Research jobs: The Quad at UCC
APC Microbiome has announced 50 research jobs at a new facility, set to open today at University College Cork

50 new research jobs for Cork’s APC Microbiome

28 Aug 2015

APC Microbiome – formerly Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre – has announced the creation of 50 new research jobs ahead of the launch of its new facility, a national centre of excellence for food and medicine research at University College Cork.

The research jobs will be across a wide range of science-related fields.

“These are hi-tech jobs, generally for people with basic degrees in the sciences… biochemistry, microbiology, [and] immunology,” said APC Microbiome director Prof Fergus Shanahan.

APC is a gastrointestinal health research institute exploring the role gastrointestinal bacteria (microbiome) play in health and disease.

According to Shanahan, the creation of the research jobs has been made possible by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funding, which enabled APC to secure new industrial partnerships.

APC has been able to establish relationships with international companies that, hitherto, have had no association with Ireland.

The new facility at UCC will be officially launched by Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine and Defence Simon Coveney later this morning.

Recruitment for the research jobs begins today (28 August).

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Kirsty Tobin
By Kirsty Tobin

Kirsty Tobin served as careers editor of Silicon Republic from 2015 up to August 2017. When she was younger, she had a dream where she started and won a fight with a T-Rex, so she’s pretty sure she kicked butt at this, too. Passions include eating all the cake, watching more TV than is healthy and sassy comebacks.

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