Lecturer in Forensic Science (Toxicology/Clinical Chemistry)

Forensic Science

Location:  Kedleston Road
Salary:  £32,817 to £40,322 per annum
Closing Date:  Wednesday 04 December 2019
Contract Type:  Permanent
Post Type:  Full Time
Reference:  0689-19
Responsible To:  Head of Discipline-Biomedical & Forensic, Life and Natural Sciences

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an exceptional place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you'll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress. 

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years. 

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff. 

Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

About the role

An exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic lecturer in Forensic sciences (Toxicology and Clinical chemistry) to be involved in developing and delivering an innovative and flexible range of learning and teaching materials across modules that provide high quality, accessible learning opportunities and an exceptional student experience in line with the University’s strategic objectives, ensuring that employability and ‘real-world’ learning are at the heart of the curriculum.

Candidates would also be engaged in research which influences leading edge practice, informs and inspires. The successful candidate is expected to have the following;

  • Knowledge within the subject area of Forensic toxicology and Clinical Chemistry with understanding the interplay amongst, forensics crime scene related chemical analysis, drug detection and confirmation. 
  • Teaching experience in these specialist fields at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 
  • Experience of working within the forensic science research informed teaching, especially chemistry, clinical chemistry and toxicology.
  • Competency in a range of relevant laboratory and practical skills that are linked to forensic toxicology related research and teaching.
  • Knowledge of methods used in live operational aspects of toxicological research, and applying these in the field of forensic investigations
  • Experience in training students in related advanced subjects such as cytotoxicology, biochemistry and their application in the field of medical forensics.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

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