Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Academic Position: Lecturer below the Bar in Genomics/Nutrigenomics


 
 
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.
 
Further information for applicants and application material is available online from:
 
The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday, 13th February 2018.
Applications must be completed online before 12 noon, Irish Standard Time on the closing date.
 
Please email erecruitment@ul.ie if you experience any difficulties
 
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Further particulars
 
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.

JOB DESCRIPTION
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in genomics or a closely related discipline, ideally with particular emphasis on molecular-level interaction between nutrients and the genome with relevance to nutrition, food science or biopharma
  • Primary degree in biological science, molecular biology, or a closely related area

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
  • Deliver lectures and laboratories at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the areas of Molecular Biology, Genomics, and Cell Biology
  • Supervise undergraduate, Masters’ Degree & Doctoral research students and conduct relevant research that will align with the existing research activity within the Department of Biological Sciences and the Faculty of Science + Engineering
  • Provide assistance in the co-ordination and administration of Departmental and Faculty programmes and activities

DESCRIPTION:

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.  


Essential criteria
  • Doctorate degree (level 10 NFQ) in genomics or a closely related discipline, ideally with particular emphasis on molecular-level interaction between nutrients and the genome with relevance to nutrition, food science or biopharma
  • Primary degree in biological science, molecular biology, or a closely related area
  • Developing and relevant publication record in genomics/nutrigenomics with a focus related to either food science or biopharmaceuticals
  • Skills in a range of cutting edge laboratory or in silico techniques in molecular biology, gene regulation, gene expression and bioinformatics research
  • Ability to teach biological science and genomics at degree level


Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrated success in obtaining grant funding
  • Experience as an independent and team researcher in genomics/nutrogenomics with application in the areas of either food science or biopharmaceuticals.
  • Experience/capacity to supervise postgraduate students to PhD level
  • A record of independent research in cell biology


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.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:
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.

KEY TASKS
  • Responsible for lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, setting, moderation and marking of examinations and assessment at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels within the Department
·         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.




 
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