Senior Lecturer / Senior lecturer in Forensic Science

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
16 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Health and Life Sciences

Senior lecturer in Forensic Science - Ref HLS17/31
Full Time
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Lecturer: £34,520  - £38,832 :  Senior Lecturer: £39,922 - £49,149

Northumbria University Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe.

Northumbria is ranked 48th in the Guardian league table 2018, and ranked in the Top 200 Under 50 global University rankings.

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is passionate about the principles and applications of Science and Technology in all its forms and strives to be excellent in research, teaching and innovation.

Working within the Department of Applied Sciences, in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, you will provide expertise in the area of Forensic Biology, to further enhance research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities, (candidates with skills and experience in analysis of body fluids are particularly encouraged to apply). This will include designing, developing and delivering high quality teaching provision, undertaking research to produce quality academic outputs and participating in external activity to generate income and promote the subject area.

Forensic Science is an established aspect of the Department’s research and teaching portfolio, with state-of-the-art facilities for teaching, including recently refurbished, well equipped laboratories and a crime house facility. The department has a wealth of research allied to the forensic area, including the areas of biochemistry and molecular biology, microscopy suite (including fluorescence and laser capture), tissue culture, complemented by high performance computing and dedicated facilities for metabolomics, proteomics and genomics (including MySeq and PacBio sequencing platforms). Our research-informed teaching supports all of our undergraduate and post graduate  Chemistry and Bioscience programmes.

Our Forensic Science Unit is building a strong research profile, following the Departments strong contribution to the Universities’ REF2014 submission, that helped to place Northumbria in the top 50 Universities for research power.

The succesful candidate must hold a first degree and be qualified to Doctoral level in a relevant Forensic Science; have subject expertise in the area of with specialist knowledge gained through research activity, professional practice or consultancy. A proven ability to deliver high quality research led teaching and have an appropriate publication profile are essential. Applicants with an interest in collaboration across discipline boundaries are encouraged to apply.  

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr. St. John Usher (Head of Department) by email: or Tel. 0191 227 4927.

For more information about the Department, please visit our homepage -

For further information about this vacancy and for details on how to apply, please visit Northumbria University’s website at the following link:
Northumbria University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and particularly females who are currently under-represented in this area.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Closing Date:  15th February 2018 at 23:59