Lecturer in Forensic and Analytical Chemistry

Staffordshire (GB)
£34,520 - £39,992
21 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Keele University


Lecturer in Forensic and Analytical Chemistry

Grade 7a Starting salary £34,520 - £39,992

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 £134 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 Chemistry. 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 in 2018, 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 support the analytical aspects of the Forensic Science programmes as well as the MSc Analytical Science for Industry and MSci Forensic and Analytical Investigation degree programmes within the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences. The appointed person will have a PhD in in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Forensic Science, or a closely related subject. Experience and links to industry would be advantageous particularly in the area of drug analysis. You will be expected to support both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including delivering taught sessions and managing project/laboratory work. As a research led institution, we welcome applications from individuals with a strong commitment to research. In particular, the post-holder will be expected to demonstrate an ability to carry out high quality research and will be expected 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.  

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles. 

Post Ref: KU00000736

Closing date for applications: 26 April 2018. 

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