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Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Applied Plant Biology

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£52,019.85 - £82,374.91 per annum
Closing date
12 Dec 2023

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Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Applied Plant Biology within UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science.

This is a temporary post in the UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science within the Environment & Sustainable Resource Management Section. The appointee will join a team of 19 full-time academics within the Section who are involved with teaching and research in agri-environmental sciences, crop protection, soil science, nutrient management, wildlife conservation, forestry and horticulture. The appointee will be responsible for teaching in applied plant biology, soil science and research skills in agriculture and horticulture. Core responsibilities will include the coordination and delivery of existing undergraduate modules (NFQ Level 8) and postgraduate modules (NFQ Level 9), including lectures, practicals, problem-based learning tutorials and student assessment. The appointee will be required to contribute to the research activities and academic administration within the Section. This may include management of an X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) facility and to assist in research activities in this area. For research related duties, the appointee would ideally have expertise in root biology, root-soil interactions, soil physics and soil biology. Familiarity with root phenotyping techniques and experience of X-ray CT or image-based plant phenotyping methods would be an advantage

Salary Scale: 95 Lecturer/Asst Professor Above The Bar Salary: € 60,261 - € 95,425

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 12th of December 2023.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

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Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:


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