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Lecturer Below the Bar in Biomedical Engineering

National University of Ireland, Galway

Location: Galway - Ireland
Salary: €37,979 to €58,944
£33,778.56 to £52,424.85 converted salary* p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th May 2019
Closes: 21st June 2019
Job Ref: 008714

Applications are invited for an appointment as Lecturer (Below the Bar) in Biomedical Engineering at NUI Galway.

The new appointee will be required to make significant contributions to the teaching and research programmes in Biomedical Engineering at NUI Galway. In terms of teaching, the appointee will be expected to contribute strongly to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, student project supervision, and administration activities of the Discipline of Biomedical Engineering, the School and College. Primary teaching responsibilities may be in the areas of medical device design and development, fundamentals of biomedical engineering, and materials engineering. Of particular importance in relation to this position will be contributions to the development and delivery of postgraduate taught programmes and modules delivered by the Discipline of Biomedical Engineering, including the development and delivery of new programmes and modules.

It is also expected that the appointee will develop an outstanding research programme in Biomedical Engineering, working with colleagues across the University’s academic disciplines and research institutes. Candidates with research expertise in biomedical engineering in areas such as medical device design and development, mechanobiology, and cell and tissue mechanics, would be particularly welcome. The new appointee will be expected to attract R&D funding in fundamental and applied research areas, from national and international funding sources, and to apply for major funding awards such as the SFI Investigators Programme, the European Research Council (ERC) Grant programmes, and H2020 and Horizon Europe programmes, and to work closely with the medical technology industry.

The successful candidate shall possess:

  • A primary degree in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related discipline;
  • A PhD in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related discipline;
  • Experience in third level teaching, including lecturing and student supervision;
  • An appropriate publication record, to include peer-reviewed journal publications;
  • An appropriate research funding record;
  • Experience in engaging with the medical technology industry, and a strong commitment to developing future collaborations with this industry;
  • An ability to conduct programme administration and management in a public service university environment;
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills, and an ability and commitment to develop collaborative relationships with other academic staff in the pursuit of teaching and research objectives in biomedical engineering;
  • A strong commitment to working with colleagues within existing, established research centres and groups and a willingness to develop and lead new research activity and research groupings;
  • A strong commitment to contributing to the development and delivery of recently-established and new postgraduate taught programmes and modules.


€37,979 p.a.- 58,944 p.a.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on 21st June 2019.  It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date.

Garda vetting will 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.

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

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