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Research Assistant

Applicants are sought for a 2 year position as Research Assistant in the Laboratory of Dr. Richard Porter in Trinity College Dublin. The project is a joint funded Innovation Partnership with Enterprise Ireland and Plusvital Ltd. and the successful candidate will be situated in the state of the art Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, under the supervision of Dr. Porter and a Postdoctoral researcher.

Plusvital Ltd. is a growing Equine Science company offering both nutraceutical products and genetic testing. The successful candidate will join a program of research investigating the impact and energetic benefits of various nutritional supplements on Thoroughbred horses.

The successful candidate will have a strong work ethic, be proactive and willing to learn. The candidate will be expected to be able to work successfully both independently and as part of a team, and have the ability to present their findings in both scientific and lay terms to the funding partners. The candidate will have the opportunity to learn new skills and techniques and co-author peer reviewed papers.

Post Information

Application closing date:
May 5th 2017

Start Date: June 1st 2017

Contract duration: 2 years, Location: Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin (School of Biochemistry and Immunology)

Salary: Research Assistant Level 1, Point 1 on the IUA salary scale.

Post Requirements


- Qualification in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics or a related field
- High level of spoken and written English

- Experience in spectrophotometry, immunoblotting and qPCR.


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter along with their curriculum vitae by email to Informal enquiries to

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Last updated 21 April 2017 (Email).