Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science

Waterside Campus
£34,804 - £49,553 per annum
01 Feb 2021
01 Mar 2021
Job Function
Biomedical Scientist
Contract Type
Full Time

The Science Subject Area is seeking a student-focused Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science with applied clinical expertise that they are able to translate to the university setting. You will join a collegiate and expanding team with a strong culture of student-focused teaching and high impact research. In 2019, we welcomed our first BSc Biomedical Science students and 2021 will see the introduction of the BSc Biological Sciences degree alongside our existing undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. You will primarily teach Biomedical Science, but an ability to teach across the wider Life Sciences will be considered an advantage. You will be supported to establish or continue existing research projects through dedicated scholarly leave and our Molecular Bioscience Research Group and will also be expected to support the university through open days and public outreach events.

About you 

The successful applicant will have expertise in haematology/transfusion science, histopathology/cytopathology, clinical immunology or biochemistry and experience as a Biomedical or Clinical Scientist. You will need excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work closely with our technical and academic teams to bring your professional experience to life for students. Experience of teaching in higher education and use of learning technologies is desirable, but teaching experience in other settings (eg. professional development courses) will also be considered.  You will be an enthusiastic and proactive team member who can take an active role in developing new teaching resources. You will need to work in a dynamic and fast-moving environment and have excellent time management and organisational skills to successfully meet the expectations of diverse roles and responsibilities.



  • Degree qualification or equivalent in relevant subject
  • Masters degree in relevant subject (Senior Lecturer)
  • Professional Recognition as HEA Fellow (D2) or teaching qualification recognised by HESA, or willingness to obtain within an agreed timescale


  • Relevant professional registration. e.g. IBMS; HCPC  
  • Doctorate in relevant subject , completed or within 12 months of completion 


The post will be based in the Science Subject area in the Division of Life Sciences alongside Sport & Exercise and Environmental & Geographical Sciences. Most of the team are part of the Physical Activity and Life Sciences research centre and active projects include the identification of novel prognostic markers for cancer patients and improving methods for detection of bacteria in medical devices and acute infections. Undergraduate degree provision in the Life Sciences includes BSc Biological Science, BSc Biology, BSc Biomedical Science, BSc Health Sciences, BA Health Studies and BSc Human Bioscience as well as MSc Molecular Bioscience and supervision of postgraduate research students.

For informal enquiries please contact the Deputy Subject Leader: alexandra.woodacre@northampton.ac.uk 

About Us

The University of Northampton’s focus on a personalised learning experience for our students was recently cited by HEFCE as a reason for our Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. To augment this approach further we have adopted an ‘Active Blended Learning’ (ABL) approach which places greater emphasis on student-centred activities that support the development of subject knowledge, understanding, independent learning and digital fluency. Successful candidates for academic posts at the University of Northampton will be expected to adopt ABL as standard in their teaching practice.

This is an exciting time to join our University following our relocation in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching and the ABL model. We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.

The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and planet.

Right to Work 

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


We are proud of our diverse student population and applications from Black Asian Minority Ethnic student grow year on year. Equality and the promotion of inclusion are a key value that we are proud to promote. To embed this across the University, to achieve diversity amongst its staff and to improve staff representation, we would like to encourage applications from women, people living with disabilities, and those from the LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.