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Graduate Teaching Assistant in Pharmacy Practice
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF32113

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 15/04/2020

Job live date: 20/03/2020

Salary: £30,048 pro rata per annum + pro rata student stipend at RCUK rates

Employment type: AAS-Clerical

Department: School of Chemistry Food & Pharmacy

Division: Pharmacy

Hours per week: 9 hours per week

Employment Basis/Type: Part time, fixed term for 4 years

Applications are invited for two Graduate Teaching Assistant posts in Pharmacy Practice. This is an exciting role which will allow the post holders to study for a PhD in a related subject whilst contributing to student learning, undertaking teaching activities in the area of Pharmacy Practice. 

We are looking for two Graduate Teaching Assistants, each one to work on one of five PhD projects (of the successful candidates’ choice) with the following titles:

Project 1: ‘Exploring undergraduate pharmacy students’ academic resilience’ supervised by Catherine Langran and Professor Parastou Donyai. c.a.langran’
Project 2: ‘Community pharmacy service users’ and staffs’ experiences of the community pharmacy spaces when accessing pharmacy health services’ supervised by Dr Ranjita Dhital and Dr Carolina Vasilikou
Project 3: ‘Pharmaceutical Anthropology: how can we learn from medical anthropology to progress our understanding in the field of pharmacy?’ Supervised by Professor Parastou Donyai
Project 4: ‘Exploring the experiences of pain and pain management, in elite athletes and the general population living with chronic pain’ supervised by Dr Amelia Hollywood.
Project 5: ‘Resilient Healthcare: developing and testing an intervention to support safe use of IV insulin infusions in hospital in-patients with diabetes’ supervised by Dr Rosemary Lim

The post is for a fixed period of 4 years during which the post holder must be registered as a full-time doctoral student and they will be paid a salary and stipend per annum and will have PhD fees waived at the Home/EU level (Please note that students liable for international fees will need to pay the difference between these and the home/ EU fee rate).

In parallel with this, if you haven’t already done so, it will be necessary to submit an application for admission to our PhD programme via

You will have:
•    A good (1st or 2.1) first degree in Pharmacy
•    GPhC registration as a pharmacist (before commencement in October 2020)
•    Good interpersonal skills
•    Ability to communicate complex theories and ideas in an engaging way that is easy for students to understand
•    Ability to organise and prioritise workloads, including balancing PhD studies with GTA responsibilities during term-time

Please note that any interviews will be carried out online by video calls.

Interview date: 6 May 2020

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Acting Director Pharmacy Practice

Contact role:

MPharm Director

Contact name:

Catherine Langran

Contact name:

Nilesh Patel

Contact phone:

0118 378 7017

Contact phone:

0118 378 4639

Contact email:

Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.



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