PROSENSE (ER4) - Device integration and validation with clinical samples
24 month Experienced Researcher position.
Supervisor: Prof Richard O'Kennedy (Biomedical Diagnostics Institute / School of Biotechnology)
In this project, assays and sensor platforms performance will be assessed with clinically relevant samples for the detection of prostate cancer biomarkers.
This programme will coordinate selection of the most appropriate target prostate cancer biomarkers for use within the PROSENSE network. The findings will be assessed by the network with additional clinical input. A major focus of the programme will be to ensure integration of the research outputs of the network in developing appropriate assays. This will generate an excellent environment for those undergoing training to experience ‘first-hand’ how successful outcomes can be achieved through close co-operation and a highly integrated approach. Finally, the developed assays will be rigorously validated for their performance characteristics in clinical samples.
PROSENSE is a coordinated research training network involving academia, industry and hospitals, bringing together training across disciplines and across sectors, complemented by researcher career development tools. A full programme of cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral secondments, training and events will enable PROSENSE to promote interaction, knowledge exchange and collaboration in the multidisciplinary field of biosensor design with the aim of developing improved devices for prostate cancer diagnosis, prognosis and treatments. It will increase understanding of clinical relevance of prostate cancer biomarkers and elucidate how the concurrent analysis of biomarkers can inform therapy; improve sensitivity, selectivity, robustness and speed of biosensing technologies for the simultaneous screening of biomarkers; develop lab-on-a-chip devices requiring minute amounts of clinical samples and increase likelihood of viable fit-for-purpose prostate cancer biosensing products.
Candidate should have a good honours degree in the fields of Biotechnology, Immunology, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Genetics, Cell Biology or a related area. Ideally a good knowledge of biosensing validation would be very valuable.
Nr of positions available : 1
Chemistry - Biochemistry
Engineering - Biomedical engineering
Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Very attractive salary and mobility allowance
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- At the time of recruitment you must have less than 5 years since the degree that enables you to embark into a PhD;
- At the time of recruitment you must have a PhD or at least 4 years of research experience;
- You can be of any nationality but cannot have spent more than 12 months in the last 3 years in Ireland.
To better plan and organise their stay in a foreign European country, researchers and their families can also benefit of the free and personalised assistance offered by the EURAXESS Services Centres, a network of more than 200 centres located in 40 different European countries.
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