Job details


School of Human Sciences

Responsible to

Head of Biomedical and Forensic Science


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£33,309 to £50,296 per annum

Closing date

Monday 24 January 2022

Contract type


Post type




About the role

An exciting new opportunity for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science and Histopathology to be involved in developing and delivering an innovative and flexible range of learning and teaching materials across modules that provide high quality, accessible learning opportunities and an exceptional student experience in line with the University’s strategic objectives, ensuring that employability and ‘real-world’ learning are at the heart of the curriculum. You will also be engaged in research which influences leading edge practice, informs, and inspires. 

You should have the following (a) competency in a range of relevant laboratory and practical skills including clinical histopathology, clinical pathology mechanisms of disease at the macroscopic, microscopic and molecular level that are linked to biomedical Science related research and teaching (b) knowledge within the subject area of biomedical science and understanding the interplay amongst between cell signalling mechanisms and tissue processing within biomedical and human sciences discipline with the clear understanding of the environmental influences for biomedical health. Teaching experience in these specialist fields at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Experience of working within the biomedical research informed teaching, especially in oncology and toxicology, (c) knowledge of methods used in live operational aspects of biomedical research, computational histology and applying these in the field of clinical medicine.

Principal accountabilities

Learning / Teaching

  1. Effectively teach and facilitate learning on a range of subjects / modules within the subject area of histology, cellular biology, and histopathology on undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and post-experience programmes.
  2. Ensure that module / programme design and delivery comply with the quality standards and regulations of the University.
  3. Participate effectively in the assessment process, including the setting, marking and moderation of student work, providing constructive feedback and ensuring it is in accordance with quality assurance procedures.
  4. Participate in the continuing review and development of module/programme delivery, incorporating innovative study modes, learning environments and pedagogic practices to engage and stimulate students, deliver effective learning outcomes and develop the skills and attributes of the ‘Derby Graduate’.
  5. Take on relevant module leader and/or programme leader responsibilities, including associated marketing, recruitment, delivery and ongoing programme development activities.

Research / Scholarship

  1. Ensure that knowledge from research and scholarly activities informs and enhances learning and teaching, as well as extending it to appropriate external activities such as knowledge transfer activities.
  2. Engage in individual research and collaborate both internally and externally on research projects that are consistent with the College, and contribute to influencing leading edge practice in the University and contribution to the REF.
  3. Sustain and enhance the reputation of the University by publishing in appropriate quality journals and presenting at scholarly activities such as workshops, conferences and other similar events.
  4. Develop and maintain contacts and relationship with relevant professional, research and industrial organisations.
  5. Contribute to writing bids for externally funded research projects.


  1. Act as a personal tutor, supporting and mentoring students as appropriate.
  2. Provide pastoral care to students, referring when necessary to services that provide further support.
  3. Support marketing and student recruitment activities as required.
  4. Develop external links in order, for example, to support student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work, generate income or build relationships for future activities.
  5. Be responsible for administrative duties in areas such as admissions, timetabling, examinations and assessment of progress and student attendance.
  6. Contribute to effective cross College / University working.
  7. Observe and implement University policies and procedures.

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Learning / Teaching
Research / Scholarship

Skills, knowledge and abilities

Business requirements


As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

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How to apply

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Important information

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

Whilst this role is eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route, we recommend that you assess your individual eligibility before applying for this position.

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