Senior Lecturer, Claire shares her day-to-day life of the role and her experiences within a university.Read transcript
Academic pharmacists enjoy a mix of teaching, researching, practicing or a mix of all three, with exciting careers in universities, research institutes and other organisations across the globe. The role of an academic pharmacists is to educate, train, assess and develop pharmacy students, pre-registration trainees, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.
As an academic pharmacist you are responsible for inspiring the next generation of pharmacists and apply your pharmacy knowledge and expertise using a variety of teaching methods. You will work alongside a wide educational team, and be responsible for updating the degree programme and developing learning material that reflect changes in education and practice. Academics also offer general support to students and are often viewed as role models and mentors.
Teacher practitioners spend approximately 60% of their time working in hospital, community or industrial pharmacy with the remainder of their time as a lecturer.
Research forms a key part of an academic pharmacists role e.g. in a science based area of practice, drug design or pharmacy services. You will collect evidence, analyse it and use the data to provide thought leadership, improvements in medicines and patient’s health.
As.a pharmacist lecturer you will have strong research networks and collaborate at national and international level. The role is expected to make a significant contribution to research capacity. You will also be expected to teach in aspects of Pharmacy at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
To conduct research that has a high potential for international impact and profile; undertake teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level; supervise postgraduate students, and undertake management and leadership duties commensurate with the role.
Duties & Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities are wide and diverse, with elements of the role changing or varying over time. Typical responsibilities include:
Research & scholarship
Management and leadership
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Zeenat shares her day-to-day life of the role and her experiences of a career in pharmacy.Read transcript
Pharmacy Technician & Pharmacy Undergraduate, Lewis shares his day-to-day life of the role and his experiences in hospital pharmacyRead transcript
Senior Lecturer, Matthew shares his day-to-day life of the role and his experiences working within a university.Read transcript