Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences

Job details
Posting date: 23 September 2021
Salary: £34,304 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 21 October 2021
Location: Bristol, South West England
Company: University West of England
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: R03018

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About us: The Department of Applied Sciences runs a number of BSc (Honours), MSci and MSc programmes in the Biological and Biomedical sciences. Research within the Department is supported by the Centre for Research in Biosciences (CRIB) the Institute of Biosensing Technology (IBST) and the Science Communication Unit (SCU). These centres offer you access to the latest world class facilities and expertise to continue to develop your career. The Department of Applied Sciences is a proud recipient of an Athena Swan Silver Award and our commitment to creating a culture for gender equality is reflected in a number of ongoing actions related to workload management, flexible working and career development within the Department. As a Department we are also proud of our commitment to widening participation and outreach activities and working with local schools and communities, as demonstrated by our (BoxED) initiative and contributions to local events, including the Festival of Nature.

About you: Department of Applied Sciences, in the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, is seeking to recruit a Lecturer in Biomedical Science to provide maternity leave cover, to support programmes across the department. This is a full-time, fixed-term (12 month) role that will focus primarily on teaching, although there may also be opportunities to carry out research in the successful candidate’s specialist area. The post holder will support students on Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses relating to the Biomedical and Biological Sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching across the range of biomedical and biological disciplines from level 0 (foundation) to final year and this may include scientific skills, microbiology, cell biology and biochemistry, genetics, and pathophysiology. A subject specialism in haematology and/or oncology is desirable.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m having been invested recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation.

Frenchay campus has excellent transport links; as well as being located near the motorway network we are within walking distance of two train stations, our bus terminus connects us to the local bus and metrobus network and we also have a range of cycling and changing facilities, making our campus the ideal place to work for those commuting to Bristol.

Why UWE Bristol?
We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with 32,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 4,000 staff from across the globe. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with a strong network of employer and partner connections.

We are an ambitious and values led university. We're focused on solving future global challenges through outstanding learning, world-leading research and a culture of enterprise and we are looking for people who share our core values to help us achieve those aims.

We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include scoring above sector average for student satisfaction, we are ranked 36th in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2022 and 29th in the latest Times Higher Education 'Table of Tables'.

With inclusivity as a core value, UWE Bristol recognises the power of a truly diverse university community. We support and celebrate the diversity of our staff and students as a key driver for innovation and success, promoting pathways and achievements to inspire and generate confidence and ambition.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of staff benefits including:
 a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
 up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
 flexible working
 excellent defined benefit pension schemes
 access to employee assistance programme
 savings on purchases via Wider Wallet scheme
 option to participate in the cycle to work scheme
 family friendly policies
 onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.

Further information
This post is full time and fixed term for 12 months.

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Dr Tim Craig: Associate Head of Department or Dr Lyn Newton: Head of Department.

This post is available on a job share basis for applicants wishing to work part time

The University will be implementing a hybrid way of working once restrictions from Covid 19 end therefore you will be expected to work on campus for part of your working week. Exact days will be agreed with your line manager.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.

We are able to sponsor qualifying candidates for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. Please read our Skilled Worker Guidance to assess if you will be eligible to be sponsored under the criteria.

Please also refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable to prove your right to work in the UK. Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to produce your right to work documents at your interview.

Please note that UWE does not cover any visa or health surcharge costs.

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