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Senior/Tech Officer, Biology and Envirn Science, Perm

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13 Jul 2024

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Applications are invited for two permant posts of a Technical Officer/Senior Technical Officer within UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science.

The School offers a diverse portfolio of programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including BSc degrees in Environmental Biology, Plant Biology and Zoology, Cell & Molecular Biology, and taught MSc degrees in Applied Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability (Online), Biological and Biomolecular Science, and Global Change Biology. We also contribute to the BSc degree in Sustainability.

The successful candidate will join the current team of technical staff and will provide support for both the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research activities in the general areas of environmental biology, plant biology and zoology including training of students and researchers as necessary. The appointee will be expected to engage in relevant activities in the field and the laboratory including preparation and tidying up of laboratories for classes and training of students and researchers as necessary.
95 Technical Officer\ 2013 Salary Scale: €45,293 - €59,522 per annum
95 Senior Technical Officer\ 2013 Salary Scale: €53,520 - €70,183 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 the 4th of July 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.
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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.

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