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RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
£36,386 - £51,805 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.

Job Summary

The School of Pharmacy & Life Sciences is a vibrant academic and clinical skills community that provides a wide range of courses in the life sciences sector in the North East of Scotland. The School is housed in a state of the art building designed to provide a stimulating and enjoyable learning experience.

We are looking for highly motivated, committed individuals to join our team on a fixed term basis for one year.  You will contribute to the teaching and administration of the School's undergraduate courses in Biomedical Science, Biological Science, and/or Nutrition.  There may also be the possibility of postgraduate teaching in the subject area.

You will have previous demonstrating/lecturing experience and preferably a MSc/PhD in Biomedical/Biological/ Nutrition subject area, although the latter is not essential.

In keeping with RGU's commitment to work/life balance you will have the opportunity to work from home for a portion of the working week and also benefit from a generous pension scheme, 46 days annual leave (including statutory days) an onsite nursery and sports centre, as well as a range of voluntary health and travel benefits.

This post in subject to the individual being required to join the PVG scheme. For more information, visit: 

Grade 7 Salary Scale: £36,386 – 42,155
Grade 8 Salary Scale: £43,414 – 51,805
Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience.

Candidates with limited or no prior experience as an academic will be placed on the first point of the Grade 7 scale. Consideration will be given to offering an Academic Attraction Payment (adjusted annually) for those candidates who have specific industry knowledge, skills or, expertise which are required for the position.

Please see the job attachments for further information regarding the Grade 7 and Grade 8 criteria.  Further guidance on Academic Attraction Payments can be found here.

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Dean of School

RESPONSIBLE FOR:  No supervisory responsibility

PURPOSE OF POST: Primarily to support delivery of undergraduate courses. Some additional support across the other undergraduate courses within the School may be required.


Deliver teaching in biomedical/biological and/or nutrition subject areas in collaboration with the Academic Strategic Lead and course/module leaders.

Contribute to the teaching and assessment of biomedical/biological and/or nutrition skills in an academic and laboratory environment.

Contribute to the development of teaching and assessment of biomedical/biological and/or nutrition as part of a team.

Utilise technology to support and enhance learning.

Be responsible for Health and Safety requirement for staff and students within laboratory settings.

Assist in planning of laboratory practical exercises and effective utilisation of resources. Undertake appropriate professional development.

Perform other duties as assigned by the Academic Strategic Lead or Dean of School.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

First degree in a biomedical science, biological science, nutrition, or related field.


Knowledge of learning and teaching approaches related to biomedical science, biological science and/or nutrition.


Experience of laboratory skills in the appropriate biomedical science, biological science, nutrition subject area.

Previous demonstrating/lecturing experience


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

MSc or PhD in a related discipline.

Membership of appropriate professional bodies



Behaviour 1 - Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner.

Behaviour 2 - Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of providing standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum.

Behaviour 3 - Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers' expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards.

Behaviour 4 - Liaison and Networking - Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships, leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest and leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation.

Behaviour 5 - Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others.

Behaviour 6 - Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings.