Graduate Teaching Assistant - School of Life and Health Sciences

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£25,298 to £30,175 per annum
06 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Graduate Teaching Assistant
School of Life and Health Sciences
Salary:  £25,298 to £30,175 per annum
Grade:  Grade 07
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (6 years)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Sunday 30 April 2017
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R170139

Aston University’s School of Life and Health Sciences (LHS) was ranked 5th in the UK for professions allied to health in the last Research Excellence Framework.  Our Biological and Biomedical Sciences programmes are ranked 23rd in the UK in the 2016 National Students Survey with an overall satisfaction of 95%. In addition, these programmes were ranked Top 10 in the UK on satisfaction with teaching, feedback and overall student satisfaction in the 2017 Guardian University Guide.

The Biological & Biomedical Sciences Subject group within the School of Life & Health Sciences now wishes to strengthen its high quality teaching team by the appointment of a Graduate Teaching Assistant to support delivery and assessment of taught materials across the Biological & Biomedical Sciences programmes, whilst studying, part-time, for a PhD.

The post is a 6 year fixed term contract with expected teaching commitments for up to 31 weeks of the year (term time only). Outside of term time, and at other times when teaching commitments are low, the post holder will have the opportunity for research into the role of transglutaminases in microbial physiology and pathogenesis. The School will cover the PhD registration costs and provide a contribution to research consumables.

Applications are therefore invited from ambitious, self-motivated candidates to undertake a novel and exciting teaching and research role within the School of Life & Health Sciences.  Candidates should hold a degree in Biological, Biomedical or other relevant discipline and/or equivalent experience. They will possess excellent communications skills and demonstrate a keen interest and ability in teaching and research.  If a suitable teaching qualification is not already held, the successful applicant will be expected to complete the PGCHE at Aston University.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Russell Collighan at or Dr Tony Worthington at

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