Forensic Science teaching position at Strathclyde University

  • Faculty - Faculty of Science
  • Department/School - Pure and Applied Chemistry
  • Staff Category - Teaching
  • Type of Employment - Fixed-term
  • Working Hours - Full-time

Salary range: £26,829 - £30,175
FTE 1.0
Term: Fixed (24 months)

The Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry wishes to appoint a suitably qualified person to a Teaching Assistant position in Forensic Science. This is a on a full time, fixed-term basis (2 years in the first instance).

The successful candidate will join an energetic and innovative team in the Centre for Forensic Science committed to bold and innovative education and second opinion work. The MSc in Forensic Science is one of the most long established and highly regarded courses in Forensic Science in the UK and beyond. As a result of expansion we have now a fantastic opportunity for an experienced chemist to join the staff as a Teaching Assistant.

Supporting the Course Director, you will responsible for helping to deliver high-quality teaching of analytical methodologies and chemistry to both post-graduate students, whilst helping on various aspects of the administration and day-to-day running of the MSc Forensic Science Course.

You will also have the opportunity to be involved in second opinion and other CPD work. You will have an honours degree Chemistry or a related discipline and experience as a forensic practitioner. First-rate interpersonal and organisational skills are essential, as are excellent presentation skills and an ability to form empathetic relationships with students. This role is an excellent opportunity for an individual with experience of chemistry (in a practitioner environment) who is looking to move to a teaching role within higher education and to work with experienced teachers.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor D Graham, Head of Department ( or Dr D Willison, Director, Centre for Forensic Science (

ALERE Toxicology

Toxicologists/Reporting Scientists

Based at either Cardiff or Abingdon

Alere Toxicology is a world leading provider of diagnostic products and services.

We are now seeking scientists who are experienced in data interpretation, predominantly hair testing results, to be part of our team. To succeed in this role, you will have a sound technical working knowledge of sample preparation, LC-MS and GC-MS, and will have a proven hands-on approach to dealing with a variety of analytical challenges. You will have experience of producing formal reports, suitable for use in legal cases and employment tribunals. Experience of providing verbal expert testimony is desirable.

Using your extensive scientific experience, in-depth knowledge of current analytical techniques and instrumentation and detailed knowledge of drug metabolism and drug detection windows, you will be a point of contact for technical customer enquiries.

You will possess excellent team working skills, and an ability to motivate others. You will also have an aptitude for problem solving. An interest in the application of new analytical techniques and process improvement will put you in a very advantageous position.

All candidates must be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK.

If the above sounds like something you can do, please send your application (CV and Cover Letter) to

Imperial College London

Section of Investigative Medicine (Toxicology Unit)
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Department of Medicine


  • Salary Range: £26,650 - £29,410 per annum
  • Full-time, fixed term contract for one year
  • Charing Cross Campus

Applications are invited for a Trainee Toxicologist to work in the Toxicology Unit within the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism within the Department of Medicine at Imperial College London.

The post involves the analysis of post-mortem samples for Coroners and the use of various extraction methods including solid-phase and liquid-liquid extractions. The role also includes the use and basic maintenance of analytical instrumentation including head space-gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.

The successful candidate will have a minimum qualification of an honours degree or equivalent in chemistry, pharmacology or a related subject. Laboratory experience is desirable but not essential as full training will be given.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number HM2017129.

Closing Date: Thursday August 3rd 2017 (Midnight BST)