Lecturer in Biomechanics and Human Movement

  • Kings College London
  • Greater London, UK
  • Nov 03, 2021
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description

Job description

The Centre for Human and Applied Physiological Sciences/School of Basic and Medical Biosciences is seeking a Lecturer in Biomechanics and Human movement.

The Centre for Human and Applied Physiological Sciences is focused on fundamental questions regarding human physiological function in health and disease. The post will be embedded in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment.  The appointee will join an interactive group of investigators with expertise across a whole range of approaches from stem cell biology to whole body exercise, respiratory physiology and medicine, aerospace physiology and medicine, biomechanics and human movement.

The appointee will contribute to undergraduate and post graduate teaching across our programmes principally to the BSc in Sport & Exercise Medical Sciences and also to the teaching of the Department of Anatomy within the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine.

You should hold a PhD in a relevant subject, an excellent publication record, a track record in attracting peer reviewed research grant funding commensurate with career stage, alongside experience of undergraduate and/or post graduate teaching.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract

This is a full-time  post - 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

-     To play a major part in the academic work of the Centre of Human & Applied Physiological Sciences, with the aim of obtaining major research funding and conducting research at an international level to be published in leading academic journals.  

-     To perform research within the broad discipline of biomechanics, sports biomechanics, human movement and its control. 

-     To make a significant contribution to the biomechanics teaching provision for the BSc in Sport and Exercise Medical Sciences.  Including leading and developing modules.  

-     To contribute to other teaching activities within Centre of Human & Applied Physiological Sciences and the teaching department of Anatomy. 

-     Assist with setting and marking examinations as required.  

-     Act as module co-ordinator as required. 

-     Attend examiners' meetings as required. 

-     To supervise and co-supervise undergraduate and post-graduate research students (including MSc and PhD students). 

-     To secure research funding through peer reviewed grant applications and/or industrial collaborations.  

-     To publish high impact research papers that contribute to the Faculty's research record and the further advancement of the discipline/profession, returnable for the next REF (at 3* and 4* levels). 

-     To develop and strengthen links with other scientists in the appointee's area of expertise and with external bodies to promote research and to secure funding. 

-     To develop and lead an internationally competitive and recognised research group. 

-     Lead on, or contribute, to development of a collaborative research strategy with the object of obtaining major research funding. 

-     Supervise and train research students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.  

-     Develop and deliver innovative teaching and learning methodologies. 

-     Contribute to the development of the Department's learning and teaching strategy and development of new and innovative programmes to attract high quality students. 

-     Carry out teaching, student support and/or research administrative duties as required. 

-     Represent the Department on Faculty and University Committees as required. 

-     Take on responsibility for a key Departmental, School or Faculty function (e.g. programme advisor, senior tutor, PGR coordinator) if required. 

-     Undertake appropriate professional duties, such as serving on the scientific committees of conferences, editorial boards of journals, grant funding committees, and involvement in professional bodies and learned societies. 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

1.       Higher Degree (PhD degree obtained) 

2.       Track record of publications in high impact journals 

3.       Track record of grant funding commensurate with career stage 

4.       Experience in delivery of undergraduate teaching programmes 

5.       Ability to deliver the teaching of biomechanics 

6.       Ability to work well as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team and to share and encourage good practice 

7.       The ability to take individual responsibility for planning and undertaking own work, according to deadlines 

8.       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

9.       Flexible and adaptable 

10.   Ability to self-motivate 

Desirable criteria

1.       Completion of Anatomical Society's Anatomical Training Programme (or equivalent) 

2.       Fellowship/ independent funding 

3.       Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy 

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