Research Assistant Position Available

A part-time/full-time research assistant position is now available in the Centre for Arthritis and Rheumatic diseases, Education Research Centre, St Vincent’s Rheumatology Hospital and Molecular Rheumatology, TCD. The main focus of the research is to investigate the key mechanisms involved in synovial invasion, immune cell dysfunction, metabolism and joint destruction.

Duties will include

  • Ordering and e-procurement
  • Biobanking/Cell culture
  • Support current research team with experimental procedures
  • Raise purchase orders and track and process the payment of invoices
  • Organise the transport of samples with industry partners
  • Liaise with clinical colleagues regarding patients samples
  • Maintain laboratory stocks and equipment


Applicants should have an interest in research and work well in a multidisciplinary group. Key techniques in this project include: cell culture, immunohistochemistry and ELISA. Applicants with a degree in a Biological Science subject or related field or practical skills are encouraged to apply.

Salary will be on the IUA Research Assistant salary scale at a point based on level of experience for 2 years.

Closing Date: Applications should be made to Fearonu@tcd.ie  Aug 31th 2019.

For informal enquiries and further information, contact, wadesi@tcd.ie or fearonu@tcd.ie, Centre for Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases SVUH and Molecular Rheumatology TCD.

Applications to wadesi@tcd.ie

Charlene Foley PhD May 1st 2019


Congrats to Dr Charlene Foley on successful PhD viva defence, which focused on Inflammatory Arthritis in children with Down Syndrome


Newman 30th Anniversary Dinner


Prof Ursula Fearon discusses the the success of  the Newman Fellowship programme for Rheumatology training and research.