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Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences

Requisition ID:  24713

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  25-Nov-2022


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


What’s in it for you? Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.



Lecturer Grade F: £37,474 to £42,155 per annum

Lecturer Grade G: £43,414 to £51,805 per annum


Closing Date: 04 January 2023


The Role 


This role sits within the School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences (BNSS), part of our Faculty of Medical Science who deliver world leading innovation and research excellence. We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences to deliver teaching and student support for the undergraduate Biomedical and Biomolecular programmes in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, including Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Physiology and Biomedical Genetics.


This is a 12-month fixed-term post to cover maternity leave, commencing January 2023. The purpose of the post is to develop and deliver teaching for the school’s undergraduate programmes. The person appointed will also be expected to contribute to course-developments and to aspects of degree programme management, including academic skills support and pastoral care.


Further information about the School is available here.


Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Emma Stevenson (Head of School) e-mail, telephone +44(0)191 208 7865.


The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic staff may be expected to perform.


Key Accountabilities
•    Develop and deliver teaching on BSc/MSci Biomedical and Biomolecular programmes (Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Physiology and Biomedical Genetics) including lectures, seminars, practical classes and honours project supervision
•    Set and mark assessments, both formative and summative
•    Develop resources for teaching and learning including online and blended material

•    Pastoral support for students as a personal tutor and course advisor
•    Provide, develop and manage academic skills support for students
•    Contribute to pedagogic and/or discipline-specific research within the School and Faculty

•    Undertake other duties as requested by the Head of School; this may include contributions to other undergraduate or postgraduate programmes in the Faculty of Medical Sciences


The Person (Essential)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

•    Knowledge, ability and expertise to teach in a range of Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences disciplines up to and including Honours level 
•    Experience of teaching, learning and assessment strategies in Higher Education, including supervision of student research projects
•    Experience of working independently and cohesively within a team and contributing enthusiastically to the team goals

•    Experience of management and development of modules or programmes 
•    Experience of research in a relevant discipline, including publications in well- regarded journals 


Attributes and Behaviour

•    Effective communicator who is able to motivate and engage students and colleagues
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Willingness to work flexibly and according to the demands of the programme


•    Honours Degree
•    PhD in a relevant bioscience discipline

•    Teaching Qualification 




The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University is also a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 24713