Bicoll © Kai Lamottke
Bicoll © Kai Lamottke


Research Lecturer – Neuroscience at FutureNeuro

As part of the ambitious growth and expansion plans for the Centre, we are seeking an innovative Research Lecturer to join FutureNeuro and complement the existing strengths at RCSI. The College has set a strategic objective to support up-and-coming research leaders to establish world- leading research teams and contribute to the continued development of teaching and world- class research programmes at RCSI.


RCSI’s Strategic Academic Recruitment (StAR) Programme is an ambitious initiative to accelerate the delivery of innovative, impactful research in the health sciences. Under the StAR Programme, RCSI prioritises the nurturing of research talent through the commitment of a wealth of resources, all focused on a collegial academic and teaching environment that encourages each RCSI researcher to develop and grow. To coincide with the launch of FutureNeuro, the SFI Research Centre of Excellence for chronic and rare neurological diseases, RCSI is seeking an ambitious, visionary researcher to embark with us on the latest exciting phase in our research mission in neuroscience.


We are interested in candidates working in any field relevant to brain structure and function and chronic and rare neurological diseases. Research excellence and potential is the primary focus of the recruitment. However, we would particularly welcome applications from individuals working with the following technologies:


  •    Model organisms (c elegans, drosophila, zebrafish)
  •    IPS and cerebral organoid research
  •    Single cell sequencing and/or RNA editing
  •    Genomic Medicine
  •    Genetics/Epigenetics
  •    Application of gene editing technology


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Post-Doctoral Research Position – Bioinformatics/Computer Science


FutureNeuro is a new national research centre focused on chronic and rare neurological diseases, funded by Science Foundation Ireland and based at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. FutureNeuro brings together multidisciplinary scientific teams with clinicians and industry to deliver advances in diagnostic medicine, personalized and network therapeutics, cross-linked by a national e-Health infrastructure platform that is disease-focused.

FutureNeuro is currently recruiting a Post-Doctorate on Bioinformatics


The successful candidate will join the team of Prof David Henshall working on molecular mechanisms controlling gene expression, biomarkers and treatments for Epilepsy. Recent research by the team has focused on how small noncoding RNAs called microRNAs control aberrant gene expression in the epileptic brain and explored targeting these and their biomarker potential. The team were also the first to report genome-wide DNA methylation changes in epilepsy. The purpose of the current role is to drive the analysis of RNA sequencing data to discover new noncoding RNAs, identify RNA editing and link these to novel pathways, targets and mechanisms of epilepsy. The researcher will have access to extensive pre-existing RNA seq datasets as well as newly generated RNAseq data from human brain tissue and biofluid samples from epilepsy patients, animal models and induced pluripotent stem cell models of genetic epilepsies.


Department:      Physiology & Medical Physics- FutureNeuro Research Centre
Tenure:              Specified Purpose Contract for up to 24 months initially
Salary:               Appointable at Level 2 on the Postdoctoral Researcher scale depending on prior experience 
Reporting to:     Prof David C. Henshall
Employed by:    RCSI, 123 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, Ireland D02 YN77

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