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Demonstrator in Biomedical Sciences

Bournemouth University

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £26,341 to £30,497 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th September 2021
Closes: 5th October 2021
Job Ref: FST469

Starting salary from £26,341 - £30,497 per annum with further progression opportunities to £33,309

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.

The Faculty of Science and Technology seeks to appoint an enthusiastic, talented and broadly-trained Demonstrator to primarily support the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences in education, research and professional practice. The post will be available from July 2020.

The post will support teaching and research in the department, including demonstrating for BSc Biomedical Sciences and BSc Medical Science. The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in a relevant biomedical / biological subject, and will preferably have experience of working within a university. A positive and engaging approach with students, a willingness to learn, and knowledge of appropriate health and safety issues and procedures, are also key.

A demonstrator is required to support an extensive range of practical-based teaching linked with BSc Biomedical Sciences and BSc Medical Science, as well as other degrees including BSc Biological Sciences. Practical knowledge and demonstration of state-of-the-art technology for biomedical analysis will require a dedicated and knowledgeable individual, with expertise across diverse disciplines such as genetics, immunology, haematology, pharmacology, toxicology, stem cell science, cell culture and pathology. Knowledge of the legal aspects of working with human tissues, processing clinical data and preparing clinical type reports would also be ideal.

Bournemouth University is an equal opportunities employer. We hold an institutional bronze Athena Swan award for our work supporting gender equality in STEM subjects and the department of Life and Environmental Sciences is in the process of applying for a departmental award. Bournemouth University also holds Disability Two Ticks status and work closely with DisabledGo as well as having signed the Mindful Employer charter and Time to Change Employer pledge.

This appointment is part of a strategic investment in the research and teaching of medical sciences at Bournemouth University. 

For further information or the opportunity for an informal visit, please contact Dr Emilie Hardouin ( or Professor Rick Stafford ( by email.

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form.  Alternatively please email the HR Services Team at quoting the appropriate reference (FST469)

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment.  We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society. To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Closing date: (Midnight) Tuesday 5 October 2021

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