Rheumatology Group!!

Molecular Rheumatology, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, TCD ( is seeking to appoint  Two Post-Doctoral Fellow (2 years) to examine the underlying molecular mechanisms mediating immune-stromal cell interactions which are critically involved in driving  inflammatory responses in Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases.

Project Description: Inflammatory arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease, the pathogenesis of which involves complex cellular interactions and networks of various cytokines that trigger the synovium to transform into a ‘tumor-like’ pannus, which invades both cartilage and bone, resulting in functional disability. In this project we will specifically focus on monocyte/macrophage-synovial fibroblast interactions and examine (i) functional, metabolic and transcriptional regulation between immune and stromal cells and (ii) examine the potential of targeting newly identified pathways in novel co-culture models and in ex-vivo whole tissue synovial explant models. This project will allow deeper understanding of the specific cellular, metabolic, molecular and functional dysregulation at the site of inflammation, in addition to examining the role for metabolic re-programming in the resolution of inflammation.

Applications are invited with experience in the areas of cell biology, immunology, biochemistry,  molecular biology, physiology or a related discipline. Key techniques in this project include, primary cell culture, molecular biology, flow cytometry, ELISA/MSD assays, metabolic assays and imaging. Practical experience in some of these skills would be desirable.

The positions are for 2 years and  post-doctoral salaries will be on the IUA Scale, on the  PD1 level- point 3-6; €54,936-€59771 (salary inclusive of pension/PRSI) or PD2 level-point 1-4; €61,470-€66,881 (salary inclusive of pension/PRSI) depending on experience

Informal enquiries to Prof Ursula Fearon,, Molecular Rheumatology, TCD (

How to Apply: The candidate should apply directly to along with a detailed CV and cover note.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Jan 15th 2022

The University of Limerick (UL) with over 17,000 students and 1,800 staff is an energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship. The dynamic, entrepreneurial and pioneering values which drive UL’s mission and strategy ensure that we capitalise on local, national and international engagement and connectivity. We are renowned for providing an outstanding student experience and employability and conducting leading edge research. Our commitment is to make a difference by shaping the future through educating and empowering our undergraduate and postgraduate students. UL is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 130 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and research environment.

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Salary Scale: €39,132 – €50,529 p.a. pro rata (maximum starting salary of €42,700 p.a. pro rata).

Further information for applicants and application material is available online from:

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 31st January 2022.

Applications must be completed online before 12 noon, Irish Standard Time on the closing date.

This position is subject to Garda Vetting and Foreign Police Clearance. If you have resided outside Ireland for a cumulative period of 36 months or more over the age of 18 years you must furnish a Foreign Police Clearance (FPC) from the country or countries of residence. Please note; any costs incurred in this process will be borne by the candidate.

Please note your application must include:

A letter of introduction indicating how you meet the criteria outlined in the Job description.

A completed online Application Form (separate application forms must be submitted for each post applied for).

Please email if you experience any difficulties

Applications are welcome from suitably qualified candidates.

The University of Limerick holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advancing equality in higher education. The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to selection on merit welcoming applicants from all sections of the community. The University has a range of initiatives to support a family friendly working environment, including flexible working.