Senior Lecturer in Cellular Pathology

Northumbria University - Health and Life Sciences

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is passionate about the principles and applications of Science and Technology in all its forms and strives to be excellent in research, teaching and innovation.

Working within the Department of Applied Sciences, in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, you will provide expertise in the area of Cellular Pathology, to further enhance research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities. This will include designing, developing and delivering high quality teaching provision, research to produce high quality academic outputs and participating in external activity to generate income and promote the subject area. The role will also include teaching of first year medical students on the Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars Programme, a joint venture between Northumbria University and St George’s University in Grenada.

Cellular Pathologyis an established aspect of the Department’s research and teaching portfolio. The department of Applied Sciences boasts state-of-the-art research facilities, including recently refurbished and well equipped laboratories for histopathology, cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, microscopy and tissue culture, complemented by high performance computing and dedicated facilities for metabolomics, proteomics and genomics (including MySeq and PacBio sequencing platforms).

Within the department, we are intent on growing our research portfolio and research-informed teaching is an essential part of our accredited undergraduate Biomedical Science programme. Following Applied Sciences’s major contribution to the Universities’ REF2014 submission, it is our intent to build a strong research profile with excellent cross-Faculty and external collaborative links, across all the specialisms that are encompassed within our staff base, including that of Cellular Pathology.

The successful candidate must hold a first degree and be qualified to doctoral level in a specialism relevant to Cellular Pathology, with specialist knowledge gained through research activity, professional practice or consultancy.  A proven ability to deliver high quality, research led teaching and possession of a publication profile are essential for the role.  

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr St. John Usher (Head of Department).

Contact details – email: Tel. 0191 227 4927

For more information about the Department, please visit our homepage -

To apply for this vacancy, please submit a detailed Covering Letter and a comprehensive CV. Please also include a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article. Alongside this, please complete the attached Equal Opportunities/Personal details form, which can be found as an attachment to this advert.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN (Bronze) award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Northumbria University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and particularly females who are currently under-represented in this area.

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