Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science

Grade 8/ Grade 9
24 Oct 2017
23 Nov 2017
Gary Moss
Job Type

Keele University

School of Pharmacy

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science

Lecturer Grade 8: £40,082; Senior Lecturer Grade 9: £49,772 dependent upon qualifications and experience

Post Ref: KU00000635

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student life. With a turnover in excess of £134 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2,000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects.

The School of Pharmacy at Keele is placed Number 1 for Graduate Prospects in the 2017 Complete University Guide with 100% of our graduates securing careers within the first six months of graduation. The Guardian University league tables ranks us 6th in the UK of schools offering the Master of Pharmacy degree, and this compliments Keele’s position as No. 1 in the UK for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2014-2015). Keele University has also been awarded ‘Gold’ status in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework.

Allied to this profile of sustained excellence are Keele’s renowned campus location in Staffordshire which provides excellent amenities, both rural and urban, and a quiet, focused atmosphere in which teaching, learning and research flourish. It is also conveniently located close to major transportation links to London, Birmingham and Manchester. Further information can be found at http://www.keele.ac.uk.

This post represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to join a team of staff in Keele University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. We are looking to appoint a Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science and are seeking an individual with a suitable career background in the pharmaceutical sciences, including pharmaceutical engineering or chemical engineering, or candidates who may have experience working in a suitable role in the pharmaceutical industry. This is a unique opportunity to join our dynamic and creative team who currently deliver to our undergraduate programmes in pharmaceutical science (BSc Pharmaceutical Science, Technology & Business) and 4- and 5-year pharmacy (MPharm) programmes. The Keele MPharm degrees are both integrated and fully contextualized courses, rich in the essential and applied pharmaceutical sciences and are designed to enable our students to apply an evidence-based and patient centred approach to the practice of pharmacy.

The BSc programme is a novel, industry-focused degree that aims to provide high-calibre graduates to the pharmaceutical and related industries. It aims to prepare graduates for successful careers in the pharmaceutical sciences but also to provide context in major aspects of pharmaceutical business management and entrepreneurship, including transferrable skills which are relevant to other industries.

There is a vibrant research environment within the School, integrated with other researchers across the Faculty of Health. You will be expected to contribute to teaching, research and associated administrative activities, as appropriate, depending on background and experience. We have strong regional links to the NHS both in the community and secondary care, including with the local University Hospital, and also to the Pharmaceutical Industry in both large and small molecule functionalities.

The School therefore wishes to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer who can contribute predominately to the teaching, direction and assessment of the BSc Pharmaceutical Science, Technology & Business programme, with a particular emphasis or developing emphasis on pharmaceutics, drug delivery or pharmaceutical development. Significant contributions to the MPharm, the development of new degree programmes (both undergraduate and postgraduate), research and appropriate administrative support are also expected. This role is one which can be aligned to the right applicant’s talents and range of skills, including a range of activities to provide industry-and externally focused academic and expert input into the continuing development and delivery of the School’s undergraduate programme portfolio. In addition, the applicant would be expected to develop and pursue an appropriate research agenda which may synergise with, or enhance, strategically important areas of research at Keele. Appointment to Senior Lecturer will be dependent on the leadership, experience and track record of applicants.

You will have a degree in pharmacy, physical sciences, biological sciences, chemical or pharmaceutical engineering or other relevant qualification and a PhD in pharmaceutics, drug delivery, or chemical or pharmaceutical engineering. We are happy to discuss this further with those who feel their PhD subject matter may be relevant to this role. Doctoral-level experience of working in the pharmaceutical industry will also be considered. They will have experience in undertaking internationally-competitive research in either academic or industrial environments. You must be able to deliver engaging teaching across a spectrum of curriculum areas relevant to the education of future pharmaceutical scientists and pharmacists.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Gary Moss, Programme Director, BSc Pharmaceutical Science, Technology & Business on +44(0)1782 734 776 email: g.p.j.moss@keele.ac.uk

Keele University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter, and values equality and diversity across our workforce.  We strive to ensure that our workforce is representative of broader society.

Please note this appointment is subject to medical clearance and on-going medical surveillance by the University Occupational Health provider.

For full post details and to apply, please visit: www.keele.ac.uk/vacancies

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Closing date for applications: 23 November 2017.

Interviews will be held on: 11 December 2017 (subject to change).

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