Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology (0.5 FTE)

University of Brighton - School of Health Sciences

This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic team of paramedic and community health practitioners. You will be a pharmacist or pharmacologist health care professional or scientist with an appropriate qualification in pharmacology. 

The role will include undertaking the teaching and learning activity related to the pharmaco-therapeutic elements of the non-medical prescribing programmes for nurses, midwives and allied health care professionals. There will also be engagement of learning and teaching across wider programmes in the School to include pre-registration nursing, and podiatry. The subject area taught will include clinical pharmacology, including the effects of co-morbidity. 

Examples of topics to be covered are: 

  • Pharmacology, including pharmaco-kinetics, pharmaco-dynamics, pharmaco-therapeutics;
  • Anatomy and physiology as applied to prescribing practice and formularies;
  • Basic principles of drugs to be prescribed, e.g. absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion, including adverse drug reactions;
  • Interactions and reactions;
  • Patient/ client compliance, concordance and drug response;
  • Impact of physiological state on drug responses and safety;
  • Pharmaco-therapeutics in relation to controlled drugs.

A fundamental part of the role is collaborating with staff in the School with interests in health and pharmacology/prescribing practice to develop research opportunities. We have a philosophy of engaging in partnership work and are committed to policy developments which you will be expected to engage with. You will have a BSc in a relevant subject or be committed to studying at a higher level. If you have a PhD or Doctorate and can supervise at this level, you will have opportunities to develop as the university has an active programme for supporting early career researchers. Travel to other University sites will also be required. 

We welcome applications from ethnic minorities that are currently under-represented.

Interview date: Monday 11 June 2018.

For informal enquiries please contact, Academic Lead Community Health, Marianne Willmer on (01273) 644086, or M.Willmer@brighton.ac.uk.

The University of Brighton is committed to equality and embraces diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.  We welcome all applicants and are committed to providing a supportive and flexible working environment.

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