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Lecturer In Immunology And Biotherapeutics


Title: Lecturer in Immunology and Biotherapeutics

Department: School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Contract type/duration: Full-time, fixed term contract – 31st March 2025

Location: Ardilaun House, Dublin 2 Reporting to: Deputy Head of School for Programmes Innovation and Head of School

Closing date for applications: 10th June 2021

Interviews: week commencing 5th July Proposed

Start Date: 1st September 2021

The School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, RCSI, wishes to recruit an enthusiastic and innovative individual to the role of Lecturer in Immunology and Biotherapeutics. The purpose of the job is to deliver education and research that will have a lasting impact on health and care and research-led education and training. You will use and develop novel approaches to deliver on our education programmes in this area as well as developing research methodologies to improve healthcare by helping to understand, diagnose, monitor or treat disease and thus benefiting patients and the wider population through research translation, prevention, system performance and optimised care. It is expected that research will be internationally competitive, disseminated widely and will have significant impact in the immunology and biotherapeutic fields globally. New funding will need to be sought to maintain and grow self-sustaining research. Applicants will also be expected to contribute to undertake any associated management and administrative duties.

Objective of this post are to:

  • · Contribute to and participate in the design, development and delivery of the School’s educational programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including, but not limited to, the MSc ‘Technologies and Analytics in Precision Medicine’, the BSc ‘Advanced Therapeutic Technologies’. RCSI was recently awarded funding by the HEA under the Human Capital Initiative (Pillar 3) to develop these programs and a key objective of this post is the development and delivery of the programmes.
  • · Provide a wide range of skills and expertise in the areas including, but not limited to, applications of immunology and immunological technologies in healthcare In particular, the applicant should have a very broad understanding of immune responses and inflammation, with the specific goal of understanding these processes in the context of disease pathology and progression, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment using novel therapeutics/biotherapeutics.
  • · Sustain an independent and highly productive research profile aligned with established priority areas of research within the School and across RCSI.

Specific Responsibilities include: Teaching:

  • · Preparation, delivery and assessment in the broad areas of immunology in the context of health and disease, biomolecular sciences and biotherapeutics ensuring at all times that teaching material is innovative, up-to-date with the very latest biotechnologies and in line with international best practice, on our undergraduate and post-graduate programmes, as required.
  • · Utilising a student-centred approach to all duties so as to ensure optimal educational outcomes.
  • · Leading or advising on modules within various programmes.
  • · Participating in cross-functional teams to design and deliver academic programmes.

 · Contributing to the quality assurance/quality improvement and accreditation of all programmes delivered in the School.

  • · Participating in the delivery of our teaching and learning strategy including the effective use of technology-enhanced learning.
  • · Maintaining and developing School’s relationship with clinical and industrial teaching sites.

The closing date for applications is Thursday the 10th of June 2021

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