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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science

University of Worcester - School of Science and the Environment

Location: Worcester
Salary: £33,796 to £49,554 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th June 2021
Closes: 25th June 2021
Job Ref: SSE2103-R

Location: St John’s Campus

The School of Science and the Environment is seeking an experienced biomedical scientist for appointment as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science. We aim to ensure that all students in the School receive an outstanding student experience, and successful applicants will demonstrate how they will contribute to this aspiration in a very practical, flexible, and innovative way.

The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic and motivated team and contribute significantly to an outstanding student learning experience across the range of courses delivered by the Department of Biological Sciences, with an emphasis on Biomedical Science. They will deliver inspirational teaching and outstanding pastoral care and undertake high quality original research leading to peer-reviewed publications. As with all School of Science and the Environment staff, the successful applicant will be expected to fully engage with recruitment and outreach activities, which will involve evening and weekend working from time to time.

Applicants will demonstrate how their research interests will enhance the Worcester Biomedical Research Group, one of the School’s three research groups. We particularly welcome applicants with experience of research in Leukaemia, Neurochemistry or Cardiac Physiology. Applicants for Senior Lecturer will have significant experience of teaching Biological Science courses, have substantial research experience, have knowledge and experience of working with the IBMS and/or HCPC, have an appropriate teaching qualification and have module leadership experience.
The School has a diverse portfolio, across Biological Sciences (Biomedical Science, Forensic & Applied Biology, Human Nutrition and Biology, including human biology, animal biology and biochemistry) and will launch Medical Sciences for entry in September 2021 and September 2022, respectively.  The School has three active research groups: Worcester Biomedical Research Group; Pollen and Aerobiology Research Group; Sustainable Environments Research Group and is making a strong return in Units of Assessment 5 and 14 in the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework.

The selection process will consist of two phases.

Phase 1 will be held on the 8th July 2021. Shortlisted candidates are required to adopt the role of a Lecturer at the School of Science and the Environment, and to facilitate a 20-minute teaching session on an aspect of Human Physiology. The session should be appropriate for Level 4 (Year 1) Bsc Biomedical Science students and will be followed by up to 5 minutes of questions from the audience.

Candidates successful as Phase 1 will progress to Phase 2.

Phase 2 will be held on the 9th July 2021. Progressing candidates will be invited to a formal panel interview (45 minutes).  

Informal queries in relation to this role are welcome, and should be directed to Dr Mike Wheeler, Head of Department, via email at

Further details:   Job Description   Person Specification    

Closes: 25th June 2021

Job Ref: SSE2103-R

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