Lectureship in Medical Genetics

Queen Mary University of London School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences

United Kingdom

Lectureship (Teaching & Research) in Medical Genetics on the Queen Mary Joint Programme with Nanchang University 

Department: School of Biological & Behavioural Sciences
Salary: £43,069 - £53,625 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL26819
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 05-Nov-2021
Closing date: 05-Dec-2021

Job profile 


Queen Mary University (QMUL) is a research-intensive Russell-group University that delivers world-class research and Higher Education in the UK and overseas.  We are looking to appoint a Teaching and Research Lecturer to deliver world-leading research and teaching in Medical Genetics. This is a full-time teaching and research position within the School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences (SBBS), a large and expanding academic unit, which provides a supportive and friendly environment that prides itself on its inclusivity of staff and students as well as research-led innovative teaching throughout its educational programmes.  We are looking for applicants that can deliver outstanding research that contributes to our strengths in genetics and genomics. We expect the Lecturer to contribute to the research vibrance of the School, to attract external funding, to publish high-quality papers, and to establish research their groups.

The School delivers a Joint Programme (JP) of education with Nanchang University, China in Biomedical Sciences and Clinical Medicine.  In this programme, students substitute nearly all the first three years of their Nanchang undergraduate medical degree with a modified version of the QMUL BSc in Biomedical Sciences, that is taught in English in Nanchang, China, principally by UK academic faculty flying out to deliver the teaching in small discrete blocks of teaching.

The JP curriculum was recently externally reviewed, and we are incorporating new elements to the curriculum to further improve the student experience as well as ensure we provide the strongest evidence-based educational background for future clinical doctors and medical researchers; this post is central to improving the curriculum.  Most of the formal lectures are delivered in Nanchang with some blended elements of teaching carried out remotely as well, although the successful applicants will be based on the Mile End campus when not abroad on a teaching block.  Applicants should note that staff will not be travelling to China until UK government advice, QMUL and our insurers agree it is safe to do so. 

The Lecturer will also make significant contributions to student education and experience on the Nanchang JP through regular updating of taught material, assessments, and timely and collegiate engagement across the entire JP.

Applicants are expected to have advanced knowledge in their subject area and the ability to teach related subjects at more introductory levels.  Applicants should have an excellent academic background in scientific research with a PhD in Genetics or a related discipline. There should also be some background in teaching at least at undergraduate level. 

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time, permanent appointment, with an expected start date of 4th January 2022. The salary will be on the Lecturer scale, Grade 5-6 and in the range of £43,069 - £53,625 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Richard Pickersgill via r.w.pickersgill@qmul.ac.uk

Further details about the school and its teaching and research can be found at http://www.sbbs.qmul.ac.uk/ and details about the Nanchang Joint Programme at https://www.qmul.ac.uk/sbbs/undergraduate/nanchang

To apply for the role, please click the link below.

Please include a CV and 2-page summary outlining your research

The closing date for applications is 5 December 2021. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.  

The School holds and Athena Swan Silver Award and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

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