Lecturer in Pharmacology

Keele University

Grade 8 and Salary Range £45,737 to £54,421

The Opportunity

The School of Life Sciences is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Pharmacology to support the expansion of the School. This is a permanent position. The successful candidate will develop and maintain a leading research programme in pharmacology and contribute to the development and delivery within the school’s new pharmacology undergraduate and postgraduate courses. This post represents an exciting opportunity for an individual to develop their career.

The School of Life Sciences is currently expanding its teaching and research portfolio into the field of pharmacology. This expansion will build on our existing strengths in biochemistry, structural biology, and the growing success of the Keele Centre for Glycosciences. The development of our pharmacology research and teaching activities will be further supported by collaborations with colleagues in the Schools of Chemical and Physical Sciences (Medicinal Chemistry and Forensic Science) and Pharmacy & Bioengineering, as well as cross-faculty collaborations with the Keele School of Medicine and the Harper & Keele Veterinary School.

We are looking for a scientist with a background in pharmaceutical research, combined with a genuine love for knowledge discovery, capacity for innovation, and strong collaborative ethic. The successful candidate will have the potential to develop an internationally competitive research programme which will attract external funding, and generate impact in the field of pharmacology. It is our expectation that you will qualify for inclusion in future Research Excellence Framework submissions in the UK. In addition, the successful candidate will work with our School of Life Sciences teaching team to develop the BSc / MSci in Pharmacology. In order to achieve this, you will be able to incorporate your knowledge and experience of pharmacology into exciting learning experiences for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

You should have a Ph.D. in a pharmacology-related field and a track record of professional achievement such as publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts and obtaining competitive funding that is commensurate with experience. We welcome applications from candidates with academic or industry backgrounds.

The Benefits

The University recognises that its success depends upon the contribution and dedication of its talented staff. In return, we have a competitive benefits package available, including:  

  • Competitive rate of pay with annual increments within the grade  (Keele Spine)
  • Generous annual leave entitlement with opportunities to purchase additional leave  
  • Excellent staff pension scheme   
  • Access to continued personal, professional and career development   
  • On site ‘outstanding’ nursery    
  • Discounted health & fitness facilities on site  
  • Cycle to work scheme (subject to eligibility)

Please note that the starting salary will typically be at the bottom of the pay scale shown above

The University is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible. 

The University

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 £170 million, over 12,500 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 https://www.keele.ac.uk/about/

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.

How to Apply 

Keele University employees wishing to apply should login to Employee Self Service and click on the ‘View current vacancies’ link.

For informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of School Professor Pip Beard ([email protected]).  Applications to this address will not be accepted. 

Closing Date 9th May 2023

Interviews will be held on: 31st May 2023

Post reference: KU000003242

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