Careers in the Plant Sciences

Assistant Professor in Plant Sciences

University College Dublin - Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Position Title: Assistant Professor in Plant Sciences
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Application Review Begins: Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Application Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017
Institution: University College Dublin
Department/Division: School of Biology and Environmental Scienec
Field (e.g., systematics): Plant/crop physiology
City: Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
General Information: University College Dublin is seeking to appoint a Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Plant Sciences, to the School of Biology & Environmental Science. We are looking for a candidate with research interests in the broad area of plant or crop physiology who will contribute to the ‘Plant Science’ research theme of the School. All areas of plant science are welcome, but we would have particular interest in candidates undertaking research in aspects of photosynthesis. The applicant’s research should ideally address a key theme of the School, namely ‘how to predict and mitigate the impact of climate/environmental change on agriculture, forestry and the natural environment'.

The candidate is expected to lead an original and innovative scientific research programme as well as contribute to the teaching of plant physiology, plant ecology or 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 glasshouses space, a biological imaging suite, a metabolomic analysis suite, a phenotyping platform, and the Dooary Forest research platform.
Qualifications/Requirements: Candidates should have a PhD in an appropriate discipline
Responsibilities: The candidate will be expected to provide teaching of various aspects of biology primarily in the Environmental Biology and Plant Biology undergraduate degree programmes. The candidate will also contribute to graduate programmes delivered by the School.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): 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.

Applications should also include a 5-year relevant research plan detailing possible funding opportunities, and a teaching portfolio.

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

Note: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow link below:
Compensation Range: Salary Scale: €50,807 - €76,936 per annum
Contact Name: Associate Professor Paul McCabe,