jobs.ac.uk have created a Pharmaceutical Science Jobs Profile centered around academic jobs in lecturing.
Pharmaceutical science lecturers contribute to a variety of teaching and research activities across medical, biosciences and life sciences Faculties and Schools.
Pharmaceutical Science Lecturing job duties include:
- Delivery of lectures and laboratory classes to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
- Curriculum and module design and development.
- Supervision of student projects and work placements.
- Undertaking individual and collaborative research relevant to the School or Faculty.
- Identifying external sources of funding and developing bids and proposals.
- Disseminating research outcomes through publication in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals.
- Presenting at conferences and events.
What qualifications and experience do you need?
A PhD in biochemistry, synthetic chemistry, pharmacology or a related area would be essential for pharmaceutical science lecturing jobs. You would also need to demonstrate evidence of high-quality postdoctoral research in a field related to pharmacology.
Experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level would also be essential. Although not always necessary, holding a Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice (PCAP) and/or Fellowship of Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy) would be desirable.
Having a professional experience as either a biochemist or pharmacologist in industry would give your application the edge.
What’s the pay?
A lecturer in pharmaceutical science can expect a starting salary in the range of £44,414 to £52,851 p.a. depending on qualifications and experience.
What can it lead to?
After five to seven years as a lecturer, you could progress to senior lecturer or associate professor. Promotion depends on the quality of your research and teaching and your ability to help students into a career in pharmaceutical science.
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Where can I find jobs?
Applications to pharmaceutical science and biochemistry degrees have increased in recent years, with higher education being at the forefront of the discovery of new drugs and treatments which meet the complex health challenges of the 21st century.
Therefore, specialist lecturers and researchers are in demand to ensure universities deliver high-quality pharmacology education and research, particularly those with professional experience working as a biochemist or pharmacologist.
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