Lecturer in Radical Pharma/Green Chemistry
University College Cork

Lecturer in Radical Pharma or Green Chemistry

UCC Futures – Future Pharmaceuticals

Lecturer in Radical Pharma or Green Chemistry
School of Chemistry & Analytical and Biological Chemistry Research Facility (ABCRF) & Environmental Research Institute (ERI)

Permanent Whole Time Post

This position is being filled as part of UCC Futures - Future Pharmaceuticals.

UCC wishes to appoint an academic with a demonstrable record of excellence and with significant potential to the role of Lecturer in Green Chemistry OR Radical Pharma, within the School of Chemistry https://www.ucc.ie/en/chemistry/, the ABCRF https://www.ucc.ie/en/abcrf/ and the Environmental Research Institute (https://www.ucc.ie/en/eri/). Reporting to the Head of Chemistry, the successful candidate will contribute to the teaching activities in Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and related areas, as well as the research strategy of the School, the ABCRF and the ERI. The successful candidate will be expected to fit directly into the ‘organic and pharmaceutical chemistry’ research pillar within the School of Chemistry and develop research programmes in this area. The successful candidate will also be expected to interact with researchers working in the SSPC Centre (https://sspc.ie/), a Science Foundation Ireland funded partnership between leading researchers in the solid state and pharmaceutical chemistry areas and industry.

Applicants interested in applying for the position should have a PhD in Organic or Green Chemistry and demonstrate a proven commitment to leadership and excellence in research and teaching as evidenced by a scholarly reputation of international standing.

The School of Chemistry (https://www.ucc.ie/en/chemistry/) within the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) comprises the academic disciplines of analytical, inorganic, organic, pharmaceutical and physical chemistry. The School offers three undergraduate programmes, as well as taught postgraduate diploma and MSc programmes in analytical chemistry. The School holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and is proactively committed to equality and diversity in the workplace.

The Analytical & Biological Chemistry Research Facility (ABCRF) is a state of the art interdisciplinary research centre housed in the Pharmacy Building, University College Cork. The ABCRF houses several state of the art Bruker NMR spectrometers (including a 600 MHz instrument). Electrospray Ionisation mass spectrometers from Waters/Micromass are available in at the ABCRF, including an LCT Premier Time of Flight and a Quattro triple quadrupole instrument. Both instruments are configured for high throughput liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LCMS).

The Environmental Research Institute is UCC’s flagship institute facilitating a transformation to a zero carbon, resource efficient, and sustainable society. The Institute brings together over 400 researchers from 20 University Schools and Departments and 6 Research Centres to address the global sustainability challenges of Climate Action, Circular Economy & Healthy Environment in a trans-disciplinary approach. The ERI is a leader in sustainability and environmental research, facilitating multi-disciplinary based research solutions to global challenges. The Institute focuses its research on three societal challenges - Climate Action, maintaining a Healthy Environment and transitioning to a Circular Economy.

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 https://ore.ucc.ie/. 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 the Head of School, Prof Anita Maguire a.maguire@ucc.ie. For further information on the School of Chemistry please visit https://www.ucc.ie/en/chemistry/. For more information on the ABCRF visit https://www.ucc.ie/en/abcrf/. For more information on the Environmental Research Institute please visit https://www.ucc.ie/en/eri/

University College Cork is committed to being a fully inclusive global university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are core values under our Strategic Plan. UCC holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advancing equality in higher education. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications of everybody, regardless of age, care-giving status, disability, ethnicity, gender and/or gender identity or expression status, nationality, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion/creed, and/or sexual orientation. We are committed to supporting all staff through flexible working schemes, family-friendly policies, training and development, and staff networks. We value the enrichment that comes from a diverse community and seek to promote equality, prevent discrimination and protect the human rights of each individual in line with equality legislation. We encourage applicants to consult our Dignity and Respect Policy and learn more about our EDI related initiatives .

Appointment may be made on the Lecturer Salary Scale: €72,602 - €81,217 (Scale B, Above the Bar) / €37,912 - €66,429 (Scale B, Below the Bar)

Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

University College Cork is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage you to reach out to us directly should you require assistance or reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https://ore.ucc.ie/). Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to recruitment@ucc.ie, quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday, 22nd June 2023

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

Contact Person : Prof Anita Maguire

Contact Email : a.maguire@ucc.ie

Job ID : 066352

Contact Number :

Close Date : 22-Jun-2023 12:00

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