Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Human Molecular Reproduction)

Applications are now invited for the above permanent position which is non clinical.

[More detailed information on post available at end of page.]

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology is based in the Medical School within the College of Medicine and Health at University College Cork.  The department’s aim is to lead the development of teaching and research in obstetrics and gynaecology in Ireland and to become a centre of excellence internationally.  This academic agenda is fully integrated with the delivery of clinical care in Cork University Maternity Hospital, thus providing a high quality academic service across a broad range of clinical, educational and research activities. The department is home to the Anu Research Centre, which was officially opened in April 2008 and is accommodated on the top floor of the Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH). It is the first purpose-built, integrated research and clinical centre in human reproduction in Ireland and brings together expert academic, scientific and clinical staff. The facility includes a fully equipped molecular laboratory with state of the art equipment. The Centre has had a number of recent successes in obtaining grants from the Health Research Board and SFI.

The University is located in Cork, the second largest city of the Republic of Ireland.  Cork is a port city, built in the valley of the River Lee, with coastline, hills and sandy beaches within easy reach.  The city has an international airport and also has car-ferry connections to the United Kingdom and France.

Applications are invited from candidates with a strong academic background in human molecular reproduction.  Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the research and teaching activities of the department and to attract external research funding.  The department has an active research programme including an established MD/PhD training programme based largely on successful competition for peer reviewed research grants.  The successful candidate will be expected to make a substantial contribution to the consolidation and further development of the department’s research output, working as necessary with colleagues in cognate disciplines in the department, the College of Medicine & Health and the wider University.

Candidates must have a primary degree in a relevant scientific discipline. In addition s/he must have a well established research track record and, ideally, a significant teaching record in human molecular reproduction or a cognate discipline. S/he will have a PhD in human molecular reproduction or a cognate discipline.

Salary Scale: €70,035 - €99,233

Closing Date: Friday, 6th June 2008

Appointment will be made at a salary level appropriate to the experience of the candidate.

Application forms must be completed & returned [via email or hard copy] to Recruitment Office, Department of Human Resources, University College Cork, College Road, Cork. 

Tel.: + 353-21-4903073 / Fax: + 353-21-4276995 / Email:

For informal discussion contact:

Professor John Higgins, University College, Cork, Ireland.

Tel.: +353-21-4904234/5   Fax.: +353-21-4904236    Email:


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