Teaching Fellow - Human Molecular Genetics

Job summary

The Department of Metabolism, Digestion & Reproduction is looking for a Teaching Fellow who is as committed as the department to the development and delivery of excellent education and training at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and to the continuing professional development of its staff. The Department has the responsibility for delivering 3 MSc programmes and 2 MRes programmes plus several Short Courses. It supports the MBBS programme...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02588
  • Date posted 20 July 2021
  • Closing date 17 August 2021

Job description

Job summary

The Department of Metabolism, Digestion & Reproduction is looking for a Teaching Fellow who is as committed as the department to the development and delivery of excellent education and training at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and to the continuing professional development of its staff.

The Department has the responsibility for delivering 3 MSc programmes and 2 MRes programmes plus several Short Courses. It supports the MBBS programme with the delivery of core taught components including 4 intercalated BSc streams. The Department also supports approximately 200 scientists and clinicians studying for doctoral degrees (PhD or MD(Res)).

Duties and responsibilities

Your responsibilities will span across a wide range of areas, from providing core teaching and learning support to programme academic responsibilities and career development.

You will be expected to contribute significantly to the development and implementation of the MSc programme by maintaining a detailed understanding of developments in genetics and genomics. The applicant will lead two modules (M1: Molecular Genetics and M4: Genomics in the Laboratory) and share the lead for another module (M5: six-month student research projects).

For module 4, you will deliver two laboratory teaching practicals (each two weeks long) using laboratory techniques commonly used in biomedical research. You will also contribute to teaching development, using a range of established and innovative teaching / assessment methods as appropriate. A further important aspect of the role is to promote best practice and excellence in education within the department.

Essential requirements

You should have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline and a teaching qualification and/or experience in higher education is essential. You should be strongly motivated to educate students and have the skills necessary to interact effectively with staff and students at all levels. When not teaching, you will also have the opportunity to contribute to departmental research.

You need to have excellent written and oral communication skills. They need to be well organised, able to prioritise and work to deadlines with little day to day supervision. As well as working autonomously, showing initiative and flexibility, you need to be able to work cooperatively with others.

Further information

This is a full time, open ended postion which will require some flexibility at busy times of the academic year as teaching is delivered in module blocks of varying duration.

Please provide a full CV and brief cover letter outlining your teaching and research interests and what you could bring to the position along with your application.

Interviews are likely to take place in September 2021.

Should you have any queries regarding this role please contact: Toby Andrew - t.andrew@imperial.ac.uk

Should you have any queries regarding the recruitment system or application process please contact: deborah.jones@imperial.ac.uk

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

To apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search by the job reference MED02588.

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About Imperial College London

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You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

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Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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