Lecturer below the Bar in Genomics/Nutrigenomics
Contract Type: Tenure Track (five year fixed term). During the term of the contract the successful applicant will have the opportunity to apply for tenure in accordance with the University's Policy and Procedures for Granting Multi-annual Status to Entry-level Academic Staff
Salary Scale: €38,731 - €53,249 p.a.
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The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday, 13th February 2018.
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TITLE OF POST: Lecturer below the bar in Genomics/Nutrigenomics
LOCATION: University of Limerick
REPORTS TO: Head of Department
CONTRACT TYPE: Tenure Track (five year fixed term). During the term of the contract the successful applicant will have the opportunity to apply for tenure in accordance with the University's Policy and Procedures for Granting Multi-annual Status to Entry-level Academic Staff
SALARY SCALE: €38,731 - €53,249 p.a.
OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
The Department of Biological Sciences is one of three departments within the School of Natural Sciences in the Faculty of Science + Engineering. The School of Natural Sciences currently hosts 112 PhD and 23 MSc students and 72 postdoctoral associates and research fellows. The School of Natural Sciences published 182 publications in World of Science journals in 2016 and has received over €38 million in funding in the past 3 years. The Department of Biological Sciences offers postgraduate programmes by research to masters and doctorate levels in a variety of disciplines such as, environmental biology, cell biology protein chemistry, equine science, food science, food microbiology, and microbial ecology. The University’s Strategic Plan is committed to food and health and biopharmaceuticals as an integral part of its academic and research objectives.
The Department offers undergraduate programmes in Bioscience, Food Science and Health and Equine Science. It also makes a significant contribution to programmes such as BSc Biological Sciences (Education), BSc Environmental Science, BSc Industrial Biochemistry and BSc Nursing and Midwifery. The recently launched BSc programme in Bioscience will provide graduates with degree level competences in this commercially important area of Life Science. The appointee will support the BSc Bioscience, providing teaching expertise in genomics, cell biology and molecular biology while adding a novel and important dimension to existing research interests in food science, biomedical science or biopharmaceuticals that link with the Bernal Institute and/or the Health Research Institute.
The Department now wishes to recruit a Lecturer below the Bar in Genomics/Nutrigenomics to support its teaching and research mission. The Department seeks exceptional applicants whose research complements existing research themes within the Faculty in the area(s) of food and health or biopharmaceuticals. Particular consideration will be given to candidates with a basic or translational research program in genomics/nutrigenomics with specific application to functional foods or biopharmaceuticals.
Candidates ideally should have substantial post-doctoral experience, a record of independent research achievements and an appropriate publication record. Candidates should have the ability to lecture to students in the sciences and be committed to teaching excellence. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent research programme supported by extramural funding and to supervise postgraduate research students. The successful candidate is expected to be able to work independently as well as contribute to research centres/groups, such as the Bernal Institute (http://www.bernalinstitute.com/ or the Health Research Institute (http://www.ul.ie/research/hri) to develop and enhance the subject areas of food science and health or biopharmaceuticals.
Candidates must include a research plan (up to two pages in length) describing the research that the candidate would envisage undertaking if offered the position at the University of Limerick and a teaching plan (up to two pages in length) detailing how the candidate would contribute to teaching and learning if offered the position. These plans should include how the applicant would propose to advance programme offerings and research activities in the area of Bioscience, Food Science, and Biopharmaceuticals.
The successful candidate will be required to contribute to the delivery and organisation of teaching their subject within the Department of Biological Sciences, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and to develop a research programme which complements existing research themes within the Department in the area(s) of food and health or biopharmaceuticals.
· Development and delivery of new Biological Science modules and programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level
· Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate projects
· Develop your research and scholarly activities in areas that enhance or complement the Department’s existing research areas. You will be encouraged to develop your research profile at the national and international level and to compete for research funding
· Undertake some management and administrative responsibilities in support of the academic activities of the Department
Other relevant duties commensurate with the grade of the post as may be assigned by the Head of the Department.