University of Plymouth

University of Plymouth

Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences

United Kingdom

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£38,205 - £54,395 per annum - Grade 7/8

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Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences


The Peninsula Medical School is seeking an outstanding permanent 1FTE Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences to expand our existing team

Based in the Faculty of Health, the Peninsula Medical School aims to attract highly motivated and talented students to become the next generation of future-ready doctors, physician associates and radiographers, who are well prepared for a 21st Century career. The School's innovative approach to education is underpinned by research and staff who are committed to scholarship that includes undertaking curriculum development and design activities.

The School takes pride in supporting the needs of the local region and recognises that providing excellent educational and personal development experiences, as well as world class research, requires true partnerships with key stakeholders from across the region and beyond. Our research – underpinned by significant grant capture – is translational, generates impact and serves our Peninsula population as well as having global impact.

A key strength is a close relationship with NHS partners, with early clinical contact for all students. The South West offers healthcare and learning opportunities of exceptional quality; University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust at Derriford is one of Europe's largest hospitals and the only trauma centre in Devon and Cornwall.

Clinical research pathways within the School provide a research culture and environment that values talent and supports endeavour and innovation.

The School is strongly committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and holds an Athena Swan Silver Award recognising commitment to maintaining a culture of participation and inclusivity across all activities. The School is also signed up to the BMA Racial Harassment Charter which offers guidance and best practice to address the unacceptable barriers faced by BAME students as they negotiate their different learning environments.

Working within a multidisciplinary team of academic staff, you will deliver, co-ordinate and develop biomedical components of our Undergraduate Medicine, Diagnostic Radiography BSc and Physician Associate Studies MSc programmes. Opportunities also exist to contribute to our widening participation activities and other health related programmes delivered within the School. We are looking for a motivated and experienced biomedical scientist to join our research team. You will contribute to the design, execution, and analysis of research projects, as well as the dissemination of research findings through publications and presentations.

The University of Plymouth has a strong interdisciplinary research ethos which is supported by our three strategic Research Institutes; the Marine Institute, the Sustainable Earth Institute, and the Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research. As a member of our academic community, you'll be expected to contribute to our recognised research strengths. Working holistically across the University, you will be challenged to innovate, collaborate and deliver impactful research contributions as part of a systems thinking approach to addressing today's global challenges.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Dr Nick Toms by email at [email protected].

Interviews are likely to take place on Tuesday 28th May 2024 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

This is a full-time, permanent position, working 37 hours a week.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities. A summary of our comprehensive benefits can be viewed here.

A relocation package may be available to the successful candidate, conditions apply.

The Faculty of Health holds two Silver and two Bronze Athena Swan Awards, which recognises commitment to supporting gender equality within higher education.

Staff appointed within the Faculty of Health may be able to join the NHS pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

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Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences


University of Plymouth


United Kingdom


March 27, 2024

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April 18, 2024

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About the employer

The University of Plymouth is a public university that was established in 1862 as a polytechnic institute. The institute gained the status of a university in 1992 and is also the first contemporary university to start a private medical and dental school. It is affiliated to ACU, EUA, CHUC, and Universities UK. The university has academic collaborations with several renowned institutes including GSM London, Highlands College, Weymouth College, Strode College, City of Bristol College, and Exeter College.

Notably, the main campus of the university dwells at the center of Plymouth. It includes academic buildings, libraries, laboratories, and student residence halls. The main campus is home to the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business, Faculty of Science and Engineering, and the Faculty of Health, as well as the University of Plymouth Students’ Union. The North Plymouth campus hosts the School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, and School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences. The Roland Levinsky Building, a 9-story structure, houses a public art gallery, digital media suites, and three performance rehearsal studios.

The Charles Seale-Hayne Library with 24x7 accessibility houses more than 350,000 books, e-books, journals, and additional resources for research, learning, and teaching. The primary mode of transport in the campus involves cars and two-wheelers. Also, the nearest railway station is just a few minutes’ walk from the campus.

The academic structure of the university is organized into faculties, each of which comprises a number of schools that offer undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral-level degree programs in various disciplines. The Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and business offer degrees in English, art history, architecture, fine art, photography, media arts, dance, theatre, and music. Plymouth Business School is part of the University of Plymouth's Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and the School offers undergraduate and postgraduate (masters) degrees, is research active, and works in partnership with industry and organizations across the world. The Faculty of Health comprises the former University of Plymouth Faculty of Health and Human Sciences and Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and offers degree programs in social work, and medical sciences. The Science and Engineering Faculty offers degrees in mathematics, computing, environmental sciences, and also professional diving.

The University of Plymouth is a three-time winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, most recently in 2019 for marine microplastic pollution research. The university has over 19000 students and 2,500 staff members. The student population of the university comprises of 3,000 international students from 100 countries. In addition to that Over 4,500 students per year benefit from placements and work-based learning.

The university has many distinguished alumni who are leaders and have received awards in their fields. The alumni list of the university includes Sebastian Clover (the youngest sailor to cross the Atlantic Ocean), Monty Halls (A Wildlife Presenter at BBC), Jane Wilson-Howarth (Physician and a Travel-Writer), Mandy Chessell (Computer Scientist), Clare Nasir (Meteorologist), Darren Jones (MP for Bristol North West), and Jaka Aryadipa Singgih (Indonesian Politician and Entrepreneur).

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