Lecturer in Forensic and Analytical Science

Staffordshire (GB)
£33,943 pa
04 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
13 Sep 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Keele University

Faculty of Natural Sciences

School of Chemical and Physical Science

Lecturer in Forensic and Analytical Science

Grade 7a Starting salary: £33,943 pa

Post Ref: KU00000555

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £150 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at

This post represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to join Keele University’s School of Chemical and Physical Sciences. The School is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Forensic and Analytical Science, the post will be available from October 2017. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and thriving Forensic Science section, which has been ranked by the Complete University Guide as 1st in the UK, and has ambitious plans for further growth. Within the School there is an excellent teaching infrastructure, and a strong commitment and track record in providing high quality educational programmes. In addition to our strong teaching commitment, this role also represents an excellent opportunity to develop an individual’s research profile. Over the past few years there has been significant investment in our research infrastructure including state of the art analytical equipment and research space.

This post is designed to strengthen the analytical science aspects of the Forensic Science programmes and to build on the research in this area. The appointed person will have a PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Forensic Science, or a closely related subject, and will ideally have experience working in an analytical/forensic laboratory environment, preferably in drug related analyses, but other areas will also be considered. You will be expected to support both the Forensic Science undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including delivering taught sessions and managing project/laboratory work.  Individuals must have a strong commitment to research and will be expected to demonstrate an ability to carry out high quality independent research and to develop an externally funded, internationally competitive research programme that will complement and enhance our existing research profile in forensic/analytical science.

Keele University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter, and values equality and diversity across our workforce.  We strive to ensure that our workforce is representative of broader society, and therefore, we would actively welcome applications from women for this role. 

Please note this appointment is subject to medical clearance and on-going medical surveillance by the University Occupational Health provider.

Closing date: 13 September 2017.
Interview date: 6 October 2017.

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