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  • Professor of Biochemistry
    School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
    University College, Cork

    Professor of Biochemistry
    (Scale 1)

    School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

    Permanent Whole Time Post

    UCC wishes to appoint an experienced academic to the role of Professor of Biochemistry within the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology.

    The School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology is a central and highly active School in the life sciences at UCC with a broad focus on the modern disciplines of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, including Molecular and Synthetic Biology and Bioinformatics, as well as the application of these areas in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Biotechnology.

    The School has a strong research ethos, and an excellent track record of publication in high impact journals and securing competitive research funding. Research is clustered in three areas: Cancer Biology, Neuroscience and an emerging area of Synthetic Biology. Several Biochemistry staff members are also embedded in externally funded research centres in the University. The School has been at the forefront in developing externally funded structured PhD programmes in Cancer Biology and Molecular Cell Biology, and also offers MRes programmes and one-year MSc programmes in Biotechnology and Molecular Cell Biology with Bio-innovation. The immediate ambition of the School is to expand its high-quality research in line with the University’s plan to support excellence in research and to promote and develop top quality graduate training in the broad area of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. The School is a member of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) and is also a member of the School of Medicine in the College of Medicine and Health. In addition to the flagship BSc degree in Biochemistry, the School is a key contributor to four other BSc degrees (Biomedical Science, Genetics, Biotechnology and Medicine and Health Sciences) in collaboration with Schools in SEFS and Medicine, and also contributes to Medicine, Graduate Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy degree programmes in the pre-clinical years.

    The successful candidate will be expected to have a doctorate in Biochemistry or a relevant area and demonstrate a proven commitment to leadership and excellence in research and teaching as evidenced by a scholarly reputation of international standing. She/he should lead a research programme compatible with research activity of the School, in line with national and international funding strategies, and ideally but not restricted to the area of cancer research. She/he is expected to have a strong track record of sustained peer-reviewed publications and will have a record of fostering a culture of teaching and research excellence. She/he is expected to take a leadership role in the School.

    The Professor of Biochemistry will have access to facilities and research space within the School and will also have opportunities to associate with and contribute to the development of existing research centres and Institutes in the School and UCC.

    Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

    For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

    Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor Rosemary O’Connor Tel: 021 490 1312, Email: Further information on the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology please visit

    Appointment may be made on the Professor Salary Scale: €115,888 - €148,872(Scale B) / €110,221 - €141,428 (Scale A) Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

    Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title.

    Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on 17th September 2019.

    No late applications will be accepted.


    Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector

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