Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Postdoctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science. An exciting postdoctoral opportunity, at the intersection of cancer epidemiology, biology and genomics, is available in the Cancer Epidemiology team of the Cancer Biology Therapeutics lab. Obesity, overweight duration and weight gain in adulthood are each associated to increased cancer risk, particularly obesity related cancers and colorectal cancer. While early life exposures appear to impact obesity and related morbidities in adulthood, a concomitant influence on cancer incidence is unclear. One strategy to assess early versus later life obesity exposures in cancer aetiology is consideration of genetic predisposition. Within the LifeGene Obesity project (funded by the IHCC International HundredK Cohorts Consortium), we will assess whether life course specific genetic markers of obesity influence cancer development in general and specifically colorectal cancer, using data from several large, observational cohort studies. Using existing published Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS) data and gene phenotype data, the Postdoctoral Fellow will compose four genomic risk scores (GRS) for obesity (defined by BMI) in infancy, childhood and adulthood, and overlapping childhood or adulthood to assess the associated cancer development risk. This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator. The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching. Please include a CV AND Cover Letter when applying for this role. Salary range: €38,631 - €42,200 per annumAppointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 11th May 2021. Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.
Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/.
UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday the 12th of May 2021
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