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Lecturer in Biological Sciences (Data Science)

Reference:  FS0629
Campus:  Hull
Faculty/Area:  Faculty of Science and Engineering
School/Department:  Department of Biological and Marine Sciences
Subject Group/Team:  Biological Science
Salary:  £43,434 to £50,296 per annum
Fixed Term for 3 years
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Tuesday 12 July 2022

Applicants are required to submit a current CV and covering letter outlining how their qualifications and experience meet the essential criteria in the person specification within the job description.

Biological and Marine Sciences at the University of Hull has a strong tradition of high-quality research and teaching. We offer Biochemistry, Biology, Zoology and Marine Biology BSc degrees, an MSc in Environmental Change Management and Monitoring (ECMM) and are home to a large, vibrant community of postgraduate research students. We are looking to appoint an experienced Lecturer in Biological Sciences to support teaching in data analysis and experimental design, with a focus on directing the ECMM MSc programme and leading our postgraduate data skills module.

Our research themes include evolutionary genomics, bioinformatics, environmental DNA, aquatic ecotoxicology, chemical ecology, behavioural ecology, marine sciences, and bioscience education research. Our teaching reflects these research interests and covers the molecular sciences through to applied ecology and colleagues also contribute to courses in Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Environmental Science and at the Hull York Medical School.

Biologists at Hull have access to a wide range of laboratory and analytical equipment including our super computer (VIPER), a brand new genomics laboratory, eDNA facilities, a mass spectroscopy suite, microscopy suite, marine and freshwater aquaria, with excellent technical support.  Further details about Biological and Marine Sciences can be found at 

https://www.hull.ac.uk/faculties/departments/department-of-biological-and-marine-sciences

We have a range of policies intended to assist new members of staff, and those with family or other caring responsibilities. These include an agile working policy, mentoring and induction processes, and each new starter is assigned a specific colleague to assist in their first year. We welcome applications from women and from minority groups and from those who have had unconventional and interrupted careers. All appointments are made by a mixed gender panel. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities of the post

We are passionate about data literacy and teach R across our programmes from the first year with bioinformatics from the second year. We are seeking a Lecturer in Biology who can provide breadth to our existing research expertise, and lead teaching in statistics (using R) and data literacy primarily for our MSc students. The candidate will manage our MSc programme in Environmental Change, Monitoring and Management, and will be expected to teach methods of statistical analysis, and may teach bioinformatics and biological/ecological modelling at undergraduate and postgraduate levels depending on their research specialism. More information about the MSc can be found at

https://www.hull.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/environmental-change-management-and-monitoring-msc

Experience managing and analysing “big data” is essential and the University is a member of the UK Reproducibility Network whose principles are embedded into our teaching. Some familiarity with qualitative approaches at the natural/social science interface would be an advantage. The candidate will be supported to develop a portfolio of high-quality, externally-funded scientific primary research, pedagogical research or knowledge exchange research and delivery, according to their career specialism. 

Lecturers engage in a wide range of supporting activities, including outreach, schools liaison, student recruitment, graduation ceremonies and support for academic activities outside of the University, such as service for learned societies. These may require some work outside core office hours.

In your covering letter please refer directly to the criteria, given in the person specification below.  Applications will be assessed by the selection panel according to these criteria. 

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Domino Joyce: d.joyce@hull.ac.uk

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At Hull we are committed to equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion at every level, because we believe a diverse workforce brings broader expertise, improved innovation and greater success for all. 

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.


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