Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science

University of Northampton
Northampton, Northamptonshire
£34,804 - £49,553
Closing date
5 Aug 2021

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The Science subject area is seeking an inspirational, student focused Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science to join our team. You will join a dynamic and collegiate team, with a strong culture of student focused teaching and high impact research. In 2019, we admitted our first cohort of students onto a brand new BSc Biomedical Science and as such we are looking to expand our team.

The successful applicant will teach primarily within the Life Sciences team to undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with the expectation to teach on topics related to the new programme. You will also support the programme leader with recruitment and open day events. As an academic, you will also be expected to contribute to the research output of the Subject Area and work with other researchers in related areas.  This is supported through our Molecular Biosciences Research Group and 25 days of annual scholarly leave.

About you

In response to our growing new programme, we are seeking someone with expertise in at least one of the following areas: clinical biochemistry, pathology (histopathology / cytopathology), clinical immunology. An ability to teach across the wider subject area and contribute to other programmes will be considered an advantage. Previous experience of teaching, module leadership, and use of learning technologies are desirable.

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 closely with our Laboratory Manager, Technical staff and collaborators at local hospital and public health groups, as well as other lecturers, so will need to have strong communication skills and an understanding of how the biomedical professions work.



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


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


The Life Sciences team form part of the Science Subject Area alongside Sport and Exercise Sciences and Environmental and Geographical Sciences. Most of the team are part of the Centre for Physical Activity and Life Sciences and we have recently submitted to the Biological Sciences Unit of Assessment for REF.

The area covers Biomedical Science, Biological Science, Human Bioscience, Biology, Health Studies and Health Science, as well as MSc Molecular Bioscience. The area supports many postgraduate research students and staff possessing a PhD are actively encouraged to become involved in supervision of projects.

If you have any questions, please contact Deputy Subject Leader Dr Alexandra Woodacre  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.

Interview date: 12th August 2021.

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