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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry


Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £38,205 to £49,794 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Monday 22 April 2024
Reference:  EHT0755-0324

We’re here to create and harness knowledge, to deliver opportunity for everyone. 

About the Role

As Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry, you will be required to make a significant contribution to the delivery of our BSc (Hons) Biochemistry and BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science programmes and other areas of our core curriculum depending on your areas of expertise and experience.

Edge Hill Biosciences is a relatively small but dynamic and growing Department seeking to develop and make a significant contribution both to biology and the student experience. Students enjoy their time with us as evidenced by our excellent NSS scores and we have had considerable investment in equipment for research and teaching. We have begun a flying faculty delivery of our undergraduate biology degree in China, meaning this is an exciting time to join the Department. 

You will be expected to contribute to the research activities of one of our Research Units and meet the qualitative and qualitative requirements for submission to the next Research Excellence Framework exercise. Also contributing to administrative duties in the department or the wider university community.

Earliest expected start date for this vacancy is 1st September 2024.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, you may wish to contact: Anne Oxbrough, Head of Biology at

About You

You will be an enthusiastic and friendly professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with a commitment to providing an excellent student experience. An established or promising research profile in biochemistry and teaching experience on relevant undergraduate programmes is essential. A background in some aspect of biochemistry, with supporting qualifications and experience is essential. We welcome applications from any area of biochemistry, but we are particularly interested in individuals working in biomedical science and/or cell biology who would contribute to new or existing course content on our relevant degrees.

To be successful you will further enrich our students experience through your expertise and subject knowledge as evidenced through your qualifications and experience. In return, you will join a forward thinking and dynamic team that pushes the boundaries of curriculum development within biochemistry and biomedical science. 

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

Rewards & Benefits

  • A minimum of 48 days annual leave per annum, pro rata (inclusive of bank holiday and University closure days) 
  • Access to a range of CPD to support your career development, with three defined pathways for progression.
  • Free foreign language evening classes.
  • Employee assistance programme with access to free confidential counselling sessions, legal & financial advice, and as health & wellbeing resources.
  • Automatic enrolment into the Teacher’s Pension Scheme with our employer contribution of 23.68%
  • Discounted membership to our onsite state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities
  • Beautiful award-winning on-campus working environment.
  • Staff benefits scheme, which provides you with discounts across the high street, supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more.

About Us

At Edge Hill University we believe in the life changing opportunities knowledge can create. Since 1885, we’ve been creating access to knowledge for those who may not have had the opportunity to before. 

Today, the effect we have has a far-reaching impact, not just for those who come to study here but for those who work, invest in, and live in our local communities too. So, if you’ve ever wondered if one person can make a difference, simply speak to our alumni, students, and award-winning staff.

Because for us education isn’t about how much you take in. It’s about what you take out into the world. 

Inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885, Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education.

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