Associate Lecturer in Human Microbiome Studies (maternity cover)

University of Reading

United Kingdom

July 12, 2021


Job reference: SRF35873

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 12/07/2021

Job live date: 15/06/2021

Salary: £30,942 - £40,322 per annum

Employment type: PM-Other Related

Department: School of Chemistry Food & Pharmacy

Division: Food and Nutritional Sciences

Hours per week: 1.00 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full time / Fixed term

We are seeking a motivated person with relevant expertise in microbiology and/or biochemistry to join our team and contribute to teaching on our MSc and BSc programmes.

This is a fixed term post covering maternity leave for up to 7 months starting on 01/09/2021. It is a teaching focussed post within the broad remit of gut microbiology and metabonomics.

The post will cover teaching activities that would principally be on the modules Microbes in Health and Disease (MSc) and undergraduate Biochemistry. The postholder will contribute further to teaching activities as outlined under the University's Grade 6 Teaching Role Profile. The postholder will be offered the opportunity to register for EDMAP1 if AFHEA qualification is not held.

Ideally, you will have:

  • Experience of teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level
  • A track record or commitment to developing innovative teaching activities

  • The ability to use and develop IT resources to support student learning

  • Evidence of engagement with relevant professional organisations and/or activities at national / international level

  • Experience of, or a commitment to, supporting academic administrative roles

  • A PhD in an aspect of Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences or a related field

  • Interview date: 22 July 2021

    Informal contact details

    Alternative informal contact details

    Contact role:

    Professor of Microbiology

    Contact role:

    Professor of Human Nutrition

    Contact name:

    GR Gibson

    Contact name:

    Gunter Kuhnle

    Contact phone:

    0118 378 8715

    Contact phone:

    0118 378 7723

    Contact email:

    Contact email:

    Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

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