Academic Associate
Clifton Campus

Job reference: 06562

Location: Clifton Campus

Closing date: 11/08/2019

Salary : Grade G (£28,331 - £32,817 p.a.)

Department: College of Science and Technology

School/Section : School of Science & Technology

Post Ref :

Additional information: Above salary will be pro-rata at 0.5FTE.


Are you looking for an innovative and successful university to take your next step? At NTU, we recognise that our greatest strengths lie in the energy, expertise, and experience that our colleagues bring.  Thanks to our £421 million investment in estates and equipment across our three campuses since 2003/4, we deliver an inspirational learning environment for both staff and students.  Our research facilities allow us to shape lives and society, which is central to our mission and achievements of our aims.


As we expand the department of Biosciences, we seek a highly motivated individual with the skills and experience to join our established research and teaching teams within Biosciences. We are specifically looking for an Academic Associate in Biosciences to support teaching (0.5 FTE) of Biochemistry, Biomedical Science and Microbiology at undergraduate and postgraduate level as required. You will have an enthusiastic approach to education and will support the existing delivery and help develop further Molecular Bioscience teaching across the provision.


You will also have time beyond this to submit for a PhD (tuition fees paid) in a Bioscience discipline and an emerging record in research, such as Diabetes, Chronic Diseases and Ageing, or Microbial Resistance, Omics and Microbiome. This post offers an exciting opportunity to join a team to help shape developments in both teaching and research within the largest department in our School of Science and Technology. There are substantial facilities to support work in the above areas of research within the Department of Biosciences and beyond. On Clifton Campus, there is access to undertake electrophysiology and relevant facilities, encompassing imaging suites, genomics and proteomics facilities, as well as numerous molecular biology and computing technologies to support the highest quality research activity. There are also several researchers working in the denoted areas within the Department to facilitate coordinated projects.


You will work within our rapidly evolving Clifton Campus, a multi-award-winning site that includes a recently opened interdisciplinary science and technology building, with state-of-the-art bioscience research and teaching labs. A medical technology innovation facility and a building for engineering are due for completion in 2019-20.


Recently we had a year full of prizes, publicity and recognition for the NTU community, culminating in our receipt of the prestigious University of the Year award. Along the way, in the 2017 National Student Survey we recorded some of the highest student satisfaction levels in the country, and achieved the TEF gold standard for the quality of our teaching. We are also extremely proud to have been named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. All of these achievements are testament to the passion, ideas and ambition of our workforce.


We recognise that our rise up the league tables is thanks to harnessing the creativity and talent of our people. Join us, at this exciting time and take your career to the next level too.


Please apply online, submitting a single document to include a full CV, a Teaching Statement, a Research Statement and a Covering Letter addressing your suitability for the role outlined in the associated Job Description and Person Specification. If the 1MB file size restriction makes this difficult or impossible, please email all your supporting documentation to


Please note that we are recruiting to a similar Academic Associate position in Biosciences at the following link:


Closing date: 11 August 2019

If you have any specific queries in relation to the position linked to the Diabetes, Chronic Diseases and Ageing research theme, please contact Dr Carl Nelson,, +44 (0)115 848 3151. Department of Biosciences, School of Science and Technology.

Alternatively, please contact

Dr Luigi De Girolamo,, +44 (0)115 848 3293 Department of Biosciences, School of Science and Technology or Professor Philip McTernan, Head of Biosciences,, +44 (0)115 848 3477.


The closing date for this job has now passed.