Senior Technical Officer

National University of Ireland, Galway - Discipline of Bacteriology

The Discipline of Bacteriology is a student-centred, research intensive Discipline within the School of Medicine. The Discipline contributes to the delivery of several undergraduate and postgraduate taught and research programmes across the University and has a very active research group.

Applications are invited for a full-time permanent Senior Technical Officer in the Discipline of Bacteriology. Applicants must have a primary degree in Bacteriology, Microbiology, or related scientific discipline, as well as a M.Sc. or Ph.D. in a related Disicpline. Applicants must have previous experience of working with undergraduate and/or postgraduate students. Applicants must have experience in microbiology and molecular biology methods as well as operation and maintenance of associated equipment. Previous experience of working with human pathogen hazard group 3 organisms would be desirable. Prior experience of microbial genome analysis and/or bioinformatics would be an advantage. Candidates should have excellent communication, time management and organizational skills; be self-motivated, flexible and innovative and have good interpersonal skills. Applicants should be computer literate and previous experience of maintaining a professional web presence would be desirable. Previous experience of developing and participating in outreach activities would be desirable.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr. Dearbháile Morris, Email +353 (0)91 544652

Additional information on the Discipline is available at:

Information on the University's Strategic Plan is available at:

Salary: €47,679 p.a.- €57,531 p.a.

(This appointment will be made on point 1 of the scale in line with current Government pay policy)

(For pre 1995 public sector entrants in Ireland, the D class Salary rates will apply)

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on Thursday, 27th October 2016. 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 including a list of ineligible categories for employment permits

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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