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Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Experimental Physics

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University College Dublin, Ireland
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Last updated
Mar 29, 2018

Job Title: Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Experimental Physics
College: UCD College of Science School: UCD School of Physics Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date:
15th May 2018
Ref: 010229


Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Experimental Physics in the UCD School of Physics (permanent position). The preferred start date is 1st September 2018.

The appointee is expected to undertake a research programme of international repute in experimental physics, in an area associated with the School's Centre for Physics in Health and Medicine. The successful candidate's research will be in the broad field of Biophysics, with potential to impact on diagnostic or therapeutic applications, in areas such as: Molecular Bioimaging, Radiation Physics, Neutron Scattering, Detectors or Atomic or Molecular Interactions. The successful candidate will actively seek funding at national and international levels, show leadership in building their research group, publish in high-quality peer-reviewed journals, supervise research students in our MSc and PhD programmes, and establish collaborations with research groups in the School of Physics or elsewhere in UCD and beyond. The School particularly welcomes applicants who will be competitive in applying for ERC grants or similar research funding.

The successful candidate will coordinate and deliver elements of the School’s BSc and MSc taught Programmes, including classroom and laboratory teaching, project and group-work supervision, as well as inter-programme teaching. The appointee will contribute to the enhancement of teaching, learning, assessment and the overall student experience.

Note: Lecturer/Assistant Professor is the first position on a track with potential to reach full professorship at UCD. UCD is an equal opportunities employer.

The University:

University College Dublin is a large and diverse university whose origin dates back to 1854. There are over 26,000 students based in six Colleges, of whom over 6,000 are international students and 1500 are PhD students. The University strives to achieve the highest standards in the advancement of knowledge through research and scholarly publications. It communicates this knowledge to successive generations of students through excellence in teaching. The University also makes an active contribution to the interest and development of the wider community - regional, national and international.

The university is situated on a large modern campus located about 4 km south of the centre of Dublin. Further information on the University is available at .

The College of Science:

The UCD College of Science comprises of seven Schools, namely: Biology and Environmental Science, Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics.

The School of Physics (

The UCD School of Physics has a strong reputation for excellence in research and teaching, attracting students and staff of the highest international quality. The mission of the School of Physics is to promote knowledge and cultural and economic advancement, through excellence in research and teaching in physics (and related fields). The School has two over-arching research themes: Fundamental Physics and Physics in Health and Medicine. It is one of the leading Schools of Physics on the island of Ireland. Objectives of the School include:

  • To continue to provide first-class education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in which teaching is delivered by research-active academic staff to equip graduates for careers in physics and in a wide range of related disciplines.
  • To conduct excellent research in the School by establishing a critical mass of top-quality research teams and through increased funding from external sources.
  • To strengthen existing collaborations and develop new research links with international centres of excellence in physics and science in general.

The UCD School of Physics is committed to being an inclusive, collegial and diverse environment in which all staff and students, regardless of gender, civil or family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race or membership of the Traveller community, are respected and valued, and given the necessary support to overcome barriers and to achieve their full academic potential.

The Centre for Physics in Health and Medicine

The UCD Centre for Physics in Health and Medicine was established in 2017 as one of the School's strategic initiatives. It aims to create a multi-disciplinary environment of researchers to lead the translation of fundamental physics understanding and emerging state-of-the-art technologies into health and medical applications, and to contribute to the training of the next generation of physicists working in health-related sectors.

More information is available on the School's website,

95 Lecturer/Assistant Professor (above the bar) Salary Scale: €52,325 - €82,267 per annum

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

Closing Date: 17:00hrs (local Irish Time) on Tuesday, 15 May 2018

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 do not accept late applications.

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: