Professor in Biomedical Science

Canterbury, Kent (GB)
From £68,892 and above per annum
22 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
21 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time


The School of Psychology and Life Sciences is a vibrant and diverse community of academics, postgraduate and undergraduate students with approximately 150 academic staff and 30 professional service and technical support staff, providing innovative multi-disciplinary science and social science education across a range of both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to approximately 2000 students. 

The school is organised into three Sections and you will work within the Section of Natural and Applied Sciences (NAS), joining an energetic and multidisciplinary team of about 20 academic staff. The Section runs a number of single honours degree programmes that integrate the core sciences (chemistry, physics and biology) including both BSc Biomedical Science and BSc Human Biology pathways. The BSc Biomedical Science pathway is also offered with an integrated MSci. The science programmes within the Section are all offered with a foundation (Level 0) entry and the Section also offers an MPhil/PhD in Biological Sciences and an MSc by Research in Biosciences. Our laboratory facilities are based within the University’s new £70m STEM building that houses CCCU’s specialist laboratory facilities. Within this STEM building, NAS is located alongside the new Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS), other lab-based disciplines in PLS, and the new School of Engineering, Technology and Design. We also have a specialist Life Sciences Industry Liaison Lab based at Discovery Park, Sandwich, one of Europe’s leading science and technology parks and a site that is currently building a specialism in neurological and optical research. This Liaison Lab provides industry-relevant experience of commercial standard laboratories to students studying courses across the life sciences and facilitates research collaboration with industries based at Discovery Park.

The school has an extensive research and knowledge exchange (RKE) portfolio that focuses on the impact of our work on stakeholders. In the last Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment (REF 2021), the majority of the School’s submitted impact case studies were assessed to be world leading or internationally excellent. This RKE activity contributes to a research-enhanced offer to students that embeds research involvement in the curriculum and allows students to experience first-hand how the subjects and disciplines they are studying make a difference to society, the environment and to people’s lives.

The Role

The University is growing its capacity in science and wishes to appoint two enthusiastic and experienced candidates to posts at Senior Lecturer, Reader or Principal Lecturer or at Professor level (commensurate with experience) in Biomedical Science or a related field (e.g. Immunology, Cancer Biology). The successful candidates will have an active involvement in the organisation and delivery of Biomedical Science courses across undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Experience of teaching in a higher education setting is desirable, especially if it includes course leadership and Course or Programme Director role experience. The ideal candidates will also have strong track records in carrying out internationally recognized research and/or a strong background in practice (e.g. clinical practice, industry sector etc.). The posts also require applicants to be able to deliver across the wider Natural and Applied Sciences (NAS) curriculum and the supervision of research project students, and teaching specialist modules.

A PhD is not a requirement, we will also consider applicants with relevant and extensive experience in clinical or medical/biomedical practice. If a successful candidate had interest in completing a part-time PhD while in post, this would be supported as far as possible. We are particularly interested to hear from applicants with a keen interest and research profile in neuroscience or anatomy and physiology as well as the blood sciences, including the fields of immunology or haematology. The post holders will be a member of the NAS academic team and will work closely with the other members of the team in the planning, delivery, assessment and evaluation of programmes. The post holders should also be able to demonstrate their independent research potential in an area that complements or strengthens existing research activity within the School.

Informal enquiries about the role may be made to the Head of School, Professor Andrew Edwards (

Additional Information

Canterbury Christ Church University truly welcomes fresh perspectives and new voices. We want you to bring the real you to work, so we are committed to building a genuinely inclusive working environment where everyone is welcomed and where everyone can have a true sense of belonging. Our spirit of community will help us to eliminate discrimination and will enable us all to thrive in a culture that is underpinned by fairness and justice. We therefore seek people to join us who will proactively support and shape this aim and contribute in their own unique way. If this is you, then we are waiting to hear from you …. #yourCCCU.

How to Apply

Start date for applications: 9/03/2023
Closing date for applications: 1/05/2023
Interviews are to be held: Week commencing 8/05/2023

Please note, Canterbury Christ Church University reserve the right to bring the closing date of this position forward where a high volume of applications are received

For posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as uploading your CV, a cover letter (of no more than 2 A4 pages) outlining how you meet the criteria for this post, and any supporting documents. 

If you require further information regarding the application process please contact the Recruitment Team at quoting the relevant reference number REQ03946. Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.
Prior consideration will be given to applicants in the University’s redeployment pool. No agencies, thank you.