Job ID: 60505

PhD studying the Microbiota-Gut- Brain Axis in the context of early life perturbations

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 15 October 2021

Employment Start Date: 1 November 2021

City: Cork

Country: Ireland

Institution: APC Microbiome, University College Cork

Department:

Description:

Applications are invited from individuals interested in enrolling in a PhD programme
in Behavioural Neuroscience and Microbiome-gut-brain axis pertaining to early life perturbations (Antibiotic exposure, C-section delivery) as part of the research group headed by Prof. John F. Cryan.

We are looking for interested and highly motivated applicants with an
educational background in Neuroscience, Physiology, Pharmacology; Microbiology. Experience in the neuroscience field and practical experience in standard molecular biology, cell culture and bioinformatics are desired, willingness to perform animal research is required.

They will be expected to make an outstanding contribution to the preclinical arm of the laboratory and to work towards successfully meeting the goals and objectives of the project. The candidate should have excellent communication skills, a good command of the English language and be highly motivated to work in a multidisciplinary team in the Microbiota-Gut- Brain Axis laboratory at APC Microbiome Ireland.

This laboratory uses state of the art neurobiological techniques to relate changes in behavioural phenotype, as a consequence of gastrointestinal microbiota intervention strategies, with changes in immune, stress, neuroendocrine and neurotransmitter systems. The program is highly interdisciplinary, utilising behaviour, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, electrophysiology and brain circuit determination coupled with metabolomics & microbiome analysis.

Applications (Curriculum Vitae with cover letter and contact details for at least two referees) and informal queries should be sent for the attention of Dr Eoin Gunnigle by e-mail
to eoin.gunnigle@ucc.ie.