Demonstrator in Biosciences (Fixed Term)

Bournemouth University - Faculty of Science and Technology

At BU our vision is to create a stimulating, challenging and rewarding University experience, through sharing a unique fusion of education, research and professional practice and inspiring our students and staff to enrich the world. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences to build our global learning community

The Faculty of Science and Technology seeks to appoint an enthusiastic, talented and broadly-trained Demonstrator to primarily support the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences in education, research and professional practice. 

This is a fixed term appointment for one year. 

The post will support teaching and research in the department, including demonstrating and support for BSc Biological Sciences, BSc Ecology and Wildlife Conservation, BSc Environmental Sciences, BSc Geography, BSc Marine Ecology and Conservation, and MSc Biodiversity Conservation. The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in a relevant biological/environmental subject, and will preferably have experience of working within a university.

The ideal candidate would bring expertise in, and/or enthusiasm and ability to learn, a broad range of laboratory and field-based subjects, including: cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, microscopy (including staining techniques), plant/animal identification, environmental field-based surveying, and environmental biology. Experience of working in both laboratories and the field is important. A positive and engaging approach with students, a willingness to learn, and knowledge of appropriate health and safety issues and procedures, are also key.

BU is an equal opportunities employer which values a diverse workforce. We provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can fulfil their potential. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in inspirational learning, world-class research and the latest thinking. We provide a powerful fusion of research, education and professional practice, creating a unique academic experience.

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961130 (24-hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference.

For further information, please contact BOTH Dr Kathy Hodder (, Head of Education for Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, AND Dr Iain Green (

Closing date: (midnight) Wednesday 27 September 2017

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