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Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Dermatology

London (Central), London (Greater)
£51,974 - £61,021 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
20 Mar 2024

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We are seeking a motivated Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Dermatology. They must be able to contribute to the world-class research in the School of Cancer and Pharmaceutical Sciences. We require a skilled educator to teach postgraduate students in the field of medicines development and embed within the existing teaching and research structure at King’s College London.

The applicant must aspire to generate world-class research outputs in a field aligned to pharmaceutical dermatology with research in the fields of dermal drug delivery, skin biomarkers and in vivo evaluation of advanced therapeutics being particularly favoured. This should be evidenced by a publication track record that includes world leading or internationally excellent work. The applicant should have a strong, fundable research theme that would fit in with the School of Cancer and Pharmaceutical Sciences and have obvious potential for collaboration with researchers within the School, the Faculty, the UK and internationally.

The applicant must be able to demonstrate knowledge and practice of teaching students in higher education and be capable of leading higher education teaching delivery, administration, and assessment of students. The applicant must be able to supervise postgraduate research projects. 

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivaent.

Key responsibilities

  • Principle research investigator 
  • Supervisor of Post-doctoral researchers and PhD students 
  • Application and award of research funding as principal investigator to support a research programme in pharmaceutical dermatology 
  • Authoring of research publications that are internationally leading  
  • Delivery of teaching in medicines development and dermatology 
  • Supervision of postgraduate research projects 
  • Design of teaching programs in collaboration with members across the Faculty of Life Science & Medicine 
  • Marketing of teaching programs 
  • Engaging with the pharmaceutical industry partners 
  • Administration associated with research and teaching in higher education 

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. A PhD in pharmaceutical science 
  2. A sound (theoretical and practical) knowledge of pharmaceutical dermatology 
  3. Significant in vivo experience (holding a project and personal licenses) 
  4. Experience with dermatology research in human participants 
  5. Engagement in research of outstanding quality 
  6. Teaching experience in medicines development and dermatology 
  7. Supervision of postgraduate research projects 
  8. Excellent communication and presentation skills 

Desirable criteria

  1. Evidence of good team working skills 
  2. Evidence of international collaborations 
  3. Evidence of knowledge of advanced therapies


King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit:

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at

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