Postdoc in Cytometry and Cell Biology


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with NUI Galway Flow Cytometry Core Facility at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) and is available from October 2018 to contract end date of December 2020.

The research project will focus on developing an imaging flow cytometry based assay (using an Amnis ImageStream x mark II imaging flow cytometer) to quantify extracellular vesicle size, density and surface marker expression in medium derived from cultured human breast cancer cells. In addition, flow cytometry techniques will be used to characterise the uptake and functional effects of human breast cancer cell-derived extracellular vesicles on macrophages and T-cells. 
In addition to this research project, the successful applicant will also be play an important role in the delivery and development of services, protocols, consultation and training to users of the NUI Galway Flow Cytometry Core Facility.


Essential Requirements:

PhD in Immunology, Cancer Biology or similar field.
Previous experience in flow cytometry and/or multi-parameter imaging is essential.
Demonstrable experience in multi-disciplinary research and ability to work in a team.


Desirable Requirements:

Prior research experience related to cancer, cellular immunology or extracellular vesicles
Previous experience in imaging flow cytometry


Salary: €39,138 to €41,413 per annum

Start date: Position is available from October 1st 2018

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Prof. Matthew Griffin:
Please put reference number NUIG-126-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

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