Are you looking for senior lecturing jobs in biomedical sciences?
This popular field brings together all biosciences disciplines to train students aspiring to a career in diagnosing and treating disease. Senior lecturers in biomedical sciences lead research programmes and manage teaching and learning activities in a university.
In this post, we explore a typical senior lecturer job in this high-demand field, the experience and knowledge you’ll need and where to look for opportunities here at jobs.ac.uk.
What does a Biomedical Scientist do?
They analyse samples and conduct laboratory research to support disease diagnosis, prevention and treatment. They also monitor the effectiveness of treatments and carry out collaborative biomedical and biochemical research to develop new medicines.
Biomedical scientists are employed in the health and medical sector, higher education, research institutes and charities and the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries.
Senior Lecturer jobs in Biomedical Sciences
Senior lecturers in biomedical sciences are experienced and accomplished researchers. They also deliver research-led teaching to students following biomedical sciences, microbiology, biology and biochemistry programmes.
- Delivery of teaching and assessment at all levels.
- Conducting independent and collaborative research programmes in biomedical sciences.
- Contributing to established areas of research.
- Curriculum development and innovation.
- Publication of research outcomes.
- Preparing grant proposals and generating further funding.
- Student recruitment activities and mentoring of current students at all levels.
- Collaborating with specialists in the sector, external partners and industry.
How to Become a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences
This is a high-ranking academic role, so employers would expect candidates to have the following range of qualifications, experience and knowledge:
- A good first degree in a relevant biological sciences discipline or a primary medical degree.
- A PhD in a relevant biomedical sciences discipline.
- Postgraduate teaching qualification and/or Associate Fellowship of Advance HE (formerly the HEA).
Experience and knowledge
For this level of academic role, a significant track record of postdoctoral research attainment and peer-reviewed publication in an area of biomedical sciences would be essential.
Along with many years of interdisciplinary lecturing and teaching experience, you would also be required to demonstrate experience in curriculum development and supervising student research projects.
Employers would also expect you to emphasise your knowledge of current and future funding opportunities and how you would forge strong relationships with higher education partners, industry, government bodies and the broader community in your field.
What’s the pay?
Senior lecturers can expect a starting salary of around £43,484 to £56,093, depending on research records and teaching experience.
What can it lead to?
On gaining further teaching and research experience, the next step would be to apply for a professorship. Promotion would depend on the quality of your teaching and published research outcomes.
Where can I find Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences jobs?
This field is popular with students aspiring to scientific careers in the health and medical sectors. It’s a broad discipline and there is demand for multi-skilled lecturers who can juggle teaching and research across numerous disciplines.
At jobs.ac.uk you will find all the latest biomedical sciences job opportunities plus career development advice, CV tips and case studies from those already working in this complex and popular field. You can also get the latest jobs straight to your inbox by signing up for a jobs by email alert.
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