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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Biological and Biomedical Sciences - Molecular Genetics and Genomics

School of Life Sciences and Education

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £34,804 to £49,553 per annum (Dependent Upon Experience)
Tenure:  Full time Permanent, Working on a 1.0fte basis
Release Date:  Thursday 19 March 2020
Closing Date:   Saturday 18 April 2020
Interview Date:   Tuesday 28 April 2020
Reference:  LSE19-20

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

The School of Life Sciences and Education works with key external partners to deliver courses in psychology, sport and exercise, biological sciences and education. The School has been providing high calibre education with full time and part time courses offered at undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and doctoral levels which are delivered flexibly to enable students to continue their education at the same time as working.

From day one, our students are immersed in exciting, interactive and digitally supported learning opportunities. By focusing on applying research to real-world settings, and by working with employers, key industry and professional partners, we provide students with the skills and networks to maximise their employability and career prospects.

Our staff conduct internationally recognised research which is making a real difference to regional communities. Our courses and research are based on the Stoke-on-Trent campus. There our students, staff and partners enjoy the state-of-the-art learning and teaching spaces on hand within the Science Centre.

Our Department of Biological Sciences Department offers a range of undergraduate and post graduate courses and was ranked 12th the 2019 Guardian League Table.

We are keen to play our part in the university’s commitment to the design and delivery of contemporary programmes, including apprenticeships, that will meet the needs of 21st Century employers and are seeking a dynamic and flexible individual to help us reach this objective. 

Come and join our brilliant and friendly team. We are looking for a highly motivated lecturer/ senior lecturer to join us in delivering our exciting undergraduate, postgraduate and apprenticeship programmes, and to contribute to our developing research profile. 

We enjoy an excellent reputation for our flexible and innovative UG and PG provision including research degrees and a Professional doctorate in Healthcare Science. 

We benefit from superb purpose-built facilities in in a £30 million Science Centre, and we work regionally and nationally with many organisations, the NHS and industry partners. Putting the students first is at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to providing an excellent student experience through exciting and innovative programmes and research informed teaching at every level. 

Applications are sought from very enthusiastic, team-orientated, flexible individuals with excellent communication, interpersonal, organisational and presenting skills. The post holder will deliver core content on our undergraduate bioscience programmes and will also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects. 

Relevant expertise to support and develop the areas of Molecular Genetics and Genomics are sought in this post. An ability to support training in advanced laboratory science including data science would be particularly welcomed. 

Applicants should have a first degree in an appropriate Life Science discipline and a PhD in Biological Science or related area. They should be able to contribute to all key strands of the Royal Society of Biology accreditation core criteria. 

Some recent experience of teaching and assessing in HE or equivalent professional setting is essential, as is demonstration of engagement with scholarship and/or research evidenced by recent publications in peer-reviewed journals or equivalent professional activity. Experience of course or module leadership or development would be welcomed, as would evidence of the generation of external income and a teaching qualification or equivalent. 

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available:

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay

  • 37 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days

  • Excellent Pension Scheme

  • Access to continued professional and personal development

  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community

  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme

  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus

  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

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At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.



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