Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Lecturer/Lecturer below the bar in Cellular or Molecular Pharmacology

we are hiring: 
Department of Biological Sciences: 
Lecturer/Lecturer below the bar in Cellular or Molecular Pharmacology

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Monday, May 30, 2022

Chief Technical Officer

Chief Technical Officer - Department of Biological Sciences


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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

Chief Technical Officer - Multiannual

Salary Scale: €57,717 - €69,985 p.a.

Informal enquiries regarding the post may be directed to:
Dr Ioannis Zabetakis
Head of Department
Department of Biological Sciences
Email: Ioannis.Zabetakis@ul.ie

The closing date for receipt of applications is. Friday, 17th June 2022
Applications must be completed online before 12 noon, Irish Standard Time on the closing date.

The University of Limerick supports blended working

Please note your application must include:

A letter of introduction indicating how you meet the criteria outlined in the job description.
A completed online application form (separate application forms must be submitted for each post applied for).

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.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Teaching Assistant in Bioscience


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Teaching Assistant in Bioscience

Competition Type :Academic

Job ID :051669

Close Date :30-May-2022 12:00

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Department of Biological Sciences: "My Green Labs" certification


The Department of Biological Sciences undergraduate and research labs recently underwent certification by My Green Labs. The aim of this initiative is to reduce the departments laboratories' environmental impact in four key areas – energy, water, waste, and chemical use – through a combination of organisational initiatives and behaviour change programs. This initiative involves scientists working together in efforts to minimise environmental impacts, build a culture of sustainability in the lab, advance sustainability goals and identify waste-reduction opportunities.

We recently completed the process, and a report and results were returned to us. 

We are delighted to announce the Undergraduate Labs scored 84% overall, putting them in the Green Certification Level. The Research Labs scored 76% overall, putting them in the Platinum Certification Level

The highest level attainable is Green with Platinum the second highest level so both these results are excellent and an improvement >30% from initial report.

The main ethos of this initiative is to implement behavioural changes to make the biggest environmental impact. There are a few key points highlighted during this process. People pay attention to what their peers do, especially friends, family, co-workers, and neighbours. Create norming behaviour in your lab is key to success. A representative from each lab along with the technical team came together to form the departments ‘Green Team’ where responsibility for sustainability is shared across lab members and staff. The Green Team will revisit topics regularly to help train new people and explore new innovations and is always open to new members and new ideas.

The changes we have implemented to date are a starting point and our aim is by working together, working with Buildings & Estates (UL) and with other institutions nationally we will continue to make impactful changes. These changes can be small, and your lab will be more likely to succeed in starting sustainable practices if those new actions are convenient to do.