Resource Development Assistant

Kingston University
June 30, 2024
Offerd Salary:£677k
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Resource Development Assistant


Faculty of Health, Science, Social Care & Education


School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry

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  • Job Description (PDF, 143.8kb)
  • This is an exciting opportunity to work within the Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences on the area of curriculum development. This post forms part of our continuing work on ensuring our curricula are inclusive and support the outcomes of all our students, regardless of their background. The purpose of the role is to create, curate and support the development of educational content for chemistry and the related curriculum. It involves collaborations with key stakeholders across Kingston University, Brighton University, and Imperial College London. You will collaborate with students and staff from the three institutions to design and create a range of student and staff-facing resources such as teaching materials/toolkits that explore race equality within the chemical sciences through the Sustainable Development Goals. This post is funded through the Royal Society of Chemistry “Missing Elements Grant”. Information about the grant can be found here £677k Missing Elements grant programme to fund research to chemistry's diversity problem (

    The Person

    We are seeking an individual who possesses a commitment to inclusivity and demonstrates a respect for diversity. You will either be at the later stages of completing a PhD or have recently completed a PhD in Chemistry or related field, or you may hold a Chemistry related masters. Ideally you will be someone who has gained UKPSF recognition at AFHEA so that you are familiar with curriculum design. With your Chemistry related expertise, and a passion for inclusivity you will explore which Global Chemistry Challenges should be embedded within the curriculum to encourage social and cultural conversations to take place. We are seeking someone who can approach challenges with a creative mindset to curate teaching resources that will be utilised in Chemistry and related Higher Education Curriculum.

    The Faculty

    School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry

    Employability, practical skills and life skills – these are the three core areas of focus in the School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry at Kingston University. We live in a world where there is so much information out there about vital subjects such as cancer biology, pharmacy and sport and nutrition, but it is the real world application of these areas of study that really makes our school stand out. Join us and you will become part of a team of more than 100 academics, working across functions to provide a rich and diverse educational experience. You will be part of a group that instils the importance of critical thinking, leadership skills and the personal touch for our ambitious students.

    We have invested heavily in the development of new facilities, with our laboratories providing access to ultra-modern equipment and teaching facilities in areas such as biochemistry, biotechnology, cell and molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, nutrition, pharmacology, sport science (including biomechanics and an environmental testing chamber), chemical synthesis and analysis, pharmaceutics, specialist labs for pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical science and chemistry, a forensic scene-of-crime house and a pharmacy dispensing simulation suite.

    Further information

    This is a full time, fixed term position for 12 months with a starting salary of £37,646 per annum.

    Interviews are expected to be held on Friday 19 July 2024.

    For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Baljit Thatti, Head of Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

    Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students' identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

    To apply click on ‘Apply Now'. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email [email protected] or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

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