Lecturer in Biological Sciences (Data Science)
Faculty/Area: Faculty of Science and Engineering
School/Department: Department of Biological and Marine Sciences
Subject Group/Team: Biological Science
Salary: £43,434 to £50,296 per annum
Fixed Term for 3 years
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: Tuesday 12 July 2022
Applicants are required to submit a current CV and covering letter outlining
how their qualifications and experience meet the essential criteria in the
person specification within the job description.
Biological and Marine Sciences at the University of Hull has a strong
tradition of high-quality research and teaching. We offer Biochemistry,
Biology, Zoology and Marine Biology BSc degrees, an MSc in Environmental
Change Management and Monitoring (ECMM) and are home to a large, vibrant
community of postgraduate research students. We are looking to appoint an
experienced Lecturer in Biological Sciences to support teaching in data
analysis and experimental design, with a focus on directing the ECMM MSc
programme and leading our postgraduate data skills module.
Our research themes include evolutionary genomics, bioinformatics,
environmental DNA, aquatic ecotoxicology, chemical ecology, behavioural
ecology, marine sciences, and bioscience education research. Our teaching
reflects these research interests and covers the molecular sciences through to
applied ecology and colleagues also contribute to courses in Biomedical
Sciences, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Environmental Science and at the Hull
York Medical School.
Biologists at Hull have access to a wide range of laboratory and analytical
equipment including our super computer (VIPER), a brand new genomics
laboratory, eDNA facilities, a mass spectroscopy suite, microscopy suite,
marine and freshwater aquaria, with excellent technical support. Further
details about Biological and Marine Sciences can be found at
https: // www. hull.ac.uk/faculties/departments/department-of-biological-and-
We have a range of policies intended to assist new members of staff, and those
with family or other caring responsibilities. These include an agile working
policy, mentoring and induction processes, and each new starter is assigned a
specific colleague to assist in their first year. We welcome applications from
women and from minority groups and from those who have had unconventional and
interrupted careers. All appointments are made by a mixed gender panel.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities of the post
We are passionate about data literacy and teach R across our programmes from
the first year with bioinformatics from the second year. We are seeking a
Lecturer in Biology who can provide breadth to our existing research
expertise, and lead teaching in statistics (using R) and data literacy
primarily for our MSc students. The candidate will manage our MSc programme in
Environmental Change, Monitoring and Management, and will be expected to teach
methods of statistical analysis, and may teach bioinformatics and
biological/ecological modelling at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
depending on their research specialism. More information about the MSc can be
https: // www. hull.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/environmental-change-
Experience managing and analysing “big data” is essential and the University
is a member of the UK Reproducibility Network whose principles are embedded
into our teaching. Some familiarity with qualitative approaches at the
natural/social science interface would be an advantage. The candidate will be
supported to develop a portfolio of high-quality, externally-funded scientific
primary research, pedagogical research or knowledge exchange research and
delivery, according to their career specialism.
Lecturers engage in a wide range of supporting activities, including outreach,
schools liaison, student recruitment, graduation ceremonies and support for
academic activities outside of the University, such as service for learned
societies. These may require some work outside core office hours.
In your covering letter please refer directly to the criteria, given in the
person specification below. Applications will be assessed by the selection
panel according to these criteria.
For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Domino Joyce: firstname.lastname@example.org
At Hull we are committed to equality of opportunity, diversity and
inclusion at every level, because we believe a diverse workforce brings
broader expertise, improved innovation and greater success for all.
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or
applications from Recruitment Agencies.