An increase in demand for pharmacology jobs means an increase in the need for universities to recruit experts who can train aspiring pharmacology professionals while making world-leading breakthroughs in medical science.
Pharmacology lecturers contribute to various teaching and research activities across medical, biosciences and life sciences faculties and schools.
- Teaching and assessment of pharmacology-related undergraduate and postgraduate students
- Small group teaching of seminars, practical classes and tutorials
- Conducting individual and collaborative research projects
- Securing funding for research and publication of outcomes
- Forging relationships with professional bodies and industry contacts
What qualifications and experience do you need?
A PhD in Pharmacology or related biomedicine/biochemistry discipline would be essential for pharmacology lecturing positions. You would also need to have undertaken high quality postdoctoral research in a field related to pharmacology.
Although not always necessary, a recognised teaching qualification is highly desirable.
What’s the pay?
Salaries for pharmacology lecturers start in the region of £30,000 to £49,999, depending on qualifications and experience.
What can it lead to?
The next step up for a pharmacology lecturer would be senior lecturer or associate professor. Promotion depends on research output and the quality of your teaching.
- Lecturer in Pharmaceutics
- Lecturer in Drug Discovery
- Lecturer in Molecular Biology
- Lecturer in Public Health
Where can I find pharmacology jobs?
You will find pharmacology lecturer jobs in university medicine and bioscience schools. Most lectureships are offered on a full-time, permanent basis and the busiest time for recruitment to lecturing posts is around May and June.