Full time permanent Medicinal Chemistry Lectureship IN NUI Galway Ireland

Lecturer Below the Bar in Medicinal Chemistry, School of Chemistry, Full Time, Permanent

Applications are invited for a post, which is available from August 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to co-ordinate, design, review and deliver major portions of the Medicinal Chemistry programme led by the School of Chemistry for undergraduate students at NUI Galway. The successful candidate will teach and examine essential course work related to the programme in all undergraduate years and can also contribute to postgraduate teaching. She/he will contribute to module coordination. She/he will supervise or co-supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students in research and contribute to wider activities in the School, College and University. The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of fundamental principles of medicinal chemistry and demonstrate that they can communicate these to students. They will show awareness of the wider needs of the Medicinal Chemistry programme and work with colleagues in cognate disciplines. They will establish a research group in an area of Medicinal Chemistry and compete for funding from national or other programmes. The research interests of the successful candidate will add to and complement the research of the School and wider University. The appointee will have excellent interpersonal skills and be prepared to collaborate with their colleagues within the School, University, nationally and internationally.

• BSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry or a related area. 
• Experience in teaching at 3rd Level 
• A strong track record of research in Medicinal Chemistry or a closely related area as evidenced by recent research publications in high quality peer reviewed international journals and the presentation of a research plan in the area 
• The potential to be an excellent teacher of Medicinal Chemistry and to design and direct a programme in this area 
• Excellent understanding of fundamental principles of Medicinal Chemistry 
• Good organisational skills. 
• Ability to work well with people and autonomously 
• Good communication skills.

The successful candidate will be involved in teaching and examining of core courses needed for the programme in the School of Chemistry and will coordinate all activities of the programme. They will be involved in the ongoing review of this new programme in Medicinal Chemistry and as part of this critically evaluate our current offering and develop and deliver new modules as required for this programme. They will also be assigned undergraduate project students. They will supervise MSc and PhD students and are expected to apply for funding to support their research group. They will carry out other duties as may be assigned by the Head of School.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr. Patrick O’Leary, Head of School, Email or telephone: +353 (0)91 492476 
Additional information on the School of Chemistry is available at:

€37,979 to €58,944 p.a (applicable to new entrants effective from January, 2011) 
(This appointment will be made on the Lecturer Below the Bar scale in line with current Government pay policy)

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on Thursday, 1st August 2019. It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date.

Garda vetting may apply.

Appointments will be conditional on work authorisation validation. 
Further details are available at

For more information and Application Form please see website: Applications should be submitted online.

Please note that appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon University approval, together with the terms of the Employment Control Framework for the higher education sector.

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

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