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Teaching Fellow in Biomedical Science

Faculty of Medicine Centre

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK

Overview

  • Posted on: 09th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £38,614 - £47,373
  • REF: MED02288
  • Closes: 01st March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Job summary

The School of Medicine is seeking to appoint a Teaching Fellow to be part of the team teaching the BSc in Medical Biosciences programme (BMB). This exciting undergraduate science degree, which launched in October 2017, teaches both online and face-to-face, and has students embedded in a teaching lab that mimics research labs right from the outset. You will be working with a highly motivated team to teach laboratory and theoretical modules to our talented students.

This post will deliver teaching on BSc Medical Biosciences (BMB) programme. BMB is a new, fully blended programme taught both on-line and face-to-face, and it puts great emphasis on experimental and transferable skills. You will be working with a highly motivated team to continue to deliver teaching in our innovative ‘lab pod’ teaching laboratory modules. You will also work on a theoretical module, helping deliver sessions, programme material and other learning opportunities. You will work collaboratively with academic, technical and professional services staff to help deliver a high-quality course for students. You will be employed by the Faculty Education Office but will work closely with our academic departments.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Work as part of a dynamic team to develop and teach a new undergraduate science teaching programme which utilises blended pedagogy;
  • To teach and further develop an exciting, novel and innovative laboratory-based curriculum as part of the Lab Pod modules;
  • To create teaching resources which may include iBooks, eModules, videos and other materials to support the new course, which relies heavily on mobile technology and the use of blended teaching techniques;
  • To design, organise, set up and run laboratory classes;
  • To test and troubleshoot protocols required for the Lab Pod modules;
  • To develop criteria and guidelines to support high quality assessment and feedback on the Lab Pod modules;

  • To reflect on teaching practice and delivery, and the development of personal teaching and learning skills generally;
  • To remain professional and competent in practice and maintain up-to-date knowledge in own specialist area.

Essential requirements

  • PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. Biomedical Science, Biochemistry, Immunology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, etc)
  • Extensive research laboratory experience in one of the following areas: immunology, DNA/RNA biology, stem cell biology, neurobiology, molecular biology, cell biology, or biochemistry
  • Experience in two of the following techniques: Western blot, QPCR, mammalian TC and cell viability assays, flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy or bacterial cloning
  • Teaching or supervision experience in Higher Education, in a laboratory or classroom setting
  • Specialist knowledge in molecular or cellular biology
  • Knowledge of statistical methods and/or experience of data analysis

Further information

The post holder will be based at the Hammersmith campus, but will also work on other campuses and at home. The post is full-time and fixed-term for 2 years.

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship,must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through anappropriate immigration route.

For further details about this post, please contact Professor Alison McGregor at a.mcgregor@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations:

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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