Graduate Teaching Assistant

Aston University

Aston University – Life & Health Sciences

The Biological & Biomedical Sciences Subject group within the School of Life & Health Sciences is seeking to appoint a Graduate Teaching Assistant to support delivery and assessment of taught materials across the Biological & Biomedical Sciences programmes, whilst studying, part-time, for a PhD. Applications are therefore invited from ambitious, self-motivated candidates to undertake a novel and exciting teaching and research role within the School of Life & Health Sciences. The School of Life & Health Sciences (LHS) is an established provider of high quality learning & teaching in a range of biological and healthcare subjects and our programmes are consistently ranked highly in the NSS. Biomedical Science ranked 1st in the UK in the 2013 National Students Survey with an overall satisfaction of 96%. In addition, our Biology programmes ranked Top 10 in the UK regarding satisfaction with teaching, overall student satisfaction and career prospects in the 2014 Guardian University Guide. We now wish to strengthen our teaching team by appointment to a graduate teaching post within LHS. The appointee will join our team of Teaching Fellows and Academic Staff to provide high quality support of learning & teaching in Biomedical & Biological Sciences. This is a fixed term contract (for up to 6 years) with expected teaching commitments for up to 31 weeks of the year (term time only). Outside of term time, and at other times when teaching commitments are low, the post holder will have the opportunity for research on “Deciphering aquaporin 4 trafficking”. The School will cover the PhD registration costs and provide a contribution to research consumables.

Your application must highlight how you meet the essential requirements of the teaching aspects of the post and justification of your suitability to undertake research in the specific project of your choice.

Aston University’s School of Life and Health Sciences (LHS) was ranked 3rd out of 63 UK Higher Education Institutions for research in Allied Health Professions and Studies in the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). Additional information about research in the School can be found at

If a suitable teaching qualification is not already held, you will be expected to register for the PgCert L&T at Aston University.

You should hold a degree in Biological, Biomedical or other relevant discipline and/or equivalent experience. You will possess excellent communications skills and demonstrate a keen interest and ability in teaching and research.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Zita Balklava at or Professor Roslyn Bill at

Aston University is committed to disability equality and is a Positive about Disabled People Symbol User.

Please visit our website for further information and to apply online. If you do not have access to the internet telephone 0121-204-4500 and leave your name and address quoting the reference number.

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