Research Assistant in Microbiome

University College Cork School of Food and Nutritional Sciences


Research Assistant, APC Microbiome Ireland

12 Months, Fixed-Term, Whole-time Post

Position summary

The School of Food and Nutritional Sciences in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, UCC is internationally recognised for excellence in education, research, and training programmes. It is unique in Ireland for its commitment to food science and technology, food business, food biotechnology, food, and health. The School of Food and Nutritional Sciences in UCC has been, and remains, majorly involved in national, international and industrial research programmes. It occupies a dedicated Food Science and Technology complex, including an extensive food processing hall (cheese, bakery, beverage and muscle foods) and a range of specialised laboratory facilities (food packaging, sensory, shelf-life testing). Currently, Cereal and Beverage Science Research Group (CBSRG) consists of 1 Senior research coordinator - Lab Manager, 4 post-docs, 10 PhD students, and 3 MSc students. The state-of-the-art analytical and processing facilities allow us to perform research at the highest scientific level. The CBSRG has been successful in securing funding from Anheuser-Busch InBev, Leuven, Belgium.
Hence, we are currently recruiting for the following Research Assistant post with qualified knowledge on analytical protein chemistry to investigate protein functionality, for which funding has been awarded for one year.

Post Duration: 12 Months

Salary: €27,109 - €36,422 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

Project Title: Investigation of physicochemical properties of plant-derived protein sources

For an information package including further details of the post see

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Emanuele Zannini, Senior Research Co-Ordinator, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences 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 Friday, 28 January 2022.

No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at and initiatives at and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.


Contact Person : Dr Emanuele Zannini

Contact Email :

Job ID : 052692

Contact Number :

Close Date : 28-Jan-2022 12:00

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