Skip to main content

This job has expired

Lecturer in Genetic Engineering and Plant Biology, School of Biology & Environmental Biology

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£53,190.41 - £84,228.29 per annum
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

View more

Job Details

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Lecturer in Genetic Engineering and Plant Biology within UCD School of Biology & Environmental Biology.

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer/Assistant Professor (above the bar) in Genetic Engineering and Plant Biology with research expertise in (but not limited to) at least one of the following areas, genetic engineering, plant disease, cell culture, protein structure and function, enzymology.

This is a full-time, 5-year academic post in the School of Biology & Environmental Science at University College Dublin. The School offers a diverse portfolio of programmes, including BSc degrees in Cell & Molecular Biology, Plant Biology, Zoology and Environmental Biology as well as co-teaching a BSc degree in Genetics. At postgraduate level the School delivers MSc degrees in Biological & Biomolecular Science (by negotiated learning), Applied Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability, Plant Biology & Biotechnology. The School also contributes to joint BSc degrees in Biological Sciences, Horticulture, Food Quality and Safety with South China Agricultural University (SCAU) in Guangzhou in China.

95 Lecturer / Assistant Professor (above the bar) Salary Scale: €61,617 - 97,572 per annum

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

Closing date: 12:00 noon (local Irish time) on 19th of June 2024

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 12:00 noon (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.

Note: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow link below: Contract.pdf

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


UCD is Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 37,000 students drawn from 152 countries, including over 4,500 students based at locations outside of Ireland. 
The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years; it is currently ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide.
As Ireland's largest university, with its great strength and diversity of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland through the study of people, society, business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as through research and innovation. 
Over the last decade UCD researchers have increased their annual number of papers in the international literature by 39% and have authored more than 34,000 papers in total. 56% of the papers were co-authored with researchers from more than 130 countries. These papers are cited by other researchers at a rate that is 73% above the world average.
Located within 4km's of Dublin city centre, the Belfield campus is a carefully landscaped, modern campus. Employees can avail of world class facilities and participate in a range of engagement activities.
There is a diverse range of staff at UCD, with employment opportunities frequently presenting themselves in the following areas:

  • Academic
  • Administrative
  • Buildings and Services
  • IT Services
  • Laboratory
  • Library
  • Research
  • Technical 

Imagine yourself in a workplace with a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for all staff and students. UCD is committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly.
Learn more about equality and diversity in UCD, including our new Dignity & Respect Support Service.
Visit the Work at UCD page to explore further benefits of working at UCD and to apply for a role.

Company info

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert