Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Comparative Animal Epigenetics, UCD School of Biology & Environmental Biology, Permanent

University College Dublin is seeking to appoint a Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Comparative Animal Epigenetics, to the School of Biology & Environmental Science. We are looking for a candidate with research interests in the area of comparative epigenetics, with specialisation in animal evolutionary and/or ecological epigenetics, who will contribute to the ‘Genetics and Evolutionary Biology’ research theme of the School.

The candidate should study environmentally driven epigenetic variation (preferably in natural populations) and the heritability and evolutionary impact of these epigenetic effects, within and across species.

The candidate is expected to lead an original and innovative scientific research programme as well as contribute to the teaching of zoology, genetics and comparative biology. The candidate should complement and engage with current academic staff and research programmes within the School and wider UCD community.

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

Salary Scale: €52,325 - €82,267 per annum
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

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.

Closing date: 17.00hrs (GMT) on Tuesday, 31st July 2018

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CVs submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

For more information and to submit your application please click on this link and search for reference number: 010383

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

http://www.ucd.ie/hr/t4cms/Academic%20Contract.pdf