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  March 03, 2014  
NUI Galway

Experienced Researcher in Phage Display / Antibody Expression


National University of Ireland, Galway

Ref. No. NUIG 18-14

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a one year fixed term contract position of Postdoctoral Researcher at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The project is funded by the European Commission through the Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) programme.

Organisation: The EPiCstent Consortium is an industry-academia partnership of scientists, engineers and clinicians engaged in developing functionalised biomaterials for clinical applications. Partner groups are located in Ireland (NUI Galway and Vornia Ltd) and Poland (Wrocław University of Technology, Wrocław Medical University, and Balton Sp. z.o.o.). NUI Galway has particular research strengths in biomedical engineering and is located in one of Europe’s largest clusters of medical device industries. For more information on the Consortium, see https://sites.google.com/site/mariecurieiappconsortium/. This Experienced Researcher position will be based in Dr Gerard Wall’s group at NUI Galway (www.nuigalway.ie/microbiology/dr_gerard_wall.html and http://www.nfb.ie/people/wall-gerard).

Job Description:

The Consortium is focussed on the development of a novel cardiovascular stent with tethered antibodies for improved in vivo performance using state-of-the-art technologies. The current position will involve:

  • ·         Isolation of scFv antibody fragments against cells and protein antigens using phage display technology
  • ·         Expression and purification of scFvs in E. coli
  • ·         Engineering of functional moieties for scFv immobilisation
  • ·         Co-ordination and management of the project in an independent manner.


Candidates should have a postgraduate degree in a biomedical field and a track record in research and development. They must have significant experience in the field of phage display technology and recombinant protein expression and be highly motivated. In line with the trans-national mobility requirements of the funding instrument, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the commencement date.

A very attractive salary and mobility allowance is attached to this fellowship; please see Annex 3 of the attached link for full details:


Start date: From June-Sept 2014

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

For informal enquiries about the position, please contact Dr Gerard Wall: gerard.wall@nuigalway.ie


To Apply: Applicants are requested to submit a i) covering letter, ii) CV, and iii) contact details of three referees to Dr Gerard Wall (gerard.wall@nuigalway.ie).

Please put reference number NUIG 18-14 in subject line of application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday, 11th April 2014.

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.



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