Job offer in Ireland StAR Research Lecturer – Advanced Materials, Bioengineering and Regenerative Medicine at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Location – Tissue Engineering Research Group and AMBER Centre, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Dublin

Closing date for applications – 25th Aug 2019

Interview date – September 2019

The full job

Salary and package – The salary for this position is €67,979 until the post is tenured as permanent academic lectureships (3-5 years). In addition, RCSI will make an investment of up to €150,000 in your research, including a 4 year PhD studentship and significant career development investment in the form of mentoring and protected research time. The position provides an opportunity to participate in a team based at the Tissue Engineering Research Group and internationally recognized AMBER Centre which is focused on developing advanced next generation materials and medical devices in partnership with industry.

Specifics of the Post

The successful applicant will enter the programme with a 5 year contract and will be linked with a senior academic to provide mentorship. Funding for a PhD student will be provided that may be jointly supervised by their senior academic advisor, along with some funding for consumables (in total, four years of start-up funding). All Research Lecturers will receive considerable evaluation and feedback every year from both their academic advisor and a Research Institute evaluation committee that monitors their progress. At the end of the 3rd year, the Research Lecturer will receive a major evaluation, and those that have had outstanding performance with regard to quality publications and success in obtaining research income that will ensure independent investigator status may be made permanent. During the non-tenure phase of their contract, Research Lecturers will also have the opportunity to provide dedicated contact teaching hours in a supportive environment per semester so that they might begin to develop their teaching skills in advance of a permanent position.

Upon appointment, the Research Lecturer and their academic sponsor will devise a 5 year plan for both research and teaching at RCSI.

The 5 year plan will address the following points:

  • The research questions and why they are significant and complement/differ from current state of the art research and competitors worldwide;
  • The research project of the PhD student;
  • Plan for winning leading grants;
  • The mechanism by which the academic advisor will assist in achieving success;
  • Plan for teaching, commencing in year 2, coordinated and approved by the relevant Head of Department.
  • Funded places available on the RCSI Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professions Education (HPEC) for those that require it.

Person Specification:

  • Doctoral degree e.g. PhD, MD or equivalent;
  • Internationally competitive research record, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications in journals of high quality/impact, grant support, fellowships and awards received and supervision of postgraduate students;
  • Evidence of international reputation through leadership of international societies, editorial boards and conferences would strengthen applications;
  • Effective communication style appropriate to audience and situation;
  • Strong commitment to own personal and professional development.

Application Process:

  • Current CV/resume;
  • Completion of the online application form including the contact details of a minimum of two referees.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries are invited in the first instance through Maggie Walshe, Human Resources Department on +353 (1) 4022287 or email Further information is available from


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