Lecturer in Biochemistry

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Qualifications and Experience:

The successful candidate must possess a PhD from a recognized university, which should be in Biochemistry or a closely related field (e.g. Molecular Genetics, Molecular Biology).

Candidates should also possess:

  • Good record of research and publications in reputable, peer-reviewed journals
  • (Ideally) at least two (2) years’ experience in teaching Biochemistry to undergraduate students
  • Research expertise in basic medical sciences or translational research
  • Specialisation in any of the main areas of Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics or Molecular Biology

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • (Ideally) at least two (2) years’ experience with Problem-Based Learning (PBL) or small group learning methods
  • (Ideally) at least two (2) years’ experience teaching within medical sciences programmes
  • Proficiency in the application of Molecular/Genomic/Bioinformatic methods to address basic medical science questions and/or expertise in metabolism

Special Responsibilities

  • Teaching courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Coordinating undergraduate programmes, and providing academic advising and supervision for undergraduate students
  • Providing advice, guidance and supervision for postgraduate research
  • Fostering intra/inter Faculty/Campus teaching and research networks
  • Attracting external research and development funding
  • Serving on Committees at the Department, Faculty and University levels
  • Participating in the design and development of courses, teaching materials and/or programmes
  • Establishing research programmes that lead to publications in refereed journals
  • Contributing to the Department’s curriculum
  • Engaging in community outreach initiatives
  • Collaborating locally, regionally and internationally with colleagues in research and co-curricular activities
  • Participating in Departmental and Faculty seminars

Personal Attributes

The Campus places high priority on individuals of integrity who can work well in a team and student friendly environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates should also:

  • Be able to engage in team work with colleagues in teaching and research
  • Have interest in the use of virtual and online Anatomy teaching tools
  • Be familiar with Problem-based learning (PBL) or small group learning methods
  • Be able to complement the Department’s research agenda
  • Have an interest in medical education research

Detailed application and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, c/o HR Division (Appointments Section), Main Administration Building, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. via e-mail: [email protected]. Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated. Application forms may be obtained at http://www.sta.uwi.edu in the Faculty & Staff, Staff Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package may also be obtained at the above address. In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their signed references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the University. Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 2022 October 30      

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