Thursday, May 21, 2020

Teaching Assistant in Biological Sciences - 10 Month Fixed Term Contract

The University of Limerick (UL) with over 16,300 students and 1,700 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 ensures 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

Department of Biological Sciences

Teaching Assistant in Biological Sciences - 10 Month Fixed Term Contract

Salary Scale: €30,705 p.a. pro rata

Further information for applicants and application material is available online from:

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 8th June 2020.
Applications must be completed online before 12 noon, Irish Standard Time on the closing date.

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 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.”


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Great Agri Food Debate


(from left to right) Ciara Sweeney, Lydia Cope, Grainne Curran, Jack Comerford, Rebecca McManus, Shola Koschan.

This was the first year that UL was represented in the national Great Agri Food Debate sponsored by Dawn Meats. This exciting competition brings teams from all over the country together to debate important agri/food related topic from sustainability to the increase in veganism and it’s environmental and economic impact. This year’s event was hosted by Queen’s University Belfast on 26-27th Feb 2020.

The UL team comprised of six enthusiastic final year BSc Food Science & Health students Jack Comerford, Lydia Cope, Grainne Curran, Shola Koschan, Rebecca McManus and Ciara Sweeney who proudly flew the flag for UL for the first time at this national event.

The UL team defeated CIT in their quarter final opposing the motion ‘’Precision Farming is the only way to feed 10 billion people (Opposing)’’. Unfortunately they were subsequently defeated in their semi-final against UCD who went on the win the competition. The team were mentored by Eibhlís O’Connor, Ken Byrne and Con Traas (Dept. Biological Sciences) and received help from Alexander Hill (UL Debating Team). Well done to all involved.