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Senior Lecturer/Reader (Clinical Biochemistry)

Manchester Metropolitan University - Department of Life Sciences

Location: Manchester
Salary: Grade 9 (£42,792 to £49,553) to Grade 10 (£51,034 to £59,135)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd September 2020
Closes: 21st October 2020
Job Ref: eArcu-2666

One of the largest research-led science and technology educators in the UK, our Faculty of Science and Engineering offers a world-class teaching environment, covering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. With genuine trailblazing specialisms and global impact, our exceptional research has created an international reputation for making a transformative contribution to the world around us. We deliver work with real-world impact, and cultivate lasting relationships with businesses, the government and the general public to share our innovation and expertise.

The Department of Life Sciences is one of the largest in the University attracting large numbers of students on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The Department resides within the Faculty of Science and Engineering and benefits from spacious, modern and well-equipped teaching and research facilities having benefitted from recent significant and on-going investment. At undergraduate level, we offer degrees in Biomedical Science, Healthcare Science (Physiological Sciences), Human Physiology and Human Biosciences. There are taught Masters programmes in Biomedical Science, Clinical Sciences and Human Physiology. Our higher postgraduate healthcare provision for the NHS also includes a Doctorate in Clinical Sciences (DClinSci) programme.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the DClinSci programme, working closely with strategic partners including the Royal College of Pathologists and NHS employers. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated individual who can provide an excellent learning experience for our students and enhance our educational/research reputation. You will have an academic, research or clinical background, with expertise and experience in Biochemistry. You will be committed to leading the DClinSci programme and have confidence in teaching Clinical Biochemistry at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will have a first and higher degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline or have appropriate professional experience. Candidates with experience of working in the NHS as a Clinical Biochemist are encouraged to apply and Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRC Path) status is desirable. There is an expectation that the post-holder will undertake appropriate research or scholarly activity, with research aligning with the Centre for Bioscience. Appointment to Reader is available to a suitably qualified candidate who meets the University criteria for Reader grade.

Information about the Department can be found on our homepage ( and details of our research activities can be found at the Centre for Bioscience homepage ( For specific information regarding our research activities, please contact the Director of the Centre for Bioscience, Prof Tristan Mckay ( For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact the Head of Department, Ms Carol Ainley ( or the Deputy Head of Department, Dr Jason Ashworth (

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