Associate Professor/Consultant Microbiologist

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
24 Aug 2018
27 Sep 2018
ID 033228
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin is seeking to fill the following full-time academic consultant position.

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, St James’s Hospital, and Public Health Laboratory, HSE, DML, Cherry Orchard Hospital, seek to appoint an Associate Professor /Consultant Microbiologist. The post will have its main base in the Academic Department of Clinical Microbiology located at St James’s
Hospital, but will also be accommodated in the Microbiology Department of St James’s Hospital and in the Public Health Laboratory, located in Cherry Orchard Hospital.

The successful applicant will have developed a research programme in Clinical Microbiology which is relevant to the activities of the departments in which s/he will be working and will be expected to provide leadership in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the Discipline of Clinical Microbiology, which includes the Department’s Masters (MSc) in Healthcare Infection Management, in addition to clinical responsibilities. This post provides an exciting opportunity to lead in the development of the discipline in such areas as microbial genomics, antimicrobial resistance, opportunistic infections, and Public Health Microbiology.

The appointee will be able to avail of an outstanding environment for research and scholarly endeavour, and will be expected to engage with new research initiatives within the School of Medicine, and the Faculty of Health Sciences, and to collaborate with other researchers in Trinity College. They will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources such as the Trinity Translational Medicine Institute (TTMI), TrinSeq (Next Generation Sequencing facility), and Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI).

Further Information

Informal enquiries about this post should be made to:

  • Professor Tom Rogers, Clinical Microbiology, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin; email:
  • Dr Brian O’Connell, Consultant Microbiologist, St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8; email:
  • Dr Eleanor Mc Namara, Consultant Microbiologist St James’s Hospital, and Director, Public Health Laboratory, Cherry Orchard; email:

This appointment will be made on the HSE New Entrant Type B Academic Consultant salary scale at a point in line with current Government pay policy (and will be commensurate with experience).

Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow the link below:

Closing Date: 12 noon (Irish Standard Mean Time) Thursday 27th September 2018.

To apply and for further information, please click on the APPLY button.

Any queries regarding the role and its specifications or applying through E-Recruitment can be directed to the HR Recruitment Partner (Recruitment Lead FHS), Siobhan Keane ( ) (+353 1 896 1030).

Trinity is an equal opportunities employer, and we encourage applications from talented people of all backgrounds.