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Associate Tutor – MSc Astrobiology Project Supervision

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Most incumbents of roles at this level will be employed as part of their general academic development and will be undertaking this work independently but in parallel with advanced postgraduate studies (second or final year PhD students), although recent PhD graduates will also be welcome to apply for the role.

In addition to the criteria specified in the job pack below, candidates must have:

  • A first degree in a relevant field (biology, astronomy/astrophysics, planetary science, Earth/geophysical sciences) or an equivalent relevant qualification.
  • Awareness of the needs of full-time and part-time adult learners and ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students and inspire them to undertake research for their project.
  • Confidence in research and project design/development and the ability to pass on specialist subject area knowledge clearly and effectively.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills to convey constructive feedback to students.
  • Commitment to working with diversity.
  • Organisation and administrative skills to ensure project support and feedback to students is delivered in a timely manner.
  • A good level of IT and Communication Technology skills particularly in application to standard packages (e.g., Word, Excel, e-mail, internet usage).
  • The ability able to work both as part of a team and independently as appropriate.
  • A willingness to engage in reflective practice.

As part of your application, please provide two suggested topics for MSc projects that you would feel able to supervise based on your own research experience. This may include projects based on samples or software to which you already have access, but this is not a requirement.


Payment is based on an hourly rate depending on length of continuous service with the College (23.39) per hour inclusive of pro-rata London Allowance and holiday pay) for contact hours worked. This hourly rate is based on the starting point of Grade 6.

Each Project will require supervision for 10 hours and you will also be paid £30 for marking per project


If you would like to know more about the role please click on ‘Apply’ button above or contact Melissa Tang or Joe Alkins of the Science Teaching and Collaborations team ([email protected])

If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact [email protected], providing your name and the job reference number of the position.

While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

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