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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£42,792 - £49,553 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Part Time
17.5 hours per week


This is a part-time/fixed-term maternity cover opportunity for 12 months

Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant, multi-cultural and modern university in the centre of Glasgow, and is placed amongst the top 70 universities globally (THE Impact rankings, 2021).  Our welcoming community of 20,000 students, from more than 100 countries, enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York.  Our University mission - with its commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence - is integral to everything we do.

The Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences is located within the School of Health & Life Sciences, and dedicated to understanding cell, molecular and systems biology and clinical diagnosis of disease and treatments and advancing this knowledge through research and teaching. We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including our Institute of Biomedical Science accredited Applied Biomedical Science programme, and Royal Society for Biology accredited Biological Sciences and Pharmacology programmes. As part of the Research Centre for Health, we have an active and diverse portfolio of research activities that aim to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying a number of long term conditions, to aid public health and develop novel therapies for treatment of these and associated conditions.

We are seeking to appoint an energetic and inventive individual to provide short-term cover for a colleague on maternity leave. The role is 2.5 days per week for 12 months. The individual will be expected to contribute to the delivery of learning, teaching and assessment on our portfolio of academic programmes. The successful candidate will be a scientist, preferably with a PhD and specialist knowledge in microbiology and/or virology. The candidate should have teaching experience at HE level and a strong interest in developing teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

For further information, please contact Head of Department, Dr Sharron Dolan (

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.

The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines. 

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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