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Lecturer in Forensic Biology (Education and Research)

Keele University - School of Chemical and Physical Sciences

Location: Keele
Salary: £36,382 to £42,149 Grade 7a Starting salary £36,382 - £42,149
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd September 2021
Closes: 12th October 2021
Job Ref: KU00001922

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience.  With a turnover of more than £170 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research.  Further information can be found at

There are two permanent lectureship posts immediately available which represent an exciting opportunity to join the dynamic and growing Forensics Science team in Keele University’s School of Chemical and Physical Sciences. We plan to fill a third post, hopefully in the coming year. Within the School there is an excellent teaching and research infrastructure, and a strong commitment and track record in providing high quality educational programmes within a research-led context; the posts also offer the opportunity to further develop the School’s research profile.

The appointments arise from the substantial growth and success of the Forensic Science programmes at Keele University, which is ranked No 1 in England for Forensic Science (Complete University Guide 2021). To further increase the strength of the School we wish to attract outstanding candidates to work in the three key areas of our provision, including the area of forensic biology or a closely related area, complementing existing teaching and research strengths in the School and wider Faculty of Natural Sciences. The successful candidate will have a degree in Forensic Science or a related discipline, and a PhD in the area of Forensic Biology or a closely related area. You will be expected to play a key role in the Forensic Science teaching team and will support both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including delivering taught sessions, managing project/laboratory work and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate research projects. You will also be expected to have shown significant achievement in research and will have the potential to develop and/or maintain an internationally competitive programme of independent research.

Keele University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter, and values equality and diversity across our workforce.  The School of Chemical and Physical Sciences has recently received Bronze award and we strive to ensure that our workforce is representative of broader society.

The University is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible.

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

Occupational Health

Please note these appointments are subject to medical clearance by the University’s Occupational Health provider.

Informal enquiries about the roles may be made by email to Dr Richard Darton (Forensic Science Programme Director)

Keele University employees wishing to apply should login to Employee Self Service and click on the 'View current vacancies' link.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 12th October

Interviews will be held between 2nd and 5th November

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KU00001922 Lecturer in Forensic Biology (Education and Research)

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