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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science/Molecular Biology

De Montfort University - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Location: Leicester
Salary: £34,804 to £49,553 Grade F
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th May 2021
Closes: 20th June 2021
Job Ref: H-61461195-02

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally minded and culturally rich university with a strong commitment to the public good. It strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment that champions difference and celebrates success. Awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, the University is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that was named the first-ever University of the Year for Social Inclusion by The Times Good University Guide. DMU is home to more than 25,000 students and 2,700 staff.

Faculty / Directorate

Home to four specialist schools: Allied Health Sciences, Applied Social Sciences, Nursing and Midwifery, and Leicester School of Pharmacy, the faculty educates and develops professionals who make a significant difference to lives, health, wellbeing, communities and society. Teaching reflects the latest developments in the sector and many courses have professional accreditations. A range of work experience and volunteering opportunities enable students to develop the skills required by graduate employers. Recent graduates have secured roles with leading employers such as AstraZeneca, Ministry of Defence and the NHS.


The Leicester School of Pharmacy has an excellent reputation for the delivery of both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. You will join an enthusiastic team working in modern teaching and research facilities. As part of the continuing development and expansion of the School we have a vacancy for a highly motivated lecturer in Forensic Science/ Molecular Biology. The successful candidate will be a key part of the team and will be responsible for the delivery of teaching as well as engaging in research and ongoing programme development.

Ideal Candidate

You should have a BSc. (Hons.) degree (or equivalent qualification) in biology, molecular biology, chemistry, forensic science, or a related discipline. A PhD and a good understanding of the application of genetics to forensic science are essential. Experience of teaching at HE level is desirable, but not essential for this role. The appointee will be expected to contribute to research and consultancy income generation within the Faculty. We also place high value on contributions to academic citizenship activity in the School.

The successful applicant will contribute to teaching within the School, focussing on human genetics and DNA analysis. They will also be encouraged to contribute to research and administration within the School and Faculty.

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Antony D'Emanuele, Tel 0116 257 7074, email

Further information about the Leicester School of Pharmacy can be found on the University website 

Interview Date: 9th July 2021

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