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Laboratory Manager Position in the Lynch Lab – Trinity College Dublin

The Lynch Lab at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is seeking applicants for the position of Lab Manager. The new research group, led by Dr. Lydia Lynch studies Immunometabolism- the interaction of the immune and metabolic systems. In particular, we study the role of innate immune cells in adipose tissue in regulating metabolism, and full circle to the effects of altered metabolism on immune cell function. We focus our study on diseases including obesity and cancer, as well as steady state homeostasis, using experimental techniques such as whole body metabolic analysis, cellular metabolism, multi-photon live imaging, and mouse transgenics.

The successful applicant will be responsible for managing both the administrative and technical running of the lab on a day to day basis. Administrative responsibilities will include budget organization, purchasing of equipment, scheduling of team meetings and related activities, travel planning for team members, and the drafting and development of research ethics and health and safety protocols and associated documentation. Technical roles will include aiding in the establishment of new equipment (in collaboration with researchers), oversight and management of maintenance of equipment, management of transgenic mouse colonies and genotyping, and assisting with the development and execution of experimental protocols where needed, including mouse handling, imaging and experimentation.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in immunology, biology, or a related discipline. Experience in project management and administration would be a major advantage. Experience in mouse colony management is also an advantage, and experience in imaging is a major advantage although not required. Candidates must have excellent communication skills and be able to work with Postdoctoral researchers and graduate students on a daily basis. A great deal of flexibility will be expected from the successful candidate in order to help run an effective and constantly evolving research environment.

The successful applicant will join an inter-disciplinary and dynamic research team aimed at generating novel and progressive insights into immunometabolism. The position is tenable for 2 years in the first instance, with the possibility for renewal. TCD is Ireland’s top ranked University and a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). The Lynch lab is located at the newly built, state of the art Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI), which has excellent facilities for mouse transgenics, multi-photon intravital microscopy, and complete metabolic analysis core which is being developed by the Lynch lab, the first of its kind in Ireland. TBSI is located immediately beside the main TCD campus. The Lynch Lab is funded by a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant (2017 – 2022), and a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Investigator award.

Applications including a cover letter, CV, and contact details for two referees should be made to Deadline for application is July 30th 2017. Starting date is flexible but aimed at September 2017. Informal discussions prior to applications are very welcome.


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Last updated 17 July 2017 (Email).