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Location: Cardiff, WALES


Cardiff School of Biosciences

Teaching & Research


Lecturer (Teaching and Research)
Cardiff School of Biosciences

Applicants should have a strong and innovative research portfolio in biomedical sciences. Whilst a principal criterion is scientific excellence, we are particularly keen to recruit applicants undertaking research aimed at understanding the mechanisms of normal and/or disease processes in mammalian or human systems, and/or cellular or molecular aspects of mammalian development. The appointee will be expected to contribute actively to the teaching of biomedical sciences at undergraduate and Masters level.

Applicants should demonstrate synergy with the School and Division research strategies (https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/biosciences/research ). Applicants able to demonstrate collaborative potential across the School’s Research Divisions are particularly welcome.

The appointee will contribute to:
• School research output through carrying out a vigorous programme of externally funded research, leading to the publishing of work in high-quality journals
• the research environment of the Division and School through an open and interactive approach, underpinned by networking and collaboration
• the teaching programmes of the School by delivering high-quality teaching in biomedical sciences at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and supervising students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
• academic administrative duties.

All applicants should provide as uploads to their application a full academic curriculum vitae and a document setting out their research achievements and future plans and vision, including consideration of their fit with other areas of activity within the Biomedicine Division, School and (if appropriate) wider University. Candidates should also address their teaching experience and the areas within biomedical sciences that they feel able to contribute at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (including taught Masters). Informal enquiries may be made to director-biosi@cardiff.ac.uk .

This is a full time, open ended post on the Teaching and Research career pathway in the School of Biosciences.

Salary: £42,792 -  £49,553 per annum (Grade 7)

Date advert posted: Monday, 27 April 2020

Closing date: Thursday, 28 May 2020

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds.  We therefore welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Job Description


* To conduct research in biomedical science, particularly mammalian systems
* To contribute to the overall research performance of the School and University by the production of measurable outputs including bidding for funding, publishing in academic journals and at conferences, and the recruitment and supervision of postgraduate research students.
* To maintain a portfolio of externally funded research, adapting to changing funding landscapes as required to support a team of postdoctoral and other research staff and research students
* To develop research networks through regular national/international conference/seminar presentations and participation in collaborative funding applications appropriate to career stage
* To participate actively in School research activities and networking, supporting the School research environment through an open, collaborative and interactive approach to science
* To act as a role model and mentor for other staff and early career researchers
* To uphold and espouse scientific research ethics and values.


* Contribute to all aspects of module and curriculum development and delivery at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, inspiring students through high quality, innovative teaching content, delivery and assessment; working with mentors, module leaders and other staff to achieve these goals
* Deliver practical classes and computer-based practicals and tutorials as appropriate
* Supervise Undergraduate and Master’s project students, and undertake all aspects of the supervision of Postgraduate Students
* Provide both individual learning support and pastoral care through acting as a Personal Tutor, providing support and guidance to students, building and establishing trust
* Carry out other forms of teaching-related activities including work associated with examinations (setting and marking paper and providing constructive feedback to students), and administration


* Engage effectively with industrial, commercial and public sector organisations, professional institutions, other academic institutions etc., regionally and nationally to raise awareness of the School’s profile, to cultivate strategically valuable alliances, and to pursue opportunities for collaboration across a range of activities
* Engage in translation activities to maximise the benefits of research to society and seek to achieve impact
* To participate in School academic administration at a level appropriate to career stage
* To uphold and practise University policies and values in equality, diversity and inclusion
* Any other duties not included above, but consistent with the role.

Person Specification

IMPORTANT NOTE: When submitting your supporting statement, you must provide evidence as to how you meet each of the essential (and desirable if applicable) criteria below. We suggest that you do so by using each of the criteria as sub-headings, providing written evidence of your relevant skills underneath. Before uploading this attachment, please ensure that you include 9789BR within the filename.

Essential Criteria

Qualifications and Education
1. Postgraduate degree at PhD level in an appropriate subject area together with an appropriate teaching qualification or equivalent experience

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
2. Proven ability to conduct and lead a well-funded programme of research in biomedical sciences with an emphasis on mammalian systems, demonstrating established expertise and experience, and a proven portfolio of academic and/or relevant industrial research.
3. Knowledge and experience of a wide range of cutting edge techniques relevant to the research area
4. Strong record of publications in high-impact international journals at a volume appropriate to career stage
5. Proven ability to develop independent research programmes and obtain competitive research grants and funding sufficient to sustain a significant research activity
6. Evidence of significant teaching experience at a high level of quality at undergraduate/postgraduate level, with the ability to design, deliver and continuously develop modules across the Schools teaching programmes and co-ordinate with others to ensure student needs and expectations are met
7. Growing national research reputation and aspiration for international reputation as evidenced by publications.

Pastoral, Communication and Team Working
8. Excellent communication skills with the ability to present complex and conceptual ideas clearly and confidently to others using high level skills and a range of media
9. Excellent collaboration and networking skills and ability to collaborate productively across discipline boundaries
10. The ability to provide appropriate pastoral support to students, appreciate the needs of individual students and their circumstances and to act as a personal tutor

Desirable Criteria

1. Evidence of collaborations with industry or other external organisations
2. Evidence of engagement with the wider scientific and scholarly community through peer review, journal Editorial Board membership, and involvement with funding bodies, or learned or professional societies
3. Proven ability to adapt to the changing requirements of the Higher Education community and the research funding landscape
4. Proven ability to participate in and develop both internal and external networks and utilise them to enhance research and teaching activities
5. Experience of academic-related administration

Additional Information

The School of Biosciences is one of the largest biological and biomedical science departments in the UK with over 90 academic staff and a wide range of research across whole organism and ecosystem biology, molecular biosciences, biomedical research and neuroscience. The School has invested in new research laboratories and in state-of-the-art equipment provided through “Technology Research Hubs” (see http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/biosciences/research/technology-research-hubs ). This is an outstanding opportunity for suitably qualified individuals to help shape and deliver the future vision of the School of Biosciences in this area.

Cardiff University is an ambitious and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision, and is located in a beautiful and thriving capital city. One of the world’s top 100 universities, its research was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for quality, and 2nd for impact. As a member of the UK’s "Ivy League" of Russell Group research-intensive universities, its global community, research reputation and partnerships are at the centre of its identity.  Amongst UK universities, its graduates are among the most sought-after by employers. Cardiff has made a number of significant investments recently, notably £44M in new in vivo MRI research scanners including the 3T National Microstructure Imaging Facility, one of only three such systems in the world.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds, who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements. The School of Biosciences is proud to hold an Athena Swan Silver award and actively promotes inclusion and diversity.

Job Category

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