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BioGrad biobank


BioGrad education
BioGrad education

Job Description

Stem Cell Lecturer
SALARY: £38,000 – £45,000 per annum
CONTRACT: Full-time – Fixed Term – 2 years
REPORTS TO: Head of Education
ROLE PURPOSE / SUMMARY: To establish a new area of research based on therapeutic applications of stem cells for neurodegenerative disease and provide contextualized teaching of practical laboratory training in mammalian cell culture and molecular biology.
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1. Management

  • Support, guide and encourage development within the training team to ensure that they are able to undertake their role to the best of their ability and meet KPIs.
  • Working with the Head of Education to plan the annual course schedule ensuring that teaching spaces and staff are allocated to courses
  • Ensure that staff are appropriately trained to follow company policies and procedures.
  • Ensure staff have all the required skills and qualifications to undertake their assigned roles within the department
  • Have overall responsibility for all assessment equipment and ensuring that purchases for any extra materials are authorised and completed
  • Complete annual appraisals in line with company policy
  • Ensure annual moderation is conducted in line with company policies and procedures and meets all regulatory body requirements 

2. Teaching

  • Provide teaching as required using a variety of pedagogical techniques such as; small group teaching, practical work, student- centered learning, building on prior learning, skills and experience, individual activity, assessment for learning and questioning.
  • Ensure students are provided with the appropriate equipment to undertake training and complete any required assessments
  • Supervise PhD students

3. Assessment

  • Complete assessments of students in line with company policies and the relevant qualification body guidelines
  • Create and update written course materials and assessments, so they are fit for purpose and where necessary, conform to the regulations of awarding bodies
  • Contribute to formative and summative feedback and tasks related to student’s work

4. Curriculum development and Quality assurance

  • Work with colleagues to ensure content of training courses are up-to-date and relevant.

  • Engage with feedback on teaching to enhance quality and learner experience

  • Adopt reflective pedagogical practices and share learnt experiences with the team to improve delivery and assessment

  • Attend standardisation and moderation meetings as and when required

  • Work with the Quality Assurance Manager to ensure the quality of course materials including assessments

  • Ensure that course equipment has been tested and any problems addressed so that courses are fit for purpose

5. Administration and pastoral duties

  • Provide pastoral support and references to students during and after courses
  • Contribute to student admissions processes including interviews and selection panels
  • Update website information and back-end content, course dates etc as well as maintaining required spreadsheets to assist the team in the smooth running of training programmes
  • Answer student/client questions and in relation to specific enquiries including corporate booking and bespoke packages.

6. Health & Safety

  • Create and review all related risk assessments and make amendments in line with the relevant guidance

  • Have overall responsibility for laboratory health and safety within the department

  • Ensure technicians, students and lecturing staff understand and follow laboratory health and safety

  • Ensure all team members complete the relevant health and safety assessments

7. Leadership

  • Manage department budget for the financial year and ensure all reporting is completed and sent to the relevant team
  • Working with the Head of Education, CEO & MD plan out the annual department strategy and KPI’s
  • Working with the Marketing Executive to ensure the annual marketing strategy is created and a plan has been put in place for delivery
  • Provide support to Head of Education on any work and research completed for new markets
  • Represent department at Senior Management meetings
  • Represent company at relevant stakeholder events

Person Specification

Competency Criteria

Qualifications, Training & Knowledge


Skills & Behaviours


Company Benefits

35 days Holiday per annum pro rata
Employee Assistance Programme
Benefits Available after 1 years’ Service.
House Loan Scheme –   down payment on new home
Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Package
Enhanced Sickness and Absence Pay
Enhanced holiday package after 5 years and 10 years’ service

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