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RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
£34,804.00 - £49,553.00 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Summary

The School of Pharmacy & Life Sciences is a vibrant academic and clinical skills community that provides pharmacy and life sciences education 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 a highly professional, enthusiastic and committed individual to join our team on a temporary basis. You will support delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences.

You will have relevant experience and / or a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science or a related area. You will be expected to have experience in the use of analytical instrumentation used in the field of pharmaceutical science / chemistry.

You will be expected to contribute to the teaching and administration of the School’s undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate taught (PGT) courses (in particular, UG: Master of Pharmacy, Forensic and Analytical Science; PGT: MSc Analytical Science and MSc Pharmaceutical Science).

Grade 7 Salary Scale: £34,804 – 40,322

Grade 8 Salary Scale: £41,526 – 49,553

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

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

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of School

PURPOSE OF POST: This post is for 12 months only and is required primarily to support delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Some additional inter-professional support across the other undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the School may be required.


Deliver teaching in pharmaceutical science / chemistry and related areas in collaboration with the Academic Strategic Lead and module/course leaders.

Contribute to the teaching and assessment of pharmaceutical science / chemistry skills in an academic, laboratory and simulated learning environment.

Contribute to the development of teaching and assessment of pharmaceutical science / chemistry 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 Head of School.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

First degree in pharmaceutical science / chemistry or related field.


Knowledge of learning and teaching approaches related to pharmaceutical science / chemistry


Experience of laboratory skills and instrumentation in pharmaceutical science / chemistry.



Qualifications and Professional Memberships

PhD in related discipline.

Evidence of relevant post-doctoral study

Membership of appropriate professional bodies


Knowledge of separation sciences e.g. HPLC, GC, etc.


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.

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