The BSc Medical Biosciences (BMB) launched in October 2017 using blended teaching methodologies, sometimes referred to as flipped learning. This involves individual on-line learning using eModules and face-to-face sessions where most learning activities are carried out in group. We are currently developing the learning assets for Year 2 and wish to appoint subject matter experts to develop bespoke eModules.
This opportunity is open to both internal and external candidates.
We are looking to appoint content writers to assist with the development of 55 online eModules across eight subject areas, namely:
- Genetics & Genomics (GEN)
- Stem Cells & reproductive Biology (SCRB)
- Pharmacology (PHAR)
- Microbiome in Health & Disease (MHD)
- Cancer Biology (CBIO)
- Immunology & Inflammation (IMI)
- Neurobiology (NEURO)
- Cardiovascular and Thoracic Biology (CTB)
Successful candidates will have a proven record and be very knowledgeable in at least one of the areas listed above. The role is likely to suit teaching fellows or postdocs but we welcome enquiries from other similarly qualified individuals.
Content Writer responsibilities include:
- Gathering appropriate resources (e.g. videos, images etc.)
- Writing engaging course content including knowledge checks and audio scripts
- Editing content in response to feedback
- Collaborating with Module leadership to ensure consistency across Module content
- Ensuring content is aligned to session and module learning outcomes
- Meeting all agreed-upon turnaround times for deliverables and deliverable reviews
Each subject area requires a different number of eModules to be developed; with between 4 and 10 eModules in each subject area. Each eModule will take roughly a week to draft the content for storyboarding and up to 2 days to finalise the review of developed eModules.
We anticipate that the content for Term 1 eModules will be completed by mid-June and the content for Term 2 eModules will be completed by end-July; with review following in August onwards.
Please contact the Instructional Designers to discuss the exact timings for each eModule and how they can provide support if applicants have not had any previous experience in writing eModules.
You will be paid £750 per eModule developed and can apply for as many eModules as your time allows.
Successful applicants will be responsible for managing their time to meet the agreed deadlines. Internal applicants should discuss with their line manager before applying. The table below shows the number of eModules per subject area.
|TERM 1 Modules||No of eModules||Content Writing deadline||Review period|
|Genetics and Genomics||6||Mid-June||Aug/Sep|
|Stem Cells and Reproductive Biology||6||Mid-June||Aug/Sep|
|Pharmacology and Toxicology||8||Mid-June||Aug/Sep|
|Microbiome in Health and Disease||6||Mid-June||Aug/Sep|
|TERM 2 Modules|
|Immunology and Inflammation||10||End-July||Oct/Nov|
|Cardiovascular and Thoracic Biology||4||End-July||Oct/Nov|
How to apply
If you are interested and would like to discuss this further, please contact Agata Sadza (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Emma Blyth (email@example.com)
To formally apply, please send your CV and information about the eModule that you’re interested in working on to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date is Friday 11 May at 8am.