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Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Plant Sciences - Post Reference: 010353

University College Dublin is seeking to appoint a Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Plant Biology, to the School of Biology & Environmental Science. We are looking for a candidate with research interests in the broad area of plant ecology or biodiversity who will contribute to the Plant Biology and Environmental Science research of the School. All areas of plant science are welcome, but we would have particular interest in candidates undertaking research in aspects of climate change and/or terrestrial or aquatic biodiversity.

The candidate is expected to lead an original and innovative scientific research programme as well as contribute to the teaching of plant ecology/biodiversity or plant related climate change biology. The candidate should complement and engage with current academic staff and research programmes within the School and wider UCD community. The University has several research platforms that the candidate will be able to avail of, including the PEAC controlled environmental facility, a molecular research facility, the Rosemount environmental research station with glasshouse space, a biological imaging suite, a metabolomic analysis suite, a phenotyping platform, and the Dooary Forest research platform.

Candidates should have a PhD in an appropriate discipline and will be expected to provide teaching of various aspects of biology primarily in the Plant Biology and Environmental Biology undergraduate degree programmes. The candidate will also contribute to graduate programmes delivered by the School. Applications should also include a 5-year relevant research plan detailing possible funding opportunities, and a teaching portfolio.



95 Lecturer/Assistant Professor (above the bar) Salary Scale: €52,325 - €82,267 per annum. Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

*Engage actively in research and scholarly activity appropriate to the School, and in interdisciplinary areas where relevant
*Maintain a high international reputation in terms of publication output and other dissemination activities
*Provide and support teaching in undergraduate modules, graduate programmes as well as structured PhD programmes; primarily, although not limited to, the areas of plant biology, environmental biology and ecology
*Provide academic counselling and advice to students
*Promote inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary initiatives within the School and University
*Establish and foster collaboration with relevant bodies outside of the University; for example national agencies
*Promote the development of the School, College and University
*Participate in the academic administration of the School and appropriate University bodies
*Act as a member of School and University committees as required
*Undertake other duties, as requested by the Head of School, that are commensurate with the nature and grade of the post

Commencement Date: 1st September 2018 or subject to agreement

Selection Criteria:


*Possess a PhD in an appropriate biology discipline
*Be able to demonstrate an internationally recognised record of peer-reviewed published research
*Demonstrated interest and ability in field biology-based research
*Proven capacity to collaborate with other researchers
*Proven ability to attract competitive research funding
*Willingness to teach biology and lead field trips


*Proven ability to teach at University level, as evidenced by previous experience
*Record of student supervision
*Editorial board membership of relevant scientific journals
*Evidence of participation in public outreach activities



Applications must be made online via

Post Reference: 010353

Deadline for receipt of applications: 1700 hrs (GMT), 20th June 2018


Informal Enquiries:

Prof. Jeremy Simpson

Head, School of Biology and Environmental Science


Tel: +353-1-716-2345

Dublin, IE

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