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RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
£35,326 - £50,296 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

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. You will support delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in pharmaceutical and forensic analysis.

You will have a first degree and /or a doctorate in Pharmaceutical and/or Forensic Analysis or a related area (or significant related experience). You will be expected to have experience in the use of analytical instrumentation used in the field of pharmaceutical and/or forensic analysis. Additional forensic practitioner experience would also be desirable.

You will be expected to contribute to the teaching and administration of the School’s portfolio of courses, including Forensic and Analytical Science at undergraduate level, Pharmaceutical Science and Analytical Sciences at postgraduate level. You will complement existing research/teaching activities in the above area within the school and will be encouraged to develop your own research in conjunction with other members of the School.

You will be encouraged to develop your own research in conjunction with other members of the School.

This post is offered on a fixed term basis for three years.

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

Grade 7 Salary Scale: £35,326 – 40,927
Grade 8 Salary Scale: £42,149 – 50,296
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:  Head of School

RESPONSIBLE FOR:  No Supervisory  Responsibility

PURPOSE OF POST:  This post is required primarily to support delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Pharmaceutical and Forensic Analysis. To develop your own, high quality research as part of this appointment. Some additional inter-professional support across the other undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the School may be required.


Deliver teaching in Forensic and Pharmaceutical Analysis and related areas in collaboration with the Academic Strategic lead and module/course leaders.  

Contribute to the teaching and assessment of Pharmaceutical, Forensic & Analytical science skills in an academic, laboratory and simulated learning environment.

Contribute to the development of teaching and assessment in Pharmaceutical, Forensic & Analytical science as part of a team

Develop high quality research in Pharmaceutical, Forensic & Analytical science, or a related field.

Utilise technology to support and enhance learning.

Be responsible for the Health and Safety requirement for staff and students within Pharmaceutical and Analytical Chemistry laboratories.

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.

Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience can still be considered but will work to the Developing Academic. Full details of both roles can be found in the attached PDF. 

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Education to Doctoral level in Pharmaceutical and/or Forensic Analysis or related field and/or relevant professional experience’


Knowledge and experience of learning and teaching approaches related to Pharmaceutical and Forensic Analysis.


Knowledge and experience of laboratory skills in Pharmaceutical and Forensic Analysis



Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Membership of relevant Professional Bodies.


Knowledge of learning and teaching approaches as well as laboratory skills in Forensic Science / Forensic imaging.


Relevant post-doctoral study and experience of independent grant success

Relevant knowledge and experience of appropriate tools for online teaching delivery and support



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 - Pastoral Care and Welfare - Experience of calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress, dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters and providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support.

Behaviour 3 - 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 4 - Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards.

Behaviour 5 - 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 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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