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Lecturer in Medical Sciences

University of Aberdeen - School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 per annum. Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th September 2021
Closes: 31st October 2021
Job Ref: IMS217A

Type of Contract: Substantive

We are seeking to appoint talented individuals to 6 Lecturer positions, with research interests that use cell and molecular approaches within the medical sciences. These researchers will have an excellent track record of published research, a capacity for innovation and collaboration across the medical sciences, a passion for communicating their subject to the next generation of scientists and medical and dental students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and evidence of ability to secure grant income. Evidence of the ability to develop commercial impact from research would be of additional interest.

Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with interests within one of the following areas of the medical sciences where we have internationally recognised strengths; arthritis and musculoskeletal science; cardiovascular disease, stroke and metabolic health including obesity; neuroscience including neurodevelopment; women’s health; developmental biology; genetics; cancer; molecular and medical microbiology. Research with a focus on precision medicine would be of additional interest.

Candidates will expect to contribute actively to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and develop new teaching. They will have, or work towards, Fellowship (FHEA) under the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching, or equivalent.

The purpose of these posts reflects the standard academic contract to deliver approximately 50% each of research and teaching activities. Help and time will be given to support both areas of work.

Candidates must have a PhD in a medical or biological science with a proven ability to attract funding commensurate with career stage, publish papers in high quality journals, make collaborative research links across disciplines and evidence research excellence commensurate with their stage of career. Experience of some teaching and assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate level is essential; research student supervision would be an advantage. Within their qualifications, applicants may have expertise in Neuroscience, Genetics, Immunology, Biochemistry, Genetics/Genomics, Sports Science, Pharmacology, Physiology.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (42,149 – £50,296 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa. At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Natalie Reid, HR Adviser (e-mail: for further information.

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact: Professor Bhattacharya (e-mail: or Professor Paul Fowler (e-mail: or  Professor Gordon McEwan (e-mail:

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The closing date for the receipt of applications is 31st October 2021

The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition holds a Bronze Athena Swan award and embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring. Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

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