Postdoctoral Researcher in Anatomy and Neuroscience

University College Cork


Post-Doctoral Researcher, APC Microbiome Ireland and Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience

2 Years, Fixed-Term, Whole-time Post

Position summary

Aburto Lab at APC Microbiome Ireland/Dept. of Anatomy and Neuroscience wish to recruit a Post-Doctoral Researcher.
The project aims to understand how gut microbial signals modulate radial glial fate and dynamics and how this can be a modulator for the neurodevelopmental phenotype derived from genetic mutations. We will use in vivo an ex vivo models. The appointee will be focusing on performing single cell sequencing on the developing cortex and CSF metabolomics to understand how microbial signals at the CSF could modulate RG at the ventricular interface. Experience in mouse handling, computational biology such as scRNA sequencing and metabolomics and analysis of large datasets will be highly valued.

The appointee work directly with the Aburto Lab group. Our work focuses on the role of the gut microbiota in brain development and main techniques we use are mouse experiments with microbiota manipulations, brain histology, immunofluorescence, RNA extraction and analysis, cell culture, tissue culture and microscopy. Experience in these disciplines will be highly valued.

UCC is an accredited research organisation and as such can form hosting agreements with third country nationals (and non-EEA nationals) for the purpose of conducting research in the University.

Project Title: Radial Glia as Neurodevelopmental Mediators of Gut Microbiota Signals

Post Duration: 2 years

Salary: €39,522 - €46,906 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

For an information package including further details of the post see

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr. Maria Rodriguez Aburto, Email:

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Wednesday, 31 August 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

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Contact Person : Dr. Maria Rodriguez Aburto

Contact Email :

Job ID : 058651

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Close Date : 31-Aug-2022 12:00

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