If you have recently completed a doctorate in a related area, you might be considering lecturing jobs in biochemistry. At jobs.ac.uk we’ve created this Biochemistry Lecturer jobs profile to give you more of an insight in to this career.
Biochemists are in demand within a wide range of sectors globally and higher education has seen an increase in interest and applications to biochemistry degree programmes in recent years. Lecturers in this field come from a range of backgrounds, both academic and professional. Universities look for outstanding candidates who can deliver practical, research-led teaching to ensure graduates have the knowledge and skills for a career in biochemistry.
Biochemistry lecturers deliver specialist lectures and laboratory classes to students at all levels across biological sciences and beyond. It is a highly diverse discipline which incorporates pharmaceutics, chemistry, biology, biophysics and biomaterials. Biochemistry academics also work closely with other institutions and external partners to deliver innovative applied research.
In this post, we look at three typical lecturing roles related to biochemistry, the qualifications and experience you will need and where to find jobs.
Biochemistry Lecturer Job Descriptions:
- Lecturer in Biochemistry
- Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences (teaching-focused)
- Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science
What does a Biochemistry Lecturer do?
Biochemistry lecturers deliver lectures, tutorials and laboratory-based classes to undergraduate and postgraduate students across biological sciences.
- Delivering cross-disciplinary, specialist teaching within a variety of settings.
- Carrying out collaborative biochemistry research and knowledge transfer activities.
- Producing high-quality scientific outputs and publications.
- Student project supervision at all levels.
- Developing research proposals and generating external funding.
- Mentoring students as a personal tutor.
What qualifications and experience do you need?
A PhD in biochemistry or related biosciences discipline and extensive knowledge of biochemistry degree programmes, teaching and learning would be essential for a lecturing post. Evidence of a high-quality research output record (commensurate with your career stage) and in-depth knowledge of using state-of-the-art biochemical laboratory equipment would also be essential.
Associate Fellowship with Advance HE would be highly desirable.
What’s the pay?
A lecturer in biochemistry can expect a starting salary in the range of £37,386 to £43,155 p.a., depending on qualifications and teaching and research experience.
What can it lead to?
After completing several years as a lecturer, you could apply for a senior lecturer in biochemistry position. Promotion would depend on your research and teaching record and the availability of senior-level positions within the School or Faculty.
- Lecturer in Biotechnology
- Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences
- Lecturer in Immunology and Pharmaceutical Science
Where can I find Lecturer in Biochemistry jobs?
Biochemistry is a highly diverse area spanning biological, physical and natural sciences, engineering and medicine. Therefore, you will find there is global demand for lecturers who can deliver high-quality, multi-disciplinary biochemistry education and research. Most lectureships are offered on a full-time, permanent basis and the busiest time for recruitment to lecturing posts is around May and June.
Find Lecturer in Biochemistry jobs here.