Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Forensic Genetics

Job Category
Teaching, Research & Scholarship
Vacancy Type
Employment Type
Full time
Salary From
Salary To
Faculty/Prof Service
Faculty of Science & Engineering
Closing Date
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About ARU:

We are ranked in the world’s top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive, and entrepreneurial education and research. Our research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical, and creative fields. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world leading. In 2021, we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work.


About the Role:

You will join our School of Life Sciences, collaborating with academics teaching and conducting world-class research in Forensic Science, Crime and Investigative Science, Biomedical Science, and Animal and Environmental Biology, based in our Faculty of Science and Engineering.


We are seeking expertise in forensic genetics and skills related to the recovery of biological material from crime scenes. You should also have experience in DNA profiling, and the analysis and statistical interpretation of DNA profiles. Expertise in wildlife forensics, including the illegal trade of wild animals and animal products with a focus on genetics for identification, would also be welcome.


We are a forward-looking and enthusiastic School with a vision that combines commitment to a strong and active research culture with excellence in learning and teaching. You will have a Degree and a PhD or professional doctorate (completed or nearing completion within 18 months) in a related discipline, you will also have relevant teaching experience.


You will ensure high standards of teaching, whilst adhering to quality assurance standards, and provide an excellent student experience. You will be committed to research and prepared to work as part of multi-disciplinary teams, as well as developing your personal research activities. Your research will align to the School research strategy (https://aru.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/life-sciences/research). You will possess excellent communications skills and will demonstrate a flexible approach to work.


We are fully committed to Athena SWAN, equality, and diversity principles. We are keen to promote women in science and are keen to accommodate staff with family or caring responsibilities. You will be required to work such hours as are reasonably necessary to perform your duties and may involve occasional evening or weekend work.


Find out more about working with us.

We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package.


Visit our benefits page for full details.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.

We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 Flexible WorkingECC Family Friendly







Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.


Guidance Notes:

For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.