Anatomy Demonstrator

London (Greater) (GB)
£21.56 per hour
Mar 31, 2021
End of advertisement period
May 02, 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description
Anatomy Demonstrators teach and supervise undergraduate students in the Department of Anatomy, as well as those students studying Dental and Medical programmes. This is done via tutorial, dissections and other classes. Demonstrators are also involved in the teaching of external groups (e.g. osteopathic medicine, sport therapy, nursing etc.). They may be required occasionally to assist in the setting and marking of 'spot' examinations.  Some of our Demonstrators are also required to design, teach and assess a series of tutorials on the Advanced Human Anatomy module. All Demonstrators are required to produce prosections to be used for teaching.

All Demonstrators are given expert guidance on the subject of Anatomy and given training for postgraduate surgical and radiological examinations.  Reasonable time will be given to sit professional surgical examinations and to attend recognised courses of study. Demonstrators will receive instruction on aspects of Clinical Anatomy relevant to the classes in which they are involved. These will be delivered by academic members of the Department responsible for organising the Dental, Medical and Science courses.
All Demonstrators are offered research opportunities, which are discussed with them upon arrival. Supervision and guidance for these projects are given by the academic staff of the Department. Demonstrators are encouraged to present their projects at a scientific meeting (e.g. British Association of Clinical Anatomy), and to submit an abstract or paper for publication. Such research is not obligatory but useful in today's competitive postgraduate training. 
Weekly teaching meetings provide a forum for the Demonstrators to discuss any issues and plan for the week ahead. 
This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 9 months. 
This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent during term-time, but some flexibility exists to fit in occasional locum work elsewhere during quieter periods.

Key responsibilities

  • Teaching practical anatomy to medical, dental, BSc and MSc students. 
  • Preparing prosections
  • Designing and running tutorials for 3rd year BSc and iBSc students 
  • Acting as Personal Tutor to iBSc students 
  • Supervision of anatomical projects for BSc and iBSc students 
  • Assessments of BSc and iBSc students (construction of exam questions and marking) 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  
Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria 
1.       Medical degree (MBBS) 
2.       Have at least 2yrs post-graduate experience 
3.       Teaching experience 
4.       Research experience 
5.       Leadership skills 
6.       Communication skills 
7.       Show commitment to a career in surgery or radiology 
Desirable criteria
1.       Have a pass in MRCS A 
2.       Have teaching qualification (e.g. PGCert) 
3.       Have a BSc or iBSc qualification 
4.       Record of publications and/or presentations 
Further information
To apply, please follow the instructions on the Departmental webpage;
Application deadline is the end of April and interviews will be conducted in May.