Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£38,639 to £41,998
28 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
11 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering

Department of Life Sciences

Location: City South Campus
Salary: £38,639 to £41,998 per annum Permanent
Posted On: Thursday 14 July 2022
Closing Date: Thursday 11 August 2022
Interview Date: Friday 09 September 2022
Reference: 072022-392

Are you a talented educator who is passionate about inspiring the next generation of Biomedical Engineers? If so, Birmingham City University is looking to recruit an experienced Engineer to join our vibrant integrated teaching & research team within the Department of Life Sciences. 

You will be involved with delivering teaching associated with our Undergraduate and Postgraduate Biomedical Engineering students. For this role we are particularly seeking applicants who have expertise and strong technical background in one or more of these specialisms; Bionics, Biomechanics, Human motion analysis, Design and development of prosthetics, orthotics devices, 3D simulation using the principles of finite element modelling.  

We also welcome applicants from; Mechatronics, Medical-robotics, Medical device design and development background who can demonstrate a strong cross-disciplinary expertise in; designing, developing / implementing innovative biomedical engineering solutions for problems associated with human biomechanics or orthopaedics.

The successful candidate will: 

  • Play a pivotal role in leading modules at our undergraduate and postgraduate provisions in Biomedical Engineering and associated pathways - delivered in-house and in collaboration with partner organisations based nationally or internationally.  
  • Contribute to specialist input / provide appropriate learning and teaching and pastoral support for Biomedical Engineering students at undergraduate level within the department, as and when appropriate.  
  • Seek ways of improving performance by reflecting on; teaching design / delivery and obtaining and analysing feedback from small group tutorials to large lectures at undergraduate and post-graduate level.
  • Adapting and developing teaching materials and managing learning cohorts.
  • Setting and marking assessments and provide constructive feedback to students as part of a teaching team.
  • Liaise with appropriate stakeholders (internal and external to the university), to lead on; student admissions and recruitment and outreach activities including open days.
  • Establish individual research and/or knowledge transfer portfolio in the chosen area of Biomedical Engineering and engage with wider department level research and enterprise activities. 


  • Hold a PhD in Biomedical Engineering or an associated field where the applied technical expertise is associated with; Biomechanics, Prosthetics or Orthotics, Bionics, Medical Robotics and or have equivalent industry experience.  
  • Excellent working knowledge of industrial standard technical tools associated with Mechanical / Material strength testing.
  • Excellent working knowledge with 3D human motion capture systems
  • Excellent working knowledge in one or more of professional / industrial standard software packages such as; Simpleware / Mimics, Ansys, Catia, AutoCAD, Solidworks, or other associated software tools as appropriate for; the field of biomedical engineering.  
  • Knowledge of UK HE system and ability to use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students
  • Demonstrate experience in; excellent teaching practice and quality management / enhancement strategies within the UK HE system, in the relevant subject discipline. 
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal office hours as and when required.


  • Have a strong record of research and research publications. 
  • Hold a Fellow status / eligible for a Senior Fellow status under the Higher Education Academy’s Professional Standards Framework.
  • Experience of managing flexible work based learning / collaborative provisions via distance learning mode with partner organizations (in the UK or abroad).

Birmingham City University has the drive and ambition to be a leading seat of teaching and research excellence. We are passionate about providing our learners with a transformational journey, enabled by an exceptional and supportive academic community.

With around 26,900 students from 100 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse learning community. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate academics, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance all support our graduates’ future employability.

The Department of Life Sciences within the School of Health Sciences is a thriving, vibrant, and inspiring learning community committed to excellence in, high quality learning and teaching and research and impactful stakeholder engagement. We are a practice-based school, with brand new state-of-the-art facilities (£41million), including the 3D human motion capture suite, making our teaching and research relevant to the evolving healthcare technology market by partnering with local and global enterprise

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