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Graduate Teaching Assistant (Biomedical Sciences) / PhD Studentship

Swansea University - Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science

Location: Swansea
Salary: £28,759 to £32,332 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd February 2024
Closes: 3rd March 2024
Job Ref: SU00096

Location: Singleton Campus, Swansea

Closing Date:3 March 2024

Interview Date: 15 March 2024

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. The University community thrives on exploration and discovery and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life.

Our stunning waterfront campuses and multicultural community make us a desirable workplace for colleagues from around the world. Our reward and benefits, and ways of working enable those who join us to have enriching careers, matched by an excellent work-life balance.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are seeking to appoint Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) who will contribute to teaching and assessment. This is a 4 year appointment, you will be employed by the University for 25% of your time, with 75% being allocated to completing your PhD. The employment contract will be issued for 3 years and 4 months, the final 4 months will be 100% PhD studentship to ensure completion.

Teaching contribution will be predominantly for undergraduate programmes in Biomedical Sciences including Applied Medical Sciences, Biochemistry, Medical Pharmacology and Genetics (https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/medicine/) with some support for postgraduate degrees in biomedical science (https://www.swansea.ac.uk/medicine-health-life-science/international/biomedical-sciences/). GTAs will be supported to apply for Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Authority. The postholder will also enrol for a PhD undertaking research aligned to existing research activity within the Medical School (https://www.swansea.ac.uk/medicine/research/) with the topics on offer for this current call listed in the accompanying job description.

The role provides an exciting opportunity to join Swansea University Medical School. The Medical School is a progressive, dynamic, and aspirational part of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science located on the Singleton Campus of Swansea University and provides an interdisciplinary approach, educating and training the next generation of doctors, life scientists, and health professionals. It collaborates with the NHS, business and the third sector in a spirit of open innovation and has established itself as a world-class place to learn, research and innovate. The Medical School ranks top 5 for research quality (REF2021) and is consistently highly ranked in various subject-specific teaching league tables. The Medical School became the first department within the University to achieve an Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) Athena SWAN Charter Silver Award in 2015, and this was re-awarded in 2019 in recognition of its commitment to equality. The University also holds the Athena SWAN Charter Silver Award. Swansea is a great place to live and work, the gateway to the Gower with its fantastic beaches and close to the Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog).

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

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