Lecturer in Microbial Biotechnology

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
£39,609 - £48,677 Grade 6
12 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Jun 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 23/06/2019
Salary £39,609 - £48,677 Grade 6
Package plus excellent benefits

Job description

Further your career in microbiology with Edinburgh Napier University

As a top 10 Modern UK University for bioscience, our School of Applied Sciences offers our students an experience beyond the classroom. Based in the heart of Scotland's historic and culturally rich capital city, we encourage student development through personalised learning and our strong links within industry.

At the School of Applied Sciences putting theory into practice is our guiding ethos, using science to help you make a difference. Our GBP 60 Million, purpose-built science and health campus in Sighthill houses a full range of cutting-edge facilities where staff, students and researchers tackle global and local issues affecting health, society and the environment.

Our current research examines microbiological interactions with a variety of hosts (humans, animals and plants) and with the wider environment. Our outputs have important applications in the control of human and animal disease, food production and microbial remediation of contaminated environments.  We have a strong reputation for applied education and research within life sciences, this is something that we are keen to develop and expand upon over the coming years. 

The role

Teaching focus in the areas of microbial biotechnology, particularly aspects of bioprocess technology, fermentation design and development, and cell technology.  Experience of quality management processes and regulatory frameworks would be an advantage.

Candidates will be responsible for the delivery of contemporary, applied education and scholarly activity across our microbiology and biotechnology programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the UK and overseas.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for individuals who have a passion for education, who will commit to enhancement and innovation in teaching. Supporting teaching programmes undertaken locally and overseas, so a willingness to travel would be beneficial.

We are looking to appoint a candidate who will develop and deliver high-quality teaching and assessment to support undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including supervising and supporting student project work in the laboratory.

Essential to this position is a doctorate level qualification within a related subject field. We are keen to speak with applied academics, with experience of working either directly within their chosen industry or with strong industrial links. 

To know more about this exciting opportunity please click here to view the role profile 

Benefits we offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 41 days annual leave (includes bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts

Additional Information

Salary: GBP 39,609 - GBP 48,677 Grade 6

  • Closing Date : 23rd June 2019 (midnight GMT)
  • Interview Date : Provisionally early July 2019

Please note that the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment. We are unable to sponsor any candidate for this role.

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status.  More details can be found here.