Lecturer in Microbiology

£39,324 - £46,924 per year Pro Rata
04 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Knowledgeable and experienced, you will  support delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in medical microbiology and biotechnology, developing your own, high quality research as past of this appointment. 

You will need a Phd in microbiology or a related discipline and have extensive knowledge of the learning and teaching approaches related to microbiology, and of laboratory skills in microbiology or applied microbiology.

The School has established three research themes that align directly with the principal areas of delivery across the taught provision. These three areas are: Research in Chemical Sciences (including analytical chemistry, drug design, formulation science and sterile manufacture of medicines); Research in Biological Sciences (incorporating biomedical sciences, physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and nutrition), and Practice Research (including all patient-facing activities, professional experience and educational research). Each of these themes is led by an experienced Professor with a proven international research reputation and track record in generating external funding.  Academic staff appointed to PALS should be research active in an area which aligns with the research themes of the school.

The successful applicant will require a disclosure check.

Closing Date: 21 October 2016


Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of School



This post is required primarily to support delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in medical microbiology and biotechnology.  The successful applicant will be expected to develop their own, high quality research as past of this appointment.  Some additional inter-professional support across the other undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the School may be required.


Deliver teaching in applied microbiology, medical microbiology and related areas in collaboration with the Teaching Group Leader and module/course leaders.  Contribute to the teaching and assessment of microbiology skills in an academic, laboratory and simulated learning environment.

Contribute to the development of teaching and assessment in microbiology as part of a team.

Develop high quality research in microbiology, or a related field.

Utilise technology to support and enhance learning.

Be responsible for Health and Safety requirement for staff and students within microbiology laboratories.

Assist in planning of laboratory practical exercises and effective utilisation of resources.

Undertake appropriate professional development.

Perform other duties as assigned by the Teaching Group Leader or Head of School.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

First Degree and PhD in Microbiology, or related field.

Knowledge and Experience

Knowledge of learning and teaching approaches related to microbiology

Knowledge of laboratory skills in microbiology or applied microbiology


Evidence of relevant post-doctoral study and experience of independent grant success

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Membership of appropriate Professional Bodies or Higher Education Academy

Knowledge and Experience

Experience of teaching and assessing topics in microbiology, or related disciplines.

Experience of developing learning and teaching sessions and courses.

Experience of independent research in microbiology, or a related area (including a publication in high-impact, peer reviewed publication).

Experience of ongoing professional development.


Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner

Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare - Experience of calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress, dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters and providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support

Behaviour 3:Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of providing standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum

Behaviour 4:Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards 

Behaviour 5:Liaison and Networking - Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships, leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest and leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation

Behaviour 6:Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings

See also:
Lecturer in Microbiology.pdf