Chief Technical Officer
University College Cork

Chief Technical Officer, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Permanent Whole-time Post

Applications are invited for the post of Chief Technical Officer (CTO) in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Reporting to the Head of School, the CTO will hold management responsibility and accountability for technical resources involving work allocation, quality, reporting and relevant training in line with School’s requirements. S/he will be expected to manage the technical team and resources and engage in the planning and delivery of all technical laboratory services within the School. S/he will adopt a lead role in the preparation and delivery of laboratory research training for undergraduate BSc programmes, and research training to MSc, MRes, and PhD students. The CTO will support research activity in the School through interactions with academic staff and researchers, overseeing the maintenance of equipment and facilities, and through relevant input into infrastructure plans, and financial/budgetary matters.

The School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology has a strong research ethos and is highly active in the delivery of research lead undergraduate BSC programmes, MSc programmes and PhD training. The BSc in Biochemistry is the School’s flagship undergraduate degree programme that is centred on strong elements of fundamental and applied biochemistry, experimental research, and laboratory skills training with a focus on critical thinking and analytical approaches. The School is also a central contributor to four related BSc degree programmes in Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Genetics, and Medical and Health Sciences, and to the preclinical years in Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor Justin McCarthy, Head of School ( Further information on the School is available at
UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at and initiatives at and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.
Appointments may be made on the Chief Technical Officer Salary Scale: €65,606 - €70,237 (Scale B) / €62,419 - €67,849 (Scale A) Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal. Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday 12th October 2021.

No late applications will be accepted.


Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector

Contact Person : Prof Justin McCarthy

Contact Email :

Job ID : 049611

Contact Number :

Close Date : 12-Oct-2021 12:00

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