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Lecturer (Above the Bar) in Biomechanics, UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (Panel Position)

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UCD College of Engineering & Architecture
UCD School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering


Lecturer (above the bar) in Biomechanics
This is a Permanent/Temporary post.  A panel will be created for 12 months following interview, for appointment as Permanent within this specialism.  We currently have a temporary fixed term vacancy.


Applications are invited for the role of Lecturer (above the bar) in Biomechanics within the UCD School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering.

The UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering has a long and distinguished international track record of achievement and is committed to the highest standards of teaching, learning and student development within a research-informed environment.  Part of its high-level research vision is to play an active role in UCD’s strategic priority of “Connected Health”. The School is embarking on a targeted recruitment initiative in the area of Biomedical Engineering in collaboration with the Schools of Medicine, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, and Physiotherapy. As part of this initiative, the School seeks to appoint an academic with an exceptionally strong record of research and teaching in Biomechanics.


The succesful candidate will ideally have experience to help combine aspects such as biomechanics, physiology and anatomy to yield important scientific insights into the understanding, modelling and simulation of human movement that will have direct relevance for aging related rehabilitation, sports medicine and orthopaedics, and with the potential to contribute to areas in biomedical engineering, prosthesis design and robotics.  The appointee to this position will have a strong track record and trajectory of internationally competitive research achievement in Biomedical Engineering.  It is also expected that the successful candidate will maintain an active personal research programme, publishing in leading international journals and conferences, and seeking out opportunities for research funding while participating fully in the programmes and academic activities of the School, College and University.  Depending on the successful candidate’s interests, association with one of UCD’s Research Institutes or Academic Centres will be encouraged.


A panel will be formed following interview for a 12 month period for any future permanent and temporary vacancies that might arise.

Salary Scale: €45,726 - €76,936 p.a.

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines 

Closing Date: 17:00 GMT on Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Job Vacancies website:


Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified.  Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD do not accept late applications.

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