Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Cell EXPLORERS Engagement of Young People in Hands-On Science

 


Cell EXPLORERS UL is just finishing its 8th year of science engagement. The UL team is led by Audrey O’Grady, Stephanie Brosnan and Mary Barrett. Since commencing in 2015 we now have a dedicated space in the department for CE. The team is made up of Academics, Technicians, Undergrads and Postgrads, and we are always looking for more people to join!


The aim of CE is to:

·         Promote modern biology, science and research

·         Combat the stereotypical image of scientist

·         Change perceptions on science and inform on scientific careers

·         Train next generation of science communicators/educators

 

For more information email: audrey.ogrady@ul.ie

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Lecturer position in Food Science and Nutrition to be filled immediately

A full time Lecturer position is available from 1.1.23 to 31.5.23 in Food Science and Nutrition at the Department of Biological Sciences in UL. The successful candidate would teach modules on UL campus so it's necessary to be based in Limerick or nearby. To express your interest, please email your cv to the Head of the Department Ioannis Zabetakis (ioannis.zabetakis@ul.ie).


Friday, October 21, 2022

we are hiring: Senior Technical Officer/Technical Officer - Biological Sciences



Applications are invited for the following position:

Faculty of Science & Engineering

School of Natural Sciences/Biological Sciences

Senior Technical Officer/Technical Officer – Multiannual

Salary Scale: Senior Technical Officer: €53,991 - €62,158

                         Technical Officer: €34,793 - €51,148

Informal enquiries regarding the post may be directed to:


Dr Ioannis Zabetakis
Head

Department of Biological Sciences
University of Limerick

Email: Ioannis.Zabetakis@ul.ie

The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 8th November 2022.
Applications must be completed online before 12 noon, Irish Standard Time on the closing date.

The University of Limerick supports blended working.

Please confirm that you are currently eligible to work in Ireland. Applications by candidates who are not eligible to work in Ireland will not be processed.

Please email erecruitment@ul.ie if you experience any difficulties

Applications are welcome from suitably qualified candidates.
The University of Limerick holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advancing equality in higher education. The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to selection on merit welcoming applicants from all sections of the community. The University has a range of initiatives to support a family friendly working environment, including flexible working.

“The University of Limerick has implemented a “Smoke and Vape Free Campus Policy”. Smoking and vaping in all forms is prohibited.”


Further information can be found here.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Equine Science Field Trip to Kildare

 





Earlier this month, after a two-year hiatus, second year Equine Science students got to enjoy the annual trip to Co. Kildare where they experienced the energy and allure of the thoroughbred industry; firstly at the Sportsman thoroughbred yearling sale at Goffs, followed by a trip to the Curragh and onward to Kildare town where they were given tours of the highly acclaimed RACE Academy and the National Farrier School, Farriery Ireland. 

The hum of the auctioneer punctuated with the fresh pace of the gavel from the Goffs rostrum only highlighted how easy it is to spend fortunes on the enigmatic breed. UL students, captively engaged, fulfilled exercises judging these yearling and estimated their selling price, quickly calculating if these animals were or not, profitable pinhooks.  The trade was strong, the median price at €21,000, up one third from 2021, and the top lot a record breaking €300,000, a Ten Sovereigns filly out of an Invincible Spirit mare consigned by Abbeville Stud.

Enthusiasm followed on to Farriery Ireland and the RACE academy, schools dedicated to providing training and apprenticeships to farriers, work riders and hopeful jockeys.  Donal Bennet, master farrier and Katie McManamon, jockey instructor, gave very welcoming and informative talks.  The trip culminated with exciting rides on motorised racing simulators giving the students a sample of the pace and vigour similar to that experienced while riding one of those majestic thoroughbreds in a race. 

On behalf of Equine Science UL, I wish to thank all those who facilitated our memorable trip.

Amy Fitzgerald

Equitation Teacher, Department of Biological Sciences, UL

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

University of Limerick rankings







The University of Limerick is in the top 200 Universities in the World in terms of graduates employability for 2022. This is a noteworthy achievement for our University when we take into account the size and the age of Universities.

All relevant info about UL's rankings is here.

We scored 5 and 4 QS stars in the categories below.

QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

Monday, September 19, 2022

we are hiring: Lecturer/Lecturer below the bar in Food Science

The University of Limerick (UL) with over 17,000 students and 1,800 staff is an energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship. The dynamic, entrepreneurial and pioneering values which drive UL’s mission and strategy ensure that we capitalise on local, national and international engagement and connectivity. We are renowned for providing an outstanding student experience and employability and conducting leading edge research. Our commitment is to make a difference by shaping the future through educating and empowering our undergraduate and postgraduate students. UL is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 130 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and research environment.

Applications are invited for the following position:

Faculty of Science & Engineering

School of Natural Sciences/Department of Biological Sciences

Lecturer/Lecturer below the bar in Food Science

Contract Type: Lecturer - Multiannual

Lecturer below the bar - Tenure Track (five year fixed term). During the term of the contract the successful applicant will have the opportunity to apply for tenure in accordance with the University's Policy and Procedures for Granting Multi-annual Status to Tenure Track Academic Staff

Salary Scale: 

Lecturer €55,251- €88,546 p.a.

Lecturer below the bar €41,510 - €56,940 p.a.

Informal enquiries regarding this post may be directed to:


Dr Ioannis Zabetakis
Head
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Limerick

Email: Ioannis.Zabetakis@ul.ie


Applications must be completed online before 12 noon, Irish Standard Time on the closing date.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 17th October 2022.


The University of Limerick holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advancing equality in higher education. The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to selection on merit welcoming applicants from all sections of the community. The University has a range of initiatives to support a family friendly working environment, including flexible working. 
The University of Limerick supports blended working.

Please email erecruitment@ul.ie if you experience any difficulties

Applications are welcome from suitably qualified candidates.

“The University of Limerick has implemented a “Smoke and Vape Free Campus Policy”. Smoking and vaping in all forms is prohibited.”


The full advertisement is here.