Lectureship in Microbiology

University College Cork School of Microbiology

Lectureship in Microbiology, School of Microbiology

Specific Purpose Whole-time Post
(anticipated duration of 2.5 years)

University College Cork wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Microbiology. Reporting to the Head of School, the candidate will join a School with an established track-record for excellence in teaching, research, publication and engagement with external stakeholders. The School of Microbiology is a modern, vibrant unit, performing internationally recognized research and delivering high quality teaching programmes in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) and the College of Medicine and Health at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The School achieved a 5/5 score in the last Research Quality Review and an ‘excellent’ score in its periodic Quality Review of its academic programmes. Staff of the School are significant contributors to the research activities of the UCC-based APC Microbiome Institute and the Environmental Research Institute and have extensive international collaborations. Potential candidates should refer to www.ucc.ie/en/microbiology/research for further information on the School’s research activities.

In its teaching and research activities the School has maintained a broad interest across the major sub-disciplines of Microbiology (Food, Medical, Food & Health, Environment Biotechnology, Virology) in addition to fostering a core of fundamental technology platforms such as bioinformatics, molecular genetics, genomics, microbial physiology, metagenomics). We are now seeking to strengthen our activities by appointing a Lectureship in Virology with an emphasis on molecular approaches to the study of human viruses. The primary function of the appointee will contribute to our undergraduate and post-graduate Microbiology-related degrees programmes. Applicants for the posts must therefore have a PhD and research experience, but also show experience (or evidence of potential) in teaching and examining at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels. The appointee will be encouraged to develop formal skills and qualifications in pedagogic methods. They will also be encouraged to identify collaborative opportunities with research programmes within and outside the School of Microbiology, in order to develop their own research credentials and also the virology research profile of the School.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see https://ore.ucc.ie/. The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor Paul O’Toole Tel: 353-(0)21-490 3997 Email: pwotoole@ucc.ie For further information on the School of Microbiology UCC, see http://www.ucc.ie/en/microbiology

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at https://www.ucc.ie/en/edi/policies/ and initiatives at https://www.ucc.ie/en/edi/implementation/ and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.

Appointment may be made on the Lectureship Salary Scale: €34,748 – €61,370 / €67,073 – €86,241 (Scale B).
Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https://ore.ucc.ie/). Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to recruitment@ucc.ie, quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday, 29th June 2021.

No late applications will be accepted.


Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector

Contact Person : Prof Paul O'Toole

Contact Email : pwotoole@ucc.ie

Job ID : 046632

Contact Number :

Close Date : 29-Jun-2021 12:00